March 01-10

Israel: Land of Cultural Treasures

Experience the stirring beauty of Israel, from Tel Aviv’s White City to Old Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Taste regional olive oils, falafel, spice blends and wine. Lunch with a Druze family in their home. Visit Yad Vashem and partake in expert-led discussions. Discover multi-faceted Israel and its diverse people on this unforgettable small-group journey.

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Why Travel the World

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia organizes all the Travel the World trips for the national association of Councils and has been doing so for over 35 years.  If you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations, and having access to political experts and local guides who give behind the scenes views and briefings, then you'll quickly discover why traveling with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is so special.

Because of our reputation as one of the nation's leading forums, the Council has established connections around the globe that allow us to offer members access that they can't get when traveling alone or on other tours.  Council leaders are drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; from the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia accompany some tours as lecturers thereby providing added value to the experience.   We offer tours on all continents, both land tours and small-ship cruises.  Our new program line-up includes our substance rich Seminar Series, shorter itineraries focusing on foreign policy issues in key destinations.  For a trip of a lifetime, check out our private jet trips! 

2019

Jun 29, 2019 — Jul 07, 2019

Grand Seine

No single supplement!

Unpack once for a seven-night river journey aboard the 106-guest MS Renoir to Honfleur, Giverny, Omaha Beach and end in Paris.


From $3,945 per person

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Jul 13, 2019 — Jul 20, 2019

Alaska & the Inside Passage

Wait List Only

Cruise aboard the Le Soléal to experience unspoiled islands and fjords and historic gold-rush-era towns. Specially arranged expert lecturers join you on board.


From $4,295 per person

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Jul 29, 2019 — Aug 07, 2019

Baltic Sea Cruise

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Our popular cruise returns! Enjoy presentations by former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa and by noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev. Visit Visby, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Gda´nsk.


From $7,995 per person

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Sep 11, 2019 — Sep 19, 2019

Apulia

Sold Out

Unpack once! See Trulli, limestone houses with conical roofs, and Sassi, ancient cave dwellings still used today. Visit vibrant cities and charming seaside villages, and taste culinary treasures.


$3,590 per person - a savings of $250 if you book by July 28!

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Sep 26, 2019 — Oct 04, 2019

Rome to Malta

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Discover an intriguing mélange of cultures on this seven-night cruise from Rome to Valletta, aboard the Five-Star, 92-suite LE BOUGAINVILLE, featuring Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Sicily’s storied town of Taormina and Malta.


From $5,495 per person

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Sep 29, 2019 — Oct 22, 2019

Around the World by private jet

Discover Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Serengeti Plain, Easter Island, the Lost City of Petra and Marrakech


$85,950 per person

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Oct 10, 2019 — Oct 18, 2019

Sicily by Sea

Limited space remains

Circumnavigate the seductive island of Sicily aboard the elegant, three-masted Sea Cloud II. Set out from Catania and sail into legendary harbors to discover ancient temples and theaters, and glittering mosaics.


From $7,999 per person

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Oct 12, 2019 — Oct 24, 2019

Danube River

Wait List Only.

Cruise for nine nights aboard the deluxe AMADEUS QUEEN from Vienna to the Black Sea, visiting medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countryside, then spend two nights in Bucharest.


From $4,595 per person.

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Oct 13, 2019 — Oct 21, 2019

Barcelona to Lisbon

Limited space remains!

This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula coast between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Mallorca.


From $4,595 per person

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Oct 19, 2019 — Oct 25, 2019

Insider’s Iceland

On this 7-day exploration of Reykjavík and surrounding areas, you’ll examine themes of society, sustainability, government, and agriculture as you gain a greater understanding of the inextricable interconnection between Iceland’s natural resources and its cultural identity. In addition to the spectacular geologic scenery, you’ll also have a chance to witness the breathtaking Northern Lights.


$4,865 per person

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Oct 25, 2019 — Nov 07, 2019

Moroccan Discovery

Encounter ancient ruins, sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains as you travel to the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech. Erfoud, Ouarzazate, and Casablanca are also included on the itinerary.


$5,929 per person including air from New York

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Nov 07, 2019 — Nov 17, 2019

Seminar in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait & Qatar

With Craig Snyder

Join us as we explore four countries of the Arab Gulf where the last few years have seen enormous growth and change. Our rich program travels through Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar meeting with diplomats and local leaders as we seek to understand the geo-political narrative of the region. $8,995 per person.


$8,995 per person

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Dec 29, 2019 — Jan 07, 2020

New Years in Antarctica

Celebrate the New Year on an exclusive and luxurious journey to the White Continent. Encounter penguins, seals, whales, sea birds, majestic landscapes and magnificent icebergs.


$10,999 per person

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