Day 1
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Departure

En route to Frankfurt

Day 2
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Travel back in time to the famous town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Visit the Kriminalmuseum and enjoy rooftop views from the city wall. After your Xperitas welcome dinner, listen to stories told by the Nachtwächter.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 3
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München

On your way to München, tour the concentration camp memorial in Dachau. Explore Schloss Nymphenburg before checking into your hotel. Venture out to the Olympic Park and the BMW Welt after dinner. 

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4
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München

Visit the Deutsches Museum, the BMW Museum or the Residenz before making your way to the lively Viktualienmarkt for lunch. Explore the Altstadt and Englischer Garten on your guided bicycle tour.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5
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Alpine Region

Enjoy a day visiting one of King Ludwig’s castles and experience the charm of Füssen or Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Savor the local cuisine with an Xperitas dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6
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Alpine Region

Plan and shop for a picnic lunch in the mountains. Weather permitting, ride a cable car and hike through the Partnachklamm. In the evening, go swimming or relax with your fellow travelers.

Included meals: Breakfast

Days 7-12
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Family Stay

This is what you’ve been waiting for! Spend six memorable days with your Deutsche Familie, experiencing everyday life, using your language skills in real-life situations and making new friends.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13
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Heidelberg

t’s time to bid your host family farewell and visit Germany’s oldest Universität. Stroll along the Hauptstrasse to the Marktplatz. After lunch, explore the Schloss or cross the Alte Brücke to view Heidelberg from the famed Philosophenweg.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 14
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Frankfurt

Make your way to your last German destination, the home of the European Central Bank. Wander the streets of the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Visit the Altstadt and the Roemerberg. Celebrate the last two weeks at your Xperitas farewell dinner. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15
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Return

It seems too soon to say “Auf Wiedersehen,” but it’s time to board your plane and return to the U.S.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

What Others Are Saying

Brandon, student

Germany

“It was the best life-changing experience I have ever had.”

Elizabeth, student

Germany

"I picked up many important aspects of the language, such as new phrases and common words, and I feel my German has definitely improved.”

Olivia, student

Germany

“I liked having a break from being a tourist and really being exposed to normal life in a different country. The family I stayed with was very welcoming and I’m glad to now have lifelong friends.”