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Duke Travels

Duke Travels is your destination for excellence in educational travel. Journey along with Duke alumni, parents and friends to fascinating places to learn and connect with Duke faculty and host leaders. Our learning adventures combine enriching itineraries, behind-the-scenes visits and stimulating lectures within the context of safety and sustainability.

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Upcoming Travels

All Alumni Travel

The pyramids
Mar 6, 2023 to Mar 20, 2023
Price: From $5,197, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s treasures.  In 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.  Af

Milford Sound
Mar 8, 2023 to Mar 23, 2023
Price: From $11,690
Duke Leaders: Dr. Keith M. Sullivan
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Known for its magnificent seashores and landscapes, imposing fiords, rich wildlife, verdant vineyards on rolling hills, the indigenous Maori culture, and a population renowned for its friendliness, New Zealand is an enchanting place to explore. An island nation, New Zealand is best discovered on a cruise, and the new Minerva, with its superb staterooms and suites that accommodate a maximum of 152 guests, elegant lounges and ample outdoor deck space, is the right cruise ship for such a voyage.

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Mar 12, 2023 to Mar 18, 2023
Price: $3,699
Duke Leaders: Dr. Quinton Dixie
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s was a struggle for social justice and an end to institutional racism, disenfranchisement, and racial segregation in the United States.  In Alabama, the cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma were host to some of the most significant events of the decades-long campaign. Here, the Movement's national leadership took shape and tens of thousands of people came together to advance the cause against remarkable odds and violent resistance.

Coastal city
Mar 16, 2023 to Mar 27, 2023
Price: From $6,297, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of history and hospitality, on this exceptional 12-day small group journey. Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, with its “White City” district – a UNESCO site, and ancient Jaffa.  Experience the unique Ein Hod artists’ village.  In Galilee’s hills, overnight at a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz, visiting a local winery and Capernaum’s ruins.  Staying at a historic hotel on the Sea of Galilee’s shores, see the New Testament come to life at Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth.

Farm boats on the water in Asia
Mar 17, 2023 to Apr 4, 2023
Price: From $6,297, per person, double occupancy from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Exotic, diverse, intriguing … Southeast Asia is revealed on this comprehensive, well-paced 19-day small group adventure, from stunning natural wonders to energetic cities.  Discover Hanoi, Vietnam’s French-accented capital, then cruise on a traditional “junk” through famed Ha Long Bay’s fairytale seascape.  Tour charming Hoi An, riding a boat to its lively central market, and enjoy an interactive Vietnamese cooking class.  An unforgettable experience awaits with three nights in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and extensive touring of the astounding Angkor Wat complex.  In Luang Pra

Coastal view with cacti in the foreground and city in the background
Apr 12, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
Price: From $5,595
Duke Leaders: Dr. Andrew Read
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Visit La Palma’s Mirador de la Concepción for spectacular views of Caldera de Taburiente. Discover iconic Casablanca and enjoy full-day excursions to the island of Tenerife and Teide National Park, the 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh and the ancient city of Fez.