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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

Mar 5, 2024 to Mar 20, 2024
Price: From $9,193
Duke Leaders: Dr. John Virdin
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Machu Picchu’s enigmatic ruins and the fascinating Galapagos Islands rank among South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the ideal way to experience both.  This outstanding 16-day adventure begins with Lima’s highlights.  Traverse the magnificent Sacred Valley, visiting impressive Incan sites and indigenous villages during a two-night stay.  After taking a scenic train ride to Machu Picchu, tour and absorb this astounding site on two separate days, overnighting nearby.  Then encounter the history and beauty of Cuzco and Quito,

Havana Vintage Automobiles
Mar 8, 2024 to Mar 15, 2024
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: Dr. Deondra Rose
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Discover the profound influence of the African diaspora on Cuban culture! Daily excursions will broaden your perspective of Cuba while benefiting and supporting the local people. Visit Guanabacoa and Matanzas, rich with Afro-Cuban history. Enjoy Havana’s jazz and art scenes, and learn about the Santería religion. Meet entrepreneurs, professionals and community leaders who share their experiences during meaningful conversations.

Helsinki Finland
Mar 8, 2024 to Mar 16, 2024
Price: From $4,495
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charlie T. Cox
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Embrace Finland’s majestic beauty and Nordic charm on this seven-night, active journey! Explore vibrant Helsinki and indulge in the quintessentially Finnish tradition of a rejuvenating sauna. In northern Lapland, gaze at the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from your glass-domed cabin, plus enjoy a snowshoe trek by moonlight and a fast-paced dogsled ride across the pristine fjells. You’ll also tour the splendid old town of Tallinn, Estonia! Includes first-class hotels and a round-trip flight within Finland.

Prince Abbas cruise
Mar 8, 2024 to Mar 22, 2024
Price: From $5,497
Duke Leaders: Dr. David Schanzer
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s treasures.  In Cairo, visit Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  After touring Aswan’s massive dam, embark on a fascinating four-night Lake Nasser cruise through ancient Nubia, exploring the outstanding temples at Philae, New Kalabsha, Wadi el-Seboua, Amada, and Abu Simbel – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show.  Return to Aswan for a classic three-ni

Car driving down Cuban street
Mar 9, 2024 to Mar 15, 2024
Price: From $4,999
Duke Leaders: Dr. Brian McAdoo
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Although just 90-miles from the United States, Cuba remains a mystery to most Americans. On this in-depth, six night program travelers will experience this enigmatic island through the eyes of its people. Discover Havana during specially-arranged meetings. Explore captivating Cuba, with privileged access to the country's arts community and experts. Savor Cuban cuisine en vogue paladares and get to know our warm and hospitable neighbors to the south!

Morocco Bluegate Mosque
Mar 10, 2024 to Mar 24, 2024
Price: From $6,179
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

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 w

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