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Duke Travels opens the world to you, immersing you in different cultures, ideas, sights and adventures. Journey with fellow alumni and a Duke faculty host to enhance your experiences. Where do you want to go next?

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Upcoming Trips



All Alumni Travel

May 30, 2021 to Jun 6, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: Dr. Kristen Neuschel
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Norway’s majestic fjords and Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Bergen, Norway, to Glasgow, Scotland, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain with 100% ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Travel in the wake of Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness.
Train
Jun 1, 2021 to Jun 7, 2021
Price: $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Travel across Canada by rail! Experience this small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest.

Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, providing the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness.

Jun 2, 2021 to Jun 15, 2021
Price: From $6,895
Duke Leaders: TBD
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 in a historic hotel near Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, embark on a “Sundowner” Zambezi cruise and take a game 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 stay featuring sensati
Polignano A Mare
Jun 2, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021
Price: $3,095
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Experience an easy-going, languid lifestyle in Italy’s Apulia region, where Mediterranean meals are savored slowly amidst olive groves, ancient seaports and timeless villages. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare, and venture out each day to enjoy the unique character that defines Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot. Marvel at Alberobello’s trulli, conical-roofed limestone homes built without mortar; the ancient cave dwellings in Matera, a 2019 European Capital of Culture; the white hill town of Ostuni; and the baroque city of Lecce.
Jun 6, 2021 to Jun 23, 2021
Price: From $7,159
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
Trip Status: Waitlist Only
The Duke Lemur Center has been working in Madagascar for 30 years and we will have access to Duke connected conservation projects and people. This trip is perfect for first time Madagascar visitors as well as for those returning to Madagascar for a second or third trip! Madagascar is home to all of the world’s lemurs (some 100+ species) and over half of the world’s chameleons, in addition to more than 170 species of frogs. Every year scientists discover new species of plants and animals in Madagascar’s deserts and forests.

St. Moritz
Jun 15, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Price: $3,695
Duke Leaders: Thomas J. Ferraro
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
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!

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