April 13-29

Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture that conjures tales of trade and treasure, intrigue and empire. On this exciting journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia.

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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! 

2019

Sep 11, 2019 — Sep 19, 2019

Apulia

One room remains!

Unpack once! See Trulli, limestone houses with conical roofs, and Sassi, ancient cave dwellings still used today. Visit vibrant cities and charming seaside villages, and taste culinary treasures.


$3,840 per person

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Sep 26, 2019 — Oct 04, 2019

Rome to Malta

Wait List Only

Discover an intriguing mélange of cultures on this seven-night cruise from Rome to Valletta, aboard the Five-Star, 92-suite LE BOUGAINVILLE, featuring Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Sicily’s storied town of Taormina and Malta.


From $5,495 per person

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Sep 29, 2019 — Oct 22, 2019

Around the World by Private Jet

Discover Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Serengeti Plain, Easter Island, the Lost City of Petra and Marrakech


$85,950 per person

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Oct 10, 2019 — Oct 18, 2019

Sicily by Sea

Limited space remains

Circumnavigate the seductive island of Sicily aboard the elegant, three-masted Sea Cloud II. Set out from Catania and sail into legendary harbors to discover ancient temples and theaters, and glittering mosaics.


From $7,999 per person

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Oct 12, 2019 — Oct 24, 2019

Danube River

Wait List Only.

Cruise for nine nights aboard the deluxe AMADEUS QUEEN from Vienna to the Black Sea, visiting medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countryside, then spend two nights in Bucharest.


From $4,595 per person.

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Oct 13, 2019 — Oct 21, 2019

Barcelona to Lisbon

Wait List Only

This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula coast between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Mallorca.


From $4,595 per person

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Oct 13, 2019 — Oct 20, 2019

Understanding the Civil Rights Movement

Our carefully designed program traces the history of this movement which began in 1955. We stop at the major sites of the movement - from Selma to the Little Rock High School - and meet with many of the figures who were involved.


$3,995 per person

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Oct 25, 2019 — Nov 07, 2019

Moroccan Discovery

Encounter ancient ruins, sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains as you travel to the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech. Erfoud, Ouarzazate, and Casablanca are also included on the itinerary.


$5,929 per person including air from New York

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Nov 07, 2019 — Nov 17, 2019

Seminar in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait & Qatar

With Craig Snyder

Join us as we explore four countries of the Arab Gulf where the last few years have seen enormous growth and change. Our rich program travels through Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar meeting with diplomats and local leaders as we seek to understand the geo-political narrative of the region. $8,995 per person.


$8,995 per person

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Dec 29, 2019 — Jan 07, 2020

New Years in Antarctica

Celebrate the New Year on an exclusive and luxurious journey to the White Continent. Encounter penguins, seals, whales, sea birds, majestic landscapes and magnificent icebergs.


$10,999 per person

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