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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?

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Rivieras & Islands of Italy, France & Spain: Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Small Ship LE BOUGAINVILLE

May 29 - June 6, 2019

Cruise in comfort for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona while enjoying the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands. Learn about the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Choose to visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence or the Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy a specially arranged excursion in alluring Monte Carlo, Monaco; explore charming Nice; and walk along the vibrant Vieux Port in historic Marseille.


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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Price: From $4,684 per person including air fare
Duke Leaders: Neil McWilliam, Olga Grlic
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

May 19, 2019 to May 27, 2019
Price: From $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Sarah Beckwith
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain with a private balcony in all Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observatory lounge.

May 29, 2019 to Jun 6, 2019
Price: from $5,895 per person
Duke Leaders: Tony Brown
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Bougainville. Enjoy the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands, a glamorous retreat for artists, writers, nobility and gourmands.

Jun 2, 2019 to Jun 12, 2019
Price: from $10,220
Duke Leaders: Susan Lozier P'17
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Go deep into the experience of Arctic wildlife in its natural habitat––discovering and observing polar bears and the other unique creatures of the Arctic ice. This itinerary is focused on delivering that experience in exceptional depth.

Jun 4, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Price: $6,895 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Kristen Neuschel
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Featuring Guest Speakers
  Dwight David Eisenhower II, accompanying you to the Normandy Beaches, and
  Allen Packwood, Director of Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge

Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Price: From $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors to 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.