Through our partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to travel the world.
These trips are designed to give travelers a comprehensive view of the host country, combining the excitement of touring with educational opportunities and special briefings from local experts and dignitaries, lecturers, and citizens.
Click here for details about all of the upcoming trips through the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
Colombia Rediscovered with Ambassador Heather Hodges
February 3-13, 2016
Experience the authentic provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Unpack once at the family-owned PLAZA MADELEINE HÔTEL, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments—the medieval pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc, all part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list; the perfect replica cave art in Lascaux II; a specially arranged performance of French folk music and dance; Sarlat’s famous open-air market; the English-style Gardens of Eyrignac; a specially arranged gabare cruise on the Dordogne River; and the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM® with local residents who will share candid insights into daily life in Dordogne. Complement your exploration of France’s rich culture with the Bordeaux Pre-Program Option, featuring the world-famous wine region of St. Emilion. This exceedingly popular travel program sells out quickly every year!