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Announcing our 2023 Travel Programs: view the printable schedule and send your interest list to duketravels@duke.edu.

All Alumni Travel

Windmill
Jun 1, 2022 to Jun 9, 2022
Price: From $5,999
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From the medieval Belgian city of Bruges to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, the new boutique riverboat Magnifique IV allows you to feel immersed in the region’s charming and storied landscapes. OPTIONAL PRELUDE: only open every 10 years, arrive a day early and visit The Floriade Expo 2022.

Jun 8, 2022 to Jun 16, 2022
Price: From $3,595
Duke Leaders: Dr. Valeria Finucci
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been luring travelers, artists and romantics for centuries. Treat yourself to the region’s scenic splendor during a seven-night adventure based in cliff-side Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll flower-filled alleyways in the vertical village of Positano, and enjoy a nautical perspective during a cruise to the lovely town of Amalfi. Witness life as it was in A.D. 79 on a tour of Herculaneum and Pompeii, frozen in time by the ash and mudflows of Mount Vesuvius.

Riding Zodiac through glaciers in Alaska
Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 19, 2022
Price: From $7,340
Duke Leaders: Dean Toddi Steelman
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Unique, immersive style of travel
Exploring Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
  • Venture into a land of mist shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers and islands teeming with wildlife
  • Hike through lush forests to cascading waterfalls, and ride Zodiacs into secluded inlets to look for brown bears
  • See the Alaska undersea through live video
lemurs
Jun 19, 2022 to Jul 3, 2022
Price: From $7,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
The Duke Lemur Center has been working in Madagascar for 30 years and we will have access to Duke connected conservation projects and people. This trip is perfect for first time Madagascar visitors as well as for those returning to Madagascar for a second or third trip! Madagascar is home to all of the world’s lemurs (some 100+ species) and over half of the world’s chameleons, in addition to more than 170 species of frogs. Every year scientists discover new species of plants and animals in Madagascar’s deserts and forests.

Jun 27, 2022 to Jul 12, 2022
Price: From $5,795
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
As the Midnight Sun turns night into day, Scandinavia shines.  From the cosmopolitan capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo to Norway’s magnificent fjord country, your small group encounters Scandinavia at its best.  The 16-day journey begins with sightseeing in Copenhagen, including the Rosenborg and Christiansborg palacesSee Elsinore, infamous setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and visit the Karen Blixen Museum.  Ferrying overnight to Oslo, stay at a Gaala ski lodge. Journey to Geiranger along Norway’s “roof,” enjoying views of dramatic Geirangerfjord.&n
Jul 1, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022
Price: From $7,710
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

See the Galápagos as Darwin did—aboard an expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Voyage from island to island and make fresh discoveries daily on our 10-day expedition. Hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise to and around intriguing islands. In the 50+ years we’ve been exploring here, we’ve introduced generations of guests to the magic and mystery of Galápagos.

Jul 24, 2022 to Aug 1, 2022
Price: from $6,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Emily Klein
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Discover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice”—one of the world’s most enchanting and distinctive destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the Five‑Star expedition ship, Le Bellot, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observation lounge.
Zebras
Jul 30, 2022 to Aug 14, 2022
Price: From $8,695
Duke Leaders: Dr. Susan Alberts
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Unparalleled wildlife viewing, top-rated lodges, and gracious local people – all await your small group “on safari” in alluring Kenya and Tanzania for 16 days.  Beginning in cosmopolitan Nairobi, encounter many and varied highlights, from grassland plains to Mt.

Jul 31, 2022 to Aug 13, 2022
Price: From $8,284
Duke Leaders: Dr. Karin Shapiro
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia.  The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district.  Then spending three nights in a historic hotel near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise and take a game drive in search of the elusive black rhino.  Next is Botswana’s Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night stay featuring sensati
Two people on a kayak paddling in the ocean who came into contact with a Beluga whale
Aug 3, 2022 to Aug 9, 2022
Price: $6,795 in double accommodations
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba in the height of the boreal summer. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for polar bears roaming along its shoreline before they return to the pack ice in winter. In summer, polar bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales that come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters of the estuary - as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. These iconic species are contending with a rapidly changing Arctic ecosystem. These changes present polar bears, belugas

Zebras
Sep 11, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Price: From $7,897
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 wildlife 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 wildlife drive. See Olduvai Gorge, famous for the prehistoric
Kangaroos
Sep 14, 2022 to Oct 5, 2022
Price: From $9,084
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
The Lands Down Under and small group touring make for a perfect combination on this wide-ranging 22-day journey. Beginning in Cairns, ride the historic railway to Kuranda, then descend via a Skyrail gondola.  Swim and snorkel during a day-long Great Barrier Reef excursion. In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour, meeting Walpiri tribespeople, and enjoy a traditional “bushman’s” dinner.  Watch the sunset at fabled Ayers Rock.  Highlights during a three-night Sydney stay include a Sydney Harbour catamaran cruise, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and the
Lake
Sep 24, 2022 to Oct 1, 2022
Price: From $4,995.
Duke Leaders: Carson Holloway
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Explore the vast breadth of the Great Lakes during this eight-day travel program. Enjoy a seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise through all five Great Lakes, admire the beautiful landscapes and visit towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Toronto, Ontario. Experience the delight of the Victorian character of automobile-free Mackinac Island. Tour the historic towns of Sault Ste. Marie on both the Michigan and Ontario sides of St. Marys River, including visits to the Museum Ship Valley Camp and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center.

Catalonia
Oct 1, 2022 to Oct 9, 2022
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Catalonia is home to some of Spain's most delicious treasures. During this unforgettable journey, tour artisanal shops, enjoy wine tastings at award-winning wineries including Masia Serra and La Vinyeta, and discover local fishing, farming, and culinary techniques that have been used over generations. Dive deep into the diverse flavors of this unique region as you learn about the history and culture that shaped these Mediterranean seaside villages and their friendly people. 

Two lemurs in a tree, side by side
Oct 2, 2022 to Oct 16, 2022
Price: From $7,659
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
The Duke Lemur Center has been working in Madagascar for 30 years and we will have access to Duke connected conservation projects and people. This trip is perfect for first time Madagascar visitors as well as for those returning to Madagascar for a second or third trip! Madagascar is home to all of the world’s lemurs (some 100+ species) and over half of the world’s chameleons, in addition to more than 170 species of frogs. Every year scientists discover new species of plants and animals in Madagascar’s deserts and forests.

Alsace
Oct 2, 2022 to Oct 10, 2022
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Tucked between the magnificent Vosges mountains and the Black Forest lies a region brimming with dramatic beauty, incredible gastronomy and endearing old-world villages. This is France’s charismatic Alsace region, known for its blend of German and French traditions and fascinating heritage. From our base in Colmar, we'll journey through scenery plucked from a fairytale to uncover Alsace's proud identity and romantic charms. Visit dynamic Strasbourg, multicultural Basel and whimsical towns along the Alsatian Wine Route.

Sicily
Oct 9, 2022 to Oct 20, 2022
Price: From $3,895
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as this stellar small group journey reveals.  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

Lindos Acropolis
Oct 12, 2022 to Oct 24, 2022
Price: from $7,890
Duke Leaders: Dr. J. Clare Woods
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

For ancient civilizations, as in modern times, location is everything. The ancients perhaps knew this better than anyone else. In their temples and palaces, fortified towns and churches, they relied on the natural characteristics of the terrain to enhance and illuminate their creations. On this journey that will operate during the golden days of autumn, we will explore the fascinating links between nature and civilization, while discovering some of antiquity’s greatest sites.

Camel Ride
Oct 16, 2022 to Oct 29, 2022
Price: From $4,695
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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 with local peo

Pyramids of Egypt
Oct 17, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Traveling to Abu Simbel for a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise, see its imposing temples – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show – then sail on to ancient Nubia’s other outstanding temples:  Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae.  After touring Aswan’s mas

Oct 19, 2022 to Nov 3, 2022
Price: From $7,195
Duke Leaders: Deborah Jakubs
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 a remarkable 16-day small group journey showcasing South America’s diversity.  Discover vibrant Buenos Aires during a three-night stay, seeing its highlights and attending a performance at a premier tango house.  After exploring Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, board the comfortable M/V Stella/Ventus Australis* for an extraordinary four-night cruise through the storied Ti

White boat on Vietnam river
Oct 29, 2022 to Nov 12, 2022
Price: From $6,695 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, where breathtaking natural beauty, sacred rituals and sublime UNESCO-inscribed temples summon awe and wonder like few places on Earth. This exceptional itinerary features two nights in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, offering an intriguing blend of Asian and French heritage, a seven-night cruise from Haiphong to Saigon and three nights in Siem Reap to experience the mystical temples of Angkor. Cruise the serene and storied shores of Vietnam aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Lapérouse.

Camels
Oct 29, 2022 to Nov 11, 2022
Price: From $7,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Caroline Bruzelius
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Bougainville, featuring just 92 elegant Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.

Cuba - musician
Nov 4, 2022 to Nov 11, 2022
Price: From $4,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Richard Powell
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Timeworn facades splashed with vibrant art, classic cars and rumba beats drifting down cobblestones. Get ready for an unforgettable immersion into Cuba's fascinating history and vivacious culture. Explore the many rich influences of Afro-Cuban heritage in historical or cultural elements emanating from the combination of native African and other cultural elements and manifested in religion, music, language, art, religion, and the arts. Go beyond Havana's striking grandeur to discover the heart of the local people and gain perspective on Cuba's ever-changing landscape.

Cuba - musician
Nov 11, 2022 to Nov 18, 2022
Price: From $4,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Paula McClain
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Timeworn facades splashed with vibrant art, classic cars and rumba beats drifting down cobblestones. Get ready for an unforgettable immersion into Cuba's fascinating history and vivacious culture. Explore the many rich influences of Afro-Cuban heritage in historical or cultural elements emanating from the combination of native African and other cultural elements and manifested in religion, music, language, art, religion, and the arts.

Antarctica view of broke ice across the water with group of onlookers
Jan 6, 2023 to Jan 19, 2023
Price: From $15,380
Duke Leaders: Dr. Nicolas Cassar
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. Every facet is thrilling and lovely. Its vastness is both humbling and uplifting, as is the ice in all its myriad forms. Relish the penguins—with their endlessly amusing antics, gabbling in their rookeries, bobbing by on a blue berg, or catapulting on to the shore.

See mountains rising some 9,000 feet up from the sea and an abundance of marine mammals. Hike and explore by Zodiac. Travel with an expedition leader and naturalists who have hundreds of journeys under their parkas.

View of Mountain with trees and flowers in the foreground
Jan 20, 2023 to Jan 28, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Begin your nine-day expedition with a night in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal—an experience unmatched for sheer drama and engineering prowess. Explore the wonders of Costa Rica’s Curú National Wildlife Refuge and Manuel Antonio National Park and visit seldom-visited Cébaco Island. Tour Panama City and experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal. Extend your stay with the San José Pre-Program and/or Panama City Post-Program Options.

The pyramids
Mar 6, 2023 to Mar 20, 2023
Price: From $5,197, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Traveling to Abu Simbel for a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise, see its imposing temples – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show – then sail on to ancient Nubia’s other outstanding temples:  Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae.  Af

Milford Sound
Mar 10, 2023 to Mar 25, 2023
Price: From $11,690
Duke Leaders: Dr. Keith M. Sullivan
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Known for its magnificent seashores and landscapes, imposing fiords, rich wildlife, verdant vineyards on rolling hills, the indigenous Maori culture, and a population renowned for its friendliness, New Zealand is an enchanting place to explore. An island nation, New Zealand is best discovered on a cruise, and the new Minerva, with its superb staterooms and suites that accommodate a maximum of 152 guests, elegant lounges and ample outdoor deck space, is the right cruise ship for such a voyage.

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Mar 12, 2023 to Mar 18, 2023
Price: TBD
Duke Leaders: Dr. Quinton Dixie
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s was a struggle for social justice and an end to institutional racism, disenfranchisement, and racial segregation in the United States.  In Alabama, the cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma were host to some of the most significant events of the decades-long campaign. Here, the Movement's national leadership took shape and tens of thousands of people came together to advance the cause against remarkable odds and violent resistance.

Coastal city
Mar 16, 2023 to Mar 27, 2023
Price: From $6,297, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of history and hospitality, on this exceptional 12-day small group journey. Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, with its “White City” district – a UNESCO site, and ancient Jaffa.  Experience the unique Ein Hod artists’ village.  In Galilee’s hills, overnight at a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz, visiting a local winery and Capernaum’s ruins.  Staying at a historic hotel on the Sea of Galilee’s shores, see the New Testament come to life at Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth.

Farm boats on the water in Asia
Mar 17, 2023 to Apr 4, 2023
Price: From $6,297, per person, double occupancy from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Exotic, diverse, intriguing … Southeast Asia is revealed on this comprehensive, well-paced 19-day small group adventure, from stunning natural wonders to energetic cities.  Discover Hanoi, Vietnam’s French-accented capital, then cruise on a traditional “junk” through famed Ha Long Bay’s fairytale seascape.  Tour charming Hoi An, riding a boat to its lively central market, and enjoy an interactive Vietnamese cooking class.  An unforgettable experience awaits with three nights in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and extensive touring of the astounding Angkor Wat complex.  In Luang Pra

Coastal view with cacti in the foreground and city in the background
Apr 12, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Visit La Palma’s Mirador de la Concepción for spectacular views of Caldera de Taburiente. Discover iconic Casablanca and enjoy full-day excursions to the island of Tenerife and Teide National Park, the 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh and the ancient city of Fez.

View over the water with Mt. Fuji in the background
Apr 18, 2023 to Apr 29, 2023
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique itinerary, featuring a seven-night cruise across the full length of the historic Inland Sea of Japan, plus three nights at a deluxe hotel in Kyoto. Enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima, to Miyajima and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of these historic ports of Japan and South Korea.

Two male lions resting on the grass
May 7, 2023 to May 20, 2023
Price: From $8,384, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia.  The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district.  Then spending three nights near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, experience this natural wonder and embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise.  Take a wildlife drive in search of the elusive black rhino.  Next is Botswana’s Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night st

View of city built on the side of a hill
May 12, 2023 to May 26, 2023
Price: From $5,774, per person, double occupancy from New York
Duke Leaders: Dr. Lauren Ginsberg
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Delight in a special 15-day exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Apulia, the alluring “boot heel,” enjoying Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and unique hotels.  Your small group first experiences Sicily’s intriguing cultural heritage with four nights in Taormina.  Encounter archaeological wonders in Agrigento’s remarkable “Valley of the Temples.”  After a visit to Mt.

Streets of Montmartre
May 13, 2023 to May 21, 2023
Price: From $3,795
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.

View of Eilean Donan Castle surrounded by water
May 18, 2023 to May 27, 2023
Price: From $7,895
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Discover the legacy of the Celts in France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland on this spectacular educational journey. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy—each guided by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE, in Cherbourg, France. Continue your journey through the heart of Dublin, Ireland, to Wales, onward to Tobermory and Isles of Iona, and then explore Glasgow, Scotland.

Large castle at the base of a mountain with large body of water in front of it
May 18, 2023 to May 30, 2023
Price: From $6,092, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kevin White
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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.

Street and buildings of Prague with sun setting in the background
May 21, 2023 to Jun 2, 2023
Price: From: $5,295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore grand, regal cities rich in culture and compelling history on this exceptional, 11-night journey through Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. From beautifully conserved old towns to lovingly rebuilt historic centers, admire Central Europe’s old-world grandeur in Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague. You’ll also relish visits to colorful Poznań, Poland, and Dresden, Germany, filled with baroque gems. Special highlights include a private Chopin concert, an Elbe River cruise through the picturesque Saxon Alps and a Polish vodka tasting.

Turkey Blue Mosque building pictured with water and city in background
May 23, 2023 to Jun 6, 2023
Price: From $4,692, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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

Sky view of buildings in Zaragoza
May 23, 2023 to Jun 2, 2023
Price: From $4,295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Discover distinctive, captivating facets of Spain, from Catalonia to Basque Country, on this rewarding, nine-night, first-class journey through the northeast! In beautiful Barcelona, Catalonia’s jewel along the Mediterranean, admire magnificent architecture by the great Catalán Modernist masters, including Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familía. Enjoy a hands-on Catalán cooking session and a guided walk in the Gothic District, plus choose to tour an exquisite modernist home or explore the city’s Jewish heritage. In Zaragoza, Aragón’s capital, delight in its splendid baroque cathedral.

Castle with large trees infront of it
Jun 1, 2023 to Jun 17, 2023
Price: From $5,592, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Discover Bulgaria, with its mix of East and West, rugged mountains and Black Sea coast; and Romania, home of crenellated castles and fabled Transylvania.  This exceptional 17-day small group tour begins in historic Sofia.  Visit the Boyana Church and Rila Monastery, both UNESCO sites.  Experience a folkloric performance and a cooking class.  After discovering culturally rich Plovdiv with its charming old town, take in the Black Sea resort of Varna.  Witness history at more UNESCO sites: Nessebar, the Madara Rock Horseman, and Ivanovo’s Rock-Hewn Churches.  Buch

Castle over the water
Jun 12, 2023 to Jun 23, 2023
Price: From $5,197, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Discover beloved Provence, nestled between the Rhone and the Mediterranean, on this 12-day small group journey par excellence.  A three-night stay in charming Aix-en-Provence offers a quintessential Provençal experience, from an excursion to the scenic Luberon region, including a Renaissance château and picturesque Roussillon, to visiting Cézanne’s studio and dinner and a tasting at a winery.  In the rugged Camargue, explore historic Arles, experience life at a traditional ranch, and see the region’s iconic pink flamingos.  After touring medieval Aigues-Mortes, witness the im

River running over rocks with mountains in the background
Jun 17, 2023 to Jun 28, 2023
Price: From $5,596, per person, double occupancy from Newark
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 quaint Brora, stop at bonnie Loch Lomond and dramatic Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots.  Embark on a stunning Isle of Skye excursion and a boat ride on

Long road over green hills leading towards a snow covered mountain in the background
Jun 20, 2023 to Jun 30, 2023
Price: From $6,997, per person, double occupancy from Seattle
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as your small group explores the varied landscapes and noteworthy cities of Alaska, America’s Last Frontier, 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.

Langjokull ice cave entrance with sunlight breaking through
Jul 11, 2023 to Jul 16, 2023
Price: From $6,780 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal activity. Set out by Zodiac from National Geographic Resolution to view towering cliffs teeming with nesting seabirds and snow-capped plateaus rising into the clouds. Explore the legacy of Viking explorers and intrepid fishermen as you visit historic villages.

Overlooking water with a city in the background
Jul 21, 2023 to Aug 1, 2023
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

This sensational 10-night journey aboard a first class small ship reveals Croatia’s incredible bounty, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise. Spend three nights in vibrant Zagreb, home to Mirogoj Cemetery and the beautiful St. Mark’s church. Travel to Plitvice National Park, an astonishing natural marvel; then board your first-class ship to indulge in the treasured Dalmatian coast and its jewel-colored waters. Each day reveals a new port of call, a sunny island or an exquisite secluded bay.

Herd of elephants with large snow cap mountain in the back view
Jul 25, 2023 to Aug 9, 2023
Price: From $10,496, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Unparalleled wildlife viewing, top-rated lodges, and gracious local people – all await your small group on safari in alluring Kenya and Tanzania for 16 days.  Beginning in cosmopolitan Nairobi, encounter many highlights, from grassland plains to Mt.

Docked boats along city shore with brightly colored buildings
Aug 1, 2023 to Aug 10, 2023
Price: From $6,695
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Discover the legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history with visits to six countries and two notable guest speakers. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa. Explore the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states with excursions to Gdańsk, Poland; Visby, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; and Tallinn, Estonia. Enhance your journey with the Wonders of Norway Pre-Program and/or the Splendors of Stockholm Post-Program Options.

Itinerary

small town nestled in a valley with rocky mountains on both sides
Aug 2, 2023 to Aug 11, 2023
Price: From $4,295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Embrace Switzerland’s dreamy scenery on an eight-night journey for active travelers! This enchanting land is yours to behold, from its snowcapped summits to winding footpaths and unfettered blue skies. Begin in gorgeous Interlaken, nestled beneath the peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland. Enjoy visits to Brienz, famed for its traditional wood carvings; Kandersteg, a paradise for nature lovers and Lauterbrunnen with its storybook ambience.

Seals on the beach with cruise ship in the background
Aug 5, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023
Price: From $8,100
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

“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.

boat going through glacier
Aug 5, 2023 to Aug 12, 2023
Price: From $7,560
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

With 30+ years of exploration in Alaska, we know when and where to go to get you up-close to Alaska’s iconic wildlife. Travel aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest and actively explore a land of mist-shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers, and islands teeming with wildlife. Kayak amid glacial ice, hike an old growth forest, spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park exploring and learning about Alaska’s rich Tlingit heritage from an on-board cultural interpreter.

Looking over flowers at Niagara falls
Sep 18, 2023 to Sep 25, 2023
Price: From $5,695
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Admire magnificent coastal scenery and discover nearly two centuries of North American innovation and maritime history on this one-of-a-kind cruise itinerary from Toronto to Milwaukee featuring all five Great Lakes. Experience the thunderous force of Niagara Falls, the historical charm of Mackinac Island, the unspoiled beauty of the UNESCO‑inscribed Niagara Escarpment, the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation in Detroit and. Transit the Welland Canal and Soo Locks, among the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.

Train dining car with tables set
Sep 19, 2023 to Sep 25, 2023
Price: From $6,499
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Discover the majestic beauty of Canada on a nostalgic rail journey that brings back the golden age of train travel. Leave the city center behind and glide through amazing scenery featuring rugged lake country, gentle prairie fields, picturesque towns, and the snowy peaks of the magnificent Rockies. In addition to marveling at diverse landscapes, this restful and entertaining journey provides delicious meals to savor and is a wonderful opportunity to experience the vastness of Canada in one unforgettable trip.

Lake Orta with building in the background along with mountains
Oct 10, 2023 to Oct 18, 2023
Price: From $4,095
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Discover northern Italy’s lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror emerald hills and craggy Alpine slopes. From your base in Stresa by Lake Maggiore, spend indulgent days exploring beautiful islands and elegant shores dusted with sunlight. Witness a Romanesque basilica on Isola San Giulio, and stroll through charming Bellagio, where poets and writers from around the world have found inspiration. Cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands, home to a lavish island estate and a quaint fishermen’s islet.

The pyramids
Oct 23, 2023 to Nov 6, 2023
Price: From $5,297, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s treasures.  In Cairo, visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Traveling to Abu Simbel for a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise, see its imposing temples – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show – then sail on to ancient Nubia’s other outstanding temples:  Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae.  After touring Aswan’s mas

Large house on a lake with snow capped mountains in the background
Oct 28, 2023
Price: From $7,297, per person, double occupancy from Miami
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Experience Patagonia, the unspoiled wilderness at lands’ end, at two breathtaking national parks, along with the zest of a stay in Buenos Aires, on this exhilarating 14-day small group journey.  Embarking on a day cruise through the storied Strait of Magellan, see Magdalena Island’s immense Magellanic penguin colony.  At a ranch, get a close-up view of Patagonian Chile, meeting cowboys, watching the amazing sheepdogs, and enjoying a traditional asado lunch.  Explore Torres del Paine National Park’s unparalleled landscape on two full-day excursions.  More jaw-dropping sce