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 20, 2021 — Sep 25, 2021
Inside Washington DC
Wait List Only
Our hallmark program! 5-night schedule of inside the beltway small-group briefings and cultural highlights. Visit think tanks, embassies, enjoy keynote speakers, allow time on the Hill, and include a docent-led visit to a museum.
$2,950 per person
Oct 01, 2021 — Oct 09, 2021
Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia
This seven-night voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula’s coast between Lisbon and Barcelona and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Cruise aboard the Five-Star Le Jacques Cartier. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Seville, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Lisbon Pre-Program and Barcelona Post-Program Options.
From $4,995 per person plus airfare
Oct 01, 2021 — Oct 09, 2021
Island Life Ancient Greece: An Aegean Odyssey
Join this unparalleled nine-day Aegean Odyssey from Athens, Greece, aboard the Five-Star LE BOUGAINVILLE. Visit Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and Santorini. Explore the legendary ruins of Meteora, Mycenae, and Epidaurus. Engage with local residents during the ISLAND LIFE FORUM.
From $4,895 per person plus airfare
Oct 08, 2021 — Oct 17, 2021
Greece: Athens & the Island of Poros
No Single Supplement
Stand in awe of the Parthenon looming above the city of Athens. Soak up island life amid whitewashed homes and tavernas on Poros. Toast Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, in a vineyard. Discover ancient theaters, lost kingdoms and more during this enchanting, eight-night adventure celebrating the best of Greece’s Saronic Islands.
$3,945 per person
Oct 09, 2021 — Oct 24, 2021
Grand Danube Passage
No Single Supplement
Explore eight countries & discover epic history, Old World capitals & charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Plus, enjoy stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, & Prague, Czech Republic. Personalize your cruise with a selection of included excursions, featuring culinary outings, cycling, art tours & more!
From $5,445 per person
Oct 11, 2021 — Oct 15, 2021
Undiscovered New York
On a marvelous four-day program, experience history and art in New York City from a thought-provoking new perspective—in the company of its most innovative creators. Visit a number of exceptional art institutions on exclusive tours.
$3,699 per person plus airfare
Nov 18, 2021 — Dec 11, 2021
Solar Eclipse: Destination Antarctica
See massive icebergs in Antarctica, the wildlife spectacle of South Georgia’s king penguin colonies, 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 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 $7,560 per person plus airfare