Day 1 :
Depart from United States
- Enjoy your overnight flight to Germany:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Germany!
- Arrive in Berlin:
Begin exploring the capital of Germany-the international city of Berlin.
Day 3 :
- Tour Berlin with a Local Guide:
Sightseeing with a local guide introduces Germanys capital; the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, and the Reichstag Dome.
- Add: Potsdam:
Head to Potsdam to visit Sans Souci, the summer palace of Frederick the Great, an ornate Rococo style palace surrounded by lush gardens and a terraced vineyard.
Day 4 :
- Visit Dresden:
Explore this 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. Explore the Frauenkirche, a sombre reminder of the destruction of the city in 1945, and the Dresden Schloss.
- Continue to Prague:
Travel through the hills of Bohemia to the Golden City of Prague in the Czech Republic.
Day 5 :
- Tour 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 6 :
- Travel to Germany, Stop in Nuremberg:
Visit Nuremberg en route 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 7 :
- Tour 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.
- Explore Nymphenburg Palace:
Marvel at Nymphenburg Palace, its 500 acres are lined with French trimmed hedges and boast three pavilions and a miniature palace.
- Visit Dachau Concentration Camp:
See the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany.
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 8 :
- Discover Neuschwanstein Castle:
Enjoy an excursion to fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, built for mad Bavarian King Ludwig II. A lesson in extravagance, with almost every inch covered in gilt, stucco, woodcarvings, and marble mosaics, the castle served as a model for Walt Disneys theme park.
- Continue to Lucerne:
Day 9 :
- Walking Tour of Lucerne:
Join your Tour Director for a tour of the picturesque Swiss town of Lucerne. See the lion monument, the Jesuit church, Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, quaint covered bridges, and city fortifications.
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 10 :
Return Home to the United States