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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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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

Israel: Timeless Wonders
Apr 29, 2021 to May 10, 2021
Price: From $5,795
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of history and hospitality, on this exceptional 12-day small group journey. Explore Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital, with its “White City” district – a UNESCO site, and ancient Jaffa. Experience the unique Ein Hod artists’ village. In Galilee’s hills, overnight at a hotel on the grounds of a kibbutz, visiting a local winery and Capernaum’s ruins. Staying at a historic hotel on the Sea of Galilee’s shores, see the New Testament come to life at Tiberias, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Nazareth.

May 11, 2021 to May 27, 2021
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.

Centero of Antwerp
May 23, 2021 to May 31, 2021
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Cruise the Seine in style on this seven-night river journey aboard an exclusively chartered first-class ship. In Paris, witness famed landmarks, tour the Latin Quarter and relish the romantic ambience of this remarkable city from your river vantage. Visit the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and wander among the lily ponds that inspired the famous impressionist. Journey along the scenic Seine to medieval Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart, and 15th-century Chateau de Martainville. Explore the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial.
May 24, 2021 to Jun 4, 2021
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Discover beloved Provence, nestled between the Rhone and the Mediterranean, on this 12-day small group journey par excellence.  A three-night stay in charming Aix-en-Provence offers a quintessential Provençal experience, from an excursion to the scenic Luberon region, including a Renaissance château and picturesque Roussillon, to visiting Cézanne’s studio and dinner and a tasting at a winery. In the rugged Camargue, explore historic Arles, experience life at a traditional ranch, and see the region’s iconic pink flamingos.  After touring medieval Aigues-Mortes, witness the i
May 26, 2021 to Jun 3, 2021
Price: $5,999
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
On this trip, cruise aboard the new Magnifique IV, an upscale Dutch-style canal boat with 20 comfortable cabins. Go behind the scenes in the charming town of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland. Experience the Low Countries as the locals do, on optional cycling tours along gentle, even terrain. View nine centuries of architecture, from the 12th-century Gravensteen Castle in Ghent to Zaha Hadid’s futuristic.
May 28, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Price: From $3,695
Duke Leaders: J. Clare Woods
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet.  With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering your small group an unparalleled experience.  The 15-day Turkish sojourn begins with four nights in magnificent Istanbul, where highlights include the Spice Market, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and Topkapi Palace, and a private cruise on the Bosphorus.  Experience haunting Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy, and explore Pergamum’s spectacular ru