Cultural Trips




Sirmione
Sep 26, 2020 to Oct 4, 2020
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

Cliffs in Ireland
Sep 25, 2021 to Oct 6, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: TBD
Ireland’s dazzling coastal beauty takes center stage on this magical, 10-night journey! Begin in the east in dynamic Dublin. Then, head westward with stops in Galway and Cong before exploring the breathtaking, untamed Wild Atlantic Way.
Danube at sunset
Oct 6, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021
Price: $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
Experience eight European countries and sail the mighty Danube River on this unforgettable journey! Our carefully curated itinerary introduces fascinating landmarks and epic landscapes, including the fairy-tale Wachau Valley.
Centero of Antwerp
Apr 5, 2021 to Apr 13, 2021
Price: $2,995
Duke Leaders: TBD
From the thatched farmhouses and footpaths of fairy-tale Giethoorn to the medieval landmarks of Antwerp, fall in love with the Netherlands and Belgium as you relish their intimate waterways. See bygone eras take shape aboard a first-class river ship for seven nights.
Polignano A Mare
Jun 2, 2021 to Jun 10, 2021
Price: $3,095
Duke Leaders: TBD
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.
Windmill
May 26, 2021 to Jun 3, 2021
Price: $5,999
Duke Leaders: TBD
On this trip, cruise aboard the new Magnifique IV, an upscale Dutch-style canal boat with 20 comfortable cabins. Go behind the scenes in the charming town of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland.
Mar 6, 2020 to Mar 13, 2020
Price: From $3,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Explore Mexico City and Oaxaca, two remarkable cities and world-renowned repositories of art and architectural treasures that span the centuries.

Jun 6, 2021 to Jun 23, 2021
Price: From $7,159
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch
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!
Centero of Antwerp
May 23, 2021 to May 31, 2021
Price:
Duke Leaders: Dr. Tom Robisheaux '74
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.
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.

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

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.

Mystical India
Nov 5, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
Price: from $4,795 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput.

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

Go “on safari” to the premier safari destinations of Kenya and Tanzania, enjoying quintessential wildlife viewing

Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Price: From $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors to this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists.

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.

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.

Mar 6, 2019 to Mar 19, 2019
Price: from $6,795
Duke Leaders: TBD

In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. Explore Singapore’s Malaysian and Chinese roots in traditional neighborhoods and taste homemade dumplings at a cooking demonstration.

Mar 5, 2019 to Mar 20, 2019
Price: from $7,245

Travel to southern Africa on an adventure that will exceed all expectations and reveal stunning contrasts, fascinating tribal cultures and cities firmly established in the modern age. From Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and beyond to the Cape of Good Hope.

Feb 27, 2019 to Mar 15, 2019
Price: from $4,187 per person (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Discover Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 16-day small group journey.  Begin your tour in French-accented Hanoi, and take a full-day excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay.  Tour Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Muse

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.

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.

Oct 30, 2018 to Nov 13, 2018
Price: From $5,872 (including international airfare)
Duke Leaders: TBD

Your exhilarating 15-day small group Himalayan journey, limited to just 18 guests, begins in Kathmandu.  Visit iconic Swayambhunath Temple, an ancient Buddhist complex.  Continue to culturally rich Patan and enjoy a walk through Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO site.  Share lunch with

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.

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.

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.

Mar 6, 2018 to Mar 21, 2018
Price: from $6,695
Duke Leaders: Karin Shapiro

Travel to southern Africa on an adventure that will exceed all expectations and reveal stunning contrasts, fascinating tribal cultures and cities firmly established in the modern age. From Cape Town, visit Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and beyond to the Cape of Good Hope.

Jul 16, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018
Price: $6,659
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors o this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists.

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.

Jan 19, 2018 to Jan 29, 2018
Price: from $3,998 (including airfare)
Duke Leaders: Deborah Jakubs

A treasured destination, Colombia welcomes visitors to experience its wealth of indigenous cultures, evocative Spanish Colonial heritage, lush landscapes, and Caribbean sun.  Your small group of no more than 24 guests discovers its many jewels on this 11-day tour, from Bogota and the Coffee

Feb 5, 2020 to Feb 13, 2020
Price: from $4,995 plus air

Journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal.

Feb 15, 2018 to Feb 24, 2018
Price: from approximately $6,995 per person
Duke Leaders: Michael A. Gillespie

Experience this distinctively designed people-to-people itinerary featuring three nights in the spirited, soulful capital city of Havana followed by a six-night cruise along the island’s southern coast to Santiago de Cuba—an extraordinary opportunity to traverse the entire breadth of Cuba.

Feb 6, 2018 to Feb 16, 2018
Price: from approximately $6,795 per person
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join us for a uniquely designed nine-night program in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia’s Society Islands. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star m.s.y. Wind Spirit, a small sailing ship carrying only 148 guests and rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Condé Nast Traveler.

Jun 19, 2017 to Jul 1, 2017
Price: from $6,659 per person
Duke Leaders: Charles Welch

Be a part of this exclusive and customized adventure in one of the most extraordinary places on Earth. Explore the many splendors o this unique island nation with this new itinerary, where you will visit areas not opened to other tourists.

Feb 5, 2018 to Feb 20, 2018
Price: from $4,197

In a land of breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler.

Mar 5, 2018 to Mar 19, 2018
Price: from $4,397
Duke Leaders: Eric Mlyn

Your 15-day journey into Egypt begins in Cairo and environs with the Egyptian Museum and the open-air museum at Memphis, where you will encounter the enigmatic Sphinx, then continue on to Sakkara and the Pyramids of Giza.

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.

Sep 26, 2020 to Oct 4, 2020
Price: From $4,995
Duke Leaders: TBD

Join our small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

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.

Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 14, 2017
Price: $6,295 per person
Duke Leaders: Gary Gereffi P'06

This trip has been canceled, but will be offered again in fall 2018. For more information, please email travel@daa.duke.edu.