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?

The National Parks of the Southwest

June 18-29, 2018

It’s a land of scenes epic in scope, from the immense Grand Canyon and the sinuous Colorado to the sandstone spires of Bryce and the red-rock cliffs of Zion, which your small group – limited to just 24 guests – celebrates.  Begin your 12-day journey in sunshine-blessed Tucson at the renowned 98-acre Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.  Tour Phoenix’s fascinating Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art.  Encounter dazzling Sedona’s towering red sandstone formations with an exhilarating Jeep tour then spend a day at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, a UNESCO site.  Take a thrilling Colorado River motorized rafting excursion from the Glen Canyon Dam.  Discover stunning Upper Antelope Canyon’s “flowing” rock walls, and marvel at Bryce Canyon National Park’s otherworldly hoodoo rock formations.  Enjoy a day in Zion National Park’s wondrous natural world.  After your immersion in outdoor grandeur, depart for Las Vegas, where you toast your Southwestern adventure at a farewell dinner.


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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

Apr 30, 2018 to May 9, 2018
From $6,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal, visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites and concluding with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge.

May 2, 2018 to May 9, 2018
from $2,795
Duke Leaders: Francis J. Lethem

Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s lovely waterways and canals. As you alight in waterfront towns, customize your cruise with a choice of excursions. In Amsterdam, delight in a vividly colorful tulip garden, pedal through the scenic countryside, or admire the Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces. Discover The Hague, the Dutch government’s cosmopolitan center, walk through Delft’s romantic old town, and select from museum tours featuring fine art or Delft porcelain.

May 3, 2018 to May 11, 2018
from $2,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cosmopolitan Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the sparkling jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline, imbued with a creative spirit that has propelled innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more. Settle in and explore this enchanting seaside city with a small group of fellow travelers on an exhilarating seven-night adventure. Discover the historic Barri Gòtic neighborhood, and marvel at the whimsical masterpieces of architect Antoni Gaudí, the Sagrada Familía basilica and Casa Batlló.