Road Scholar Announces 3 New Round-the World Tours

Road Scholar's newest round-the-world itineraries include sailings and private plane journeys.

view of beach in Normandy from the textured sand of low tide
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Road Scholar knows that the pandemic has changed how people travel. “There’s definitely a desire to make up for lost time,” says Chief Program Officer Maeve Hartney. The non-profit educational travel tour company reports an increase in both international programs and longer-stay experiences. Also of note: its “round-the-world” programs that include multiple countries and more iconic sights have sold out faster than ever before.

New Round-the-World Programs from Road Scholar

In response to the pent-up demand, Road Scholar has announced three more round-the-world tours:

TourScoop Takeaway

For retired people who had their travel plans dashed by the pandemic, this is an organized, value-driven, and educational way to extend travel without needing to take on excessive planning. The sheer scope of these trips make it more like a Semester at Sea or a highly mobile immersive exchange program. And knowing it comes from a not-for-profit organization means there’s greater comfort that the price reflects the cost of the trip, rather than the profit margin of the company.

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