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2021 European Coastal Civilizations

May 2 – 11, 2021
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $5,595 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 10 days
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Explore the storied legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England and commemorate the historic D-Day landings on this uniquely designed itinerary. Cruise for eight nights from Lisbon aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship Le Champlain, with access to ports unavailable to larger vessels.

Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites and conclude with a memorable cruise up the legendary River Thames to spend one night aboard ship a stone’s throw from London’s illustrious Tower Bridge. Special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy.

Cruise along Spain’s ruggedly beautiful Costa Verde, explore spirited Oporto in Portugal’s renowned port wine country and walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on the Way of St. James in Santiago de Compostela. Observe the intriguing juxtaposition of old and new in Bilbao and visit Frank Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum. Tour Mont-Saint-Michel’s astounding abbey, the jewel of medieval France. Lisbon Pre-Program and London Post-Program Options.

 

 

 

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Lisbon, Embark Le Champlain
  • Day 3 : Leixões
  • Day 4 : Snatiago de Compostela
  • Day 5 : Santander | Bilbao
  • Day 6 : Cruising the French Coast
  • Day 7 : St. Malo for Mont-St-Michel
  • Day 8 : Caen
  • Day 9 : Cruising the English Channel
  • Day 10 : London | 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.

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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