Highlights
  • Encounter sites associated with famous Britons from history, from the home of Edward Jenner, the discoverer of the smallpox vaccine, to the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
  • Follow the River Avon through tiny country villages like Thatcham, Hungerford and Beanacre, filled with quaint homes and centuries of fascinating history.
  • Explore important cities in the heart of England, including Bristol, elegant Bath and the port city of Gloucester.

The counties of Berkshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire are renowned for their scenic beauty, but this area is also a place of living history, enriched by distinguished human achievements in science, technology, architecture and the arts. Pursue these themes by bicycle as you follow the River Avon through tiny country villages, filled with quaint homes and centuries of fascinating history. Cycle from one important city to the next in the heart of England, including Bristol, elegant Bath and the port city of Gloucester. Along the way, encounter sites associated with famous Britons from history, from the home of Edward Jenner, the discoverer of the smallpox vaccine, to the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

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A Cycling Journey: English Villages Along the River Avon

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Road Scholar Owes My Mom A Huge Apology and Refund. Highly advise AGAINST using them. May 2018

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Let me preface this story with some background about myself: I backpacked through most of Europe by myself when I was studying abroad in Ireland. I suffered through horrendous bus rides, getting kicked out of seats on trains, sleeping in questionable hostels, and going weeks without being able to really do laundry. I know how crappy it can be to actually get from one place to another, and how worth it is to suffer through all of that just to lay eyes on something magnificent.

And yet, Road Scholar has, without a doubt, managed to give me the single worst travel experience I've ever had in my entire life, and we didn't even make it off the ground. I would never, ever, EVER recommend them to anyone looking to go anywhere, and as far as I'm concerned, Road Scholar needs to seriously reconsider their travel-making procedures and give my mother a huge apology and refund. (Also, I'm only in my twenties, so I have a lot of years ahead of me to make referrals.)

It all started with Road Scholar not getting us flights. We claimed our spot on a trip to the Lake region in Northern Italy, but no one ever called us back about any travel arrangements. It appeared we were on the trip IN Italy, but no one had bothered to make any arrangements to get us there. My mother called and left messages, emailed people, and the only response we got was that our flight should be booked at some point in early May (when our trip was set to start on May 22). Road Scholar urges people to book their flights through their preferred travel agency, which is who didn't call us back. Road Scholar, to market themselves as educational tourism rather than shallow "I just want to see things" tourism, partners up with different educational institutions, and ours was through Trinity College. The director of the Italian programs called us asking for our travel information, since she didn't have it yet. Interesting news to us. We were then told that we could make travel arrangements of our own (even though we were paying Road Scholar to do it for us) and then inform the program of our travel plans and how we were getting to our hotel. So we started to investigate making our own plans, when someone finally called us back saying that they were taking care of our travel arrangements, and they "didn't know why we hadn't had them made for us already." The director of the program was happy to hear this, because the Lake region of Italy is not as easily accessible as other areas.

We asked for upgraded seats because my mom has had both of her knees replaced, and while that doesn't inhibit her in the slightest from being active, it limits where she can sit on planes. In a cramped regular economy seat with no leg room on an international flight that was going to last 8-10 hours, she wouldn't have been able to walk off the plane because of how her knees would cramp up. But they said they could make the arrangements (which is also advertised on their website) so that was that. We got our itinerary, accommodations, and were all set. We were booked through United and Lufthansa (neither of which either of us will EVER book through again), so I downloaded the United app onto my iPhone so I could check us in and make sure we had mobile copies of our boarding passes in addition to the paper ones my mom printed out. We were all set to fly from Cincinnati to Washington D.C., from D.C. to Frankfurt, and from Frankfurt down to Verona where we would be meeting up with the group -- which, by the way, we never received any information regarding where the group was meeting, the transportation to the lake resort, etc. Nothing. Just "after you get there" stuff.

Then this morning, I woke up to a notification from United Airlines (and a text message alert that I had set up) saying that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled due to weather. Obviously I'm not blaming Road Scholar for that. What I am holding Road Scholar accountable for is what happened next: my mom called the Emergency Hotline (which is a recording -- and I HIGHLY recommend that they change this, because when I studied abroad, we had two emergency hotlines, both of which were always answered by real human beings, one for anything happening in the United States, and the other for the program, which was a different number for each location and a direct line to one of the program directors on the ground in the country you were actually in). We left a voicemail, someone named Mike called us back, and he was an absolute asshole. When you book your flight through a travel agency/group travel organization, if anything happens to your flight, it is the THEIR responsibility to take care of it. We were told by Road Scholar, and it's available on their website: "When you book your airfare through Road Scholar, we're there to help you in case of any emergencies." When Mike called us back and we told him that our flight to D.C. had been cancelled, he told us that he couldn't look up any other flights (on both United and any other airlines) for us to potentially get on to get to D.C for our transatlantic flight. Instead, he told us to call United ourselves and to go to the airport and talk to the desk agent. I then ended up on the phone (and on hold) the entire drive to the airport, which resulted in nothing because tons of flights had been cancelled due to airline politics and weather. We finally got to the desk agent at the airport, had a hell of a time getting rebooked on another flight, and weren't able to get the upgraded seats that we paid extra money for. When we called Road Scholar and Mike back to ask if during the course of our day when we would be traveling (and unable to make phone calls) he would call Lufthansa to at least make the airline aware of our need for better seating due to my mother's knee replacements, he was unhelpful and rude, at first attempting to refuse calling on our behalf and finally agreeing to, but only after repeatedly telling us "there's no guarantee of those seats" (something we definitely understood because we're not stupid).

Our rebooked flight wasn't set to leave until 7:45 PM tonight, putting us in Verona at 4:05 PM the next day (4 hours after the group transfer to the hotel), so we returned home instead of waiting around the airport for 12 hours. We got on both United and Lufthansa's websites and discovered that not only had our original itineraries not been removed, we had been double booked, one for a flight out of North Carolina to Munich through Delta, and another out of D.C. (the 7:45 PM flight) which had a 23 hour layover in Munich. A call to Road Scholar resulted in us being told that we had to contact the airlines. My mother was on the phone, talking to either United representatives or Lufthansa representatives, from about 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. We were told we had reservations but no tickets, told we had tickets but couldn't see the numbers, told there were seats available for us to get upgraded to but we would have to try to get the desk agent in D.C. to arrange that for us, told that there was no guarantee we could get those seats, and more. It was incredible the amount of bureaucratic bullshit we had to put up with, especially since each airline wouldn't take any responsibility for us getting the seats we paid for and on a new flight, telling us "we'd have to talk to the other company about that." We finally called Road Scholar to see if there was anything more they could do, who encountered the same mess we already had, and all they did was eventually advise us to go back to the airport (a 45 minute drive) and talk to the desk agent to see IF they could put us in the upgraded seats -- ones we had already paid for and my mom couldn't make the trip without!

Then when asked how they would be getting us to our destination in the Lake region (which is not an easy place to get to, as I looked up the train and bus schedules myself, because - remember - I have tons of experience at this point traveling on the ground across Europe), they wouldn't outright say what our plans would be, which could've been anything from picking us up in the airport in a car, giving us a damn rental to drive ourselves, or simply paying for tickets and expecting us to haul all our luggage from the airport to the shuttle to the train station in Verona, take the 2+ hour train to a town an hour away from our destination, have to catch a bus to the actual town we were supposed to be in, and then walk the rest of the way there. Seeing what all happened, I would bet it would've been the latter, which isn't a problem for someone like me, but is an issue for someone like my mom.

The moral of the story here is that my mom and I shouldn't have had to be on the phone with anyone other than Road Scholar, PERIOD. Seeing as we paid well over $10,000 for this trip, the minute the flight was cancelled, Road Scholar should've called us to let us know that they would be making other arrangements for us to get to our trip in the Lake region of Italy. THEY should've been the ones on the phone, dealing with the airline bureaucrats, working their hardest to get us any combination of flights to get us to Italy in the seats that we paid for. Or, if it really came down to it, they should've made arrangements for us to be on this trip at another point in time, offered us another excursion in its place, or simply given us a refund. Instead, they didn't want to do the jobs that we paid them to do, and we were the ones that had to take time out of our day, which was already scheduled to be a hectic and stressful time because traveling is simply just that, to do Road Scholar's job. They didn't look out for us one single bit and completely and utterly RUINED what was supposed to have been a wonderful trip for me and my mom.

My mother has an adventurous and curious soul and hasn't gotten to go to Europe the way she always wanted to. Since I graduated college, my mother suggested taking a mother-daughter trip. This was supposed to be incredibly special for the both of us, getting to go somewhere new together (I hadn't explored Northern Italy much and that's where we decided to go), learning about the food and the culture, and bonding over all the amazing things we were going to be able to do. I think my mom was even more excited about this trip than I was, voraciously reading all the required/recommended reading, practicing Italian in her room so she could order correctly at restaurants, not giving up when we hit little bumps in the road along the way. Instead, we have been nothing but doubtful at best in the entire planning of this trip, and deeply disappointed and angered at worst. I will never again recommend Road Scholars to anyone looking to go on group trips. Instead, I will steer people away and recommend that they either find a better travel agency, book the trip themselves, or go through Rick Steve's program.

Road Scholar should issue my mother a refund and an apology or risk being sued.
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Does Not Recommend

They take advantage of the elderly May 2018

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I had high hopes for Road scholar. However, when I was diagnosed with cancer I got no sympathy from Road Scholar. The agents and management kept saying you should have purchased insurance. But the insurance was extremely expensive and would not have covered the cancellation fee either. I ended up attending anyways because I didn't want to lose my money. I felt sick the entire time and could barely complete the activities. The group leader was wonderful. But the program was very strict and I felt that they over charged for everything. They demonstrated shocking behavior for a non profit that is supposed to be all about education and supporting the elderly. Yet they constantly are sending catalogs and pushing expensive programs. I highly recommend taking your money elsewhere. They do not respect their customers and only care about money. They took advantage of a cancer patient and according to the others on my trip this is common.
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Does Not Recommend

A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT August 2017

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  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 2.0
  • Meals 3.0
I would have enjoyed this trip much more if I felt I was being treated as an adult, the educated, enthusiastic traveler that I am.
Unfortunately, I took a fall and broke my arm near the end of the trip. I was shocked at the very insolent, uncaring attitude of Road Scholar. I received two calls from the insurance program my husband was encouraged to pay for for the trip (we usually use Travel Guard who is great). Both calls were very negative. Neither expressed concern about my condition and both apparently had called to state that ROAD SCHOLAR
WOULD NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING! WOW! A WAKEUP CALL FROM HELL. I WILL BE SHOUTING THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS SO NO ONE ELSE
HAS THIS EXPERIENCE. DO NOT PURCHASE ROAD SCHOLAR INSURANCE -- IT IS A BOONDOGGLE!
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LG

Does Not Recommend

Don't go! March 2017

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I took a four day bridge class at Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The class was mediocre. And I came home with over 50 BED BUG BITES! Please beware.

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TCtssvawmc

Recommends

Excellent coverage of major cities and Guizhou Province January 2017

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Road Scholar (also known as Elderhostel) offers hundreds of tours worldwide, using local tour companies, sometimes universities. I have taken RS tours to Africa, China, and France and look forward to more. This was my first "tour" of China, but my 20th visit, with the rest on business. Our guide, Mei Mei, was one of the finest I've seen on tours. We started with Beijing and continued to Xian and then to Guizhou Province for a week in this fascinating area, which was new to me. We were able to meet the people in the villages, thanks to our guide, and enjoyed the chance to see and photograph such a variety of places in China. Hotels were excellent and appropriate to this type of tour (usually centrally located and very fine). Meals were family style and always good. Road Scholar makes its tours educational and doesn't push shopping as so many commercial ones do. Touring in China is very safe. You do have a lot of walking and RS tells you this in the tour, but it seems that a great deal of the walking is in those huge airports! I recommend Road Scholar and always turn to their catalogs to choose my next trip.
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Itinerary

Day 1: In Transit to Program

In Flight

Day 2: Arrive, Transfer Thatcham, Orientation, Bike Fitting, Dinner

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Regency Park Hotel

Activity note: Motorcoach Time: 1.5 hours; Biking distance: There will be no biking today which provides an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after your international flight. Please note that daily biking distances are approximate and may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.

Morning: We proceed to Thatcham by motorcoach and check into our hotel.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like at the Regency Park Hotel Club Bar.

Afternoon: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during scheduled free time for informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own. Upon arrival in Thatcham, bicycles will be fitted to the participant and skill testing will take place. Please be aware that indicated motorcoach times as well as biking distances are approximate and that program activities and schedules could change due to local circumstances such as weather, traffic conditions, etc. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: In the Regency Park Hotel dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure. The evening is free to continue becoming acquainted with your fellow participants or take a stroll. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.

Day 3: Kennet & Avon Canal, Newbury, Hungerford

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: The Bear Hotel

Activity note: Biking Distance: 13 miles

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room, choose from a buffet with meats, cheeses, eggs, yogurt, cereals, breads, juices, and hot beverages.

Morning: After a hearty breakfast, we will present a lecture on safety, rules of the road and the IBT Corner System. Start thinking about biking on the LEFT side of the road! We’re ready to bicycle and our destination is along the Kennet & Avon Canal to the market town of Newbury, where we'll stop for coffee and independent exploration. The canal, which was completed in 1810, links London and Bristol by connecting the Kennet and Avon Rivers.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy local fare at a pub in Newbury.

Afternoon: Continue bicycling to Hungerford where there will be ample time to explore this quaint town known for its antique shops.

Dinner: In The Bear Hotel dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: Learn more about your fellow travelers at Group Introductions after dinner.

Day 4: Crofton Pumping Station, Devizes Wharf, Caen Hill, Beanacre

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Beechfield House

Activity note: Biking Distance: 33 miles

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: We leave the county of Berkshire via two-wheeler and enter the county of Wiltshire. Bicycling west, we avoid most of the hills that are characteristic of the chalk downland. Every so often we encounter the Kennet & Avon Canal and the Great Western Railway Line, competitors at one time for transporting goods between London and Bristol. On arrival at the Crofton Pumping Station, we enjoy coffee and tea before attending a lecture on the siting of the Beam Engines at the station to pump water to the summit of the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like at a local pub in Bottlesford.

Afternoon: As we pedal to Beanacre, we'll see several important and impressive engineering features of the canal: Devizes Wharf and the Caen Hill Flight of Locks. We continue westward along the canal's towpath until we turn north to Melksham and the village of Beanacre to our Victorian country house hotel.

Dinner: In the Beechfield House Hotel dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 5: Corsham, Lacock, Fox-Talbot Museum of Photography, Beanacre

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Beechfield House

Activity note: Biking Distance: 12 miles

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: Our route takes us through the picturesque village of Corsham, where the streets are lined with stately Georgian houses.

Lunch: We buy a picnic lunch in Corsham and eat at Lacock Abbey (weather permitting) before the tour. In case of inclement weather, enjoy lunch on your own at a local pub in Lacock.

Afternoon: There's plenty to see at the National Trust village of Lacock. A visit to the Abbey, exploration of the village as well as the Fox-Talbot Museum of Photography is on the agenda prior to returning to our hotel in Beanacre.

Dinner: Hotel dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 6: Medieval Wool Trade Lecture, Bradford-on-Avon Guided Walk, Bath

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Bath City

Activity note: Biking Distance: 33 miles

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: Following a lecture on the medieval wool trade in the west country, depart for Bradford-on-Avon. On arrival, join a local historian to learn about the past of this delightful old town during a guided walk.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy a pub lunch in Bradford-on-Avon.

Afternoon: Visit the magnificent Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn, a spectacular 14th-century stone barn with an amazing timber roof. Produce from grange farms of the powerful abbey was brought to the tithe barn to be stored before being sold or used by the nuns themselves. Continue pedaling along the Kennett & Avon Canal to Bath.

Dinner: In the Hilton Bath City Hotel dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 7: Bath Guided Walk, Free Time

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hilton Bath City

Activity note: Biking Distance: no biking

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: The magnificent city of Bath awaits us! Accompany yet another local historian on a walking field trip through Bath to discover some of the city's most impressive sites including the Royal Crescent and the Circus.

Lunch: On your own to sample the local fare in Bath. Try the tasty ploughman's lunch, an English cold meal which consists of cheese, pickles, and bread. Additional items such as an apple, boiled eggs, ham, and pickled onions may be added.

Afternoon: Free Time: Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most in Bath. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions. You are free to tour the Roman Baths, visit museums and gardens or simply relax over tea at The Pump Room.

Dinner: Hotel dining room.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 8: Bath Harbour, SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Almondsbury

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Aztec Hotel & Spa

Activity note: Biking Distance: 36 miles

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: Pedal along the Bristol & Bath Railway Path, which provides traffic-free and level cycling right into the city center. Upon arrival at Bath Harbour, break for coffee and tea at the Museum of Bath at Work prior to attending a lecture on the SS Great Britain, the first iron transatlantic liner driven by propeller to cross to America. Designed by the great English engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, she is now back from a watery grave in the Falkland Islands to the dry dock in which she was built over 150 years ago.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like at the Dockyard Café Bar alongside the SS Great Britain.

Afternoon: Continue along the banks of the River Avon as we pass under the impressive Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was also designed by Brunel. Turn northward into the county of Gloucestershire and eventually reach our dwelling for the night.

Dinner: In the Aztec Hotel & Spa dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 9: Edward Jenner Lecture, Wildfowl & Wetland Trust, Gloucester

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hallmark Hotel

Activity note: Biking Distance: 36 miles

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: An early ride takes us along the eastern side of the River Severn, one of Britain's great rivers with a great tidal range creating the Severn Bore, especially on high spring tides, which reaches the city of Gloucester. Near Berkeley is the 12th-century castle referred to by Shakespeare in Richard II and where King Edward II was murdered. Berkeley is also the home of Edward Jenner, who in 1796, discovered the cause and the means of protection against smallpox. At the Jenner Museum, attend a lecture on Jenner's pioneering medical work. Enjoy an excursion to Wildfowl & Wetlands Center at Slimbridge, home to the largest collection of ducks, geese, and swans in the world.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like at the Water’s Edge Café at the Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Afternoon: Follow the towpath of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal into Gloucester, a 19th-century inland port which is in the midst of being restored and turned into a delightful collection of shops, pubs, museums and of course, a harbor for all sorts of visiting boats and ships.

Dinner: In the Hallmark Hotel dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 10: Gloucester Cathedral, Dumbleton, Beckford Silk, Dumbleton

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Dumbleton Hall Hotel

Activity note: Biking Distance: 25 miles

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: En route to Dumbleton, we'll explore the Gloucester Cathedral before departing for Tewkesbury, site of one of the best-preserved abbeys in England.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy delicious soup and brown bread at the Lower Lode Inn in Forthampton.

Afternoon: Brace yourself for a short boat ride across the River Severn. En route to our next hotel, in the village of Dumbleton in the county of Worcestershire, we'll take an excursion to Beckford Silk where silk scarves and ties are printed. After check-in, feel free to enjoy the hotel's garden or hike through its expansive grounds and countryside.

Dinner: In the Dumbleton Hall Hotel dining room, choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 11: Stratford-upon-Avon, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Free Time

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Best Western Grosvenor Hotel

Activity note: Biking Distance: no biking; Motorcoach Time: 1 hour

Breakfast: Hotel dining room.

Morning: Board an early coach to Stratford-upon-Avon. Deposit luggage at the hotel before embarking on a guided walk of "Stratford and the Life & Times of William Shakespeare," during which we'll visit many of the significant places associated with the Bard of Avon. A field trip through the Royal Shakespeare Theatre affords us a "front-of-house" look at this world-renowned theatre company.

Lunch: On your own to enjoy what you like in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Afternoon: Free Time: Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most in Stratford-upon-Avon. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: Recap your adventures and share your favorite memories with your fellow participants tonight at our farewell dinner in the Best Western Grosvenor Hotel dining room. Choose your three-course meal from the hotel's table d'hôte menu. Tap water included; other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 12: Program Concludes

Meals: Breakfast

Activity note: Motorcoach Time: 2 hours

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room. This concludes our program.

Morning: Morning transfer to London Heathrow Airport for departures. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,699

Price Per Day:

$ 308 per day
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • 10 nights of accommodations
  • 4 expert-led lectures
  • 16 expert-led field trips
  • An experienced Group Leader
  • Customary gratuities throughout the program
  • The Road Scholar Travel Protection Plan, 24-hour-a-day emergency assistance coverage
  • Taxes
Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts and 10 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Internal airfare and ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Accomodations

Regency Park Hotel: 1 night  Thatcham

The Bear Hotel: 1 night  Hungerford

Beechfield House: 2 nights  Beanacre

Hilton Bath City: 2 nights  Bath

Aztec Hotel & Spa: 1 night  Almondsbury

 

Hallmark Hotel: 1 night  Gloucester

The Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is located on the fringe of Gloucester within easy reach of the Cotswolds.

Start City
Thatcham
End City
London

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