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10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Mary from Flagstaff, AZ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/16/15
This was a truly delightful trip! Every aspect was planned to provide an interesting, stimulating and enjoyable experience. It lived up to my expectations, and in many ways, exceeded them.

Mary from South Chatham, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/16/15
A great experience. First time on a barge cruise and will do it again. The crew of the Raymonde were attentive to our every need. Albert was our group leader and he was upbeat, positive and informative. Really enjoyed the tours in Paris at the beginning of the trip, the Champagne experience and the WW1 sights. The food on the barge was excellent, especially liked the 2 cheese of the day presentation at lunch. Would have liked something other than the bus tour on the last day in Paris, more free time perhaps.

Theodore from Santa Ana, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/16/15
Magnifico, stupendo, meraviglioso, excelente, muy bueno, magnanimo, fantastico and just great! Cheers to Captain Jean-Michele and his excellent crew and the Raymonde. Couldn't have been better. Merci, muchas gracias, arigato, maholo for a wonderful time Albert!

Margaret from Versailles, KY Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/16/15
The program was great. I enjoyed the format, 2 days in Paris at the beginning, one at the end and barging on the canal and river in-between. All the local tour guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel most welcome and they contributed large and small details that made the visits to everywhere most enjoyable. The crew on the barge couldn't have been better along with all the food and wine. Our tour leader Albert was the Best, lots of knowledge, patience and humor.

David from Flagstaff, AZ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/16/15
This program is excellent! The information imparted by our leader Albert, along with the various field-trip guides, exceeded my expectations. The relaxed environment on the barge was augmented by an attentive staff who provided for our every need. I've never eaten such well-prepared meals. Clearly five-star from start to finish!!

Mary from Santa Ana, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/15 - 09/16/15
If you enjoy WWI history check first with Road Scholar to be certain it covers your interests. The champagne history was well-presented when in Epernay and the champagne on the barge was a special treat.

Susan from Ashland, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/15 - 05/07/15
Amazing trip! It was like traveling on our own private yacht with delightful companions, incredible food, and a charming, wise and witty guide.

Sara from Kirkwood, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/15 - 05/07/15
We just returned from our adventure. Loved the peaceful travelling by barge. Road Scholar provided a superior experience of education, accommodations, and vacation. We so enjoyed our fellow-travelers, too!

Howard from East Northport, NY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/01/14 - 09/10/14
Excellent study leader, very nice barge with a fine crew, food generally good with wine at lunch and dinner, field trips were educational and interesting. Paris hotel acceptable but insists on an inside room - otherwise the street noise will keep you awake.

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8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
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