Elderhostel conducts tours to locations worldwide through its Road Scholar programs. Destinations include Ireland, New York, Cuba and France. The tours combine travel and educational opportunities built around various themes, such as language study, history and sports. Tours also use different forms of transportation, including cruises, buses and bicycles.
Other program themes include grandparent and grandchild travel, national parks, music, photography and opera. Sports themed programs include golf, tennis and baseball. In total Elderhostel offers 5,500 tours in all 50 states and 150 countries worldwide. Participants pay one all-inclusive fee that covers lodging, meals, expert lead educational programs and travel during the tour. Most tours accept both groups and individual travelers.