2024 Great European Journey

June 18-29, 2024
Tour Operator: Gohagan
Price: From $4,315 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 12 days
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Journey through Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, cruising the Moselle and Rhine rivers, on a 10-night itinerary that includes 4 nights in the Swiss Alps—featuring the Matterhorn and Mount Pilatus—and a 6‑night river cruise. Ride aboard 3 legendary railways—the Gornegrat Bahn for views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt; 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 Post-Program Option.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Geneva/Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Day 3 : Zermatt
  • Day 4 : Zermatt | Lucerne
  • Day 5 : Lucerne
  • Day 6 : Lucerne | Bern | Basel
  • Day 7 : Strasbourg
  • Day 8 : Heidelberg
  • Day 9 : Rudesheim | Koblenz
  • Day 10 : Cochem
  • Day 11 : Cologne
  • Day 12 : Amsterdam | Return to home city


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 join, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Mobility Information

You should be in good physical condition to enjoy your tour to its fullest.

Our trips involve a considerable amount of daily standing and walking, up hills or stairs, and on uneven or cobblestone streets. Typical distances are between 2-4 miles per day, unassisted. Some tours have excursions in high altitudes, very early morning departures and/or excursions involving Zodiacs and/or floating docks.

Please contact the tour operator directly with concerns specific to your tour and your needs. For highly active tours, you may wish to speak with your doctor.

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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