TRAVEL THE WORLD- EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT
Travel the world with an exclusive benefit for members of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire: special programs and expert guides on travel programs offered by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Please contact WACNH membership coordinator Larry McCrum with questions about this membership benefit along with details on publication discounts or visit the Philadelphia council's website to register.
Upcoming Trips 2014
January 10 - February 1, Cape to Cape by private jet: Discover nine exotic sites over four continents by private jet. Travel to Portugal, South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, Argentina, and Nicaragua. Accompanying the tour will be a team of world-class experts and professional staff. $69,950 not including airfare to London and from Orlando.
January 31 - February 13, Expedition to Antarctica with Dr. Carla Thorson: A 14-day journey featuring a nine-night cruise aboard the 120-stateroom M.S. L’AUSTRAL. Accompanying the tour will be Dr. Carla Thorson and a team of expert expedition naturalists. Three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program. From $8,035 plus airfare. EBD Extended!
February 1 – 23 or October 8 - 30, Around the World by private jet: Explore the Earth's greatest treasures with personalized around the world vacations. Travel in a customized private jet to Peru, Easter Island, Great Barrier Reef, Cambodia, India, Tanzania, Jordan, and Morocco. Along the way, local guides and expert lecturers will enhance your understanding of the destinations. $69,950 plus airfare to/from Orlando.
February 7 – 20, Mysteries of Myanmar (Burma): Our 2013 tour sold out in two weeks! Don’t miss your chance to join our small group tour with Kay Maxwell, Executive Director of the World Affairs Forum, Stamford. Kay will lead the group in political and meet-the-people events. Extension to Angkor Wat, Cambodia offered. $5,493 including airfare from LA!
February 15 – 28, Moroccan Discovery with expert Jim Falk: 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. Family hosted dinner and political briefings will enhance the tour. $5,099 including airfare from NY!
March 6 - 23, Journey Through India: Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India abounds with riches that invite your personal exploration. Travel to Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Varanasi with Council leader, Maria Zammit, who will facilitate meet-the-people opportunities and an embassy briefing. A 5-day/4-night post-tour extension to Nepal is available. $5,844 including airfare from NY!
March 16 – 28, Bangkok to Bali featuring Eastern & Oriental Express: Join us on an exciting 10-night journey in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand including a three-night train ride. Visit elaborate temples, palaces and shrines; and enjoy cultural encounters throughout this exciting program. From $5,995 plus airfare. EBD - July 30. One Room Remains!
April, Inside Washington, D.C.: Join our annual 5-night small-group program of briefings and special events to hear from, and question, our nation's foreign policy makers. Date and hotel to be confirmed (non-hotel option will be available.)
April 27 - May 5, Waterways of Holland & Belgium: Cruise for seven nights from Holland to Belgium aboard a state-of-the-art AMA Dolce during the best time of year! Meet local residents during the exclusive Village Forum for a personal perspective of the Low Countries’ modern life and cultural heritage. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Kinderdijk, the Delta Works and Keukenhof Gardens. Complimentary bicycles, wine with dinner and wi-fi. From $3,295 plus airfare. EBD - September 23.
May 17 – June 1, Ancient Kingdoms of China with Julie Nixon Eisenhower: Back for a second year! Julie Nixon Eisenhower, whose late father was key to reopening U.S./Communist China relations, lectures during this 16-day journey. Cruise from Shanghai to Chongqing along the Yangtze River. Stay in Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an in Five-Star hotels. Visit the Three Gorges Dam, Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the Great Wall and Beijing’s Forbidden City. Hong Kong Post-Program Option. From $3,995 plus airfare.
May 22 – June 1, Bike & Barge, France: Cycle and sail with us as we explore France aboard a 24-guest barge. (leisurely or non-cycling options available.) Jim Falk, who earned a French Baccalaureate from the Academy of Grenoble in France, will give talks and lead discussions along the way. Pre-and post-night in Paris included.
May 28 - June 7, Celtic Lands and the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings: Now back for a third year! Cruise for eight nights aboard the deluxe M.S. Le Boréal from Scotland, to Wales, Ireland and France, with one night in London and specially arranged lectures by President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s grandson and Sir Winston Churchill’s granddaughter. From $5,795 plus airfare.
June 6 – 14, Cultural Treasures of the Black Sea and the Crimea: Cruise aboard M.V. Tere Moana through the Black Sea’s most intriguing destinations and seldom-visited ports – Istanbul, Yalta, Sevastopol, Odessa, and Nessebar. Istanbul Pre-Cruise and Cappadocia Post-Cruise Options are offered. From $4,995 plus airfare.
June 13 – 23, Waterways of Russia with Russian specialist Angela Weck: Cruise with us for nine nights aboard the M.S. Volga Dream. Enjoy time in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kizhi Island, Yaroslavl, and Uglich. Optional two-night St. Petersburg Pre-Cruise and two-night Moscow Post-Cruise are available. This is always a popular tour! From $4,395 plus airfare.
August 9 – 18, From the Far Shores of Lake Superior to Chicago’s Gold Coast Aboard the 130-Guest Yorktown with P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs: An exciting exploration of historic and natural sites, as well as the beauty of local flora and fauna await on this cruise along untamed shores and seldom-visited ports on the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
August 28 - September 12, The Idyllic Islands and Majestic Shores of Croatia & Montenegro: Explore this ideal corner of the Mediterranean aboard the 100-guest Corinthian. Swim, snorkel, kayak, or bike. Henry Cahill will be joined by other lecturers to enhance this program. From $4,490 per person plus airfare. EBD - March 14.
September 5 – 16, Between Two Wars: Remembering the World Wars in France & Belgium with Mimi Gregory: Begin in Paris and travel to Caen, Reims, Ypres, and Brussels. Visit several historic sites and war memorial museums, along with the Bayeaux Tapestry, wineries and fine art museums. Mimi Gregory, Program Chair of the Naples Council and National Order of Merit, Rank of Commander, of the Alliances Franscaises, will lead this tour.
September 6 - 19, Croatia and Slovenia land program with L.J. Stambuk: Visit Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Postojna, Ljubljana, and end in Zagreb. U.S. Embassy briefings and lectures by L.J. Stambuk who was born in the former Yugoslavia.
September 1-15, Grand Danube Passage: Cruise with hotel stays in Sofia and Prague: Begin with two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria and continue with a nine-night cruise of the Danube aboard MS Amadeus Brilliant. Enjoy the splendors of Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Conclude with a three-night stay in Prague. No single supplement!
September 10 – 18 - 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. No single supplement - Very Limited!
October 4 – 18 - Emerging Europe: The Balkans Unveiled with Secretary William Perry: This overland journey through ancient and modern history, tying together six wildly divergent Balkan countries; Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Sarajevo, and Croatia. Understand the recent conflicts through former Defense Secretary Perry’s insights.
October 16 - November 2, South American Tapestry: Join our comprehensive tour of southern hemisphere neighbors Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. The region’s natural beauty and fascinating cultural traditions will unfold as you travel from the Chilean capital Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina to Brazil’s vibrant capital, Rio de Janeiro. Meet the people along the way with a home-hosted dinner and private winery tour and tasting. $7,047 including air from Miami.
October 17 - 31, Turkish Treasures, the Lost Worlds of Anatolia: Discover Turkey on this expansive 15-day tour to off-the-beaten-path regions of this beautiful country. Beginning in Istanbul, travel to Gaziantep, Urfa, Harran, Mt. Nemrut, Cappadocia, and conclude in Ankara. Optional post-tour to Izmir and Ephesus. $4,494 including air from New York.
October 22 – 30, Tuscany, Italy: Experience the charm and romance of Tuscany from your base in Colle di Val d’Elsa. Explore San Gimignano, Castellina, Florence, Siena, and San Galgano. Enjoy a tasting of local wines and olive oils, visit a farm, and learn the essence of Tuscan cooking during a private demonstration.
October 30 - November 13, Journey through Undiscovered Landscapes of the Mediterranean with Ambassador Mark Johnson aboard the 100-guest Corinthian: Start in Dubrovnik and sail to Albania’s seldom-visited coastal ports. Cross to North Africa to explore archaeological gems in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and end in Malaga, Spain. Ambassador Mark Johnson will share his knowledge gained during his 30-year diplomatic career.
October 31 – November 16, Experiences of a Lifetime by private jet: Visit seven of the most fascinating destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Travel by private jet to Egypt, Rwanda, South Africa, The Maldives, Thailand, Bhutan, India, and Jordan.
November 1 - 11, Best of Tanzania: Journey into the heart of East Africa for an exclusive safari including several meet-the-people opportunities. Stay in eco-friendly deluxe tented camps and the delightful Gibbs Farm lodge. The magnificent Serengeti, Oldupai Gorge and the lush Ngorongoro Conservation area are all included. $6,090 plus airfare.
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