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2023 Cruise the Heart of Europe
May 5 – 20, 2023
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Learn more, and book online.)
Price: From $5,695 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 16 days
UNC Lecturer: Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus
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Sail through Central Europe along the storied Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, legendary waterways with fascinating histories. Unpack once aboard an exclusively chartered first-class river ship and settle in for a 14-night cruise, enjoying an intimate look at five distinct countries, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Awaken each day to medieval villages and vibrant capitals, enchanting vistas and lauded UNESCO World Heritage sites. Centuries of heritage unfold in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, cities steeped in the legacies of great empires.
Glide by idyllic landscapes of fairytale villages, castle-crowned hilltops and the beautiful Middle Rhine and Wachau valleys. Along the way, join local experts for enriching discussions and take part in immersive cultural experiences, including a traditional German Frühschoppen. Plus, our thoughtfully planned shore excursions allow you to customize your time, from walking tours to cycling adventures and wine tastings. This unforgettable cruise features all meals, including wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. No single supplement for solo travelers!
- Day 1 : Depart U.S.
- Day 2 : Arrive in Amsterdam | Transfer to ship
- Day 3 : Amsterdam
- Day 4 : Cologne
- Day 5 : Koblenz
- Day 6 : Miltenberg
- Day 7 : Würzburg
- Day 8 : Bamberg
- Day 9 : Nuremberg
- Day 10 : Regensburg
- Day 11 : Passau
- Day 12 : Melk | Wachau Valley | Dürnstein
- Day 13 : Vienna
- Day 14 : Bratislava
- Day 15 : Budapest
- Day 16 : Budapest | 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 Carolina Alumni 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 become a Carolina Alumni member online.
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 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.