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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Jerry from Joplin, MO Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/25/13
Austin, Texas is a very interesting music capital & reeks with technology.....a Texas center for politics & history!

Sara from Lynnfield, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
My husband and I picked AUstin as our first Road Scholar Trip for its music and history. The lecturers were excellent and very informative. Thankfully, our guide had the foresight to change the day of our visit to the LBJ Library, due to the government shut down. THe people on our trip were a pleasure to get to know. THe food was a disappointment. I was not expecting the quality of food on other tours I've taken; however, the dinner restaurants were worse than anticipated. Two of the restaurants for dinner were "cafeteria" style. The food at Stubb's was especially poor. Lunches were so, so. We did avail ourselves to the $20 breakfast voucher the Radisson provided.

Marilyn from Long Beach, MS Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
I would recommend this program from the cost, the accommodations, and information learned about Texas an its people both past and present.

Rachelle from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
Disappointed with the Raddison hotel as there was no dining room for breakfast. This was definitely not the culinary excursion I'm used to on my trips. Starbucks just doesn't cut it. I can have that anywhere. Lavish praise to our tour guide as she went out of her way to make everyone happy and comfortable. Gold star for her!

Road Scholar's response:
Hi Rachelle. Thank you for your review. The Radisson Hotel is currently undergoing renovation and the restaurant is temporarily closed for an upgrade. Participants were given a $20 voucher each day, to be used to order room service, and given the choice of eating breakfast in their hotel room, or on the second floor, at tables set up in the meeting rooms and used by other guests during the renovation. The Road Scholar group was also allowed to order from the Starbucks menu, or eating the food obtained with the room service voucher at the Starbucks in the lobby. This will only be necessary until the restaurant re-opens in November of 2013.
Carol from Glenview, IL Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
My visit to Austin, Texas was most informative about the Capitol of the State of Texas. It is growing very fast and is definitely a place one should see. It has much music, good food and interesting buildings and museums to see. The University of Texas is nearby and the history of the town goes back to the early 1800's.

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