12 days
Germany and Switzerland

Summit Tour

From July 11–22, explore how Germany is leading the way when it comes to renewable energy technology—with Switzerland following closely behind. Consider how these Alpine advocates are using solar, wind, and biomass resources in an effort to make more sustainable choices. You’ll also visit the kind of solar parks that make these ideologies possible, and even take a two-hour solar energy-powered boat cruise.

Summit Leadership Conference
Join teachers and students from around the world in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day leadership conference, July 14–15. Hear from world-renowned speakers on the Summit theme: the Influence of Technology on Society, attend expert-led workshops, and gain insight into the role of technology in our rapidly evolving world.

Using design thinking—a creative problem-solving technique used by companies like Apple and Google—international teams of students will develop and present innovative solutions to challenges around the world.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    Stop for a photo at the East Side Gallery 

  • Day 3: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Participate in a workshop hosted by a local organization

    Attend the Leadership Conference opening ceremonies

  • Day 4: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 5: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 6: Berlin • Heidelberg

    Travel by train to Heidelberg

  • Day 7: Heidelberg

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Enjoy a boat cruise powered by solar energy

  • Day 8: Heidelberg • Freiburg

    Travel to Freiburg

    Visit the Innovation Academy

  • Day 9: Freiburg

    Take a solar energy-themed guided tour

    Visit an organic farm in the Black Forest

  • Day 10: Freiburg • Breitnau • Lucerne

    Travel via Breitnau to Lucerne

    Visit a local organization and learn about their green energy practices

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
  • Day 11: Lucerne

    Take a tour of the Grimsel Power Plant

    Visit Mount Pilatus

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    Stop for a photo at the East Side Gallery 

  • Day 3: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Participate in a workshop hosted by a local organization

    Attend the Leadership Conference opening ceremonies

  • Day 4: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 5: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 6: Berlin • Heidelberg

    Travel by train to Heidelberg

  • Day 7: Heidelberg

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Enjoy a boat cruise powered by solar energy

  • Day 8: Heidelberg • Freiburg

    Travel to Freiburg

    Visit the Innovation Academy

  • Day 9: Freiburg

    Take a solar energy-themed guided tour

    Visit an organic farm in the Black Forest

  • Day 10: Freiburg • Breitnau • Lucerne

    Travel via Breitnau to Lucerne

    Visit a local organization and learn about their green energy practices

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
  • Day 11: Lucerne

    Take a tour of the Grimsel Power Plant

    Visit Mount Pilatus

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers and a comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch on days 4 and 5

  • 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

  • Student Leadership Conference

    Conference registration; Keynote addresses; Expert workshops; Student workshops; Innovation Village

  • Entrances

    Heidelberg Castle; Solar Boat Cruise; Innovation Academy; Black Forest; Mount Pilatus

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

For your personalized price quote, call us at 800-637-8222.

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