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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Candy from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
Oh, the meals you'll relish on this New England excursion! Not only will you learn about local food production but you'll eat and drink like royalty. Don't wait another minute, sign up for this program.

Marie from San Luis Obispo, CA Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
This is a great program but should be divided into two separate programs. We covered too much area and didn’t gt a chance to see the cute towns where we spent the night. This is my 26th program and I enjoyed everyone involved. The coordinator was great and the bus driver was the best but as I said too much time riding on a bus and not enough time to see everything. We were rushed every where we went .

Elizabeth from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
I recently completed the Lobsters, Wineries, and Foods of New England tour. It was an excellent tour that took us from Rhode Island to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (with a drive through Boston). I loved seeing this part of our country for the first time. And we saw gorgeous fall color all along the way. The tour included visits to organic farms, wineries, a lobster boat ride, lobster dinner, chocolate factory, cheese factory, cider mill, maple syrup farm, a potato vodka distillery, a visit to Ben & Jerry’s, seeing the Kennebunkport compound, L.L. Bean store in Freeport Maine, the Newport Mansions, and a visit to the Vermont Country Store. It was a busy tour and we saw so much! Well worth it. I met many great people on our bus. I send a big thank you to Bridget (our tour guide) and Jim (our bus driver).

Susan from Benicia, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
If you have always wanted to experience New England in the fall and eat fabulous food of the area take this trip

Kathleen from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
This was my first trip with Roadscholar and it was wonderful. The group and group leader got along so great I am afraid any other trip wouldn't live up to it. Katy Lauber

Kay from Marion, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
I am on my way home from my first road scholar experience and already making plans for my second. The group was so well organized and so complete. Please if you are thinking about this definitely book a trip NOW

Debbie from Katy, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
Went on the Lobsters, Wineries and Foods of New England trip and it was great. Met some interesting and fun people along the way. I enjoyed all of the field trips with their interesting presenters (some of whom were hilarious) while digesting the culinary delights at each meal. Hard to believe I never tried New England "chowdah" so I'm glad it was New England that I took my first spoonful. Had a "wickedly" (local lingo for top notch)great time and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see beautiful fall foliage over tasty wines and cheeses. Never a dull moment. Learned a lot, ate a lot and saw a lot. Mission accomplished. I'll do it again as soon as I lose 10 pounds!!

Thomas from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
This is a really neat program with lots of activity. The central theme is “foods of New England” and there was a lot of variety in the places we visited within that one theme. We had field trips or lectures on wines, organic veggies, bread, chocolates, cheese, cider, lobsters, corn meal, maple syrup, donuts and potato vodka. Somehow we also were able to squeeze in side trips (sometimes brief) to Ben & Jerry’s, the Bush Kennebunkport compound, L.L. Bean, Newport Mansions, folk singing and Bingo. The program covers a large geographic area (Newport to Ogunquit to Brandon – look at it on the map) so there was considerable transit time on our coach. Fortunately the coach was comfortable and the driver was first rate. This is a good way to get an overall “taste” of New England.

James from Paupack, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/03/13
Jo Ann Connor is a wonderful hostess and, upon contemplation, one of the most memorable characters on our trip!

Jim and Maryanne Conroy, August 2013

Pam from Apex, NC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/28/13 - 08/03/13
This was a great experience! Fantastic food; unbelievable scenery; and a super-modern high-tech coach in which to travel. If you want a get-away from the rat-race type vacation, this is it. New England is beautiful and the people are welcoming and salt of the earth types. The food is wonderful and abundant. You'll find out what FRESH fish really tastes like and learn about the food you eat and what to look for when selecting it.

Toni from Fort Washington, MD Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/18/13
Enjoyed. Leader was engaging. Group was a nice size. Feed me until I popped! Always wanted to visit New England and was not disappointed. Fun, Fun, Fun!

Helen from Des Moines, IA Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/13/12
This was my first Road Scholar trip but I have travelled 20 times with Elderhostel starting in 1980. I was sorry to miss the peak of color, but everything else was top-notch. Mike Smith has a wealth of knowledge and humor. Our bus driver was accommodating. I would highly recommend the trip.

Sue from Texarkana, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/13/12
Wonderful trip! Our first Road Scholar adventure was a success. Our guide, Mike Smith, was a real professional...courteous, knowledgeable, and humorous, he made the trip all it was meant to be. We enjoyed the beautiful New England scenery and a bounty of fabulous food. My husband and I had considered taking a driving trip to New England, but I'm so glad we chose this tour or we would never have met the wonderful people with whom we shared this experience. Great overview of local state history, vineyards, distilleries, organic farms, maple sugar operation, and lobster fishing. I can hardly wait until our next R.S. trip!

Carol from Wallingford, CT Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/13/12
My first Road Scholar trip was unbelievably well organized and the learning trips were most interesting, informative and varied. Food was excellent throughout, and accommodations were fine. Would encourage others to try one of the many educational experiences offered by Road Scholar

Barbara from Snellville, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/15/12
My initial Road Scholar trip was excellent, toured the east with vineyards and several organic farms. Lot of local state history was shared, beautiful scenery and way too much food. Overall it was a great time and plan to do another in the future...

Linda from Culpeper, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/12 - 09/29/12
Excellent web site - easy to navigate and provides tons of trips around the world to view and obtain additional information about before signing up.

Julia from Tonganoxie, KS Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/15/12
Excellent, informing, tour director/bus driver could not be any better.


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