I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
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 Champlain. Visit the Scottish Highlands and ride on Norway’s Flåm Railway. Edinburgh/Glasgow and Norway/Copenhagen extensions available.
Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland on a 7-night circumnavigation of this island nation aboard our 5-star expedition ship. See landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along Surtsey, a UNESCO site. Reykjavík extension available.
Experience six countries on an 8-night Baltic Sea cruise aboard the 5-star Le Dumont D’Urville from Stockholm, Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting Visby, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Gda´nsk, Poland. Spend two days in St. Petersburg. Hear a presentation by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa. Stockholm and Norway extensions available.
Encounter two of South America’s greatest treasures on this 16-day journey exploring Machu Picchu’s enigmatic Inca ruins and seeing the fascinating Galapagos Islands’ wonders on a 4-night adventure. Further discoveries await in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and Quito. Experience the Amazon rainforest with a 4-day/4-night pre-tour option.
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.
Featuring Budapest, Berlin and a five-night Danube Cruise aboard the Crystal Mozart, this symposium will reflect on the evolution of Europe over the past century. Guest speakers include David Cameron, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 2010 – 2016, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author.
Cruise the five Great Lakes from Milwaukee to Toronto, visiting islands and towns rich in history and natural splendor. Delight in the Victorian character of Mackinac Island; visit Sault Ste. Marie, known to Native Americans as the “Gathering Place”; and witness the thunderous power of Niagara Falls. Optional extensions to Chicago and Toronto.
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.
Explore Lisbon’s highlights and Alfama neighborhood. See the University of Coimbra, founded in 1290. Embark the ship in Porto, a colorful, historic town on the banks of the Douro river. Sip the region’s famous port wine at a traditional quinta. Enjoy Lamego’s quintessential blue and white tiles and explore elegant Salamanca.
Journey to the Dakotas and Colorado to learn about the Sioux, Hidatsa, Mandan, Lakota, Dakota, Ute, Navajo and Apache Nations. Admire majestic landscapes including Badlands National Park. Meet with community and tribal leaders, artists and activists. Experience Standing Rock and Pine Ridge Reservations and the site of the Massacre of Wounded Knee.