Germany by Rail

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                      Germany by Rail
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                      Germany by Rail
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                      Germany by Rail

The Concept

Our Germany by Rail program is specifically designed around CLIL principles. Based on teacher feedback, this 9 day language-rich experience has been designed so that schools can combine the following tour extensions according to their time available, and budget:

·  Berlin City extension  

·  6 night homestay option, including school attendance and local activities

·  Additional nights in Dresden, Leipzig, or Frankfurt

Designed for secondary school German language students, participants will improve their language skills, and will assist students to better understand German culture and so apply to their studies.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – FRANKFURT

Fly from Australia to Frankfurt.

DAY 2 FRANKFURT – NÜRNBERG (D)

On arrival in Frankfurt take the train directly to Nürnberg from the airport. Check in to your accommodation. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 3 NÜRNBERG (B, D)

Following breakfast this morning enjoy exploring this city, famous for the ‘Judgement of Nürnberg’. Visit the Hauptmarkt, Handwerkerhof and the Justizgebaeude. Enjoy a half day guided walking tour (either of the city centre or of the Nazi Rally Grounds). Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 4 NÜRNBERG – MUNICH (B, D)

Check out after breakfast and travel to Munich. Originally a village founded by Benedictine Monks and now the heart and capital of Bavaria, Munich has many highlights for you to experience including Nymphenburg Palace and the Deutsche Museum, the largest technical museum in the world. Dinner included this evening.

DAY 5 MUNICH (B, D)

After breakfast travel by public transport (included) to Dachau Memorial - the site of the first German concentration camp. It confined more than 206,000 political opponents, Jews, clergymen and so-called “undesirable elements”, imprisoned by the National Socialist regime between 1933 and 1945. Dinner included this evening.

DAY 6 MUNICH (B, D)

Following breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to Hohenschwangau by public transport with a guided tour of picture-perfect Neuschwanstein Castle - built in the 19th century by “mad” King Ludwig. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 7 MUNICH (B, D)

After breakfast you will have a free day in Munich to practise your language skills. Suggestions include a day excursion to nearby Salzburg, Austria, by train. Dinner included.

DAY 8 MUNICH – AUSTRALIA (B)

Check out after breakfast, then transfer to Munich airport for your flight to Australia.

DAY 9 AUSTRALIA

Arrive Australia (subject to airline schedules).

Optionals:

at additional cost

Homestay option (from $523)

6 nights homestay with full board for students (1-2 students per family - subject to availability), 6 nights guest house with breakfast for teachers, school attendance and local activities, rail travel to and from homestay location, homestay location depends on German school term dates and availability

Berlin Extension - ex Munich

Please find details in our separate tour "Berlin Extension - ex Munich"

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • Return airport coach transfers
  • 2 nights youth hostel accommodation in Nürnberg with breakfast and dinner
  • 4 nights youth hostel accommodation in Munich with breakfast and dinner
  • Rail sector fares (2nd class) Frankfurt - Nürnberg, Nürnberg - Munich
  • Coach transfer Munich accommodation - Munich airport
  • Bayerntickets for Dachau and Neuschwanstein excursions
  • Half day guided walking tours of Nürnberg and Munich
  • Entrance and guided tour of Neuschwanstein castle (school letter required)