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! 

2022

Jan 26, 2022 — Feb 17, 2022

Ancient Crossroads of Asia and the Middle East by Private Jet

Explore ancient civilizations and enduring cultures on a journey to some of the world’s most historic and treasured locales aboard our brand-new private jet. Travel to Egypt, Israel, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Oman


$135,950 per person

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Feb 06, 2022 — Feb 18, 2022

Faces of Tanzania

With Dr. Carla Thorson

On this extraordinary journey to East Africa “off-the-beaten-path” meets a wealth of culture, wildlife, and diverse peoples, eager to share their land and history with you. Our exclusive, 13-day safari was thoughtfully crafted to explore the best of Tanzania while treading lightly through spectacular but delicate ecosystems.


$8,240 per person plus airfare

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Feb 15, 2022 — Feb 26, 2022

Legends of the Nile ~ featuring Cairo, Luxor, a Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel

Treat yourself to an exhilarating, small-group adventure along the Nile River, plus explorations in Cairo and Abu Simbel. This 10-night, active journey includes a deluxe, four-night cruise and the company of an expert Egyptologist who will guide you through the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the magnificence of ancient Egypt.


From $5,965 per person plus airfare

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Feb 22, 2022 — Mar 07, 2022

Moroccan Discovery

Explore fascinating Morocco for 14 days on this small-group tour, from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate. Watch the sunset over the dunes on camelback, traverse the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains, and discover the many cultural treasures of storied Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca.


$5,979 including airfare from New York

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Mar 06, 2022 — Mar 18, 2022

Amazon River Expedition and Machu Picchu

Cruise aboard the deluxe ZAFIRO for five nights through the Amazon River Basin’s unparalleled biodiversity and spend five nights exploring Perú’s landscapes and archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley, including legendary Machu Picchu and Cuzco. Led by naturalists, see rare endemic species and local villages. Lima Pre Program Option.


From $7,295 per person plus airfare

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Mar 17, 2022 — Mar 28, 2022

Japan: Land of Cultural Treasures

Immerse yourself in Japan’s authenticity and incredible history on this 10-night journey. Enjoy stays in Tokyo, Hakone, Kanazawa and Kyoto, and connect with Japan’s distinctive heritage, timeless landmarks and enriching traditions. See Mt. Fuji, visit a colorful geisha district, cruise Lake Ashi and much more!


$7,295 per person plus airfare

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Apr 26, 2022 — May 12, 2022

Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

With Dr. Joyce Davis

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 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia.


$6,994 per person including air from Boston, NYC or Washington, D.C. (other gateways are available)

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May 08, 2022 — May 22, 2022

Legends and Empires by Private Jet

Trace the path of emperors and explorers on this extraordinary journey across Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Uncover the treasures of the Silk Road in remote Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, discover emerging destinations like Albania and Oman, and sample the many charms of Romania and Georgia’s enchanting capitals.


$119,950 per person

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Jun 03, 2022 — Jun 10, 2022

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

With Lise Falskow

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.


From $5,195 per person plus airfare

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Jun 28, 2022 — Jul 13, 2022

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 per person including airfare from Boston or New York (other gateways available)

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