From world-renowned research facilities to historic cultural centers, from iconic Pearl Street to the towering Rocky Mountains, come discover the many treasures of Boulder.
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Program No. 21972RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover the beauty and culture of one-of-a-kind Boulder during an adventure featuring an entertaining blend of the arts and sciences. Take a walk on Boulder’s dramatic side with a performance of a Shakespeare play. Swoon to world-class music at the opera in a historic venue near the old mining town and at two concerts by the Colorado Music Festival orchestra in historic Chautauqua Auditorium. Along the way, visit three prestigious scientific institutions off-limits to the general public and hear from experts inside Boulder’s unique museums, as well.
Activity Level
Walk two miles daily over varied terrain. Standing up to two hours; multiple flights of stairs. Elevations of 5,000-8,000 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend performances in the Chautauqua Auditorium and Central City Opera House, historic venues listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Learn why Boulder has more Nobel Laureates per capita than any U.S. city during insider’s explorations of the city’s world-renowned research facilities.
  • Take in the historic architecture and interesting shops of Pearl Street while buskers entertain passing pedestrians.

General Notes

United States Federal Security Regulations require showing a passport for admission to secure research laboratories to be visited.
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Gary Israelson
Gary Israelson has been leading Road Scholar skiing, bicycling and hiking trips for the last 10 years, including 25 skiing trips in Colorado. He has been carving turns on the mountain slopes for more than 55 years and is a past member of the National Ski Patrol and the Professional Ski Instructor Association.
Gary Israelson