Past Trips

Havana and the Vinales Valley
Fri, October 31, 2014 - Fri, November 07, 2014

Through a series of meetings and guest speakers we learn about art, dance, medicine, history, education, religion and the economy. This is an extensive and intense learning experience built on the foundation of meeting Cubans and creating a meaningful exchange of ideas and information. Explore...

Dream Idyll of Southern Waters and Mountains
Sun, October 19, 2014 - Thu, October 30, 2014

Join Study Leader Donald Gibbs and the Commonwealth Club as we explore Southern China's magnificent history and culture, as well as the exquisite landscapes of mountains and waters.  We start in colorful Beijing and discover the stunning imperial architecture of the Temple of...

Minarets & Mosaics
Thu, October 09, 2014 - Thu, October 23, 2014

Join the Commonwealth Club on a journey through Iran, where vast monuments serve as testament to the extraordinary history of this country.

Begin in Tehran, where we have scheduled time to explore the country's capital, including a visit to the basement vault of the Bank Milli...

Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Croatia
Wed, October 08, 2014 - Tue, October 21, 2014

This overland journey through ancient and modern history tying together six wildly divergent Balkan countries, unveiling an assortment of long-lived cultures along the way. Catholic, Muslim, Orthodox, politically contradictory, and ethnically varied, this kaleidoscopic region offers an...

Incan Treasures & Darwin's Islands
Tue, September 30, 2014 - Tue, October 14, 2014

Begin your journey in Lima, where you’ll visit the Larco Herrera Museum and enjoy a local city tour.  Spend two nights in the Sacred Valley, exploring this region of important Inca sites and indigenous villages.  Travel by train for an unforgettable excursion to Machu Picchu, the...

Rome to Barcelona, Aboard the Five-Star M.V. TERE MOANA
Fri, September 19, 2014 - Sat, September 27, 2014

Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star m.v. Tere Moana, relaunched in 2013 after a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and featuring only 45 deluxe Staterooms.

Travel to the sun-drenched landscapes and lush...

Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, Cedar Breaks & Grand Staircase Escalante
Fri, September 12, 2014 - Thu, September 18, 2014

Explore history, ecology and scenery in five national parks and monuments on the Colorado Plateau.

Experience the dramatic cliffs of Zion and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Hike amid multi-hued cliffs, spires, and arches of Cedar Breaks; the Waterpocket fold of Capitol Reef; and...

Idyllic Islands & Majestic Shores aboard the Corinthinan
Thu, August 28, 2014 - Fri, September 05, 2014

Of the many seaborne idylls possible in the Mediterranean, this has to be one of the loveliest. Join the Hon. Harry Cahill, distinguished diplomat and expert on this region, as we explore its striking beauty, the contrasting remains left by many cultures, the architectural and...

Featuring the Glacier Express & Amadeus River Cruising
Tue, June 24, 2014 - Fri, July 04, 2014

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features five nights aboard the Deluxe Amadeus Fleet. Travel through the Western heart of the continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River.

Aboard the Five-Star Small Ship M.S LE BORÉAL
Fri, June 20, 2014 - Sun, June 29, 2014

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this remarkable six-country Baltic Sea program. By special arrangement, enjoy a rare opportunity to hear an enriching presentation by former President of Poland Lech Walesa. Cruise for...