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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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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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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St. Peters Rome

Ponta Vechio Italy

Bunratty Ireland

Wartburg Germany






Reformation Heritage

With Vienna and Prague

Our Reformation Heritage tour with Vienna & Prague combines the essential foundations of the Reformation with two of Europe's most beautiful and musical cities. Here is a sample 12-day itinerary:

Reformation Heritage with Vienna & Prague Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Vienna
Vienna - arrival and afternoon at leisure

Day Three: Vienna
Vienna - city with the splendour of a bygone era, when it was the heart of the mighty Habsburg Empire.  For 150 years from Mozart to the 20th Century it was also home to the world's greatest composers.

Day Four: Vienna- Telc - Prague
Telc - typical of so many medieval Czech towns with its single, massive square, the beautifully preserved facades of its burghers’ houses and spectacular chateau.

Day Five: Prague
Prague - known as the Golden City, the city of one hundred-towers and the Jerusalem of Europe, the Czech capital is also justifiably considered to be one of the forerunners of the Lutheran Reformation, where Jan Hus, Rector of the University preached against the sale of indulgences one hundred years before Martin Luther.


Photo used with permission of Czech Tourism

Day Six: Prague - 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.


Luther Monument in Wittenberg
Photo used with permission of WittenbergKultur e.V

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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