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Music, philosophy, literature, technology and gastronomy all owe a debt of gratitude to German contributions from Charlemagne to the present day. Quaint medieval villages and fairytale castles are interspersed with diverse cities home to local and vibrant cultures. With dozens of learning adventures to choose from in Germany, you can discover Berlin’s vibrant art scene, age-old Bavarian traditions, centuries of tumultuous history and much more.

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Germany Tours and Adventures

Germany is known for lively culture, great beer, and a beautiful countryside where fairytale castles loom large on hilltops. Germany is a great place to bring the family or go alone to discover the inspiring art and history.  

Music, philosophy, literature, technology, and gastronomy of Germany is enjoyed throughout the world. People come from all walks of life to roam the quaint medieval villages and diverse cities. Road Scholars offers many learning adventures to explore in Germany, from Berlin’s vibrant art scene to the age-old Bavarian traditions. Sightsee by foot, by bike, or boat — there is an educational tour in Germany waiting for you.

Sailing

Sailing the Danube River 

Experience the magic of Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary sailing down the Danube River for 10 days, stopping off to see the wonders of Central Europe. This is an educational sailing tour where guests will learn about Vienna’s musical history from members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Budapest’s architectural history, the Charles Bridge in Czech Republic, and much more. 

Feast your eyes on the stunning castles dotting the landscape along the river. Walk cobblestone streets to explore the charm of the Eastern European towns and see how traditional and contemporary cultures blend. 

Active Adventures in Germany

Walking Austria, France, and Germany Tours

Join local experts and historians on the road less traveled trekking for 14 days through the three different countries — Germany, France, and Austria — to explore ancient castles like Château Haut-Koenigsbourg, meet farmers and artisanal cheese makers on the Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail, and ride a chairlift to the village of Andelsbuch. Prepare to walk in a small group three to five miles each day. 

A Cycling Journey 

If you are an intermediate or experienced cyclist, you will love this 14-day cycling tour from Munich to Vienna along the Danube River. Explore Germany by cycling 15-40 miles (five hours) each day over primarily flat terrain, stopping in the Wachau wine region and taking a history lesson at a 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbeywith. 

Pedal your way along the quiet bike paths parallel to the sparkling Danube where centuries ago, “treppelweg,” or towpaths, were laid down along the mighty river so horses could pull barges along the river. In Germany and Austria, these paths have been converted into beautiful, car-free bike paths. 

Best of Germany Sightseeing Tours

Grand Cities, Castles, and The Romantic Rhine

This 17-day comprehensive journey begins in Berlin and ventures south to Munich and then west and north to Heidelberg and the Rhine River. Along the way, travelers will learn about the breathtaking architecture of Germany and explore the great German landmarks including the Rhine, Heidelberg Castle and the Nuremberg Castle.

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of educational trips through Germany, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe by land and sea. Through any of our Germany tours, you’ll be placed in a cohort of like-minded adventurers, whether you're traveling with family or other senior adventurers. 

Together, you’ll enjoy spirited conversations while learning more about the world’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts. Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.