10 or 12 days
Austria, Germany, Switzerland

The cultures of Austria, Germany and Switzerland are deeply intertwined, but each retains its own distinct character.

Feel the grandeur of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and the charm of the Marienplatz in Munich. In the Alpine hills, along the Black Forest roads, and at the turreted Neuschwanstein Castle, the imagery forges a connection to the region’s rich literary heritage.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Vienna

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Opera House
    • Kärntnerstrasse
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral

    Enjoy a wiener schnitzel dinner

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament
    • Rathaus
    • Hofburg

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Viennese waltz dancing

    Viennese waltz dancing

    Experience the elegance and grandeur of the traditional Austrian waltz, the world’s oldest form of ballroom dance. During an optional two-and-a-half-hour lesson, you’ll discover the long and complex relationship between dance and city as you learn to turn and step with the best.

  • Day 4: Salzburg • Munich

    Travel to Salzburg

    Take a walking tour of Salzburg

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Old Town
    • Mozart's Birthplace

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 5: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Visit Dachau

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 6: Neuschwanstein • Tyrol

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Travel to the Tyrol region

  • Day 7: Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Travel to the Lucerne region

    Make a stop in Liechtenstein

  • Day 8: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Chapel Bridge

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Pilatus

    Mount Pilatus

    Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Folklore Event

    Swiss Folklore Event

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 9: Heidelberg

    Travel via the Rhine Falls and the Black Forest to Heidelberg

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 day extension

  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Travel to the Rhineland

    Enjoy a Rhine River cruise (April-October)

    Take a tour of Koblenz

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town
  • Day 11: Rhineland

    Visit Cologne Cathedral

    Travel to Bonn

    Visit Beethoven House

    Visit the Museum of German History

  • Day 12: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Vienna

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Opera House
    • Kärntnerstrasse
    • St. Stephen’s Cathedral

    Enjoy a wiener schnitzel dinner

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament
    • Rathaus
    • Hofburg

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Viennese waltz dancing

    Viennese waltz dancing

    Experience the elegance and grandeur of the traditional Austrian waltz, the world’s oldest form of ballroom dance. During an optional two-and-a-half-hour lesson, you’ll discover the long and complex relationship between dance and city as you learn to turn and step with the best.

  • Day 4: Salzburg • Munich

    Travel to Salzburg

    Take a walking tour of Salzburg

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Old Town
    • Mozart's Birthplace

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 5: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Visit Dachau

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 6: Neuschwanstein • Tyrol

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Travel to the Tyrol region

  • Day 7: Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Travel to the Lucerne region

    Make a stop in Liechtenstein

  • Day 8: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Lion Monument
    • Chapel Bridge

    Time to explore on your own or

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Mount Pilatus

    Mount Pilatus

    Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Folklore Event

    Swiss Folklore Event

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. You’ll enjoy a delicious meal, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! Afterwards, watch a show, complete with yodeling, traditional dancing, and Alpine horns. Note: Groups traveling from October to mid-April will enjoy Swiss music during their meal instead of the show.

  • Day 9: Heidelberg

    Travel via the Rhine Falls and the Black Forest to Heidelberg

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 day extension

  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Travel to the Rhineland

    Enjoy a Rhine River cruise (April-October)

    Take a tour of Koblenz

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town
  • Day 11: Rhineland

    Visit Cologne Cathedral

    Travel to Bonn

    Visit Beethoven House

    Visit the Museum of German History

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world — at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (10 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Tour Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (4 with extension); 3 walking tours

  • Entrances

    Schönbrunn; Dachau; Neuschwanstein Castle; Heidelberg Castle wine barrel; With extension: Rhine River Cruise; Cologne Cathedral; Beethoven House; Haus der Geschichte

  • weShare—accredited learning

    Delve deeper into your global experience through weShare, our online project-based learning program. With activities before, during and after tour, you can create and share a final project to earn credits.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, regional cuisine, live demonstrations and more.

Guaranteed lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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