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Travel The World

Travel The World
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

The World Affairs Council of Oregon partners with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to offer unique travel tours to fascinating destinations around the world.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia 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 enter this fascinating country. Since then, the Council has designed frequent trips around the globe, visiting such diverse locations as Vietnam, Egypt, the Netherlands, Morocco, Antarctica, and Cuba, plus locations like the Pacific Northwest and the Antebellum South here in the U.S.

The trips the Council sponsors offer all the highlights of touring plus access to political leaders and other local experts who give behind the scenes views and briefings that make our trips special and unique.

Upcoming Travel Programs

Sat, 05/27/2017 - Sat, 06/03/2017



Hello Global Friends,

Is there another country that captures the imagination like Cuba? With its potent mix of revolutionary politics, warm and welcoming people, fabulous music, lush tropical landscapes, and vibrant art, it is a place like no other. Join us as we explore this time-capsule nation before it changes forever.

In this carefully planned People to People program, you will meet with Cubans from all walks of life—political figures, academics, artists, and farmers. Hear about their daily lives, their hopes for the future, and their thoughts about relations between our two countries. Explore Cuba’s rich history and culture as we visit Havana, the “Paris of the Caribbean,” and two colonial cities, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, both UNESCO world heritage sites. From the waves crashing against the Malecon, to the Afro-Caribbean beat, to the iconic ‘50s cars, Cuba is a feast for the senses, as well as a challenge to the intellect.

We’ll be among the first Americans to visit after more than a generation of hostilities. I can hardly wait to share this historic moment with you.

Warmest regards,

Derrick Olsen

Mon, 10/09/2017 - Tue, 10/17/2017

Coastal Iberia with Derrick Olsen



October 9–17, 2017: Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia with Derrick Olsen


This nine-day voyage showcases the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona & Lisbon, featuring Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada & Valencia, the Strait of Gibraltar, & the Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Cruise aboard Five-Star 210-guest M.S. Le Lyrial. From $4,295 plus airfare—a savings of $1,000 if you book by March 24! 

Request more information at derrickatworldoregon [dot] org

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