South of France Looks good

I like the itinerary except for the several "standing for up to one or more hours." That sounds like the old tours when we gathered round an expert talking for an hour or longer. On recent trips we had "Whispers"  which allowed us to find a place to sit and listen or move around a bit while listening. And adjust the volume. We used whispers in my four Aegean Odyssey trips and they worked very well for me and others who are mobile enough, but have problems standing in one place. On one trip that included the trip leader.  I hope  RS intends to continue using the whispers.

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  • This is the type of device we had on my June 2022 French Rivera Aegean Odyssey trip.  While a good concept, they were very unreliable; lost battery power <2 hrs of use and difficult to stay on your earlobe if you are wearing any type of earring or with sunglasses.   You are assigned 1 for the duration of the trip, turn it in each day for recharge overnight.  If it failed during the tour and your RS guide didn't bring a spare, you had to then be next to the local guide to hear anything - directions, instructions, safety information, etc.  It became frustrating by the end of the 10th day. 

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  • This is the type of device we had on my June 2022 French Rivera Aegean Odyssey trip.  While a good concept, they were very unreliable; lost battery power <2 hrs of use and difficult to stay on your earlobe if you are wearing any type of earring or with sunglasses.   You are assigned 1 for the duration of the trip, turn it in each day for recharge overnight.  If it failed during the tour and your RS guide didn't bring a spare, you had to then be next to the local guide to hear anything - directions, instructions, safety information, etc.  It became frustrating by the end of the 10th day. 

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