Day 1 :
Depart from North America
Day 2 :
Arrival in Berlin
Arrive in the German capital, Berlin, and begin exploring.
Day 3 :
- Guided Tour:
Sightseeing with a local guide introduces the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, and the Reichstag Dome.
LEAP Activity | Ich bin ein Berliner
Step into the shoes of the people whose lives were impacted by the Berlin Wall. Participate in a group activity that involves reciting personal accounts of the event and discussing its repercussions. Live through their experiences and gain a personal insight into Germany’s history.
LEAP Activity | Guten Appetit!
Bring your appetite along with you and cook up a traditional German meal.
Day 4 :
- Tour the City:
A local guide will lead you through 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. Explore the Frauenkirche, a sombre reminder of the destruction of the city in 1945, and the Dresden Schloss.
Day 5 :
Nuremberg & Munich
Take a stroll through 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 6 :
- City Tour:
A local guide shows you the highlights of the city, including the Frauenkirche, the Glockenspiel, and the 1972 Olympic stadium.
- Nymphenburg Palace:
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.
Day 7 :
Travel to Heidelberg
Explore medieval Rothenburg en route to Heidelberg, the countrys oldest "college town".
- Arrival in Heidelberg:
Day 8 :
- Tour Heidelberg:
Enjoy a walking tour of the city and a visit to Heidelberg Castle.
- Rhine Cruise:
Cruise along the fortress-studded Rhine, its banks crowned by magnificent castles and breathtaking, vine-terraced hills.
Travel this evening to Cologne.
Day 9 :
- See the City:
Discover Colognes long history with a local guide. See the Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece that took seven centuries to build, the spooky St. Ursulakirche, which is decorated with human bones, and the citys Roman ruins.
Day 10 :
Return to the United States
- Final Goodbyes:
Wrap up your travels and board your return flight home.