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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

Zebras
Sep 11, 2022 to Sep 24, 2022
Price: From $7,897
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist
From the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti plains and exotic Zanzibar, your small group encounters the breadth of peaceful Tanzania’s riches on this enthralling 14-day adventure.  Set out on a wildlife drive in beautiful Arusha National Park, then experience Tarangire – renowned for its numerous elephants and iconic baobab trees – during a two-night stay.  Spend two nights in a safari lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO site, descending to the magnificent crater’s floor for an unforgettable wildlife drive. See Olduvai Gorge, famous for the prehistoric
Lake
Sep 24, 2022 to Oct 1, 2022
Price: From $4,995.
Duke Leaders: Carson Holloway
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Explore the vast breadth of the Great Lakes during this eight-day travel program. Enjoy a seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise through all five Great Lakes, admire the beautiful landscapes and visit towns rich in maritime history and natural splendor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Toronto, Ontario. Experience the delight of the Victorian character of automobile-free Mackinac Island. Tour the historic towns of Sault Ste. Marie on both the Michigan and Ontario sides of St. Marys River, including visits to the Museum Ship Valley Camp and the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Center.

Catalonia
Oct 1, 2022 to Oct 9, 2022
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Catalonia is home to some of Spain's most delicious treasures. During this unforgettable journey, tour artisanal shops, enjoy wine tastings at award-winning wineries including Masia Serra and La Vinyeta, and discover local fishing, farming, and culinary techniques that have been used over generations. Dive deep into the diverse flavors of this unique region as you learn about the history and culture that shaped these Mediterranean seaside villages and their friendly people. 

Two lemurs in a tree, side by side
Oct 2, 2022 to Oct 16, 2022
Price: From $7,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
The Duke Lemur Center has been working in Madagascar for 30 years and we will have access to Duke connected conservation projects and people. This trip is perfect for first time Madagascar visitors as well as for those returning to Madagascar for a second or third trip! Madagascar is home to all of the world’s lemurs (some 100+ species) and over half of the world’s chameleons, in addition to more than 170 species of frogs. Every year scientists discover new species of plants and animals in Madagascar’s deserts and forests.

Alsace
Oct 2, 2022 to Oct 10, 2022
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Tucked between the magnificent Vosges mountains and the Black Forest lies a region brimming with dramatic beauty, incredible gastronomy and endearing old-world villages. This is France’s charismatic Alsace region, known for its blend of German and French traditions and fascinating heritage. From our base in Colmar, we'll journey through scenery plucked from a fairytale to uncover Alsace's proud identity and romantic charms. Visit dynamic Strasbourg, multicultural Basel and whimsical towns along the Alsatian Wine Route.

Sicily
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

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