Martha, a retired teacher, who is now a hospital chaplain and United Methodist minister in 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.

The Ultimate Private Travel Experience

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.

It All Starts on October 8

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!”

Martha’s Story

Martha currently lives in a Sun City development outside of Austin, Texas. Her mother and father were two of the first Road Scholar participants, and Martha and her mother traveled together with Road Scholar about 10 years ago before her mother passed away. Since then, Martha has attended more than 30 Road Scholar learning adventures; mostly as a solo traveler.

“My parents weren’t wealthy and neither am I,” Martha said. “But I’ve always been frugal and have saved money in order to travel. About a year ago, someone in my neighborhood took a private jet tour and I thought, if Road Scholar offered something similar, I’d love to enroll. And now they do!

I’m confident that Road Scholar will integrate learning and we’ll explore new cultures in a unique way. The benefit of this program, is that the leisurely pace will give the participants an opportunity to actually enjoy each of the locations and bypass the stress of the different airports, check-ins etc. And no jet lag!”

The Road Scholar private jet program took off on October 8, 2019, and offers free business class airfare from selected departure gates across the country. Another date has just been announced for October 29, 2019.

Would you like to go on a private plane adventure around the world one day? Which countries would you love to visit? Let’s have a chat!

About Road Scholar

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. Learn more on their website.

This sponsored post was written by our friends at Road Scholar.

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