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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
June from Hanover, MA Number of programs attended: 40
Date attended: 10/18/15 - 10/23/15
As a super senior( 81) I found this program easy and interesting. Never thought I could do all that I did. All the instructors were helpful throughout the activities. They were fun and patient. Great program for seniors

Sandra from Corvallis, OR Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 04/06/15 - 04/11/15
I really enjoyed my week in Seattle with our excellent leader, Carol Barton. The Warrick Hotel is well located in downtown Seattle. There is a small grocery across the street and several top rated restaurants within a few blocks. It was comfortable and the staff very pleasant. The exercise room and small pool were a plus for me. We learned a lot about Seattle and Tacoma by using public buses to get around. The visits to museums, art studios and hands on glass classes were fantastic. It was a very busy week, this is not the program for you if you want to sleep late and be lazy. No need to rent a car or bring your fancy clothes. Just pack light and bring an extra suitcase to carry home your creations!

Richard from Waverly, OH Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
We were disappointed the in "Hand's on experience" in the hot room. It was not really hand's on since two of the three instructors did virtually all of the work. The hand's on of lampworking and glass casting were well done. The dinner out at a restaurant was a disaster. It was restaurant week in Seattle and as a result the restaurant was extremely crowded and noisy. The service was slow and the food was not the greatest. A real disappointment was that another participant appropriated my wife's blown glass bowl while we were looking at other participant's glass work and made no effort to return it when I described it and asked that it be returned. There were highlights: a preview viewing of the Pilchuck Auction glass pieces, a demonstration by a guest artist from France at the Tacoma Museum of Glass, and of course the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. Accommodations and dinners at the hotel were excellent.

Judy from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
Thank you, Carol, for a great program in Seattle. I learned about your wonderful city, about the many facets of making art with glass and of course the Chihuly story. Hands-on glassblowing, fusing, sand casting and lampworking were well worth the trip! Added to that is the tour of Seattle and a trip to Tacoma for the glass and art museums. This was my first Road Scholar trip. People were. Pleasant and I want to send a shout out to Sharon, one of our group who was very knowledgable and kind! I'll definitely look into other trips. Judy Piccini

Roberta from Palatine, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
This program gives a brief overall look into the art of glass and is really great for some hands-on experience. Visiting with a well known glass artist in his studio is a highlight of the experience.

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