Travel with the Council ✈

The Council's travel program provides opportunities for first-hand cultural experiences that strengthen the foundation of our shared mission of enhancing international understanding. Meetings with leaders of local organizations and governments blend with opportunities to explore the culture and enjoy remarkable sites around the world. Be sure to visit the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's website to learn about additional travel opportunities through its extensive travel program. You can travel the world with fellow members from our sister World Affairs Councils across the U.S. Each trip is planned with rich learning opportunities offered by experts, special local access, and personalized service.  

Upcoming travel opportunities


MARCH 30, 2019 – APRIL 7, 2019


"This tour combines Tunisia’s rich history with unique meeting opportunities to meet many of the players who are now contributing to the country’s evolution. I look forward to showing you my “other” home, as few Americans would ever see.”
- Jim Falk, Council President & CEO

Join us for a once in a lifetime trip to beautiful Tunisia. There is no better way to see Tunis, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Sousse and more than with your friends at the Council.

Hear more about the trip from your tour guide, here »

From $4,300 per person

plus airfare

The tour includes:

• Accommodation for 8 nights
• Extensive meal plan as listed in the program
• Tunisian guide
• Meetings with highly placed officials in the government,
as well as with leading opposition members
• Bottled water at lunch, dinner and on the bus
• Wine at group dinners
• Air-conditioned bus for travel

Optional 5-Day Extension:

$1,525-$1,675 per person

Optional Extension includes:

• Hotels and tented camp
• Extensive meal plan as listed
• Private English speaking guide and private vehicle

Tour Guide: Hatem Bourial

To say Hatem Bourial is a guide is a vast understatement. Hatem is a well-known figure in Tunisia's world of culture and history. The author of eight books, his most recent book, “The Jasmin and the Tulip”, having been published in spring 2012. He is working on a new book about the painter Paul Klee’s life in Tunisia. He is also a weekly columnist for one of Tunisia's French papers, has a daily radio program on RTCI, Tunisia’s cultural radio station, a regular contributor to Webdo Tunisie news service and a former commentator on a morning television segment on Tunisia's version of Good Morning America. In his varied media spots, the topics usually revolve around culture, history and literature. As a high school student, Hatem spent a year in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on an exchange program. Hatem spent two months traveling in the US during the summer of 2010 researching for future writings, as well as having been a guest lecturer in the fall of 2011 in both Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

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