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Signature City Chicago: Your Kind of Town

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Program #2818RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
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.
Jean from Wenatchee, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Chicago was is a wonderful city and I enjoyed the RS introduction. We had too many people in our group--47--for maximum enjoyment. Too much free time. I'd have liked more lectures and an evening activity rather than so much free time.

Lillian from Mission Viejo, CA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
It was a very worthwhile experience. Chicago is an outstanding city.

Dorothy from Far Hills, NJ Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
good website

Gina from Alta Loma, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
This was a very good and simple review.

Patricia from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/04/13
Great overview of town but so much more to see

Barbara from Santa Monica, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
very thoughful and interesting.

Kathy from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
In the shuttle to the hotel I met another RS traveler who was headed to another program in Chicago!!! What a great city with lots to offer and clearly RS is giving us opportunities to be specific about interests and return often. Great hotel location, easy access to theater and entertainment for free time. Excellent overview, leaving a taste for more.

Stanley from Stamford, CT Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
A wonderful program. Great restaurants, great accomodations and great instructors. A visual delight.

Lucille from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
# of attended programs: 40 Chicago program very good. Hotel well located. Most meals quite good. Tours excellent. Leaders not very informative with suggestions for free time. More introductory material should have been discussed at the first gathering. Our leaders were kind and polite but rather aloof. A musical or theater performance should have been included in the program. Other signature city programs (e.g. Philadelphia) have done it better. Chicago's a great city. With some minor improvements, the program could be great too.

Richard from Alamo, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/16/13 - 06/21/13
Great trip. Enjoyed experiencing Chicago, a beautiful city. Leadership was very good. Wonderful location but hotel and school bus not so good. Richard

Sylvie from Asheville, NC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 06/16/13 - 06/21/13
Great trip! Terrible hotel!

Christian from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/16/13 - 06/21/13
Great program for a survey of downtown Chicago and it's various districts. Interesting museums and architecture both of which I had not been aware. Superlative leadership

Nanette from Woodland Hills, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/17/13
Great programs and all the many we have taken with Road Scholar both national and international have been informative and worth the price.

Jerry from Joplin, MO Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/17/13
Chicago was very interesting and informative.

Bob from Nepean, ON Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/10/13
It was our first time in Chicago and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. There is too much to see and do in four and a half days, so the second RS tour should be taken and we hope to do that. The architecture of structures is very interesting and exceeds that of most other cities we have seen. Two other impressive aspects of Chicago are the way the city has developed as planned by those with the Big Ideas; and the extensive park / lakefront / beach areas which have been preserved for everyone's use.

Philip from San Anselmo, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/05/13 - 05/10/13
Wonderful trip! Great tour leaders in an incredible city! The sights are special and the congenial people in Chicago make it exceptional.

Barbara from Buckingham, PA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
A great program with wonderful guides. I was not prepared to fall in love with Chicago, but wow!I did. Chicago is an exciting city and the program was designed to show as much as possible in a week's time. Starting with the Hotel, a centrally located beautiful hotel right on the Chicago River, we were wooed with the location the architecture and the food. I would highly recommend this program.

Wilma from San Anselmo, CA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
A very exciting city with a wealth of marvelous architecture, and
an abundance of cultural activities. Hotel location perfect with
many amenitieas.

Don from Woodinville, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/12 - 10/12/12
This program was execellent and everything we could have hoped for. The leaders, the presenters, the venues and the other participants made for a great experience.

Carol from Laguna Woods, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/02/12 - 09/07/12
Relax and enjoy...you are well taken care of!

Nellie from Dunlap, IL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/02/12 - 09/07/12
Chicago is filled with exciting Museums and Architecture! A great learning trip!

Lynn from Wausau, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
Lynn from Wausau, WI 8/26/12 - 8/31/12
Our leaders and guides were very knowledgeable, friendly, and responsible. We were given alot of information and saw many key areas of Chicago. Excellent overview of a wonderful city. I will definitely go on another Road Scholar trip.

Marcy from Lewis Center, OH Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
This program is an outstanding one and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a great overview of Chicago. I now know why people love this city and am so grateful for the opportunity to visit it with Road Scholar.

Linda from Cumming, GA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 08/31/12
An exciting and stimulating introduction to Chicago!

Ingrid from Lebanon, IN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/29/12 - 05/04/12
Would have had additional comments about the "state-of-the-art" listening devises but there was no space for that. The listening devises worked one day but not again.

Oscar from Reading, PA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 04/15/12 - 04/20/12
"Chicago: Your Kind of Town" was a superb program in all aspects of touring and learning to understand and appreciate a great city in 5 days. The museums, the architecture, the history and the "feel" of the city were everything one could hope for.


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