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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

Scotland river
Jun 15, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Price: From $6,196
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kevin White
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

From city to country, loch to glen, encounter breathtaking natural beauty, a colorful past, and a cosmopolitan present on this sweet small group journey.  The 12-day Scottish sojourn begins with a two-night stay in vibrant Glasgow.  Enjoy a tour highlighting the city’s distinct architecture, and a private tour of historic Pollok House.  Setting out next for the scenic Highlands and stays in Fort William and historic Inverness, stop at bonnie Loch Lomond and dramatic Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots.  Embark on a stunning Isle of Skye

Ireland castle
Jun 23, 2024 to Jul 5, 2024
Price: From $6,292
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Ireland delights on this full yet well-paced 13-day tour, showcasing its many charms – old and new – to your small band of travelers.  Beginning in Dublin, visit Trinity College, St.

People on boat watching grizzley
Jun 25, 2024 to Jun 30, 2024
Price: From $4,950
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join our expert team aboard the 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird for an active exploration to see Alaska’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes. Hike through towering trees of a protected temperate rainforest, kayak into breathtaking glacially carved fjords, and paddle board along rugged coastlines. Explore Chichagof Island which harbors one of the highest concentrations of brown bears in the world and meet eagles at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

Jul 1, 2024 to Jul 11, 2024
Price: From $6,151
Duke Leaders: Dr. Carson Holloway
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies richly reward outdoor-loving travelers, as this 11-day small group adventure reveals.  Setting out from Calgary, embark on a nature-focused itinerary along which you encounter some truly stunning sights.  In majestic Glacier National Park, ride a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus along the fabled Going-to-the-Sun Road.  Stay in Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, and hike along the scenic Whitefish Trail.  After savoring more striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National P

seal mom and pup
Jul 5, 2024 to Jul 14, 2024
Price: From $8,350
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

“A little world within itself,” as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals—curious, or sublimely indifferent to our presence—happen like nowhere else on earth. Each island is uniquely fascinating and magical. You’ll discover the diverse habitats across this legendary volcanic archipelago aboard our well-equipped expedition ship, the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II. We’ll use our onboard fleet of nimble Zodiacs and kayaks for up-close explorations. Gain remarkable insights from our knowledgeable naturalist team.

Den Haag with buildings and water front
Jul 18, 2024 to Aug 1, 2024
Price: From $10,490
Duke Leaders: Dr. Nicolas Cassar
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Beginning in Tromsø, high above the Arctic Circle in the Land of the Midnight Sun, set off on an exploration of a thousand miles of Norwegian coastline, sailing in and out of the awe-inspiring fjords for which the region is famous.