2023 Great Journey Through Europe

July 12 – 23, 2023
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $4,195 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 12 days
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Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt. Ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornegrat Bahn for views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Also enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enhance your “Grand Tour” with the Amsterdam Pre- or Post-Program Option.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart the U.S. or Canada
  • Day 2 : Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Embark the boat
  • Day 3 : Cologne, Germany
  • Day 4 : Cochem/Reichsburg
  • Day 5 : Koblenz/Rüdesheim
  • Day 6 : Mannheim for Heidelberg
  • Day 7 : Strasbourg, France
  • Day 8 : Basel, Switzerland/Disembark boat/Bern/Lucerne
  • Day 9 : Lucerne
  • Day 10 : Lucerne/Zermatt
  • Day 11 : Zermatt
  • Day 12 : Zermatt/Geneva/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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