Austria, Switzerland and Germany

Austria, Germany & Switzerland

An Alpine Panorama

Nothing can compare with the breath-taking scenery of the Alps - towering mountain peaks, pristine glaciers, crystal clear lakes and fertile valleys.

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Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague

Central and Eastern Europe

Imperial Capitals: Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna & Prague

These Eastern European capital cities have been restored from their Communist-era drabness to join Vienna in the front rank of European travel 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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Ponta Vechio Italy

Jerusalem

Cobh

Prague

Wartburg Germany

Lucerne

Budapest

Neuschwanstein

Lourdes

Salzburg

Bunratty Ireland

St. Peters Rome

 

Reformation Heritage

With Krakow and Dresden

Our Reformation Heritage tour with Krakow & Dresden combines the essential foundations of the Reformation with two historically fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful cities. Here is a sample 12-day itinerary:

Reformation Heritage with Krakow & Dresden Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Krakow
Krakow - arrival and afternoon at leisure

Day Three: Krakow
Krakow - once capital of Poland, the seat of Polish kings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Krakow

Day Four: Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow
Auschwitz - a haunting visit of the notorious Nazi concentration camp. 

Day Five: Krakow - Wroclaw - Dresden
Wroclaw - where the city and its people reflect the turbulent history and changing ethnic influences through the centuries. 

Day Six:  Dresden - Erfurt
Dresden - the city once called Florence on the Elbe with its unique collection of artistic treasures, palaces and museums.

Day Seven: Erfurt
Erfurt - Luther's university and the beginnings of his monastic life.

Day Eight: Erfurt - Wartburg - Eisenach - Erfurt
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.

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.

Day Nine: Erfurt - Eisleben - Wittenberg
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 Ten: Wittenberg - Torgau - 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.

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Wittenberg
© IMG, Castle Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg; Bader, M.

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

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

Day Twelve: 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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