January 28-10


A spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night cruise to Antarctica aboard the 200-passenger L’ AUSTRAL.

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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! 


Jun 27, 2020 — Jul 09, 2020

Sailing Ancient Trade Routes: Helsinki to Copenhagen Aboard Sea Cloud II

Sail under midsummer skies to Scandinavian and Baltic cities on this classic cruise. Fly to lively Helsinki for an overnight stay before boarding the magnificent Sea Cloud II. Call at Turku, Stockholm and Visby. Visit the port of Gdansk and continue to Lübeck, Germany, for a full day excursion to Hamburg.

From $9,999 per person plus airfare

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Jul 01, 2020 — Jul 10, 2020

Switzerland & the Italian Lakes

Book by July 2 to save!

Enjoy high alpine splendor in glamorous St. Moritz and get to know the much-loved Italian Lakes region. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries. Stand in awe of magnificent scenery, architecture, and masterpieces including a baroque palace and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan on this exciting eight-night journey.

$4,140 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 if booked by July 2!

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Jul 30, 2020 — Aug 14, 2020

Discovering Eastern Europe

Discover a beautiful, poignant part of the world on this comprehensive small group tour that provides a generous overview of four fascinating nations – with dynamic Warsaw and medieval Krakow, splendid Budapest, grand Vienna, and proud Prague. Experience Germany’s cosmopolitan capital on an optional 4-day/3-night Berlin post-tour extension.

$5,397 including airfare from Boston or New York (other gateways available).

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Aug 06, 2020 — Aug 14, 2020

Majestic Slovenia

A savings of $500 if you book by July 2! No single supplement!

Slovenia offers visitors an enchanting, well-rounded surprise. Tucked between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, this small country has it all: cosmopolitan cities, shimmering lakes, Alpine mountains, and great swaths of forestland. Savor Slovenia’s farm-fresh fare, its wine, and its Mediterranean breezes.

$3,740 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 if you book by July 2! No single supplement!

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