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!
Nov 18, 2021 — Dec 11, 2021
Solar Eclipse: Destination Antarctica
See massive icebergs in Antarctica, the wildlife spectacle of South Georgia’s colonies of hundreds of thousands of king penguins, and the vast albatross breeding grounds of the Falklands. Add to that the chance of seeing a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon—a total solar eclipse. Naturalist team and guest speakers will provide insight and background on eclipses and other astronomical features.
From $25,890 per person plus airfare
Nov 30, 2021 — Dec 19, 2021
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
Dec 03, 2021 — Dec 16, 2021
Arabian Mystique: Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Oman
Discover the multi-faceted jewel that is the Arabian way of life on this escape to the UAE and Oman. From the sparkling cityscapes and ultra-modern amenities of Dubai to the historical preservation and timeless beauty in Abu Dhabi. Wander through souks draped in glinting fabrics and spellbinding artisan crafts. Wind through myriad vistas, from ancient cities, to golden dunes, to lush oases. This is the Arabian world from every vantage point.
$7,895 per person plus airfare
Dec 10, 2021 — Dec 19, 2021
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 $7,410 per person plus airfare
Dec 16, 2021 — Dec 20, 2021
Discover the many treasures of this Caribbean gem while learning about and supporting the island's efforts to rebuild and stabilize on this impact-oriented journey. Meet with local non-profits and top government officials to discuss the complicated colonial history and current challenges with the mainland and why Puerto Rico is in the political limelight like never before.
$2,949 per person plus airfare