Upcoming Trips

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All Alumni Travel

May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Price: From $4,684 per person including air fare
Duke Leaders: Neil McWilliam, Olga Grlic
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Sarah Beckwith
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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 $5,895 per person
Duke Leaders: Tony Brown
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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. 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
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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

Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Price: From $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

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 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
Trip Status: Taking Pre-registration

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
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)
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 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 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 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
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 Pre-registration

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
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.

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.

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.

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. Lucia before returning to Barbados.

Jan 28, 2020 to Feb 10, 2020
Price: $10,890 plus international air
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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 13, 2020 to Mar 4, 2020
Price: From $6,597 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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: Waiting for the brochure
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: Waiting for the brochure

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

Israel: Timeless Wonders
Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 18, 2020
Price: From $6,157 including all airfare
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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 30, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020
Price: $6,157 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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.

May 11, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Price: From $6,394 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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: Waiting for the brochure

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 26, 2020 to Jun 10, 2020
Price: From $4,797 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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 31, 2020 to Jun 13, 2020
Price: From $7,684 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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.

Jul 26, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020
Price: From $9,796 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

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.

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

Oct 8, 2020 to Oct 24, 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 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, depart on a classic four-

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.