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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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Expedition to Antarctica: Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Ice-Class Ship m.s. L’Austral

January 28 - February 10, 2020

Travel to the White Continent. Join Duke Faculty and friends on this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate L’ Austral, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of the 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Experience “The White Continent” in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales—during the lingering light of the austral summer. Accompanied by the ship’s expert expedition team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe the playful antics of this region’s abundant wildlife—penguins and seals, in particular, are unafraid of human visitors. The expedition team will provide a series of enriching lectures on this pristine wilderness. Spend two nights in the Five-Star InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, including a tour of Argentina’s vibrant capital city.

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

Mar 6, 2020 to Mar 13, 2020
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Canceled due to low enrollment

Explore Mexico City and Oaxaca, two remarkable cities and world-renowned repositories of art and architectural treasures that span the centuries. Scattered throughout Mexico City’s urban core are oases of beauty, from the colorful, dynamic murals that adorn dozens of public buildings to the artful domestic ambience of the homes of Frida Kahlo and Dolores Olmedo. Playful forms, graceful decorations, and bright colors seem to be everywhere in Oaxaca, considered by many to be Mexico’s most beautiful colonial city.

Israel: Timeless Wonders
Mar 7, 2020 to Mar 18, 2020
Price: From $6,157 including all airfare
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 7, 2020 to Mar 12, 2020
Price: $3,740
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.

Mar 30, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020
Price: $6,157 including all airfare
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: TBD
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: TBD
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.

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