Georgetown Prep - Germany 2016
Berlin & Dresden
June 6th – June 8th
Your German adventure begins in the splendid city of Berlin. After checking into your hotel on June 6th you will enjoy an evening of sightseeing with your tour leader. On June 7th your day begins at the remnants of the Berlin Wall, located at Checkpoint Charlie, where you will visit the Berlin Wall Museum* which documents the escapes of East Germans to the free West and memorializes those whose valiant attempts for freedom were unsuccessful. This afternoon you will take a guided tour* of Berlin and see such sights as the Berliner Dom, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag, Chancellery, Bellevue Palace, Museuminsel and City Hall. During your stay in Berlin, you will want to see the impressive and symbolic Brandenburg Gate. The Brandenburg Gate is a massive structure with 12 Doric columns topped with a stunning statue of the Goddess of Victory. You may also choose to visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche. Originally built to recall the splendor of Germany’s first Kaiser, it now consists of an ensemble of church ruins and modern buildings, and symbolizes Berlin’s desire to rebuild itself in the aftermath of WWII. In the afternoon you will have the option to ascend the Fernsehturm Tower, (free to those who register by October 16, 2015). On June 8th you will depart Berlin for Heidelberg. A stop in Dresden is planned along the way and will be filled with delightful castles and churches; you will enjoy visiting the old-town where you will see the newly restored Frauenkirche and possibly have lunch at a café that looks out over the Elbe River before your day’s journey ends in Heidelberg.
June 8th – June 10th
If any city in Germany can be said to capture the spirit of the country, it is Heidelberg. Scores of poets and composers, virtually the entire 19th century German Romantic Movement, have sung its praises. The beautiful old castle dominates the Heidelberg skyline, rising over 260 feet above the level of the streets. On June 9th a guided tour* of Heidelberg including the Heidelberg Castle*, will bring you up close to marvel at the beauty of its Gothic-Renaissance design. Of particular interest on the tour will be the Great Vat, a 49,000 gallon, 18th century wine cask. You will also see the old Town, and the Student Prison Museum and University* (pending availability). You will also have an opportunity to experience the Neckar Bridge, the Marktplatz open-air market and the 14th century Gothic Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Ghost). You depart Heidelberg on June 10th for Munich.
Munich & Salzburg
June 10th – June 14th
The Bavarian Capital city of Munich offers a unique combination of modern flair and traditional charm. Upon arrival you will take a guided tour* of the heart of the city to discover such diverse and interesting sites as the Old City, the town hall featuring the Glockenspiel Chimes and moving clockwork figures and Frauenkirche with its distinctive onion-shaped domes. On June 11th enjoy the charm of this beautiful city with your tour leader which could include visiting the open-air market, the Viktualienmarkt, the Frauenkirche, the Englisher Garten, with over 900 acres of beautiful paths and lawns. On June 12th a highlight of your stay will be an excursion to visit Hohenschwangau*. Your day of opulence continues with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle*, the fairytale castle built for ‘Mad King Ludwig’ and inspiration for Disney World’s Cinderella castle. The day will culminate with a stop at Wieskirche*. On June 13th a full day excursion to Salzburg is planned. Salzburg is one of Europe’s grandest cities, and the birthplace of Mozart. Salzburg’s old-world charm and natural beauty will delight you during your city tour*. Before returning to Munich you will visit the fascinating Salzburg Salt Mines*. You will return to the United States on June 14th with fantastic memories of this incredible journey.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $3,997.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card the standard non-discounted price is $4.097.00 Tour participation is based on twin occupancy and includes roundtrip airfare from Washington D.C., point-to point transportation between cities while in Germany, all breakfasts, and no dinners. *The entrance fees and/or transportation, marked with an asterisk, which are included in the tour price are Berlin Wall, Heidelberg Castle, Prison Museum, Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castles, Wieskirche, Salzburg Salt Mines and City tours in Berlin, Heidelberg, Munich and Salzburg, while other items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability, and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $565.00. Not included are applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees, which averaged $719.00 and upwards in the 2015 travel season. If applicable, tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. All tour participants must submit a signed application. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required and will reserve your space on this tour. The tour cost, including the initial deposit, is fully refundable if the tour does not operate. You may apply online by visiting www.EAtours.com and “student/traveler sign up.” The tour number for your group is 216150. A 2nd payment, generally $1,000, will be due no later than 15-30 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than 70 days before departure. Updated Tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure.
Please return your online application and $500 deposit to EAtours.com by October 16, 2015 and receive a free ascent of the Fernsehturm Tower in Berlin.