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Program #19681RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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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.
Experience the best of Twin Cities’ architecture, art, theater, and music, led throughout by cultural experts. Discover an incredible range of art at the superb Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. At the renowned Guthrie Theater, go backstage and attend a performance. Discover award-winning architectural marvels such as the Weisman Art Museum, and attend a concert at one of the cities’ famed concert venues. Explore the City of Lakes by coach, walk its historical riverfront, and take a peek at Twin City St. Paul.


• Go backstage at the architecturally intriguing Guthrie Theater and attend an outstanding performance.
• Explore masterpieces of world art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center.
• Discover hidden treasures at the lovely American Swedish Institute’s Turnblad Mansion and the historic Foshay Tower.

Program Notes

This program is designed to be taken in conjunction with “City Highlights St. Paul” (#21181) after the following program dates: June 17th and August 12th.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles. Standing up to one hour at museums. Mostly level terrain; some gravel garden paths.

Date Notes
Performance: "Crimes of the Heart." Beth Henley's imaginative and touching story won the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Concert: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 102, Barber's passionate Violin Concerto, and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.6/17/2014
The Guthrie Theater’s WorldStage Series presents a production by the British International Touring Company, Out of Joint: "Our Country's Good," a British Restoration comedy directed by Max Stafford-Clark. Concert: Flying Forms (private Road Scholar only performance at the Baroque Room in St. Paul.) 7/15/2014
Guthrie Theater performance: "My Fair Lady," directed by Joe Dowling, is a timeless classic musical by Lerner and Loewe. Concert: Flying Forms (private Road Scholar only performance at the Baroque Room in St. Paul.)8/12/2014
Guthrie Theater performance: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Joel Sass, this fascinating comedy mixes characters and themes from Chekhov with hilarious and sometimes touching results. Concert: Flying Forms (private Road Scholar only performance at the Baroque Room in St. Paul.) 9/16/2014
Guthrie Theater production to be announced in May, 2014. Musical performance to be announced in May, 2014.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
2 Performances


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