October 06-19

Tanzania Adventure: Serengeti to Zanzibar

From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti plains; off-the-beaten-path Tarangire to exotic Zanzibar, our small group encounters the breadth of tranquil Tanzania’s riches: abundant wildlife, exquisite landscapes, and diverse cultures.

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Why Travel the World

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia leads domestic and international tours to all seven continents where travelers engage in meetings with government officials and diplomats, develop people-to-people diplomacy, and receive in-depth cultural, historical, and political experiences 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, and 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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2024

Sep 14, 2024 — Sep 26, 2024

Emperors, Conquerors, & Saints: A Voyage Exploring Turkey, Greece, the Greek Islands & Cyprus

Cruise from grand Istanbul, former capital of two world-shaping empires, to Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Crete, and Cyprus in the company of two experts on Ottoman and Classical history.


Lowest cabin categories from $8,890 per person plus airfare

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Sep 21, 2024 — Sep 27, 2024

Landscapes & Lighthouses of Coastal Maine

From the iconic lighthouses perched along sparkling bays to Portland’s cobblestone streets boasting award-winning restaurants, Maine offers unique landscapes and experiences for everyone. Spend five nights in your award-winning waterfront hotel in historic and picturesque Kennebunkport. Two ocean cruises, a scenic rail trip, a traditional Lobster Clambake, and a tour of Fenway Park are just a few of the highlights.


$3,699 per person including airfare from Philadelphia (other gateways available)

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Sep 22, 2024 — Sep 26, 2024

Inside Philadelphia

Join us to learn how Philadelphia influences international affairs, diplomacy, and culture around the world by meeting with on-the-ground experts in bustling Center City. You will meet face-to-face with the region’s international affairs leaders and have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in intellectual discourse with the thought leaders of today.


$2,749 per person plus airfare

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Sep 25, 2024 — Oct 03, 2024

Southwest National Parks

Join the World Affairs Council for a journey to the exceptional national parks and monuments of the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon, Navajo National Monument, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. Optional pre-tour extension from Denver to Moab.


$4,995 per person plus airfare

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Oct 03, 2024 — Oct 11, 2024

Flavors of Tuscany

Embrace the bewitching enchantment, bucolic ambiance, and charismatic culture of Tuscany. Meander through Tuscany’s colorful cities, cypress-studded hilltop towns, classic cucinas, and idyllic vineyards during this small-group journey. Explore the Italian countryside that provides endless inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike.


Lower category cabins from $5,495 per person plus airfare

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Oct 06, 2024 — Oct 19, 2024

Tanzania Adventure: Serengeti to Zanzibar

With Patricia Preston

From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti plains; off-the-beaten-path Tarangire to exotic Zanzibar, our small group encounters the breadth of tranquil Tanzania’s riches: abundant wildlife, exquisite landscapes, and diverse cultures.


$8,997 per person including airfare from New York (other departure points available).

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Oct 07, 2024 — Oct 15, 2024

Island Life in Ancient Greece & Turkey: Pillars of Pride Cruise

A nine-day, 7-night, 5-star cruise round-trip from Athens, to explore ancient history, art, and mythology with an LGBTQ+ focus.


Lowest cabin categories from from $5,215 per person plus airfare - a discount of over $550 if booked by 4/24/2024!

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Oct 15, 2024 — Oct 26, 2024

Croatia & Cruising the Dalmatian Coast

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Discover Croatia’s bounty on this incredible 10-night journey, including a 7-night Adriatic cruise! Board your intimate yacht in medieval Dubrovnik; then sail to sunny islands, ancient cities, and serene ports of call. Visit Plitvice National Park and wrap up your journey in Zagreb! Sip flavorful wines, savor authentic dishes and thrill to all the wonders of this unforgettable region!


$5,895 per person plus airfare and taxes- a savings of $250 if booked by 4/9/24!

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Oct 21, 2024 — Oct 29, 2024

Greek Isles & Ephesus

Journey to the cradle of civilization as you explore the preserved treasures of ancient Greece and Turkey. Highlights include Delos, Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Santorini, Ephesus, and Meteora.


Lowest cabin categories from $5,215 per person plus airfare and tax- a savings of over $500 if booked by 5/21/24!

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Oct 25, 2024 — Nov 05, 2024

Patagonia and the Chilean Fjords

Follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers as you traverse the Strait of Magellan, explore the stunning landscape of Patagonia, and experience the historic cities of Chile. Pre and post program extensions to Easter Island, Buenos Aires, and Iguazú.


Lowest remaining cabin categories from $10,195 per person plus airfare and taxes- a savings of over $1,100 if booked by April 24!

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Oct 27, 2024 — Nov 01, 2024

Polar Bears of Churchill

Travel to the polar bear capital of the world to observe and learn about this fascinating species and its habitat with a team of experts and naturalists.


$7,995 per person plus airfare

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Oct 31, 2024 — Nov 08, 2024

Spain ~ Andalucia in a Parador

with Heather Hodges

Immerse yourself in southern Spain’s enchanting culture and history on a seven-night adventure! From your base in Andalucía’s heartland, discover the legacy of Moorish Spain. Explore Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla and Ronda, and along the way, gain insights from local experts. Embrace the passion of flamenco and sip wine in the Andalucían countryside. No single supplement!


$3,395 per person plus airfare and taxes- a savings of $250 if booked by 4/9/2024!

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Nov 05, 2024 — Nov 19, 2024

Legendary Türkiye

From exotic Istanbul, known as the magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast, experience all the natural wonders that Turkey offers on an unparalleled 15-day small group experience. Discover ancient Konya and the unique Cappadocia region with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.


$4,992 per person including air from Boston, New York, or Washington, DC.

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Dec 10, 2024 — Dec 18, 2024

Holiday Markets Cruise ~ The Festive Rhine River

Embrace the joyous Old-World holiday spirit in Germany and France on a seven-night, first-class Rhine River cruise! Explore enchanting, festive markets decked out for the holidays, stroll through charming medieval towns and personalize your journey with a choice of excursions, from wine tastings to culinary tours, in many ports. No single supplement!


$3,395 per person plus airfare and taxes- a savings of $250 if booked by 4/9/2024!

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Dec 26, 2024 — Jan 04, 2025

Egypt: A Journey through the Sands of Time

Discover the allure of sun-drenched sands, bustling cities, majestic monuments, and Pharaonic treasures on a journey to Egypt designed for families!


$7,995 per person plus airfare. Discounted rates available for children,

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