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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to Germany
Day 2 Welcome to Germany!
  • Arrive in Frankfurt Transfer to Rothenburg and begin your exploration of its gingerbread architecture, flowing fountains, and imposing towers. Darkness doesn't stop a night watchman's tour of the city's walls.
Day 3 Rothenburg
  • Explore Rothenburg with a Local Guide Join your Tour Director for a walking tour of the Alstadt, an impressive citadel without a single modern building.
  • Continue to Munich This afternoon, travel the Romantic Road as you continue through Bavaria's countryside to Munich.
Day 4 Munich-Dachau
  • Guided Tour of Munich Sightseeing with a local guide brings you to the Olympic stadium, the Frauenkirche, the Glockenspiel, and Nymphenburg, which includes 500 acres lined with French trimmed hedges, three pavilions, and a miniature palace.
  • Visit Dachau See what is now a memorial to those who suffered at this Nazi concentration camp.
  • LEAP Bask in Bavarian Arts Tonight, learn to dance in local style!
Day 5 Salzburg
  • Discover Salzburg with your Tour Director The Alpine scenery and exquisite churches of Salzburg were the perfect setting for The Sound of Music. Enjoy the city with a local guide and tour Mozart's birthplace. Marvel at the Hohensalzburg fortress and breathtaking arched roof of the Dom as you wonder how a WWII bomb could have been dropped through the center!
Day 6 Venice
  • Wind Your Way Through Venice After a beautiful drive through spectacular scenery, drive through this labyrinth of city streets set upon 100 tiny islands.
Day 7 Venice
  • Tour Venice with a Local Guide Continue your exploration of the city of canals with a local guide and enjoy highlights that include St. Mark's Cathedral, Rialto, and the Bridge of Sighs. Step into the Doge's Palace, rich in Venetian art and Political intrigue.
  • Add On: Behind the Carnival Mask! Create a Venetian mask inspired by the Italian Carnival, the Commedia dell'Arte - or by your imagination! Learn the meaning of the mask and its historical significance, then decorate yours using professional techniques.
Day 8 Verona
  • Visit Verona En route to Tuscany, stop in Verona to see the famous balcony where Shakespeare's forbidden lovers expressed their heartache. Enjoy the olive groves and vineyards of the Tuscan countryside.
  • LEAP Great Renaissance Debate
Day 9 Florence
  • Explore Florence with a Local Guide See the city of romance and immense beauty with a local guide, who will show you the highlights of Florence, "the Cradle of the Renaissance." See the Duomo, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, the tiny shops of the Ponte Vecchio, and the Church of Santa Croce. Immerse yourself even further in this city's artistic offerings as you view Michelangelo's David within the Accademia.
  • LEAP Cucina Fiorentina Roll up your sleeves and create delicacies tonight!
Day 10 Return Home OR Extend Your Stay
  • Depart from Italy Board a flight home or extend your stay with two nights in Rome.
Three Free College Credits Included with this Program

Students traveling on a WorldStrides Perspectives program have the opportunity to earn three free college credits through our Discovery for Credit program.  Students who receive college credit gain a competitive advantage on college applications, are distinguished as savvy travelers and online learners, and get a jump start on their path to successful completion of higher education.  Students completing applicable coursework receive an official transcript, issued by our university partner, the University of California – San Diego.  Click here for more details.

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