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Duke Travels

Duke Travels opens the world to you, immersing you in different cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to enhance your experiences. Where do you want to go next?

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To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988.

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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

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?

Aug 2, 2020 to Aug 9, 2020
Price: Book now for special savings, including free air and 50% off travelers <= age 22.
Duke Leaders: Dr. Emily Klein
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 Waitlist

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 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: $4,195 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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: Taking Waitlist

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.