I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
Explore Earth’s last frontier aboard the Island Sky, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, featuring unusually spacious suites. Experience the White Continent in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales. Accompanied by the ship’s expedition team of expert naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac craft for excursions ashore. Optional activities include kayaking and camping on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Experience a 16-day journey from Mumbai to Mysore to the wildlife haven of Nagarhole National Park. Explore Calicut, "City of Spices," then enjoy a leisurely two-night cruise along Kerala's palm-fringed canals. Discover fascinating Kochi, boasting its rich mix of Arab, Portuguese and Dutch influences. Delhi and Agra pre-tour extension and Sri Lanka post-tour extension.
Travel the breadth of southern Africa, where history is rich, culture is diverse and “Big Five” game viewing is extraordinary. Enjoy a unique three-night river safari aboard the Five-Star MS Zambezi Queen on Namibia’s legendary Chobe River. Experience superb game viewing in Botswana. Visit Johannesburg, Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Pre-tour extension to MalaMala Private Game Reserve.
Explore this magnificent land of extremes with study leader Frank Ackerman, former Death Valley National Park Ranger. Visit Badwater Salt Flats (282 feet below sea level) and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of all 11,049 feet of Telescope Peak. Hike amid the multi-hued walls of Golden Canyon; experience sunrise at Zabriskie Point; and visit Ubehebe Crater.
Discover the vibrant reefs of Belize and the dramatic Maya ruins of Tikal on a comprehensive land-and-sea expedition. Sail aboard the newly built 100-guest National Geographic Quest to snorkel, kayak and stand-up paddleboard along the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. Then venture to Tikal to explore stone temples swathed in rain forest and teeming with wildlife.
Travel to the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech: View the ancient Roman ruins at Volubilis; wander the alleys of Fez; visit a Berber village; take a sunset camel ride at the edge of the Sahara; and view the spectacular scenery of the High Atlas Mountains. Discover Marrakech's medina and Djemaa el Fna Square. Conclude in Casablanca.
Join Judge LaDoris Cordell (Ret.) as we travel to Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge and Little Rock High School. Meet with 16th Street Baptist Church bombing survivor Dr. Rev. Carolyn McKinstry, Bloody Sunday foot soldier Annie Pearl Avery, and Little Rock Nine member Elizabeth Eckford. Visit the new Memorial for Peace and Social Justice in Montgomery and the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.
Glide through the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, first-class river ship MS Amadeus Silver III. Enjoy the seaport of Antwerp, the charming village of Giethoorn and the canals of Amsterdam. Design your time in The Hague , Delft and Bruges from a selection of included excursions, from cycling to chocolate tasting to tulips. Optional Amsterdam post-tour extension.
Experience an overview of four distinct and fascinating nations – Poland, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Explore Warsaw’s Old Town and view Budapest’s scenic Danube Bend. Attend a classical music performance in Vienna and tour majestic Schönbrunn Palace. Experience Prague’s acclaimed museums and architectural treasures. Visit Germany’s capital on an optional 4-day/3-night Berlin post-tour extension.
Walk some of the most attractive segments of the pilgrimage route of Spain's Camino de Santiago. Explore Burgos and Leon. Visit a wine cellar in Rioja and stop at the Shrine of San Juan de Ortega. Hike to stunning views of Galician landscapes. Conclude at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the finest example of both Romanesque and Baroque art in Spain.