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Traveling with Grandkids



Looking for a special way to spend time with your grandchild? Bring them along on a Road Scholar learning adventure! Share the best of the great outdoors with them as you snorkel in coral reefs, go whitewater rafting or learn about animals at a zoo. You can even share their love for STEM projects as you learn about robots or even rockets! Each learning adventure is created with your grandchild’s age and learning level in mind, allowing you to both have fun, learn and make new friends. Together, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime!


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Traveling With Grandchildren

Having grandchildren can be one of the most rewarding events in your life; watching them coo, cuddling with them, reading books, and introducing them to new sights and adventures. 

Create lasting memories traveling with your grandchildren by taking them on an experiential learning adventure with Road Scholar. We have curated trips that are perfect for you and your grandchild to enjoy. We plan age-appropriate activities that will interest people young and old. 


How Can Grandparents Make the Most of Traveling With Grandchildren

Road Scholar offers many grandparent tours with grandchildren that offer learning adventure experiences packed with exciting field trips. Discover the Grand Canyon, search for dinosaur fossils in Utah, and have a scavenger hunt at the Louvre Museum in Paris. We’re here to guide you through the rousing exploit that is traveling with grandkids. Here are a few of our favorite trips


  • Kids in Paris: The City of Light With Your Grandchild

Bonjour! We have a great tour for you — a nine-day tour through the beautiful French city of Paris, renowned for the Eiffel Tower, croissants, and the Seine River. Experience the best of Paris with your grandchild as you discover iconic landmarks and even learn to speak some French.

This amazing grandparent tour with your grandchild will be the first group to find the Mona Lisa on a fun scavenger hunt through the Louvre and hear the story behind the hunchback of Notre Dame at the cathedral where it all took place. Learn to make delicious chocolate at the chocolate museum and wave “au revoir” to France at the top of the Arc de Triomphe. This program is for grandchildren ages 9-13. 


  • Misty of Chincoteague: An Island Adventure With Your Grandchild

Explore the magical island of Chincoteague, where ponies run wild alongside your grandchild on this six-day tour. Join local experts to explore herds of wild ponies, bottlenose dolphins, and marshes teaming with marine critters. 

Your grandchild will tell you about Misty, the wild pony from the famous children’s book. Then you will visit her home in Virginia, and get up close to the wild ponies. Visit the NASA Visitor Center on Wallops Island to learn about the rockets that launch there. This program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.


  • From Cloud Forests to Volcanoes: Costa Rica With Your Grandchild

Capture incredible memories and take photos of monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, and more on a nine-day nature trip to Costa Rica, traveling with your grandkids. You can trek through cool cloud forests by way of hanging bridges. Take a water rafting trip on Rio Corobicí through the wild landscape of Costa Rica. You and your grandchild will see Costa Rica from a bird's eye view on a zip line through the rainforest. This program is for grandchildren ages 9-11, 12-14, or 15-17, depending on the date. 


Book Your Southwest National Park Trip With Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we have the best vacations for you to enjoy traveling with grandkids. We have all the tips and trips to ensure that grandparents have a great trip with family.  At Road Scholar, we have education adventure collections that are great for every age and ability level.