Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Relax and enjoy your overnight flight from North America.:
Day 2 :
Arrival in Berlin
Arrive in the German capital, Berlin, and begin exploring.
Day 3 :
- Tour the City:
Sightseeing with a local guide introduces Germany's capital, the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, and the Reichstag Dome.
- Add on: Potsdam:
Opt to Visit the Rococo palace of Sans Souci, to see the rich interior, Roman-style baths, and lush gardens of the palace where Frederick the Great was entertained by Voltaire and Bach, and where Churchill and Stalin met for the Potsdam Conference.
Day 4 :
Dresden & Prague
- Slavic History:
Visit the historic city of Dresden, an ancient Slavic settlement. Admire the magnificent Baroque and Rococo architecture of buildings that were carefully restored to their former glory.
- Frauenkirche & Dresden Schloss:
Explore the Frauenkirche, a sombre reminder of the destruction of the city in 1945, and the Dresden Schloss.
- Travel to Prague:
Continue through the hills of Bohemia to the “Golden City” of Prague in the Czech Republic.
Day 5 :
- 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.
Enjoy a visit to Hradcany, a wonderful castle with sharp spires and ragged rooflines.
Day 6 :
Travel to Vienna
Travel to Vienna, the capital and largest city in Austria.
Day 7 :
- Guided Tour:
Follow in the footsteps of the imperial Habsburgs as a local guide shows you the Hofburg, the Belvedere, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
- Schonbrunn Palace:
As you enter Schonbrunn Palace, imagine Emperor Karl I’s abdication in this building, ending 640 years of his family’s rule.
Day 8 :
- See Salzburg:
See Salzburg with a tour director. Stop at Mozart's city of Salzburg and enjoy the alpine scenery and exquisite churches which created the perfect setting for The Sound of Music.
- Visit Mondsee:
Visit the lake town of Mondsee on your way 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 :
- Guided Tour:
Explore Munich, where a local guide brings you to the Olympic stadium, the Glockenspiel, the brilliance of the miniature palace of Nymphenburg, and the impressive Frauenkirche.
Visit the former concentration camp at Dachau.
- 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 to the United States
- Fly Home:
Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as our Tour Director accompanies us to the airport on our final day.