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11 Days | 10 Nights
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.
Marilyn from San Leandro, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/05/15 - 10/15/15
Imagine riding through a Sierra Club calendar--spectacular foliage, rivers, waterfalls, covered bridges, mountains, classic country towns and farmhouses. Then add amiable travel companions, good food and lodging, and a comfortable coach. It's a memorable tour with much to see, do, and learn.

Linda from Concord, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/28/15 - 10/08/15
Great tour, where the history and culture of New England were showcased by fall color.

Allan from Pacific City, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/12/15 - 10/22/15
This was my first Road Scholar tour - Autumn color in New England. Besides the fact that the timing for the tour was perfect for viewing fall color, I cannot imagine a better experience. The organization, scheduling and variety of experiences were excellent. I enjoyed learning so much new information about history, art and culture, science and regional ways of life. The experience of seeing New England in autumn exceeded my expectations for scenic beauty, educational opportunity and group touring (my first time). I am considering a second tour with Road Scholar in the coming year.

Jan from Beaverton, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/05/15 - 10/15/15
Fantastic trip! Great people! Betsy is the best leader and Walter's driving was superb! The weather and color were not too shabby either.

Marc from The Villages, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/05/15 - 10/15/15
This trip is just right for those who want to learn something about New England at a time when its natural beauty is at its peak.

Jon from Cypress, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/05/15 - 10/15/15
This program must be in the top four of your bucket list!,,

Robert from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/28/15 - 10/08/15
Seems quite good website.

Sharon from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/21/15 - 10/01/15
For a first time trip to New England, I thought this program covered an incredible amount. It presented a nice balance between the maritime, historical, and rural aspects of New England life. Everything exceeded my expectations, from the lodging and food to the learning experiences. And Betsy Bates was fantastic! I would love to go on another trip with her; she is so welcoming, knowledgeable and fun!

Thomas from Lake Oswego, OR Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
Great program. However, a couple of things come into play. We had a GREAT LEADER, it would not have been, I believe, with all instructors. Greater effort should be made to integrate class in mutual activities. Most of us had no idea what others did in their previous "life". Leader said we shouldn't ask!! It did not used to be this way. Privacy,,blah, blah! Tell Betsy Bates I'm still not happy to have not seen a "stinkin'" moose!!

Gilbert from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/13/14 - 10/23/14
A wonderful trip! If you've longed to see New England in it's autumnal dress, as I have, take this trip. No guarantees you'll see a 'peak' of colors - that's all timing - but you will see colors and learn a lot. We explored Portland through food, visited interesting farms, and learned about lobsters all the while eating our way through the country. If it eventually includes a stop at Ben and Jerry's it'll be the perfect tour but it's darn nice now.

Sue from Denton, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
FABULOUS!! If you have not seen New England, do so with Road Scholars and BETSY BATES Fabulous trip. Organization was the finest. Accmomadations and food were

Jan from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
I really enjoyed this trip! The leaves were beautiful, and the other experiences were varied and interesting. Our leader, Betsy, could not have been better, and the bus driver Pierre also enhanced the experience. We were so lucky with the weather, too. This program met and exceeded all my hopes for it.

Judith from Maplewood, MN Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/13/14 - 10/23/14
Outstanding! The bus rides from place to place were full of fall color punctuated with stops featuring local history, folklore, specialties, crafts. I was completely surprised by the number of fascinating specialty farms whose owners and operators exuded enthusiasm for their expertise. In addition, I got a new perspectve on the meaning of sustainability and environmental stewardship. Gail was an excellent guide and Peggy, our driver, was delightful. I want to go back and revisit many of those places!

Diane from El Dorado Hills, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
This long awaited trip greatly exceeded our expectations. We found it to be delightful in every way possible, from our wonderfully talented group leader, Betsy, to the delectable food, to the lovely & comfortable historic hotels, to the awe-inspiring sights of the ocean and the remarkable, colorful beauty of the New England fall leaves. We learned a great deal about the people and places of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It was a great value, with interesting, good -hearted people...truly a trip not to be missed!

Adell from Cedar Falls, IA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
This is an amazing program. It includes a wide variety of activities that make it worthwhile, even if the fall foliage is not at it's best. Our tour leader was wonderful and we made a lot of new friends.

Howard from Mesa, AZ Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 10/02/14
You take your chance on having the fall colors. Otherwise you eat your way through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Boston.

Alfred from Talleyville, DE Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 10/02/14
Excellent fall foliage with a variety of very interesting and enjoyable activities.

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