Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Marco Polo

La Buca 711 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Join fellow explorers for an evening of spectacular travel-photos and networking at this "special edition" Marco Polo, where we announce the winners of our travel-photo contest!


$30 – $40

A Virtual Tour of the Sacred Valley of Peru

Known as the Urubamba Valley, this unique area is home to several historically significant Peruvian sites: Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Ollanta Tay Tambo, and Machu Pichu. People have flocked to see these sites for decades. Find out why on December 8th!

$5 – $10

Göbekli Tepe: Beyond the Monuments – Marco Polo Series Returns with an Intriguing Presentation

Virtual - LIVE ZOOM

Marco Polo Travel Series Returns with an Exclusive Event:
Following the last Ice Age, human culture entered a new era of adaptation and change termed the Neolithic. Early in this period, almost 12,000 years ago, people in ancient Anatolia built enigmatic structures that could be the world’s first megalithic ritual site - Göbekli Tepe. The ancient complex is so vast that, though archaeologists have been busy excavating it since its discovery in 1994, it still holds many secrets. Along the way, they’ve uncovered strange animal carvings, towering stone pillars, and the earliest known evidence of megalithic rituals. They’re still working to unravel the site’s biggest mysteries: Who built it, and why?

$10 – $15

Back on the Road: Colombia, Panama, and Paris – Crossroads of World Cultures & Reflections on the Psychology of Happiness and Travel

The Academy of Vocal Arts 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Marco Polo travelogue series is Back on the Road presenting Crossroads of World Cultures; Colombia, Panama, and Paris. Also, presented by a clinical psychologist, join us to hear about Reflections on the Psychology of Happiness and Travel.  Friday, May 20, 2022 | Academy of Vocal Arts, 6:30-9 p.m. | in-person event 

$40 – $50

Old and New Worlds Meet

Boca D'Ora Ristorante 711 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA

“Old and New Worlds Meet”
with three presentations:
Shoshana Altrichter: “Africa – the Cradle of Civilization”
Marianna Kind: “Living in Siberia”
Judy Okun: “When Worlds Connect”

January 25, 2023, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Buca D’oro Ristorante, 711 Locust St, Philadelphia 19106
featuring an elegant four-course dinner, cash bar
Tickets: $65