Travel the WorldIf you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations, and having access to political and other local experts who give behind-the-scenes views and briefings, then you'll quickly discover why traveling on a World Affairs Council trip is so special. This unique travel program is only available to World Affairs Council members. The trips are organized and run by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

From China and Antarctica to Cuba and Ireland, the Council provides touring opportunities to every continent, plus exciting trips to destinations in the U.S. as well.
  • Expert tour leadership
  • Like-minded travelers
  • Advance reading materials and a pre-trip briefing
  • Substantive in-country briefings by local experts
  • Quality tour content

My primary message is to highly endorse the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia travel program. Viet Nam was a fascinating destination, but all of the offerings we receive in the mail from that group are intriguing. All arrangements and accommodations were excellent. Our group of 13 was a perfect size and very congenial. Everyone was in sync to learn and to have fun. We were briefed at the U.S. Consulate and at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Hanoi early in the trip which gave context to what we would see in the days ahead. I was particularly impressed with our guide who traveled with us. His knowledge of the history, culture and politics of his country was impressive. His flexibility and attention to detail enhanced our experience. We will definitely consider another Council trip in the future."

~Elizabeth Head, Member
World Affairs Council Jacksonville

  We have just returned from a wonderful World Affairs Council of Philadelphia tour of China and Tibet. The trip was first class; well organized, great accommodations, excellent and knowledgeable hosts, guides, and lecturers. Scenery, including both new and historical sights, was magnificent. A true bonus was the interesting fellow travelers from Councils around the country."

       ~Bob Threlkel, Member
       World Affairs Council Jacksonville 

 The time to visit Cuba is now. This was my third trip to the country, and compared to my previous visits where I stayed with Cuban families, the World Affairs Council trip operated at a grander level with five-star hotels and three good meals each day. The one HUGE plus about the Council trip was our guides—each had incredible insight into Cuban culture and government, and they were extremely flexible and unfailingly helpful.       ~Fiona L. Strathern, Member
       World Affairs Council Jacksonville 

Long-time World Affairs Council of Jacksonville member, Fiona Strathern, cruising the streets of Cuba in a '57 Chevy Bel Air