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2020 Holiday Markets

Nov. 27 – Dec. 5
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Read additional tour details here.)
Price: From $2,395 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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View the 2020 UNC-AHI tour catalog.

Feel the magic of the holidays in France, Germany and Switzerland on a seven-night Rhine River cruise. Celebrate centuries-old traditions and shop festive markets overflowing with handmade decorations, toys, jewelry and other treasures. Delight in the sounds of carolers and bells and the scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh pine in the air. Sip warm spicy Glühwein on the ship. Visit a hillside castle and enjoy a musical performance in Heidelberg.  Admire Cologne’s spectacular Gothic cathedral, the red sandstone landmarks of bustling Freiburg, and the pastel-colored houses of charming Breisach. Personalize your cruise with a variety of included excursion choices in Basel, Breisach, Rüdesheim and Strasbourg, such as a wine tasting, art tour or culinary experience. Aboard your first-class ship, revel in the beauty of the Rhine Gorge. This heartwarming journey includes a generous meal plan, plus wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner. There is no supplement for solo travelers.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Frankfurt | Transfer to Cologne | Embark ship
  • Day 3 : Cologne
  • Day 4 : Rhine Gorge | Rudesheim
  • Day 5 : Speyer
  • Day 6 : Strasbourg
  • Day 7 : Breisach
  • Day 8 : Basel
  • Day 9 : 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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