Here's what people are saying about this adventure:
“This program was an absolute marvel filled with experiences that have created memories that will last forever. The sights, the wines, the food, & the knowledge gained were all outstanding.”
— Karl from Tucson, AZ
“Being away for a long time changes your outlook. After a week or two you leave home behind. You become more open and your personality changes a little bit. You become an explorer!”
— Sarah from Florida, Road Scholar World Academy participant
Cruise through 30 countries in 131-days
Road Scholar's World Academy cruise circumnavigates the globe in a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Beginning in Florida, you’ll join local experts in 30 countries on a monumental 131-day voyage that takes you from the sail to South America, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Caribbean. Enjoy expert-led lectures, delicious meals, overnight field trips in iconic landmarks, and off-the-beaten-path gems as you immerse yourself in the local culture and history of each enthralling new destination.
Highlights of this adventure:
- Learn the legends behind Easter Island’s moai statues as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert instructor.
- Experience Christ the Redeemer – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – on an exciting excursion to Rio de Janeiro.
- Explore Table Mountain and learn about the local wildlife on field trips to three South African cities: Richards Bay, Durban and Cape Town.
You’ll investigate hidden aspects of cities that only the most seasoned locals know about and often explore museums and historic sites when those locations are closed to other visitors.
Road Scholar has been leading global adventures for over 40 years. Our programs are experiential learning adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore the world with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.
We think travel author Arthur Frommer said it best about us: “The emphasis is always on learning, and the cost of participation is far below commercial levels.” We believe you shouldn’t have to pay extra to enter a museum or to visit a must-see icon, so we include every essential in our learning adventures.
Whether traveling with friends, with a partner or as a solo traveler, you’ll be part of a warm, inclusive community that bonds easily over shared interests and a love of learning.