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?

Where do you want to go in 2020? See our list of trips.

 

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Expedition to Antarctica: Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Ice-Class Ship m.s. L’Austral

January 28 - February 10, 2020

Travel to the White Continent. Join Duke Faculty and friends on this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L’ Austral, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer. Accompanied by the ship’s expert expedition team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe the playful antics of this region’s abundant wildlife—penguins and seals, in particular, are unafraid of human visitors. The expedition team will provide a series of enriching lectures on this pristine wilderness. Spend two nights in the Five-Star InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, including a tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital city.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Jun 29, 2019 to Jul 7, 2019
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Cruise the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur on this delightful seven-night passage to Normandy on the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. In Paris, discover the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter and the Left Bank. An evening cruise shows the city at night. As you travel the Seine, explore Giverny, the home of Impressionist painter Monet, and the charming town of Honfleur. On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, visit the D-Day beaches and the Caen Memorial.

Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,295 per person
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Join this one-of-a-kind, seven-night, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during the long days of summer. The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal navigates isolated inlets and coves inaccessible to larger vessels, offering a superior viewing experience and bringing you up close to the most spectacular scenery of Canada and southeastern Alaska.

Jul 17, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for lovers of the outdoors as you discover on this 11-day adventure, shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers.  Your nature-focused itinerary brings you face to face with some truly stunning sights, beginning in majestic Glacier National Park, where you board a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus.  Continue on to Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, to hike scenic Whitefish Trail, then savor the striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National Park.  Highlig

Jul 25, 2019 to Aug 7, 2019
Price: from $6,092 total per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Jesko A. von Windheim
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The towering peaks of the Alps serve as the stunning backdrop for our Swiss and Austrian exploration. As our small group discovers mountain villages and European cities, rides the famed Glacier Express, cruises on glassine lakes, and ascends snowcapped summits, borders disappear and the region’s history – and beauty – enchant one and all.

Classic Safari in Kenya & Tanzania
Jul 27, 2019 to Aug 12, 2019
Price: from$8,695 per person (including airfare)
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Go “on safari” to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, enjoying quintessential wildlife viewing and top-rated lodges and meeting gracious local people.  Your small group limited to 18 guests encounters many and varied highlights. Travel from grassland plains to Mt.

The Majestic Great Lakes
Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Price: from approximately $5,499 per person INCLUDING AIRFARE
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you sail the Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Embarking in the cultural hub of Chicago, you’ll leave the Windy City and cruise scenic Lake Michigan on your way to the idyllic Victorian atmosphere of Mackinac Island. Traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, the Midwest’s oldest city; sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay; and explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island.

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