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Activity Levels

Travel with The Met works with our tour operator Arrangements Abroad (AA) to meticulously craft unique itineraries, focusing on safety, cultural enrichment, and memorable experiences for all participants. Each program offers a dynamic schedule, including visits to cultural institutions, special events, artistic and natural wonders, and insightful perspectives from esteemed educators, artists, and political figures. We warmly invite all travelers to join us. To make the most of your travel experience, approach each program with a positive mindset, curiosity, and flexibility. Prioritizing your safety and comfort, we kindly request that you carefully consider the details of each trip and choose one that best suits your health, physical condition, and individual circumstances.

Below, we provide program physical activity levels and pacing levels to reflect the realities of the programs per our partners at Arrangements Abroad. These levels are/will be used in printed and online brochures, as well as in the What to Expect section of the Terms & Conditions of your chosen program and the Personal Information Form provided when we reserve your place on the program. They offer valuable insights into the physical intensity and pacing of activities for each itinerary, enabling you to choose a program that aligns with your interests and meets your expectations.

We want to ensure that all our guests have a safe and enjoyable experience on our unique itineraries. Please let us know at the time of reservation if you have any conditions, require special medical attention, or have other requirements that may affect your health and safety, or that of others, during the tour. This will allow us to assess your needs and determine how we can best accommodate you.

Please note that we are unable to provide individual assistance for walking, wheelchairs, motorized scooters, carrying personal items, or other personal needs. If you require such assistance, you must be accompanied by a capable and willing companion who can provide the necessary support throughout the entire trip. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter as we strive to create a positive and inclusive travel experience for all our guests.

Activity Levels


These programs involve a minimum of one (1) mile of walking each day, averaging a pace of around 30 minutes per mile. During walks, there may be stairs without handrails to climb, and walking periods can last up to an hour. While the routes generally consist of level ground, there may be occasional cobblestones, uneven pavement, or unpaved paths. Please be aware that there will be times when you'll need to stand during the walks. Additionally, embarking and disembarking from motor coaches and other transportation methods will be part of the program.


On these programs, you can expect to walk one to two (1-2) miles at a time while visiting different sites and participating in walking or architectural tours. Some excursions may involve climbing multiple flights of stairs without handrails, as well as walking on uneven pavement, unpaved roads, paths, or cobblestones. Please note that there may be instances where you'll need to stand for up to an hour at sites where seating is not available.


These programs may include more active components such as hiking, bicycling, and walking longer distances of three (3) miles or more per day. You can expect to encounter hills and/or uneven terrain on several days. Additionally, on each day of the program, there may be instances where you'll need to stand for long periods of time without difficulty.


These programs are specifically tailored for travelers who are physically fit and vigorous. Participants should be able to walk five (5) or more miles without difficulty, even on steep or highly uneven surfaces. Throughout the program, there will be several days that involve active pursuits lasting three to four hours at a time. These activities may include hiking in mountainous regions or in the bush, cycling for several miles, or sea kayaking.

Trip Tempo/Pacing

Tranquillo ♩ (one note)

These programs offer a high degree of flexibility when it comes to choosing activities and pacing levels and are usually based on small-ship travel. On these journeys, you may be able to opt out of morning or afternoon excursions and other activities if you prefer. Additionally, there may be multiple groups available on the excursions, each with its own distinct pacing options, allowing you to find the pace that suits you best.

Moderato ♫ (two notes, connected at top)

These programs offer a full schedule of excursions, with some opportunities for free time and independent meals. It is possible that you may stay in more than one hotel during the program as you explore different locations. Additionally, there may be early-morning hotel departures and extended coach, air, or train travel between cities or to remote sites.

Vivace  🎶triplet (3 notes connected with bar at top, or with flags)

Vivace journeys feature a packed schedule of active sightseeing and visits, often starting early in the day and potentially including evening activities. There may be substantial travel times on coaches, trains, or planes. Throughout the program, you can expect to stay in more than two hotels as you explore different locations. Vivace programs frequently involve visits to multiple countries and have limited free time.

Presto ♬♬ four 16th notes (4 notes with two bars at top)

These programs consist of packed and active days, including evening activities. You can expect extended travel times and the use of various local transportation methods. Additionally, there will be frequent changes of hotels throughout the program.

We are here to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the suitability of our programs for your specific needs. For a personalized discussion, please feel free to reach out to a Met Travel consultant at Arrangements Abroad at 844-TRVLMET (844-878-5638); outside New York: 800-221-1944) or through email at You can be sure that we will help you choose the perfect program for an unforgettable and enriching experience.

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change without notice, and therefore activity/pace levels may change accordingly.