(Previously ElderHostel Inc.) Founders - Marty Knowlton and David Bianco.
Travel tours available Internationally.
"Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 6500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more."
"Road Scholar" has negotiated special senior discount rates with major airlines and offers.
Road Scholar offers senior discounted travel and senior savings through its special travel offers page. Seniors can save money on travel through specials on:
Free business class upgrade
Budget friendly travel
Monthly raffle for travel credits
Travel credits for referring a friend
Most "Road Scholar" senior travel tours offer all-inclusive travel services including
Tours and Lectures
State-of-the-art QUIETVOX listening devices during travel tours
Help arranging airfare or business class seating at competitive prices
Arrange pre- and post-program travel experiences
Road Scholar Travel Assistance Plan, providing 24-hour-a-day emergency assistance
The main goal of "Road Scholar" is to promote lifelong learning. Senior tours are led by expert travel instructors and offer older adults the chance to make long lasting friendship among like-minded people who enjoy traveling.
Each travel tour on the Road Scholar website lists helpful travel tips, tour photos, tour and guide information, and discussion boards where seniors can discuss an upcoming or past tour.
Road Scholar awards over 300 scholarships every year to further life-long learning for those who would otherwise not be able to participate.
Road Scholar offers Intergenerational travel adventures to those who would like to share their travel experience with their adult children and grandchildren.
"Road Scholar" Ambassadors make presentations about their travel tour experiences by speaking to retirement communities, affinity groups, and others to promote life-long learning in their community.
Senior Volunteer Opportunities Abroad
ElderTreks- Small group senior travel adventure tours for adults 55+. Rewards seniors with travel discounts the more they travel.
Senior Travel Independent Traveler.com- The senior travel section of IndependentTraveler.com has a senior travel guide providing access to information on budget senior travel, travel discounts, articles on senior travel along with helpful advice and tips from other senior travelers through message boards, forums and comments.
CheapOAir.com Discounted Senior Travel- A travel booking website offering senior travel discounts for cheap air travel, hotel car and travel package discounts.
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