Day 1 :
Depart from North America
- Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight 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 Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and Unter den Linden. Visit the Reichstag Dome.
- LEAP Ich bin ein Berliner:
- Add on: Potsdam:
This afternoon, opt to visit the Rococo palace of Sans Souci, where a local guide shows you the rich interior, Roman-style baths, and lush gardens of the palace where Frederick the Great was entertained by Voltaire and Bach, and where Truman, Churchill and Stalin met for the Potsdam Conference.
- LEAP Guten Appetit!:
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 Debate the Great:
- Continue 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.
- LEAP Bask in Bavarian Arts:
Discover the links between traditional dance and Bavarian history. Listen and learn Bavarian music while participating in ancient folklore storytelling. You'll also learn (and demonstrate) a variety of traditional dance steps taught by local experts.
Day 7 :
Travel to Heidelberg
Explore medieval Rothenburg en route to Heidelberg, the country’s 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 Cologne’s 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 city’s Roman ruins.
Day 10 :
Return to the United States
- Final Goodbyes:
Wrap up your travels and board your return flight home.