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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

Announcing our 2022 Travel Programs: view the printable schedule and send your interest list to duketravels@duke.edu.


Camels
Oct 29, 2021 to Nov 11, 2021
Price: From $7,995
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Join us on this custom-designed, 14-day journey to the very cradle of civilization. Visit three continents, navigate the legendary waterways of the Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea, transit the Suez Canal and experience eight magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Bellot, featuring just 92 elegant Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony.

Nov 27, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
Price: From $12,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Andy Read
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Experience one of Earth’s most wondrous cosmic events in pristine Antarctica. Join us aboard the exclusively chartered L’Austral and be among the privileged few to witness the total solar eclipse from the Weddell Sea on December 4, 2021.

Costa Rica
Feb 19, 2022 to Mar 1, 2022
Price: From $3,495
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, discover a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast, with a small group of no more than 18 travelers.

Zodiac and bird watching at sunset
Mar 4, 2022 to Mar 9, 2022
Price: From $3,810
Duke Leaders: Dr. Xavier Basurto
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves. On this compact trip, we’ll navigate the length of the bay aboard our nimble expedition ship, and set out by Zodiac for thrilling, up-close encounters. Kayak through mangrove forests and hike desert islands, watch pelicans and ospreys soar overhead, and soak up the sun on some of the Pacific’s most pristine beaches.
    Monument of Peace & Justice
    Mar 5, 2022 to Mar 12, 2022
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    Duke Leaders: Dr. Mark Anthony Neal
    Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

    The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s was a struggle for social justice and an end to institutional racism, disenfranchisement, and racial segregation in the United States.  In Alabama, the cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma were host to some of the most significant events of the decades-long campaign. Here, the Movement's national leadership took shape and tens of thousands of people came together to advance the cause against remarkable odds and violent resistance.

    Pyramids of Egypt
    Mar 7, 2022 to Mar 21, 2022
    Price: From $3,995
    Duke Leaders: Dr. Eric Mlyn
    Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

    Accompanied by an expert Egyptian guide, this singular 15-day small group journey through antiquity reveals a storied land’s treasures.  In Cairo, visit the acclaimed Egyptian Museum, Memphis’s open-air museum, splendid Sakkara, and the astounding Pyramids of Giza with their Great Sphinx.  Traveling to Abu Simbel for a fascinating three-night Lake Nasser cruise, see its imposing temples – the setting for a dramatic sound-and-light show – then sail on to ancient Nubia’s other outstanding temples:  Amada, Wadi el-Seboua, New Kalabsha, and Philae.  After touring Aswan’s mas

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