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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

Announcing our 2022 Travel Programs: view the printable schedule and send your interest list to duketravels@duke.edu.


Costa Rica
Feb 19, 2022 to Mar 1, 2022
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: Dr. Deborah Gallagher
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, discover a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast, with a small group of no more than 18 travelers.

Zodiac and bird watching at sunset
Mar 4, 2022 to Mar 9, 2022
Price: From $3,810
Duke Leaders: Dr. Xavier Basurto
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we’ll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches.
    Monument of Peace & Justice
    Mar 5, 2022 to Mar 12, 2022
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    Duke Leaders: Dr. Mark Anthony Neal
    Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

    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.

    Pyramids of Egypt
    Mar 7, 2022 to Mar 21, 2022
    Price: From $3,995
    Duke Leaders: Dr. Eric Mlyn
    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.  After touring Aswan’s mas

    Israel
    Mar 24, 2022 to Apr 4, 2022
    Price: From $5,795
    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 N

    Japan Pagoda
    Apr 18, 2022 to Apr 30, 2022
    Price: From $6,584
    Duke Leaders: Dr. Margaret McKean P'05
    Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

    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.

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