June 05-13

Fairytale France - Alsace

Behold the old-world allure and proud heritage of France’s Alsace region on an unforgettable 7-night program. From charming Colmar, visit Strasbourg, Basel, and whimsical towns along the Alsatian Wine Route. Plus, savor divine cuisine and wines, and learn about the region’s illustrious past.

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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! 


Sep 28, 2022 — Oct 06, 2022

Undiscovered Italy: Trentino, South Tyrol & the Dolomites

Savings Opportunity

No Single Supplement

Discover the culturally rich Trentino and South Tyrol regions on a 7-night stay in Trento. Visit Bolzano, enchanting Verona, and the beautiful Dolomites. Cruise on Lake Garda to a stunning lakeside castle and savor the region’s diverse food culture and fascinating heritage. No single supplement!

$3,395 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 per person if you book by February 15th!

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Sep 30, 2022 — Oct 14, 2022

Legendary Turkey

Few Tickets Left

With Don Samford

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where you board gulet yachts for a distinctive four-night voyage, Turkey offers an experience.

$4,692 per person including air from New York (other gateways available)

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Oct 08, 2022 — Oct 16, 2022

Island Life Ancient Greece

Join this nine-day Aegean Odyssey from Athens, Greece, aboard the Five-Star LE BOUGAINVILLE. Visit Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini and explore the legendary ruins of Meteora, Mycenae and Epidaurus. Engage with local residents during the ISLAND LIFE FORUM.

From $4,995 per person plus airfare

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Oct 09, 2022 — Oct 15, 2022

Beyond Our Borders: Chile

With Lauren Swartz

The World Affairs Council’s “Beyond our Borders: Chile” educational series culminates with an in-depth study tour of this fascinating country. On this journey, learn from the country’s leaders in politics, commerce, the environment and the arts to better appreciate our southern neighbor.

$4,990 per person plus airfare

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Oct 13, 2022 — Oct 26, 2022

Cruise the Heart of Europe

Savings Opportunity

No Single Supplement

Experience Europe from a new vantage point aboard a first-class ship! Unpack once and sail to four countries along legendary rivers. Visit Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, medieval villages, and lauded landmarks. Plus, enjoy insightful lectures and personalize your journey with unique excursions on this 12-night adventure. No single supplement!

From $5,095 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 if you book by February 15th!

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Oct 14, 2022 — Oct 27, 2022

Moroccan Discovery

Explore fascinating Morocco for 14 days on this small-group tour—from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate. Watch the sunset over the dunes on camelback, traverse the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains, and discover the many cultural treasures of storied Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca.

$5,979 including airfare from New York

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Oct 29, 2022 — Nov 11, 2022

Antiquities of the Red and Aegean Sea

Join this 14-day journey exploring the treasures of Greece, Egypt and Jordan. Enjoy seven nights cruising from Athens, Greece, to Aqaba, Jordan, through the Suez Canal aboard the Five-Star LE BOUGAINVILLE, and one night in Aqaba and three nights in Amman to visit Jerash. Visit Alexandra, the Great Pyramids and Luxor.

From $7,995 per person plus airfare

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Oct 30, 2022 — Nov 18, 2022

Best of Argentina and Chile by Private Jet

Travel by private jet to experience the jewels of Argentina and Chile. Fly direct from urban capitals to otherworldly landscapes, from sapphire-blue lakes to world-renowned wine regions, all while delving into diverse cultures, cuisines and natural wonders.

$107,950 per person

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Nov 01, 2022 — Nov 16, 2022

Journey to Southern Africa

Few Tickets Left

Embark on luxury safaris, thrill to Victoria Falls, & visit Soweto, Cape Town & Robben Island on an unmatched 12-night adventure through South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe!

From $7,995 per person plus airfare - a savings of $500 if you book by February 15th!

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Nov 11, 2022 — Nov 20, 2022


With an extension to Peru

Experiencing the Galápagos Islands on an expedition in an unrivaled experience. Cruise aboard the 52-cabin National Geographic Endeavour II. With remarkable insights from a knowledgeable naturalist team, hike among the wildlife; investigate the vibrant sea—snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and swim daily with sea lions, sea turtles, and penguins. Optional post-voyage land excursion to Machu Picchu and Peru's Land of the Inca.

From $7,560 per person plus airfare

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Nov 28, 2022 — Dec 12, 2022

Journey through Vietnam

Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day journey from French-accented Hanoi and stunning Ha Long Bay to imperial Hue and charming Hoi An; from the Mekong Delta to Saigon. Discover amazing Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh with an optional 5-day/3-night post-tour extension.

From $5,297 including airfare from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle

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Oct 29, 2023 — Nov 21, 2023

Around the World by private jet

Our flagship journey offers a life list of iconic destinations in a single itinerary. Fly by private jet to explore nine of the world’s most legendary places and natural wonders.

$104,950 per person plus airfare

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