February 10-24

Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this exceptional 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures in Cairo, followed by a Lake Nasser cruise and a classic Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor, before returning to Cairo. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.

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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! 

2022

Dec 27, 2022 — Jan 01, 2023

New Year’s in Cuba: A Family-Friendly Program

This specially designed program is focused on understanding not only Cuba’s past and present, but also learning what its future may hold. This tour will feature family-friendly events and activities that will explore Cuba's unique history and beauty in ways that people of all ages can appreciate.


$5,295 per person (discount 18 and under) plus airfare

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2023

Jan 03, 2023 — Jan 10, 2023

Costa Rica & The Panama Canal

Costa Rica and Panama are tropical treasures awaiting discovery. Hike through lush forests. Meet the indigenous peoples that have been present for countless generations. Cruise the Panama Canal during a rare daytime transit. An optional pre-tour extension to Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and a post-tour extension to learn about Panama’s conservation and sustainable travel initiatives.


From $4,990 per person plus airfare

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Jan 04, 2023 — Jan 17, 2023

Expedition to Antarctica

Early booking savings

Join us for this spectacular journey to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate LE BORÉAL or L’AUSTRAL, two of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters. Accompanied by the ship’s expert team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe Antarctica’s abundant wildlife. Spend two nights in vibrant Buenos Aires. Extend your journey with the three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option.


From $9,995 per person plus airfare

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Jan 15, 2023 — Jan 30, 2023

Patagonian Frontiers: Argentina and Chile by Land & Sea

With Megan Torrey

Relish the rare privilege of encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers – Southern Patagonia’s majestic fjords and glaciers and breathtaking Torres del Paine. Along with visits to Buenos Aires and Santiago, this 16-day journey showcases South America’s remarkable diversity. Discover magnificent Iguazu Falls with a 2-day/2-night pre-tour option.


$9,482 per person including airfare from Miami (other gateways available)

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Feb 10, 2023 — Feb 24, 2023

Egypt & the Eternal Nile

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this exceptional 15-day small group journey reveals antiquity’s treasures in Cairo, followed by a Lake Nasser cruise and a classic Nile voyage from Aswan to Luxor, before returning to Cairo. Discover fabled Petra, ancient Jerash, and Amman with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour Jordan extension.


$6,497 per person including airfare from New York (other gateways available)

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Feb 11, 2023 — Feb 25, 2023

World Less Traveled by Private Jet

Explore emerging destinations across Africa, South America, and the Arabian Peninsula on a new journey of discovery. Marvel at less-visited UNESCO Heritage sites in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, experience the infectious rhythms of Carnival in Salvador, and uncover the rich artistic and cultural heritage of coastal capitals like Dakar and Lomé, all while traveling aboard a customized private jet.


$105,000 per person

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Feb 17, 2023 — Mar 11, 2023

Ancient Crossroads of Asia & the Middle East by Private Jet

Explore ancient civilizations and enduring cultures on a journey to some of the world’s most historic and treasured locales aboard our private jet. Travel to Egypt, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Oman.


$140,000 per person

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Feb 19, 2023 — Mar 03, 2023

Amazon River Expedition and Machu Picchu

Discover the natural wonder of Amazon River Basin and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu, the “lost city of the Incas". Our exclusive itinerary features one night in Lima; one night at the incomparable Machu Picchu; two nights in the breathtaking Sacred Valley and two nights in the Inca capital of Cuzco. Begin your voyage with the Lima Pre-Program Option.


From $6,995 per person plus airfare

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Feb 21, 2023 — Feb 28, 2023

Mayan Splendor in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

Discover the vibrant culture and impressive history of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula on this first-class, small-group adventure! Spend seven nights in colorful Mérida, a colonial-era beauty, and explore the magnificent Mayan cities of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, the golden city of Izamal and the Celestún Estuary, home to flocks of bright pink flamingos! Savor delectable cuisine, traditional music and dancing, and a fun excursion of your choice in Mérida. Includes expert guides and lecturers. No single supplement!


From $3,490 per person plus airfare – a savings of $250 per person if you book by December 31, 2022!

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Feb 24, 2023 — Mar 10, 2023

Sacred Places of the Mediterranean

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The lands of the Eastern Mediterranean are endowed with places that have been sacred since deep antiquity. On this voyage aboard the new expedition cruise ship DIANA, sail to the shores of Israel, Turkey, and Greece and explore magnificent historic places that were considered sacred in the ancient past.


From $11,290 per person plus airfare

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Mar 05, 2023 — Mar 10, 2023

Great Trains & Grand Canyons

Experience the scenery of Grand Canyon National Park & the red rocks of Sedona, the Native American history at the Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Old West nostalgia of Two Train Rides & 5 Nights at a picturesque property in Sedona, Arizona, known for its jeep rides, artist galleries and breathtaking red rock scenery.


$3,575 per person including airfare from Philadelphia

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Mar 09, 2023 — Mar 12, 2023

New Orleans: Remembering WWII

Travel to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to explore, remember, and reflect on World War II through exclusive access to the Museum’s campus. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a custom program at this world-class institution!


$1,928 per person plus airfare

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Mar 29, 2023 — Apr 10, 2023

Insider’s Japan

With Liz Brailsford

This truly fascinating, well-crafted 13-day small group tour features urban and pastoral highlights, including Tokyo, cultural capital Kyoto, and magnificent Mt. Fuji. Engage in local life and head off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Discover Hiroshima reborn with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.


$7,284 per person including airfare from LA (other gateways available).

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Apr 12, 2023 — Apr 20, 2023

Cruising the Canary Islands and Morocco

With Jim Falk

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Enhance your journey with the Las Palmas Pre-Program Option and/or the Casablanca Post‑Program Option.


From approximately $4995 per person plus airfare

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Apr 12, 2023 — Apr 25, 2023

Total Solar Eclipse in Western Australia

Witness the April 20, 2023 Total Solar Eclipse from the best possible vantage point, directly on the centerline, as the brilliance of the Coral Coast is plunged into darkness. Cruise for 10 nights down the coast of Western Australia, home to some of the darkest skies in the world. An expert 10-member expedition team will provide valuable insights.


From $14,990 per person plus airfare

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Apr 13, 2023 — Apr 21, 2023

Dutch Waterways

Glide along picturesque waterways in the Netherlands and Belgium on a seven-night, first-class river cruise and delight in the Old World ambience of Amsterdam, Bruges, and Antwerp. Revel in a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Vermeer paintings, the breathtaking tulips of Keukenhof Gardens, and a choice of included cultural and culinary experiences! No single supplement!


From $4,090 per person plus airfare and port tax - a savings of $250 if you book by 12/31/22!

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Apr 17, 2023 — May 02, 2023

Portrait of Italy

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian countryside to Tuscany’s crown jewel of Florence and wondrous Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. Savor more time in Venice with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.


$5,674 per person including air from New York

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Apr 25, 2023 — May 11, 2023

Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

With Dr. Joyce Davis

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture that conjures tales of trade and treasure, intrigue and empire. On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia.


$7,194 per person including air from Boston, NYC or Washington, D.C. (other gateways are available)

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May 17, 2023 — May 25, 2023

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

With Trina Medarev

Italy’s Amalfi Coast will dazzle you with its unending splendors. Enjoy seven nights in Sorrento and explore seaside villages, including Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano! Unravel history in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum, visit a rural farm and experience vibrant Naples! Plus, tuck into delicious local dishes and engage with the region’s welcoming locals. Your Italian daydreams come to life on this handcrafted, small-group journey! This program features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan.


From $4,490 per person plus airfare - a savings of $250 if you book by 12/31/22!

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May 18, 2023 — May 27, 2023

Celtic Lands

Discover the legacy of the Celts in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France on this exclusive itinerary. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy—each guided by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE, in Cherbourg, France. Continue your journey through the heart of Dublin, Ireland, to Wales, onward to Tobermory and Isles of Iona, and then explore Glasgow, Scotland. Complement your journey with the Paris/Honfleur Pre-Program and/or the Edinburgh/Glasgow Post-Program Options.


From $7,195 per person plus airfare

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