14 or 16 days
Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, extension to France and Switzerland

Every city in Central Europe has its own character, its own mood, its own experience to offer.

In Prague and Budapest, it’s the architectural beauty that captures your attention. In Berlin, you’re pulled in by the pivotal history that’s taken place there. In Munich and Vienna, it’s the charm of the cobblestone streets, wide boulevards and bustling town squares.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Potsdam

    Potsdam

    Take a half-day excursion to Potsdam, where the postwar fate of Germany was decided at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Potsdam was also the royal playground of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Explore baroque palaces, pavilions, and the royal residence’s gardens, then take a guided visit inside either Sanssouci or Cecilienhof.

  • Day 4: Berlin • Dresden • Prague

    Travel via Dresden to Prague

    Take a guided tour of Dresden

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Semper Opera House
    • Zwinger Palace 
    • Martin Luther statue
  • Day 5: Prague

    Take a guided tour of Prague

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Vitus Cathedral
    • Golden Lane
    • Charles Bridge

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral

    Visit the Golden Lane

    Take a walking tour of Prague
  • Day 6: Prague • Budapest

    Travel to Budapest

    Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Danube

  • Day 7: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building

    Visit the House of Terror Museum
  • Day 8: Budapest • Vienna

    Travel to Vienna

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 9: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 

    Visit Schönbrunn 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.

  • Day 10: 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 11: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 12: Munich • Heidelberg

    Travel to Heidelberg
  • Day 13: Heidelberg

    Tour Heidelberg with an expert local guide

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Neckar Valley

    Neckar Valley

    Take in the medieval scenery of rural Germany during an hour-long boat ride along the Neckar River. Then, visit the ruins of the 13th-century Dilsberg Fortress, once the most powerful in the region, and enjoy free time to explore the quaint cobblestoned town that encircles it. Note: Only available between March 25-Oct. 22.

  • Day 14: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 14: Heidelberg • Colmar • Lucerne

    Travel via Colmar to Lucerne

    Take a tour of Colmar
  • Day 15: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Visit Mount Pilatus

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    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 16: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Potsdam

    Potsdam

    Take a half-day excursion to Potsdam, where the postwar fate of Germany was decided at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Potsdam was also the royal playground of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Explore baroque palaces, pavilions, and the royal residence’s gardens, then take a guided visit inside either Sanssouci or Cecilienhof.

  • Day 4: Berlin • Dresden • Prague

    Travel via Dresden to Prague

    Take a guided tour of Dresden

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Semper Opera House
    • Zwinger Palace 
    • Martin Luther statue
  • Day 5: Prague

    Take a guided tour of Prague

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Vitus Cathedral
    • Golden Lane
    • Charles Bridge

    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral

    Visit the Golden Lane

    Take a walking tour of Prague
  • Day 6: Prague • Budapest

    Travel to Budapest

    Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Danube

  • Day 7: Budapest

    Take a guided tour of Budapest

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Heroes' Square
    • Castle Hill
    • Gellért Hill

    Visit Matthias Church

    Take a walking tour of Budapest

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Fisherman’s Bastion
    • Hungarian Parliament building

    Visit the House of Terror Museum
  • Day 8: Budapest • Vienna

    Travel to Vienna

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel dinner

  • Day 9: Vienna

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 

    Visit Schönbrunn 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.

  • Day 10: 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 11: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 12: Munich • Heidelberg

    Travel to Heidelberg
  • Day 13: Heidelberg

    Tour Heidelberg with an expert local guide

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Neckar Valley

    Neckar Valley

    Take in the medieval scenery of rural Germany during an hour-long boat ride along the Neckar River. Then, visit the ruins of the 13th-century Dilsberg Fortress, once the most powerful in the region, and enjoy free time to explore the quaint cobblestoned town that encircles it. Note: Only available between March 25-Oct. 22.

  • Day 14: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 14: Heidelberg • Colmar • Lucerne

    Travel via Colmar to Lucerne

    Take a tour of Colmar
  • Day 15: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Visit Mount Pilatus

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss folklore evening

    Swiss folklore evening

    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 16: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    12 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (14 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    7 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 6 walking tours; 2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director with extension

  • Entrances

    Topography of Terror Museum; St. Vitus Cathedral; Golden Lane; Matthias Church; Danube evening cruise; House of Terror; Museum Schönbrunn Palace; Dachau; Heidelberg Castle wine barrel; With extension: Mt. Pilatus

  • 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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