Provence, France
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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 Travel 2024

    The state of travel is changing. In 2024, people don’t just want to take a vacation anymore; instead, they want to dive into the history and culture of their destination, seeking out unique experiences and spending weeks, instead of days, abroad — the trend for 2024 is adventure travel. 

    This change has been spurred largely by the baby boomers, who continue to retire in better health and with a stronger taste for self-cultivation than their parents' generation. This growing segment of the population has an appetite for well-designed senior group travel and solo senior travel.

    Europe and South America lead the way as top travel destinations in 2024. Demand for outdoor adventure travel has increased dramatically, and we will see more of that in 2024 as people yearn to become closer to nature. 

    Road Scholars offers more than 600 well-planned adventure trips for 2024, including cultural and adventure retreats as well as partner and solo group travel. 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 riverboat cruise? If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime, Road Scholar has one planned for you. 

    Check out some of our travel tips and practical information for 2024 and some of Road Scholar’s most popular tours.


    Trending Educational Trips for 2024

    • Sail Along the Greek Isles 

    The islands of Greece are waiting for you, leading you on a luxury adventure trip in 2024 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 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 for 2024, 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 landscapes of these Asian countries. During this 15-day adventure trip in 2024, 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, Jordan, a city cut from rose-red rock, and visit Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea before continuing on to Amman. The sites you see will inhabit your memories forever.


    Best of National Parks in 2024

    • Four Jewels: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, and Death Valley

    Check four gorgeous national parks off your bucket list in 2024 with this 9-day tour through California. Stand in awe of towering Sequoias over 2,000 years old in Sequoia National Park. Take in El Capitan and Half Dome at Yosemite. Explore the stark beauty of Death Valley. Walk in the footsteps of John Muir as you see some of California’s greatest natural treasures.

    • Yellowstone: The Great Caldera

    If you’ve been looking for adventure travel, you’ll find it at one of America’s most amazing natural wonders. Yellowstone is truly in a league of its own, and this seven-day tour has it all. Marvel at gushing geysers and magnificent buffalo with your travel group. This trip includes lots of walking and exploration and is ideal for anyone looking for active senior group travel or solo group travel. Make 2024 the year you finally cross Yellowstone off your must-visit list. 


    Best Adventure Trips of 2024

    • Hike, Bike, and Kayak the Border Country of Quebec and Vermont

    If you’ll always choose a bike over a shuttle bus, this amazing six-day tour is for you. You and your group will bike across Southern Quebec, kayak through the beautiful waters of Lake Memphremagog, and then hike Vermont’s peaceful and historic Long Trail. As a reward for all your hard work, you’ll stop along the way for wine and cider-tasting in one of the most beautiful parts of North America.

    • Active New Zealand: Hike, Bike, and Paddle the South Island

    Adventure is calling your name when you sign up for this spectacular 14-day tour. On this trip, you’ll bike through New Zealand’s wine country (stopping for lunch at a winery along the way) and kayak through Fiordland National Park. You’ll also hike through valleys that might just remind you of the fantastical landscapes from the “Lord of the Rings” movies. Every day will provide new breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. 


    Level Up to Adventure Travel in 2024

    It’s time to stop going on vacation and start going on adventures. Road Scholar can help. Our curated trips will help you get the most out of your travel. Our goal is to help our travelers develop a deeper understanding of the cities, national parks, and natural wonders they visit. Whether you’ve been looking for a family vacation option, senior group travel, or solo senior travel, Road Scholar has a trip for you.

    Don’t put off seeing the world any longer. 2024 is the year to expand your horizons and see what the world truly has to offer. Sign up for one of our adventure retreats today.