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19 Days | 18 Nights
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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.
Robinette from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
Wonderful trip. Full of opportunities to learn and experience other cultures. Maria, our guide, was superb! Her knowledge is extensive and she made our tours so worthwhile. Will be taking more RS trips in the future.

Lawrence from West Chester, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
Far exceeded my expectations in immersion in culture at the human level. Our guide Efi made us grown outside our comfort zone and encouraged us to experience the communities we visited on a very personal level. Memories are made by stretching our visions of the world and this trip accomplished it. Loved the people we traveled with, became friends with many that made this an even more enriching experience. Opportunities given by Road Scholar during this Turkish/Greek trip were priceless. Christy from West Chester, OHIO

Richard from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
Truly enjoyed the tours, accommodations and especially our guide Efi. I didn't know archeology and ruins could be so interesting.

Patricia from Valparaiso, IN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
The tour not only offers an exceptional opportunity to learn about the ancient world, but also about the history of the region as it involves the nationalities and religions that for centuries co-existed and interacted to shape Western Civilization.

John from South Haven, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
Fantastic tour of Istanbul, Athens and the Greek Islands. The accommadations on the cruise ship were superb as well as our tour leader Efi and most of the local guides. Would highly recommend this program.

Susan from Christiansted, VI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
What a terrific adventure! Thoroughly enjoyed our guide and fellow travelers. The sites we visited for the most part exceeded our expectations. We're looking forward to our next RS trip!

Pamela from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/28/15
Road Scholar- Exceptional Programs ,exceptional staff. I will continue to spread the word. Always well done..

Marcia from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/17/15 - 05/03/15
10/10. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone with an interest in ancient history and an interest in small ship cruising. The site selection was excellent, despite the driving times to and from the ship. Our guide, Elli, made the trip interesting, informative, and smooth. She was professional, knowledgeable, witty, and a joy to be with. The local guides were also very good. I think the rating of active should be raised to the next level, moderately challenging. Walking on uneven ground and climbing many steps requires vigilance and stamina. The local cuisine selected for us was generally good. Must be willing to try new things. Even considering previous good experiences with Road Scholar groups, this was an exceptionally companionable group and one of the best I've traveled with. Adventures Afloat is a great program.

Patricia from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/17/15 - 05/03/15
Fantastic trip. The ship is the best! The itinerary was great. When given a choice of 1/2 day Gallipoli or Troy tour, I reccommend Gallipoli. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but it's worth it. Five Stars !!!!

Linda from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/17/15 - 05/03/15
This trip was excellent. Our tour leader Elli was a gem. The weather was wonderful, the wildflowers beautiful, the excursions well-planned and informative. This is a trip well-worth the money!

Antonia from Menlo Park, CA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 10/10/14
If you get a chance to travel with Eleni, take it!

Dawn from Sturgeon Bay, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 10/10/14
Take the class you wish you could have in your freshman year of college to learn the Foundations of Western Civilization first hand. Our time and experience was optimized on this journey as we were wisely and gently guided - along with our co-travelers who felt like friends before long. The food, weather, wine, sights and our guide, Eleni, were exceptional.

David from Johnstown, NY Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 10/10/14
A wonderful program led by the best program leader I have ever had. She not only is the program manager, but also serves as the group's guide throughout the Greek portion of the trip. She is extremely knowledgeable and speaks with passion about the history of her country. She is highly organized and shows great compassion and concern for each of her Road Scholar members. The itinerary is wonderful. Be prepared for a good workout each day as you explore the wonders of Greece under the guidance of Eleni, the group leader.

Alfred from Redondo Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 10/10/14
If you want to know the history of the Mediterranean area ancient empires,this is the trip for you.

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