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Duke Travels opens the world to you, immersing you in different cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to enhance your experiences. Where do you want to go next?

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Pyramids of Egypt
Mar 4, 2021 to Mar 18, 2021
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity begins in storied Cairo.  Visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Traveling to Abu Simbel for a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise, see its imposing temples – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show, then sail on to ancient Nubia’s other outstanding temples:  Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae.  After touring the massive Aswan High Dam, dep
Zodiac and bird watching at sunset
Mar 5, 2021 to Mar 12, 2021
Price: From $3,740
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we’ll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches.
    Southeast Asian Odyssey
    Mar 12, 2021 to Mar 30, 2021
    Price: From $5,295
    Trip Status: Taking Reservations
    Exotic, diverse, intriguing … Southeast Asia is revealed on this comprehensive, well-paced 19-day small group adventure, from stunning natural wonders to energetic cities.  Discover Hanoi, Vietnam’s French-accented capital, then cruise on a traditional “junk” through famed Ha Long Bay’s fairytale seascape. Tour charming Hoi An, riding a boat to its lively central market, and enjoy an interactive Vietnamese cooking class. An unforgettable experience awaits with three nights in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and extensive touring of the astounding Angkor Wat complex.  In Luang Pra
    Japan Pagoda
    Apr 3, 2021 to Apr 15, 2021
    Price: $6,157 including all airfare
    Duke Leaders: Dr. Margaret McKean P'05
    Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
    A truly foreign and fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour. See Tokyo and Kyoto’s highlights, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations. Begin in amazing Tokyo, where sightseeing includes the Imperial Palace, the famed Ginza district, and Tokyo National Museum. Encounter magnificent Mt. Fuji and cruise on scenic Ashi Lake.  After overnighting in a traditional ryokan inn, travel by express train to lovely Takayama in the Japanese Alps.
    Centero of Antwerp
    Apr 5, 2021 to Apr 13, 2021
    Price: $2,995
    Duke Leaders: TBD
    Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
    From the thatched farmhouses and footpaths of fairy-tale Giethoorn to the medieval landmarks of Antwerp, fall in love with the Netherlands and Belgium as you relish their intimate waterways. See bygone eras take shape aboard a first-class river ship for seven nights. In Amsterdam, get a close-up look at 17th-century canals and landmarks on a river cruiser, then choose to dive into acres of colorful tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, bike through charming villages, or gaze at masterpieces by Rembrandt and other Dutch artists at the Rijksmuseum.
    Portugal
    Apr 23, 2021 to May 3, 2021
    Price: From $3,495
    Duke Leaders: TBD
    Trip Status: Taking Reservations
    From Lisbon to the north of Portugal, for 13 days your small group navigates the gentle charms of this country rich in history and blessed with natural beauty, staying in three unique pousadas, Portugal’s famed historic lodgings.  A three-night Lisbon sojourn offers highlights aplenty, including the Monument to the Discoveries, traditional fado music, and an excursion to stunning Pena Palace and seaside Cascais.  Visit the medieval town of Óbidos and spend three nights in a hilltop pousada.  Oporto’s rich history unfolds with a Douro cruise and a port w

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