Explore the world with Duke

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

Apr 23, 2021 to May 3, 2021
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
From Lisbon to the north of Portugal, for 13 days your small group navigates the gentle charms of this country rich in history and blessed with natural beauty, staying in three unique pousadas, Portugal’s famed historic lodgings.  A three-night Lisbon sojourn offers highlights aplenty, including the Monument to the Discoveries, traditional fado music, and an excursion to stunning Pena Palace and seaside Cascais.  Visit the medieval town of Óbidos and spend three nights in a hilltop pousada.  Oporto’s rich history unfolds with a Douro cruise and a port w
Israel: Timeless Wonders
Apr 29, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Price: From $5,795
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of history and hospitality, on this exceptional 12-day small group journey. Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, with its “White City” district – a UNESCO site, and ancient Jaffa. Experience the unique Ein Hod artists’ village. In Galilee’s hills, overnight at a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz, visiting a local winery and Capernaum’s ruins. Staying at a historic hotel on the Sea of Galilee’s shores, see the New Testament come to life at Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth.

May 8, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

May 11, 2021 to May 27, 2021
Price: From $6,494
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Becker
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture. On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia. Discover the showpiece Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, and explore the UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa and Kunya-Urgench. A tour of Khiva’s “inner city,” another UNESCO site, uncovers this Uzbek city’s storied past. In ancient Buhkara, watch silk weavers at work and enjoy a traditional meal in a Sufi miniaturist’s home.

Centero of Antwerp
May 23, 2021 to May 31, 2021
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Cruise the Seine in style on this seven-night river journey aboard an exclusively chartered first-class ship. In Paris, witness famed landmarks, tour the Latin Quarter and relish the romantic ambience of this remarkable city from your river vantage. Visit the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and wander among the lily ponds that inspired the famous impressionist. Journey along the scenic Seine to medieval Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart, and 15th-century Chateau de Martainville. Explore the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial.
May 24, 2021 to Jun 4, 2021
Price: From $4,897
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Discover beloved Provence, nestled between the Rhone and the Mediterranean, on this 12-day small group journey par excellence.  A three-night stay in charming Aix-en-Provence offers a quintessential Provençal experience, from an excursion to the scenic Luberon region, including a Renaissance château and picturesque Roussillon, to visiting Cézanne’s studio and dinner and a tasting at a winery. In the rugged Camargue, explore historic Arles, experience life at a traditional ranch, and see the region’s iconic pink flamingos.  After touring medieval Aigues-Mortes, witness the i