Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Fly to Germany:
Enjoy your overnight flight to Frankfurt.
Day 2 :
Arrive In Germany
Arrive in Frankfurt and transfer to the walled city of Rothenburg.
- Night Tour:
Tonight, explore the city during a Night Watchman Tour.
Day 3 :
- Tour Rothenburg:
Explore the town with your tour director and visit sites that include the compact Altstadt and the city walls.
- Romantic Road:
Take the "Romantic Road" through the Bavarian countryside to Munich.
LEAP Activity | Debate the Great
Meet six influential figures from Germany’s history. Join a debate and argue their accomplishments to decide who the greatest German is.
Day 4 :
- Guided Tour:
A local guide shows you the Frauenkirche, the Glockenspiel, Europe's fourth-largest carillon, and the Olympic stadium.
Travel to Nymphenburg, with its 500 acres lined with trimmed hedges, boasting three pavilions and a miniature palace.
Visit the former concentration camp at Dachau.
LEAP Activity | Bask in Bavarian Arts
Discover the links between traditional dance and Bavarian history. Listen to and learn Bavarian music while participating in ancient folklore storytelling. You’ll also learn (and demonstrate) a variety of traditional dance steps as taught by local experts.
Day 5 :
- Castle Exploration:
Visit fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, built by mad Bavarian King Ludwig II. The castle is a lesson in extravagance!
- Travel to Lucerne via Liechtenstein:
En route to Switzerland, you will pass through the tiny principality of Liechtenstein.
Day 6 :
Lucerne and Swiss Folklore
- Lucerne Walking Tour:
A walking tour of Lucerne includes the lion monument, the Jesuit church, Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, quaint covered bridges, and city fortifications.
- Add on: Zurich:
Visit Zurich this afternoon and discover "downtown Switzerland" on an optional excursion. Explore the city that's home to five world bank headquarters, numerous underground gold bullions, the intriguing Altstadt, and beautiful parks and quays. Relax by Lake Switzerland or shop for unique Swiss products in your free time.
LEAP Activity | Swiss Life and Legends
Legends of William Tell, the Lion Monument, Swiss independence, and more come to life as you reenact episodes in the history of Switzerland.
Day 7 :
- Explore the Town:
Travel northward across the German border and wind your way to Heidelberg. See the Altstadt, the country's oldest university, the marktplatz, and Heidelberg Castle.
Day 8 :
- River Scenery:
Cruise along the fortress-studded Rhine, with its banks crowned by magnificent castles and breathtaking, vine-terraced hills.
- Marksburg Castle:
Visit 12th century Marksburg Castle.
Day 9 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Depart from Switzerland:
Board your flight home or extend your European travels with a two-night stop in Prague.
Extend your stay | Visit Prague
Explore the heart of Bohemia—travel to Prague in the Czech Republic and explore this picturesque city full of history, charm, and culture. With a local guide, visit the Golden Lane, Tyn Church, Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock, and Hradcany Castle.