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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

Sat, 08/08/2015 - Sun, 08/23/2015

Grand Danube Passage August 8 - 23, 2015

This very popular tour is back for 2015!  Cruise with hotel stays in Sofia and Prague:  Begin this with a two-night stay in Sofia and continue with an eight-night cruise of the Danube aboard MS Amadeus Silver. Conclude your adventure with three nights in Prague.  Enjoy the splendors of Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna.  Also returning for 2015 is lecturer/host Mimi Gregory.  From $4,595 plus airfare.  

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - Sat, 08/22/2015

Oxford and the Costwolds & Downtown Abbey August 14 - 22, 2015

Savor three nights in a charming hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds and four nights in an historic five-star hotel in Oxford. A highlight will be a specially arranged visit to Highclere Castle, known to millions as Downton Abbey. Accompanying will be Joan Russell, Vice President of Travel, native-born Brit and huge fan of Downton Abbey.  $4,195 per person plus airfare.  Wait List Only.  Additional date of August 28 - September 5 Wait Listed.

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Mon, 09/28/2015 - Tue, 10/13/2015

Viet Nam and Cambodia September 28 - October 13, 2015

 Journey through the heart of Viet Nam & Cambodia featuring a 7-night cruise aboard the 24-guest R.V. Mekong Princess. Several meet-the-people opportunities throughout the tour.   Stay in Hanoi, Siem Riep and Ho Chi Minh City. Two-night Hanoi/Ha Long Bay optional Post-program and/or a 3-night Bangkok optional Pre-program. From $4,995. 

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Wed, 09/30/2015 - Thu, 10/08/2015

Treasures of Northern Italy September 30 - October 8

 Italy’s Emilia Romagna region is celebrated for its stunning landscape, its array of art and architecture, delectable wines and sumptuous cuisine. Meet-the-people opportunities with special presentations about local history and culture including a visit to a local winery will enrich the tour.  $3,245 per person plus airfare. 

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Wed, 10/07/2015 - Wed, 10/21/2015

Inside Iran October 7 - 21, 2015

Begin in Tehran, fly to Kerman, continue to Yazd, Shiraz and end in Isfahan.  Throughout this program a highlight will be the Iranian people you will meet on your journey.  Past Council travelers have given lecturer/guide Ali Sadrina “beyond excellent” evaluations for his knowledge, leadership and warmth.  $6,320 plus airfare.

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For information about other upcoming Travel the World programs organized by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, please click here.

Recent Travel News

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:45pm

Council President, Maria Wulff, hosts cultural cruise "Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Agean"

World Affairs Council of Oregon President, Maria Wulff, recently returned from hosting a 9-day international trip, leading a tour through the Adriatic aboard the M.S. LE LYRIAL. The trip, organized by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, took guests to five countries and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read More ››

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:00am

Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Agean with Council President Maria Wulff, June 15-23, 2015

Join Council President Maria Wulff and visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE LYRIAL. Explore Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Montenegro, and Albania, and the ancient Greek site of Delphi. Read More ››

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:15pm

Explore Tanzania with Council President Maria Wulff, November 1–11

Join Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. This trip is limited to 17 travelers. Read More ››

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 ››