I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
Begin your 8-night expedition aboard Le Dumont D'Urville departing from Colon, Panama. Experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess. Explore the wonders of seldom-visited Cébaco Island; snorkel in the vibrant coral reef where four species of turtles swim. In Costa Rica take in the magic of Manuel Antonio National Park; and the colorful Curú National Wildlife Refuge. Enhance your experience with the Panama Pre-Program and/or Costa Rica Post-Program options.
Geyser basins and snow-covered landscapes await in the winter wonderland of Yellowstone. Winter is a fantastic time for wildlife watching and your guide will take you to the best spots to see bison, elk, bighorn sheep, and possibly even one of the resident wolf packs. Special snow coaches transport us over the closed roads of Yellowstone to Old Faithful. Try out a pair of snowshoes if you like or simply walk the boardwalks right from the lodge.
Join us for a deep dive into U.S. history and culture aboard the 185-berth American Splendor, on a voyage up the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis. Enjoy the distinctive architecture of the French Quarter, the gorgeous homes of the Garden District, and the renowned National WWII Museum. Then cruise upriver visiting the Creole cottages and lush landscapes of Bayou country; the city of Natchez, where architectural grandeur reflects the prosperous Steamboat Era of the early 1800s; and Vicksburg, where a 47-day Civil War battle raged before control of the Mississippi River was taken by the North. Conclude in Memphis.
Begin in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Experience Rotorua’s geysers, hot thermal springs and Maori culture, then Hawke’s Bay – one of New Zealand’s celebrated wine regions. Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car for panoramic views of the city and harbor. In Christchurch, tour the Botanic Gardens and Cathedral Square, then set out to see the spectacular Franz Josef Glacier. Your journey concludes with a three-night stay Queenstown, and a full-day excursion to experience the remarkable beauty of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound.
Embrace Finland’s majestic beauty and Nordic charm on this seven-night, active journey! Explore vibrant Helsinki and indulge in the quintessentially Finnish tradition of a rejuvenating sauna. In northern Lapland, gaze at the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from your glass-domed cabin, plus enjoy a snowshoe trek by moonlight and a fast-paced dogsled ride across the pristine fjells. You’ll also tour the splendid old town of Tallinn, Estonia.
Enjoy four nights in magnificent Istanbul. Experience haunting Gallipoli, then ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy. Discover Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most spectacular ancient sites. After touring Ephesus, stop in rustic Sirince. Boarding a privately chartered yacht, take a distinctive “Blue Voyage” day cruise along the Turquoise Coast. Tour the acclaimed Archaeological Museum in Antalya andPerge’s outstanding Grecian ruins. Discover Konya and the unique Cappadocia region with an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.
Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise. Board your intimate, first-class yacht in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Hop off to explore enchanting islands — Rab, Hvar and Korčula — and timeless ports of call, including Split, Zadar and Trogir. Wrap up your adventure with a visit to Plitvice National Park and a three-night stay in wonderful Zagreb.
Join us for two days in Tokyo followed by an eight-night cruise through the Sea of Japan and the Inland Sea aboard the 140-passenger Heritage Adventurer. Experience the tranquil historic quarters of Kanazawa and the island worlds of Miyajima and Sado. Attend a performance of Kodo drummers on Sado Island, and partake in a traditional tea ceremony in Kanazawa. Engage with expert study leaders throughout this unique educational program. Optional pre-trip extension to Kamakura and the hot springs resort of Hakone and post-trip extension to Kyoto and the ancient city of Nara.
Discover the winelands along the Rhine, Moselle, and Saar rivers on a unique itinerary that includes a 7-night river cruise and 3 nights in Strasbourg, France. The terraced vineyards that rise up from these romantic rivers produce some of the finest wines in the world—from the Rhine Valley’s Rheingau to France’s Alsace. Explore 8 historical port cities— Cologne, Boppard, Koblenz, Cochem, Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel, Trier, and Saarburg —with Pre-Program and/or the Lausanne, Switzerland Post-Program options.
Experience Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea during our 11-day and 9-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, five‑star World Navigator. By exclusive arrangement, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałesa joins us to present his perspective on Solidarity, globalization, and regional progress. Set forth from Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia, then to Helsinki, Finland. In Latvia's capital of Riga, see architectural wonders and immerse yourself in the legacy of the Solidarity movement in Gdansk, Poland. Experience Denmark’s sophisticated Copenhagen and Gothenburg, Sweden's, 17th-century Haga district. End your journey in Oslo, Norway.