Practical Information
Health & Special Considerations

How will I know if the activity level is right for me?

We have assigned an activity level to every Road Scholar program to help you decide which programs best suit your interests and abilities.

EasyLooking to exercise your mind more than your body? Easy programs involve minimal walking and not too many stairs.

ModerateModerate programs get you on your feet. Expect to walk up to a mile a day or to stand in a museum for a few hours.

ActiveOn active programs, you likely will walk as much as two miles a day, whether through historic neighborhoods or on nature trails.

Moderately challengingModerately challenging adventures are for hardy explorers who enjoy a physical challenge and like to spend their days on the go.

ChallengingChallenging programs, our most demanding, are designed for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. 

Any time you see a rating level, click on it to view a quick pop-up summary of the information above.


The program I’m interested in seems rigorous. Are there alternatives?

We offer 5,500 learning adventures, so chances are good we’ll have something that fits the pace you’re looking for. Try our Advanced Search tool and choose the activity level you want.  If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, just give us a call and we’ll try to find some alternatives.


Do you make provisions for disabilities?

For our programs in the United States, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable those with disabilities to participate. For programs outside the United States, our ability to serve those with disabilities is more limited. Whether you are interested in a program in the U.S. or abroad that suits your particular needs, please call us and we’ll work to find options for you.


Can Road Scholar accommodate my special diet?

Not every program can accommodate every special diet. However, we make it clear what meal options are available, whether vegetarian, gluten-free or low-fat. Just click on the ‘Lodging and Meals’ tab on any program to see what special diets are accommodated.


What happens if I get sick during my program?

Our commitment to your well-being is exemplified in our Travel Protection Plan. Whether you are on a program in the United States or abroad, every Road Scholar participant automatically receives this coverage. Designed specifically for Road Scholars, our plan provides 24-hour assistance in the event of an emergency and insurance for emergency medical evacuation, if the need arises.