10 or 12 days
Austria, Germany, Switzerland

From Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, follow in the footsteps of genius.

Immersed in Alpine landscapes and rich cultural history, you'll quickly understand why these countries have inspired artists for centuries. In Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, where a six-year-old Mozart played for Marie Antoinette, and Heidelberg Castle, where Goethe wrote poetry in the gardens, you may find your muse, too.
  • 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 Evening

    Swiss Evening

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. Once you arrive at a beautiful farming village, your group will participate in hands-on activities like an interactive storytelling hour, Swiss wooden bowling, taking photos with Swiss props and dress, and even trying your hand at playing an Alpine horn. Afterwards you'll enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! All of this is accompanied by traditional Swiss music.

  • 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 more days

  • 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

    Visit Beethoven House

    Visit the Museum of German History

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • 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 Evening

    Swiss Evening

    Opt to join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. Once you arrive at a beautiful farming village, your group will participate in hands-on activities like an interactive storytelling hour, Swiss wooden bowling, taking photos with Swiss props and dress, and even trying your hand at playing an Alpine horn. Afterwards you'll enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss National Dish! All of this is accompanied by traditional Swiss music.

  • 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 more days

  • 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

    Visit Beethoven House

    Visit the Museum of German History

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • 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

  • 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

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Online Engagement

    Our digital learning space engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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