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?

Cuba: Arts and History

October 7-14, 2017

Explore of the exciting art and remarkable architecture of Cuba with special entrée to the country’s intellectual community. Spend five days in storied Havana and two days in historic cities on the southern coast: Interact with talented artists and cultural leaders, walk through the main squares of atmospheric Old Havana, visit three beautiful cities and enjoy the warm hospitality of this captivating Caribbean nation. Other highlights will include meeting some of Cuba’s leading artists, visiting Ernest Hemingway’s home and panoramic villages and sites of The Bay of Pigs, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Your study leader is Gary Gereffi P'06, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness at Duke University. See the brochure.

Contact Us

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

Mar 31, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017
from $4,790
Duke Leaders: TBD

From Cézanne’s lavender-infused fields to the vibrant city of Aix-en-Provence and its wealth of decadent gastronomy and warm hospitality, come discover the irresistible attraction of Provence. Live like a local during this unique Art of Living program and embrace opportunities to explore on your own and connect with the region’s people and places. Enjoy a walking tour of Aix, stroll through villages in the Luberon Valley and discover Avignon’s impressive Palace of the Popes.

Apr 6, 2017 to Apr 20, 2017
from $4,478 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Begin your 15-day journey in Lisbon, touring the capital’s highlights - including the Belem Tower - and take an excursion to the National Palace of Queluz. Travel through picturesque Alentejo to one of Portugal’s finest pousadas. The town of Evora is a treasure-trove of Portuguese, Roman, and Moorish heritage and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel to Merida, a Spanish border town boasting outstanding Roman ruins. In Spain’s Andalucia region, discover the beauty and romance of Seville. Visit the renowned Catédral, the world’s largest Gothic building.

Apr 26, 2017 to May 4, 2017
from $2,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Francis J. Lethem

Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best time of year, when Holland’s breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom. Join us for this picturesque nine-day travel program and cruise for seven nights along the Dutch waterways aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, small river ship m.s. Amadeus Silver II, launched in 2015. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life Forum® for a personal perspective of the Low Countries’ modern life and cultural heritage.