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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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Ginny from Palm Beach Shores, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/17/15 - 08/22/15
A wonderful program filled with music, theater, dance and lots more of the beautiful Berkshires! My first program with Road Scholar and I would rate it a perfect 10! I can't wait to book my next adventure....

Arlyne from Cambridge, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/17/15 - 08/22/15
A wonderful and full program; a great opportunity for a variety of experiences: visiting museums, enjoying the theatre, dance, and musical performances.

Lesley from Eganville, ON Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/27/15 - 08/01/15
If you are a lover of Shakespeare, dance, art and classical music, the Road Scholar "Berkshire Performances: Tanglewood, Theater and Jacob's Pillow Dance" program is ideal for you. You will enjoy excellent performances and highly knowledgeable lecturers in the beautiful setting of the Berkshire Hills.

Gladys from Taunton, MA Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 07/20/15 - 07/25/15
For those who love the arts, as I do, the program provided wonderful experiences, especially at Tanglewood. I would recommend the program to all those who enjoy music, dancing and shows.

Helen from Darien, CT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/13/15 - 07/18/15
An educational, stimulating, cultural and fun experience

Ellen from Highland Park, NJ Number of programs attended: 32
Date attended: 07/06/15 - 07/11/15
This program is a repeat for me and even more enjoyable the second time around! Loved all the events, program is very well organized and generally, everything was terrific!

Marshall from Trotwood, OH Number of programs attended: 39
Date attended: 07/06/15 - 07/11/15
Lots of great content. Well organized and executed. Fairly expensive compared to some others.

Muriel from Springvale, ME Number of programs attended: 34
Date attended: 08/11/14 - 08/16/14
A great taste of what the Berkdhires have to offer

Gertrude from Jamaica, NY Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 08/11/14 - 08/16/14
This is a well rounded, well organized program for people interested in the performing arts. I recommend it highly.

Helen from Papaaloa, HI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 08/18/14 - 08/23/14
This is a great program in a beautiful location. If you love the arts don't hesitate.

Isabel from Livingston, NJ Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 08/11/14 - 08/16/14
Wonderful, diverse program. I loved it all!!

Victor from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/04/14 - 08/09/14
If you are attracted to the fine and performing arts, this program will fulfill your needs. The performances at Jacob's Pillow and Tanglewood are especially sensational.

Dorothy from Forest Hills, NY Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 08/11/14 - 08/16/14
The diversity of this program should make it a desirable choice for anyone

irving from Peabody, MA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 07/28/14 - 08/02/14
From Freda and Irving, Peabody, MA. This has been our 8th year in Lynette's program and our enjoyment continued at its high. Even having heard Peter, Andrea and Paul so many times, it's always a fresh exposure. Of Course , Tanglewood has to be the highlight and there's nothing like being the only audience at the orchestra rehearsal. Specifics: we love the hotel, the breakfast buffets in the dining room, Pat's Pub on our free night, Barrington Theater's play about Alan Turing, the unbelievable "Circa S" dance program at Jacob's Pillow, and of course, our reurnion with our long time friends Joe and Charlotte. The pagers we were given gave us intimate contact with program leaders and the docent at the Clark museum. Lynette has been a wonderful leader and we hope we will be with her programs in the future.

Elizabeth from Rockport, MA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
Definitely one of my all time favorite Road Scholar/Elderhostel programs! We had superior leadership by Lynette coupled with a top notch offering of Music, Theater and Dance with excellent seats at each event! Visiting the new Clark addition was a treat, too. There were excellent preparation lectures as well as fascinating follow up discussions. Don't miss this first class experience in a beautiful part of our country! I hope to return next year for another week.

Gail from Valley Cottage, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/28/14 - 08/02/14
We enjoyed this program enormously, but we were very lucky. Our group numbered 24 - some other groups in this program have well over 40. Such a large number of participants would have had a very negative impact on the experience. The hotel in Pittsfield is very comfortable, has a nice indoor pool and the breakfasts are terrific! Unfortunately, it is in an urban location with no gardens or outdoor areas (except for a shadeless, bare concrete patio on the second floor)which would have been lovely to have between lectures and during free time. Must recommend Shakespeare and Company for your free evening or before or after the program. Their Midsummer Night's Dream -set in New Orleans- was hilarious!

Joseph from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 40
Date attended: 07/28/14 - 08/02/14
Exciting and insightful discussions about Alan Turing--the father of computer science--, a totally unbelievable performance by the Circa dance(?) group from Australia at Jacob's Pillow, close-up attendance at a closed rehearsal of the Boston Symphony one morning, and a masterful concert performance by them the following evening after listening in on an interview of Manny Ax by Martin Bookspan, all carefully planned by a great program director and accompanied by a bright and friendly group--who could ask for more??

Naomi from Brighton, MA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 07/28/14 - 08/02/14
Program is very intensive but very good - lectures and talks provide excellent background to the programs, and then allow for discussion afterwards. But there is not a lot of free time. While the program is headquartered in Pittsfield, it might benefit from a listing of art galleries and antique shops in the town and within easy driving distance, in addition to the restaurants now listed.

Susan from Fall River, MA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
This week in the Berkshires was incredible. This was our 5th trip and the best so far..From the group leader to the individual speakers to the performances: everything was too marvelous for words. We especially enjoyed sharing these experiences with our fellow Road Scholars. Individually, the people were most knowledgeable, witty, and fun to be with. Wish we could repeat this week every few months.

Joan from Rockville, MD Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
This Road Scholar trip to the Berkshires was outstanding as were the participants with us. We had a terrific group leader, who had others working with her. She anticipated needs and was very entertaining and thoughtful. The seats to the programs were very good, as were the follow-up lecturers/speakers who engaged us easily in commenting on the performances we had seen. My best "treat" was the BSO rehearsal where we were "up front and personal"; we would hear the conductor conferring with the Concert Master...what could be better. This is best way to enjoy a week at the Berkshires. Joan

Naomi from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
Glorious orchestra, glorious program, glorious setting; what's not to love?

Robert from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
If you love the scenic beauty of the Berkshires and exhilarating arts experiences, this is the trip for you.

William from Fredericksbrg, VA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
This program is so good that we have enrolled in it three times in recent years. We expect that we will enroll for a fourth time!

Judy from Fort Lauderdale, FL Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 07/14/14 - 07/19/14
This is a great introduction to the Berkshires. Gives an overview of much of what is there and whets your appetite to go back and visit in more depth. In addition, the area is absolutely gorgeous!

Veronica from Verona, NJ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/07/14 - 07/12/14
I was satisfied with my Road Scholar experience....a learning and growth choice...the arts in the Berkshire Mountains...what a great combination!....a singer from N.J.

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