I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
Immerse yourself in the landscapes of Tanzania. Search for wildlife - lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe and rhino in the Serengeti. Discover Ngorongoro Crater, home to rhinoceros, hippo, flamingo, ostrich and the black-maned lion. Retreat to your tented camps offering superior comfort. Finish with a 2-night stay at the award-winning Gibbs Farm.
Join this incomparable journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal, during a daylight transit. Spend one night in a deluxe hotel in San José, Costa Rica. Cruise for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Champlain. Experience the terrestrial wonders of Costa Rica’s National Parks, wildlife refuges, botanic gardens, and pristine waters. Costa Rica pre-trip and Panama City post-trip extensions are available.
Experience Jerusalem, sacred to three major religions. Visit Yad Vashem, a living memorial to the Holocaust. Journey to Masada and float in the Dead Sea. Travel to Bethlehem and Ramallah in the West Bank. Visit a Druze village in the Golan Heights and explore cosmopolitan Tel Aviv.
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 surreal sand dune landscapes and between the multi-hued walls of Golden Canyon; experience sunrise at Zabriskie Point; and visit Ubehebe Crater.
Walk across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge and through the doors of Little Rock High School. Meet with 16th Street Baptist Church bomb survivor Carolyn McKinstry, Bloody Sunday foot soldier Annie Pearl Avery, and many others. Experience the Memorial for Peace and Social Justice in Montgomery and meet with staff at the Equal Justice Initiative.
This world-class European river voyage along the Danube, offers special access and private events with Pulitzer-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and 30-year NPR European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli. Begin with 5-star accommodations in Berlin and enjoy seven nights aboard the all-suite Crystal Ravel, disembarking in Budapest. Excursions options personalize your experience as you sail one of Europe’s loveliest and most famous rivers.
This extraordinary 18-day journey reveals the magnificence of four distinct Southern African nations, from Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls and Botswana’s exceptional Chobe National Park to Namibia’s massive dunes and storied coast and South Africa’s beautiful Cape Town. Optional 4-day/3-night extension to the extraordinary Kruger region.
From vibrant Istanbul to exploring ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey offers an unparalleled 15-day small-group experience. Discover the sites of Pergamum and Ephesus. Experience ancient Konya and the unique Cappadocia region with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.
Cruise for eight nights aboard the Five-Star small ship Le Bellot from France to England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, who will provide exclusive lectures. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the beaches of Normandy. Paris/Giverny and Edinburgh/Glasgow optional extensions.
Enjoy an active walking tour amid France’s idyllic landscapes of the Dordogne and Loire valleys. See the towering cliffs of La Roque Gageac and discover the medieval town of Sarlat. Marvel at the painted Lascaux Caves. Enjoy local French wine and cuisine and Loire Valley gardens. Learn about the sparkling wines of the region.