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Duke Travels

DAA’s alumni travel program opens the world to you, immersing you in exotic cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to augment your experiences. So where do you want to go next?

Where do you want to go in 2020? See our list of trips.

 

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Barging from Bruges to Amsterdam: Aboard Magnifique III

May 15 - 23, 2020

From medieval Bruges in Belgium to the vibrant Dutch capital of Amsterdam, follow meandering rivers and canals through storybook villages and idyllic countryside aboard the boutique riverboat Magnifique III. During optional daily bike tours (averaging two to three hours of easy cycling on flat terrain), pedal along scenic canal-side paths, stopping to explore medieval villages, windmills, and farmland. Non-bikers may take guided walking tours to enjoy a variety of fascinating historic and cultural sites.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Israel: Timeless Wonders
Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 18, 2020
Price: $5,595 plus air
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of history and hospitality, on this exceptional 12-day small group journey, which has been customized by your Faculty Hosts, Drs.

Mar 30, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020
Price: $5,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Margaret McKean P'05
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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.

Apr 27, 2020 to May 6, 2020
Price: From $5,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: John Jeffries Martin
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England and commemorates the historic D-Day landings. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Dumont d’Urville, launching in 2019 and featuring only 92 suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and conclude with a memorable cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D.

May 5, 2020 to May 18, 2020
Price: From $7,695
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Join this one-of-a-kind 12-night sojourn on three continents to explore the ancient treasures and engineering marvels of the greatest civilizations of Jordan, Egypt and Greece. Spend three nights in Amman to visit the well-preserved Greco-Roman town of Jerash and one night adjacent to the “rose‑red city” of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

May 6, 2020 to May 14, 2020
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join this specially arranged, exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in world-famous Provence and in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during springtime, the best time of year to visit. Cruise from historic Lyon to Provençal Arles along the fabled Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence. Enjoy an excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards for a private wine tasting at the Château Montmelas and a walking tour of Lyon, France’s gastronomique gateway.

May 11, 2020 to May 27, 2020
Price: $5,395 plus air
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Becker
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture. On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia. Discover the showpiece Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, and explore the UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa and Kunya-Urgench. A tour of Khiva’s “inner city,” another UNESCO site, uncovers this Uzbek city’s storied past. In ancient Buhkara, watch silk weavers at work and enjoy a traditional meal in a Sufi miniaturist’s home.

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