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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

Buildings and street
May 19, 2024 to May 27, 2024
Price: $3,695
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Ferraro
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Explore hidden gems in the enchanting Alentejo countryside on this seven-night, small-group adventure! Discover sparkling marble towns and the breathtaking royal city of Évora. Learn how to prepare authentic Portuguese dishes in a private home and relish a delicious meal at a family-owned winery. Plus, admire the remarkable Roman ruins of Mérida, Spain, and choose to see Lisbon’s cultural riches! Enjoy a deluxe hotel in picturesque Vila Viçosa, guided tours and enriching lectures. No single supplement!

View of the historic Santiago de Compostela Cathedral with its prominent twin bell towers, baroque architecture, and surrounding old town buildings under a clear blue sky.
May 24, 2024 to Jun 9, 2024
Price: From $6,174
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Fortified cities and fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular 17-day small group journey.  Your travels begin with highlights and independent exploration of fascinating Lisbon.  In Oporto, take a Douro River cruise and sample the region’s famed port wine.  Discover beautiful Santiago de Compostela – last stop along the celebrated Way of St.

Mirogoj Cemetery looking down a long hallway
May 28, 2024 to Jun 6, 2024
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: Dr. Rebecca Vidra
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Discover the bounty of Croatia on this incredible 10-night journey, including a seven-night Adriatic cruise! Board your intimate, first-class yacht in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Then get a taste of cruising life as your small vessel glides away from the crowds to showcase the Dalmatian Coast and beyond. Hop off to explore enchanting islands — Rab, Hvar and Korčula — and timeless ports of call, including Split, Zadar and Trogir. Wrap up your adventure with a visit to Plitvice National Park and a three-night stay in wonderful Zagreb.

Notre Dame in Paris
Jun 7, 2024 to Jun 21, 2024
Price: from $5,997
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France at an easy pace and in a unique style on this 15-day small group tour.  Set out from Toulouse to discover the rich history of Carcassonne and Albi with its Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.  During a three-night stay in the medieval gem of Sarlat, see Lascaux IV’s cave paintings, cruise the Dordogne River, and tour cliffside Rocamadour.  Saumur offers a picturesque base for a three-night Loire Valley sojourn, with visits to a winery and the impressive Chenonceau château.  Traveling to Norma

Row of bungalow buildings with straw roofs
Jun 14, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Price: From $10,299
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Welch
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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.

Scotland river
Jun 15, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Price: From $6,196
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kevin White
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

From city to country, loch to glen, encounter breathtaking natural beauty, a colorful past, and a cosmopolitan present on this sweet small group journey.  The 12-day Scottish sojourn begins with a two-night stay in vibrant Glasgow.  Enjoy a tour highlighting the city’s distinct architecture, and a private tour of historic Pollok House.  Setting out next for the scenic Highlands and stays in Fort William and historic Inverness, stop at bonnie Loch Lomond and dramatic Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots.  Embark on a stunning Isle of Skye