Upcoming Trips

Begin planning 2020 now! Click here to see our List of 2020 Travel Programs and let us know what interests you at travel@daa.duke.edu.

All Alumni Travel

Jun 29, 2019 to Jul 7, 2019
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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)
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 $6,092 total per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Jesko A. von Windheim
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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)
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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. Travel from grassland plains to Mt.

The Majestic Great Lakes
Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Price: from approximately $5,499 per person INCLUDING AIRFARE
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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

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?

Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019
Price: from $5795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Carol Apollonio
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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.

Aug 5, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019
Price: from $3,395
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise around 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
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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: Caroline Bruzelius
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 $4,997 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and powerful waterfalls; hugely abundant bird life and just 300,000 people; and where the sun never sets for six splendid weeks.

Oct 3, 2019 to Oct 11, 2019
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: Beth Ray-Schroeder '83
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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: 15 days from $4,878 (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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.

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

Tap into your sense of adventure and take the journey of a lifetime to Peru and the Amazon rainforest. 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, Sacsayhuamán and the Sacred Valley. Take a train ride into a cloud forest to the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu, and cruise into the rainforest aboard the exclusively chartered Delfin III.

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

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
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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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Jan 24, 2020 to Jan 31, 2020
Price: from $8,999 (air additional)
Duke Leaders: Reeve Huston
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Delve into the history and culture of the Caribbean during a cruise aboard the legendary Sea Cloud. From Barbados, sail to Nevis, the birthplace of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, to visit his childhood home. Call at St. Kitts and St. Eustatius, two small islands whose histories shaped the course of the American Revolution. Enjoy the white-sand beaches of St. Barthélemy before stepping ashore at Iles des Saintes, site of a significant naval battle between the British and the French. Explore the natural volcanic wonders of St.

Jan 28, 2020 to Feb 10, 2020
Price: $10,890 plus international air
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Travel to the White Continent. Join Duke Faculty and friends on 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.

Feb 5, 2020 to Feb 13, 2020
Price: from $4,995 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal. Spend one night in a deluxe hotel in San José, Costa Rica, then cruise for seven nights from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, to Colón, Panama, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont d’Urville, launching in 2019 and featuring the world’s first luxury underwater observatory. Experience a daylight passage through the awe-inspiring Panama Canal and explore the terrestrial wonders of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park and Curú National Wildlife Refuge.

Feb 13, 2020 to Mar 4, 2020
Price: From $6,597 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Exotic, diverse, intriguing … Southeast Asia is revealed on this comprehensive, well-paced 21-day small group adventure, from stunning natural wonders to timeworn temple ruins and energetic cities both ancient and modern. Set out to discover Hanoi, Vietnam’s French-accented capital, then cruise through the fairytale seascape of famed Ha Long Bay. In the ancient port of Hoi An, visit the colorful central market and take an interactive Vietnamese cooking class. An unforgettable experience awaits in Siem Reap, Cambodia: extensive touring of the astounding Angkor Wat complex.

Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 1, 2020
Price: From $5,995 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Journey with us on this 10-night, custom-designed itinerary and circumnavigate the South Island of New Zealand to experience inimitable natural wonders that exist nowhere else on Earth. Cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the South Island for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Lapérouse—featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony, and the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first luxury, underwater Observation Lounge.
Feb 21, 2020 to Mar 5, 2020
Price: From $5,179 including all airfare
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 Casablan

Mar 6, 2020 to Mar 13, 2020
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Explore Mexico City and Oaxaca, two remarkable cities and world-renowned repositories of art and architectural treasures that span the centuries. Scattered throughout Mexico City’s urban core are oases of beauty, from the colorful, dynamic murals that adorn dozens of public buildings to the artful domestic ambience of the homes of Frida Kahlo and Dolores Olmedo. Playful forms, graceful decorations, and bright colors seem to be everywhere in Oaxaca, considered by many to be Mexico’s most beautiful colonial city.

Israel: Timeless Wonders
Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 18, 2020
Price: From $6,157 including all airfare
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of history and hospitality, on this exceptional 12-day small group journey, which has been customized by your Faculty Hosts, Drs.

Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Price: $3,740
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we’ll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches.

Mar 30, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020
Price: $6,157 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
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.

Apr 27, 2020 to May 6, 2020
Price: From $5,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England and commemorates the historic D-Day landings. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Dumont d’Urville, launching in 2019 and featuring only 92 suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and conclude with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D.

May 5, 2020 to May 18, 2020
Price: From $7,390
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join this one-of-a-kind 12-night sojourn on three continents to explore the ancient treasures and engineering marvels of the greatest civilizations of Jordan, Egypt and Greece. Spend three nights in Amman to visit the well-preserved Greco-Roman town of Jerash and one night adjacent to the “rose‑red city” of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

May 6, 2020 to May 14, 2020
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Join this specially arranged, 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 historic Lyon to Provençal Arles along the fabled Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence. Enjoy an excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards for a private wine tasting at the Château Montmelas and a walking tour of Lyon, France’s gastronomique gateway.

May 11, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Price: From $6,394 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Becker
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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.

May 12, 2020 to May 26, 2020
Price: From $4,192 including all airfare
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 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 ruins.

May 16, 2020 to May 23, 2020
Price: From $7,999
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Bruges to Amsterdam Aboard Magnifique III

May 26, 2020 to Jun 10, 2020
Price: From $4,797 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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

May 30, 2020 to Jun 7, 2020
Price: From $5,195 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
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.

May 31, 2020 to Jun 13, 2020
Price: From $7,684 including all airfare
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.

Jun 1, 2020 to Jul 1, 2020
Price: From $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors to 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 explorersand 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 Madagascarincluding many, many lemurs.

Jun 4, 2020 to Jun 16, 2020
Price: From $4,395
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Experience the remarkable history, charming coastal towns, and extraordinary natural beauty that make up the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Part of an area historically known as “New France,” this vital waterway with its picturesque islands is home to a boundless variety of wildlife under the sea and on land.

Begin in Quebec City, the provincial capital—and one of the oldest settlements in North America—before embarking upon the Ocean Endeavour for 10 days cruising the seaway, with extensive time to explore the area during Zodiac excursions and various shore landings.

Jun 9, 2020 to Jun 19, 2020
Price: From $6,995 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Voyage through the pristine beauty of the Arctic Circle on this unique 11-day itinerary featuring an extraordinary seven-night cruise on the Five-Star, eco-friendly L’Austral, exclusively chartered for your expedition. Visit during the region’s most enchanting season, when shimmering ice basks in the midnight sun’s constant glow. Sail the shores of secluded Spitsbergen, the jewel of Norway’s seldom visited Svalbard archipelago; see glaciers crease and calve in luminous blues; and look for the “King of the Arctic,” the polar bear.

Jun 10, 2020 to Jun 18, 2020
Price: From $3,395 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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.

Jun 13, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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.

Jun 21, 2020 to Jun 29, 2020
Price: From $6,795 with Round-Trip Air Included from Select Cities†
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 newest Five‑Star expedition ship, Le Bellot, launching in 2020, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observation lounge.

Jul 12, 2020 to Jul 25, 2020
Price: From $9,995
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 22, 2020 to Jul 31, 2020
Price: From $3,695 plus air
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 24, 2020 to Aug 2, 2020
Price: from $7,190
Duke Leaders: Andy Read
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 26, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020
Price: From $9,796 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
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.

Aug 2, 2020 to Aug 9, 2020
Price: From $7,100 ($500 discount for age 17 and under) plus airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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:

  1. Venture into a land of mist shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers and islands teeming with wildlife

  2. Hike through lush forests to cascading waterfalls, and ride Zodiacs into secluded inlets to look for brown bears

Sep 3, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Price: from $5,995 - air included for select gateways* and NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Tap into your sense of adventure and take the journey of a lifetime to Peru and the Amazon rainforest. 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, Sacsayhuamán and the Sacred Valley. Take a train ride into a cloud forest to the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu, and cruise into the rainforest aboard the exclusively chartered Delfin III.

Sep 12, 2020 to Sep 19, 2020
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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.

Sep 19, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020
Price: From $3,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Immerse yourself in the rich culture, proud traditions and striking natural beauty of Basque Spain and France on this seven-night adventure. Head off to San Sebastián, Spain, on lovely La Concha Bay, a bustling beach town and foodie’s delight with fine dining, tapas bars and cafés. See the historic highlights of Bayonne, France, including its Gothic cathedral, and stroll in Biarritz, a seaside resort favored by socialites and surfers alike. Visit the villages of St-Jean-de-Luz and Espelette, where strings of red peppers decorate whitewashed homes.

Sep 21, 2020 to Oct 5, 2020
Price: From $4,984 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Absorb Croatia’s remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline on this captivating 15-day small group journey.  A tour of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, reveals a gracious city of culture and hospitality, taking in the historic Old Town and the colorful Dolac market.  Spend two nights in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, with its romantic bridges and abundant parkland.  Experience love

Sep 26, 2020 to Oct 4, 2020
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.

Oct 8, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Price: From $4,795 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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.

Oct 9, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Price: From $4,695
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Venture into a fairy tale on this immersive tour of the French region of Alsace. Situated on the cusp of the Franco-German border, this charming region features a unique character sure to enchant visitors. With picturesque timbered houses surrounded by local artisans and imposing hilltop castles amid rolling vineyards, the region offers unique local colors and flavors. From our two bases in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Strasbourg and the historic city of Colmar we will explore the best the region has to offer, visiting wineries, studios, and historic villages.

Oct 10, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020
Price: from $5,895 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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.

Oct 14, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
Price: From $3,595 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily is a diverse outpost once ruled by ancient Greeks, the Phoenicians, Arabs, French and Spanish, just to name a few. Immerse yourself in Sicily’s myths, legends and tumultuous past while staying in first-class accommodations in three different areas: Palermo, Caltagirone and Taromina. In bustling Palermo, explore ancient landmarks and its liveliest market. See medieval castles in Erice, a Doric temple in Segesta, and Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples.

Oct 18, 2020 to Nov 3, 2020
Price: $4,987 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches.  Staying at excellent hotels, your small group travels the classic Golden Triangle:  bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput.  The 17-day exploration begins with Old and New Delhi’s important sights.  Discovery of the “pink city” of Jaipur includes the stunning Haw

Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 3, 2020
Price: From $8,182 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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 Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 2, 2020
Price: From $4,597 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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,

Oct 24, 2020 to Oct 29, 2020
Price: From $4,995 + Intl air charter from Winnipeg to Churchill
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

We are thrilled to present you with a special opportunity to witness one of the largest confluences of polar bears in the world. Much like the bears themselves, visitors make their way to Churchill each fall when temperatures drop, brimming with anticipation. The reward: experiences of a lifetime.

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

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.