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2020 Discovering Eastern Europe

June 16 – July 1
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $4,997 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 16 days
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Whether for recapturing ancestral heritage or simply discovering a beautiful and poignant part of the world, this small group tour, limited to 24 travelers, offers ample opportunity for enlightenment and enjoyment.  Both leisurely and comprehensive, it provides a generous overview of four fascinating nations.  The 16-day journey begins in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, the phoenix city reconstructed after World War II.  Sightseeing here includes the faithfully rebuilt Old Town and moving visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, along with independent exploration and a private classical piano recital.  Traveling on to Krakow, tour its medieval Old Town – a UNESCO site boasting Europe’s largest medieval square; and explore another UNESCO site:  the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a virtual underground city carved from salt.  Then head south through the snowcapped Tatra Mountains to Budapest, the Hungarian capital, to get acquainted with the “Paris of the East” with its splendid architecture and lively café culture.  Journeying on along the scenic Danube Bend, visit Szentendre’s fascinating ceramic museum and picturesque Neszmély en route to beloved Vienna.  Highlights of the three-night sojourn here include a classical music performance and visits to the storied Opera House and majestic Schönbrunn Palace.  Take an excursion to the renowned Vienna Woods and the health spa town of Baden.  A three-night stay in elegant Prague completes the journey, with touring of the medieval Old Town, the celebrated Castle District, and the historic Jewish Quarter.  Experience Germany’s cosmopolitan capital, brimming with art, culture, and history, on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour Berlin extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Warsaw
  • Day 3 : Warsaw
  • Day 4 : Warsaw | Auschwitz | Krakow
  • Day 5 : Krakow
  • Day 6 : Krakow
  • Day 7 : Krakow | Slovakia | Budapest
  • Day 8 : Budapest
  • Day 9 : Budapest
  • Day 10 : Budapest | Danube Bend | Vienna
  • Day 11 : Vienna
  • Day 12 : Vienna Woods
  • Day 13 : Vienna | Prague
  • Day 14 : Prague
  • Day 15 : Prague
  • Day 16 : Depart for U.S.

Eligibility

We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2020 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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