Explore the world with Duke

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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To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming travels, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988.

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Upcoming Travels

All Alumni Travel

Farm boats on the water in Asia
Mar 17, 2023 to Apr 4, 2023
Price: From $6,297, per person, double occupancy from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Exotic, diverse, intriguing … Southeast Asia is revealed on this comprehensive, well-paced 19-day small group adventure, from stunning natural wonders to energetic cities.  Discover Hanoi, Vietnam’s French-accented capital, then cruise on a traditional “junk” through famed Ha Long Bay’s fairytale seascape.  Tour charming Hoi An, riding a boat to its lively central market, and enjoy an interactive Vietnamese cooking class.  An unforgettable experience awaits with three nights in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and extensive touring of the astounding Angkor Wat complex.  In Luang Pra

Coastal view with cacti in the foreground and city in the background
Apr 12, 2023 to Apr 20, 2023
Price: From $5,595
Duke Leaders: Dr. Andrew Read
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Canary Islands and treasures of the rose-pink cities of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind journey, featuring scenic coastlines and idyllic ports rarely visited by larger vessels. Visit La Palma’s Mirador de la Concepción for spectacular views of Caldera de Taburiente. Discover iconic Casablanca and enjoy full-day excursions to the island of Tenerife and Teide National Park, the 1,000-year-old city of Marrakesh and the ancient city of Fez.

View over the water with Mt. Fuji in the background
Apr 18, 2023 to Apr 29, 2023
Price: From $6,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Margaret McKean P'05
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Experience the timeless splendor of Japan and South Korea on this unique itinerary, featuring a seven-night cruise across the full length of the historic Inland Sea of Japan, plus three nights at a deluxe hotel in Kyoto. Enjoy port calls at captivating points of interest, including seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. From enchanting Kyoto to storied Hiroshima, to Miyajima and the Buddhist wonders of Gyeongju, South Korea, relish in the awe-inspiring beauty of these historic ports of Japan and South Korea.

view of waterway with buildings along it
Apr 21, 2023 to May 3, 2023
Price: From $6,480
Duke Leaders: Dr. Gary Gereffi P'06
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Begin in Athens, the city where democracy and so many other ideas and concepts of the Western tradition have their origins, and where you will tour its celebrated monuments and witness its vibrant contemporary culture. 

Two male lions resting on the grass
May 7, 2023 to May 20, 2023
Price: From $8,384, per person, double occupancy from Boston, New York, Washington, DC
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Glimpse a world primeval on this singular 14-day safari through some of Southern Africa’s great wildlife sanctuaries in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia.  The small group adventure begins with sightseeing in Johannesburg’s renowned Soweto district.  Then spending three nights near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, experience this natural wonder and embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise.  Take a wildlife drive in search of the elusive black rhino.  Next is Botswana’s Chobe National Park, boasting one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife, for a three-night st

Rows of multicolored tulips in front of buildings in Amsterdam
May 10, 2023 to May 18, 2023
Price: From $5,999
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Cruise from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to the medieval Belgian city of Bruges aboard the boutique riverboat Magnifique IV, which allows you to feel immersed in the region’s charming and storied landscapes.