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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

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

Castle Vista
Aug 7, 2021 to Aug 16, 2021
Price: From $5,495
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the inspiring history, exuberant culture, and fascinating sites of Scotland—from the bustling cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, to the windswept islands of Skye and Arran—and the Highlands themselves.

Aug 9, 2021 to Aug 19, 2021
Price: From $4,487
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural awaits your small group on this engaging 11-day tour. The Peruvian adventure begins with Lima’s highlights, both colonial and modern, including the historic Casa Aliaga and the renowned Larco Herrera Museum.  In historic Cuzco, visit the sacred sites of Koricancha and Santo Domingo. Experience Peru’s rich cultural heritage in the beautiful Sacred Valley, exploring Pisac’s colorful Indian market, admiring Ollantaytambo’s massive ruins, and visiting indigenous villages. After a scenic train ride, encounter Machu P
Sep 2, 2021 to Sep 15, 2021
Price: From $7,797
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist
From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti plains and exotic Zanzibar, your small group encounters the breadth of peaceful Tanzania’s riches on this enthralling 14-day adventure.  Set out on a wildlife drive in beautiful Arusha National Park, then experience Tarangire – renowned for its numerous elephants and iconic baobab trees – during a two-night stay.  Spend two nights in a safari lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO site, descending to the magnificent crater’s floor for an unforgettable wildlife drive. See Olduvai Gorge, famous for the prehistoric
Camel ride in Bruzelius
Sep 14, 2021 to Sep 27, 2021
Price: From $5,297
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 Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, and medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants.  Dine with local people in a
Sep 18, 2021 to Oct 9, 2021
Price: From $9,084
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Waitlist Only
The Lands Down Under and small group touring make for a perfect combination on this wide-ranging 22-day journey. Beginning in Cairns, ride the historic railway to Kuranda, then descend via a Skyrail gondola.  Swim and snorkel during a day-long Great Barrier Reef excursion. In Alice Springs, embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour, meeting Walpiri tribespeople, and enjoy a traditional “bushman’s” dinner.  Watch the sunset at fabled Ayers Rock.  Highlights during a three-night Sydney stay include a Sydney Harbour catamaran cruise, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and the
Sep 23, 2021 to Sep 28, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the beauty of New England in the fall with the historic rail lines and trains that once were the center of tourism for the region. A rail expert will transport the group back in time while traveling on four restored rail routes in Maine and New Hampshire.