9 or 11 days
Rothenburg, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg, extension to Rhineland

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. Explore the expansive German countryside that inspired Beethoven to write his nine symphonies, and Heidelberg Castle, where Goethe wrote poetry in the gardens. Who knows: you may find your muse, too.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Frankfurt • Rothenburg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Rothenburg
  • Day 3: Rothenburg • Munich

    Take a tour of Rothenburg

    Travel via the Romantic Road to Munich

  • Day 4: 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 5: Munich

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Salzburg and the salt mines

    Salzburg and the salt mines

    Start your full-day excursion in the picturesque village of Berchtesgaden, where you’ll take an exciting underground tour via train, boat, and wooden slides through the 450-year-old salt mines. Continue on to Salzburg for a guided tour of the city of Mozart.

  • Day 6: Munich • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Travel via Liechtenstein to Lucerne

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Day 7: 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).

  • Day 8: Lucerne • Heidelberg

    Travel along the Black Forest to Heidelberg

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg
  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Heidelberg • Rhineland

    Travel to the Rhineland

    Take a cruise on the Rhine River

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Visit the Museum of German History

    Visit the Beethoven House

    Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Frankfurt • Rothenburg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Rothenburg
  • Day 3: Rothenburg • Munich

    Take a tour of Rothenburg

    Travel via the Romantic Road to Munich

  • Day 4: 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 5: Munich

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Salzburg and the salt mines

    Salzburg and the salt mines

    Start your full-day excursion in the picturesque village of Berchtesgaden, where you’ll take an exciting underground tour via train, boat, and wooden slides through the 450-year-old salt mines. Continue on to Salzburg for a guided tour of the city of Mozart.

  • Day 6: Munich • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Travel via Liechtenstein to Lucerne

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Day 7: 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).

  • Day 8: Lucerne • Heidelberg

    Travel along the Black Forest to Heidelberg

    Visit Heidelberg Castle and its famous wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg
  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Heidelberg • Rhineland

    Travel to the Rhineland

    Take a cruise on the Rhine River

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Visit the Museum of German History

    Visit the Beethoven House

    Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • 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

    1 sightseeing tour led by an expert, licensed local guide; 3 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director (5 with extension); 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Dachau; Neuschwanstein Castle; Heidelberg Castle wine barrel; With extension: Cologne Cathedral; Beethoven House; Museum of German History; Rhine River cruise (seasonal)

  • 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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