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Program #21155RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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.
Evelyn from Columbia Falls, MT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/23/14 - 08/29/14
If you haven't been to the Isles of Shoals you are missing a great experience.

Margaret from Portland, ME Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/23/14 - 08/29/14
If you love the ocean, colonial history, bird watching and meeting great people in a beautiful relaxed atmosphere this may be the program for you. Star island is only a short boat ride from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but it is different than any place on the main land. A great program for photographers and painters as well as those who just want to relax on the porch in a comfy rocking chair and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

Catherine from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/24/13 - 08/30/13
An Island retreat with your choice of loads of activities or quiet walks on the rocks watching and listening to the waves and seagulls.Throw in a historic hotel - the OCEANA - peopled by Hawthorne, Thoreau,etc in the 1800's - a spectacular scenic boat ride to and from the island- gourmet meals- ocean sun rises and sunsets - and a truly professional staff - (did I mention ghosts ?)- and this is an experience of a lifetime.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
13 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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