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All Alumni Travel

Apr 30, 2018 to May 9, 2018
Price: From $6,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal, visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites and concluding with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge.

May 2, 2018 to May 9, 2018
Price: from $2,795
Duke Leaders: Francis J. Lethem

Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s lovely waterways and canals. As you alight in waterfront towns, customize your cruise with a choice of excursions. In Amsterdam, delight in a vividly colorful tulip garden, pedal through the scenic countryside, or admire the Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces. Discover The Hague, the Dutch government’s cosmopolitan center, walk through Delft’s romantic old town, and select from museum tours featuring fine art or Delft porcelain.

May 3, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Price: from $2,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cosmopolitan Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the sparkling jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline, imbued with a creative spirit that has propelled innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Settle in and explore this enchanting seaside city with a small group of fellow travelers on an exhilarating seven-night adventure. Discover the historic Barri Gòtic neighborhood, and marvel at the whimsical masterpieces of architect Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familía basilica and Casa Batlló.

May 8, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Price: From $7,595
Duke Leaders: TBD

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique, custom-designed itinerary, featuring two nights in Kyoto and a seven-night cruise across the full length of the serene Inland Sea of Japan from Himeji to historic ports of Japan and Ulsan, South Korea. On board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship m.s. L’Austral, featuring only 110 ocean-view Suites and Staterooms, enjoy this 280-mile stretch of scenic, tranquil ocean with port calls at captivating points of interest, including five UNESCO World Heritage sites.

May 9, 2018 to May 17, 2018
Price: from approximately $3,795 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. David F. Bell

Join this exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in world-famous Provence and in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during springtime, the best time of year to visit. Cruise from Provençal Arles to historic Lyon along the fabled Rivers Rhône and Saône aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Provence, launching in 2017. Dock in the heart of each port town and visit the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheater in Arles, the medieval Papal Palace of Avignon, the Roman city of Orange and the legendary Hotel-Dieu in Beaune.

May 10, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Price: from $6,587
Duke Leaders: TBD


May 10, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson

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, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal with 100% ocean-view Suite and Stateroom accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness.

May 12, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Price: from $3,345
Duke Leaders: Anthony S. Brown

The Basque country of Spain and France offers a blend of rich heritage, proud traditions and striking natural beauty. Settle in picturesque San Sebastián and begin exploring on a walking tour along La Concha Bay to see the Old Town and Cathedral. Cross the border into France to visit the villages of St. Jean de Luz, which has a swashbuckling history, and Espelette, where whitewashed homes are decorated with traditional strings of red peppers. Explore the seaside resort of Biarritz and see the historic highlights of Bayonne, including its Gothic Cathedral.

May 19, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Price: from $2,895
Duke Leaders: John Jeffries Martin

Renowned for its turquoise sea, sun-drenched beaches and charming towns, the Italian Riviera has been delighting travelers for centuries. Explore the region of Liguria on a weeklong journey that takes you to seaside towns, colorful villages and historic cities. Settle in Sestri Levante, where brightly colored buildings frame the coastline. Discover Camogli, a local fishing village and enjoy a gelato by the sea. Cruise to iconic Portofino, playground of the glitterati. Visit the walled city of Lucca, and explore Genoa, the ancient maritime republic.

May 31, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Price: from $5,397
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.

Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
Price: from approximately $7,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Paulina Duda

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 Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of the Soviet Union. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star m.s.

Jun 18, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
Price: $3,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

It’s a land of scenes epic in scope, from the immense Grand Canyon and the sinuous Colorado to the sandstone spires of Bryce and the red-rock cliffs of Zion, which your small group – limited to just 24 guests – celebrates.  Begin your 12-day journey in sunshine-blessed Tucson at the renowned 98-acre Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.  Tour Phoenix’s fascinating Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art.  Encounter dazzling Sedona’s towering red sandstone formations with an exhilarating Jeep tour then spend a day at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, a UNESCO site.  Take a thrillin

ship in icey water overlooking glacier
Jun 28, 2018 to Jul 5, 2018
Price: from $6,490
Duke Leaders: TBD

See the iconic wildlife—whales, bears and eagles—amid secluded coves and towering forests. Explore massive glaciers, kayak scenic coastlines, plus see the hidden wonders we’ve discovered in our 30+ years leading Alaska expeditions.

Jun 30, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018
Price: Adults: $4,895 (and child pricing)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Venture into the heart of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, to explore its’ exquisite art and enchanting culture. This gateway to Asia is truly a blend of past and present, where you’ll experience the latest technology and visit landmarks of ancient times.

Jul 9, 2018 to Jul 17, 2018
Price: from approximately $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the stunning beauty and distinct culture of Iceland—one of the world’s most enchanting destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this extraordinary Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Soléal, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers.

Jul 10, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018
Price: Adults: $5,390 (and child and youth pricing)
Duke Leaders: N/A

Vacations with family are among our most enduring, most valuable memories. Beyond wonderful vacations that keep children entertained, active or relaxing outdoors, parents and grandparents also look for travel that enriches the mind and will provide valuable life experiences with their family. From the eternal city of Rome to the treasures of Florence and the brilliance of Venice, this is a family adventure that will inspire in your children an appreciation of diverse cultures a, the love of discovery, a spirit of adventure and an enthusiasm for learning.

Jul 11, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018
Price: from $2,995 (No Single Supplement; limited availability)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the Rhine River’s timeless beauty with the people you love most on a fun and fascinating cruise designed especially for families. Aboard the elegant, first-class Amadeus Silver III, unpack once and enjoy a choice of engaging excursions in Holland, Germany and France. Glide along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and see the Anne Frank House. Witness Kölner Dom, Cologne’s awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral, and sail through the spellbinding Rhine Valley with its forested hills crowned by castles.

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018
Price: $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.

Jul 28, 2018 to Aug 7, 2018
Price: from $4691 (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

Aug 1, 2018 to Aug 10, 2018
Price: Adults: $5,890 (and child and youth pricing)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Peru, with its remarkable archaeological treasures, rich colonial heritage, and colorful indigenous culture, is one of the top family travel destinations in South America.  Enjoy a variety of activities that will appeal to a broad range of ages and interests - from hiking to whitewater rafting to bicycling.

Aug 8, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018
Price: From $9,396
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06

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 17, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018
Price: from $8,100
Duke Leaders: Chantal Reid, James S. Clark

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 31, 2018 to Sep 8, 2018
Price: From $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

With Sicilian wine and cuisine as our inspiration, and a luxurious hotel as our home base, join us as we embrace the beauty of Sicily.

Sep 20, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018
Price: from approximately $5,195 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

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 to Valletta aboard the newest Five-Star expedition ship, Le Lapérouse, launching in 2018 with only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.

Sep 26, 2018 to Oct 10, 2018
Price: From $4,974 (includes international airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

This leisurely 15-day small group exploration of Italy’s northern regions begins with a relaxing three-night stay on Lake Maggiore.  Your lake region touring includes Stresa and Orta San Giulio, and a cruise to Isola Bella, the beautiful island set in the middle of Lake Maggiore.  You travel to the Italian Riviera resort town of Santa Margherita, stopping in Barolo to sample the “king of wines.”  Enjoy a full-day Cinque Terre excursion featuring Vernazza.  Travel by boat to the renowned resort town of Portofino then continue south to beloved Tuscany, stopping in medieval

Oct 2, 2018 to Oct 10, 2018
Price: $3,940
Duke Leaders: Thomas J. Ferraro

Journey to the Amalfi Coast, a serene paradise of majestic mountains, pastel houses and the cerulean Mediterranean Sea. Spend seven nights in your base of Vietri sul Mare and enjoy fascinating excursions and educational programs designed to immerse you in the region’s daily life. Travel a serpentine coastline to Amalfi, and admire Positano, Italy’s most vertical village. Taste buffalo mozzarella at a local dairy farm, and see Paestum’s fascinating Greek ruins.

Oct 3, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Price: From $9,284 (includes international airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Your remarkable 22-day small group journey to the Lands Down Under begins in Cairns.  Ride the historic railway to Kuranda then descend via the Skyrail gondolas.  Board a boat for a day-long excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.  In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and learn about the Walpiri tribespeople’s ancient culture.  Watch the sun set over fabled Ayers Rock.  Travel to Sydney where you tour the iconic Opera House; board a catamaran for a Sydney Harbour cruise; and enjoy ample leisure time.  Tour  Featherdale Wildlife Park, whe

Oct 4, 2018 to Oct 12, 2018
Price: from approximately $5,195 per person
Duke Leaders: Mary "Tolly" Boatwright

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, Five-Star small ship m.s. Le Lyrial, launched in 2015 and featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms. Call on Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history.

Oct 6, 2018 to Oct 13, 2018
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.

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Oct 7, 2018 to Oct 15, 2018
Price: from $2,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Hemingway referred to Paris as “a moveable feast,” and it is still true that the city is bountiful with unique sights, sounds and experiences. On this journey, explore Le Marais, Paris’s aristocratic district, and marvel at iconic Parisian landmarks during an afternoon cruise on the Seine. Taste the flavors of Paris on a tour that showcases French gastronomy. Tour the Opéra Garnier, the inspiration for “The Phantom of the Opera,” and get a special look backstage. Travel to Dijon, a city founded by the Romans, on the high-speed TGV train.

Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 22, 2018
Price: from $3,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

Portugal led the world during the Age of Discovery. Now it is time for the world to rediscover Portugal’s stunning beauty, rich tradition and warm people. Spend three nights in Lisbon and walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest explorers before launching a seven-night cruise of the Douro River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Gil Eanes. Visit Lisbon’s Hieronymite Monastery and the Tower of Belém. Discover pretty Coimbra and the esteemed university in Óbidos. Explore Douro Valley wine country, which produces rich port wine.

Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 22, 2018
Price: from $7,999
Duke Leaders: TBD

Sail aboard the elegant sailing yacht Sea Cloud II to ancient towns and important archaeological sites on both sides of the exquisite Adriatic coast. Embark in Venice aboard an elegant three-masted barque for an unforgettable voyage through the Adriatic, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas, navigating the Dalmatian Coast and the "boot" of Italy.

Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 25, 2018
Price: from $4,495
Duke Leaders: Beth Holmgren

Join this custom-designed, 13-day travel program visiting seven unique countries, two UNESCO World Heritage sites and the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley, a mystical region steeped in natural beauty that remains virtually unknown to Westerners. Cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver III from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of Vienna to the Black Sea.

Oct 23, 2018 to Nov 3, 2018
Price: $5,984 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover a land of transcendent beauty and belief, of history and hospitality.  Begin your singular 12-day small group journey in Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, where touring includes Independence Hall and the “White City” district.  Visit ancient Jaffa, followed by the artists’ village of Ein Hod.  In Galilee, your hotel sits on the grounds of a kibbutz.  Encounter important biblical sites:  Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth.  Continue to Jerusalem for a five-night stay at the legendary King David Jerusalem Hotel.&nbsp

Oct 27, 2018 to Nov 5, 2018
Price: from $6,990
Duke Leaders: TBD

Three-toed sloths, piranhas, squirrel monkeys, tamarins, and white-throated toucans. The tell-tale snort of a pink river dolphin makes all eyes turn to see it glide through mysterious tannin-rich waters.

You may see hundreds of birds roosting and feeding along the riverbanks. The wildlife of Amazon is remarkable in its abundance and staggering diversity. Each day you will set out in search of new creatures in this unique habitat.

Oct 30, 2018 to Nov 13, 2018
Price: From $5,872 (including international airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Your exhilarating 15-day small group Himalayan journey, limited to just 18 guests, begins in Kathmandu.  Visit iconic Swayambhunath Temple, an ancient Buddhist complex.  Continue to culturally rich Patan and enjoy a walk through Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO site.  Share lunch with a Nepalese family and visit renowned 15th-century Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest, most important Buddhist stupa.  See Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s holiest Hindu shrine, and proceed to Nepal’s former capital, Bhaktapur, a UNESCO site.  Take a scenic drive to hilltop Nagarkot village, command

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: TBD

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: TBD

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
Duke Leaders: TBD

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.