10 days
Heidelberg, Freiburg, Lucerne, Zurich

Germany is currently leading the way when it comes to making meaningful energy saving changes.

And Switzerland isn’t far behind. Together, these Alpine advocates are using solar, wind and biomass resources in an effort to make more sustainable choices. Visit the kind of solar parks that make these ideologies possible, and even take a two-hour solar energy powered boat cruise.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Frankfurt • Darmstadt • Heidelberg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel via Darmstadt to Heidelberg

    Stop to take a photo at Hundertwasser's Waldspirale

    Enjoy dinner in Heidelberg

  • Day 3: Heidelberg

    Tour Heidelberg with your Tour Director

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

    Enjoy a boat cruise powered by solar energy

  • Day 4: Heidelberg • Freiburg

    Travel to Freiburg

    Spend a half day participating in activities at the Innovation Academy

    Enjoy dinner in Freiburg

  • Day 5: Freiburg

    Take a solar energy-themed guided tour

    Attend a lecture at the Innovation Academy

  • Day 6: Freiburg • Lucerne region

    Travel via Breitnau to the Lucerne region

    Visit Hofgut Sternen or Bioenergy Breitnau where you will learn about green energy practices

    Take a walking tour of Lucerne 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 7: Lucerne region

    Take a tour of the Grimsel Power Plant
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps experience

    Swiss Alps experience

    This exciting half-day adventure takes you to the top of one of the Swiss Alps, the majestic mountainous backdrop of Lucerne. Journey to the base of the mountain by boat and ride a cog railway to the top. You’ll reach the summit and be rewarded with a splendid panorama of Lucerne, its lake, and the glorious snow-capped Alps. On a clear day, you can see for more than 200 miles! You’ll get back to the foot of the mountain by way of a gondola ride. (Please note: Mountains can be cold, even in summer; warm clothes and appropriate shoes are recommended.) 

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 8: Lucerne region

    Take an excursion to Entlebuch 

    Take a guided tour of the Entlebuch Biosphere

    Spend the afternoon exploring Lucerne on your own

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 9: Lucerne region • Zurich

    Travel to Zurich

    Take a walking tour of Zurich with your Tour Director

    Spend a half day exploring Zurich on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Zurich

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Frankfurt • Darmstadt • Heidelberg

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel via Darmstadt to Heidelberg

    Stop to take a photo at Hundertwasser's Waldspirale

    Enjoy dinner in Heidelberg

  • Day 3: Heidelberg

    Tour Heidelberg with your Tour Director

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

    Enjoy a boat cruise powered by solar energy

  • Day 4: Heidelberg • Freiburg

    Travel to Freiburg

    Spend a half day participating in activities at the Innovation Academy

    Enjoy dinner in Freiburg

  • Day 5: Freiburg

    Take a solar energy-themed guided tour

    Attend a lecture at the Innovation Academy

  • Day 6: Freiburg • Lucerne region

    Travel via Breitnau to the Lucerne region

    Visit Hofgut Sternen or Bioenergy Breitnau where you will learn about green energy practices

    Take a walking tour of Lucerne 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 7: Lucerne region

    Take a tour of the Grimsel Power Plant
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps experience

    Swiss Alps experience

    This exciting half-day adventure takes you to the top of one of the Swiss Alps, the majestic mountainous backdrop of Lucerne. Journey to the base of the mountain by boat and ride a cog railway to the top. You’ll reach the summit and be rewarded with a splendid panorama of Lucerne, its lake, and the glorious snow-capped Alps. On a clear day, you can see for more than 200 miles! You’ll get back to the foot of the mountain by way of a gondola ride. (Please note: Mountains can be cold, even in summer; warm clothes and appropriate shoes are recommended.) 

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 8: Lucerne region

    Take an excursion to Entlebuch 

    Take a guided tour of the Entlebuch Biosphere

    Spend the afternoon exploring Lucerne on your own

    Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region

  • Day 9: Lucerne region • Zurich

    Travel to Zurich

    Take a walking tour of Zurich with your Tour Director

    Spend a half day exploring Zurich on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Zurich

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Heidelberg Castle wine barrel, Green energy visit, Green energy project, Solar boat cruise, Grimsel Power Plant, Entlebuch Biosphere

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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