Past Trips

Optional Excursion to Cambodia
Thu, February 27, 2014 - Fri, March 14, 2014

Discover Vietnam’s captivating beauty, enduring traditions, and profound hospitality on this comprehensive 16-day journey.  Tour the highlights of the French-accented capital Hanoi and take a full-day excursion to scenic Ha Long Bay.  See Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum,...

Havana, Vinales, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
Sat, February 08, 2014 - Mon, February 17, 2014

Journey to Cuba and discover this fascinating island nation in Commonwealth Club fashion. Through a series of meetings, discussions, and guest speakers we learn about art, dance, history, education, religion and the economy. This is an extensive and intense...

Argentina and Chile by Land & Sea
Fri, January 03, 2014 - Sun, January 19, 2014

Discover the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia and the dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine. After three nights in Buenos Aires, set sail on a three-night cruise aboard a 64-cabin expedition ship built specifically for sailing the Patagonian Channels. Cruise through the Strait...

A People-to-People Exchange
Sat, December 07, 2013 - Sat, December 14, 2013

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...

Santiago, Baracoa & Havana
Mon, November 04, 2013 - Fri, November 15, 2013

This trip to the island is perfect for those that want to experience a longer more comprehensive trip, and who like to go a bit off the beaten path.

Experience Santiago, Cuba's second largest city, with its revolutionary history and Carribean influences in music, art and food...

Exploring Landmark Cities, Stately Homes & Civil War Sites
Mon, October 28, 2013 - Thu, November 07, 2013

In 2011 the United States began a four-year commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Sail from Alexandria, down the Potomac River for an excursion to historic Fredericksburg, site of the infamous Battle of Fredericksburg, one of the largest of the Civil War. Explore Petersburg...

Diwali and the Festival of Lights
Wed, October 23, 2013 - Fri, November 08, 2013

India exists at a remarkable crossroads of the modern world intersecting with life as it has been lived for millennia. It is a place like none other, and one that travelers never forget.

From the capital city of New Delhi to the breathtaking vistas of Rajasthan, take in this...

Food and Wine of Southern Spain
Tue, October 08, 2013 - Sun, October 20, 2013

Join Gerry Dawes, our world-class guide and author and gastronomy expert. Sample regional food and wine, and meet with chefs, winemakers, and restaurant owners for a true insider’s perspective on the culinary delights of Southern Spain. Visit Madrid’s Prado Museum; tour the Golden...

Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic
Sat, October 05, 2013 - Mon, October 21, 2013

Depart on an odyssey through Central Europe that visits five distinctly different nations—Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic—focusing on the past as well as the monumental events of the last century. Tour Warsaw’s Old Town— a UNESCO World Heritage...

Yunnan and Tibet
Sat, September 14, 2013 - Sat, September 28, 2013

Explore China’s rugged Yunnan province and legendary Tibet.

Meet with a local shaman, a language expert, and a writer/explorer in Yunnan. Chat with a university professor and craftsmen in Tibet, and watch the debates at Sera Monastery. Witness the dramatic landscapes of the...