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Duke Travels

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

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Upcoming Trips

All Alumni Travel

Jul 2, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021
Price: From $7,560
Duke Leaders: Andy Read
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?

Jul 5, 2021 to Jul 20, 2021
Price: From $6,494
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
As the Midnight Sun turns night into day, Scandinavia shines.  From the cosmopolitan capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo to Norway’s magnificent fjord country, your small group encounters Scandinavia at its best.  The 16-day journey begins with sightseeing in Copenhagen, including the Rosenborg and Christiansborg palacesSee Elsinore, infamous setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and visit the Karen Blixen Museum.  Ferrying overnight to Oslo, stay at a Gaala ski lodge. Journey to Geiranger along Norway’s “roof,” enjoying views of dramatic Geirangerfjord.&n
Jul 11, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Embark upon an unparalleled journey through history on this legendary network of rails. Enjoy modern amenities, comfortable lodging, and exciting excursions as you leisurely traverse two countries by private train during this epic adventure.

Jul 15, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Price: From $6,795 with Round-Trip Air Included from Select Cities†
Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure
Discover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice”—one of the world’s most enchanting and distinctive destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the Five‑Star expedition ship, Le Dumont D’Urville, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory, underwater observation lounge.
Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 9, 2021
Price: From $9,796 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: Dr. Anne Pusey
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Unparalleled game viewing, top-rated lodges, and gracious local people – all await your small group “on safari” in alluring Kenya and Tanzania for 16 days.  Beginning in cosmopolitan Nairobi, encounter many and varied highlights, from grassland plains to Mt.
Riding Zodiac through glaciers in Alaska
Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 1, 2021
Price: $8,450
Duke Leaders: TBD
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Unique, immersive style of travel
Exploring Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is an unrivaled experience, and your guarantee of an in-depth encounter with all its wonders. Our expedition ships are fully equipped with tools for exploration that will enable you to:
  • Venture into a land of mist shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers and islands teeming with wildlife
  • Hike through lush forests to cascading waterfalls, and ride Zodiacs into secluded inlets to look for brown bears
  • See the Alaska undersea through live video