All 2023 Programs

Now’s the time to plan ahead! A wide range of educational travel adventures in 2023 are now open for enrollment. Secure your space today and look forward to learning, adventure and friendship with Road Scholar!

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Immersive and Educational Adventure Trips 2023

After being so limited in our ability to travel in the past few years, the world is coming alive with people seeking adventures to travel destinations around the world. People aren’t just taking a vacation, they are planning big trips to multi-country destinations because of the opening of borders and more relaxed protocols.

In terms of destinations, travel to Europe in 2023 and South America are leading the way for top travel trips in 2023. Demand for outdoor adventure travel has increased dramatically, and we will see more of that in 2023 as people yearn to become closer to nature. 

Road Scholars offers more than 600 adventure trips in 2023, planned from A to Z, so you don’t have to. How about a culinary adventure in Oaxaca and Puebla? Or hiking through England’s National Parks, staying in country cottages along the way? Maybe an immersive trip through Egypt on a river boat cruise? If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime, Road Scholar has it all planned for you. 

Check out some of our travel tips and practical information for 2023 and some of Road Scholar’s new tours.

Trending Educational Trips for 2023

Sail Along the Greek Isles 


The islands of Greece are waiting for you, leading you on a luxury adventure trip in 2023 through Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Turkey, and more. All aboard the Road Scholar’s newly built Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship where all cabins have ocean views. This 11-day sail features local field trips to each island’s unique attractions. 

Voyage from Iceland to Greenland 


Search for whales and seals, and discover fjords and glaciers — all aboard a small ship that sets sail to explore Iceland to Greenland. Iceland and Greenland are home to undeniably some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world.


On this new 17-day educational trip 2023, explorers will visit Prince Christian Sound, Nuuk, Greenland’s cosmopolitan capital, and soak in the mineral-rich, geothermally-heated waters of the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, to name a few things. Very special guest Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Year of the Flood,” will be on board for intimate discussions. 


Most Popular Road Scholar Trips

The Wonders of Cambodia and Vietnam

With a full five-star rating, this riverboat journey along the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia offers an immersion into the unique culture, historic temples, and beautiful landscape of these Asian countries.  During this 15-day adventure trip in 2023, you will witness the ever-changing modern culture as it mixes with centuries-old traditions and values.


Journey of a Lifetime Through Jordan and Israel


What an exploration of culture and religion as Road Scholar takes you on a 14-day trip to explore Jerusalem, a holy city to three Abrahamic faiths. Along the way, travelers will tour Petra, a city cut from rose-red rock in Jordan and visit Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea before continuing on to Amman. The sites you will see will inhabit your memories forever.