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?

Himalayan Kingdoms

October 30 - November 13

Your exhilarating 15-day small group Himalayan journey, limited to just 18 guests, begins in Kathmandu. Visit iconic Swayambhunath Temple, an ancient Buddhist complex. Continue to culturally rich Patan and enjoy a walk through Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO site. Share lunch with a Nepalese family and visit renowned 15th-century Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest, most important Buddhist stupa. See Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s holiest Hindu shrine, and proceed to Nepal’s former capital, Bhaktapur, a UNESCO site. Take a scenic drive to hilltop Nagarkot village, commanding a spectacular Himalayan vista. Fly to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, and experience Bhutanese culture first-hand as you dine with a Bhutanese family. Raise prayer flags at Dochula Pass en route to Punakha. Embark on a thrilling river rafting trip, and reaching historic Paro, tour Ta-Dzong, the national museum. Conclude with a highlight: a visit to the Tiger’s Nest monastery hanging from a cliff some 3,000 feet high.


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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

ship in icey water overlooking glacier
Jun 28, 2018 to Jul 5, 2018
Price: from $6,490
Duke Leaders: Kyle Cavanaugh

See the iconic wildlife—whales, bears and eagles—amid secluded coves and towering forests. Explore massive glaciers, kayak scenic coastlines, plus see the hidden wonders we’ve discovered in our 30+ years leading Alaska expeditions.

Jun 30, 2018 to Jul 8, 2018
Price: Adults: $4,895 (and child pricing)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Venture into the heart of Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, to explore its’ exquisite art and enchanting culture. This gateway to Asia is truly a blend of past and present, where you’ll experience the latest technology and visit landmarks of ancient times.

Jul 9, 2018 to Jul 17, 2018
Price: from approximately $5,995 per person

Discover the stunning beauty and distinct culture of Iceland—one of the world’s most enchanting destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this extraordinary Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Soléal, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and glittering glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers.

Jul 10, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018
Price: Adults: $5,390 (and child and youth pricing)
Duke Leaders: N/A

Vacations with family are among our most enduring, most valuable memories. Beyond wonderful vacations that keep children entertained, active or relaxing outdoors, parents and grandparents also look for travel that enriches the mind and will provide valuable life experiences with their family. From the eternal city of Rome to the treasures of Florence and the brilliance of Venice, this is a family adventure that will inspire in your children an appreciation of diverse cultures a, the love of discovery, a spirit of adventure and an enthusiasm for learning.

Jul 11, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018
Price: from $2,995 (No Single Supplement; limited availability)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the Rhine River’s timeless beauty with the people you love most on a fun and fascinating cruise designed especially for families. Aboard the elegant, first-class Amadeus Silver III, unpack once and enjoy a choice of engaging excursions in Holland, Germany and France. Glide along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals and see the Anne Frank House. Witness Kölner Dom, Cologne’s awe-inspiring Gothic cathedral, and sail through the spellbinding Rhine Valley with its forested hills crowned by castles.

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018
Price: $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors o this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists. This trip is perfect for first-time Madagascar explorers – and second-time and third-time! Join this small group for an adventure to experience the unique plants, animals, and culture on the exotic island of Madagascar – including many, many lemurs.