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

Upcoming Trips

Sep 19 - Oct 3, 2019
Minarets & Mosaics

Explore Tehran’s palaces and view the spectacular Crown Jewels. Visit a contemporary art gallery to learn about artistic expression. Explore 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.

approximately $7,490 per person, double occupancy
Sep 21 - Oct 12, 2019
Koalas and Kiwis

Begin your epic 22-day journey in Cairns. Ride the historic railway to the mountain village of Kuranda. Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and sail around Sydney Harbor. Explore New Zealand’s Mt. Cook National Park and the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound. Experience the Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner and performance. Optional post-tour extension in Auckland. 

approximately $10,084 per person, double occupancy, including air from SFO
Sep 23 - Oct 5, 2019
From Tokyo to Kyoto

Experience Tokyo’s ancient Shinto Meiji Shrine and modern Ginza district. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, and spend the night at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. Explore Takayama’s ancient streets and Kanazawa’s famed Kenrokuen Gardens. Attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and embark on a cycling tour through the grounds of Kyoto’s Imperial Palace. Optional Hiroshima post-tour extension.

approximately $6,257 per person, double occupancy, including air from SFO
Sep 26 - Oct 4, 2019
Aboard Le Bougainville

Cruise for seven nights aboard Le Bougainville from Rome to Valletta. Visit seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and the superbly excavated town of Pompeii. Discover Sicily’s storied Taormina and the seaside town of Sorrento. See legendary Syracuse and Agrigento’s majestic Valley of the Temples. Learn about the rich history of Malta. Rome pre-tour and Malta post-tour extensions.

from approximately $4,395 per person, double occupancy
Oct 15 - Oct 29, 2019
United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar

Experience Art Dubai and ride to the top of world’s tallest building, the Burj Al Khalifa. See Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with a capacity of 40,000 worshippers. Explore the ancient oasis town of Nizwa and the Oman National Museum in Muscat. Visit Doha’s Education City, the Al Jazeera Headquarters and the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei.

approximately $7,995 per person, double occupancy
Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2019
Desert Sun, Delta Dawn

Discover Botswana’s breathtaking landscapes, spectacular wildlife, and luxurious camps - from the vast Kalahari Desert to the fertile Okavango Delta. Enjoy wildlife viewing in the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Venture out in 4X4 vehicles in search of black-maned lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, and the rare African wild dog. Optional post-tour extension to Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

approximately $8,895 per person, double occupancy
Nov 4 - Nov 18, 2019
With an Optional Jordan Extension

Experience Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, the necropolis at Saqqara, the enigmatic Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. Relax during a 3-night cruise on Lake Nasser. See the temples at Abu Simbel and sail down the Nile on a 4-night cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and Karnak. Optional 5-day/4-night Jordan post-tour extension.

approximately $5,197 per person, double occupancy, including air from SFO
Dec 7 - Dec 15, 2019
Exploring Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Explore the spectacular Maya ceremonial centers of Mexico's Yucatan—Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum and Coba—and more remote sites such as Labna, Sayil and Mayapan with an expert educational team. Learn about Mayan art, architecture and mathematical and astronomical systems. Visit Merida’s Sunday market and discover the rich natural world of the Maya at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.

approximately $5,990 per person, double occupancy
Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2019
Havana & the Viñales Valley

Explore old Havana’s history and architecture. Meet with farmers and enjoy a private flamenco performance by some of Cuba’s best dancers. Discuss U.S./Cuban foreign policy during lectures with local experts. Learn about Cuban music and visit private art collections. In the Viñales Valley, take in views of the dramatic landscapes and limestone mogotes.

approximately $5,295 per person, double occupancy