Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Germany:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Hungary!
- Arrive in Budapest:
Begin exploring Hungary's capital.
Day 3 :
- Discover Budapest with a Local Guide:
See one of Central Europe's major capitals. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Castle Hill and the Danube bridges. Then explore the Royal Palace and Matthias Church.
Day 4 :
- Travel through Bratislava:
En route to Vienna, make a stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Day 5 :
- Explore Vienna with a Local Guide:
Follow in the footsteps of the imperial Habsburgs as a local guide shows you the Hofburg, the Belvedere, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. As you enter Schonbrunn Palace, imagine Emperor Karl I’s abdication in this building, ending 640 years of his family’s rule.
- Add On: Step Out with Strauss:
Step, two, three - waltz away at Vienna's famous Elmayer Dancing School and discover the nineteenth century dance trend! Master the moves and social graces of this Austrian tradition, including the handkuss and heel-click greeting.
Day 6 :
- Visit Cesky Krumlov:
En route to Prague, walk the 13th century streets of Cesky Krumlov (open seasonally, April-October), situated on the banks of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Explore its medieval castle and see how its architecture evolved over the centuries through Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
- Continue to Prague:
Day 7 :
- Discover Prague with a Local Guide:
A local guide brings you to the sights, including the artists’ homes in the Golden Lanes, somber Tyn Church, Charles Bridge, and the grand astronomical clock.
- Visit Hradcany:
Explore this wonderful castle with sharp spires and jagged rooflines.
Day 8 :
- Travel to Germany, Stop in Nuremberg:
Visit Nuremberg en route to Munich.
- LEAP Debate the Great:
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 9 :
- Explore Munich with a Local Guide:
A local guide shows you the highlights of the city, including the Frauenkirche, the Glockenspiel, and the 1972 Olympic stadium.
- LEAP Bask in Bavarian Arts:
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 10 :
Return Home OR Extend Your Trip
- Depart from Germany:
Board your flight home or extend your stay in Europe and explore Berlin.
Extend your stay | 2-day Berlin Extension from Prague
Spend a few days discovering Berlin. Delve into the history of the city and explore the highlights including the Brandenburg Gate, once an entrance point into the city. See the Reichstag building, constructed to house the first parliament of the German empire. Stroll the boulevard of Unter den Linden and visit the Pergamon Museum with its reconstructed monuments and buildings.