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Around the World

Discover the World by Private Plane

Program No. 23231RJ
Join Road Scholar for the learning adventure of a lifetime — a journey by private plane to the world’s most iconic landmarks.

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Sep 15 - Oct 5, 2024
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Filling Fast!
Sep 15 - Oct 5, 2024
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At a Glance

“You only live once.” That expression was never more apt than right now. Fulfill a dream and be part of our journey by private jet plane. Beginning and ending in London, you’ll connect the dots on some of the world’s greatest icons and destinations: Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, Petra, the Taj Mahal, the Jantar Mantar observatory, Angkor Wat and the temples of Borobudur. We have hand-picked our most knowledgeable instructors and planned extraordinary excursions, providing special insight into some of humankind’s greatest achievements. Similar experiences cost two to three times as much, so if you are looking for the learning adventure of a lifetime, this is your chance.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking on average at least 3 miles daily, on varied and uneven terrain including desert and jungle; walking approximately 6 miles at Petra if taking the field trip at the higher activity level. Many stairs, often steep and/or without handrails. Hot and humid weather encountered at many field trip sites, some with little or no shade. Frequent changes of time zone.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Take your business-class seat on a spacious 767 plane and jet from one iconic destination to the next over 21 days, staying in four and five-star hotels.
  • Accompany top Road Scholar instructors to learn about Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, Petra, Angkor Wat and the temples of Borobudur.
  • Have the incomparable experience of watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat.
  • Gain a unique understanding of the cultures of seven countries, enjoying authentic interactions with local people at every destination.

General Notes

Transport on this exclusive program is by private Boeing 767-300ER jet airplane featuring 54 passenger seats with dual aisle, 2 by 2 by 2 configuration and ‘lie flat’ Business Class seating, and a social area.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Sultan in Oman
by Jan Morris
Petra: A Traveller's Guide
by Rosalyn Maqsood, Ann Jousiffe
Civilisation of Angkor
by Charles Higham
Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City
by Vibhuti Sachdev & Giles Tillotson
Love Jaipur, Rajasthan
by Fiona Caulfield
Stonehenge: Making sense of a prehistoric mystery
by Mike Parker Pearson
The Search for Ancient Egypt
by Jean Vercoutter
by Stanley Wolpert
Oman - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
by Simone Nowell
India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy
by Ramachandra Guha
A History of Egypt, From Earliest Times to the Present
by Jason Thompson
Taj Mahal
by Giles Tillotson, Mary Beard (ed)
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
by William Dalrymple
by Tony Walsh, Diana Darke
Capital, The Eruption of Delhi
by Rana Dasgupta
Petra: The Red-Rose City
by Christian Auge, Jean-Marie Dentzer
Prehistoric Avebury
by Aubrey Burl
Jordan: A Timeless Land
by Christa Paul, David Saunders, Ammar Khammash
Angkor Wat: The History and Legacy of the World's Largest Hindu Temple
by Charles River
Eyewitness Guide Egypt
by Eyewitness Guides
Java Revealed: Borobudur & Prambanan Temples
by David Raezer, Jennifer Raezer
A History of Modern Oman
by Jeremy Jones

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