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.

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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

Oct 17, 2017 to Oct 25, 2017
Price:
from $2,895

Bursting with charming villages, ancient olive groves, bountiful vineyards and remarkable natural beauty, Tuscany’s sun-warmed hills have attracted artists, writers and travelers for centuries. After settling in Cortona, delve into ancient Etruscan civilization on a village walking tour before indulging your senses during an excursion through the sun-dappled countryside and a local winery. Visit Montepulciano and discover its Renaissance palaces and unique churches. Travel to Siena and admire the Gaia Fountain, Mangia Tower and the sprawling Piazza del Campo.

Oct 18, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017
Price:
from $6,995 per person including air from Los Angeles*

This exclusive nine-night cruise from the spectacular harbor of Hong Kong, “Crossroads of the East,” to vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.s. L’Austral showcases the Orient’s most intriguing destinations, the fascinating treasures of Vietnam—from the serene landscape of rice paddies to traditional pagodas and bustling sampan-filled harbors—and four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour Hanoi, Vietnam’s dynamic capital and a romantic blend of old Asian and French heritage. Cruise along the majestic shores of Ha Long Bay.

Nov 27, 2017 to Dec 9, 2017
Price:
$6,295
Duke Leaders: TBD

In Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, discover an exotic kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, ever-changing landscapes, ancient histories and diverse cultures. From the midst of Bangkok’s bustling center, venture out to its ancient and historic heart to visit the elaborate temples, palaces and shrines. Immerse yourself in the incomparable beauty of ancient Thailand’s Ayutthaya, learn about endangered Asian elephants and cruise the Chao Phraya River.

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