Day 1
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Departure

En route to Frankfurt.

Meals Included: None

Days 2-3
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Koblenz

Spend two days exploring Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old village with an abundance of culture, historic buildings and narrow alleyways. Take a boat trip down the Rhine River and see the Lorelei, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

3
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Koblenz

Stop in the charming town of Bacharach for lunch before returning back to Koblenz for the evening to enjoy an Xperitas welcome dinner.

Included Meals: Dinner

4
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Heidelberg

Take a picturesque train ride along the Rhine to the historic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest Universität. Stroll along the Hauptstraße to the Marktplatz. After lunch, explore the Schloss or cross the Alte Brücketo view Heidelberg from the famed Philosophenweg.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Days 5-12
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Family Stay

This is what you’ve been waiting for! A quick train ride will take you to your host family. Spend eight 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

Days 13-14
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

It’s time to bid your host family farewell and visit the alpine region of Germany. Enjoy a day visiting one of King Ludwig’s castles and experience the charm of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Weather permitting, ride a cable car and hike through the Partnachklamm. In the evening, go swimming or simply relax and talk about your experiences with your fellow travelers!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Days 15-16
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München

Spend three days exploring Bavaria’s beautiful “Stadt mit Herz.” Visit theDeutsches Museum and Schloss Nymphenburg. Pedal your way around Munich on a guided Fahrradtour. Find tasty dishes for lunch at the lively Viktualienmarkt. Visit the baroque Schloss Nymphenburg.Take a day trip to tour the concentration camp memorial in Dachau or to Salzburg, Austria.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 17
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München

On your last day, tour Olympic Park, the Deutsches Museum or the BMW museum. Finally, celebrate your experiences together at your Xperitas farewell dinner.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

18
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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

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.” 

Sarah, student

Germany

“I was able to make a closer connection to the culture and the people. I made a friendship that will last forever and had the experience of a lifetime.”

Brandon, student

Germany

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