Explore the world with Duke

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.


Duke Alumni Travels 2019 eCatalogDownload the 2019 Travel Catalog



Rivieras & Islands of Italy, France & Spain: Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Small Ship LE BOUGAINVILLE

May 29 - June 6, 2019

Cruise in comfort for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona while enjoying the sun-drenched landscapes and lush, mountainous backdrops of the French and Italian Rivieras and islands. Learn about the region’s dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Choose to visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence or the Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy a specially arranged excursion in alluring Monte Carlo, Monaco; explore charming Nice; and walk along the vibrant Vieux Port in historic Marseille.


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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,295 per person
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Join this one-of-a-kind, seven-night, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Juneau during the long days of summer. The exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Soléal navigates isolated inlets and coves inaccessible to larger vessels, offering a superior viewing experience and bringing you up close to the most spectacular scenery of Canada and southeastern Alaska.

Jul 17, 2019 to Jul 27, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

One of North America’s great unspoiled wildernesses, the Canadian Rockies offer bountiful rewards for lovers of the outdoors as you discover on this 11-day adventure, shared by no more than 24 fellow travelers.  Your nature-focused itinerary brings you face to face with some truly stunning sights, beginning in majestic Glacier National Park, where you board a legendary Red Jammer sightseeing bus.  Continue on to Whitefish, Montana, an authentic mountain town, to hike scenic Whitefish Trail, then savor the striking scenery en route to world-famous Banff National Park.  Highlig

Jul 25, 2019 to Aug 7, 2019
Price: from $6,092 total per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Jesko A. von Windheim
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

The towering peaks of the Alps serve as the stunning backdrop for our Swiss and Austrian exploration. As our small group discovers mountain villages and European cities, rides the famed Glacier Express, cruises on glassine lakes, and ascends snowcapped summits, borders disappear and the region’s history – and beauty – enchant one and all.

Classic Safari in Kenya & Tanzania
Jul 27, 2019 to Aug 12, 2019
Price: from$8,695 per person (including airfare)
Trip Status: Waitlist Only

Go “on safari” to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, enjoying quintessential wildlife viewing and top-rated lodges and meeting gracious local people.  Your small group limited to 18 guests encounters many and varied highlights. Travel from grassland plains to Mt.

Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019
Price: from $5795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Carol Apollonio
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Discover the timeless pageantry and traditional folkways of Russia along the scenic rivers, lakes and canals that link St. Petersburg with Moscow. Cruise for six nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger Volga Dream during this carefully crafted itinerary. Also, enjoy three nights in a Five-Star hotel in St. Petersburg, Tsar Peter the Great’s “window on the West,” featuring an early entrance guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, and visits to Catherine Palace in Pushkin and Petrodvorets. Spend one night in the Five-Star Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel in Moscow.

Aug 2, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
Price: from $7,190
Duke Leaders: Steve Nowicki
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Explore the beauty of the legendary Galápagos Islands on this 10-day expedition aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the islands' wildlife and wonders.

Are you interested in seeing the most extraordinary array of animals and birds up close? Would you like to get into the sea with a face mask and snorkel to play with sea lions, turtles, and penguins? Would you like to take the most remarkable photos ever? Would you like to kayak along dramatic shorelines with frigatebirds soaring overhead?