|El Mercado, San Antonio
|River Walk, San Antonio
|Austin's 6th Street
Elderhostel, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s
first and the world’s largest educational and travel organization
for older adults. Since 1975, we have offered exceptional learning
opportunities at remarkable values.
Elderhostel offers over 10,000 programs a year in more than 90
We believe learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and
enriches lives. We believe sharing new ideas, challenges, and experiences
is rewarding in every season of life. Our participants come from
every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to
explore the world.
The World is Our Classroom
From Paris to New Orleans, Delhi to Council Bluffs, Elderhostel
offers unique educational experiences infused with the spirit of
camaraderie and adventure that enrich, and enhance, the lives of
its participants. Our expert instructors share stimulating information
through in-depth lectures, field trips, and cultural excursions.
Lively discussions with faculty and fellow participants illuminate
issues and broaden horizons.
A Superior Value
Unlike tourist travel, or commercial tours, Elderhostel programs
are all inclusive. There are no hidden expenses. In addition to
accommodations, we include all meals, lectures, field trips, cultural
excursions, gratuities, and medical or insurance coverage. We provide
high quality experiences with a high level of service at an extraordinary
We Take Care of the Details So You Don't Have To
Whether it be simplifying registration; offering comfortable accommodations
in hotels, inns, retreat centers, and select campuses (nearly all
with private baths); offering single rooms on almost 90% of U.S.
and Canada programs; preparing meals infused with local flavor,
and having caring staff, we take care of the details so you can
enjoy your program.
A love of learning, with exceptional people in engaging environments,
creates extraordinary experiences, which is what Elderhostel has
been providing for more than a quarter-century.
UT Austin currently sponsors Elderhostel programs in Austin,
Antonio and Kansas City.