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6 Days | 5 Nights
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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.
Spend five days immersed in five courses covering a broad range of topics. From the serious to the sublime, you will leave this program enlightened and enriched. See date-specific notes for course topics.


• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Take an excursion by bus to learn about notable landmarks and locations around the Bay Area.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.

Activity Notes

Minimal standing and walking.

Date Notes
New Year's Eve: "Rothmann: Great First Ladies." "Music of Mozart." "French Impressionism." "Men, Women & Comedy." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"2/11/2016
"20th Century Presidents." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "World's Most Important Archaeological Sites." "Post Impressionism." "Rise and Demise of Italian and Jewish Gangsters in America."5/5/2016
"Middle East Conflict." "Five-Ringed Circus: The Modern Olympic Movement." "Music of Mozart." "Taking the Waters: A Journey through Europe’s Grand Spas." "Art of Paris and Northern France."5/19/2016
"2016 Campaign: Challenges of Political Leadership." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "U.S. Constitution." "Italian Art." "Archaeology of Religion."7/28/2016
"Broken Treaties of the 20th Century." "Concertos of the Baroque and Classcial Eras." "Art of Eternal Rome." "Presidential Campaigns and Elections." "Jack London Centennial."8/11/2016
"The President and Foreign Policy." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "Great American Free Speech Cases." "Great Moments in Photojournalism." "Post Impressionism." 10/13/2016
"Middle East Conflict." "World's Most Important Archaeological Sites." "French Impressionism." "U.S. Supreme Court." "Swing/Big Band Jazz."10/27/2016
"2016 Campaign: Challenges of Political Leadership." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "Art of Paris/N. France." "Origins of Humanity & Civilization." "Huddled Masses: Immigration at Turn of 20th Century."

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


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