2022 Great Journey through Europe

June 19 – 29, 2022 – Waitlist Only
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $3,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 11 days
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This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the new, deluxe Amadeus Imperial. Journey through the western center of the Continent through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River.

This program features five UNESCO World Heritage sites—the Jungfrau-Aletsch region of the Swiss Alps, Bern’s Old Town, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, the Middle Rhine Valley and Cologne’s Gothic cathedral. Visit medieval Rüdesheim in the heart of Germany’s wine country and the historical treasures of romantic Heidelberg.

Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt, Switzerland. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, the Gornergrat Bahn for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value. Three-night Amsterdam Post-Program Option featuring the Floriade World Horticulture Expo, held once every 10 years.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Zurich | Lake Lucerne
  • Day 3 : Lake Lucerne
  • Day 4 : Lake Lucerne | Andermatt for Glacier Express to Zermatt
  • Day 5 : Zermatt | Matterhorn
  • Day 6 : Zermatt | Bern | Basel | Embark Amadeus Imperial
  • Day 7 : Strasbourg
  • Day 8 : Mannheim | Heidelberg
  • Day 9 : Rudesheim | Koblenz
  • Day 10 : Cologne
  • Day 11 : Amsterdam | Depart for the 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 2022 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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