Epic Adventures

Are you ready for a truly epic learning adventure? Whether you’ve dreamed of taking a voyage around the world or living like a local for six weeks in another country, these educational adventures are like no other. Join us as we explore the Galápagos Islands, thrill in the pyramids of Egypt and much more!

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Epic Tour & Voyage Adventures

Find out where the term jet-setting originated on one of Road Scholar’s epic trips abroad. Go by private plane to see the Taj Mahal. Sail through the famed Suez and Panama Canals. Discover the ancient history of Petra in Jordan.  

Visit the world’s most fascinating places with like-minded learners who love educational travel. Road Scholar announces that 2024 will bring two epic travel adventures


Epic Tours & Voyage Adventures Around the World


1. Discover the World by Private Plane

Hop on a private plane and fly business class on a spacious 767 jet to visit the world’s most iconic places. Road Scholar has created a 21-day itinerary that you will never forget, beginning and ending in London, with stops at Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, Petra, the Taj Mahal, the Jantar Mantar observatory, Angkor Wat and the temples of Borobudur. 

Road Scholar has selected the most knowledgeable instructors to teach you about the world’s most famous landmarks. Guests will stay in five-star hotels in each city and attend 21 expert-led field trips. 

When do you leave? May 6 to May 26, 2023.


2. World Academy on Queen Mary 2: Australia, South Africa & Beyond

This is an epic travel adventure aboard the Queen Mary 2, visiting Australia, South Africa and more. On this 112-night expedition around the world, guests will explore 20 countries on four continents, starting in London. 

The voyage will lead travelers through Western Europe, South Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. Go on a memorable voyage from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal. See the animals on safari in South Africa, experience the desert city of Dubai, witness the biodiversity of the island of Mauritius and more. There are 69 expert-led lectures and 38 field trips along the way. You’ve never experienced an adventure like this!

When do you leave? Jan. 8 to April 29, 2024.


3. World Academy: Discover South America, Hawaii, Japan & Beyond

Explore the world from the MS Zuiderdam ship on an epic vacation that will last 131 days. Guests will travel from South America to the Pacific, Asia to the Middle East and Mediterranean Europe and experience 71 expert-led lectures and 53 expert-led field trips. 

Your world tour will begin and end in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with stops in Central and South America, sailing along the Amazon River, through the Panama Canal and around the Hawaiian islands and Japan, continuing for stops in the Middle East and Mediterranean. 

Stay overnight in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Aqaba to learn more about the history of these huge cities. See the city of Petra in Jordan’s desert. Epic trips await those who dare. 

When do we leave? Jan. 2 to May 11, 2024.


Epic Holidays With Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we have a wide range of cruises and flights around the world. Our programs are led by local experts who will walk you through your destination's history, culture, traditions and landscape. Our immersive educational experiences will allow you and your group members to partake in spirited conversations to learn more about the world and return with lifelong friendships and memories.

Book your next trip with Road Scholar today!