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Program #21176RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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. There’s 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.
Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 220
Date attended: 09/08/13 - 09/13/13
How would you like to go aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the only surviving wooden whaling ship in America? Spend three nights on the Mystic Whaler, the replica of a 19th century cargo schooner? Tail on to a halyard and help set sail as a renowned chanteyman provides the rhythm for your work with his song? You can do all this and much more at this Road Scholar program, but don't sign up for it if you're the type of person who expects luxury. However, if you have an adventurous spirit, pack a small bag and get ready for a very special experience. Captain John and his crew will make you feel welcome, galley mate Pat will pamper you with all her wonderful meals, and Chanteyman Geoff will entertain you royally. You will walk the lovely streets of Stonington, home to Connecticut's last commercial fishing fleet, visit lighthouses such as the unique one on Block Island with its rare first order Fresnel lens, join in singing choruses of lots of sea chanteys, and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow passengers as you sail. My husband, Gerry, and I have each been to over 220 Elderhostels, and we rate this one as A+.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
2 Performances

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