I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
Experience Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, the necropolis at Saqqara, the enigmatic Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. Relax during a 4-night cruise on Lake Nasser. See the temples at Abu Simbel and sail down the Nile on a 3-night cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and Karnak. Optional 5-day/4-night Jordan post-tour extension.
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.
Discover Bulgaria, with its mix of East and West, rugged mountains and Black Sea coast; and Romania, home of crenelated castles and fabled Transylvania. Experience a folkloric performance and a cooking class in Sofia. Discover culturally rich Plovdiv and take in the Black Sea resort of Varna. Witness history at five Bulgarian UNESCO sites. In Romania, explore Bucharest, lovely Sighisoara, and legendary Bran Castle, once believed to be Count Dracula’s lair. Encounter UNESCO’s Transylvania historic site of medieval villages. Visit exquisite Peles Castle and Snagov Monastery, Vlad the Impaler’s reputed burial site.
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.
Experience Tokyo’s ancient Shinto Meiji Shrine and modern Ginza district. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, and spend the night at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. Explore Takayama’s ancient streets and Kanazawa’s famed Kenrokuen Gardens. Attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and embark on a cycling tour through the grounds of Kyoto’s Imperial Palace. Optional Hiroshima post-tour extension.