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Rivieras & Islands of Italy, France & Spain: Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Small Ship LE BOUGAINVILLE

May 29 - June 6, 2019

Cruise in comfort for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona while enjoying the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands. Learn about the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Choose to visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence or the Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy a specially arranged excursion in alluring Monte Carlo, Monaco; explore charming Nice; and walk along the vibrant Vieux Port in historic Marseille.


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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

Jun 4, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Price: $6,895 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Kristen Neuschel
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Featuring Guest Speakers
  Dwight David Eisenhower II, accompanying you to the Normandy Beaches, and
  Allen Packwood, Director of Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge

Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Price: From $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors to this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists. This trip is perfect for first-time Madagascar explorers—and second-time and third-time! Join this small group for an adventure to experience the unique plants, animals, and culture on the exotic island of Madagascar— including many, many lemurs.

Jun 23, 2019 to Jul 2, 2019
Price: from approximately $6,495 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson
Trip Status: Taking Pre-registration

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont d’Urville, from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port.

Jun 29, 2019 to Jul 7, 2019
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Cruise the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur on this delightful seven-night passage to Normandy on the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. In Paris, discover the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter and the Left Bank. An evening cruise shows the city at night. As you travel the Seine, explore Giverny, the home of Impressionist painter Monet, and the charming town of Honfleur. On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, visit the D-Day beaches and the Caen Memorial.

Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,295 per person
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Join this one-of-a-kind, seven-night, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during the long days of summer. The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal navigates isolated inlets and coves inaccessible to larger vessels, offering a superior viewing experience and bringing you up close to the most spectacular scenery of Canada and southeastern Alaska.

Jul 17, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for lovers of the outdoors as you discover on this 11-day adventure, shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers.  Your nature-focused itinerary brings you face to face with some truly stunning sights, beginning in majestic Glacier National Park, where you board a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus.  Continue on to Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, to hike scenic Whitefish Trail, then savor the striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National Park.  Highlig