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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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Upcoming Travels

All Alumni Travel

View of city built on the side of a hill
May 12, 2023 to May 26, 2023
Price: From $5,774, per person, double occupancy from New York
Duke Leaders: Dr. Lauren Ginsberg
Trip Status: ONE SINGLE AVAILABLE - Call (919) 684-2988

Delight in a special 15-day exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to Apulia, the alluring “boot heel,” enjoying Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and unique hotels.  Your small group first experiences Sicily’s intriguing cultural heritage with four nights in Taormina.  Encounter archaeological wonders in Agrigento’s remarkable “Valley of the Temples.”  After a visit to Mt.

Streets of Montmartre
May 13, 2023 to May 21, 2023
Price: From $3,795
Duke Leaders: John V. Brown, Jr., J.D.
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Follow in the footsteps of Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard and other African American luminaries on this enriching seven-night stay in Paris. In the years following World War I, many Black Americans found acceptance and opportunities in the City of Light. Through specially designed excursions and enriching talks, you will trace the journey of African Americans in France, gaining insight into why they moved to Paris and how they forever influenced French culture.

Large castle at the base of a mountain with large body of water in front of it
May 18, 2023 to May 30, 2023
Price: From $6,092, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kevin White
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Ireland delights on this full yet well-paced 13-day tour, showcasing its many charms – old and new – to your small band of travelers.  Beginning in Dublin, visit Trinity College, St.

View of Eilean Donan Castle surrounded by water
May 18, 2023 to May 27, 2023
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: Michelle P. Connolly
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Discover the legacy of the Celts in France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland on this spectacular educational journey. Enjoy two full-day excursions to the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy—each guided by acclaimed historians Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood OBE, in Cherbourg, France. Continue your journey through the heart of Dublin, Ireland, to Wales, onward to Tobermory and Isles of Iona, and then explore Glasgow, Scotland.

Street and buildings of Prague with sun setting in the background
May 21, 2023 to Jun 2, 2023
Price: From: $5,295
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore grand, regal cities rich in culture and compelling history on this exceptional, 11-night journey through Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. From beautifully conserved old towns to lovingly rebuilt historic centers, admire Central Europe’s old-world grandeur in Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague. You’ll also relish visits to colorful Poznań, Poland, and Dresden, Germany, filled with baroque gems. Special highlights include a private Chopin concert, an Elbe River cruise through the picturesque Saxon Alps and a Polish vodka tasting.

Turkey Blue Mosque building pictured with water and city in background
May 23, 2023 to Jun 6, 2023
Price: From $4,692, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kerry Haynie
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

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 offers an unparalleled small group 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, Topkapi Palace, and a private Bosphorus cruise.  After experiencing haunting Gallipoli, ferry across the Dardanelles to storied Troy.  Discover Pergamum, one of Turkey’s most spectacular ancient sites