10 or 12 days
Austria, Germany, Switzerland

An age-old folkloric heritage is alive and well in the villages, towns, and big cities of Central Europe.

At the Glockenspiel in Munich, in the spectacular Alpine mountains of Lucerne, at the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, the images and atmosphere conjure up ancient stories and fables. Learn to waltz for your own fairy-tale ball, then become momentary kings and queens of Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 
    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.

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 4: Vienna • Salzburg • Munich

    Travel via Salzburg to Munich

    Take a walking tour of Salzburg

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Town
    • Mozart's birthplace
  • Day 5: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

  • Day 6: Munich • Neuschwanstein • Tyrol region

    Travel via Neuschwanstein to the Tyrol region

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Day 7: Tyrol region • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Travel via Liechtenstein to Lucerne

  • Day 8: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended).

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss evening

    Swiss evening

    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: Lucerne • Heidelberg

    Travel along the Black Forest to Heidelberg

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg
  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Travel to the Rhineland

    Take a cruise on the Rhine River

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town
  • Day 11: Rhineland

    Visit the Museum of German History

    See Bonn

    Visit the Haribo Factory Store

    Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • 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

  • Day 3: Vienna

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 
    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.

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 4: Vienna • Salzburg • Munich

    Travel via Salzburg to Munich

    Take a walking tour of Salzburg

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Old Town
    • Mozart's birthplace
  • Day 5: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

  • Day 6: Munich • Neuschwanstein • Tyrol region

    Travel via Neuschwanstein to the Tyrol region

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Day 7: Tyrol region • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Travel via Liechtenstein to Lucerne

  • Day 8: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended).

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss evening

    Swiss evening

    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: Lucerne • Heidelberg

    Travel along the Black Forest to Heidelberg

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg
  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Travel to the Rhineland

    Take a cruise on the Rhine River

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town
  • Day 11: Rhineland

    Visit the Museum of German History

    See Bonn

    Visit the Haribo Factory Store

    Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • 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—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience 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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