High School




June 12-July 2, 2020


Passport & Visa 


U.S. Citizens

Passports need to be valid for 6 months after the final day of the program.  Please check the visiting countries for visa requirements.  There are no visas needed for Europe.  If a traveler is unable to obtain these travel documents, our standard cancellation policy will apply.

All children under the age of 18 unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian traveling abroad must have a notarized letter of permission with a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature.

To apply or renew your passports please click here

Non U.S. Citizens

Please contact your country's embassy to  find out visa and vaccination requirements for the countries you are visiting.

You can contact us for further information

Terms and Conditions


A La Carte Travel Booking Conditions

These Booking Conditions are valid for all A La Carte Travel departing after October 1, 2015, and are subject to change with or without notice. The most current Booking Conditions at the time of your departure will apply.


All Enrollment Forms must be received at A La Carte Travel 120 days prior to departure. Travelers should provide complete first, middle and last names and dates of birth as they appear (or will appear) on their passports.

Any corrections to match passport names made after 120 days prior to departure require that we change the flight reservation, resulting in a minimum fee of $200 per airline up to the cost of a new published fare ticket. This may also result in a different flight itinerary from the group. Travelers who have not yet applied for a passport should provide their full name and date of birth as they appear on their birth certificate.


 A La Carte Travel handles final rooming assignments for all travelers. Please ensure that all rooming requests are submitted by 110 days prior to departure.

Students will room in double, triples, or quads with others of the same gender from the entire tour group.

Adults are placed in twin accommodations (a hotel room with two beds) with another adult of the same gender from the entire tour group unless the name of a roommate has been provided.

Adults can request double-bed accommodations (a room with one bed for two people)  or a single room for an additional fee per hotel.   Single rooms are not available on overnight trains.

Lost belongings

A La Carte Travel is not responsible for loss of passports, airline tickets or other documents, or for loss of or damage to luggage or any other passenger belongings. In the case of a lost paper airline ticket, the traveler is solely responsible for meeting the airline’s requirements (both logistical and financial) for ticket replacement.

Food Allergies

 A La Carte Travel recognizes that some travelers may have severe food allergies. We will do our best to ensure that our suppliers are informed of the situation but we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. Travelers are responsible for making their own arrangements for all in-flight meals.

Deposit and Payments

A deposit of $500 is required at the time of registration to hold the space for the passengers.  The remainder of the balance is divided into equal monthly payments with the final payment due no later than 60 days prior to departure.


Excess baggage is subject to extra fees.

Passengers are advised to find out about the fees on the airline’s website.


120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee

45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price


45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued


Travel Insurance

A La Carte Travel automatically insures all the passengers in the Travelex Standard Choice plan.

The Standard Travel Protection Plan covers the following:


  • Emergency Medical and Dental Expenses up to $15,000

  • Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Expenses of up to $50,000

  • Trip Delay Expenses of up to $1000

  • Lost or Delayed Baggage Expenses of up to $250

  • 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services

A  La  Carte Travel is now offering our groups a more comprehensive Travel Insurance as part of the Travel package and as part of an effort to ease the travelers’ concerns with the events around the world.

The travel protection plan we recommend, Travelex 360° Student Group Choice, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Trip Delay, Emergency Medical Expense and Evacuation, Baggage Loss or Delay and more. 

 In addition to all of the above benefits, the Choice Plan upgrade will cover the following:

  • Trip Cancellation/interruption benefits include:  Sickness, injury, or death

  •  Pre-existing exclusion waiver through final payment

  • Common carrier cancellations/delays

  • Terrorist acts** (Occurring within 30 days of the scheduled departure date for the covered trip in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination)

  • Trip delay benefits – 5 hours or more

  • Baggage Delay benefits – 12 hours or more

  • Cancel for any reason coverage upgrade


The  Cancel for Any Reason benefit, which allows you to cancel your trip for any reason, within 2 days of your Scheduled Departure Date, and receive up to 75% of the Insured Trip Cost. To be eligible for this benefit, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit and full trip cost must be insured. Contact us to find out the costs associated for these upgrades.

For more information please contact one of our travel consultants at:  703-281-1225 or Email Us


Standard of Conduct


Proper behavior is expected at all times. Remember, you are representing your country. Show respect for language and customs different than your own.


Grounds for Dismissal

  1. Possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs

  2. Poor attitude or behavior and consistently acting independently of the chaperones' admonishment and warnings

  3. Leaving the group on excursions, or leaving the hotels without the permission of chaperones and after the designated curfew

  4. Getting a piercing or tattoo

  5. Stealing or defacing any personal property, building or material

  6. Possession or using weapons such as firearms, knives, explosives, etc

  7. Breaking group rules

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Friday, June 12th, 2020- Depart 

Take an overnight flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt, Germany 


Day 2: Saturday, June 13th, 2020- Frankfurt- Heidelberg 

Arrive in Frankfurt and right away take a train from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg. Arrive in Heidelberg and walk to the hotel from the train station. Check in at the hotel and spend the rest of the day strolling the city, visiting churches, cafés and Heidelberg Schloss, the most important Renaissance structure north of the Alps. Have dinner and spend overnight in Heidelberg. 


Day 3: Sunday, June 14th, 2020- Heidelberg- Göttingen- Homestay 

Eat breakfast at the hotel then walk to the train station to take the train from Heidelberg to Göttingen. Meet your host families at the train station and begin your homestay experience. 


Day 4 - 16: Monday, June 15th- Saturday, June 27th, 2020- Homestay 

Homestay with host families 


Day 17: Sunday, June 28th, 2020- Göttingen- Munich

Spend the morning with your host families before meeting at the train station. Take a train from Göttingen to Munich. Arrive in Munich and walk to your hotel and check-in. Explore Munich with a guided walking tour of the city. Have dinner and spend overnight in Munich. 

Day 18: Monday, June 29th, 2020- Munich

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before spending the morning exploring Munich. Afterwards, take public transportation to Dachau Concentration Camp, the first of the Nazi concentration camps, and now a famous memorial site. Return to Munich in the late afternoon to have dinner and spend overnight in Munich. 


Day 19: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020- Excursion to Salzburg

In the morning after breakfast, take a private coach bus to Salzburg to visit the Salt Mines in Berchtesgaden. Spend the afternoon exploring and visiting Salzburg on your own. Visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress that sits atop a hill overlooking the city. Return to Munich in the evening for dinner and overnight. 


Day 20: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020- Excursion to Nuremberg

After breakfast, walk to the train station and take the train to Nuremberg, famous for the Nuremberg Trials, which prosecuted many high-ranking Nazi officials. Spend the day exploring Nuremberg before returning to Munich in the evening for dinner and overnight. 


Day 21: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020- Depart 

Eat breakfast at your hotel then take a private coach bus to the airport for your flight home.

Program Price & Payment Terms


$3,095 is based on a minimum of 15 students 


Included in your price:


  • Round trip airfare

  • Transfer to and from airports in Germany

  • Public transportation in Munich 

  • Train from Heidelberg to Göttingen 

  • Train from Göttingen to Munich 

  • Train to Nuremberg (round trip)

  • Private coach bus to Salzburg (round trip)


  • 1 night hotel in Heidelberg, including breakfast and dinner

  • 4 nights hotel in Munich, including breakfasts and dinners


Guided Tours and Entrances as per program 


Travel insurance including health, trip delay, luggage loss and delay for all participants


Liability Insurance for all Tour Leaders

2019-2020 Payment Schedule


Upon Registration: $500 Due with the online application

Monthly Payments Until: March 15, 2020

Last Payment Due: April 15, 2020

A La Carte Travel Standard

Cancellation Policy


120 days or more prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee


45 days to 119  days prior to departure

Full refund less all non-refundable fees, $500 cancellation fee and 50% of the program price

45 days or less prior to departure

No refund will be issued

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