September 07-20

Journey through Britain

Travel from gracious Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District; from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds and Roman Bath; ending your journey in cosmopolitan London. Join Dr. Jerry Leach for substantive briefings throughout.

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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! 

2020

May 08, 2020 — May 17, 2020

European Coastal Civilizations: A Voyage from Lisbon to London

Featuring Dwight David Eisenhower II

Join this eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England aboard the Five-Star Le Boréal, featuring a memorable cruise up the River Thames. Visit the beaches of Normandy and tour Oporto, Santiago de Compeostela, Bilbao and Mont-S-Michel.


From $5,295 per person plus airfare

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May 09, 2020 — May 24, 2020

China, Tibet, and the Yangtze

With Bill Clifford

Experience the best of China and Tibet, during this exceptional journey, featuring a three-night cruise along the fabled Yangtze River and Five-Star accommodations in Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa and Shanghai. Visit the Three Gorges Dam, Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors and Lhasa’s magnificent Potala Palace.


From $5,295 per person plus airfare

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May 16, 2020 — May 24, 2020

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

Join us for a unique journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow to Bergen aboard the Le Champlain including a highlight to the sites of Orkney Island’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist.


$5,195 per person plus airfare

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May 24, 2020 — May 31, 2020

Berlin UnCovered

Alive with art, development, and the movement of history, Berlin is one of the world's most dynamic capitals. Explore Berlin for a week, focusing on its eventful past, vibrant culture, and compelling politics. Visit landmarks that shaped world history, meet with political practitioners and experts, tour world-renowned art museums and visit UNESCO world heritage sites.


$3,999 per person plus airfare

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Jun 09, 2020 — Jun 19, 2020

Arctic Expedition: Voyage Under the Midnight Sun

With Jim Falk

Voyage through the Arctic Circle on this extraordinary 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise on the exclusively chartered, Five-Star L’AUSTRAL. Sail through an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountains, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations. Enjoy expert-led excursions to diverse terrains where wildlife roam. Flights round trip Paris/Longyearbyen included.


From approximately $6,995 plus air

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