• The Danube's various ecosystems are noted for variety and large populations of birds, some very rare. Dalmatian pelicans and great cormorants are seen here.

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Great Danube Passage

August 11-25, 2016
Hosted by: Bob McKillop, Men's Head Basketball Coach

Price & reservations: 15 nights/14 days from $4,695 (land only). Contact AHI Travel at 800-323-7373.

About our trip: Sail through eight countries and more than a dozen cities and towns as you cruise along the mighty Danube River aboard an exclusively chartered ship. Luxurious hotel accommodations in Sofia and Prague. Personalize your cruise with a choice of included excursions in select ports of call. Experience Eastern European culture and cuisine. See marvelous old world capitals, medieval castles, beautiful churches, monumental cathedrals, picturesque villages, and incomparable Danube River landscapes. Cruise through some of the most historic and beautiful stretches of the storied Danube–the incredible Iron Gate Gorge, the twisting Danube Bend, and the breathtaking Wachau Valley. Four educational lectures offer insight into local history and culture. Visit the AHI website for more information.

About your hostBob McKillopBob McKillop just finished his 26th season as the head coach of the men's basketball team. Picked to finish 12th in the preseason poll, McKillop led the Wildcats to the 2015 Atlantic 10 regular season title in their inaugural season, earning him his 10th conference coach of the year honor. The Wildcats' 2015 NCAA Tournament appearance marked their eighth under McKillop and the 14th time in his tenure he has led Davidson to a postseason berth. Most famously, the 2007-08 NABC National Coach of the Year led Davidson to the 2008 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Championship game with victories over Gonzaga, Georgetown, and Wisconsin. The unbelievable run ended with a two-point loss to eventual champion Kansas, and Davidson finished the campaign with a final ranking of ninth in the ESPN/USA Today poll.  A native of Queens, N.Y., McKillop and his wife Cathy have three children–Kerrin '02, Matt '06, a member of the 2006 NCAA tournament team and an assistant coach on his father's staff, and Brendan '11, a member of the 2008 Elite Eight team. The McKillop's have two granddaughters, Maggie and Claire.