ACTIVITY LEVELS

All our tours are marked with an activity level, which corresponds to the descriptions here. As every individual is different, please contact us directly to talk over the tour activity level if you have any mobility concerns. You are responsible for judging your own capacity and ability to participate in tour activities without delaying or infringing upon the progress of the trip or the other Passengers. On all our tours, it is necessary for Passengers to be able to get in and out of the bus on their own, which involves climbing 3-4 stairs. The limited use of a cane, walker may still allow you to participate in most of our tours, although we ask our Passengers to be aware that requirements for disability accommodations are different in Europe than in the U.S. We regret we cannot provide Passengers with wheelchairs, however we can store manual folding wheelchairs for those who bring their own, as long as a physically able companion accompanies the Passenger to provide assistance. Despite the general tour activity level, some places on the itinerary may be more challenging than others. This may be due to lots of stairs, strenuous walking involved or uneven terrain. Other places may only be visited on anniversary tours or may be strongly weather dependent.

1 / 5

These tours are designed to be easy-going, with plenty of free time and minimal walking, typically averaging 2-3 miles per day. They are shorter in duration and cover a more limited geographical area, which means that Passengers will not need to spend long periods of time on the bus. All the sights we visit are easily accessible. The terrain we will be walking on is mostly flat, with concrete and gravel surfaces. Our daily schedule allows for plenty of free time to explore on your own, take a leisurely walk.

· Average 2-3 miles walk a day

· Mostly even terrain

· Short to medium travel times

· Relaxed pace

2 / 5

On these tours we maximize your travel time with a full dawn to dusk schedule, including pockets of free time. They are short in duration and cover a limited geographical area, which means that Passengers will not need to spend long periods of time on the bus. Not all sites can be fully accessed by wheelchair because of natural terrain of untouched historic areas such as battlefields, beaches, and cobblestone streets.

· Average 3-4 miles walk a day

· Mostly even terrain with a few challenging sites

· Short to medium travel times

· Relaxed pace

3 / 5

These tours are more physically demanding, as few sites include 2+ hours of walking and standing. Since we cover many countries, travel times will be longer. The climate may change from country to country, Passengers should be prepared for different weather conditions. The terrain on these tours is generally flat, with some easy inclines on surfaces such as gravel, concrete, dirt and some stairs. The average distance walked per day is slow-medium paced 3-5 miles. Our daily schedule is full of activities, leaving slightly less free time.

· Average 4-6 miles walk a day

· Some uneven terrain

· Medium to long travel times

· Moderate pace

4 / 5

These tours are more physically and mentally demanding as they require a good level of strength and stamina. They include a significant amount of walking and standing. Weather conditions can be more difficult, with heat and humidity that can affect Passengers adversely. The terrain on these tours is more varied, with surfaces including gravel, concrete, dirt, cobblestones, and may also include steep hills and many steps. Consequently, these tours are not recommended for Passengers with mobility issues as they may miss out on some of the sites. Our daily schedule is full of activities, leaving slightly less free time.

· Average 4-6 miles walk a day

· Mostly uneven terrain & stairs

· Medium to long travel times

· Moderate pace

5 / 5

These tours are long with activity from breakfast to dinner including very little free time. They are difficult not only because of their length but due to the physicality of the tour, too. We encourage Passengers to gauge their own abilities carefully from day to day to know if they need to step out for a day to rest. These tours are not suitable for Passengers with mobility issues and wheelchairs.

· Average 5-7 miles walk a day

· Uneven terrain & stairs

· Long travel times

· Fast paced

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