12 days
From renewable energy and urban farming to eco-tourism and creative conservation, Germany and Switzerland have been at the forefront of some of the world’s most innovative approaches to sustainability. In Lucerne and Freiburg, learn from the expertise of Alpine advocates and consider what energy sources the world should be using moving forward. Explore the effects of the environment on our well-being and discover how local sustainable efforts can make an impact on a global scale. Continue on to Berlin, where you’ll come together with other students and teachers to focus on Creating a Sustainable Future during a three-day leadership conference.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Zurich

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Lucerne region

    Ride a cable car to the top of the Swiss Alps

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Lucerne
  • Day 4: Lucerne region

     Hike with an environmental scientist through the Entlebuch Biosphere, a UNESCO natural reserve 

    Explore Lucerne on your own

  • Day 5: Lucerne region • Freiburg

    Travel via the Black Forest to Freiburg

    Tour Hofgut Sternen's sustainable facilities 

    Learn how to make flammkuchen 

  • Day 6: Freiburg

    Experience Freiburg with the Innovation Academy

  • Day 7: Freiburg • Berlin

    Travel by train to Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 8: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum  

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit a working urban farm

  • Day 9: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Tour an urban sustainable development project 

    Kick off your leadership conference experience

  • Day 10: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 11: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Zurich

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Lucerne region

    Ride a cable car to the top of the Swiss Alps

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Lucerne
  • Day 4: Lucerne region

     Hike with an environmental scientist through the Entlebuch Biosphere, a UNESCO natural reserve 

    Explore Lucerne on your own

  • Day 5: Lucerne region • Freiburg

    Travel via the Black Forest to Freiburg

    Tour Hofgut Sternen's sustainable facilities 

    Learn how to make flammkuchen 

  • Day 6: Freiburg

    Experience Freiburg with the Innovation Academy

  • Day 7: Freiburg • Berlin

    Travel by train to Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

  • Day 8: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum  

    See Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit a working urban farm

  • Day 9: Berlin • Leadership Conference

    Tour an urban sustainable development project 

    Kick off your leadership conference experience

  • Day 10: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 11: Berlin • Leadership Conference

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Your Experience Includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach

  • Hotels

    Hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch on days 10 & 11

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Tour Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-tour logistics and provide knowledgeable insights everywhere you go.

  • Student Leadership Conference

    Conference registration, keynote addresses, expert workshops, and student workshops

  • Entrances

    Entlebuch Biosphere, Hofgut Sternen, Innovation Academy, Topography of Terror Museum, urban farming visit

  • Experiential learning

    2 experiential activities

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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