2020 Henry Jackson Germany Cultural Journey
July 1, 2020 -
July 14, 2020
Dates are Tentative
- or -
$4,150 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan. Follow the option which works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $4,250
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Germany Cultural Journey
Germany has long been called the land of Dichter und Denker – poets and thinkers. However, contemporary Germany is also the land for travelers and explorers seeking multicultural and dynamic cities, bucolic villages, and pristine nature. Ride a bike along an old airport tarmac in Berlin, travel by solar-powered ferry across an Alpine lake, watch the wind turbines and half-timbered houses whiz by through the window of a high-speed train as part of your German adventure. Get an up-close view of Germany that goes beyond Sauerkraut and Bratwurst.
Custom programs in Germany are ideal not just for German language teachers but also educators in history, STEM, government/civics, and the fine arts.
Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Visit a German school
Stroll through the palace grounds and gardens of Potsdam
Ride a solar-powered ferry across one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes, the Bodensee.
See for yourself why Dresden is called "the Florence of the North"
Learn about art, science, history, and local food in the dynamic city of Munich
Get to know multicultural Berlin with a mosque visit and meal in a Turkish restaurant
Enter the Berlin underground through its tunnels, bunkers, and secret passageways
Explore the bustling city of Frankfurt
Bike through the medieval streets of historic Nuremberg
Conquer a ropes course and hike with a ranger at a clean energy hostel in the Black Forest.
We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|1||USA - Munich (München)||Flight to Munich (München). Rest up for our upcoming adventure!||Plane|
|2||Munich (München)||Guten Morgen! Today we arrive in München! After we get settled in our hostel we will walk up the tower of the Church of St. Peter to get a great view of the city center. For dinner we will sample some traditional Bavarian food.||München Hotel|
|3||München||The best way to explore a new city is by bicycle and we will begin in München with a bike tour that includes all of the major historical sites in the city center. We can stop at the beautiful Viktualien Market to enjoy lunch from local vendors and look around inside some of München's oldest churches and breweries (like the famous Hofbräuhaus). Tonight we'll try another important German cuisine for dinner, Turkish street food in one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods.||München Hotel|
|4||München||We will bear witness to the Holocaust today at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site just outside of München. We will return for a peaceful dinner and stroll through the English Garden in Munich at the end of an important day.||München Hotel|
|5||München to Füssen||"For our morning we will tour the BMW Welt, which can include the manufactoring plant or the museum. Alternately, we can explore one of Munich's wold famous art museums.|
Then we will board the train for a stunning ride into the foothills of the Alps, arriving in the town of Füssen in time for dinner."
|6||Füssen||Bavarian King Ludwig II created a fairytale world in his 19th-century palace, Neuschwanstein. We will visit this stunning building today and have some time to explore the surroundings. Later in the day we can have some free time in town or learn more about this beauitful natural environment of this region at the Forest Experience Center.||Füssen Hotel|
|7||Füssen||We are so close to Austria so let's go! We'll take a quick train across the border to go see an amazing complex of medieval fortress ruins at Burgenwelt Ehrenberg and we walk across one of the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridges.||Füssen Hotel|
|8||Füssen to Nürnberg||After our train ride we will arrive in the historical city of Nürnberg that was once a trading mecca in the Holy Roman Empire as well as a center for political rallies during the Third Reich. We will explore the ancient half-timbered houses and churches in the city center. We will also get a chance to try the local specialty - Nürnberger Bratwurst.||Nürnberg Hotel|
|9||Nürnberg||Today we will have an in-depth exploration of Nürnberg's connection to the Third Reich at the Documentation Center on former Nazi Party rally grounds. Afterwards we will have time together to decompress and process what are sure to be emotional impressions as we settle in for a relaxed dinner.||Nürnberg Hotel|
|10||Nürnberg to Berlin||"Today we will travel to the international, dynamic city of Berlin. |
We will get settled in our hotel and enjoy a short stroll along the Unter den Linden boulevard to see the iconic Brandenburg Gate and the historical center before dinner."
|11||Berlin||We will hop on bikes again as we start our first full day in Berlin with a bike tour including Tempelhofer Feld (an airport-turned-park), the government district, and remnants of the Berlin Wall that once divided the city for over 25 years. In the evening we will return to the Reichstag (Parliament) for a spectacular roof-top sunset and panoramic view over Berlin.||Berlin Hotel|
|12||Berlin||Today we will visit Berlin's amazing Jewish Museum. After we will have some free time at Potsdamer Platz and visit an ice cream cafe as well.||Berlin Hotel|
|13||Berlin||"Today we will get to know the multi-cultural and dynamic Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin through through the stories and insights of our local guide. The walking tour includes a visit to one of Berlin's oldest mosques and lunch at a family-run Turkish restaurant.|
We will also be able to get a bird's eye view of the city from the top of the TV tower in the city center.
Tonight, we will have our going away dinner to reflect and celebrate our adventure in Germany!"
|14||Berlin to USA||Today we will travel home. Auf Wiedersehen!||Your own bed...eventually!|
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This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.
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Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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