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5 Days | 4 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
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.4/10/2016
WALES AND CORNWALL: Explore these two areas of the United Kingdom that retain their own distinct cultural identities in landscapes characterized by windswept cliffs and long coastlines. Both areas struggled economically after a decline in mining and fishing. The future may lie in greater autonomy from London.5/22/2016
THE BALTICS: Take a look at the counties of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Once part of the USSR, these counties have interesting histories and distinctive cultures. All are uniquely positioned, geographically, politically and economically between Europe and Russia. Discuss ongoing events with Russia and Putin.

Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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


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