For tours, we select and partner with the most professional and experienced Tour Operators based on their destination expertise, reputation, and specialization. All itinerary and flight details are handled by the tour operators with whom the Council has longstanding and trusted relationships. Learn more about each Operator below.
AHI Travel offers deluxe international educational tours, including European river cruises, other small-ship cruises, and its Alumni Campus Abroad series. These specific tours allow for an intimate experience in small towns and remote destinations complete with lectures and local exchanges. In addition, we are excited that on a few select tours each year, AHI is able to offer spots that do not require the single supplement.
Classic Escapes is a family-owned, boutique travel company specializing in nature and cultural travel around the globe. Their team represents decades of experience in travel and programs are based on first-hand knowledge of destinations. Every program combines stunning scenery, close wildlife encounters, key historic attractions and unique cultural excursions. Their mission is to provide exciting, educational and fun-filled travel experiences that nurture and directly support wildlife and cultures we visit around the world. To reach Classic Escapes call 800-627-1244.
Criterion Travel is a Tour Operator specializing in expert-led travel creating customized group itineraries worldwide with a strong educational focus. Their tours and cruises are designed for travelers interested in learning more about the destination than the average tourist.
There is nothing “off the shelf” about the trips they develop. Many are unique and operate only once. Almost all have accompanying expert lecturers who complement what local guides have to say. They might feature a combination of land and chartered sea, river, rail, or air transportation. To reach Criterion call 888-328-2089.
Gohagan & Company develops and operates deluxe group travel programs. The Company’s unique itineraries and educational components are paired with the style and comforts of the world’s finest cruise ships, trains and hotels and enhanced by world-class guides and academic experts. Designed with the knowledge and insight provided by more than 35 years of experience Gohagan & Company travels from the pristine wilderness of Antarctica to the unfolding mystery of China, from the Celtic Lands of Britain to the bustle of Istanbul’s bazaars, from the medieval villages of France to East Africa’s game parks, from the spectacular Dalmatian Coast to Russia and the great countries of the Baltic. En route, Gohagan & Company passengers don’t just see the world, they experience it.
Insider Expeditions specialize in curating and hosting one-of-a-kind experiences for groups and individuals on all seven continents around the globe. Their global network of contacts — from presidents to poets, prestigious universities to pioneering explorers and expert guides — enables them to create genuinely unparalleled voyages to the most remarkable corners of our planet. They are driven by a mission to share their love of this beautiful and magical world through thoughtfully curated experiences, ethical and responsible travel, and genuinely transformational journeys.
With its fleet of ships and over 40 destinations, Lindblad Expeditions is bound for some of the most exciting and interesting places on the planet. Traveling on a Lindblad expedition is a life-changing experience. Their cruise ship fleet consists of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, able to safely venture where larger cruise ships cannot. This allows them to offer authentic, up-close experiences in the planet’s wild, remote places and capitals of culture. To reach Lindblad Expeditions call 800-397-3348.
As the recognized expert in travel to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Ukraine, MIR has spent more than 30 years providing flexible and customized itinerary designs. MIR handles planning for intrepid travelers who crave adventure in under-explored places and areas some consider obscure, remote, difficult, or even controversial. Their destinations are still vastly under-explored, yet they offer an abundance of enticements. Every MIR itinerary is handcrafted and fully supported by an unrivaled network of expert guides, ground staff, and local connections, offering the most enjoyable and rewarding way to experience these destinations. To contact MIR call 800-424-7289.
Odysseys Unlimited is a leader in high-quality, affordable small-group travel. They offer fully escorted small group tours and cruises to destinations throughout the world. By limiting tours to just 12 to 24 guests, Odysseys Unlimited can provide an intimate, authentic travel experience with a high level of personal service. Their small-group tours allow guests to stay in unique accommodations and to experience one-on-one cultural encounters. Odysseys Unlimited further distinguishes itself by employing top-notch tour directors who are among the most experienced in the industry.
For more than 40 years, Thomson Safaris know Tanzania’s best-kept secrets, and have tried it all: every campsite, meal and trail has been tested time and again to bring you the perfect safari. Their mission is to provide travel experiences of quality and integrity, and to deliver them with the highest level of service and value. In so doing, they are socially responsible in the communities and environments where they operate, treading lightly on the land and giving back to the people who welcome us so graciously.
Explore the globe with World Affairs Council and our partner TCS World Travel to see the world’s most iconic sights in the comfort and convenience of a private jet. Our partnership has spanned over two decades bringing you the most experienced and knowledgeable private jet team in the world. TCS World Travel has been providing highly personalized, engaging travel experiences for our guests for more than 20 years. We invite you to experience legendary destinations.