Explore the world with Duke

Duke Travels

DAA’s alumni travel program opens the world to you, immersing you in exotic cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to augment your experiences. So where do you want to go next?

Where do you want to go in 2021? See our list of trips.

Barging from Bruges to Amsterdam: Aboard Magnifique III

May 15 - 23, 2020

From medieval Bruges in Belgium to the vibrant Dutch capital of Amsterdam, follow meandering rivers and canals through storybook villages and idyllic countryside aboard the boutique riverboat Magnifique III. During optional daily bike tours (averaging two to three hours of easy cycling on flat terrain), pedal along scenic canal-side paths, stopping to explore medieval villages, windmills, and farmland. Non-bikers may take guided walking tours to enjoy a variety of fascinating historic and cultural sites.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Apr 27, 2020 to May 6, 2020
Price: From $5,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: John Jeffries Martin
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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 $7,695
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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: Taking Reservations

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 12, 2020 to May 26, 2020
Price: $3,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: J. Clare Woods
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 15, 2020 to May 23, 2020
Price: From $5,499
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From medieval Bruges in Belgium to the vibrant Dutch capital of Amsterdam, follow meandering rivers and canals through storybook villages and idyllic countryside aboard the boutique riverboat Magnifique III. Begin in Bruges with a look at some of the city’s hidden artistic gems. Stop in Ghent, and then in Dendermonde, admire the former Cloth Hall on Market Square or tour a local brewery. In Antwerp visit the 17th-century Rubens House.

May 26, 2020 to Jun 10, 2020
Price: From $4,195 plus air
Duke Leaders: Beth Holmgren
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.

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