9 or 11 days
Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Rothenburg, Heidelberg, extension to Lucerne

The powerful forces of history come into focus in every part of Germany.

Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie Museum recalls decades of Cold War division. Dresden is proudly rebuilt from the total devastation of Allied bombing raids during WWII. And at Dachau, the concentration camp serves as a stark reminder of the darkest chapter in this country’s long story.
  • 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

    Visit the Pergamon Museum
  • Day 4: Berlin • Dresden

    Travel to Dresden

    Take a guided tour of Dresden

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Semper Opera House
    • Zwinger Palace 
    • Martin Luther statue

    Tour the Zwinger Museum with an expert local guide

  • Day 5: Dresden • Nuremburg • Munich

    Travel via Nuremberg to Munich

    Visit the Documentation Center museum

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 6: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Journey deep into the Alps on this excursion to “Mad” King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein. The inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, Neuschwanstein’s archetypal exterior is juxtaposed by an interior replete with running water and electricity. Marvel at the unique extravagance of it all on a guided tour. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 7: Munich • Dachau • Rothenburg

    Travel via Dachau to Rothenburg

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Take a tour of Rothenburg
  • Day 8: Rothenburg • Heidelberg

    Travel via the Romantic Road to Heidelberg

    Tour Heidelberg with an expert local guide

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Heidelberg • Colmar • Lucerne

    Travel via Colmar to Lucerne

    Take a tour of Colmar
  • Day 10: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Take an excursion to the Swiss Alps

    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 11: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • 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

    Visit the Pergamon Museum
  • Day 4: Berlin • Dresden

    Travel to Dresden

    Take a guided tour of Dresden

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Semper Opera House
    • Zwinger Palace 
    • Martin Luther statue

    Tour the Zwinger Museum with an expert local guide

  • Day 5: Dresden • Nuremburg • Munich

    Travel via Nuremberg to Munich

    Visit the Documentation Center museum

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral
    • New Town Hall
    • Hofbräuhaus
  • Day 6: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz
    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Journey deep into the Alps on this excursion to “Mad” King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein. The inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, Neuschwanstein’s archetypal exterior is juxtaposed by an interior replete with running water and electricity. Marvel at the unique extravagance of it all on a guided tour. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 7: Munich • Dachau • Rothenburg

    Travel via Dachau to Rothenburg

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Take a tour of Rothenburg
  • Day 8: Rothenburg • Heidelberg

    Travel via the Romantic Road to Heidelberg

    Tour Heidelberg with an expert local guide

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Heidelberg • Colmar • Lucerne

    Travel via Colmar to Lucerne

    Take a tour of Colmar
  • Day 10: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Take an excursion to the Swiss Alps

    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 11: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    European breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 1 sightseeing tour led by your Tour Director (3 with extension); 2 walking tours

  • Entrances

    Topography of Terror Museum; Pergamon Museum; Zwinger Museum; Documentation Center; 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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