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 2020? See our list of trips.


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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

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
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: $5,195 plus air
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: Dr. Helen "Sunny" Ladd
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: $4,395 plus air
Duke Leaders: Michèle Longino
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