Road Scholar's New Private Jet Program Explores International Wonders

Road Scholar's New Private Jet Program Explores International Wonders

Martha, a former teacher, hospital chaplain and United Methodist minister from Austin, Texas; Kaye, a retired financial analyst for the city of Portland, Oregon; and Judith, a former product manager for the telecom industry living in Andover, Massachusetts are among a group of 54 avid learners who will spend 22 days experiencing the adventure of a lifetime in Road Scholar’s first-ever Private Plane educational program. While visiting eight countries, they’ll learn about iconic historic landmarks and cultures from extraordinary instructors with a wealth of unique insights, fascinating stories and little-known facts. Leading this exceptional experience in the air and on the ground will be John Harris, esteemed former Steward of Christ Church at the University of Oxford.

This Private Plane learning experience has enrolled participants who range in age from 62 to 89 and hail from 15 states (and one from the UK). They will learn and travel in a stylish, customized 767 private jet, outfitted with 54 “lie-flat” business class seats and a comfortable lounge for socializing, a luxurious classroom in the sky unlike any they’ve encountered before. In each locale, they will stay in four-and-five-star hotels.  Many of the participants say they gravitated to the Private Plane program because it combines several special destinations into one incredible journey. This experience is offered at a cost of $47,999, which is at the highest end of Road Scholar’s offerings, while still offering exceptional value.

Road Scholar, the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults, recently announced the launch of this remarkable air-borne learning adventure, which will take off on October 8, 2019. Road Scholar programs are widely recognized as a winning combination of educational enrichment and the camaraderie of journeying with other inquisitive travelers, immersing themselves in different cultures. It’s not unusual to find participants who’ve enrolled in 20, 30 or more Road Scholar learning experiences. In fact, this program marks Kaye’s 82nd Road Scholar journey!

Travel highlights of the Private Plane program include:

  • Stonehenge
  • The Great Pyramids and Egyptian Antiquities Museum
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Petra-Jordan
  • Old Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Beijing, China
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Muscat

“Our first learning adventure on a Private Plane is an opportunity to visit some of the world’s most iconic destinations in one high value tuition package,” said JoAnn Bell, Senior Vice President of Programs at Road Scholar. “Even with more than 5,500 programs, ranging greatly in scope and price, this one is unique for Road Scholar and we are delighted to be able to offer it. This is really a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience!”

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. It offers 5,500 programs in 150 countries and 50 states and financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975.