Explore the world with Duke

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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To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming travels, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988.

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Upcoming Travels

All Alumni Travel

Jun 1, 2022 to Jun 9, 2022
Price: From $5,999
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From the medieval Belgian city of Bruges to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, the new boutique riverboat Magnifique IV allows you to feel immersed in the region’s charming and storied landscapes. OPTIONAL PRELUDE: only open every 10 years, arrive a day early and visit The Floriade Expo 2022.

Jun 8, 2022 to Jun 16, 2022
Price: From $3,595
Duke Leaders: Dr. Valeria Finucci
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been luring travelers, artists and romantics for centuries. Treat yourself to the region’s scenic splendor during a seven-night adventure based in cliff-side Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Stroll flower-filled alleyways in the vertical village of Positano, and enjoy a nautical perspective during a cruise to the lovely town of Amalfi. Witness life as it was in A.D. 79 on a tour of Herculaneum and Pompeii, frozen in time by the ash and mudflows of Mount Vesuvius.

Riding Zodiac through glaciers in Alaska
Jun 12, 2022 to Jun 19, 2022
Price: From $7,340
Duke Leaders: Dean Toddi Steelman
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Unique, immersive style of travel
Exploring Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
  • Venture into a land of mist shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers and islands teeming with wildlife
  • Hike through lush forests to cascading waterfalls, and ride Zodiacs into secluded inlets to look for brown bears
  • See the Alaska undersea through live video
Jun 19, 2022 to Jul 3, 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.

Jun 27, 2022 to Jul 12, 2022
Price: From $5,795
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
As the Midnight Sun turns night into day, Scandinavia shines.  From the cosmopolitan capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo to Norway’s magnificent fjord country, your small group encounters Scandinavia at its best.  The 16-day journey begins with sightseeing in Copenhagen, including the Rosenborg and Christiansborg palacesSee Elsinore, infamous setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and visit the Karen Blixen Museum.  Ferrying overnight to Oslo, stay at a Gaala ski lodge. Journey to Geiranger along Norway’s “roof,” enjoying views of dramatic Geirangerfjord.&n
Jul 1, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022
Price: From $7,710
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

See the Galápagos as Darwin did—aboard an expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Voyage from island to island and make fresh discoveries daily on our 10-day expedition. Hike, kayak, and Zodiac cruise to and around intriguing islands. In the 50+ years we’ve been exploring here, we’ve introduced generations of guests to the magic and mystery of Galápagos.