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Road Scholar Adventures

Discover 5,500 educational adventures in all 50 states and 150 countries with Road Scholar, the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning.

Established in 1975, Road Scholar offers participants extraordinary experiences delivered by local and world-renowned experts. Experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural excursions and study cruises to walking, biking and more. From programs that include all activities and meals, to those with free time to explore independently, Road Scholar offers programs that appeal to all. Just a sampling of Road Scholar’s educational adventures includes:

North America Programs: Road Scholar offers an unmatched selection of learning adventures in all 50 states and all provinces in Canada. Each program includes hotel accommodations and most, if not all, meals, lectures, expert-led field trips, tips and behind-the-scenes access.

International Programs: Explore the world with Road Scholar offering programs in some of the most far-reaching and exotic locales in the world.

Adventures Afloat: Traverse some of the world's most spectacular waterways, offering you a convenient and rewarding way to learn and explore aboard ocean liners, riverboats, barges and small ships.

Living and Learning: Live like a local in some of the world’s most fascinating cities in these multi-week learning adventures that offer apartment-style living, daily language classes, local hosts and expert-led field trips to iconic sites.

Intergenerational: Explore together with your grandchild through interactive learning experiences and field trips. Learn with other grandparents and their grandchildren, bridging generations and opening doors to discovery and friendship.

Outdoor Adventures: From hiking in the Grand Canyon to exploring France by barge and bicycle, to sharpening your golf or tennis skills, these active programs exercise the body and the mind.

Service Learning: From tutoring schoolchildren or helping restore a crucial forest habitat for wildlife, to assisting with artifact restoration and museum curatorial work, Service Learning programs are an opportunity to make a difference in the world.

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