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2021 Holiday Markets

Nov. 27 – Dec. 5, 2021
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
Price: From $2,745 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Feel the magic of the holidays in Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands on a seven-night, Rhine River cruise! Celebrate centuries-old traditions in festive markets aglow with twinkling lights and good cheer and overflowing with handmade decorations and other treasures.

Delight in the sounds of carolers and bells and the scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh pine in the air. Visit Heidelberg’s castle and enjoy an exclusive musical performance in the romantic old town. Stroll through Koblenz and Speyer, charming German towns. Admire Cologne’s spectacular cathedral, and cruise Amsterdam’s scenic canals.

In the ports of Breisach, Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Amsterdam, select excursions that fit your interests, such as wine tastings, culinary tours or cultural experiences. Aboard your exclusively chartered, first-class ship, revel in the beauty of the Rhine Gorge and sip warm, spicy Glühwein. This heartwarming journey includes an ample meal plan, plus wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no supplement for solo travelers.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Frankfurt | Transfer to Cologne | Embark ship
  • Day 3 : Cologne
  • Day 4 : Rhine Gorge | Rudesheim
  • Day 5 : Speyer
  • Day 6 : Strasbourg
  • Day 7 : Briesach
  • 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.

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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