I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
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.
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 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.