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The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is running several exciting trips this  fall!

See trips still available for 2017:

Click to an individual trip page and review the brochure when it is available or let us know you would like to receive one!  More details – and perhaps more trips to come!

August 1 – 9 – Circumnavigation of Iceland with Dr. Carla Thorson – Discover the unique beauty of Iceland on this seven-night circumnavigation aboard the 220-guest M.S. LE SOLÉAL. See ancient Viking ruins, glittering glaciers and rugged coastline. Visit Grimsey Island, above the Arctic Circle, with Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President at the World Affairs Council of Northern California a specialist on US-Soviet and US-Russian relations. From $6,995 including air from Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC. Wait List Only.  Call to learn about our 2018 departure!

August 8 – 30 – Kingdoms and Cultures by private jet – Portugal, Lithuania, Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Iran, Oman, Albania, Romania, and Spain. Lectures, deluxe hotels (other jet trip destinations offered throughout the year.) $77,950 per person.  Limited space remains!

September 21 – October 5 – Inside Croatia & Slovenia  – Explore Croatia and Slovenia including the lovely Dalmatian coast.  Fly into the historic capital of Zagreb, enjoy beautiful Lake Bled and a second capital city, Ljubljana with embassy briefings. Enjoy Opatija, the seaside playground of Habsburg princes; the UNESCO-designated Lake District; the ancient island of Hvar; and beloved Dubrovnik.

October 1 – 20 – Silk Road Odyssey:  Uzbekistan , Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan with Kay Maxwell – Trace the path of the great camel caravans along the Old Silk Road to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. Lunch with a master ceramicist, see a demonstration of traditional Central Asia horse games and learn about the history and the future of the Silk Road in this geopolitically important region.  $7,995 plus airfare.

October 9 – 17 – Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia with Derrick Olsen – This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona and Lisbon and features Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Cruise aboard the Five-Star 210-guest M.S. Le Lyrial. From $4,295 plus airfare.  Wait List Only – Join our October 21 – 29 departure aboard the M.S. VARIETY VOYAGER.

October 13 – 23 – Israel & Palestine Study Tour with Craig Snyder – A highly substantive, non-partisan program featuring meetings with Israeli and Palestinian political and community leaders.  Leading this special delegation will be Craig Snyder, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Jerry Sorkin who has been involved with the Israeli-Palestinian issue for more than three decades.  $5,195 per person plus air.  Limited space remains!

October 14 – 22 – Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy and Spain – Cruise for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, small ship M.Y. VARIETY VOYAGER. Visit the sun-drenched French and Italian rivieras and islands and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, with excursions featuring Corsica, Sardinia, Florence or Pisa, Italy’s Cinque Terre, Monte Carlo and Marseilles.  From $6,195 per person plus airfare.  Wait List Only.

October 14 – 22 – Island Life in Cuba with Ambassador Vicki Huddleston Land tour – On this People-to-People opportunity spend three nights in Havana, two nights in Cienfuegos, one night in Santa Clara and two nights in Camagüey. See the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Old Havana, Trinidad and the Viñales Valley. Immerse yourself in Cuba’s history, culture and daily life.  $6,195 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 if you book by July 15!

October 18 – 28 – Pearls of Southeast Asia  – This nine-night cruise from Hong Kong to Saigon aboard the 210-guest M.S. L’AUSTRAL showcases fascinating treasures of Vietnam and four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour historic Hanoi, cruise dynamic Ha Long Bay, visit the Forbidden Purple City in Hué and admire beautiful architecture in Hôi An. From $7,195 including air from Los Angeles – a savings of $1,000 if you book by July 7!

October 20 – November 2 – Inside Morocco with Dr. Jerry Leach – Encounter ancient ruins, sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains as you travel to the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech.  Erfoud, Ouarzazate, and Casablanca are also included on the itinerary.  Dr. Jerry Leach will add substantive briefings to the cultural touring highlights.  $5,979 including airfrom Boston, New York, or Washington, DC (other gateways available).

October 29 – November 3 – Inside New York – Visit the iconic United Nations, travel to the recently opened 9/11 Museum, attend a briefing by a leading economist. At the Asia Society, hear from a leading expert and enjoy lunch and the art galleries. High-level briefings at the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Rescue Committee. Stay at the New York Marriott East Side.  $2,895 per person.

NEW!  – October 30 – November 9 – Treasures of Peru – Join our small-group tour to Lima.  Tour Cuzco and enjoy lunch with a family.  Journey to the beautiful Sacred Valley, the Indian market at Pisac, and the ruins at Ollantaytambo.  Board the train for Machu Picchu.  Travel to Lake Titicaca.  We will add special Council meetings to the final itinerary.  $4,749 including air from Miami (other gateways available).

November 1 – 9 – Sorrento, Italy – Experience the beauty of Sorrento, an idyllic seaside town and your home for the duration of your stay. Drive along the Amalfi Coast and visit the towns of Positano, Naples, Pompeii, and the Isle of Capri. $2,845 per person plus air – a savings of $500 if you book by July 11!  



For more information, visit the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia travel page: or call at 800-942-5004 ext. 217


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