The Emerald Isle


The Emerald Isle

Ireland has always been a land of legend and folklore, steeped in the mysticism of its Celtic history. Come and explore the truth behind the legends - the spectacular landscapes, the ancient castles and some true Irish hospitality.

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Exploring Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley

Northern France Tour

Exploring Paris, Normandy and the Loire Valley

France offers you a rich variety of experiences - its landscapes, history, cultures and cuisine make this one of the world's most exciting destinations.

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Sicily and Italy

Italy and Sicily

Jewels of the Mediterranean

As the cradle of modern civilisation, Italy has more than most countries to offer - history, art and spectacular scenery in equal measure.

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Bunratty Ireland

Wartburg Germany







St. Peters Rome


Ponta Vechio Italy

Reformation Heritage

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

Our Reformation Heritage tour is the perfect choice for those who prefer to focus on Martin Luther and his life. Here is a sample 10-day itinerary:

Reformation Heritage Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Frankfurt - Worms
Worms - site of Luther’s trial and excommunication.

Day Three: Worms Area - Coburg - Erfurt
Coburg - the fortress refuge, where Luther began the translation of the Old Testament from the original Hebrew.

Day Four: Erfurt
Erfurt - Luther's university and the start of his monastic life.



Day Five: Erfurt - Wartburg - Eisenach - Erfurt
The Wartburg - Luther's hiding-place for 10 months following the Diet of Worms, where he translated the New Testament from the original Greek text into German.

Eisenach - where Luther attended school and sang as a choirboy and birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose music became a celebration of his Lutheran faith.

Day Six: Erfurt - Weimar - Eisleben - Leipzig
Weimar - the cradle of German culture and one of the earliest cities to embrace Luther's Reformation.

Eisleben - the town where Martin Luther was born and, concidentally, also died.  The houses associated with both events now trace the origins of the Reformation through Luther's own roots and heritage.

Day Seven: Leipzig - Torgau - Wittenberg
Leipzig - the crucible of the peaceful revolution which led to the downfall of East Germany's Communist regime in 1989. 

Torgau - the ‘wet-nurse’ of the Reformation, because it was here that the articles were drawn up, which later became the basis for the Augsburg Confession. 

Day Eight: Wittenberg
Wittenberg - the city regarded as the very cradle of the Reformation, where Luther lived and worked from 1508 to 1546 and where his action of nailing the 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517 set in motion the movement which would shake the Christian church to its foundations.


Castle Church in Wittenberg
Photo used with permission of WittenbergKultur e.V 

Day Nine: Wittenberg - Berlin
Berlin - fascinating city reinstated as Germany’s capital and seat of government after re-unification in 1990.

Day Ten: Berlin - USA

Booking Your Luther Decade Tour

If you would like to know more about the Protestant Reformation itself, then take a look at our Reformation history page.

If you have any questions about leading a group to the Luther Decade or about customizing a tour to suit the interests of your group, then we have prepared a page for group leaders.

If you are interested in joining one of our tours or have any further questions then feel free to call us at 800 323 8158. Alternatively you can contact us by email using the button below. One of our experienced staff will be happy to help you.

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