May 14-19

Inside Washington

Our hallmark program! 5-night schedule of inside the beltway small-group briefings and cultural highlights. Keynote speakers include DEREK SCISSORS, and MICHAEL MANDELBAUM. Stay at the historic Mayflower Hotel, dinner at the exclusive Cosmos Club, and much more!

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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 45 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.  Tour leaders are drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; experts 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! 

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Jan 09, 2024 — Jan 18, 2024

United Arab Emirates

From sensational architecture to sweeping desert landscapes, relish the United Arab Emirates’ modern wonders and remarkable heritage on this eight-night, first-class journey! Explore forward-looking Dubai and Abu Dhabi on engaging tours, learn about Emirati life during cultural exchanges, plus celebrate beneath starry skies at a desert resort. Tour a breathtaking mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and a falcon hospital! This small-group program features a Travel Director and expert insights. No single supplement!

From $3,995 per person + airfare

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Feb 24, 2024 — Mar 10, 2024

Dazzling Oceania - Australia & New Zealand

Watch for dolphins in the Bay of Islands. Sip local wine in Napier, while getting a glimpse of Maori culture. Visit Cathedral Square in Christchurch and cruise the Fjords of Milford Sound as craggy cliffs tower over you. In Melbourne, stroll through historic Fitzroy Gardens and in Burnie see Tasmanian devils up close!

$7,599 per person plus airfare

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May 29, 2024 — Jun 08, 2024

80th Anniversary of D-Day Cruise

with Donald L. Miller, Alexandra Richie, John McManus, and Keith Lowe

Join a custom itinerary emphasizing the land, sea, and air campaigns of World War II. Travel in complete comfort aboard the exquisite SEABOURN OVATION and be in Normandy for an unforgettable 80th Anniversary ceremony on June 6th, 2024. Share in rich discussions with revered historians Donald L. Miller, Alexandra Richie, John McManus, and Keith Lowe.

From $14,999 per person

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