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Pyramids of Egypt
Mar 4, 2021 to Mar 18, 2021
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity begins in storied 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 the massive Aswan High Dam, dep
Southeast Asian Odyssey
Mar 12, 2021 to Mar 30, 2021
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
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
Japan Pagoda
Apr 3, 2021 to Apr 15, 2021
Price: $6,157 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: Dr. Margaret McKean P'05
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
A truly foreign and 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 Imperial Palace, the famed Ginza district, and Tokyo National Museum. Encounter magnificent Mt. Fuji and cruise on scenic Ashi Lake.  After overnighting in a traditional ryokan inn, travel by express train to lovely Takayama in the Japanese Alps.
Centero of Antwerp
Apr 5, 2021 to Apr 13, 2021
Price: $2,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
From the thatched farmhouses and footpaths of fairy-tale Giethoorn to the medieval landmarks of Antwerp, fall in love with the Netherlands and Belgium as you relish their intimate waterways. See bygone eras take shape aboard a first-class river ship for seven nights. In Amsterdam, get a close-up look at 17th-century canals and landmarks on a river cruiser, then choose to dive into acres of colorful tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, bike through charming villages, or gaze at masterpieces by Rembrandt and other Dutch artists at the Rijksmuseum.
Portugal
Apr 23, 2021 to May 3, 2021
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
From Lisbon to the north of Portugal, for 13 days your small group navigates the gentle charms of this country rich in history and blessed with natural beauty, staying in three unique pousadas, Portugal’s famed historic lodgings.  A three-night Lisbon sojourn offers highlights aplenty, including the Monument to the Discoveries, traditional fado music, and an excursion to stunning Pena Palace and seaside Cascais.  Visit the medieval town of Óbidos and spend three nights in a hilltop pousada.  Oporto’s rich history unfolds with a Douro cruise and a port w
Israel: Timeless Wonders
Apr 29, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Price: From $5,795
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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.

Sirmione
May 8, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Join our 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.

May 11, 2021 to May 27, 2021
Price: From $6,494
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Becker
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture. On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia. Discover the showpiece Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, and explore the UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa and Kunya-Urgench. A tour of Khiva’s “inner city,” another UNESCO site, uncovers this Uzbek city’s storied past. In ancient Buhkara, watch silk weavers at work and enjoy a traditional meal in a Sufi miniaturist’s home.

Centero of Antwerp
May 23, 2021 to May 31, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Cruise the Seine in style on this seven-night river journey aboard an exclusively chartered first-class ship. In Paris, witness famed landmarks, tour the Latin Quarter and relish the romantic ambience of this remarkable city from your river vantage. Visit the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and wander among the lily ponds that inspired the famous impressionist. Journey along the scenic Seine to medieval Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart, and 15th-century Chateau de Martainville. Explore the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial.
Provence
May 24, 2021 to Jun 4, 2021
Price:
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 i
Windmill
May 26, 2021 to Jun 3, 2021
Price: $5,999
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
On this trip, cruise aboard the new Magnifique IV, an upscale Dutch-style canal boat with 20 comfortable cabins. Go behind the scenes in the charming town of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland. Experience the Low Countries as the locals do, on optional cycling tours along gentle, even terrain. View nine centuries of architecture, from the 12th-century Gravensteen Castle in Ghent to Zaha Hadid’s futuristic.
May 28, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Price: From $3,695
Duke Leaders: J. Clare Woods
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 engages and beguiles, offering your small group an unparalleled 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, and Topkapi Palace, and a private cruise on the Bosphorus.  Experience haunting Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy, and explore Pergamum’s spectacular ru
May 30, 2021 to Jun 6, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain with 100% ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness.
Train
Jun 1, 2021 to Jun 7, 2021
Price: $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Travel across Canada by rail! Experience this 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.

Jun 2, 2021 to Jun 15, 2021
Price: From $6,895
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 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
Polignano A Mare
Jun 2, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021
Price: $3,095
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Experience an easy-going, languid lifestyle in Italy’s Apulia region, where Mediterranean meals are savored slowly amidst olive groves, ancient seaports and timeless villages. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare, and venture out each day to enjoy the unique character that defines Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot. Marvel at Alberobello’s trulli, conical-roofed limestone homes built without mortar; the ancient cave dwellings in Matera, a 2019 European Capital of Culture; the white hill town of Ostuni; and the baroque city of Lecce.
Jun 6, 2021 to Jun 23, 2021
Price: From $7,159
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Waitlist Only
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.

St. Moritz
Jun 15, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Price: $3,695
Duke Leaders: Thomas J. Ferraro
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
From the high alpine splendor of St. Moritz, Switzerland, to the Italian Lakes tucked into Italy’s Lombardy region — fall in love with two naturally beautiful, culturally distinct countries on this scenic eight-night journey. Spend four nights in St. Moritz, the mountain resort town loved by royals, celebrities and outdoor enthusiasts alike, and journey by train to the colorful Swiss town of Zuoz. Board the Bernina Express and gaze at dramatic vistas as you ride from snowy peaks to temperate Tirano in hours!
Jul 2, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: Andy Read
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos Islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the islands' wildlife and wonders.

Are you interested in seeing the most extraordinary array of animals and birds up close? Would you like to get into the sea with a face mask and snorkel to play with sea lions, turtles, and penguins? Would you like to take the most remarkable photos ever? Would you like to kayak along dramatic shorelines with frigatebirds soaring overhead?

Jul 5, 2021 to Jul 20, 2021
Price: From $6,494
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 11, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Embark upon an unparalleled journey through history on this legendary network of rails. Enjoy modern amenities, comfortable lodging, and exciting excursions as you leisurely traverse two countries by private train during this epic adventure.

Jul 15, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Price: From $6,795 with Round-Trip Air Included from Select Cities†
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
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 Dumont D’Urville, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observation lounge.
Riding Zodiac through glaciers in Alaska
Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 1, 2021
Price: $8,450
Duke Leaders: TBD
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
Zebras
Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 9, 2021
Price: From $9,796 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Unparalleled game 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.
peru
Aug 9, 2021 to Aug 19, 2021
Price: From $4,487
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural awaits your small group on this engaging 11-day tour. The Peruvian adventure begins with Lima’s highlights, both colonial and modern, including the historic Casa Aliaga and the renowned Larco Herrera Museum.  In historic Cuzco, visit the sacred sites of Koricancha and Santo Domingo. Experience Peru’s rich cultural heritage in the beautiful Sacred Valley, exploring Pisac’s colorful Indian market, admiring Ollantaytambo’s massive ruins, and visiting indigenous villages. After a scenic train ride, encounter Machu P
Zebras
Sep 2, 2021 to Sep 15, 2021
Price: From $7,797
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
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
Camel ride in Bruzelius
Sep 14, 2021 to Sep 27, 2021
Price: From $5,297
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 with local people in a
Kangaroos
Sep 18, 2021 to Oct 9, 2021
Price: From $9,084
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Waitlist Only
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
Sep 23, 2021 to Sep 28, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the beauty of New England in the fall with the historic rail lines and trains that once were the center of tourism for the region. A rail expert will transport the group back in time while traveling on four restored rail routes in Maine and New Hampshire.

Cliffs in Ireland
Sep 25, 2021 to Oct 6, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Ireland’s dazzling coastal beauty takes center stage on this magical, 10-night journey! Begin in the east in dynamic Dublin. Then, head westward with stops in Galway and Cong before exploring the breathtaking, untamed Wild Atlantic Way. See Achill Island’s moors and mountains, admire Connemara’s glacier-carved landscape and watch lively dogs herding sheep. Next, venture north on a less explored route to the hidden gem, County Donegal. Be awed by spectacular Slieve League, Ireland’s highest sea cliffs, and see Arranmore Island by land and water.
Sep 30, 2021 to Oct 7, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
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.

waterfall in Ethiopia
Oct 1, 2021 to Oct 15, 2021
Price: $6,197
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
From ancient rock-hewn churches and legendary sites to breathtaking landscapes and rare wildlife, Ethiopia offers your small group a 15-day journey befitting of its noble – and epic – history.  A day’s sightseeing in diverse Addis Ababa includes Lucy’s famous 3.2-million-year-old bones in the National Museum.  Spending two nights on Lake Tana’s shores, visit the Weyto people, travel by boat to see the Zege Peninsula’s ancient churches, and admire the Blue Nile Falls’ beauty.  Tour Gondar’s evocative 17th-century castle complex.  With two nights in exotic Simien Mountai
Israel
Oct 2, 2021 to Oct 13, 2021
Price: From $5,795
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
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.  Based in
Danube at sunset
Oct 6, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
Price: $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Experience eight European countries and sail the mighty Danube River on this unforgettable journey! Our carefully curated itinerary introduces fascinating landmarks and epic landscapes, including the fairy-tale Wachau Valley. Plus, bookend your adventure with stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Prague, Czech Republic. Awaken each day to new discoveries, including Roman ruins, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of the region’s dynamic history. Feast your eyes on Budapest illuminated at night, explore medieval towns and witness the Iron Gate Gorge, an engineering marvel.
Oct 11, 2021 to Oct 19, 2021
Price: From $4,795 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Journey to the cradle of Western civilization and the classical world on our comprehensive nine-day Aegean Odyssey. Explore the exquisitely preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece, uncovering layers of architectural history. Cruise to fabled halcyon islands from antiquity aboard the exclusively chartered, state‑of‑the‑art, Five‑Star LE JACQUE CARTIER. Our epic voyage calls on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, Santorini and the Peloponnese Peninsula.
Oct 17, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Discover the history, geology, excellent food and wine, and the sheer beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The powerful Columbia and Snake Rivers flow through a beautiful land and offer access to fantastic wineries, places to kayak and hike, and extraordinary scenery—you’ll experience it all. Hike to a towering waterfall. Taste local fruit at a local orchard and enjoy views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Visit sites used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while they made their way to the Pacific Coast and learn about their explorations. 

Camels
Nov 2, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021
Price: From $7,995
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-StarLe Jacques Cartier, featuring just 92 elegant Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.

Nov 27, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
Price: From $12,995
Duke Leaders: Andy Read
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Experience one of Earth’s most wondrous cosmic events in pristine Antarctica. Join us aboard the exclusively chartered L’Austral and be among the privileged few to witness the total solar eclipse from the Weddell Sea on December 4, 2021.