Dates

July 7 to 17, 2020

Starting Price

$3,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles Please Ask

Deposit per Person

$600

11 Days
Land & Cruise, River Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the deluxe AMADEUS SILVER III. Journey through the western heart of the Continent through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the Rhine River. Specially arranged guided excursions feature six UNESCO World Heritage sites—explore Amsterdam’s storybook canals; visit Cologne’s Gothic cathedral, cruise through the heart of the Rhine River Valley, tour the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, walk through Berne’s Old Town and see the Jungfrau-Aletsch region of the Swiss Alps. Visit Germany’s medieval Rüdesheim and 13 th -century Heidelberg Castle. Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne, Switzerland; ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Complement your journey with the two-night Amsterdam Pre-Program Option.

Shared departure: this departure is shared with other universities.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart the U.S. or Canada

On arrival, enjoy a private cruise along the city’s canals, lined with distinctly Dutch 16th- and 17th -century canal houses. Then embark on the deluxe Amadeus Silver III.

Day 2

Amsterdam, the Netherlands/Embark Amadeus Silver III

Join your travel companions for the Captain’s Welcome Receptions and dinner on July 8th.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Jacqueline Vansant

Jacqueline (Jackie) Vansant, Professor of German at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
I was born in Delaware and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. My interest in the German-speaking world began as an undergraduate at Washington College when I was encouraged to take German after my poor performance on the French placement exam. After my first semester of college I realized that German was my passion and not biology. In summer 1974 as I set off for the beginning of my junior year I had my first exposure to some of the sites on “The Great Journey through Europe.” Although I have focused on Austrian women writers, on memoirs and letters by Jewish Austrians, who fled after the Anschluss in 1938, and on the image of Austria in Hollywood films in my academic life, during my study of German I have been fascinated by many of the sites on this trip and look particularly forward to traveling on the Rhine.

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Dates

July 7 to 17, 2020

Starting Price

$3,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles Please Ask

Deposit per Person

$600

11 Days
Land & Cruise, River Cruise
Gohagan & Co.
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064