Europe & Russia Trips




Oct 9, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020
Price: From $4,695
Duke Leaders: TBD

Venture into a fairy tale on this immersive tour of the French region of Alsace. Situated on the cusp of the Franco-German border, this charming region features a unique character sure to enchant visitors.

May 30, 2020 to Jun 7, 2020
Price: From $5,295
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.

Oct 10, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020
Price: from $5,895 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Bougainville.

Jun 13, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cruise the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur on this delightful seven-night passage to Normandy on the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. In Paris, discover the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter and the Left Bank. An evening cruise shows the city at night.

May 12, 2020 to May 26, 2020
Price: From $4,192 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD

Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. With its ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and dramatic Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering your small group an unparalleled experience.

May 26, 2020 to Jun 10, 2020
Price: From $4,797 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD

Leisurely and comprehensive, this 16-day small group tour provides a generous overview of four fascinating Eastern European nations.

Sep 21, 2020 to Oct 5, 2020
Price: From $4,984 including all airfare
Duke Leaders: TBD

Absorb Croatia’s remarkable history, culture, and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline on this captivating 15-day small

Apr 22, 2019 to Apr 30, 2019
Price: from $2,795 with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: Thomas Robisheaux '74

Glide through the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise and discover Old World cities, picture-perfect towns and centuries of history and culture.

Sep 26, 2019 to Oct 4, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,395 per person
Duke Leaders: J. Clare Woods

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta.

Sep 12, 2019 to Sep 20, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,795 per person

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world.

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

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.

Jun 23, 2019 to Jul 2, 2019
Price: from approximately $6,495 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise.

Exploring Iceland
Oct 3, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019
Price: from $4,997 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

It’s a surprising, even astonishing land; one of massive glaciers and rumbling volcanoes, bubbling mud holes and

Paradores & Pousadas
Oct 5, 2019 to Oct 19, 2019
Price: 15 days from $4,878 (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Begin your 15-day journey in Lisbon, touring the capital’s highlights– including the Belem Tower– and take an excursion to the National Palace of Queluz. Travel through picturesque Alentejo to one of Portugal’s finest pousadas.

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

The towering peaks of the Alps serve as the stunning backdrop for our Swiss and Austrian exploration.

May 2, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Price: From $4,684 per person including air fare
Duke Leaders: Neil McWilliam, Olga Grlic

Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline.

Oct 3, 2019 to Oct 11, 2019
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: Beth Ray-Schroeder '83

Meander through Tuscany’s breathtaking cultural capitals and intimate, cypress-studded hill towns during this small-group journey. Explore this Italian countryside that provides overwhelming inspiration for artists, chefs, and vintners alike.

Jun 4, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Price: $6,895 plus international air
Duke Leaders: Kristen Neuschel

Featuring Guest Speakers
  Dwight David Eisenhower II, accompanying you to the Normandy Beaches, and
  Allen Packwood, Director of Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge

May 29, 2019 to Jun 6, 2019
Price: from $5,895 per person
Duke Leaders: Tony Brown

Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Bougainville.

May 19, 2019 to May 27, 2019
Price: From $5,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Sarah Beckwith

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.

Sep 29, 2019 to Oct 14, 2019
Price: from $4,995 - NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Duke Leaders: Caroline Bruzelius

Travel through nine European countries to discover Old World capitals and charming villages along the mighty Danube River. Enjoy three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, sail the Danube for eight nights and complete your adventure with two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Aug 5, 2019 to Aug 13, 2019
Price: from $3,395

Explore the heritage of Scotland during a seven-night stay in Edinburgh. Experience both city life in the Scottish capital and country life as you explore the Borders in scenic southern Scotland. Revel in the spectacular pageantry of the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

May 2, 2018 to May 9, 2018
Price: from $2,795
Duke Leaders: Francis J. Lethem

Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s lovely waterways and canals. As you alight in waterfront towns, customize your cruise with a choice of excursions.

Jun 29, 2019 to Jul 7, 2019
Price: from $3,495 – NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Cruise the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur on this delightful seven-night passage to Normandy on the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. In Paris, discover the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Latin Quarter and the Left Bank. An evening cruise shows the city at night.

Sep 20, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018
Price: from approximately $5,195 per person
Duke Leaders: N. Gregson Davis

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta.

Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 22, 2018
Price: from $7,999
Duke Leaders: TBD

Sail aboard the elegant sailing yacht Sea Cloud II to ancient towns and important archaeological sites on both sides of the exquisite Adriatic coast.

Oct 14, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
Price: From $3,595 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD

The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily is a diverse outpost once ruled by ancient Greeks, the Phoenicians, Arabs, French and Spanish, just to name a few.

Jul 10, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018
Price: Adults: $5,390 (and child and youth pricing)
Duke Leaders: N/A

Vacations with family are among our most enduring, most valuable memories. Beyond wonderful vacations that keep children entertained, active or relaxing outdoors, parents and grandparents also look for travel that enriches the mind and will provide valuable life experiences with their family.

Sep 26, 2018 to Oct 10, 2018
Price: From $4,974 (includes international airfare)
Duke Leaders: Valeria Finucci

This leisurely 15-day small group exploration of Italy’s northern regions begins with a relaxing three-night stay on Lake Maggiore.  Your lake region touring includes Stresa and Orta San Giulio, and a cruise to Isola Bella, the beautiful island set in the middle of Lake Maggiore.  You t

Oct 11, 2018 to Oct 22, 2018
Price: from $3,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

Portugal led the world during the Age of Discovery. Now it is time for the world to rediscover Portugal’s stunning beauty, rich tradition and warm people.

the iffle tower
Oct 7, 2018 to Oct 15, 2018
Price: from $2,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Hemingway referred to Paris as “a moveable feast,” and it is still true that the city is bountiful with unique sights, sounds and experiences. On this journey, explore Le Marais, Paris’s aristocratic district, and marvel at iconic Parisian landmarks during an afternoon cruise on the Seine.

Jun 10, 2020 to Jun 18, 2020
Price: From $3,395 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Italy’s Amalfi Coast has been luring travelers, artists and romantics for centuries. Treat yourself to the region’s scenic splendor during a seven-night adventure based in cliff-side Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Jul 11, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018
Price: from $2,995 (No Single Supplement; limited availability)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the Rhine River’s timeless beauty with the people you love most on a fun and fascinating cruise designed especially for families. Aboard the elegant, first-class Amadeus Silver III, unpack once and enjoy a choice of engaging excursions in Holland, Germany and France.

Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 25, 2018
Price: from $4,495
Duke Leaders: Beth Holmgren

Join this custom-designed, 13-day travel program visiting seven unique countries, two UNESCO World Heritage sites and the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley, a mystical region steeped in natural beauty that remains virtually unknown to Westerners.

Jun 21, 2020 to Jun 29, 2020
Price: From $6,795 with Round-Trip Air Included from Select Cities†
Duke Leaders: TBD

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.

Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
Price: from approximately $7,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Dr. Paulina Duda

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise.

May 19, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Price: from $2,895
Duke Leaders: John Jeffries Martin

Renowned for its turquoise sea, sun-drenched beaches and charming towns, the Italian Riviera has been delighting travelers for centuries. Explore the region of Liguria on a weeklong journey that takes you to seaside towns, colorful villages and historic cities.

Sep 19, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020
Price: From $3,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Immerse yourself in the rich culture, proud traditions and striking natural beauty of Basque Spain and France on this seven-night adventure. Head off to San Sebastián, Spain, on lovely La Concha Bay, a bustling beach town and foodie’s delight with fine dining, tapas bars and cafés.

May 10, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Bruce Jentleson

Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage.

May 6, 2020 to May 14, 2020
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join this specially arranged, exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in world-famous Provence and in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during springtime, the best time of year to visit.

May 3, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Price: from $2,895
Duke Leaders: TBD

Cosmopolitan Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the sparkling jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coastline, imbued with a creative spirit that has propelled innovations in architecture, art, cuisine and more.

May 2, 2018 to May 9, 2018
Price: from $2,795
Duke Leaders: Francis J. Lethem

Experience a captivating seven-night cruise through Holland and Belgium’s lovely waterways and canals. As you alight in waterfront towns, customize your cruise with a choice of excursions.

Oct 8, 2020 to Oct 16, 2020
Price: From $4,795 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us for this unparalleled and comprehensive nine-day Aegean odyssey to the very cradle of Western civilization and the classical world. Cruise round trip Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered, newest Five-Star small ship Le Bougainville.

May 31, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Price: from $5,397

We start our 11-day tour of Iceland in Borgarnes and visit the Reyholt Cultural Centre. Tour the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its small fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds. Enjoy three nights in the region’s charming capital, Akureyri.

Sep 25, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
Price: from $5,592 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Bryan Gilliam

Your 15-day comprehensive tour of Germany, the old and the new, will draw you into the allure of this classic land with a its cruise on the legendary Rhine, its vistas of the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps, and its exploration of culturally rich Munich and international Berlin.

Apr 27, 2020 to May 6, 2020
Price: From $5,295 plus air
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join this unique itinerary, which captures the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England and commemorates the historic D-Day landings.

Sep 15, 2019 to Sep 23, 2019
Price: from approximately $4,395 per person

Cruise from picture-perfect Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens. Enjoy a custom-designed, seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Lyrial, featuring balconies in most of its ocean-view suites and staterooms.

Jul 17, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017
Price: $5,696 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

On this wide-ranging 14-day tour you will travel from gracious Edinburgh to England’s legendary Lake District; from spectacular Snowdonia to the rural Cotswolds to the Roman Baths, finishing in cosmopolitan London.

Jul 27, 2017 to Aug 6, 2017
Price: from $5,242 (including airfare)

We start our 11-day tour of Iceland in Borgarnes and visit the Reyholt Cultural Centre. Tour the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its small fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds. Enjoy three nights in the region’s charming capital, Akureyri.

Jul 25, 2017 to Aug 9, 2017
Price: from $6,174 (including airfare)

Your 16-day tour beings in the delightful Danish capital, Copenhagen, with highlights including a visit to Rosenborg Palace. Spend a full day in Elsinore, made famous from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Sep 30, 2017 to Oct 16, 2017
Price: $5,184 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders:

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this leisurely 17-day tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery.

Aug 16, 2017 to Aug 26, 2017
Price: from $3,495
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover the pristine beauty of Switzerland. Immerse yourself first in the German-speaking area of the country, and settle in lakeside Thun.

Aug 17, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017
Price: from $4,195
Duke Leaders: Thomas Robisheaux '74

Journey across the captivating emerald Isle through Dublin, Belfast, Donegal and County Galway. Begin in Dublin with visits to Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grafton Street. Enjoy excursions to Bend of the Boyne, the archaeological wonder of Newgrange and St.

Aug 23, 2017 to Sep 6, 2017
Price: from $4,695
Duke Leaders: Mary "Tolly" Boatwright

Explore eight countries, discover old-world capitals and stroll through charming villages dusting the banks along Europe’s romantic and historic Danube River. Encounter Prague with visits to Prague Castle and the Old Jewish Quarter. Travel to Passau and step into St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Sep 21, 2017 to Oct 1, 2017
Price: $3,295
Duke Leaders:

Provence and the French Côte d’Azur conjure visions of sunny olive groves, lavender fields and the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. Settle in Avignon and begin your exploration with a visit to the Palace of the Popes and a cruise on the Rhône.

Sep 29, 2017 to Oct 7, 2017
Price: from $2,795
Duke Leaders: N/A

Sophisticated Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the jewel of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Settle in and begin to explore this vibrant city with a small group of fellow travelers on a 7-night adventure.

Oct 17, 2017 to Oct 25, 2017
Price: from $2,895
Duke Leaders:

Bursting with charming villages, ancient olive groves, bountiful vineyards and remarkable natural beauty, Tuscany’s sun-warmed hills have attracted artists, writers and travelers for centuries.

Oct 2, 2017 to Oct 10, 2017
Price: from $4,495 per person
Duke Leaders:

Cruise with us for seven nights from Rome to Barcelona aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Lyrial, launched in 2015.

Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
Price: $3,545
Duke Leaders: N/A

This immersive program is designed to introduce you to life in Paris, and its environs, from a native’s point of view. Spend two weeks in a Paris apartment located in the beautiful neighborhood of Bercy, just minutes by Metro from the city center.

Oct 9, 2017 to Oct 17, 2017
Price: from $4,295 per person
Duke Leaders: Deb Johnson

This unique and exclusive eight-day itinerary and Small Ship voyage showcases the resplendent Iberian Peninsula and the coastal jewels of, and between, Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Oct 18, 2017 to Oct 28, 2017
Price: from $6,995 per person including air from Los Angeles*
Duke Leaders:

This exclusive nine-night cruise from the spectacular harbor of Hong Kong, “Crossroads of the East,” to vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) aboard the Five-Star, small ship m.s. L’Austral showcases the Orient’s most intriguing destinations, the fascinating treasures of Vietnam—from the serene

Jun 14, 2017 to Jun 24, 2017
Price: from $6,195 per person

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver II.

Jul 22, 2020 to Jul 31, 2020
Price: From $3,695 plus air
Duke Leaders: Thomas J. Ferraro

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.