Dates: May 24 – June 4, 2020; September 19-September 30, 2020

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Get aboard Road Scholar’s first-ever floating campus and experience the Pearls of the Adriatic. Not-for-profit Road Scholar’s mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel, opening minds to new ideas and deepening understanding of the world’s peoples, places, cultures, history and environments. At Amava, we want to connect you to opportunities to stay curious, get out there and meet new people. We believe this learning adventure more than checks the boxes: world-class lectures and excursions, exceptional value, convenience and a cohort of lifelong learners await. Not to mention Greece, Croatia, Albania and Italy!

Amava Take: You can be part of a maiden voyage when Road Scholar launches its first floating campus. Get right into the center of Greece and the Pearls of the Adriatic—Athens, Kalamata, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice and more—without having to unpack and pack up again. Your days will be filled with learning, food and fellowship. Take advantage of unique, expertly guided experiences as you enjoy the sites, meet like-minded people, and learn about the myths, history and legends while leaving the details to Road Scholar.

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of people tend to enjoy an excursion like Pearls of the Adriatic?

Road Scholars are lifelong learners for whom travel is the journey of a lifetime. This program is specially designed for adults who want to go deeper with their edutravel and experience ports-of-call with expert guides and onboard lectures and events that enhance the learning and social engagement.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Don’t worry about enrolling in advance. You can choose your level of activity on a day-to-day basis.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Check out the Odyssey at Sea: Pearls of the Adriatic Itinerary. Pretty dreamy, huh?

From the Trenches:  

What interests you most about this program?

I wish I could talk to everyone on the boat—they’ll all be Road Scholars!

Any details about the ship or any ways to save some money?

Some people aren’t crazy about huge cruise ships, but Road Scholars rave about the 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey—it’s the perfect mix of comfort and convenience, and easy to get on and off. Road Scholar takes care of everything so participants can focus on learning and getting to know people. Just by ordering a catalog before 3/30/20, there’s a chance for Amava Members to win $250 off a Road Scholar Trip.

What’s the experience you’re most excited about?

Climbing the Acropolis!

Special Requirements: For this program, you need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your return date, but you do not need a Visa. If you’re outside the U.S., check in with Road Scholar for details.

Setting it Up: Road Scholar has people ready to answer your questions and get you set up.