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Adventures Afloat: In the Footsteps of the Great Masters: Impressionism Along the Seine

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Program #14662RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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.
Richard from Wheaton, IL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/10/14 - 10/21/14
Fablous trip in all regards as my fellow participants have all said. Jennifer was the guide of guides paving the way for an unforgettable once in a lifetime journey to Paris up to Normandy.

F. Garfield from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 10/10/14 - 10/21/14
This was a wonderful learning experience lead by an expert, Jennifer Burdon, who has a wealth of knowledge to share on both art and history. Her charm, grace, and caring helped to build a cohesive bond with a small group of very interesting fellow travelers who also enjoyed learning. The riverboat experience was delightful with gourmet food. Not only did we learn about the impressionists but also some of the history of Normandy with visits to ancient towns, churches, and countryside. An excellent program that I highly recommend.

Cindy from Sellersville, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/10/14 - 10/21/14
In the Footsteps of the Great Masters: What a wonderful tour which certainly met and exceeded my expectations. The stay in Paris, visit to many museums filled with spectacular art, cathedrals, and especially the cruise oh the MS Seine Princess River Ship was absolutely terrific. I enjoyed having a small group and found it easier to get to know everyone. Jennifer Burdon, our tour leader has a wealth of knowledge regarding impressionistic art and I learned a great deal from her. She made the tour extremely enjoyable. Thanks, Road Scholar for providing such a delightful tour.

Adrienne from Evanston, IL Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 05/07/14 - 05/18/14
Adrienne from Evanston, IL Number of programs attended: about 12 Date attended: 05/07/14-05/18/14 My husband and I enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Jenny, our guide, had a deliciously wry sense of humor and provided a treasure trove of information on Impressionist Art, Paris, and the highlights along the Seine. Cathy, her assistant, taught us about French customs, was extremely sensitive to guests with special needs, and even got some of us up on the dance floor. I loved spending my birthday on the boat, where the crew serenading me over a special dessert graced with a sparkler!

Wendy from Brick, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/07/14 - 05/18/14
The trip was wonderful! The highlight for me was Monet's gardens at Giverny. Our tour guide, Jenny, and her assistant Cathy were very informative and wonderfully pleasant. Unexpected changes in the schedule were handled seemingly effortlessly. The ship was very comfortable & crew was very attentive to all our American dietary requests. This was my first with Roadscholar and I will definately be taking another.

Jan from St Simons Island, GA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 05/07/14 - 05/18/14
This is a lovely trip. Monet's gardens are marvelous and the museums excellent.. The ship was so relaxing and the crew were very friendly.

Carol from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/16/14 - 04/27/14
This is an absolutely fabulous trip and you will learn more about Impressionist art and artists than you can imagine! Paris and the river boat cruise combined made for a very enjoyable vacation.

Marcella from Savannah, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/16/14 - 04/27/14
This was my first Roads Scholar trip and was truly enlightening and comfortable. The accommodations and dining were splendid, the guides so very helpful and informative and the other tour members were a hoot. I enjoyed each and every person. I am still learning and I just ordered a DVD on Van Gogh's life called "Brush with Genius" from Amazon and I will send it to some group members to enjoy also.

Fred from Rockport, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/16/14 - 04/27/14
A wonderful experience with Jennifer Burdon, who is knowledgeable, charming, and a phenomenal teacher with a great sense of humor, to boot. Cathy Sanchez was also excellent and knowledgeable, who couldn't do enough for us. I recommend this program to all interested in learning more about Impressionism.

Susan from Edgewater, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/16/14 - 04/27/14
A wonderful learning experience with Jennifer Burdon,the best guide you can imagine- knowledgeable, charming, and a phenomenal teacher. It is like a semester college course about the Impressionists in 10 days in the places where they actually painted. An added bonus was Jennifer's delightful assistant, Cathy Sanchez, who couldn't do enough for us. Our first Road Scholar trip and it was fabulous!

Ruth from Woodland Hills, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/16/14 - 04/27/14
For anyone interested in the Impressionists, this is a fantastic tour. It is physically strenuous due to lots of cobblestones and stairs, but absolutely worth the effort! Our guide Jennifer Burdon was absolutely the best. She knows the material very well indeed. Road Scholar was wonderful to work with.

Kathleen from Bridgeport, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/10/13
Kathy from Bridgeport, CT Date Attended: 9/29/13 - 10/10/13 This was my first Road Scholar experience. It was truly an enjoyable and memorable trip. Our guide Jennifer was extremely knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. She and her assistant Paco made sure that all our needs were taken care of. We traveled with a great group of people and Jennifer provided tremendous insight into impressionism and French history and helped bring all of the beauty of Paris and its artists alive. I would highly recommend this program to others.

irene from Trumbull, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/10/13
It was a truly wonderful trip. The guide Jennifer was exceptional. She is very knowledgeable on the subject of impressionism but also very organized, kind and helpful. An altogether great experience. Irene Juthnas

Jean from Brevard, NC Number of programs attended: 33
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/10/13
Viva le Impressionism Along the Seine and Merci! to all who shared their lives with me on this wonderful adventure. Jean Brinckerhoff

Joyce from Westerly, RI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/26/13 - 09/06/13
An absolutely wonderful trip. This was the best learning experience which I have had with Road Scholar. The guide Jennifer was excellent. There should have been more free time in some sites like Barbizon instead of sitting and waiting and waiting for a meal. I would highly recomend this trip.

Mary Ann from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/26/13 - 09/06/13
I have just completed "In the Footsteps of the Great Masters: Impressionism Along the Seine" and want to recommend this program to anyone interested in this topic. Every aspect of this tour is outstanding. Jennifer is a capable, well-prepared leader and goes above and beyond the expectations you might have for a tour guide. The description of the activity level of this program is accurate. There are many cobble-stoned streets and sidewalks and sometimes dirt paths. Participants should be used to walking distances of 1-2 miles/day, including uphill and down from time to time. Take a walking stick if you need one. I don't normally use one, but it was very helpful on walks on uneven surfaces and hills. You will learn a lot on this tour and make new friends as you enjoy it!

Nancy from Oakville, ON Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 04/01/13 - 04/12/13
on a scale of 1 to 10 my wife and I would rate this a 12. Jennifer was wonderful - knowledgeable, cheerful, witty and always helpful. kathy did a wonderful job of keeping us on track. the accommodations were excellent, the food was fattening, and the other participants were great fun. a delightful experience we would heartily recommend.

Marcia from Cleveland, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/01/13 - 04/12/13
Great trip with knowlegable guide, good food, great accommodations in Paris and on the boat. This met all our expectations.

Charles from Brockport, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/01/13 - 04/12/13
The "Footsteps of the Impressionist Masters" tour was excellent. Although Interested in Impressionist art, I did not know much about it until I read some of the pre-trip recommended reading. The trip helped bring the artists and their work to life. The food was excellent, especially on the Seine Princess. Our guide-lecturer was great: She helped fill in the cracks regarding the Impressionists and their art with her lectures and field trips. I would not have minded a bit more free time in Paris, but the group time was used well. I strongly recommend this trip for anyone interested in French art and cuisine.

Teresa from Incline Village, NV Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/01/13 - 04/12/13
This is the best of bests: knowledgeable leaders, world-class art, great food, hotels in convenient city locations. If you love Impressionism, sign up. Teresa from Nevada

Linda from Chula Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/01/13 - 04/12/13
A wonderfully balanced program of art history and sight seeing. All the main Impressionist sights are included and some I never knew about. The amount of walking was just right and having a bus to get us through Paris traffic was a relief. The hotel is charming and the river boat portion was a dream.


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