Offered in Partnership with Jeff Jones and The Emeritus Program of The University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Accommodations to include Pestana Tiergarten (Berlin),  Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig (Leipzig), 

Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe (Dresden),  Steigenberger Hotel München (Munich)

$4000 per person, double occupancy, with a single occupancy supplement of $1100.

Trip includes 10 nights accommodation, 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners, all trip-related ground transportation, (including inter-city travel), guides and admissions. Not included are airfare, airport transfers and alcoholic beverages.


Tour begins at 2:00 p.m.

Walking Tour of Central Berlin

We begin our introduction to the rich, sometimes dark, always fascinating history of Berlin

Reichstag Dome

We end today’s tour with a walk up the glass-topped spiral walkway that caps this iconic building

Dinner :: Café um Neuen See Biergarten

Dinner in the Tiergarten in this most quintessential of German institutions


Topography of Terror

A comprehensive museum of Third Reich’s SS and Gestapo  

Lunch :: Standige Vertretung

A Berlin institution on the Unter Der Linden, Berlin’s grandest boulevard

Berlin Wall Memorial

An open-air exhibition using a portion of the Wall and its surrounding security structures to examine its history 

Checkpoint Charlie

The most famous border crossing of the Cold War period

Die Mauer Museum

The ‘Wall’ Museum could also be called 'the museum of escapes' highlighting as it does the many successful—and unsuccessful—escapes from East to West

Dinner :: Open


Schloss Cecilienhof

The site of one of the pivotal events of WW II, the meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin that led to the creation the post-war world

Lunch :: Open

We have an hour or two to do some self-guided exploration Potsdam’s charming village streets and grab a bite to eat along the way

Sansscouci Palace

Known as the Prussian Versailles, Sanssouci includes Frederick the Great’s intimate Rococo summer palace and its equally notable formal gardens

Dinner :: Clarchens Ballhaus

Only in Berlin—perhaps the last of the once ubiquitous dining and dance halls, Clarchens Ballhaus dates form the 1920’s

and continues to be wildly popular. Go for the schnitzel; stay for the dance.


Depart for Leipzig by Train

Lunch :: Milchbar Piguin

Part ice cream parlor part family restaurant this spot is casual and popular with the locals—need we say more?

Walking Tour of Historic Central Leipzig

Small city with a very, very big place in cultural and political history

Dinner :: Telegraph

Charming and delicious with a fresh twist on traditional fare


Bach Museum and Thomaskirche

A Bach lover’s dream and a novitiate’s invaluable guide to all things JS Bach

Lunch :: Auerbach Keller

A beer hall restaurant that traces its fame back to Goethe and is now a must visit spot for any Leipzig tour

Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig

This sleek and contemporary art museum acts as happy counterpoint to all the historical richness of Leipzig

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

A vast institution whose core collection focuses on the history of opposition and civil disobedience in DDR as well as everyday life after reunification.

Dinner :: Open

Performance ::  To Be Announced

It’s a bit early to know Summer 2018 offerings but with Leipzig’s multiple venues we feel confident there will be something wonderful to add to our mix!


Depart For Dresden By Train

We depart for Dresden

Lunch ::  Cosel Palais

Excellent in every way and in a setting befitting its location in midst of Dresden’s reconstructed splendor

Walking Tour of Historic Dresden

An introduction to this spectacular urban phoenix

Dinner :: Open



Frauenkirche was completely reconstructed in 2005,

standing once again as an outstanding example of Baroque architecture

Lunch :: Kutscherschanke-Uriges Wirsthaus

Lively, local and wonderful and perfectly located for our busy day


We tour this ‘ark for art’, a singular repository for multiple eras of art rescued

repeatedly throughout history and most recently so from devastating floods in 2002

The Green Vault

Arguably the oldest museum of its kind in the world, this vast treasure trove of decorative art must be seen to be appreciated

Dinner :: Alte Meister

Can a restaurant be deeply charming??  Yes, I think it can based on Alte Meister’s many glowing reviews.


We depart for Munich

Nationalsozialismus in Munchen Museum

Considered the most comprehensive museum of the history of the Third Reich anywhere in the world we block out an afternoon

for this museum which typically recommends as a four hour visit.

Dinner :: Open


Walking Tour of Old Town

You will have spotted the pattern by now but truly there is no better to be introduced to a new city than to walk

her streets in the company of a well-informed guide--and so we do it again here in Munich!

Lunch :: Open as we stroll of the Viktualienmarkt

Haus de Kunst

Originally designed by 'Nazi architect' Paul Troost, the Haus de Kunst reopened as a contemporary art museum in 2014

Gisel's Vinothek

Our fabulous--and delicious--'big night out'!



The first Nazi concentration camp and a sober reminder that

 National Socialism began here in Bavaria.

Lunch :: Leibspeis

We refresh our spirits with a visit to this very special farm to table restaurant in the village of Dachau

Open afternoon


Tour ends after breakfast