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Program #20859RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
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.
Is there a country you’ve always wanted to visit or revisit, but you haven’t had time or the right opportunity? Join us for an interactive learning adventure that will educate you on much more than armchair travelogues. Each of these virtual journeys provides an array of rewards with highlights of history, heritage, literature, language, lore, music and food — all without leaving home. Explore one, explore all!


• Hear lively presentations enhanced by performances or activities celebrating the country’s culture.
• Explore the lives of those who have made significant contributions to the world, and meet local residents who will share aspects of their heritage.
• Savor meals that highlight national specialties.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking required; participants are welcome to explore nature paths or lakefront.

Date Notes
ENGLAND: Take a hop across the pond to the land that gave us Shakespeare, Churchill and fish and chips. England’s worldwide cultural and legal impact has been significant. Explore authors from Shakespeare to Austen and discuss their enduring legacies. Explore pub culture in London and the history of the public house. Tour the countryside from big cities to small towns to island life. Talk about England’s series of kings and queens as well as today’s monarchy and the challenges facing England in the 21st century.5/17/2015
SWEDEN: Enjoy a smörgåsbord of topics all related to Sweden’s fascinating history and cultural heritage. Explore a landscape of forests and seas with thriving cities. Delve into Viking history, Sweden’s monarchs and its more recent tradition of political neutrality. Explore the lives of notable Swedes and hear stories of immigrants who left their homeland for an unknown future in a new place called America. Learn some Swedish words and phrases and soon you’ll be saying “Please pass the herring!” like a native.

Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
3 Performances


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