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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.
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Wilma from Calverton, NY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
We loved getting to know Charleston. It was an excellent program!

Dave from The Villages, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
A wonderful program. Charleston is a beautiful city with lots of history. Lots of great food. On a 10 point scale, I'd give it a 12.

Roger from Hamilton, MT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/19/15 - 04/24/15
This program was very interesting and we learned so much about Charleston's history. I believe many other people would appreciate and enjoy this program.

susan from Twinsburg, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/19/15 - 04/24/15
Go to Charlestown S.C. the program is wonderful

Barry from Wayland, MA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/15/15 - 03/20/15
Totally recommend this program in all areas!

Anne from Orlando, FL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
What a great time we had in Charleston! Stayed in a lovely historic hotel and ate in some nice restaurants. We learned so much Charleston history from our group leader and instructors, enjoyed field trips to plantations and were entertained at a wonderful concert by The Sounds of Charleston. So much to see and do in Charleston---only problem with a day of free time was narrowing down the choices of what to do and where to eat! I had my first she-crab soup at Poogan's Porch---delicious! And some of the best grits ever at the breakfast buffet in our hotel, Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel.

clare from Ralston, NE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
Gorgeous gardens and historic houses, plantations and history-filled streets definitely make Charleston a "signature city". Accommodations and dinners were excellent, lectures were fascinating, demonstrations were meaningful. What more could one want than azaleas and camellias in bloom against the backdrop of this lovely city!

DIANNE from Selinsgrove, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/15/15 - 03/20/15
If you want to experience the many sites, sounds and tastes of Charleston, this is the program to choose. A most enjoyable tour.

Joanne from Fredericksburg, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
Our Charleston program was wonderful in every way. The instructors were so knowledgeable, and they really taught us so much! The sites we visited were beautiful, historic, and memorable. The food was outstanding both at the hotel and at the restaurants we visited. The Mills House Hotel was five star! Breakfast each morning was delightful. We were greeted by Eddie ready to prepare a fantastic omelet exactly as we wished. This was our first Road Scholar trip, but it will not be our last.

Kathryn from Chichester, NH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/26/14 - 10/31/14
What a great start to traveling and learning into retirement. I can only hope all programs were as good as the Signature City: Charleston, SC program.

Bette from Winneconne, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
This was our first experience with Road Scholar; it will not be our last. It was great fun.

Sue from Conway, AR Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
anyone interested in the history of our country and especially the south will enjoy this trip to this grand Old city.

Simone H. from Hollywood, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
This was my first program with Road Scholar, they did provide the personal feeling of safety that I wanted as a solo and beginner traveler. I feel that I could go anywhere in the world with them.

Glenis from Annandale, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
Charleston is a lovely, charming, historic, walkable city. Hotel location perfect, food (for the most part) very good, nice balance between lectures and field trips around the city and to the plantations. Especially enjoyed the evening concert in the church, just steps from our hotel. Very lucky with the weather: warm and sunny with low humidity. And as always, lots of interesting fellow travelers from all over the U.S. Trip well worth taking.

Florence from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
Good location and hotel. I liked the day trips to the plantations. Could have included Ft. Sumpter and Slave Museum instead of one whole free day. Basically, a 4-day trip became a 3-day trip. Meals mostly good but some just fair.

Leona from Lexington, KY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
A very interesting program with a lot of history and interesting locations to visit. Charleston, SC is a beautiful city.

Christine from Port St Lucie, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
Great program filled with various activities and excellent historical background. Staying in downtown Charleston makes this trip.

Cecilia from Jamaica, NY Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
GO !

Gillian from Markham, ON Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/30/14 - 04/04/14
A wonderful week in Charleston learning the history of the area. The hotel was located centrally and the food plentiful and delicious. The lecturers were very knowledgeable and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed our course.

Diane from Goleta, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/30/14 - 04/04/14
I highly recommend this Signature City tour of Charleston S.C., its plantations and historic homes. If you have never visited Charleston, S.C.,you should take this tour. I learned a lot; the weather was great and the food fabulous as were the tour leaders.

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