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Wartburg Germany

Jerusalem

Lourdes

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Prague

Bunratty Ireland

Salzburg

Neuschwanstein

Lucerne

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Cobh

Lutheran Heritage & Passion Play

11 DAYS

Tour Cost (Land and Air)

$4789.00 per person, double occupancy

Based on projected air fares as of 11/01/2016, the air rates may vary depending on departure city and date.

Land rates based on a minium group size of 32 passengers.

Exact air rates will be determined 10 months prior to departure.

Single occupancy $849.00

Day One - US Departure: Today we begin our journey to Germany. Meals are served during our transatlantic flight.

Day Two - Berlin: On arrival in Berlin we will be met by our professional tour manager and escorted to our waiting motor coach. En route to our hotel, we will be oriented to our tour. Dinner and overnight in Berlin. (D)

Day Three - Berlin: Following breakfast this morning, our city tour will explore the sometimes tortured history of this fascinating city. We will experience many reminders of Berlin’s recent tragic past - the remains of the Berlin Wall, the place where Checkpoint Charlie once stood, the new Jewish Memorial – but also the elegant avenue Unter den Linden, the Brandenburg Gate, once symbol of the divided city, the Cathedral, Reichstag and the beautiful symmetry of Gendarmenmarkt. The afternoon and evening will be free for individual sightseeing. (BB)

Day Four – Berlin / Potsdam / Wittenberg: Following breakfast we will make the short journey to Potsdam, crossing the Glienicke Bridge, where east and west swapped their spies during the Cold War. As the playground and favorite residence of the Prussian kings and German Emperors, our tour of Potsdam will include a visit to Cecilienhof Palace, which hosted the Potsdam Peace Conference in the summer of 1945 and the gardens of Sans Souci Palace, the Rococo residence of Frederick the Great. Following free time for lunch, we will continue to Wittenberg for dinner and overnight. (BB, D)

Day Five – Wittenberg: Today we begin our journey in the footsteps of Martin Luther, in the city where he lived and worked from 1508 to 1546 and which is regarded as the very Cradle of the Reformation. We will visit the Luther House, formerly the Augustinian Monastery, later the home of the Luthers and now the largest museum dedicated to the Reformation in the world. Our walking tour will continue to the Town Church, where Luther preached and the Castle Church, where he posted his 95 theses and where both he and Melanchthon are buried. The remainder of the day is free for individual sightseeing. (BB)

Day Six – Wittenberg / Eisleben / Erfurt: This morning we will drive to the market town of Eisleben, where we will visit the houses connected with Martin Luther’s birth and death.Both buildings have recently been transformed into state of the art museums, which vividly set the story of Luther’s life and the Reformation in the context of the age in which he lived and died. We arrive in Erfurt for dinner and overnight. (BB, D)

Day Seven – Erfurt: Erfurt is one of Germany’s oldest towns, with a skyline dominated by the spires of its Cathedral and St. Severi Church. Our morning walking tour will include the 600-year-old Kraemer Bridge, the Collegium Maius where Luther attended the university and the remains of the Augustinian Monastery, where he began his monastic life. The afternoon and evening are at leisure for individual exploration and sightseeing. (BB)

Day Eight – Erfurt (Wartburg Excursion): This morning, we will make the short journey to Eisenach to visit the Wartburg, one of Germany’s most ancient castles. It was here that Martin Luther lived in hiding as Junker Jörg for 10 months following the decree which declared him an outlaw after the Diet of Worms in 1521. We will return to Erfurt in the early afternoon where you’ll have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. (BB)

Day Nine – Erfurt / Nürnberg / Oberammergau: This morning we will leave the land of Luther and the Reformation, driving south to visit the Imperial City of Nürnberg. The city evolved from being the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, to the heartbeat of the German Renaissance, and centuries later the hotbed of twentieth century Nazi activities and then continue to Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps for dinner and overnight. (BB,D)

Day Ten - Oberammergau: The Passion Play has been performed in Oberammergau since 1634. It is a tradition which, although common throughout Europe at that time, largely disappeared over the centuries. Except in this small Bavarian farming village it not only survived more than 350 years, but became famous all over the world. Oberammergau is also well-known for the traditional craft of wood-carving and for the frescoes decorating the village houses. This morning will be free to absorb the unique atmosphere of this Alpine village, before the afternoon and evening performance of the Passion Play. (BB, L, D)

Day Eleven – Munich / USA: This morning we will be transferred to Munich airport to begin our journey home.

(BB) Buffet Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

Tour Highlights:

  • Round trip air from selected city
  • Quality hotels throughout
  • Passion Play Ticket with top category seating
  • Meals as outlined in the brochure
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & relevant entrance fees
  • Deluxe Motor Coach with washroom & air conditioning
  • Baggage handling at all hotels
  • Flight bags, final documents, baggage tags, etc.

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