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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

Castle on a hill with town in background
Sep 29, 2023 to Oct 7, 2023
Price: From $5,995
Duke Leaders: Beth Ray-Schroeder '83
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Few regions sum up the quintessential appeal of France better than the Dordogne. With its astonishing array of medieval towns and ancient castles, prehistoric caves, hanging gardens, spectacular views, and luxuriant countryside, the Dordogne has long been a favorite getaway for Europeans. Savor epicurean delights, a laid-back pace of life, and some of the oldest artwork ever created in this beautiful region writer Henry Miller said “gives me hope for the future of the race, for the future of the earth itself.”

Lake Orta with building in the background along with mountains
Oct 10, 2023 to Oct 18, 2023
Price: From $4,095
Duke Leaders: Dr. Luciana Fellin
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Discover northern Italy’s lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror emerald hills and craggy Alpine slopes. From your base in Stresa by Lake Maggiore, spend indulgent days exploring beautiful islands and elegant shores dusted with sunlight. Witness a Romanesque basilica on Isola San Giulio, and stroll through charming Bellagio, where poets and writers from around the world have found inspiration. Cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands, home to a lavish island estate and a quaint fishermen’s islet.

Buildings with vegetation in foreground
Oct 15, 2023 to Oct 28, 2023
Price: From $5,297
Duke Leaders: Dr. Abdullah Antepli
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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 private ho

The pyramids
Oct 23, 2023 to Nov 6, 2023
Price: From $5,297, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s treasures.  In Cairo, visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Traveling to Abu Simbel for a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise, see its imposing temples – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show – then sail on to ancient Nubia’s other outstanding temples:  Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae.  After touring Aswan’s mas

Large house on a lake with snow capped mountains in the background
Oct 28, 2023
Price: From $7,297, per person, double occupancy from Miami
Trip Status: ONE SINGLE AVAILABLE - Call (919) 684-2988

Experience Patagonia, the unspoiled wilderness at lands’ end, at two breathtaking national parks, along with the zest of a stay in Buenos Aires, on this exhilarating 14-day small group journey.  Embarking on a day cruise through the storied Strait of Magellan, see Magdalena Island’s immense Magellanic penguin colony.  At a ranch, get a close-up view of Patagonian Chile, meeting cowboys, watching the amazing sheepdogs, and enjoying a traditional asado lunch.  Explore Torres del Paine National Park’s unparalleled landscape on two full-day excursions.  More jaw-dropping sce

View from side of boat of blue skys reflecting on blue waters
Oct 28, 2023 to Nov 5, 2023
Price: From $8,730
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From the headwaters of the mighty Amazon to living Inca culture, embark on a bucket-list adventure over 9 action-packed days in Peru. Your expedition begins in Lima—Peru’s thriving capital. Drive through the Sacred Valley, and learn about traditional art with a demonstration of Inca weaving at a special lunch. Enjoy a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River Inkaterra Machu Picchu. You’ll have a full day to explore this historic sanctuary before heading to Cusco, the imperial capital of the Inca.