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11 Days | 10 Nights
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.
Nancy from South Windsor, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/01/15 - 10/11/15
A more in depth visit to Paris after 25 years and the wonderful addition of the Seine and Normandy areas. Such a great mix of art, history, fine food, wine, outstanding scenery with a great group of travelers on the boat.

Glynn from Richmond, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/01/15 - 10/11/15
Our trip from Paris to Normandy was a delight! We enjoyed our fellow travelers as well as our articulate, informed and marvelously humorous tour guide Thomas Randall. We fell in love with the Seine, the wine, the food and the culture of France. A wonderful way to start my retirement and to sail into Fall.

David from Athens, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/04/15 - 09/14/15
If you've never been to Paris or cruised up the Seine River and want a solid and enjoyable introduction, this trip is for you.

Erica from Winston Salem, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/04/15 - 09/14/15
This program is ideal for your first trip to France - a combination of art, history, fine food and gorgeous scenery. We are now Francophiles and can't wait to revisit other parts of the country.

Joann from New Hope, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/27/15
Paris in the springtime? Paris anytime! History, an emotional reminder of the horrors of WWII, then Honfleur, the Seine, Giverny. Take this trip to learn and see a piece of France, its fabled history and the present. Great group of folks too.

Beth from Cascade, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/27/15
Paris and a river boat cruise were on our bucket list and this tour totally met both!

Linda from Mt Prospect, IL Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/27/15
This trip had the right variety for me. It combined a river cruise on a smaller riverboat which I liked with sightseeing the highlights of Paris and surrounding areas. I liked the variety of places visited from gardens (Giverney) to historic towns ( Honfleur and Rouen) to an abbey (The Abbey of Saint Wandrille) and D Day Omaha Beach. Great trip. I would highly recommend it.

Christine from Alexandria, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/27/15
This was a great experience. I understand more about the French people then I did before. I also know I lot more about the impression painters namely Monet. I loved going to the beaches of Normandy.

Margaret from New Prague, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
This trip was everything I thought it would be and more--great sites, great food, terrific guides, new friends, and fabulous weather. How could it miss. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see Paris, Normandy, river cruise and Monet's gardens.

Pat from Topsham, ME Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
This was a fantastic trip in every way. Our guides were fabulous, the weather was perfect and we covered way more territory than we expected. Make sure to bring good walking shoes because you will need them! I would rate this trip a 5*++++++!

Susan from Grand Rapids, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
This was a fabulous program that exceeded my expectations and combined two things I have always wanted to experience - a well guided tour of Paris and a riverboat trip.

Diane from Marlton, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
Great trip. Informative, educated, program directors leading the way while visiting impressive places in history. Hon Fleur, Normandy, Giverney, Paris and The Seine. What more could you want? We really enjoyed meeting new friends and sharing the learning experience. Having perfect weather didn't hurt either. Fun trip all around.

Karen from Wilbraham, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
The rich sensory perceptions of visiting important historical sights, the lights glimmering on the Seine, the interchange, and the learning was even more than I hoped for. Besides, it was fun! And great to meet new friends.

Eric from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
Thoroughly enjoyed my first RoadScholar program. Well organized amazing sights and great program guides! Bring on the next trip!

Elizabeth from Marlow, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/14 - 09/16/14
WOW...this wonderful experience with the combination of Latin Quarter in Paris and river boat on the Seine was perfect!! There were so many moments shared with a group of new friends and competent, fun guides....this was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you Road Scholar

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9 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
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