August 25-05

Slovenia & Croatia

In a region well worth exploring for its natural beauty alone, visit spellbinding archaeological sites, impressive cathedrals, dramatic palaces, and ancient city centers that illuminate the layered history of the Dalmatian Coast. Begin in Ljubljana before sailing along the Croatian coast from the Istrian Peninsula to Dubrovnik.

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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! 

2021

Jul 12, 2021 — Jul 22, 2021

Seminar in Ukraine

Go in-depth and explore this resilient region, influenced by Polish princes, Cossack hetmen, Turkish khans, Russian communists and Ukrainian poets and nationalists. The cradle of Slavic civilization, Ukraine offers an abundance of cultural treasures. On this journey, explore Western Ukraine’s Lviv before flying to the capital, Kiev, and then on to the port city of Odessa.


$6,490 per person

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Jul 13, 2021 — Jul 21, 2021

The Charms of Holland

Savings Opportunity

Over seven nights, explore unique facets of the Netherlands, from Amsterdam’s pretty canals and The Hague’s political scene to 17th-century Hoorn and modern Rotterdam. View artwork by legendary Golden Age masters and Vincent van Gogh. Watch the dazzling spectacle of the world’s largest flower auction, taste fresh cheese in Gouda and much more!


$3,740 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 if you book by March 15!

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Jul 21, 2021 — Aug 01, 2021

Waterways of Russia: St. Petersburg to Moscow

With Mary Yntema

Cruise for six nights aboard the deluxe Volga Dream through Russia’s heartland, and enjoy Five-Star accommodations in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visit 10th-century Uglich, medieval Yaroslavl, the 14th-century Kirillo-Belozersky monastery and the open-air museum of Kizhi Island. Savor traditional Russian tea and cakes in a villager’s home. Moscow Post-Program Option.


From $5,995 per person plus airfare

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Aug 01, 2021 — Aug 10, 2021

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

With Bill Clifford

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states with eight nights aboard the Five-Star Le Dumont-d’Urville. Enjoy a specially arranged presentation by former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa and the interpreter and advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko. Visit Gda´nsk, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Visby. Norway Pre-Program and Stockholm Post-Program Options.


From $6,995 per person plus airfare

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Aug 12, 2021 — Aug 18, 2021

Vancouver to Toronto by Rail

A once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada from Vancouver across the expanse of five provinces, from the Pacific Northwest through the Canadian Rockies. Glide through gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country, and picturesque towns. Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian.


From $5,995 per person plus airfare

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Aug 20, 2021 — Aug 29, 2021

Newfoundland

Be the first in North America to see the sun rise from its easternmost point, Newfoundland. On this colorful 10-day tour, immersive yourself in the picturesque scenery, fabulous folklore, and rural charm of a lesser-known corner of the continent. Enjoy the warm welcome and storytelling of locals, explore Harbour Grace, Ferryland, and the historic fishing village of Quidi Vidi.


$2,849 per person plus airfare

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Aug 25, 2021 — Sep 05, 2021

Slovenia & Croatia

With Derrick OIsen

In a region well worth exploring for its natural beauty alone, visit spellbinding archaeological sites, impressive cathedrals, dramatic palaces, and ancient city centers that illuminate the layered history of the Dalmatian Coast. Begin in Ljubljana before sailing along the Croatian coast from the Istrian Peninsula to Dubrovnik.


From $6,192 per person plus airfare

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Sep 03, 2021 — Sep 12, 2021

Greece: Athens & the Island of Poros

Savings Opportunity

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.


$3,990 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by March 15!

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Sep 14, 2021 — Sep 22, 2021

Undiscovered France featuring Albi, Toulouse & Carcassonne

Savings Opportunity

No Single Supplement

Celebrate the soul of France in and around the beautiful city of Albi. Revel in the pink-washed city of Toulouse, stroll along romantic riverbanks, and savor local delicacies. A myriad of French masterpieces await you in this elegant, easygoing region, including paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec, famous frescoes, medieval fortresses, and a revolutionary 17th-century canal.


$3,690 per person plus airfare – a savings of $250 if booked by March 15!

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Sep 15, 2021 — Sep 21, 2021

Plymouth, MA

On this five-day journey in New England explore the origins of the story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth. Learn about life in the 17th Century from the perspective of the Wampanoag people as well as the English Colonists. After this program, you won’t look at a buckled hat or ear of corn quite the same way again.


$2,849 per person plus airfare

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Sep 20, 2021 — Sep 25, 2021

Inside Washington DC

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

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Sep 28, 2021 — Oct 06, 2021

Classical Cities of Spain featuring Segovia, Toledo and Salamanca

Savings Opportunity

Explore one of Spain’s most romantic regions, brimming with entrancing cities and towns steeped in medieval history, on this seven-night, deluxe stay based in Segovia. Visit Salamanca, Madrid, Ávila, Toledo and a royal palace in San Ildefonso. From splendid cathedrals and turreted fortresses to a storybook castle and a monumental Roman aqueduct, relish unforgettable discoveries!


$3,990 per person plus airfare – a savings of $250 if you book by March 15!

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Sep 30, 2021 — Oct 07, 2021

Cruising the Great Lakes

Explore the Great Lakes during this travel program, including a seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise aboard the Five-Star Le Champlain through all five Great Lakes, visiting islands and towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor. Visit Sault Ste. Marie’s Soo Locks and Niagara Falls. Chicago Pre-Cruise and Toronto Post-Cruise Options.


From $4,995 per person

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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

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Oct 07, 2021 — Oct 10, 2021

Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry

On this unique 4-day adventure travel back in time and explore the pivotal events of the American Civil War. Visit Harper’s Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Gettysburg. Throughout the tour learn from expert speakers about strategy and logistical challenges that our armies faced. This unforgettable experience through our history is sure to leave you profoundly moved.


$2,200 per person plus airfare

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Oct 09, 2021 — Oct 24, 2021

Grand Danube Passage with Mimi Gregory

Savings Opportunity

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 $5,590 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by March 15!

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Oct 15, 2021 — Oct 29, 2021

Legendary Turkey

With Don Samford

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where you board gulet yachts for a distinctive four-night voyage, Turkey offers an experience.


$4,692 per person including air from New York (other gateways available)

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Oct 22, 2021 — Nov 02, 2021

The Historic Rhine

With Dr. Joyce Davis

Cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers aboard the privately chartered 45-stateroom Royal Crown riverboat from Basel to Amsterdam, exploring the region’s ancient Roman heritage and 20th-century military history. Visit classic highlights such as Strasbourg, Mainz, and the fairytale castles of the romantic Rhine; a variety of well-preserved ancient Roman cities; and important sites from World War II, including General Patton’s famous Third Army crossing in Oppenheim and Operation Market Garden at Arnhem.


From $5,990 per person plus airfare

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Nov 03, 2021 — Nov 11, 2021

The Charm of the Amalfi Coast

Savings Opportunity

With Trina Medarev

Let Italy’s Amalfi Coast dazzle you with its stunning seaside tapestry. Enjoy 7 nights in Vietri sul Mare and explore cliff-side villages, olive and lemon groves, and ancient sites. Step back in time at Pompeii, sail to the Isle of Capri, witness Amalfi town and savor local dishes including authentic pizza made the Napolitano way.


$4,190 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by March 15!

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Nov 06, 2021 — Nov 18, 2021

India: Timeless Land of the Taj Mahal

Savings Opportunity

Discover the incredible experiences of India through its people and its most famous sites. Marvel at the Taj Mahal, gaze upon the Pink City of Jaipur, and explore the Amber Fort. Spend time with local people, from politicians to activists to storytellers, learning along the way about the many facets of the Indian way of life.


$5,450 per person plus airfare - a savings of $500 if booked by May 31!

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