I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
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.
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.
Journey to Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, 5-star, small ship Le Bellot. Visit the Scottish Highlands and ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway. Edinburgh/Glasgow and Norway/Copenhagen extensions available.
Explore the history, ecology and scenery of four 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 of Waterpocket Fold of Capitol Reef; and slot-canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante. This trip blends the natural beauty of Utah with the rich cultural history in the region..
Journey to America’s “Last Frontier,” the heart of Alaska’s beautiful and wild country, as well as to its engaging cities. Travel by deluxe railcar to Denali National Park for a three-night stay. Revel in mountain views, hike through the tundra, and visit an Iditarod sled dog kennel. A breathtaking flight brings us deep into remote Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, America’s largest national park. Explore Anchorage’s historic downtown. In picturesque Seward, take a boat ride through rugged and stunning Kenai Fjords National Park.
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 Little Rock Nine member Elizabeth Eckford. Experience the Memorial for Peace and Social Justice in Montgomery and meet with staff at the Equal Justice Initiative.
Cruise the storied Rhine and Mosel rivers and explore the fascinating towns, cities and legends that have sprung from these scenic waterways. On this seven-night journey aboard a first-class ship, see castles, vineyards and charming Old Towns, and choose from a selection of included excursions in Amsterdam, two ports in Germany and in Strasbourg, France.
Experience six countries on an 8-night Baltic Sea cruise aboard the 5-star Le Jacques Cartier from Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden. Enjoy a specially arranged presentation by the former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa and the interpreter and advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko. Visit Gdańsk, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Visby. Norway Pre-Program and Stockholm Post-Program Options.
Journey from majestic Glacier National Park, to the mountain town of Whitefish, Montana, and world-famous Banff National Park. Visit Lake Louise and Athabasca Glacier. See Jasper National Park’s Maligne Canyon and cruise cerulean Maligne Lake. Ride the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain’s 8,000-foot peak. Stay in unique mountain lodges.
Explore the grand capitals of the czars—Moscow and St. Petersburg—on this 8-night adventure in Russia. Cross Red Square to St. Basil’s iconic domes and admire Faberge eggs inside the Kremlin walls. See the stately opulence of Peterhof and Catherine Palace. Stroll the canals of St. Petersburg and explore the world-famous Hermitage Museum.