Date: Mon, September 25, 2017 - Mon, October 9, 2017

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: from $5,592 per person (including airfare)

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Europe & Russia

Arrangements: Odysseys Unlimited

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Your 15-day comprehensive tour of Germany, the old and the new, will draw you into the allure of this classic land with a its cruise on the legendary Rhine, its vistas of the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps, and its exploration of culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. After a full-day excursion through the Rhine River Valley, explore the romantic university town of Heidelberg, have a chance to “take the waters” in Baden-Baden, and continue on to Munich, on the way visiting Neuschwanstein, the castle that was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty. In Munich you see the Glockenspiel carillon, and take a side trip to Dachau and Nuremberg. On to Dresden with its extraordinary display of crown jewels and the world’s largest diamond, then Meissen’s Royal Porcelain Factory, and finally Berlin with the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, and a visit to Sanssouci Palace in nearby Potsdam. A 3-day/2-night optional extension in Berlin is available.

Activity Level:

Moderate: Considerable walking up hills or stairs, or on uneven/cobblestone streets


Comprehensive yet well-paced journey through Germany; Rhine River cruise; Medieval Heidelberg; Beautiful scenery of the Black Forest and Bavaria; Horse-drawn carriage ride to Neuschwanstein Castle; Munich sightseeing; Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site and Nuremberg Trial Courthouse; Historic Dresden; Three-night stay in Berlin; Sanssouci Palace

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Bryan Gilliam

Ph.D., Harvard University. Author of books and articles on late 19th-and early 20th-century German music. Specialties include Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, 19the and 20th-cemtury German opera, fin-de-siècle Vienna, film music, German musical aesthetics.

Mode of Travel

Air & Land

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