Thinking of joining us on your first Road Scholar learning adventure? We have so many incredible experiences on the menu, we know it can be hard to choose just one! That’s why we gathered up a list of our top programs for first-timers to help you figure out where to start. From Egyptian Pyramids to New Orleans Jazz — find out what first-time Road Scholars love to learn about!
Are you considering joining us on your first Road Scholar learning adventure? We have curated the best places for first-time travelers so you can show up with your suitcase and let us take care of the rest. There are so many incredible experiences on the Road Scholar menu that we have gathered a few of our best international and local trips on the North American continent that first-time senior travelers will appreciate.
Let our experts at Road Scholar help you figure out whether to start with a tour through one of America’s national parks or an international trip to the mountain countries of Asia.
This epic 18-day expedition to the Galápagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru is a trip of a lifetime to experience two of Latin America’s most renowned icons.
Discover the unique wildlife of the Galápagos and feast your eyes on the preserved ruins of Machu Picchu from a long-lost civilization.
Experience both of these destinations and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Quito in an intimate group setting that allows for the optimal learning time from Road Scholar's acclaimed experts. Swim and snorkel in search of the giant tortoise and sea lions.
The best part is that these trips take a lot of planning and coordination that you won’t have to do. It’s one of the best places for first-time travelers to show up and enjoy the journey.
Join a small group for a 19-day tour through the mountain kingdoms of Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. Learn from the locals who call the Himalayas home about the sacred temples, hidden monasteries, magnificent palaces, and ancient cities of this special mountain region in Asia.
Tibet is known as the “roof of the world.” Nepal is home to Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. So you can’t help but smile when among the friendly people of Bhutan and its “Gross National Happiness” philosophy. This Road Scholar trip will kick off your first international trip with a bang.
Make your first trip with Road Scholar a true adventure in nature with this six-day best of Glacier National Park tour. Raft Flathead River, explore alpine trails, take a dip in the pristine lakes, and learn from experts about how glaciers carved this stunning landscape thousands of years ago.
Travelers will hike through Lake McDonald Valley, Logan Pass, and along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, led by naturalists. At the end of a full day of exploration, relax on cool summer evenings at Lake McDonald.
With 44 countries in Europe, there are endless areas you can explore for the first time. At Road Scholar, we have a variety of places for first-time travelers to explore in Europe. Some of the best places to travel for beginners adventuring to Europe include:
These are just some of the best places to travel for beginners looking to explore Europe. At Road Scholar, we have numerous learning programs that can bring you to some of Europe’s most diverse cities or quaint villages. No matter your interest or ability level, we have programs for everyone.
If you’re a first-time traveler looking to stay closer to home, exploring one of America’s many national parks is a great place to start. The United States has one of the most geographically diverse landscapes and a deep national park network, making it easy to learn about the geography, wildlife, and history that has shaped America. Some of the top national parks for first-time travelers include:
At Road Scholar, we offer a range of educational adventures for first-time senior travelers. Join Road Scholar’s expert instructors on a trip of a lifetime to see some of the most wondrous sites around the world, or even enroll in one of our online courses. Learn more about the best trips for first-time travelers and enroll with Road Scholar today.