TRAVEL THE WORLD!
A special benefit for members of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire; trips arranged by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and cooperating Councils across the country.OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING TOURS- 2016 TRIPS
January 29 – February 6 - Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise aboard 190-guest Star Breeze includes national wildlife and volcano parks, snorkeling, San Blas Islands, passage through the canal and overnight in San Jose city. From $4,395 per person plus airfare. Wait List Only.
January 31 - February 8 - Island Life in Cuba with Craig Snyder: Havana, Matanzas, Santa Clara, Pinar del Rio. Excellent people-to-people programming, music and dance performances and art. Includes overnight in Miami, charter air and visa. $5,495 per person. One room remains! Book by August 14 to save $500!
February 23 – March 5 - Legends of the Nile: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel includes world-class hotels and 4-night cruise aboard deluxe Sonesta St. George I. Dr. Jerry Leach will lecture on contemporary political issues. From $4,895 per person plus airfare if booked by September 8 – saving $500 per couple! One cabin remains!
March 4 – 17 - Inside Morocco: Rabat, Fez, Sahara and High Atlas, Marrakech and Casablanca with Moroccan Honorary Consul to Texas, Jim Falk who will add substantive briefings to the cultural touring highlights. 14 days from $5,929 including air aboard Air France from Boston, New York, Washington D.C. Other cities available.
March 13 - 21 – Cultural Cuba: Fly to Santa Clara and explore the UNESCO city of Trinidad and Cienfuegos staying 3 nights in Cayo Santa Maria. Then 4 nights in Havana with a day trip to Pinar del Rio. Fully inclusive from Miami. $4,795 per person if booked by September 1 - saving $250 per person!
March 27 – April 5 - Cuba Cruise - Sail round trip Miami on a circumnavigation of Cuba aboard the 4-star, 210-guest M.S. Saint Laurent. This people-to-people, legal excursion includes eight ports of call including two nights in Havana. From $4,599 per person plus port charges and fees.
April 6 - 20 - Inside Iran: Tehran, Kerman, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan Small-group touring with top-rate Iranian expert guide and leader Ali Sadrina. Meet-the-people opportunities and sites of antiquity such as Persepolis. $6,320 plus airfare.
April 13 – 21 - Waterways of Holland & Belgium aboard deluxe 140-guestAmadeus. Sail from Amsterdam to Brussels including Maastricht for the only American cemetery in The Netherlands and Arnhem for Kröller-Müller Museum. From $2,995 per person plus airfare if booked by September 10 - saving $2,000 per couple!
April 16 - 24 - Lima & the Amazon with Ambassador Heather Hodges:Amazon Cruise aboard deluxe Aqua with naturalists and meet-the-people opportunities and insider’s Lima. Optional Machu Picchu extension. From $7,245 per person plus airfare if booked by August 31 - saving $500 per couple!
April 23 - May 1 - Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean Seas: Athens to Venice aboard 70-guest deluxe Variety Voyager. Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Corinth Canal, Delphi. Pre-cruise Athens and post-cruise Venice options. From $3,995 per person.
April 25 - 30 - Inside Washington, D.C.: Back by popular demand-our hallmark program! 5-night schedule of inside the beltway small-group briefings and cultural highlights. New Venue! The Mayflower, recently refurbished historic hotel. $2,850 per person. Call today! Space is going fast!
May 7 – 19 - Insider’s Japan featuring the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto with off-the-beaten path historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa. Embassy briefing and other special events. $6,646 including airfare - if you book by August 17 - a savings of $150!
May 20 - 28 – Flavors of Sicily: Seven nights at the deluxe, 5-star San Domenico Palace Hotel, built in an ancient Dominican monastery with spectacular views across Taormina Bay. Indulge in a uniquely Sicilian cultural and culinary experience, explore archaeological masterpieces. From $4,995 plus airfare.
May 31 – June 9 - Celtic Lands Cruise: Honfleur to Glasgow with Dwight David Eisenhower II at the Normandy beaches. Meet Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill. Sail aboard the 220-guest Le Boréal including Dublin, Scottish islands and highlands and the Jacobite steam train. From $6,195 per person - a savings of $1,000 if you book by November 3!
June 4 – 18 - Treasures of Eastern Europe with Dr. Pamela Zeiser: Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Prague, Krakow and Warsaw A look back at the history of the countries, insights on contemporary issues and wonderful cultural sightseeing. $4,879 per person plus airfare.
July 8 – 19 - London Immersion: Apartment living but with some group meals, excursions to Oxford and Bath, walking tours of London and insightful lectures. Free time to use an included “Oyster” discount travel card. From $4,045 per person plus airfare - a savings of $500 if you book by September 1!
July 14 -24 - Great Journey through Europe: Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel stopping in Germany including Cologne, and Strasbourg, France. Hotel nights in Switzerland and travel via train, including the Glacier Express. Robert Giles, award-winning journalist, will lecture. From $4,295 per person plus airfare.
August 5 - 27 - Aix-en-Provence Immersion - 3 weeks! Apartment with kitchenette, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Included group excursions, lectures, daily breakfast, some meals and time to try local cuisine independently. From $4,045 per person plus airfare - a $500 savings if you book by September 1!
September 6 – 22 - Across Spain and Portugal: Take the northern route from Lisbon to Barcelona calling at Oporto, Santiago de Compostela and Bilbao, staying in paradores and pousadas. Diplomatic briefings added. $5,928 air & land inclusive from Boston, New York - a $150 savings if you book byDecember 4!
September 12 - 27 - Jewels of Vietnam & Cambodia: Our popular 2015 is back for 2016! Travel through Vietnam & Cambodia featuring a 7-night cruise aboard the 68-guest R.V. Mekong Navigator. Stay in Hanoi, Siem Riep and Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi/Ha Long Bay optional pre-program and Bangkok post-program. Air included from several U.S. gateways!
September 29 - October 7 - Village Life in Dordogne: Unpack Once in charming Sarlat-La-Canéda at the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hotel. Visit five UNESCO world heritage sites including cave art at Lascaux II. From $4,395 per person.
September 29 – October 22 - Around the World by Private Jet: Peru, Easter Island, Samoa, Great Barrier Reef, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Petra, Morocco. Lectures, deluxe hotels (other jet trip destinations offered throughout the year.)
October 5 - 13 - Cruising the Rivieras & Islands of France, Spain and Italyaboard the Variety Voyager with Mimi Gregory – Barcelona to Rome includes Cinque Terra, Sardinia, Corsica, Nice, Monte Carlo. From $5,495 per person plus airfare.
October 17 – 27 – Danube River Cruise: Sail aboard the deluxe 140-guestAmadeus Royal from Bucharest to Vienna. Visit several capitals to tour historic sites and where possible, we will add briefings on contemporary political issues. Vienna Post-Cruise.
October 19 - 27 - Italian Lakes: Unpack Once in Stresa, Lake Maggiore with day trips including Milan, Como and Ascona, Switzerland. Meet-the-people, lectures, meal plan with opportunities to try local cuisine. $3,245 per person plus airfare - a $500 savings if you book by September 1! No single supplement for solo travelers -Limited rooms available.
October 23 - 31 - Island Life in Cuba: Havana, Matanzas, Santa Clara, Pinar del Rio. Excellent people-to-people programming, music and dance performances and art. Includes overnight in Miami, charter air and visa. From $5,495 per person.
October 29-November 8 - Best of Tanzania: Explore the Serengeti, Oldupai Gorge, and Ngorongoro reserves staying in eco-friendly, deluxe tented camps and delightful Gibbs Farm for this wildlife. Led by Dr. Carla Thorson, you will enjoy specially arranged meetings with local experts. $6,190 per person -includes a $500 discount if you book by November 30!
November 2-16 – Inside Oman, UAE and Qatar: Join Craig Snyder on this substantive and culturally-rich tour. Explore the region’s history and society; attend economic and diplomatic briefings; meet the head of Al-Jazeera, visit beautiful museums and enjoy the unique Friday market in Nizwa.