2021 Cruise the Heart of Europe

Sept. 21 – Oct. 6, 2021
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $5,745 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 16 days
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Celebrated in art and song, Europe’s great rivers carved borders, created trade routes, and cultivated traditions and cultures that live on today. Enjoy an intimate look at five distinct countries and appreciate Europe from a wider lens on this expertly crafted journey.

Cruise the charming canals of Amsterdam and navigate the mighty Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Explore great cities, including Amsterdam, Budapest, Cologne, Passau and Vienna, and visit the charming towns of Koblenz, Melk and Miltenberg. Marvel at the beauty of the Middle Rhine and Wachau Valley.

Personalize your experience in select ports with a choice of included shore excursions that range from cycling adventures to museum and culinary tours. Along the way, local experts shed light on destinations they know and love. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes 14 nights aboard an exclusively chartered first-class river cruiser, all meals and wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner. No single supplement!

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Budapest
  • Day 3 : Budapest
  • Day 4 : Bratislava | Vienna
  • Day 5 : Vienna
  • Day 6 : Dürnstein | Melk
  • Day 7 : Passau
  • Day 8 : Regensburg
  • Day 9 : Nuremberg
  • Day 10 : Bambert
  • Day 11 : Würzburg
  • Day 12 : Miltenberg
  • Day 13 : Koblenz
  • Day 14 : Cologne
  • Day 15 : Amsterdam
  • Day 16 : Depart for U.S.


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.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 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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