I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
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 the Mekong River Delta and bustling Saigon. Optional extension to the temples of Angkor.
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.
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 new Memorial for Peace and Social Justice in Montgomery.
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.
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.
Encounter a mélange of culture, religion, art and architecture. Discover the capitals of Ashgabat and Taskent. Explore Nisa and Khiva, both UNESCO sites; watch silk weavers in Buhkara; see Bronze Age petroglyphs; and overnight at a yurt camp. Experience legendary Samarkand and tour Russian-accented Almaty.
Absorb Croatia’s remarkable history and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline on this captivating 15-day journey. Travel from Zagreb to Ljubljana to charming Opatija and on to beloved Dubrovnik. Enjoy the fascinating history and Mediterranean atmosphere of the alluring Istrian Peninsula. Optional 4-day/3-night extension to the Balkan gem of Montenegro.
Explore Japan and South Korea during a 7-night cruise along the Inland Sea of Japan, plus three nights in Kyoto. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore Kyoto’s Nijō Castle; Hiroshima’s Memorial Peace Park; Miyajima’s inspiring Itsukushima Shrine; and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea. Optional extensions to Tokyo and Osaka.
Experience fortified cities and fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks. Stay in intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas. Visit Lisbon, Oporto, Santiago de Compostela, León and Bilbao. Spend two nights in the stunning Pyrenees region; tour fabled Pampalona; and enjoy a 3-night stay in world-class Barcelona.
Discover an intriguing mix of cultures on this seven-night cruise from Rome to Valletta, aboard the exclusively chartered, 5-star, Le Bougainville. Experience Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, superbly excavated Pompeii, Sicily’s storied Taormina, the colorful seaside town of Sorrento, and the rich history of Malta. Optional extensions in Rome and Malta.