September 2010

Vietnam and Cambodia: Temples and Waterways

(with an extension to Laos)
Thu, November 04, 2010 - Sat, November 20, 2010

Join Ambassador James Rosenthal on this incredible journey to Southeast Asia. Start in bustling Hanoi, with its French colonial architecture and broad tree-lined boulevards. Continue through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, with scenes of rice fields and water buffalo, then board a boat for a cruise on Halong Bay.

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Travel Cost: 

$5,595, per person (Laos extension $1,445)

Peru

Land of the Andes, Incas, and Machu Picchu
Sat, October 02, 2010 - Mon, October 11, 2010

Awaken your spirit in magical Peru, where breathtaking scenery and ancient mysteries weave together an inspirational journey of history, community and adventure. Starting in Lima, tour the Plaza de Armas, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit the Pisac citadel, with its magnificent stonework and panoramas; Ollantaytambo, a temple-turned-fortress; and Yucay, a paradise for adventure-seekers and zen-like travelers alike. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

$3,995 per person, based on double occupancy

Inside Washington, D.C.

Sun, October 17, 2010 - Fri, October 22, 2010

During this exclusive program in our nation's capital, Club members will participate in a series of private Commonwealth Club forums held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Meet high-level representatives from within the presidential administration, Congress, the media, think tanks, and other prestigious organizations. These expert panels will be moderated by well-known Washington, D.C. journalists and cover topics on energy, the economy, and foreign affairs. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

$3,495 per person, based on double occupancy

Empires of the Mediterranean Sea

Aboard the Corinthian II
Tue, October 05, 2010 - Fri, October 08, 2010

For thousands of years, the Mediterranean has been the highway to empire. Visit Turkey, Greece, Malta, Croatia and Italy aboard the Corinthian II, which follows the wake of empire-builders, who spread civilization and culture throughout the Mediterranean.

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Travel Cost: 

From $7,995 per person, based on double occupancy

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: Columbia and Snake Rivers

Aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird
Sat, September 18, 2010 - Fri, September 24, 2010

Relive a vital chapter in our nation's history during this journey that takes you through a landscape that looks much as it did when they saw it two centuries ago. At the Columbia River, stand on deck as the ship is elevated more than 700 feet through a series of eight navigation locks, a marvel of modern engineering. At Buffalo Eddy see petroglyphs etched by the Native Americans. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Clearwater River, visiting several of their actual campsites and learn about their relationship with the Nez Perce. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

From $3,830 per person, based on double occupancy

The Roses of Pasadena

Art, Food, and Entrepreneurial Women
Fri, September 17, 2010 - Sun, September 19, 2010

Sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena has played a key role in California's history. In 1886, it became the second incorporated city in Southern California after Los Angeles. Today, it is an upscale community with a thriving arts, cultural, and entertainment scene, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade that takes place every New Year's Day. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

Trip Cost: $1,175 per person, double occupancy

The Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Sat, July 17, 2010 - Thu, July 29, 2010

Stacked on top of each other along the Baltic coast, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are some of Europe's biggest success stories, acceding to the European Union in 2004. Estonia, home of the Singing Revolution, has northeastern Europe's best-preserved medieval town center in its capital, Tallinn. Latvia's capital, Riga, is the country's flourishing center of the arts, Art Nouveau architecture and nightlife. Read more »

Travel Cost: 

Trip Cost: $5,495 per person, based on double occupancy

Portugal's Douro River

Aboard the Douro Cruiser
Thu, June 24, 2010 - Mon, July 05, 2010

Discover the sights, sounds, and flavors of Portugal on this fascinating river cruise. Your trip begins in Lisbon, Portugal's vibrant capital, before traveling north to Oporto to embark on a 7-night cruise along the scenic Douro River. Enjoy a hearty Portuguese meal at the 14th-century former Benedictine monastery in Bitetos. Stop in Régua for excursions to Lamego's Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies shrine and the Mateus wine estate.

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Travel Cost: 

$3,250 per person, based on double occupancy

Herb and June Sabel

"Our Vietnam trip was the highlight of our travel year. We met unique, fascinating people, and the food was delicious!"

Club Traveler Name: 
Herb and June Sabel, Club Travelers