2023 European Coastal Civilizations

May 20 -29, 2023
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $5,995 (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 one-of-a-kind itinerary. Discover Portugal’s renowned wine country, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela, visit Bilbao’s iconic Guggenheim Museum and see UNESCO-inscribed Mont Saint Michel’s impressive abbey. Special guest Dwight D. Eisenhower II, historian and grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed D-Day beaches of Normandy. Extend your journey with the Lisbon Pre-Program and London Post-Program Options.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart the U.S. or Canada
  • Day 2 : Lisbon, Portugal/Embark the ship
  • Day 3 : Leixões for Oporto
  • Day 4 : A Coruña, Spain, for Santiago de Compostela
  • Day 5 : Santander for Bilbao
  • Day 6 : Cruising the Bay of Biscay
  • Day 7 : Saint-Malo, France, for Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Day 8 : Caen for Normandy Beaches
  • Day 9 : Cruising the English Channel/River Thames to London ’s Tower Bridge, England
  • Day 10 : London/Disembark ship/ Return to the U.S. or Canada


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.

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 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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