Road Scholar Programs

Adventures in Lifelong Learning

IBT has been a program provider for Elderhostel/Road Scholar since 1988, a natural fit that results in bike tours, barge tours, and bike & barge tours. The not-for-profit organization Elderhostel Inc., through its Road Scholar programs, inspires adults to learn, discover, and travel. IBT assists in reaching these goals in administering and developing the content of the international educational programs below, which include lectures, field trips and extracurricular activities in the visited country. Barges are classic river barges with pleasant amenities and either ten or twelve twin-bedded cabins each with private bath.

Adventures Afloat: Belgium: Art & Architecture Along the Waterways / Program #20370
Belgium / 9 days
September 25 – October 3, 2020 | May 21 – 29, 2021 |August 27 – September 4, 2021
Wind your way through the scenic canals and rivers of Flanders by barge and learn from experts about the artistic and architectural masterpieces of Belgium along the way.

Adventures Afloat: The Old Masters: Art Treasures of Holland by River / Program #19504
The Netherlands / 10 days
September 10 – 19, 2020 |May 6 – 15, 2021 | June 24 – July 3, 2021 |August 5 – 14, 2021 | October 7 – 16, 2021
Discover the cultural heights of Holland’s Low Lands as you join experts to learn about artistic masterworks, renowned museums, historic architecture and an iconic earthenware factory.

Adventures Afloat: Mosel River Valley: Vineyards, Castles & Culture by Barge / Program #11951
Germany & Luxembourg / 10 days
September 4 – 13, 2020 | October 2 – 11, 2020 | September 3 – 12, 2021 | October 1 – 10, 2021

By private barge, voyage the Saar and Mosel rivers for an in-depth perspective on the timeless villages, medieval castles, ancient vineyards and Old World traditions of Western Germany.

A Cycling Journey: Bike and Barge in Holland and Belgium / Program #10530
The Netherlands & Belgium / 16 days
August 28 – September 12, 2020 | June 11 – 26, 2021 | August 20 – September 4, 2021
From your floating home on a river barge, set out on a bicycle journey through lovely, historic towns to discover the local history, culture and art of Holland and Belgium.

A Cycling Journey: Tulips and Windmills in the Netherlands / Program #22618
The Netherlands / 9 days
April 10 – 18, 2021 | April 11 – 19, 2021 | April 13 – 21, 2021 (e-bikes)
Bicycle along Holland’s famed tulip fields as you learn the history of the country’s windmills, delve into the flower industry and enjoy the world-famous Bloemencorso flower parade.

A Cycling Journey: Northern Italy From the Alps to Verona / Program #20865
Italy / 12 days
September 5 – 16, 2020 | May 22 – June 2, 2021 | June 19 – 30, 2021 | September 4 – 15, 2021
Unravel the enchanting story of Northern Italy as you cycle from the Alps to Verona, learning about Roman monuments, traditional vineyards, ancient villages and authentic cuisine.

A Cycling Journey: Munich to Vienna along The Danube River / Program #3044
Germany & Austria / 14 days
September 10 – 23, 2020 | May 13 – 26, 2021 | September 9 – 22, 2021
Explore the Danube on comfortable bike paths as you enjoy expert-led lectures on shipping history, folklore and culture. Plus, visit the famous 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey of Melk!

A Cycling Journey: Vienna to Budapest along The Danube River / Program #23058
Austria, Hungary & Slovakia / 12 days
September 8 – 19, 2020
Pedal along the Danube River to experience Austria, Slovakia and Hungary’s magnificent countryside, while plunging into their deep-rooted culture and exploring significant landmarks.

Nordic Walking in the Netherlands: A Walk-and-Barge Adventure  / Program #24047
The Netherlands / 9 days
April 16 – 24, 2021 | October 1 – 9, 2021
Sail from bustling Amsterdam to medieval towns and fishing villages as you explore the art, history and culture of the Netherlands on Nordic walking adventures with local experts.