The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas organizes all the Travel the World trips for the national association of Councils and has been doing so for over 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 Las Vegas is so special.

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 are drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership; from the fields of diplomacy, journalism, or academia accompany some tours as lecturers thereby providing added value to the experience.   We offer tours on all continents, both land tours and small-ship cruises.  Our new program line-up includes our substance rich Seminar Series, shorter itineraries focusing on foreign policy issues in key destinations.

For a trip of a lifetime, email us at: to inquire about current offerings.

JAN 27, 2020 — FEB 09, 2020

New Zealand by Sea: Milford Sound to Auckland

Tour lush green islands, from world-famous Milford Sound on the South Island to the city of Auckland on the North Island, aboard the Caledonian Sky as you explore New Zealand, a country of striking contrasts. Learn about sheep farming, marvel at the tumbling waterfalls of Milford Sounds, and explore the heartland of Maori culture in Rotorua.

From $6,990 per person – a savings of $3,000! No single supplement!

JAN 28, 2020 — FEB 10, 2020


A spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night cruise to Antarctica aboard the 200-passenger L’ AUSTRAL.

From $9,995 per person – a savings of $1,000!

JAN 28, 2020 — FEB 11, 2020

Egypt & the Eternal Nile

| With Ambassador Mark Johnson

Begin in vibrant Cairo and journey on to the Great Pyramids, Abu Simbel, and the Upper Nile for a fascinating three-night cruise on Lake Nasser. Embark on a second four-night cruise from Aswan to Luxor, before ending in Old Cairo.

$5,597 including air from Boston or New York

JAN 31, 2020 — FEB 14, 2020

Egypt & the Eternal Nile2

Begin in vibrant Cairo and journey on to the Great Pyramids, Abu Simbel, and the Upper Nile for a fascinating three-night cruise on Lake Nasser. Embark on a second four-night cruise from Aswan to Luxor, before ending in Old Cairo.

$5,597 including air from Boston or New York

FEB 12, 2020 — FEB 21, 2020


This extraordinary journey of East Africa is where “off-the-beaten-path” meets a wealth of culture, wildlife, and diverse peoples, eager to share their land and history with you. Led by Dr. Carla Thorson, enjoy specially arranged meetings with local representatives who will provide cultural and intellectual insights. Experience spectacular wildlife-viewing making memories that will last a lifetime.

$7,990 per person

FEB 21, 2020 — MAR 16, 2020

Around the World by Private Jet 2020

The world’s most iconic places, remarkable experiences and not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. Our flagship journey combines a life list of global destinations into a seamless, elegant trip. Discover ten legendary destinations, from Machu Picchu to the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat to Easter Island.

$89,950 per person

MAR 01, 2020 — MAR 10, 2020

Israel: Land of Cultural Treasures

| Save $250 if you book by January 16!

Experience the stirring beauty of Israel, from Tel Aviv’s White City to Old Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Taste regional olive oils, falafel, spice blends and wine. Lunch with a Druze family in their home. Visit Yad Vashem and partake in expert-led discussions. Discover multi-faceted Israel and its diverse people on this unforgettable small-group journey.

$4,890 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by January 16!

MAR 20, 2020 — MAR 29, 2020

Lebanon Seminar Tour

On this Seminar tour, meet with members from many of the country’s confessional groups and organizations involved with inter-faith dialogue, as well as explore this country which remains off-the-beaten tourist path to Americans – Limited space remains!

$6,350 per person

APR 13, 2020 — APR 29, 2020

Along Central Asia’s Silk Road

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture that conjures tales of trade and treasure, intrigue and empire. On this exciting journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia.

$6,944 including air from Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C. (other gateways available)

APR 18, 2020 — APR 26, 2020

Barcelona: Art, Culture & People

| With Ambassador Heather Hodges

From the fantastical, undulating architecture of Antoni Gaudí, to flavorful Catalán cuisines, Barcelona is a seaside city that dazzles the senses. Feel the city’s 1,000-year-old history echo down the narrow cobblestone lanes of the intimate Barri Gòtic. Walk in the footsteps of Picasso and sip sparkling cava in the nearby Penedès region on this seven-night journey.

$3,640 per person – a savings of $500 if you book by March 4!

APR 28, 2020 — MAY 12, 2020

Himalayan Kingdoms

Embark on an exhilarating 15-day small group journey to two distant and devout lands where Himalayan scenery casts an awe-inspiring spell. Experience these nations’ cultural riches, exquisite beauty, and profound spirituality in Nepal’s storied Kathmandu Valley, and while exploring Bhutan from Thimphu to Punakha and the legendary Tiger’s Nest monastery.

From $6,574 including air from Newark (other gateways available)

APR 28, 2020 — MAY 06, 2020

River Life along the Dutch Waterways

| Book by Dec. 30 to save!

Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard the deluxe Amadeus Brilliant when the vibrant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life Forum. Tour the Kröller-Müller Museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens.

From $2,795 per person – a savings of $1,000 if you book by Dec. 30!

MAY 02, 2020 — MAY 10, 2020

The Venetian Lagoon & the Pearls of the Po Aboard La Venezia

Experience la bella vita on a rare river voyage from Venice to Italy’s less-explored “breadbasket.” Embark on a delightful seven-night voyage, the first of its kind in over a decade, aboard the newly renovated La Venezia. Discover artistically rich towns that are underexplored by international visitors, and marvel at exquisite art and architecture.

From $6,999 per person – Select cabins available with NO single supplement!

MAY 04, 2020 — MAY 09, 2020

Inside Washington DC

Our hallmark program! 5-night schedule of inside the beltway small-group briefings and cultural highlights. Keynote speakers include Matt Stoller, ,Ambassador William Burns, and Dr. Thomas Wright. Stay at the historic Mayflower Hotel, dinner at the exclusive Cosmos Club, and much more!

$2,950 per person

MAY 08, 2020 — MAY 17, 2020

European Coastal Civilizations: A Voyage from Lisbon to London

| Featuring Dwight David Eisenhower II

Join this eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England aboard the Five-Star Le Boréal, featuring a memorable cruise up the River Thames. Visit the beaches of Normandy and tour Oporto, Santiago de Compeostela, Bilbao and Mont-Saint-Michel.

From $5,295 per person – a savings of $1,000 if you book by December 10!

MAY 09, 2020 — MAY 24, 2020

China, Tibet, and the Yangtze

| With Bill Clifford

Experience the best of China and Tibet, during this exceptional journey, featuring a three-night cruise along the fabled Yangtze River and Five-Star accommodations in Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa and Shanghai. Visit the Three Gorges Dam, Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors and Lhasa’s magnificent Potala Palace.

From $4,995 per person

MAY 12, 2020 — MAY 29, 2020

Treasures of Eurasia: Mozart to Marco Polo by Private Jet

Follow in the footsteps of great explorers as you journey from the heart of Europe to fabled outposts on the legendary Silk Road. Spanning 18 days and eight countries, this private jet adventure uncovers the cultural capitals and best-kept secrets of Eurasia.

$72,950 per person

MAY 16, 2020 — MAY 24, 2020

Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords

| With Lise Falskow

Join us for a unique journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic coastal fjords. Cruise from Glasgow to Bergen aboard the Le Champlain including a highlight to the sites of Orkney Island’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist.

From $5,295 per person

MAY 24, 2020 — MAY 31, 2020

Berlin UnCovered

| With Dr. Pamela Zeiser

Alive with art, development, and the movement of history, Berlin is one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. Explore Berlin for a week, focusing on its eventful past, vibrant culture, and compelling politics. Visit landmarks that shaped world history, meet with political practitioners and experts, tour world-renowned art museums and visit UNESCO world heritage sites.

$3,999 per person

MAY 30, 2020 — JUN 08, 2020

Celtic Lands

Cruise for eight nights aboard the Five-Star small ship Le Boréal from Scotland to Wales, Ireland and France. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, who will provide exclusive lectures and personal insights. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the beaches of Normandy.

From $6,895 per person plus airfare

JUN 02, 2020 — JUN 10, 2020

Undiscovered France featuring Albi, Toulouse & Carcassonne

| Book by November 19 to save!

Celebrate the soul of France in and around the beautiful city of Albi. Revel in the pink-washed city of Toulouse, stroll along romantic riverbanks, and savor local delicacies. A myriad of French masterpieces await you in this elegant, easygoing region, including paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec, famous frescoes, medieval fortresses, and a revolutionary 17th-century canal.

$3,690 per person plus airfare – a savings of $250 if booked by November 19!

JUN 09, 2020 — JUN 19, 2020

Arctic Expedition: Voyage Under the Midnight Sun

| With Jim Falk

Voyage through the Arctic Circle on this extraordinary 11-day itinerary featuring a seven-night cruise on the Five-Star L’Austral. Sail through an ethereal topography of red sandstone mountains, lush green tundra and awe-inspiring ice formations. Enjoy expert-led excursions to diverse terrains where wildlife roam. Flights round trip Paris/Longyearbyen included.

From $6995 per person – a savings of $1,000 if you book by January 10!

JUN 17, 2020 — JUL 04, 2020

Lands of the Midnight Sun: Northern Europe by Private Jet

Track the midnight sun to eight destinations across the North Atlantic, from the northernmost regions of Iceland to the majestic Norwegian fjords. Along the way, encounter hidden Baltic jewels.Traveling by private jet offers you easy access to far-flung destinations to find some of the most untouched landscapes in Europe.

$89,950 per person

JUN 21, 2020 — JUN 29, 2020

Circumnavigation of Iceland

Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland on a seven-night circumnavigation of this distinctive Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the newest Five Star expedition ship, Le Bellot, launching in 2020. 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 World Heritage site.

From $6,595 per person including airfare – a savings of $1,000 if you book by January 17!

JUN 27, 2020 — JUL 09, 2020

Sailing Ancient Trade Routes: Helsinki to Copenhagen Aboard Sea Cloud II

| With L.J. Stambuk

Sail under midsummer skies to Scandinavian and Baltic cities on this classic cruise. Fly to lively Helsinki for an overnight stay before boarding the magnificent Sea Cloud II. Call at Turku, Stockholm and Visby. Visit the port of Gdansk and continue to Lübeck, Germany, for a full day excursion to Hamburg.

From $9,999 per person

JUL 01, 2020 — JUL 10, 2020

Switzerland & the Italian Lakes

| Book by May 17 to save!

Enjoy high alpine splendor in glamorous St. Moritz and get to know the much-loved Italian Lakes region. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries. Stand in awe of magnificent scenery, architecture, and masterpieces including a baroque palace and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan on this exciting eight-night journey.

$4,390 per person – a savings of $250 if booked by May 17!

JUL 05, 2020 — JUL 16, 2020

Seminar in Ukraine

| With Craig Snyder

Go in-depth and explore this resilient region, influenced by Polish princes, Cossack hetmen, Turkish khans, Russian communists and Ukrainian poets and nationalists. The cradle of Slavic civilization, Ukraine offers an abundance of cultural treasures. On this journey, explore Western Ukraine’s Lviv before flying to the capital, Kiev, and then on to the port city of Odessa.

$6,490 per person

JUL 09, 2020 — JUL 22, 2020

Splendors of Siberia & Mongolia by Luxury Rail

This once-a-year route is specially timed for the Naadam Festival. Aboard the Golden Eagle train cross vast green steppes dotted with grazing livestock and white nomadic gers (yurts). Travel to Russia’s Lake Baikal, Irkutsk (the “Paris of Siberia”), Kazan, the hometown of Feodor Chaliapin, Yekaterinburg where the Romanovs met their fate, and finish in Moscow.

From $17,999 per person

JUL 29, 2020 — AUG 05, 2020

Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage

| Book by December 20 to save!

Cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau aboard the Five-Star, small ship LE SOLÉAL. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view accommodations, enjoy superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Experience unspoiled islands and fjords and historic gold-rush-era towns.

From $4,295 per person plus airfare – a savings of $1,000 if you book by December 20!

JUL 30, 2020 — AUG 14, 2020

Discovering Eastern Europe

Discover a beautiful, poignant part of the world on this comprehensive small group tour that provides a generous overview of four fascinating nations – with dynamic Warsaw and medieval Krakow, splendid Budapest, grand Vienna, and proud Prague. Experience Germany’s cosmopolitan capital on an optional 4-day/3-night Berlin post-tour extension.

$5,397 including airfare from Boston or New York (other gateways available).

AUG 06, 2020 — AUG 14, 2020

Majestic Slovenia

| Book by Jan 7 to save! No single supplement!

Slovenia offers visitors an enchanting, well-rounded surprise. Tucked between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, this small country has it all: cosmopolitan cities, shimmering lakes, Alpine mountains, and great swaths of forestland. Savor Slovenia’s farm-fresh fare, its wine, and its Mediterranean breezes.

$3,740 per person plus airfare – a savings of $500 if you book by January 7! No single supplement!

SEP 05, 2020 — SEP 16, 2020

Global Symposium: United States and Europe

Celebrate the shared history and unparalleled alliance of Europe and the U.S. in the company of David Cameron, Former Prime Minister of the UK, and Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Enjoy a delightful Danube River cruise aboard the Crystal Mahler, and special events in Berlin and Budapest.

From $14,990 per person plus airfare

SEP 10, 2020 — SEP 18, 2020

Cruising the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

| With Mimi Gregory

Cruise from Athens to Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast for seven nights aboard the Five-Star, small ship LE BOUGAINVILLE. Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy an exclusive COASTAL LIFE FORUM with local residents and a traditional folk music performance.

From $4,495 per person –  a savings of $1,000 if you book by February 20!

SEP 12, 2020 — SEP 19, 2020

Cruising the Great Lakes

Explore the Great Lakes during this travel program, including a seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise aboard the Five-Star Le Champlain through all five Great Lakes, visiting islands and towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor. Visit Sault Ste. Marie’s Soo Locks and Niagara Falls. Chicago Pre-Cruise and Toronto Post-Cruise Options.

From $4,995 per person –  a savings of $1,000 if you book by February 24!

SEP 26, 2020 — OCT 04, 2020

Italian Riviera

| Book by March 10 to save! No single supplement!

Escape to the legendary Riviera di Levante, where terraced hillsides, sun-kissed beaches, and the Ligurian Sea set the scene for relaxation and adventure! Taste test wines at a medieval castle, learn recipe secrets from an Italian chef, and walk in the footsteps of celebrities and royals as you make the Riviera di Levante your seaside playground.

From $4,090 per person – a savings of $250 if you book by March 10!

OCT 02, 2020 — OCT 16, 2020

Legendary Turkey

| With Don Samford

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where you board gulet yachts for a distinctive four-night voyage, Turkey offers an experience.

$4,692 per person including air from New York (other gateways available)

OCT 13, 2020 — OCT 24, 2020

Romance of the Douro River

| With Derrick Olsen. No single supplement!

Enjoy the romantic Douro River, Portugal’s scenic winemaking region, during a ten-night journey that includes a seven-night cruise. Portugal’s history comes to life as you embrace “The River of Gold,” wander colorful Porto, spend time in Lisbon, and even venture to nearby Salamanca, Spain! No single supplement!

From $4,440 per person – a savings of $500 if you book by Jan. 7!

OCT 22, 2020 — OCT 30, 2020

Island Life of Ancient Greece

An unparalleled nine-day Aegean odyssey round trip from Athens, Greece, aboard the Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Visit serene Meteora, and visit historic, mythological Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, and stunning Santorini, Mycenae and Epidaurus—islands steeped in myth and history. Meet and engage with local residents during the specially arranged Island Life Forum.

From $4,795 per person

NOV 03, 2020 — NOV 17, 2020

Vietnam by Sea and Angkor Wat: Haiphong to Siem Reap

Spend two nights in Hanoi and then cruise from Haiphong to Saigon before concluding for three nights in Siem Reap. Featured keynote lectures by Kim Phuc, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and author of Fire Road and Jim Laurie, former TV news correspondent, media consultant and producer.

From $6,895 per person

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