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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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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

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

Ring of Brodgar
May 4, 2022 to May 16, 2022
Price: from $9,790
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From the green land of Scotland to Iceland, the island of fire and ice, this voyage aboard the new superb expedition cruises ship Vega, which accommodates only 152 guests, combines Scotland’s lush isles of the Orkneys and Shetlands, and the remote Faroe archipelago, which is part of Denmark, with the awesome natural beauty of Iceland.

May 7, 2022 to May 23, 2022
Price: From $6,594
Duke Leaders: Dr. Charles Becker
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Traveling the ancient Silk Road connecting East and West, encounter a mélange of culture and religion, art and architecture.  On this exciting 17-day small group journey, relish the exotic – embracing the humanity shared with the welcoming people of Central Asia.  Discover the showpiece Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, and explore the UNESCO archaeological sites of Nisa and Kunya-Urgench.  A tour of Khiva’s “inner city,” another UNESCO site, uncovers this Uzbek city’s storied past.  In ancient Buhkara, watch silk weavers at work and enjoy a traditional meal in a Sufi miniaturi

May 24, 2022 to Jun 8, 2022
Price: From $4,495
Duke Leaders: Dr. Beth Holmgren
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist

Leisurely and comprehensive, this 16-day small group tour provides a generous overview of four fascinating Eastern European nations. The journey begins in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, where sightseeing includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and moving visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Next is historic Krakow with its celebrated medieval Old Town, and touring of the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a virtual underground city carved from salt.

St. Moritz
May 25, 2022 to Jun 3, 2022
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Ferraro
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist
From the high alpine splendor of St. Moritz, Switzerland, to the Italian Lakes tucked into Italy’s Lombardy region — fall in love with two naturally beautiful, culturally distinct countries on this scenic eight-night journey. Spend four nights in St. Moritz, the mountain resort town loved by royals, celebrities and outdoor enthusiasts alike, and journey by train to the colorful Swiss town of Zuoz. Board the Bernina Express and gaze at dramatic vistas as you ride from snowy peaks to temperate Tirano in hours!
Centero of Antwerp
May 29, 2022 to Jun 6, 2022
Price: From $3,795
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Cruise the Seine in style on this seven-night river journey aboard an exclusively chartered first-class ship. In Paris, witness famed landmarks, tour the Latin Quarter and relish the romantic ambience of this remarkable city from your river vantage. Visit the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and wander among the lily ponds that inspired the famous impressionist. Journey along the scenic Seine to medieval Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart, and 15th-century Chateau de Martainville. Explore the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial.
Jun 1, 2022 to Jun 9, 2022
Price: From $5,999
Trip Status: Taking Reservations

From the medieval Belgian city of Bruges to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, the new boutique riverboat Magnifique IV allows you to feel immersed in the region’s charming and storied landscapes. OPTIONAL PRELUDE: only open every 10 years, arrive a day early and visit The Floriade Expo 2022.