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Adventures Afloat: Where France and Germany Meet: Alsace, the Rhine and Paris

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Program #19358RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Elaina from Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 05/16/13 - 05/29/13
I've just gotten back from the program "Where France and Germany Meet" and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a good balance of the Alsace region (which changed between France and Germany many times) The Rhine and Neckar rivers (wine country and medieval trade routes), Moselle River(both of above comments) and Paris (for a taste in 2 days). The lectures, field trips and free time were just right. My only negative comment is that we were served too much food (all delicious), with 3 course meals twice a day. Seeing the medieval architecture was very interesting - half timbered houses in the towns, castles and ruins of red sandstone, the Strasbourg Cathedral (again of redish sandstone). We also learned some history of both World Wars on our way to Paris. The Rhine cruise was the highlight. Again we passed by many picturesque towns and castle ruins. However it had been raining and raining and the Moselle River had come up so high that the boat could not get under the bridges. There were 6 or 8 ships tied up at the mouth of the Moselle and we had to complete that portion by coach. In some ways this was good, as being up above the river we got a different picture than we would have at water level. Altogether a wonderful trip. Elaina Blankinship 6/4/13

Margaret from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/16/13 - 05/29/13
Some of the other folks in our group were on their 20th trip with Road Scholar. I totally understand why and will continue to travel with you!


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