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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

Apr 27, 2024 to May 7, 2024
Price: From $6,999
Duke Leaders: Dr. Daniel Vermeer
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

A confederation of merchant guilds and market towns from the 12th to the 15th centuries, the Hanseatic League fueled unprecedented wealth along Europe’s northern coasts and laid the groundwork for the Renaissance. Set sail on this North Sea voyage from the south of England to Denmark, and explore the extravagant legacy of those riches in the great public buildings, private houses, and above all, the museums that these fortunes built and furnished.

Old town Orvieto
May 7, 2024 to May 16, 2024
Price: From $4,295
Duke Leaders: Jennifer Chambers
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Incredible heritage and culinary history are yours to enjoy on this eight-night escape to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions! During stays in Parma and Cortona, uncover the alluring spirit of these celebrated destinations. Witness Bologna’s porticoes and Parma’s lauded cathedral, and visit charming villages and beautiful farms. Along the way, savor culinary favorites, including balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese and prosciutto, sip locally made wines and learn to cook typical regional dishes.

Residential acropolis
May 16, 2024 to May 29, 2024
Price: $6,990
Duke Leaders: Dr. William Johnson
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Immerse yourself in the rich legacy of the Classical Age epitomized by the incomparable Parthenon in Athens. Byzantine churches and ancient temples in the Naxos countryside vie for your attention with the Venetian architecture of the island’s charming capital. Santorini invites you to explore the miraculously preserved Bronze Age site of Akrotiri, while on Crete, Minoan palaces share pride of place with Venetian and Ottoman influences.

May 18, 2024 to May 26, 2024
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Richard Powell
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris. In the years following World War I, many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light. Through specially designed excursions and enriching talks, you will trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture.

Buildings and street
May 19, 2024 to May 27, 2024
Price: $3,695
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Ferraro
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Explore hidden gems in the enchanting Alentejo countryside on this seven-night, small-group adventure! Discover sparkling marble towns and the breathtaking royal city of Évora. Learn how to prepare authentic Portuguese dishes in a private home and relish a delicious meal at a family-owned winery. Plus, admire the remarkable Roman ruins of Mérida, Spain, and choose to see Lisbon’s cultural riches! Enjoy a deluxe hotel in picturesque Vila Viçosa, guided tours and enriching lectures. No single supplement!

May 24, 2024 to Jun 9, 2024
Price: From $6,174
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Fortified cities and fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular 17-day small group journey.  Your travels begin with highlights and independent exploration of fascinating Lisbon.  In Oporto, take a Douro River cruise and sample the region’s famed port wine.  Discover beautiful Santiago de Compostela – last stop along the celebrated Way of St.