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 IDr. 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 Gilesaward-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 TanzaniaExplore 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. 




February 4 – 18, Ancient Cities & Colonial Splendors of Sri Lanka:  A land of mist-covered mountains, golden beaches, verdant valleys and lush jungles, and a unique culture with warm, hospitable people.  $4,395 plus airfare.Limited space remains!  Book before November 11 and save $250 per person!

February 20 – March 5, Mysteries of Myanmar:  Begin in Yangon and fly to Bagan.  Travel to Mandalay and Inle Lake.  L.J. Stambuk will facilitate briefings with the U.S. Ambassador and with Myanmar experts on this nascent democracy. Optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension to Angkor Wat, Cambodia.  $5,898 including air from NY!

February 22 – March 2, Island Life of Cuba:  In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana, visit Matanzas, Santa Clara, Guanabacoa, Regla and Pinar del Río. Accompanied by experienced Cuban hosts, explore the political history, culture, art, language and cuisine of daily Cuban life.  From $5,295 including charter air round-trip Miami/Havana.  Book by October 31 and save $500 per person!

March 6 - 14, 2015, Inside Tunisia:  Join Craig SnyderPresident & CEO World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, to explore Tunisia's road to democracy post-Arab Spring through a series of substantive briefings.  Archaeological sightseeing including Carthage and Bardo Museum; El Jem’s Roman amphitheater; and Kairouan’s 7th century Great Mosque.  Dougga and Bulia Regia optional extension. $3,750 per person plus airfare. 

March 8 – 21, Bangkok to Bali:  Discover Bangkok and visit Wat Po. Cruise the Chao Phraya River. Then, travel for three nights aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express Train with a daily excursion off the train. Explore lively Singapore before flying to Bali. Join popular Council leader, Denise Bala, who will arrange a U.S. Embassy. From $6,545 per person plus airfare.  Book by November 11 and save $250 per person!

April 6 - 20; May 18 - June 1; or October 5 - 19, Inside Iran:  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 and a series of briefings conducted by your Council leader with experts on the contemporary issues of the day. Three departures quickly sold out in 2014!

April 8 – 26, China and Tibet and the Yangtze River:  On this distinctive journey start in Beijing and then travel to Xian and Lhasa.  Embark on a Yangtze River cruise before ending in Shanghai.  Many “meet the people” opportunities and a Council leader will coordinate a briefing at the U.S. Embassy. Optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension in Shanghai.  

April 23 – May 1, European Coastal Civilizations with David Eisenhower: Cruise aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE BORÉAL along the coasts of Portugal, Spain, France and Guernsey. David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will share his personal insights during an onboard lecture and accompany you to the beaches of Normandy. Pre-Cruise Option in Lisbon and Post-Cruise Option in Paris and Giverny.  From $4,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by September 30 and save $1,000 per person!

May 3 – 14, Burgundy and Provence River cruise:  During this delightful 12-day journey, a pageant of wine country and picturesque villages entices you on a course through the heart of la belle France.  Begin in Monte Carlo before transferring to Arles to board the 138-guest Avalon Scenery. Sail to Avignon, Viviers, Lyon, and Beaune before transferring to your hotel in Paris.  Enjoy educational experiences at every stop with Council Leader, Anna Berry.  From $3,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by November 14 and receive a free expedition library.

May 15 – 23, Bilbao and Madrid:  Northern Spain is a must-see destination with arguably the finest food in Spain and world class museums.  Start in Bilbao and then drive to the hills of Roja.  Spend three days in Madrid to explore not only its legendary museums, plazas, and palaces, but also to experience the city’s diplomatic world. Leading this tour will be Ambassador Heather Hodges.

May 19 – 29, Life Along the Elbe River:  Begin with two hotel nights in Berlin where special council briefings will be added.  Cruise for seven nights aboard the 88-guest M.S. SWISS RUBY. Explore the Elbe River Valley, from Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland” to Baroque palaces of Dresden and the historic Old Town of Prague. Meet local residents for a personal perspective of the region’s modern life. Dr. Pamela Zeiser will lecture on the cruise.  Post-Cruise Option in Prague.  Book by November 17 and save $1,000 per person!

June 4 – 13, Baltics Sea Cruise:  Experience the Baltic States, on this six-country, eight-night cruise aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE BORÉAL. Hear a keynote presentation by former President of Poland Lech Walesa.  On board, and lecturing during the full cruise, will be Dr. Sergei N. Khrushchev, a professor at Brown University and son of Nikita Khrushchev and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia President & CEO, Craig Snyder, who will discuss current political issues of the Baltic states. Begin in Copenhagen and disembark in Stockholm.  Norway Pre- Cruise and Stockholm Post-Cruise Options.  From $5,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by December 4 and save $1,000 per person!

June 11 – 26, Norwegian Splendor:  From Copenhagen and Oslo to magnificent fjord country, encounter Scandinavia at its best, both on and off the beaten path. Dr. Gail Stevenson will accompany the group adding briefings on energy and the environment as well as political and economic issues.  4-day/3-night Stockholm extension offered.

June 15 - 23, Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Aegean:  Visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites aboard the 200-guestM.S. LE LYRIAL. Explore Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Montenegro, and Albania. Enjoy an exclusive forum with local residents. Maria Wulff will add political commentary on board.  Venice Pre-Cruise and Athens Post-Cruise Options.  From $3,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by November 24 and save $1,000 per person!

July 18 - 25, Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage:  Cruise for seven nights from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia, aboard the 220-guest M.S. L’AUSTRAL. Discover an up-close perspective of southeastern Alaska’s natural beauty.  An onboard team of naturalists will provide a series of lectures along with other lectures on energy and environmental issues. Five-night Pre-Cruise to Fairbanks and the heart of the great Denali National Park and a Post-Cruise to Vancouver.  From $3,995 per person plus airfare.

August 8 - 23, Grand Danube Passage:  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.  From $4,845 plus airfare.  No single supplement special offer- Wait Listed.  Book by October 1, 2014 and save $500 per person! Please mention promotion code SAVE107

August 14 – 22, Oxford and the Cotswolds:  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.Three-night Cambridge Pre-Program and three-night Canterbury Post-Program Options.  From $3,595 plus airfare.

August 17 – 28, South Africa:  Immerse yourself in South Africa’s fascinating culture and enjoy beautiful scenery from outstanding vineyards, boasting gold medal-winning wines; to magnificent seascapes; to Kruger National Park abounding in ‘Big Five’ wildlife.  Additional meet-the-people opportunities and a U.S. Consulate briefing. Accompanying our Council group will be Dr. Carla Thorson.Optional post-tour extension to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

September 17 – October 6, Eastern Europe and Beyond by Private Jet: Enjoy special access to iconic sights, experience distinctive performances and indulge in the culinary delights of Berlin, Moscow, Prague and other centers of Eastern Europe.  Enjoy the best available properties at each destination.  Traveling with 78 guests aboard a private jet is the only way to experience so many world highlights in one trip!  

September 30 – October 8, Treasures of Northern Italy - unpack once in Ferrara:  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.  Book by March 3, 2015 and save $500 per person!

October 14 – 25, North Africa Cruise:  This voyage aboard the 100-guestCorinthian focuses on the many varied cultures that contribute to the rich cultural history of the region. Travel to Sardinia and explore famed Carthage.  Continue to sites in Algeria and Tipasa. Our third Maghreb country is Morocco.  Attend lectures by Ambassador Mark Johnson and reflect on the journey before disembarking in Lisbon. 

October 12 – 27, Viet Nam and Cambodia:  Journey through the heart of Viet Nam & Cambodia featuring a 7-night cruise aboard the 68-passenger R.V. Mekong Navigator. Several meet-the-people opportunities throughout the tour.  Two U.S. Embassy briefings. Stay in Hanoi, Siem Riep and Ho Chi Minh City. Two-night Hanoi/Ha Long Bay optional Pre-program and/or a 3-night Bangkok optional Post-program. Book by May 8, 2015 for free air!

October 21 – November 5, Indonesia - Magical Islands of Java & Bali: Travel to a land with rich traditions, where religion prevails, and the arts thrive. In Bali’s highlands, stay in Ubud with its vibrant market, and participate in cultural workshops. Fly to Yogyakarta, Java, a center for art and visit thousand-year-old temples. Ferry to Bali for beachfront Nusa Dua, and visit the famous sea temple and Denpasar where our Council leader will coordinate a U.S. consular briefing. 

October 27 – November 7, Voyage to Antiquity:  Athens to Istanbul: Cruise aboard the 70-guest M.Y. VARIETY VOYAGER to Paros and Symi in Greece; Antalya and  Bodrum, Turkey for sites of antiquity. In Turkey enjoy a land program in Istanbul and Cappadocia. Council leader Jim Falk will share knowledge of the current political landscape of the region.  Athens Pre-Program.  From $6,995 per person plus airfare.

February 4 – 18, Ancient Cities & Colonial Splendors of Sri Lanka:  A land of mist-covered mountains, golden beaches, verdant valleys and lush jungles, and a unique culture with warm, hospitable people.  $4,395 plus airfare.Limited space remains!  Book before November 11 and save $250 per person!

February 20 – March 5, Mysteries of Myanmar:  Begin in Yangon and fly to Bagan.  Travel to Mandalay and Inle Lake.  L.J. Stambuk will facilitate briefings with the U.S. Ambassador and with Myanmar experts on this nascent democracy. Optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension to Angkor Wat, Cambodia.  $5,898 including air from NY!

February 22 – March 2, Island Life of Cuba:  In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana, visit Matanzas, Santa Clara, Guanabacoa, Regla and Pinar del Río. Accompanied by experienced Cuban hosts, explore the political history, culture, art, language and cuisine of daily Cuban life.  From $5,295 including charter air round-trip Miami/Havana.  Book by October 31 and save $500 per person!

March 6 - 14, 2015, Inside Tunisia:  Join Craig SnyderPresident & CEO World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, to explore Tunisia's road to democracy post-Arab Spring through a series of substantive briefings.  Archaeological sightseeing including Carthage and Bardo Museum; El Jem’s Roman amphitheater; and Kairouan’s 7th century Great Mosque.  Dougga and Bulia Regia optional extension. $3,750 per person plus airfare. 

March 8 – 21, Bangkok to Bali:  Discover Bangkok and visit Wat Po. Cruise the Chao Phraya River. Then, travel for three nights aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express Train with a daily excursion off the train. Explore lively Singapore before flying to Bali. Join popular Council leader, Denise Bala, who will arrange a U.S. Embassy. From $6,545 per person plus airfare.  Book by November 11 and save $250 per person!

April 6 - 20; May 18 - June 1; or October 5 - 19, Inside Iran:  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 and a series of briefings conducted by your Council leader with experts on the contemporary issues of the day. Three departures quickly sold out in 2014!

April 8 – 26, China and Tibet and the Yangtze River:  On this distinctive journey start in Beijing and then travel to Xian and Lhasa.  Embark on a Yangtze River cruise before ending in Shanghai.  Many “meet the people” opportunities and a Council leader will coordinate a briefing at the U.S. Embassy. Optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension in Shanghai.  

April 23 – May 1, European Coastal Civilizations with David Eisenhower: Cruise aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE BORÉAL along the coasts of Portugal, Spain, France and Guernsey. David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will share his personal insights during an onboard lecture and accompany you to the beaches of Normandy. Pre-Cruise Option in Lisbon and Post-Cruise Option in Paris and Giverny.  From $4,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by September 30 and save $1,000 per person!

May 3 – 14, Burgundy and Provence River cruise:  During this delightful 12-day journey, a pageant of wine country and picturesque villages entices you on a course through the heart of la belle France.  Begin in Monte Carlo before transferring to Arles to board the 138-guest Avalon Scenery. Sail to Avignon, Viviers, Lyon, and Beaune before transferring to your hotel in Paris.  Enjoy educational experiences at every stop with Council Leader, Anna Berry.  From $3,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by November 14 and receive a free expedition library.

May 15 – 23, Bilbao and Madrid:  Northern Spain is a must-see destination with arguably the finest food in Spain and world class museums.  Start in Bilbao and then drive to the hills of Roja.  Spend three days in Madrid to explore not only its legendary museums, plazas, and palaces, but also to experience the city’s diplomatic world. Leading this tour will be Ambassador Heather Hodges.

May 19 – 29, Life Along the Elbe River:  Begin with two hotel nights in Berlin where special council briefings will be added.  Cruise for seven nights aboard the 88-guest M.S. SWISS RUBY. Explore the Elbe River Valley, from Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland” to Baroque palaces of Dresden and the historic Old Town of Prague. Meet local residents for a personal perspective of the region’s modern life. Dr. Pamela Zeiser will lecture on the cruise.  Post-Cruise Option in Prague.  Book by November 17 and save $1,000 per person!

June 4 – 13, Baltics Sea Cruise:  Experience the Baltic States, on this six-country, eight-night cruise aboard the 200-guest M.S. LE BORÉAL. Hear a keynote presentation by former President of Poland Lech Walesa.  On board, and lecturing during the full cruise, will be Dr. Sergei N. Khrushchev, a professor at Brown University and son of Nikita Khrushchev and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia President & CEO, Craig Snyder, who will discuss current political issues of the Baltic states. Begin in Copenhagen and disembark in Stockholm.  Norway Pre- Cruise and Stockholm Post-Cruise Options.  From $5,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by December 4 and save $1,000 per person!

June 11 – 26, Norwegian Splendor:  From Copenhagen and Oslo to magnificent fjord country, encounter Scandinavia at its best, both on and off the beaten path. Dr. Gail Stevenson will accompany the group adding briefings on energy and the environment as well as political and economic issues.  4-day/3-night Stockholm extension offered.

June 15 - 23, Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Aegean:  Visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites aboard the 200-guestM.S. LE LYRIAL. Explore Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Montenegro, and Albania. Enjoy an exclusive forum with local residents. Maria Wulff will add political commentary on board.  Venice Pre-Cruise and Athens Post-Cruise Options.  From $3,995 per person plus airfare.  Book by November 24 and save $1,000 per person!

July 18 - 25, Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage:  Cruise for seven nights from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia, aboard the 220-guest M.S. L’AUSTRAL. Discover an up-close perspective of southeastern Alaska’s natural beauty.  An onboard team of naturalists will provide a series of lectures along with other lectures on energy and environmental issues. Five-night Pre-Cruise to Fairbanks and the heart of the great Denali National Park and a Post-Cruise to Vancouver.  From $3,995 per person plus airfare.

August 8 - 23, Grand Danube Passage:  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.  From $4,845 plus airfare.  No single supplement special offer- Wait Listed.  Book by October 1, 2014 and save $500 per person! Please mention promotion code SAVE107

August 14 – 22, Oxford and the Cotswolds:  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.Three-night Cambridge Pre-Program and three-night Canterbury Post-Program Options.  From $3,595 plus airfare.

August 17 – 28, South Africa:  Immerse yourself in South Africa’s fascinating culture and enjoy beautiful scenery from outstanding vineyards, boasting gold medal-winning wines; to magnificent seascapes; to Kruger National Park abounding in ‘Big Five’ wildlife.  Additional meet-the-people opportunities and a U.S. Consulate briefing. Accompanying our Council group will be Dr. Carla Thorson.Optional post-tour extension to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

September 17 – October 6, Eastern Europe and Beyond by Private Jet: Enjoy special access to iconic sights, experience distinctive performances and indulge in the culinary delights of Berlin, Moscow, Prague and other centers of Eastern Europe.  Enjoy the best available properties at each destination.  Traveling with 78 guests aboard a private jet is the only way to experience so many world highlights in one trip!  

September 30 – October 8, Treasures of Northern Italy - unpack once in Ferrara:  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.  Book by March 3, 2015 and save $500 per person!

October 14 – 25, North Africa Cruise:  This voyage aboard the 100-guestCorinthian focuses on the many varied cultures that contribute to the rich cultural history of the region. Travel to Sardinia and explore famed Carthage.  Continue to sites in Algeria and Tipasa. Our third Maghreb country is Morocco.  Attend lectures by Ambassador Mark Johnson and reflect on the journey before disembarking in Lisbon. 

October 12 – 27, Viet Nam and Cambodia:  Journey through the heart of Viet Nam & Cambodia featuring a 7-night cruise aboard the 68-passenger R.V. Mekong Navigator. Several meet-the-people opportunities throughout the tour.  Two U.S. Embassy briefings. Stay in Hanoi, Siem Riep and Ho Chi Minh City. Two-night Hanoi/Ha Long Bay optional Pre-program and/or a 3-night Bangkok optional Post-program. Book by May 8, 2015 for free air!

October 21 – November 5, Indonesia - Magical Islands of Java & Bali: Travel to a land with rich traditions, where religion prevails, and the arts thrive. In Bali’s highlands, stay in Ubud with its vibrant market, and participate in cultural workshops. Fly to Yogyakarta, Java, a center for art and visit thousand-year-old temples. Ferry to Bali for beachfront Nusa Dua, and visit the famous sea temple and Denpasar where our Council leader will coordinate a U.S. consular briefing. 

October 27 – November 7, Voyage to Antiquity:  Athens to Istanbul: Cruise aboard the 70-guest M.Y. VARIETY VOYAGER to Paros and Symi in Greece; Antalya and  Bodrum, Turkey for sites of antiquity. In Turkey enjoy a land program in Istanbul and Cappadocia. Council leader Jim Falk will share knowledge of the current political landscape of the region.  Athens Pre-Program.  From $6,995 per person plus airfare.


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