2021 Grand Danube Passage

Sept. 30- Oct. 14
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $4,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 15 days
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Cruise the mighty Danube River through eight European countries and Austria’s storied Wachau Valley, a fairly-tale stretch of cliff-top castles and terraced vineyards. Enjoy three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, sail the Danube for eight nights and savor two nights in Sofia, Bulgaria. Along the way, discover Roman ruins, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques and fortresses — all part of a complex history shaped by the Danube. Feast your eyes on Budapest illuminated at night and the Iron Gate Gorge, an engineering marvel. Taste traditional delicacies in Croatia’s Slavonia region and enjoy a folk show and a performance of the Viennese waltz onboard. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions. Consider a culinary outing, cycling or an art tour. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations and deluxe hotels. The extensive meal plan features wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Prague
  • Day 3 : Prague
  • Day 4 : Prague
  • Day 5 : Prague | Embark ship
  • Day 6 : Melk | Dürnstein | Vienna
  • Day 7 : Vienna
  • Day 8 : Bratislava
  • Day 9 : Budapest
  • Day 10 : Osijek | Vukovar
  • Day 11 : Belgrade
  • Day 12 : Iron Gate Gorge | Drobeta Turnu Severin
  • Day 13 : Vidin | Disembark ship | Sofia
  • Day 14 : Sofia
  • Day 15 : 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.

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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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