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Highlights
  • Take a boat ride on the most beautiful of the Lakes — Derwentwater — before ascending the distinctive fell of Cat Bells for spectacular views.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Romantic poets at Wordsworth's Grasmere and Dove Cottage.
  • Walk part of the upland Pennine Way National Trail, chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England.

The Lake District National Park is the most well known in England for its highest peaks and deepest lakes, while the Scottish Southern Uplands offer lower more rolling landscapes. Embark on a delightful walking adventure that leads you along the lakeshores, woodlands and mountaintops of these beautiful regions, and delight in the panoramic views that have served as inspiration to some of the world’s greatest poets.

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Walking in the Lake District and Scotland

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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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S

Does Not Recommend

They take advantage of the elderly May 2018

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
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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S

Does Not Recommend

A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT August 2017

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  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • 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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  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Transportation 2.0
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.

Operator Road Scholar

TCtssvawmc

Recommends

Excellent coverage of major cities and Guizhou Province January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • 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: Arrival Day, Windermere.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Morning: Manchester Airport (MAN). Please see the Transportation Information section for details of transfers.

Lunch: In the hotel dining room for those arriving by lunchtime. A light lunch with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages are available for purchase.

Afternoon: Free time to check-in and unpack at the hotel before an Orientation at 6pm. The Group Leaders will greet everyone and lead introductions. This program is staffed with two Group Leaders, who will accompany us throughout the program and deal with logistics, lecture, conduct field trips and serve as an information resource on program-related topics. 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. Please note that program activities, schedules and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: A seated dinner will be taken in the hotel dining room with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure to relax and prepare for the program ahead.

Day 3: Wordsworth's Grasmere, Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast buffet in the hotel. A wide range of hot and cold options, as well as coffee, tea, water and fruit juices.

Morning: We begin today in the hotel with a briefing on walking and hiking in the lakes. Everything you need to know about traversing this beautiful part of England will be covered, and any burning questions you may have will be answered. Your Group Leader will also explain the variety of walks on offer every day, the differences in content and length, and help guide you in your choices. There will then be an option of walks in the Loughrigg area.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: Your walks continue into the afternoon, with an opportunity towards the end to visit Dove Cottage, home and inspiration to the poet William Wordsworth. We'll learn about the “Lake District Scene” and the lives of the Romantic poets.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: After dinner we'll gather in the hotel for an enlightening talk on Vernacular architecture.

Day 4: The Langdale Valley, Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Breakfast: In hotel dining room.

Morning: Both of today’s walks are in the Langdale valley, an area that has played a key role in the development of the culture of the Lake District. We'll be discussing flora and fauna of the high tops, and the history and traditions of walking and hiking.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: Your walks continue, before we return to the hotel by motor coach.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 5: Troutbeck, Townend, Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today, we have a short walk to Orrest Head, a magnificent view point above Windermere village and lake. This will be followed, if time with a short visit to Holehird, the Lake District Horticultural Society garden before we continue the walk to the Mortal Man pub. Before arriving at The Mortal Man pub, there should be time to visit the beautiful village church, ‘Jesus Church’ with its fine ‘Burn Jones’ arts and craft stain glass window.

Lunch: A served lunch will be taken at The Mortal Man pub in Troutbeck. An established traditional Lake District Inn since 1689, it resides over the wonderous panoramic views of Lakeland mountains that have captivated many great minds through the centuries.

Afternoon: We continue our walk through the village of Troutbeck. Troutbeck is a designated Conservation Area, with a number of buildings which date from the 17th to 19th Centuries. Some of the buildings have retained the original features such as mullioned windows, heavy cylindrical chimneys and many other unique architectural curiosities. We'll enjoy a guided walk of this lovely village, followed by an visit to Townend, a 17th Century National Trust property.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 6: Derwentwater, The Borrowdale Valley, Windermere

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: This morning we'll enjoy a boat cruise on the nearby Derwentwater. At 3 miles long, 1 mile wide, the Derwentwater is both fed and drained by the the River Derwent, which has a rich historical and literary background. An oasis of peace and calm, it has inspired many a writer throughout the years. We'll discuss these writers, as well as the impact tourism has had on the area.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: This afternoon we have two walks available. There will be a a high level walk taking us over Cat Bells, a favourite of Beatrix Potter. There will also be a gentler route, taking us on a beautiful circular walk around the Borrowdale Valley, taking in the magnificent Bowder Stone, quaint hamlets of Stonethwaite, Rosthwaite and Grange as well as a stroll beside the River Derwent. Your Group Leaders will explain the difference between the options and help you choose how to spend your afternoon.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 7: Coniston, Windermere

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Breakfast: In hotel dining room.

Morning: We travel by motor coach to nearby Coniston, the centre of the historic copper mining industry. The great Victorian thinker John Ruskin and author Arthur Ransome both have strong links with this area and the following walk options are available: A high level walk takes us over Coniston Old Man, looking at the disused copper mines and slate quarries. A medium level walk takes us around beautiful Tarn Hows.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: The walks continue before we return to the hotel by motor coach.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a delightful audio-visual presentation from a local expert: “A Lakeland Picture Show”.

Day 8: Free Day, Windermere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Windermere Hydro Hotel.

Breakfast: In hotel dining room.

Morning: Enjoy a free day with a "Cross Lakes Shuttle" ticket. This is an all day service where a small passenger boat will take you across Windermere, with transportation available to Hilltop and Hawkshead return, alighting at your leisure. You will be provided with a booklet of self-guided walks to help you explore the area, with a choice of Lakeside walks or more taxing walks over Claife Heights for the adventurous!

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: Free to continue your independent exploration.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 9: Transfer to Kelso, The Scottish Borders, Kelso

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Cross Keys.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: We board the motor coach to transfer to Scotland, a journey of 140 miles taking 3hrs 30mins. En-route we'll make relaxed stops to explore Moffat, a small town in the midst of the southern uplands, and at St. Mary's Loch.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken in between the picturesque Loch of Lowes and St. Mary’s Loch.

Afternoon: Enjoy a 3 mile walk along the East side of the loch, before continuing on to the hotel. We'll check in, and then have time to relax.

Dinner: A seated dinner will be taken in the hotel dining room with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: Relax after dinner with an informative talk on The Borders and the Southern Uplands.

Day 10: The Rivers Tweed & Teviot, Kelso.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Cross Keys.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we explore the Jedburgh and the Teviots. We start by driving by mini coach to Jedburgh, where you will have an opportunity to explore this classic border town, which includes Mary Queen of Scots House, the Abbey and the Jail. A unique town, all exhibitions are free and the whole town is a free Wi-Fi area. We then drive at midday to your lunch stop at the Buccleuch Arms

Lunch: Enjoy a traditional served pub lunch in St Boswells.

Afternoon: In the afternoon there are walks into the Teviots Hills, near St Boswells and a walk along St Cuthberts Way to the Waterloo Monument, Peniel Heugh. Here you can walk up and climb the tower and visit the Harestanes Visitors Centre. We then return to the hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy an enlightening talk on abbeys and monasteries.

Day 11: Melrose, Eldon Hills, Kelso.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Cross Keys.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we have walks in and around the pleasant small town of Melrose. The town has one of the earliest Norman Abbeys in which at one time, it is said, was buried the heart of King Robert the Bruce. The longer walk takes us across the majestic River Tweed before following St. Cuthbert’s Way across the wonderful Eildon Hills before descending via the abbey into the town. For the easier walk there is a chance to follow the paths beside the River Tweed and around the town’s outskirts before later visiting Smailholm Tower, one of the finest and best preserved Pele Towers in the Scottish Borders.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: The walks continue before we return to the hotel by motor coach.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: A Scottish Pipe Band plays for us in the ballroom.

Day 12: Lindisfarne: The Holy Island, Kelso.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Cross Keys.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: A full day field trip by motor coach to Lindisfarne, the Holy Island. With a recorded history from the 6th Century, Lindisfarne was an important centre of Celtic Christianity and we will pay a visit to Lindisfarne Priory, originally founded in the 7th Century. Depending on the tides we will spend 3 to 5 hours before returning to the mainland.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at the Barn at Beal.

Afternoon: Your afternoon walk today is on the Berwickshire coast around St Abbs head, although this day may alter depending on the tide times.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 13: The Pennine Way, Kelso.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Cross Keys.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today we have a choice of walks across the Pennine Way. The Pennine way runs 267 miles from the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish Border, across the Pennine Hills. Steeped in history, this is known as the “backbone of England” and offers some of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: The walks continue before we return to the hotel by motor coach.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Day 14: Transfer to Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: We drive to the Scottish capital Edinburgh and, weather permitting, take an open top bus tour exploring both the old and new parts of this iconic city.

Lunch: A packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, a snack and a drink will be provided to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: Those with energy to spare will be able to take a guided hike up Arthur’s Seat, the famous volcanic hill at the foot of the Royal Mile. Some claim its name is derived from the legends surrounding King Arthur. Decide for yourself as you enjoy this leisurely walk, with beautiful views over the capital, or simply spend the afternoon at leisure. Casual shoes or sneakers can be worn.

Dinner: A seated dinner will be taken in the hotel dining room with coffee, tea and water. Other beverages are available for purchase.

Evening: A farewell meeting to say goodbye to your new found friends, followed by free time.

Day 15: Program Concludes

Meals: Breakfast

In Flight

Breakfast: In the hotel. Some participants may depart prior to breakfast.

Morning: Transfer to Edinburgh Airport for onward flights. This concludes our program. 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

$ 4,199

Price Per Day:

$ 280 per day
 
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Details
Trip Includes
  • 13 nights of accommodations
  • 5 expert-led lectures
  • 22 expert-led field trips
  • 1 performance
  • 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:

13 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 13 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Accomodations

Windermere Hydro Hotel.: 7 nights  Bowness-on-Windermere.

Situated overlooking Windermere and the Langdale Hills. Originally a Spa hotel opened in 1881, it has recently been restored to its original splendour.

 

Cross Keys: 5 nights  Kelso.

Sitauted in the central square of the market town.

 

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport: 1 night  Edinburgh

Close to Edinburgh Airport and to city centre.

Start City
Windermere
End City
Edinburgh

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