Tour Operators

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.

Tour Operators

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.

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. 

As an industry leader for 50 years, Go Next continues to deliver high-quality travel programs at the best value. No matter where you want to go or how you want to get there, Go Next is designed to be an exceptional experience from the moment you book until long after you've returned home.

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.

The National WWII Museum's educational travel programs bring the Museum's tradition of inspiration, excellence, and thoughtful inquiry to travel destinations around the world, with tours designed by leading historians and led by Museum curators and expert local guides.

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.


We understand travel today can be complicated: from cabin or room selection to airport transfers, dietary requests or pre or post extension detail. Orbridge takes the time to get it right, and make your trip special from the moment you leave home. Orbridge is a leading partner to the country’s top alumni travel programs. Orbridge's 140 alumni association partners trust them to provide the ultimate educational travel experience to their groups—the perfect combination of delightful high-end properties, included features and free time, expert guides, lecturers, and personalized service from start to finish. Exclusive alumni departures join together travelers from schools across the country, so you’ll travel with a variety of truly interesting people. Orbridge also works with museums, zoos, prep schools, and many other tight-knit groups and communities. Orbridge specializes in many types of programs.

Tour directors are essential to the travel experience, and Premier’s are some of the most experienced, well-traveled and extensively trained tour directors in the industry. From managing each day’s schedule, to offering suggestions for leisure time, to confirming transportation and providing history and commentary on the destinations, each tour director works with our guests to ensure a wonderful guided travel experience.

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.

In the late 1960’s, two brothers came from the island of Rhodes to America, seeking education and opportunity. They founded Travel Dynamics, a company that introduced a whole new concept in travel – focusing on education and enrichment as an integral part of the travel experience.

In the late 1970’s, enter Margaret Devlin, who had traveled and lived abroad just enough in college and beyond to develop an insatiable thirst to see more of the world. Little did she imagine after landing a dream job as tour manager at Travel Dynamics, that she would lead travelers in 39 countries on five continents and become an integral part of the company, establishing enduring relationships with distinguished universities, museums and other member-based institutions throughout the United States. After selling their company in late 2014, George and Vasos reunited with Margaret and other former and new colleagues in 2018 to form Thalassa Journeys.