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.
Discover Vietnam’s captivating beauty and enduring traditions on this 17-day journey. Experience the French-accented capital Hanoi; cruise through scenic Ha Long Bay; visit Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum; explore the colorful village of Hoi An and the imperial capital of Hue. Explore the Mekong River Delta and bustling Saigon. Optional extension to the temples of Angkor.
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.
After two nights in Prague embark the Elbe Princesse for a cruise to Berlin. Marvel at the glittering treasures of the Green Vault and the incredible collection of Old Masters paintings at the Zwinger Museum in Dresden. Explore the village of Wittenberg and its Castle Church where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bauhaus school in Dessau, one of the most influential art & design programs of the 20th century. Stroll the fanciful gardens of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam and explore Cecilienhof Palace, where Truman, Churchill, and Stalin met in 1945 to redraw the map of Europe.
Enjoy a seven-night cruise along the intimate waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium. See Amsterdam’s iconic canals, stroll amid the brilliant tulips at Keukenhof Gardens and relish an extraordinary and rare exhibition of Vermeer’s paintings gathered from around the world at the Rijksmuseum. Take in Bruges’ wonderfully preserved Gothic gems and Antwerp’s impressive medieval old town. Explore Kampen, rich in Hanseatic history, and the laid-back seaside harbor town of Veere. Optional trip extensions in Amsterdam and Antwerp.
Experience the Amazon’s unspoiled beauty, sophisticated Lima, and the magnificent Machu Picchu. Take in Lima's splendid colonial-era architecture and admire the Larco Museum’s exceptional pre-Columbian art. Board the deluxe Delfin III for a three-night cruise through the Amazon rainforest. Discover the astonishing biodiversity within Peru’s largest wildlife reserve, including macaws, toucans, monkeys, capybaras, and pink dolphins. Enjoy a scenic train ride through the breathtaking Andes and tour the temples, palaces, and plazas of lofty Machu Picchu. In Cusco and the Sacred Valley, explore remarkable Inca ruins.
Begin your epic 22-day journey in Cairns. Ride the historic railway to the mountain village of Kuranda. Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and sail around Sydney Harbor. Explore New Zealand’s Mt. Cook National Park and the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound. Experience the Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner and performance. Optional post-tour extension in Auckland.
Discover Scotland’s enduring appeal, traveling from city to country and loch to glen. Take an architectural tour of Glasgow's unique architecture and a private tour of Pollok House, the ancestral home of the Maxwell clan. Experience the Scottish Highlands, stopping by the banks of Loch Lomond, Great Britain’s largest lake. Visit beautiful Glencoe and take a full-day excursion to the Isle of Skye. At Loch Ness, enjoy a boat ride, then explore Urquhart Castle’s evocative ruins. Discover Edinburgh's 18th-century Georgian “New Town,” the medieval “Old Town” and the Royal Mile.
Discover Iceland’s spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage. From Lake Mývatn to the incredible Vatnajökull National Park and Dettifoss – Iceland’s “Niagara,” witness numerous natural wonders. Marvel at unique waterfalls and embark on a dramatic bird-watching cruise. See famed Icelandic horses and encounter the stupendous Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Learn about geothermal power at Hellisheidi Power Plant and experience Thingvellir National Park. Conclude in sophisticated Reykjavik. Optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension in Reykjavik.
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.