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2020 Great Journey through Europe

July 8 – 18
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $3,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 11 days
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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 Amadeus Silver III. Journey through the western heart of the Continent through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, cruising the fabled Rhine River. Specially arranged guided excursions feature five great UNESCO World Heritage sites—see the Jungfrau-Aletsch region of the Swiss Alps, walk through Berne’s Old Town, tour the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, cruise through the Rhine River Valley and see Cologne’s Gothic cathedral. Also visit Germany’s medieval Rüdesheim and 13th-century Heidelberg Castle. Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne, Switzerland; ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway; and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Complement your journey with the two-night Amsterdam Post-Program Option.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Geneva | Zermatt
  • Day 3 : Zermatt | Matterhorn
  • Day 4 : Zermatt | Andermatt | Lucerne
  • Day 5 : Lucerne | Mt. Pilatus
  • Day 6 : Lucerne | Berne | Basel | Embark Amadeus Silver III
  • Day 7 : Strasbourg
  • Day 8 : Mannheim | Heidelberg
  • Day 9 : Rüdesheim | Koblenz
  • Day 10 : Cologne
  • Day 11 : Amsterdam | Disembark ship | 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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