2024 Swiss Alps and the Italian Lakes

July 17-26, 2024 – Waitlist only (Join the waitlist.)
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Read more and reserve online.)
Price: From $4,245 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 10 days
UNC Lecturer: Kevin Stewart, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences
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Embrace the wonders of Switzerland and Italy on this eight-night journey! Stay in chic St. Moritz and lakeside Stresa, immersing yourself in these celebrated destinations. Journey by train to Zuoz and wind through incredible scenery on the Bernina Express. Cruise to the Borromean Islands and explore romantic Bellagio and Como. Stand before da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” and prepare regional dishes at a family restaurant. This program includes first-class accommodations and a generous meal plan.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Zurich, Switzerland
  • Day 3 : St. Moritz | Zuoz
  • Day 4 : Bernina Express | Tirano, Italy | St. Moritz
  • Day 5 : St. Moritz
  • Day 6 : Stresa, Italy
  • Day 7 : Borromean Islands
  • Day 8 : Milan
  • Day 9 : Stresa
  • Day 10 : In Transit


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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