I am so grateful that the Club offers travel opportunities as part of its mission to educate and inform!Nanette Stringer, Commonwealth Club Traveler
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.
Explore Tehran’s palaces and view the spectacular Crown Jewels. Enjoy Shiraz, city of poetry and gardens. Marvel at the magnificent ruins of Persepolis. Discover Yazd, the country’s center of Zoroastrianism, and the most traditional Persian architecture. Experience Isfahan’s brilliant blue-tiled buildings and majestic bridges.
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.
Visit Kathmandu’s iconic Swayambhunath Temple and culturally rich Patan, a UNESCO site. Admire Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa and visit Bhaktapur, known for its fine artisans. Dine with a family in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu and take a rafting trip on Punakha River. Explore Paro and the legendary cliffside Tiger’s Nest monastery.
Join us for a journey from the azure Aegean to the beautiful Red Sea, exploring the treasures of Greece, Egypt and Jordan aboard the exclusively chartered, 5-star Le Bougainville. Marvel at the beauty of Santorini’s legendary site of the Lost City of Atlantis. Visit the brilliant New Alexandria Library, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the rose-red city of Petra.
The total solar eclipse will cross one of Chile’s most stunning regions – laden with lakes and volcanos. Explore Santiago and Valparaiso. See Volcan Villarrica, and soak in the healing mineral-rich hot springs of the Termas de Huife. Enjoy three nights at our luxury tented camp directly in the “path of totality” of the total solar eclipse. Patagonia extension available.