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Travel The World

Travel The World
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

The World Affairs Council of Oregon partners with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to offer unique travel tours to fascinating destinations around the world.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia began its extraordinary offering of educational tours with our landmark trip to the People's Republic of China in 1977, when we were among the first westerners to enter this fascinating country. Since then, the Council has designed frequent trips around the globe, visiting such diverse locations as Vietnam, Egypt, the Netherlands, Morocco, Antarctica, and Cuba, plus locations like the Pacific Northwest and the Antebellum South here in the U.S.

The trips the Council sponsors offer all the highlights of touring plus access to political leaders and other local experts who give behind the scenes views and briefings that make our trips special and unique.

Upcoming Travel Programs

Fri, 08/08/2014 - Sun, 11/16/2014

2014 Travel Programs


August 8 - 16, Cruising the Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy and Spain:  Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the M.V. TERE MOANA. Visit the sun-drenched landscapes of the French and Italian rivieras and islands and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, with excursions featuring Corsica, Sardinia, Florence, Italy’s Cinque Terre, Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice.  Rome pre-cruise and Barcelona post-cruise.  From $4,995 plus airfare.  Savings Extended! READ MORE

October 5 - 19 - Inside Iran with Ambassador Marilyn McAfee:  New diplomatic efforts led us to reintroduce our insider’s tour of Iran: Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Kerman and Isfahan. $6,200 land only. READ MORE

October 8-20 - Emerging Europe: The Balkans Unveiled: This overland journey through ancient and modern history, tying together six wildly divergent Balkan countries; Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Sarajevo, and Croatia.  Attend discussions with Study Leader Admiral Gary Roughead and learn about the conditions that led to the Balkan conflict, including religious, political and economic factors, and progress made since that time.  $7,995 plus airfare. READ MORE

October 16 - November 2, South American Tapestry with Ambassador Heather Hodges:  Join our comprehensive tour of southern hemisphere neighbors Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.  The region’s natural beauty and fascinating cultural traditions will unfold as you travel from the Chilean capital Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina to Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.  Meet the people along the way with a home-hosted dinner and private winery tour and tasting.  $7,047 including air from Miami. READ MORE

October 22 – 30, Tuscany, Italy:  Experience the charm and romance of Tuscany from your base in Colle di Val d’Elsa. Explore San Gimignano, Castellina, Florence, Siena, and San Galgano. Enjoy a tasting of local wines and olive oils, visit a farm, and learn the essence of Tuscan cooking during a private demonstration. $2,845 plus airfare.  Book by July 8 and save $250 per person! READ MORE

October 31 – November 16, Experiences of a Lifetime by private jet: Visit seven of the most fascinating destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.  Travel by private jet to Egypt, Rwanda, South Africa, The Maldives, Thailand, Bhutan, India, and Jordan.  $59,950 not including airfare to/from London. READ MORE

November 1 - 11, Best of Tanzania with Maria Wulff:  Join Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelophia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. You'll spend days amidst untamed wilderness, where lion, cheetah, and other animals freely roam; visit Oldupai Gorge; and experience the lush and verdant Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where we will explore the massive caldera inhabited by stunning wildlife and breathtaking scenery. In addition to specially arranged meetings with local experts, you will enjoy comfortable, eco-friendly tented camps and small lodges. This trip is limited to 17 travelers so be sure to contact us early to reserve your space on this distinctive journey.  Cost: $6090 plus Airfare   READ MORE

Recent Travel News

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:00am

Join us in Croatia in June 2012!

This 8-day cruise from Venice down the exquisitely beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia will feature lectures by General Wesley Clark, NATO Supreme Allied Commander. Maria Wulff will lead the World Affairs Council of America’s group. Read More ››

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 4:30pm

Travel to Morocco with Maria

Join Council President Maria Wulff on a two-week tour of one of the most interesting countries in the world. Read More ››