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Announcing our 2025 Travel Programs: view the printable schedule and send your interest list to duketravels@duke.edu.

All Alumni Travel

Scotland river
Jun 15, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Price: From $6,196
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kevin White
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

From city to country, loch to glen, encounter breathtaking natural beauty, a colorful past, and a cosmopolitan present on this sweet small group journey.  The 12-day Scottish sojourn begins with a two-night stay in vibrant Glasgow.  Enjoy a tour highlighting the city’s distinct architecture, and a private tour of historic Pollok House.  Setting out next for the scenic Highlands and stays in Fort William and historic Inverness, stop at bonnie Loch Lomond and dramatic Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots.  Embark on a stunning Isle of Skye

Ireland castle
Jun 23, 2024 to Jul 5, 2024
Price: From $6,292
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Ireland delights on this full yet well-paced 13-day tour, showcasing its many charms – old and new – to your small band of travelers.  Beginning in Dublin, visit Trinity College, St.

People on boat watching grizzley
Jun 25, 2024 to Jun 30, 2024
Price: From $4,950
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join our expert team aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird for an active exploration to see Alaska’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes. Hike through towering trees of a protected temperate rainforest, kayak into breathtaking glacially carved fjords, and paddle board along rugged coastlines. Explore Chichagof Island which harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world and meet eagles at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

Jul 1, 2024 to Jul 11, 2024
Price: From $6,151
Duke Leaders: Dr. Carson Holloway
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies richly reward outdoor-loving travelers, as this 11-day small group adventure reveals.  Setting out from Calgary, embark on a nature-focused itinerary along which you encounter some truly stunning sights.  In majestic Glacier National Park, ride a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus along the fabled Going-to-the-Sun Road.  Stay in Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, and hike along the scenic Whitefish Trail.  After savoring more striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National P

seal mom and pup
Jul 5, 2024 to Jul 14, 2024
Price: From $8,350
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

“A little world within itself,” as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals—curious, or sublimely indifferent to our presence—happen like nowhere else on earth. Each island is uniquely fascinating and magical. You’ll discover the diverse habitats across this legendary volcanic archipelago aboard our well-equipped expedition ship, the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II. We’ll use our onboard fleet of nimble Zodiacs and kayaks for up-close explorations. Gain remarkable insights from our knowledgeable naturalist team.

Den Haag with buildings and water front
Jul 18, 2024 to Aug 1, 2024
Price: From $10,490
Duke Leaders: Dr. Nicolas Cassar
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Beginning in Tromsø, high above the Arctic Circle in the Land of the Midnight Sun, set off on an exploration of a thousand miles of Norwegian coastline, sailing in and out of the awe-inspiring fjords for which the region is famous.

African lion
Jul 28, 2024 to Aug 10, 2024
Price: From $9,497
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti plains and exotic Zanzibar, your small group encounters the breadth of peaceful Tanzania’s riches on this enthralling 14-day adventure.  Set out on a game drive in beautiful Arusha National Park, then experience Tarangire – renowned for its numerous elephants and iconic baobab trees – during a two-night stay.  Spend two nights in a safari lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO site, descending to the magnificent crater’s floor for an unforgettable game drive.  See Olduvai Gorge, famous for t

Alaska ice covered rocky mountain
Aug 8, 2024 to Aug 18, 2024
Price: From $7,497
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as your small group explores the varied landscapes and noteworthy cities of Alaska on this superlative 11-day journey.  Setting out by deluxe railcar, encounter Denali National Park’s stunning wilderness during a three-night stay.  Hike through the park’s tundra, visit an Iditarod sled dog kennel, and attend a show at the Denali Dinner Theater.  After a scenic flight deep into remote Wrangell-St.

Heimaey Iceland
Aug 8, 2024 to Aug 18, 2024
Price: From $8,990
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

On a circumnavigation of this endlessly fascinating island, sail into magnificent fjords, walk through volcanic landscapes of lava fields and hot springs, and witness magnificent waterfalls and ice-capped mountains. Encounter the fishermen of Ísafjörður and Grímsey and the artists and artisans of Seyðisfjörður. Marvel at the abundance of birdlife everywhere, but especially on the islands of Grímsey and Heimaey. Experience the almost unearthly geothermal displays at Lake Mývatn and at Krýsuvík.

vancouver city at night over the water
Sep 14, 2024 to Sep 20, 2024
Price: From $6,995 per person plus air
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, providing the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness. This is what travel was meant to be.

Colmar France
Sep 29, 2024 to Oct 7, 2024
Price: From $4,025
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Behold the old-world allure and heritage of France’s Alsace region on an unforgettable seven-night program. From charming Colmar, visit dynamic Strasbourg, multicultural Basel and whimsical towns along the Alsatian Wine Route. Tour the mighty Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg, savor divine cuisine and superlative wines, and learn about the region’s illustrious past. This small-group adventure features a first-class hotel and a generous meal plan.

Port in Italy Hillside houses
Sep 30, 2024 to Oct 15, 2024
Price: From $5,774
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to treasured Venice, this wide-ranging 16-day small group tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and unique accommodations.  Begin on the storied Amalfi Coast, experiencing this stunning region by sea and by land and visiting Pompeii’s exquisite ruins.  Continuing on to the Eternal City for a three-night stay, tour the Colosseum, the Forum, monumental St.

gnocchi class
Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 13, 2024
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Alex Hartemink
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Experience this small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

Morocco AitBenHaddou
Oct 8, 2024 to Oct 21, 2024
Price: From $6,179
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Eyes and hearts are opened to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people on this singular small group tour.  A 14-day exploration of this land of dramatic contrasts takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains.  In a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, and medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants.  Dine w

Egypt Prince Abbas
Oct 11, 2024 to Oct 25, 2024
Price: From $5,697
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s treasures.  In Cairo, visit Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  After touring Aswan’s massive dam, embark on a fascinating four-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia, exploring the outstanding temples at Philae, New Kalabsha, Wadi el-Seboua, Amada, and Abu Simbel – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show.  Return to Aswan for a classic three-ni

Indonesia Bali Uluwatu Temple over water
Oct 12, 2024 to Oct 28, 2024
Price: From $7,970 plus air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Abdullah Antepli
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Spend 2 nights in Singapore, 2 nights in Bali, and 8 nights cruising the islands of Indonesia, including Bali, Java, and Komodo Island on a luxury itinerary that blends nature, culture, and history. Visit the UNESCO-inscribed Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world, and Prambanan Temple, the largest complex of Hindu temples in Indonesia. Enjoy a guided walking safari of UNESCO-designated Komodo National Park, home to the largest lizard on Earth, the Komodo dragon. Enhance your tour with the Siem Reap Pre-Program and/or the Bali Post-Program options.

Monteriggioni
Oct 14, 2024 to Oct 24, 2024
Price: From $6,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Luciana Fellin
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Experience a walking tour in Tuscany and the Italian Riviera that permits you to slow down and savor the exquisite tranquility of quaint hill towns that many  miss.  We’ll use Florence, Montalcino, Colle di Val d’Elsa and Sestri Levante as our home bases as we make our gentle progress through such towns as San Gimignano and Lucca in Tuscany to the tiny cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre.

Argentina Ushuaia
Oct 15, 2024 to Oct 30, 2024
Price: From $10,282
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Relish face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers – Southern Patagonia’s majestic fjords and glaciers and Torres del Paine’s stunning scenery – on this remarkable 16-day small group journey showcasing South America’s diversity.  Experience vibrant Buenos Aires during a three-night stay, seeing the Argentinian capital’s highlights, attending a tango show, and touring independently.  After exploring Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, board a comfortable small ship for an extraordinary four-night cruise through the storied Tierra

dusk view over colorful street of homes
Oct 20, 2024 to Oct 27, 2024
Price: From $5,832 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Bruce Jentleson P'15
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Transit the Panama Canal aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest to discover an astonishing trove of natural and cultural treasures as you navigate the Caribbean coast of Panama and Colombia. Enjoy an active eight-day expedition visiting the Smithsonian Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island— kayaking through rarely-visited inlets, walking along pristine beaches, and hiking dense jungles.

Havana Vintage Autombiles
Oct 25, 2024 to Nov 1, 2024
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Discover the profound influence of the African diaspora on Cuban culture! Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Visit Guanabacoa and Matanzas, rich with Afro-Cuban history. Enjoy Havana’s jazz and art scenes, and learn about the Santería religion. Meet entrepreneurs, professionals and community leaders who share their experiences during meaningful conversations.

Eiffel Tower with waterway in foreground against dusk sky
Oct 26, 2024 to Nov 3, 2024
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kerry Haynie
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris. In the years following World War I, many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light. Through specially designed excursions and enriching talks, you will trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Nov 11, 2024 to Nov 23, 2024
Price: From approximately $7,195
Duke Leaders: Dr. Abdullah Antepli
Trip Status: CANCELLED

Experience the architectural wonder and breathtaking scenery of the Arabian Gulf on an extraordinary, 5-star land and sea itinerary that includes 2 nights in Muscat and a 7-night cruise from Muscat to Dubai. Explore Oman’s majestic capital city of Muscat and enjoy a full-day excursion to the Jabreen Forts, two of the best preserved of their kind in Oman. Discover the royal private home of the Ruler of Sarjah, beautiful mosques, ancient sites, and world-class museums on your cruise with calls at United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar.

Packs of floating ice
Dec 8, 2024 to Dec 17, 2024
Price: From $10,755
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Crossing the Drake Passage is an explorer’s milestone for many, but it adds several days to your travels. On this new itinerary, experience the best of both worlds as you sail via ship to Antarctica and then return to Puerto Natales on a two-hour flight, saving time without sacrificing any of the

Bridge over the jungle
Jan 27, 2025 to Feb 6, 2025
Price: From $4,981, per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

In this small, nature-kissed Central American democracy, your small group sets out on a relaxed yet comprehensive 11-day exploration.

Seals on a sandy beach
Feb 18, 2025 to Mar 5, 2025
Price: From $9,193 per person including air
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Machu Picchu’s enigmatic ruins and the fascinating Galapagos Islands rank among South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the ideal way to experience both.  This outstanding 16-day adventure begins with Lima’s highlights.  Traverse the magnificent Sacred Valley, visiting impressive Incan sites and indigenous villages during a two-night stay.  After taking a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, tour and absorb this astounding site on two separate days, overnighting nearby.

dining tables overlooking farm land
Mar 7, 2025 to Mar 14, 2025
Price: From $5,495 if booked by 6/25/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join us on this immersive program that reveals the profound influence of the African diaspora throughout Cuba. Stay for seven nights in a privately owned boutique hotel in Havana’s beautiful Vedado neighborhood. Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Enjoy Havana’s lively jazz and art scenes, ride in a vintage convertible along the Malecón seashore, visit rural Cuba, and discover the storied Afro-Cuban roots of Matanzas, Guanabacoa, and Regla. Tour the National Museum of Fine Arts focusing on Afro-Cuban artists.

Angkor Thom large statue of a face
Mar 8, 2025 to Mar 16, 2025
Price: From $8,795 if booked by 6/18/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-night adventure to Southeast Asia, a land of stunning diversity and allure. Discover multi-cultural Singapore, from Kampong Glam’s Malay enclave to exotic Little India and Chinatown’s shophouses. Encounter the legendary Supertrees and Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay. Then, experience the Golden Age of travel aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express through wild Malaysia en route to Singapore.

snow covered city with clear blue sky
Mar 8, 2025 to Mar 16, 2025
Price: From $4,795 if booked by 6/11/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Embark on an exciting, seven-night adventure to the world’s happiest country! Start with a taste of Helsinki’s urban vibes and take in its stunning modern and historic architecture. Learn why the sauna experience is a cherished ritual for Finns and soak up some soothing steam yourself! Then fly north to Lapland and stay in a glass-domed cabin, perfect for watching the spectacular Northern Lights overhead. Look forward to invigorating outdoor activities amid snowy landscapes.

Egyptian pyramids in background with people on camels in foreground
Mar 8, 2025 to Mar 23, 2025
Price: From $6,097 per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. David Schanzer
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The 16-day journey begins in Cairo where it includes a visit to the renowned Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo. After this we step into the Giza Plateau to see the three famed pyramids. In Abu Simbel we take in the four statues of Ramses and then embark on our Nile Cruise where we explore the ruins of the acclaimed Temples of Philae. We take a relaxing sail on small feluccas, replicas of ancient Nile sailboats.

Front of Eclectico building in the evening with string lights, lighting up the area.
Mar 9, 2025 to Mar 15, 2025
Price: From: $5,499 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Traveling to Cuba can be aptly described as life-changing. Join us for a six-night journey in Havana, where Cuba’s tropical beauty, lively energy, warm hospitality, sumptuous cuisine, and Old World charm await. Witness facets of modern Cuban life that most visitors don’t see. Engage with diverse, welcoming residents who will share their stories, culture, struggles, traditions, and artworks. Attend private receptions with local luminaries, go behind the scenes of a Viñales tobacco hacienda with farmers, and meet workers at privately owned businesses.

rolling hills of the desert
Mar 16, 2025 to Mar 29, 2025
Price: From $6,779 per person including air
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

On this 14-day small group journey, you open your eyes and heart to an age-old culture and genuinely hospitable people.  Begin by touring the Moroccan capital, seaside Rabat, and enjoy lunch in a private home.  See imperial Meknes and Volubilis’ Roman ruins, two of the itinerary’s five featured UNESCO sites.  Next is exploration of Fez with its fascinating medina, and dinner in a family-run riad-a Moroccan guesthouse.  After crossing the Middle Atlas mountains, reach Erfoud and experience a tour highlight:  a sunset camel ride along the Sahara’s breathtaking dunes.&

Japanese building on waters edge
Mar 26, 2025 to Apr 7, 2025
Price: From $7,884 per person including air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

A truly fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour.  See Tokyo and Kyoto’s highlights, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations.  Begin in amazing Tokyo, where sightseeing includes the imposing Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, and a calligrapher’s gallery.  Then encounter magnificent Mt.

School fish
Apr 1, 2025 to Apr 10, 2025
Price: From $9,944
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

A wild archipelago brimming with volcanic beauty and vibrant maritime culture awaits you in the captivating Azore Islands. National Geographic Endurance is the new standard in expedition ships; Travel on this immersive 9-day voyage from one island to the next in supreme, state-of-the-art comfort. Thanks to full stabilization and powerful wave-slicing action, she ensures the smoothest ride possible.  On shore visit gem-like crater lakes, black-sand beaches, and rich viniculture.

African city cathedral
Apr 25, 2025 to May 4, 2025
Price: From $4,795 per person
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Retrace ancient trade routes across two continents and four countries as you cruise from Casablanca in Morocco, to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, on this deluxe small ship voyage — This trip features one night in Rabat, Morocco, and a seven-night cruise. You will visit seven spectacular port cities along the northeast African coast and Iberian Peninsula — Casablanca; Tangier; Gibraltar; Cádiz; Seville; Portimão and Setúbal.

City on side of mountain, above the coast line
May 3, 2025 to May 17, 2025
Price: From $6,174, per person including air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

This leisurely 15-day exploration of Italy’s varied northern regions offers your small group a refreshing perspective on a well-known land.  Experience the Lake District with a relaxing three-night stay on Lake Maggiore, visiting charming Orta San Giulio and cruising to the beautiful island of Isola Bella.  Sample the “king of wines” at a Barolo winery.  A three-night sojourn in an Italian Riviera town, Santa Margherita, follows, with a boat trip to renowned Portofino and an excursion to the spectacular Cinque Terre.  Journeying to beloved Tuscany, stop in atmospheric Lu

Baby lizard on back of larger lizard
May 9, 2025 to May 18, 2025
Price: From $8,538
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

GALÁPAGOS  - “A little world within itself,” as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals—curious, or sublimely indifferent to our presence—happen like nowhere else on earth. Each island is uniquely fascinating and magical. We will discover the diverse habitats across this legendary volcanic archipelago aboard our well-equipped expedition ship, the 96-guest, National Geographic Endeavour II. We’ll use our onboard fleet of nimble Zodiacs and kayaks for up-close explorations and gain remarkable insights from our local, knowledgeable, naturalist team.

Man in hat playing saxaphone
May 10, 2025 to May 18, 2025
Price: $4095 if booked by 8/13/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris. In the years following World War I, many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light. Through specially designed excursions and enriching talks, you will trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture.

grasslands with housing and a windy creek running through the middle.
May 12, 2025 to May 28, 2025
Price: From $8,094 per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Becker
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Traveling the ancient Silk Road, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art, and architecture.  On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the unfamiliar – embracing the humanity shared with Central Asia’s welcoming people.  Discover Kyrgyzstan’s delightful capital, Bishkek, experiencing traditional Kyrgyz culture at a yurt-making demonstration and admire the Bronze Age Tamgaly Petroglyphs.  Spend a day touring Kazakhstan’s Russian-accented Almaty city and attend an exciting falconry demonstration.  Highlights of Uzbekistan’s fascinating capital, Tashkent,

lush vegetation with a small waterfall running into a small body of water
May 13, 2025 to May 24, 2025
Price: From $5,495 if booked by 8/13/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

This sensational 10-night journey reveals Croatia’s incredible bounty, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise.  Board your first-class ship in Dubrovnik and discover this medieval city with its legendary ramparts and proud old town. Set sail and indulge in the treasured Dalmatian coast and jewel-colored waters. Each day will reveal sun-drenched islands, exquisite bays, or a new port of call. Explore the famous Ston salt pans along the Pelješac Peninsula and taste oysters fresh from the sea.

City street at dusk
May 15, 2025 to May 23, 2025
Price: $4,295 if booked by 9/10/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Experience this enriching program which traces the long and complex history of London’s Black population. Stay in vibrant London for seven nights and, during specially designed tours and talks, discover how Black individuals and communities helped shape London’s culture and way of life. Uncover 2,000 years of Black history in London’s oldest streets including a visit to the Museum of London in the Docklands.

Bear looking for fish in river
May 17, 2025 to May 24, 2025
Price: From $5,601
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

For over 40 years, we’ve been sharing the remarkable wonder of Southeast Alaska with adventurous guests, and now’s your chance to head deep into this authentic wilderness. Aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Venture, sail through fast-moving channels where whales return to feed year after year and bears, sea lions, and eagles can be spotted in their natural habitat. Get a closer view of curious wildlife among electric blue icebergs on a cruise by Zodiac; then spend a full day exploring Glacier Bay National Park.

Turkey Blue Mosque
May 20, 2025 to Jun 3, 2025
Price: From $5,792 per person including air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Fascinating sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet.  With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Türkiye offers an unparalleled small group experience.  The 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with four nights in magnificent Istanbul, where highlights include the  Hagia Sofia,  the Blue Mosque,  Topkapi Palace,  Spice Market, and a private Bosphorus cruise.  After experiencing haunting Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy.  Discover Pergamum, one of Türkiye’s mos

santorini city on the cliffs with body of water in the background and purple flowers in the foreground.
May 22, 2025 to Jun 2, 2025
Price: TBD
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

At the height of spring, journey to four of the most beautiful of the Greek Islands, explore their ancient sites and picturesque villages, learn about their history, sample their cuisine, and meet the people who maintain local traditions amid the ever-changing world that surrounds them. Highlights include the Neoclassical architecture and verdant hillsides of Andros and Naxos, the Bronze Age site of Akrotiri on Santorini, and Crete's Minoan Palace of Knossos.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral from the outside
May 23, 2025 to Jun 4, 2025
Price: From: $8,499 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on northern Spain’s legendary Camino de Santiago, the historic route that has welcomed pilgrims for more than a thousand years. On this active program, follow the Way of St. James through wooded bluffs, flowered fields, and scenic landscapes, concluding at the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. Explore the dazzling variety of art and UNESCO-listed buildings along the Camino, including awe-inspiring Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals and monasteries in Nájera, Burgos, León, and Santiago de Compostela.

Husavik boats in harbor
Jun 25, 2025 to Jul 3, 2025
Price: TBD
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From glaciers capping volcanoes to Viking ruins coexisting with geothermal baths and geysers, the natural wonder of Iceland is revealed on this seven-night cruise round-trip from Reykjavík. Board the deluxe World Traveller — a small ship able to glide into ports inaccessible to larger vessels and alter course as ethereal waterways, rugged fjords, and magisterial glaciers unfold before you. Explore cosmopolitan Reykjavík on a city tour that includes visits to the National Museum of Iceland and Hallgrímskirkja Church.

Bergan colorful buildings along the street
Jun 27, 2025 to Jul 6, 2025
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Seize this opportunity to experience the magnitude of Norway's breathtaking fjords in unparalleled luxury and style. Cruising aboard state-of-the-art Le Lapérouse, ignite your inner explorer with visits to incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites, immersive hiking and kayaking adventures, and enriching cultural and historical excursions. See Sognefjord, one of the biggest fjords in Norway, covering 127 miles.

long dirt road leading to ice capped mountain in background
Jul 17, 2025 to Jul 27, 2025
Price: From $8,197 per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Emily Klein
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

On this superlative 11-day journey awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as your small group explores the varied landscapes and noteworthy cities of Alaska.  Setting out by deluxe railcar, encounter Denali National Park’s stunning wilderness during a three-night stay.  Hike through the park’s tundra and visit an Iditarod sled dog kennel.  After a scenic flight deep into remote Wrangell-St.

Two elephants touching heads
Jul 27, 2025 to Aug 9, 2025
Price: From $11,197, per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Steven Churchill
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti plains and tropical Zanzibar, your small group encounters the breadth of peaceful Tanzania’s riches on this enthralling 14-day adventure.  Set out on a game drive in beautiful Arusha National Park, then experience Tarangire – renowned for its numerous elephants and iconic baobab trees – during a two-night stay.  Spend two nights in a safari lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO site, descending to the magnificent crater’s floor for an unforgettable game drive.  See Olduvai Gorge, famous for the prehistoric remain

Coastal city surrounded by blue waters
Jul 28, 2025 to Aug 5, 2025
Price: From $6,595
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Embark upon an unforgettable journey cruising the captivating northern Adriatic, weaving through a tapestry of enchanting destinations that span Croatia, Montenegro and the cultural gems of Northern Italy. On board your five-star vessel, enter a world where the delicate balance between modern luxury and responsible travel is seamlessly achieved. On land soak in the beauty of Dubrovnik’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the terraced waterfalls of Krka National Park.

Victoria Water falls with rainbow
Jul 29, 2025 to Aug 12, 2025
Price: From $11,795 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Karin Shapiro
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Immerse yourself in Africa’s magnificent natural and historical wonders on this journey of a lifetime. With this exclusive land and river safari itinerary, explore the rich landscape of four nations in southern Africa while staying in deluxe hotels, at fabulous game reserves, and on an intimate chartered river boat, the Zambezi Queen.  Journey to Cape Town’s Table Mountain and two UNESCO‑inscribed sites: Robben Island and the Cape Floral Region Protected Area.

Durnstein picture of city on waters edge
Aug 28, 2025 to Sep 19, 2025
Price: From $5,795, if booked by 1/4/2025
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Enthralling, born and reborn for millennia — Vienna continues to inspire artists and charm visitors. Ranked as the world’s most livable city in 2023, Vienna is host to unparalleled treasures, from its imperial architecture and wine heritage to its lively cultural scene. During our three-week immersive stay, you’ll soon feel at home and savor time and opportunities to reach new depths and understanding of Vienna’s arts, history, culture and more. Walking tours, visits to museums and grand palaces, plus day trips into greater Austria provide insight into this beloved destination.

European buildings
Sep 20, 2025 to Oct 5, 2025
Price: From $6,497 per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Beth Holmgren
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Leisurely and comprehensive, this 16-day small group tour provides a generous overview of four fascinating Eastern European nations.  The journey begins in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, where sightseeing includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and moving visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.  Next is historic Krakow with its celebrated medieval Old Town, and touring of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a virtual underground city carved from salt.  Travel through the snowcapped Tatra Mountains to Budapest and get acquainted with the “Paris of the East,” with its splend

boats on the water docked in front of city buildings
Sep 21, 2025 to Oct 7, 2025
Price: From $6,674 per person including air
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Fortified cities and fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, combined with intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits you on this singular 17-day small group journey.  Your travels begin with highlights and independent exploration of fascinating Lisbon.  In Oporto, take a Douro River cruise and sample the region’s famed port wine.  Discover beautiful Santiago de Compostela – last stop along the celebrated Way of St.

Overlooking city buildings
Sep 25, 2025 to Oct 6, 2025
Price: From $5,474 per person including air fare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Crossroads of the Mediterranean … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as this stellar small group journey will reveal.  Your 12-day Sicilian sojourn begins in Palermo, where highlights include the city’s prized Arab-Norman architecture – one of the itinerary’s four UNESCO sites – and world-class street food.  Discover the medieval walled town of Erice, and Trapani’s famous salt pans.  After viewing Monreale Cathedral’s breathtaking mosaics, sample the offerings at a family-owned winery.  In Agrigento, explore the impressive Valley of the Temples.  A

small city on the side of a mountain with body of water in foreground
Sep 26, 2025 to Oct 4, 2025
Price: From $6295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Step into a world where medieval charm meets modern sophistication, where every cobblestone street tells a story, and every vineyard whispers secrets of centuries past. This is Dordogne, a captivating region in the heart of southwest France overflowing with history, architecture and enchanting beauty. This customized itinerary provides an idyllic setting for authentic cultural and culinary experiences, from exploring medieval towns and ancient castles to dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, vineyard tours and tastings, and participation in hands-on cooking demonstrations.

Amalfi Coastline
Oct 8, 2025 to Oct 16, 2025
Price: $3,995 if booked by 1/14/2025
Duke Leaders: Dr. Luciana Fellin
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Enjoy the splendors of the Amalfi Coast on this incredible seven-night journey! From ancient ruins to sun-swept coasts and enchanting towns, let this alluring slice of Italy seduce your senses. From your base in charming Vietri sul Mare, set off to explore Amalfi and Positano, endearing villages perched majestically above the sea. Admire unspoiled vistas while cruising azure waters, and delve into fascinating legends at Herculaneum and Pompeii, frozen in time by the mudflows of Mount Vesuvius.

Port Oferraio Elba
Oct 10, 2025 to Oct 20, 2025
Price: From $8,999 per person, double rate
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Cruise to the Western Mediterranean's most storied isles and cities aboard the elegant, 47-cabin sailing yacht Sea Cloud II. From private tours of ancient sites and Renaissance treasures to exclusive tastings of local wines and culinary delights, every day offers insider access and magical moments to cherish. Arrive in Malta’s capital, Valletta, and embark Sea Cloud II for Italy’s island jewels, Sicily and Sardinia.  In Sicily, enjoy an inside look at the well-preserved Greek temple of Segesta, remnants of an ancient Greek colony.

EJM Memorial stones hanging
Oct 13, 2025 to Oct 19, 2025
Price: TBD
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, pivotal in reshaping US and global history, left a vibrant yet delicate legacy. Alabama's cities—Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma—served as crucibles for monumental events. Despite daunting obstacles and violent opposition, national leaders emerged, rallying tens of thousands to the cause of justice. Delve beyond headlines into the personal narratives of activists and foot soldiers, such as Dr. Rev. Carolyn Maull McKinstry, survivor of the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing.

narrow street between buildings
Oct 14, 2025 to Oct 22, 2025
Price: $4,495 if booked by 1/14/25
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Discover the irresistible allure of southeastern France during this quintessential Provençal experience. Unpack once and enjoy first-class accommodations for seven nights in the heart of magical Aix-en-Provence. Walk in the footsteps of great painters, savor immersive cultural experiences, and visit picturesque French villages. In Aix, stroll the storied Cours Mirabeau and enjoy a tour of Paul Cézanne’s atelier. Then, tour the medieval Papal Palace in Avignon and see the engineering marvel of UNESCO-inscribed Pont du Gard.

cloud covered mountains with sea in foreground
Oct 16, 2025 to Oct 31, 2025
Price: From $10,982, per person including air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Relish face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers – Southern Patagonia’s majestic fjords and glaciers and Torres del Paine’s stunning scenery – on this remarkable 16-day small group journey showcasing South America’s diversity.  Experience vibrant Buenos Aires during a three-night stay, seeing the Argentinian capital’s highlights, attending a tango show, and touring independently.  After exploring Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, board a comfortable small ship, the M/V Ventus Australis, for an extraordinary four-night cruise.

Multiple pyramids
Oct 18, 2025 to Nov 2, 2025
Price: From $6,297, per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Lauren Ginsberg
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The 16-day journey begins in Cairo where it includes a visit to the renowned Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo. After this we step into the Giza Plateau to see the three famed pyramids. In Abu Simbel we take in the four statues of Ramses and then embark on our Nile Cruise where we explore the ruins of the acclaimed Temples of Philae. We take a relaxing sail on small feluccas, replicas of ancient Nile sailboats.

rolling hills of a desert
Oct 19, 2025 to Nov 1, 2025
Price: From $6,879, per person including air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

On this 14-day small group journey, you open your eyes and heart to an age-old culture and genuinely hospitable people.  Begin by touring the Moroccan capital, seaside Rabat, and enjoy lunch in a private home.  See imperial Meknes and Volubilis’ Roman ruins, two of the itinerary’s five featured UNESCO sites.  Next is exploration of Fez with its fascinating medina, and dinner in a family-run riad-a Moroccan guesthouse.  After crossing the Middle Atlas mountains, reach Erfoud and experience a tour highlight:  a sunset camel ride along the Sahara

Tiger on dirt road.
Nov 2, 2025 to Nov 18, 2025
Price: From $6,087 per person including air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Vibrant and spiritual, bustling and captivating, India overflows with riches.

Colorful buildings and trees in the background with a small bridge crossing over the water
Nov 6, 2025 to Nov 18, 2025
Price: TBD
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Discover the “Land of the Morning Calm” during a journey that encompasses tranquil villages and bustling cities. Learn about the region’s complex history and politics to shed a fascinating light onto the Korean way of life. Immerse yourself in a beautiful culture shaped by a tumultuous past as you discover the best of South Korea and gain a true insider’s perspective on daily life and ancient history. 

Lemaire Channel showing water and glaciers
Nov 7, 2025 to Nov 16, 2025
Price: From: $ 11,655
Duke Leaders: Dr. Toddi Steelman
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Venturing to Antarctica is an expedition like no other–a chance to explore wonderlands of sculpted snow and ice where whales swim, penguins flock and albatross soar. It’s the true journey of a lifetime. On this new itinerary, we’ll cruise the Drake Passage one way, and then bypass the Drake on the way back on a 2-hour flight from Antarctica and discover all the highlights without sacrificing the extra time. Travel with our diverse team of experts aboard the National Geographic Explorer, the definitive expedition ship. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks.

Cuba farm
Nov 14, 2025 to Nov 21, 2025
Price: from $5,495 if booked by 6/25/2024
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Experience this immersive program that reveals the profound influence of the African diaspora throughout Cuba. Stay for seven nights in a privately owned boutique hotel in Havana’s beautiful Vedado neighborhood. Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Enjoy Havana’s lively jazz and art scenes, ride in a vintage convertible along the Malecón seashore, visit rural Cuba, and discover the storied Afro-Cuban roots of Matanzas, Guanabacoa, and Regla. Tour the National Museum of Fine Arts focusing on Afro-Cuban artists.