Day 1, Frankfurt
On arrival in Frankfurt and after clearing customs enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the city before transferring to hostel. Overnight Frankfurt.
Day 2, Frankfurt - Heidelberg
Travel today to Rudesheim for Rhine Cruise to St Goarshausen. Coach will meet group to continue via Mainz (visit Cathedral) to Heidelberg. Walking tour of city. Overnight at a youth hostel in Heidelberg.
Day 4, Heidelberg – Munich
Sightseeing en route to Munich will include the Black Forest and Lake Titisee. Overnight Munich.
Day 5, Munich
Half day city tour to include afternoon visit to the Deutches Museum. Evening visit to a Hofbrauhaus. Overnight Munich.
Day 6, Munich - Dachau - Munich
Day tour to Dachau. Overnight Munich.
Day 7, Munich - Ludwig's Castles - Munich
Coach tour of Ludwig's three castles. Today you will also visit nearby Oberammergau. Overnight Munich.
Day 8, Munich - Gottingen – Homestay
Travel today to Gottingen to meet homestay families.
Day 9 To Day 12, Homestay
During this time you will attend school and enjoy outings and family life with your German families.
Day 13, Homestay - Berlin
Farewell to your new found friends and travel to Berlin for dinner and overnight.
Day 14, Berlin
Morning sightseeing tour of Berlin will include Bahnhof Zoo, Castle Charlottenburg, Kurfurstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Ka-De-We, Siegessaule, Castle Bellevue, Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Potsdamer Platz, Strabe Unter den Linden, Rotes Rathaus, endarmenmarkt, Berliner Dom, Alexanderplatz Mauergalerie. Free afternoon. Overnight Berlin.
Day 15, Berlin
Your coach is available to continue optional sightseeing in Berlin. Overnight Berlin. Day 16, Berlin – FrankfurtTravel by coach to Frankfurt for overnight.
Day 17, Frankfurt – Australia
Transfer to airport to join your flight to Australia.
Day 1, Paris
Arrive Paris this morning; transfer to your centrally located hotel.Free time to relax and settle in.
Day 2, tour Paris
Morning city sightseeing tour which includes the following major landmarks:Opéra district, Louvre Pyramid, Concorde Square, Champs Élysées,Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Quai and Musée d'Orsay, Pont Neuf,Bastille Square, Notre Dame, Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Garden's,Saint Germain-des-Près, etc. Afternoon free to further explore and enjoy Paris.
Day 2 & Day 3, explore Paris
Continue to explore and enjoy Paris.Day 4, tour to Palace Of VersaillesMorning tour to of the Palace of Versailles with guided visit.
Day 5, to Verdun & Homestays
En route to your homestays travel through the Champagne region to Reims and then to Verdun for lunch. Time for optional sightseeing which may include the Cathedrale & Palais Episcopal in Ville Haute, Musee de la Princerie and the Porte Chaussee. Travel then to the French/German border to meet your homestay families.
Day 6 to Day 9, Homestay & School Visits
These days are spent with your homestay families and attending the local school.
Day 10, to Hohenschwangau
This morning it is time to farewell your hosts and travel via Stuttgart and Ulm to visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Overnight Hohenschwangau.
Day 11 to Munich
This morning travel to Garmisch Partenkirchen and then to Munich. This afternoon visit Marienplatz to view the Altes Rathaus, Peterskirche,Heiliggeiskirche and listen to the Glockenspiel (5pm).
Day 12 to Dachau & Rothenburg o. d. Tauber
This morning tour to the site of the Dachau concentration camp. Travel then to Augsburg for lunch. Time to see the Maria Stern Kloster, the Rathaus,the Perlachturm and the tower of St. Urlich und Afra Basilika. This afternoon continue along the Romantic Road via Donauworth, Nordlingen and Dinkelsbuhl to Rothenburg o.d t. for overnight.
Day 13 Rothenburg o. d. Tauber
This morning time to explore and enjoy one of Germany's finest medieval villages. Sightseeing may include the Rathaus, the re-enactment of the Meistertrunk,a stroll along the city wall and St. Jacob's Church with its impressive towers and carved altars. You will also have time for some last minute shopping.
Day 14, to Australia
Depart this morning to Frankfurt Airport to board flight to Australia.
Day 1, Frankfurt-Rudesheim
You are met on arrival and proceed by coach to Rudesheim. Rhine cruise from Rudesheim to St Goarshausen passing vineyards and castles. Coach will be waiting in St Goarshausen to return to Rudesheim for overnight at youth hostel.
Day 2, Rudesheim-Heidelberg
Travel via Mainz visiting the cathedral to Heidelberg. Afternoon walking tour of Heidelberg which is home of the oldest German university and the famous rose tinted castle overlooking the city.
Day 3, Heidelberg-Lucerne
Travel via the Black Forest and Freiburg to Lucerne.
Day 4, Lucerne
A day's sightseeing. Morning city tour of Lucerne. Afternoon visit Engelberg which is the location of a large Benedictine Abbey.
Day 5, Lucerne - Lake Constance
Travel via the Rhine Falls visiting Lindau (the island city).
Day 6, Lake Constance - Garmisch Partenkirchen
Travel via Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammegau.
Day 7, Garmisch Partenkirchen – Munich
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has numerous historic buildings, theatres, art galleries and museums including Deutsche Museum which is the largest technical museum in the world.Day 8, MunichMorning tour of Munich. Afternoon visit either BMW Museum or Deutches Museum. Optional evening visit to Hofbrauhaus.
Day 9, Munich - Berchtesgaden
Travel via Salzburg to the quaint alpine city of Berchesgaden. Depending on season you can engage in optional activities such as skiing or hiking.
Day 10 & Day 11, Berchtesgaden
Day 12, Berchtesgaden - Romantic Road
Today's highlight will be a visit to Rothenburg an der Tauber, one of the finest medieval towns in Germany, unchanged since 16th century.
Day 13, Wurzburg
Morning visit to Nurnberg. Many of the medieval buildings destroyed in the war have been beautifully reconstructed. The Kaiserburg (built 1050) towers of the city. Continue onto Wurzburg for overnight.
Day 14, Wurzburg - Frankfurt – Australia
Town tour of Wurzburg before travelling to Frankfurt to join flight to Australia.