Day 1 :
Depart from home for London
- Flight to London:
Enjoy full meal service on your schedule wide-bodied flight to London.
Day 2 :
Arrive in London
We will be met at the airport by our Tour manager/guide, where we will board our own private bus and transfer to London, Britain’s historic capital city. Upon our arrival, we can take a leisurely Walking Tour of Westminster and Whitehall, including: Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Horseguards Parade, Parliament Square, Downing Street, St. James’s Park and Buckingham Palace.
Day 3 :
Second day in London
This morning we visit the Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. The centerpiece of the museum is Freud's library and study, preserved as it was during his lifetime. The artifacts, about two thousand of them fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. The walls are lined with shelves containing Freud's reference books. The house is also filled with memories of his daughter, Anna, who lived there for 44 years and continued to develop her pioneering psychoanalytic work, especially with children. Another item of interest we see is Freud’s psychoanalytical couch. We next visit the Anna Freud Center, one of the world's leading centers for psychoanalytic child psychotherapy, dedicated to the well-being of children and their families.
Day 4 :
Third day in London
Today we journey south of London to the village of Downe, where we visit Charles Darwin’s former home, Down House where he lived for forty years until his death in 1882. It was here at Down House that he raised pigeons, studied earthworms, and dissected barnacles. As we return to the center of London we visit the Bethlem Museum that was established in 1970, as a small exhibition space in the new building which housed the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital. The Bethlem art collection specializes in work by artists who have suffered from mental health problems. Our final visit of the day is to the Galton Collection in Wolfson House, University College London, to view the archive of Galton's papers which are held in the Rare Books and Manuscripts department of the library.
Day 5 :
London - Eurostar to Paris
- Travel to Paris:
This morning we will board a Eurostar speed train and travel through the “Chunnel” to Paris, “The City of Lights.” Upon our arrival, we will visit the cathedral of Notre Dame, begun in 1163 on a spot that had already been a religious shrine since Roman times. Over the centuries, the cathedral has been the scene of some of France's most momentous occasions, including the coronation of Napoleon. Our day concludes with a Seine River Cruise, which will take us under many of Paris’ graceful bridges, and past many important landmarks and monuments along both banks - a perfect introduction to the beauty of Paris.
Day 6 :
Second day in Paris
Our morning commences through the Jardin des Tuileries, the beautiful Neo-Classical gardens which lead to the entrance of the Louvre. We will enjoy a specialist-guided tour through the museum, which will include: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and many of the finest paintings and sculpture from Western Civilization. This afternoon we visit the Pantheon, the huge dome dominating Paris from the top of the Sainte-Geneviève hill on the Rive Gauche. Here we see some of the resting places of notables such as Mirabeau who was buried here, though his remains were later removed. Likewise, Marat was only a temporary tenant. Voltaire's body was exhumed and placed here. Other notable men entombed within are Rousseau, Soufflot, Zola, and Braille. Only one woman has so far been deemed worthy of placement here: Marie Curie, who joined her husband, Pierre. Our final visit of the day is to Saint Germain-des-Pres, to the oldest Church in Paris and where Descartes (his heart, at least) and Jean-Casimir, the king of Poland who abdicated his throne are buried.
Day 7 :
Third day in Paris
We commence the morning as we visit the Musee Dupuytren, where we view anatomical pieces illustrating diseases and malformations. Leborgne's Brain, is displayed in the Dupuytren Museum. Broca's enduring legacies are many and they are important to both medicine and psychology. We visit his Gravestone in Cimetière du Montparnasse. Broca's name appears with others on a large stone. The afternoon takes us to the Musee de l’Assistance Publique. The Museum of the AP-HP restores the history of the hospital in its various components: social and religious history, history of the medicine and the professions of health, history of the representations of the body and the disease. It deciphers this history, questions it, and confronts last and present at the research of the direction of the recent evolutions.
Day 8 :
Paris - Train to Vienna
- Travel to Vienna:
Our day begins as we visit the Pompidou Center, totally futuristic in conception. The center is a colorful combination of steel and glass, pipes and tubes and is a landmark of contemporary Paris. An astonishing array of activities is offered at the center, and the area outside is a perpetual street fair where entertainers of all kinds perform. The remainder of the day is to visit any other sites of your choice, before we take an early dinner, then transfer on your private bus to the rail station for the overnight train to Vienna.
Day 9 :
Day in Vienna
As we arrive in Vienna, we visit the Sigmund Freud Museum. Walking through this museum, you can almost imagine the good doctor ushering you in and telling you to make yourself comfortable on the couch. Antiques and mementos, including his velour hat and dark walking stick with ivory handle, fill the study and waiting room he used during his residence here from 1891 to 1938. Later in the day we visit the Viktor Frankl Institute, a non-profit scientific society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis in Vienna. This evening we will visit the Haus Der Musik, where we will be invited to hear, see and feel music. Unexpected experiences of sound inside larger than life instruments await us, as well as the opportunity to take hold of the baton and conduct the Vienna Philharmonic, or to compose our own melody.
Day 10 :
Vienna - Passau
- Continue touring Vienna and then visit Passau:
This morning our day begins at the Mozarthaus. The composer lived in Vienna from 1784 to 1787 in grand style, with four large rooms, two small ones and a kitchen. The life and works of this musical genius are presented here on four exhibition levels. In addition to Mozart’s apartment, which has been adapted by the Wien Museum, visitors can find out about the times in which Mozart lived and his most important works. We depart around lunch time for Passau, on the banks of the Danube. As you arrive here and explore the City, you can see below the Cathedral, are the Marktplatz and the 13th-century Rathaus, with a facade decorated with painted murals depicting the history of the town.
Day 11 :
Passau - Munich
- Continue touring Passau and then visit Munich:
Our main visit this morning is to the Museum of the Institute for the History of Psychology. The Passau Museum's collection is large, diverse, and full of artifacts, including specimens ranging from the original Gestalt equipment, Ebbinghaus' handwritten notebooks, Nazi-era paper artifacts, and a railroad car which originally contained testing equipment for railroad-employment aspirants. The apparatus and instrument display is by far the most striking component of the Museum. Later this afternoon we travel to Munich for the evening
Day 12 :
Dachau - Munich
- Visit Dachau and then continue touring Munich:
This morning we will travel outside of Munich to visit Dachau Concentration Camp. In 1933, what had once been a quiet little artists' community became a tragic symbol of the Nazi era, the first German concentration camp. Our guided-tour will include: the three memorial chapels built in the early 1960s; Lagerstrasse, the main camp road; two barracks, which have been rebuilt to give visitors insight into the horrible conditions endured by the prisoners; and the Museum, housed in the large building that once contained the kitchen, laundry, and shower baths. This afternoon as your final visit we suggest the Deutsches Museum, one of the most important museums in the world for scientific and technical matters. During your visit, you can enjoy a series of working models and demonstrations as we trace the history of science and technology from the beginning of time to present day. The alternative is to take some personal time for sightseeing or shopping.
Day 13 :
Depart for home
- Departure from Munich:
You rewarding tour will come to an end today as your tour manager/guide accompanies you to the airport for the return flight home.