Explore the world with Duke

Duke Travels

DAA’s alumni travel program opens the world to you, immersing you in exotic cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to augment your experiences. So where do you want to go next?

Cruising Tahiti and French Polynesia: Five-Star Small Sailing Ship m.s.y. Wind Spirit

February 6-16, 2018

Join us for a uniquely designed nine-night program in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia’s Society Islands. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star m.s.y. Wind Spirit, a small sailing ship carrying only 148 guests and rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Condé Nast Traveler. This small ship experience amidst the islands, atolls and motus of the South Pacific includes air from Los Angeles, all onboard gratuities, complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, complimentary watersports and an exclusive excursion on each island. Tour the idyllic island landscapes of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Visit a vanilla plantation and black pearl farm on Taha’a. Explore early Polynesian culture on Raiatea and Huahine. Join a marine biologist for dolphin-watching. Specially arranged lectures and discussions encompass the islands’ history and cultural heritage. This exceptional itinerary also includes two nights in the Five-Star Le Méridien Tahiti in enchanting Papeete. Post-Program Option in a deluxe seaside resort on Bora Bora is offered. See the brochure.

Contact Us

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Sep 25, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
Price:
from $5,592 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Bryan Gilliam

Your 15-day comprehensive tour of Germany, the old and the new, will draw you into the allure of this classic land with a its cruise on the legendary Rhine, its vistas of the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps, and its exploration of culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. After a full-day excursion through the Rhine River Valley, explore the romantic university town of Heidelberg, have a chance to “take the waters” in Baden-Baden, and continue on to Munich, on the way visiting Neuschwanstein, the castle that was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty.

Sep 29, 2017 to Oct 7, 2017
Price:
from $2,795
Duke Leaders: N/A

Sophisticated Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Settle in and begin to explore this vibrant city with a small group of fellow travelers on a 7-night adventure. Barcelona’s unique creative spirit has propelled innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Discover the Barri Gòtic, the city’s medieval quarter, and marvel at the whimsical genius of architect Anton Gaudí at the Sagrada Familía basilica. Learn how to make delicious Catalán cuisine during a hands-on cooking class.

Sep 30, 2017 to Oct 8, 2017
Price:
Starting price is $3,995
Duke Leaders: Beth Ray-Schroeder '83

Settle in and spend time learning and enjoying Northern Italian culinary traditions con gusto. A key ingredient of this signature journey is the luxury of unpacking once and dedicating your days to the rich cultural opportunities unique to this region.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/pNrrUzk4Lig

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