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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

Oct 9, 2022 to Oct 20, 2022
Price: From $3,895
Duke Leaders: Dr. Valeria Finucci
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as this stellar small group journey reveals.  Your 12-day Sicilian sojourn begins in Palermo, where highlights include the city’s prized Arab-Norman architecture – one of the itinerary’s four UNESCO sites – and world-class street food.  Discover the medieval walled town of Erice, and Trapani’s famous salt pans.  After viewing Monreale Cathedral’s breathtaking mosaics, sample the offerings at a family-owned winery.  In Agrigento, explore the impressive Valley

Lindos Acropolis
Oct 12, 2022 to Oct 24, 2022
Price: from $7,890
Duke Leaders: Dr. J. Clare Woods
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

For ancient civilizations, as in modern times, location is everything. The ancients perhaps knew this better than anyone else. In their temples and palaces, fortified towns and churches, they relied on the natural characteristics of the terrain to enhance and illuminate their creations. On this journey that will operate during the golden days of autumn, we will explore the fascinating links between nature and civilization, while discovering some of antiquity’s greatest sites.

Camel Ride
Oct 16, 2022 to Oct 29, 2022
Price: From $4,695
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 peo

Pyramids of Egypt
Oct 17, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: Abdullah Antepli
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

Oct 19, 2022 to Nov 3, 2022
Price: From $7,195
Duke Leaders: Deborah Jakubs
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Relish face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers – Southern Patagonia’s majestic fjords and glaciers, and Torres del Paine’s stunning scenery – on a remarkable 16-day small group journey showcasing South America’s diversity.  Discover vibrant Buenos Aires during a three-night stay, seeing its highlights and attending a performance at a premier tango house.  After exploring Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, board the comfortable M/V Stella/Ventus Australis* for an extraordinary four-night cruise through the storied Ti

Oct 29, 2022 to Nov 11, 2022
Price: From $7,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Caroline Bruzelius
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Bougainville, featuring just 92 elegant Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.