Through the Strait of Gibraltar — known in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules — to the “crossroads of civilization” in Israel and the Middle East, the Mediterranean is home to some of the world’s oldest cultures and timeless treasures. With so many opportunities for new discoveries, Road Scholar’s renowned experts are waiting to share the stories and legends that have shaped western civilization for millennia. Discover all the Mediterranean has to offer on educational adventures, from the mysteries of Malta’s megalithic temples to Gaudí’s one-of-a-kind creations in Barcelona.
Through the Strait of Gibraltar — known in antiquity as the Pillars of Hercules — to the ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Turkey, the Mediterranean is home to some of the world’s oldest cultures and timeless treasures. With so many opportunities for discovery, Road Scholar’s renowned experts are waiting to share the stories and legends that have shaped Western civilization for millennia. Discover all the Mediterranean has to offer on Road Scholar's educational adventures.
There is no shortage of stunning trips offered by Road Scholar that take travelers to the villages along the Mediterranean Sea. From Italy to Greece, here are a few of our favorite Mediterranean tours.
In Cinque Terre, the “five towns” along the Italian Riviera where the land meets the Mediterranean, you'll find medieval fortresses, vineyards, and some of the most delicious food in the world. Road Scholar will take you there on a nine-day adventure, where you'll hike from village to village among ruins and rugged hillsides on an ancient footpath overlooking the sparkling sea.
Road Scholar takes you to one of the most beautiful places on earth: Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, where towns are carved out of cliffs and sailboats bob on the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. In this 13-day Mediterranean tour, you'll discover the hidden history, art, and customs of the ancient Romans and Arabs as you explore underground cities and captivating ruins with local experts.
Provence is best known for its lavender fields, the art of Vincent Van Gogh, and the fountains of Aix-en-Provence, France. Road Scholar will take travelers on a 13-day journey to see historical sites such as the Saint Sauveur Cathedral and the Museum of Old Aix. Take a walk in the historical city center of Arles and live as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. Learn about the time Vincent Van Gogh spent in Arle creating some of his most famous works of art. Experience the people, architecture, food, wine, and décor in Provence along the Mediterranean.
Take Road Scholar’s 12-day Floating Campus voyage in the Mediterranean to sample iconic landmarks and art history. Set sail on the MV La Belle des Océans along the Mediterranean coastline and stop at ports like Genoa, Monte Carlo, and Nice. Experience the Renaissance art and architecture of Florence. Explore the charm of Monaco’s Old Town, home to museums, churches, and gardens, and enjoy the company of other Road Scholars who love adventure!
History will enchant on this Floating Campus to the Greek Islands. On this 15-day island-hopping journey, Road Scholar will take travelers to wonders like the Acropolis and the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Turkey. Discover the gorgeous islands of Santorini and Kos. Visit Greek island hidden gems like Naxos, Milos, and Syros. There's so much to explore along the Greek stretch of the Mediterranean!
Road Scholar has an expansive collection of Mediterranean adventures to choose from. Our professional guides will help you discover your destination's culture, geography, landscapes, and cuisine.
Road Scholar’s experiential learning programs consist of diverse cohorts of like-minded adventurers eager to learn more about the world around them. Through spirited conversations and active discovery, you’ll return with lifelong friends and cherished memories.