Reformation tour in Europe

Reformation tour in Europe

Day 1

Flight from USA. Washington DC to Berlin airport.

Day 2

Arrival in Berlin. Meet your professional guide and driver.

Discover Berlin history and its major monuments: Brandenburger Tor, Unter den Linden, Bundestag, Holocaust memorial, Checkpoint charlie.

You will visit the impressive Berliner Dom (Cathedral). It is a major center for the protestant church in Germany.

If you still have some energy in the evening you can ascent (by elevator) the TV Tower. It offers a great panorama over Berlin.

Night in Berlin 4* hotel.

Day 3

Today you will leave Berlin to Wittemberg (World inheritage UNESCO) (115 km). You will spend a great day visiting all the sites connected with Martin Luther.

Luther House is now one of the best museums in the world about the reformation.

You will see also Melanchton house and Cranach house.

You will see St Mary's church were Luther's children where baptised  and Castle church/All saints church  where we have Martin Luther's and Melanchton's tombs.

It is also at Castle church that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses.

At the end of the afternoon transfer to Eisleben. Dinner and night in Eisleben (3 star hotel).

Day 4

This morning you will walk on Martin Luther's steps in Eisleben (World inheritage UNESCO). You will visit his birth place and his last residence.

In St Andrew's church Martin Luther gave his last sermon. You will see the famous Luther pulpit.

In the afternoon you will proceed to Erfurt (Eisleben Erfurt 100 km). It is the capital of the region Thuringen and was a major center of German humanism. That is where Martin Luther studied, became a monk and was later ordained.

You will visit Martin Luther's cell in the impressive Augustinian monastery.

Night in Erfurt. 4 star hotel. 

Day 5

This morning you will discover the northern part of Bavaria and in particular the city & fortress of Coburg. It is one of the most impressive and well preserved fortresses in Germany. Martin Luther spent 6 months there and translated the Old Testament. He also preached in the local church: St Maurice.

In the afternoon you will visit one of the most cultural & charming German cities: Weimar. (World inheritage UNESCO)

Goethe, Schiller, Lizt, Nietsche lived there.

You will have the possibility to visit Duchess Anna Amalia s' library

Night in Erfurt. 4 star hotel. 

Day 6

This morning you will visit Eisenach and its impressive Fortress: Wartburg (World inheritage UNESCO).

While he was sequestred at Wartburg castle (for his own safety) Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German.

You will see also several Cranach paintings representing Martin Luther, his wife Katharina and his parents.

In the afternoon you will proceed to Coblence (250 km).

Coblence occupies a fantastic location at the confluence of Moselle & Rhine rivers. You will have the possibility to discover the German corner.

Night in Coblence (4 star hotel).

Day 7

This morning you will appreciate a relaxing & charming cruise on the Rhine river (World inheritage UNESCO)

You will see many castles dominating the hills. You will see also the Lorelei rock.

Arrival in Rudesheim in the middle of the afternoon. You will love walking in its tiny streets.

You will experiment the local wine: Riesling.

Night in Rudesheim surroundings (4 star hotel). 

Day 8

This morning will be dedicated to the city of Worms. (Rudesheim Worms 62 km)

It is a former imperial capital. You will be impressed by the St Peter's cathedral and Martin Luther's monument.

You will learn more about the Diet of Worms.

Then you will cross the Rhine river and arrive in France (Worms Strasbourg 150 km).  You will visit one of its greatest cities: Strasbourg (World inheritage UNESCO). Capital of the region Alsace Lorraine.

You will love the old town with its half timbered houses. Strasbourg cathedral belong to the greatest French cathedrals.

You will have also a walking tour on the steps of Jean Calvin who spent 3 years there.

Dinner included in a traditional Alsatian restaurant.

Night in Strasbourg (4 star hotel).

Day 9

On the way to Switzerland.

You will stop in the charming city of Fribourg brisgau (95 km from Strasbourg)
Then there will be a very picturesque ride through the black forest.

You will stop at the Bodensee (the major German lake).

Arrival in Zurich during the afternoon. Today financial capital of Switzerland it occupies a great location along the Limnat river, next to the Zurich lake and at the foot of the Zurich Mount.

Night in Zurich (4 star hotel)

Day 10

Full day in Zurich. This morning you will walk on the steps of Ulrich Zwingli.

Your guide will speak about his meeting & connection with Martin Luther.

You will visit the Grossmünster, Zwingli statue, ...

In the afternoon you will have some free time.

Night in Zurich (4 star hotel)

Day 11

Today you will discover the Swiss alps (World inheritage UNESCO) in the central part Switzerland 

Stechelberg (135 km)

Cable car to Murren & Schilthorn

Lunch included in Panoramic 360) revolving. restaurant.

Spectacular on top Swiss peaks : Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau

Then on your way to fthe French speaking part of Switerzland & Geneva (230 km)

Night in Geneva (4 star hotel).

Day 12

Full day in Geneva.

In the morning you will do a Reformation tour on the steps of Jean Calvin.

You will discover the Temple, Reformation monument:4 powerful statues representing: Jean Calvin, John Knox, Guillaume Farel and Theodore de Beze.

and the interactive Reformation museum.

In the afternoon you will be able to visit the United nations

Relax along the lake or relax in the English garden.

Day 13

Transfer to Geneva airport and flight back to the USA. Washington airport.

 

 

Prix (Par personne) :4720 €

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Description

Nombre de personnes : 12

Nombre de jours : 13

Type de voyage : Culture

Type d'hotel : 4

  • Flights Washington airport - Berlin/Geneva - Washington

  • Private coach service during the whole tour

  • Hotel 4 star (3 star in Eisleben) with breakfasts

  • Professional guide during the tour

  • 2 dinners (Eisleben, Strasbourg)

  • Lunch Schilthorn

  • Visits as indicated in the program

 

  • Meals & Drinks

  • Insurance repatriation, lost luggage, cancellation.

  • Single supplement (900 euros)

  • Tips

  • Every item not specified in the program

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