2024 Cruise the Heart of Europe

Oct. 15 – 30, 2024
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Read more and reserve online)
Price: From $5,795 (Air additional)
Tour Length: 16 days
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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 countries: Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Each day awards 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. Behold Amsterdam’s lovely canals, idyllic landscapes, fairy-tale villages 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 journey, 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.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Budapest
  • Day 3 : Budapest
  • Day 4 : Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Day 5 : Vienna, Austria
  • Day 6 : Dürnstein | Melk
  • Day 7 : Passau, Germany
  • Day 8 : Regensburg
  • Day 9 : Nuremberg
  • Day 10 : Bamberg
  • Day 11 : Würzburg
  • Day 12 : Miltenberg
  • Day 13 : Koblenz
  • Day 14 : Cologne
  • Day 15 : Amsterdam
  • Day 16 : 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 Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to become a Carolina Alumni member, 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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