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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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To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming travels, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988.

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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.

Sep 23, 2021 to Sep 28, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: Beth Ray-Schroeder '83
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.

Sep 30, 2021 to Oct 14, 2021
Price: From $5,084 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: Dr. J. Clare Woods
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Absorb Croatia’s remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline on this captivating 15-day small group journey.  A tour of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, reveals a gracious city of culture and hospitality, taking in the historic Old Town and the colorful Dolac market.  Spend two nights in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, with its romantic bridges and abundant parkland.  Experience lovely Lake Bled by boat, and journey by train into Postojna Cave’s depths.  Discover charming Opatija and encounter the fascinating history and Mediterranean atmosphere of the alluri

Oct 7, 2021 to Oct 15, 2021
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Embrace the bewitching enchantment, bucolic ambiance, and charismatic culture of Chianti.

Meander through Tuscany’s colorful cities, cypress-studded hilltop towns, classic cucinas, and idyllic vineyards during this small-group journey. Explore this Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike. Each invigorating day is enriched by historical site visits, cultural activities and interactions, memorable cuisine, and festive wine tastings.

Oct 8, 2021 to Oct 16, 2021
Price: From $4,895 plus air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Nicolas Cassar
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Journey to the cradle of Western civilization and the classical world on our comprehensive nine-day Aegean Odyssey. Explore the exquisitely preserved treasures and mythical landscapes of ancient Greece, uncovering layers of architectural history. Cruise to fabled halcyon islands from antiquity aboard the exclusively chartered, state‑of‑the‑art, Five‑Star LE JACQUE CARTIER. Our epic voyage calls on the islands of Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos, Rhodes, Santorini and the Peloponnese Peninsula.
Danube at sunset
Oct 9, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
Price: $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Experience eight European countries and sail the mighty Danube River on this unforgettable journey! Our carefully curated itinerary introduces fascinating landmarks and epic landscapes, including the fairy-tale Wachau Valley. Plus, bookend your adventure with stays in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Prague, Czech Republic. Awaken each day to new discoveries, including Roman ruins, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of the region’s dynamic history. Feast your eyes on Budapest illuminated at night, explore medieval towns and witness the Iron Gate Gorge, an engineering marvel.
Oct 17, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
Price: From $5,590
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Discover the history, geology, excellent food and wine, and the sheer beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The powerful Columbia and Snake Rivers flow through a beautiful land and offer access to fantastic wineries, places to kayak and hike, and extraordinary scenery—you’ll experience it all. Hike to a towering waterfall. Taste local fruit at a local orchard and enjoy views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Visit sites used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while they made their way to the Pacific Coast and learn about their explorations.