Travel

Why Travel The World

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia organizes all the Travel the World trips for the national association of Councils and has been doing so for 35 years.  If you enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations, and having access to political experts and local guides who give behind the scenes views and briefings, then you'll quickly discover why traveling with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is so special.

The Council began its extraordinary offering of educational tours with our landmark trip to the People's Republic of China in 1977, when we were among the first Westerners to visit China after the country was re-opened by Deng Xiaoping.  Since then, the Council has offered an annual program of tours on every continent including such diverse locations as Ethiopia; the Arctic Circle and Cuba.

Because of our reputation as one of the nation's leading forums, the Council has established connections around the globe that allow us to offer members access that they can't get when traveling alone or on other tours. Council leaders, who can draw on their expertise in the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia, accompany some tours as lecturers thereby providing added value to the experience.

Philadelphia's Travel the World Program is a National Flagship Program of the World Affairs Councils system – an award for excellence.

Contact

One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-561-4700, ext. 209 or 217
800-942-5004
travel@wacphila.org