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6 Days | 5 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.
In a serene setting, examine the finest art, music and architecture beginning with the Renaissance and continuing into the 20th century. From the misfit Leonardo da Vinci through the irresistibly modern Baroque painter Rembrandt, the Russian and Norwegian Nationalists, Gustav Mahler and into the turbulent 20th century with its evolutions and innovations, a passionate and outstanding instructor — referred to by his students as "the Beethoven of lecturers" — leads you on a whirlwind discovery of some of Western culture’s greatest achievements.


• Discuss the works of Michelangelo and Bernini, then journey to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site to view the works of one of America’s greatest sculptors.
• Learn about the great pipe organ composers of Europe, and listen to organ works of the Baroque, 19th and 20th centuries played by an outstanding organist in a local cathedral.
• Enjoy folk music traditions by classical European composers (Grieg, Smetana, Dvorak, Albeniz) and then participate in an evening of local traditional music and dance.

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Minimal standing and walking.

Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
2 Performances


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