Upcoming Trips

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All Alumni Travel

Jan 26, 2019 to Feb 8, 2019
Price: $10,890 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Andy Read

Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L’ Austral, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer.

Feb 15, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019
Price: from $4,979 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Dr. David F. Bell

On this fascinating 14-day small group journey, your eyes and heart are opened to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.  Begin with a tour of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, and cross the river to Sale for lunch in a private home.  Visit Volubilis’ Roman ruins, one of five UNESCO sites you encounter.  Travel on to Fez with its fascinating medina, and embark on a sunset camel excursion to Merzouga’s breathtakingly beautiful sand dunes.  View spectacular scenery en route to Ouarzazate in the snow-topped High Atlas, including drama

Feb 20, 2019 to Mar 1, 2019
Price: from $7,530
Duke Leaders: TBD

Each year California gray whales pause during their migrations to birth and nurse their calves in the Bahía Magdalena lagoons. For most travelers, the only opportunity to observe the mothers and calves is to bus across the peninsula for a day trip.

Feb 27, 2019 to Mar 15, 2019
Price: from $4,187 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 16-day small group journey.  Begin your tour in French-accented Hanoi, and take a full-day excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay.  Tour Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum, and visit Hoi An and its charming Old Town, a UNESCO site.  See local life up close on a walking tour of a farming settlement.  Proceed to the imperial capital Hue, where you explore the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO site.  Cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda.  Travel to Can Tho in southern

Mar 4, 2019 to Mar 18, 2019
Price: from $4,497 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Mbaye Lo

Journey through antiquity and delve into a storied land’s many treasures.  Your 15-day immersion in Egypt’s inestimable historic atmosphere begins in Cairo and its environs with the acclaimed Egyptian Museum and Memphis’s open-air museum with its colossus of Ramses II.  Continue on to splendid Sakkara, burial site of royalty for 3,000 years, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza guarded by their enigmatic Great Sphinx.  Embark on a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia, from Abu Simbel, with a sound-and-light show; to the exploration of Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, Kalabs

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 20, 2019
Price: from $7,245

Travel to southern Africa on an adventure that will exceed all expectations and reveal stunning contrasts, fascinating tribal cultures and cities firmly established in the modern age. From Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and beyond to the Cape of Good Hope. Visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Thrill to sighting big game with naturalist guides from Thornybush Nature Reserve. Visit Soweto Township to meet young people engaged in a local youth center. Travel through South Africa and Zimbabwe aboard the vintage Rovos Rail luxury train.

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 12, 2019
Price: from $5,760
Duke Leaders: TBD

Belize-only dates: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Saturday, March 10, 2019

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 12, 2019
Price: From $4,695 plus international air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Elude the depths of winter and experience seafaring in its most timeless form on this custom-designed, seven-night sailing experience amid the Caribbean’s tropical Windward Islands. Enjoy classic “life under sail”—the very best way to see the islands—aboard the exclusively chartered, 64-passenger, three-masted motor yacht Le Ponant, featuring all ocean-view Staterooms and an Observation Platform, ideal for viewing marine life and snorkeling amidst colorful coral reefs. Cruise from St.

Mar 6, 2019 to Mar 19, 2019
Price: from $6,795
Duke Leaders: TBD

In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. Explore Singapore’s Malaysian and Chinese roots in traditional neighborhoods and taste homemade dumplings at a cooking demonstration. Embark on a two-night train journey to Bangkok aboard the elegant Eastern & Oriental Express, which transports you back to the golden age of travel in its cherry-paneled cars.

Apr 8, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Price: from $5,957 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama, Kanazawa, and Nara.

Apr 22, 2019 to Apr 30, 2019
Price: from $2,795 with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD

Glide through the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise and discover Old World cities, picture-perfect towns and centuries of history and culture. This journey aboard an exclusively chartered, first-class river ship features included excursions in Amsterdam, where a special canal cruiser takes you through tree-lined canals to see the city’s highlights; the serene village of Giethoorn, where charming Dutch houses can be reached only on foot or by boat, and Antwerp, which has an impressive medieval cityscape.

May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Price: from $4,195 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

May 19, 2019 to May 27, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Sarah Beckwith

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain with a private balcony in all Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observatory lounge.

May 29, 2019 to Jun 6, 2019
Price: from $4,795
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Bougainville. Enjoy the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands, a glamorous retreat for artists, writers, nobility and gourmands.

Jun 2, 2019 to Jun 12, 2019
Price: from $10,220
Duke Leaders: Susan Lozier P'17

Go deep into the experience of Arctic wildlife in its natural habitat––discovering and observing polar bears, and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. And, this itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth:

Jun 4, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Price: $6,895 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Kristen Neuschel

Featuring Guest Speakers
  Dwight David Eisenhower II, accompanying you to the Normandy Beaches, and
  Allen Packwood, Director of Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge

Jun 9, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Price: From $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors o this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists. This trip is perfect for first-time Madagascar explorers – and second-time and third-time! Join this small group for an adventure to experience the unique plants, animals, and culture on the exotic island of Madagascar – including many, many lemurs.

Jun 23, 2019 to Jul 2, 2019
Price: from approximately $6,495 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont d’Urville, from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port.

Jun 29, 2019 to Jul 7, 2019
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cruise the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur on this delightful seven-night passage to Normandy on the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. In Paris, discover the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter and the Left Bank. An evening cruise shows the city at night. As you travel the Seine, explore Giverny, the home of impressionist painter Monet, and the charming town of Honfleur. On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, visit the D-Day beaches and the Caen Memorial.

Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,295 per person

Join this one-of-a-kind, seven-night, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during the long days of summer. The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal navigates isolated inlets and coves inaccessible to larger vessels, offering a superior viewing experience and bringing you up close to the most spectacular scenery of Canada and southeastern Alaska.

Jul 17, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for lovers of the outdoors as you discover on this 11-day adventure, shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers.  Your nature-focused itinerary brings you face to face with some truly stunning sights, beginning in majestic Glacier National Park, where you board a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus.  Continue on to Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, to hike scenic Whitefish Trail, then savor the striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National Park.  Highlig

Jul 25, 2019 to Aug 7, 2019
Price: from $5,695 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

The towering peaks of the Alps serve as the stunning backdrop for our Swiss and Austrian exploration. As our small group discovers mountain villages and European cities, rides the famed Glacier Express, cruises on glassine lakes, and ascends snowcapped summits, borders disappear and the region’s history – and beauty – enchant one and all.

Classic Safari in Kenya & Tanzania
Jul 27, 2019 to Aug 12, 2019
Price: from$8,695 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Go “on safari” to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, enjoying quintessential wildlife viewing and top-rated lodges and meeting gracious local people.  Your small group limited to 18 guests encounters many and varied highlights, beginning with a tour of Nairobi, Kenya’s cosmopolitan capital.  Travel from grassland plains to Mt.

Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Price: from $7,190
Duke Leaders: Steve Nowicki

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 island’s 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?

Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019
Price: from $5795
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the timeless pageantry and traditional folkways of Russia along the scenic rivers, lakes and canals that link St. Petersburg with Moscow. Cruise for six nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger Volga Dream during this carefully crafted itinerary. Also, enjoy three nights in a Five-Star hotel in St. Petersburg, tsar Peter the Great’s “window on the West,” featuring an early entrance guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, and visits to Catherine Palace in Pushkin and Petrodvorets. Spend one night in the Five-Star Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow.

The Majestic Great Lakes
Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Price: from approximately $5,499 per person INCLUDING AIRFARE
Duke Leaders: TBD

Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you sail the Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Embarking in the cultural hub of Chicago, you’ll leave the Windy City and cruise scenic Lake Michigan on your way to the idyllic Victorian atmosphere of Mackinac Island. Traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, the Midwest’s oldest city; sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay; and explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island.

Aug 5, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019
Price: from $3,395
Duke Leaders: TBD

Explore the heritage of Scotland during a seven-night stay in Edinburgh. Experience both city life in the Scottish capital and country life as you explore the Borders in scenic southern Scotland. Revel in the spectacular pageantry of the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Learn about the tartan tradition from a kilt maker, and taste award-winning craft ales at the brewery of a 900-year-old estate home.

Sep 12, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,795 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville. Call on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes and Santorini, and the Peloponnese Peninsula.

Sep 15, 2019 to Sep 23, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,395 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cruise from picture-perfect Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens. Enjoy a custom-designed, seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Lyrial, featuring balconies in most of its ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations on this comprehensive program including ports inaccessible to larger vessels, such as Hvar, Korčula and the Bay of Kotor.

Sep 26, 2019 to Oct 4, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,395 per person
Duke Leaders: J. Clare Woods

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta. Cruise for seven nights from Rome, Italy, to Valletta, Malta, aboard the newest Five-Star expedition ship, Le Bougainville, launching in 2019 with only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony, and featuring the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first multi-sensory underwater observation lounge.

Sep 29, 2019 to Oct 14, 2019
Price: from $4,995 - NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD

Travel through nine European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, sail the Danube for eight nights and complete your adventure with two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria. During this exciting journey, discover Roman ruins, castles, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of the complex history of this region.

Exploring Iceland
Oct 3, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019
Price: from $4,995 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

We start our 11-day tour of Iceland in Borgarnes and visit the Reyholt Cultural Centre. Tour the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its small fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds. Enjoy three nights in the region’s charming capital, Akureyri.

Oct 3, 2019 to Oct 10, 2019
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Meander through Tuscany’s breathtaking cultural capitals and intimate, cypress-studded hill towns during this small-group journey. Explore this Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike.

Paradores & Pousadas
Oct 5, 2019 to Oct 19, 2019
Price: from $4,295 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Begin your 15-day journey in Lisbon, touring the capital’s highlights - including the Belem Tower - and take an excursion to the National Palace of Queluz. Travel through picturesque Alentejo to one of Portugal’s finest pousadas. The town of Evora is a treasure-trove of Portuguese, Roman, and Moorish heritage and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel to Merida, a Spanish border town boasting outstanding Roman ruins. In Spain’s Andalucia region, discover the beauty and romance of Seville. Visit the renowned Catédral, the world’s largest Gothic building.

An Insider's View to Havana
Oct 5, 2019 to Oct 12, 2019
Price: from $5,499
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us on an exploration of the exciting art and remarkable architecture of Cuba with special entrée to the country’s intellectual community. Spend seven nights in storied Havana with a full day excursion to the beautiful western province of Piñar del Río. Interact with talented artists and cultural leaders, walk through the main squares of atmospheric Old Havana, and enjoy the warm hospitality of this captivating Caribbean nation.

Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 21, 2019
Price: from $5,995 - air included for select gateways* and NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD

Tap into your sense of adventure and take the journey of a lifetime to Peru and the Amazon rain forest. From the modern capital of Lima to the ancient capital of Cusco and Machu Picchu to the Amazon basin, experience the richness of Peruvian culture. See Lima’s colonial architecture, and savor a home-cooked Peruvian dinner at a landmark home. Explore Incan history at Cusco, Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley. Take a train ride into a cloud forest to the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu, and cruise into the rain forest aboard the exclusively chartered Delfin III.

Oct 12, 2019 to Oct 26, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Experience the best of mysterious China and enchanting Tibet—two lands whose stunning beauty forms the backdrop of centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. This exceptional, custom-designed and comprehensive 15-day journey encompasses the breadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,” with three nights in seldom-visited “Sun City” of Lhasa, through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River and to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai.

Mystical India
Nov 5, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. We also search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve; and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.

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