In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

7 Days / 6 Nights

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

Featuring Berlin, Wittenberg, Dessau, Leipzig, Weimar, Erfurt, Eisleben and Eisenach.

Daily Departure on a Private Basis and Selected Guranteed Departures on Shared Services

2017 is the 500 Years' Anniversary for Martin Luther

Shadow the life of the Father of the Protestant Reformation as you visit all of the integral places that contributed to Martin Luther becoming a symbol of religious change. 

Starting from:: $1,398

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Selected Departures in 2017 and Rates Per Person:

  • July 9th and 30th     $1,398
  • August 25th             $1,398
  • Single Supplement:  $414
  • Discount for the 3rd person in an extra bed: 10%

Pre-night in Berlin: $114 in double room and $186 in single room.

Post-night in Frankfurt: $90 in double room and $174

Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of 4 people. 

 

Private departures by private car and guide. 

Daily Private Departures

Number of participants:

  • 2        $4,907
  • 4        $3,090
  • 6        $2,370
  • Single Supplement: $414

Minimum of 2 people. 

 

 

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Accommodations:

  • 2 nights in Berlin at the Hotel Maritim proArte
  • 1 night in Dessau at the Hotel NH Dessau
  • 1 night in Leipzig at the Hotel Radisson Blue Leipzig
  • 2 nights in Erfurt at the Hotel Radison Blu Erfurt
  • All taxes at the hotels

 

Shared Sightseeing, visits and transportation:

  • Transfer in from Berlin airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned with additional local guides in Wittenberg,Weimar, Erfurt and Eisleben
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
  • Admission to Luther House in Wittenberg, Castle Church in Wittenberg, Augustinian Monastery, Birth and Death House in Eisleben, Bach House in Eisenach, Wartburg Castle.

Meals:

  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel, plus all other meals as indicated in the itinerary (b=breakfast, l= lunch, d= dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner in Frankfurt and Luther Dinner in Leipzig

 


Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Berlin

    Arrival at Berlin Airport and Trasfer to Hotel. Rest of day spent your leisure. In the evening, meet your guide at the hotel.
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    The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. At 7 pm, you will meet your guide for the welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte.

  • Day 2 - Berlin

    Morning tour of Berlin. Afternoon at your leisure. (b)
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    In the morning, we visit Berlin´s many well-known historic locations, like Under den Linden Avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. There will also be time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte. (b)

  • Day 3 - Berlin- Wittenberg- Dessau

    After breakfast, on to a tour of Wittenberg and transfer to hotel. (b)
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    After breakfast, we proceed to Wittenberg, designated as “Lutherstadt” (“Luther Town”). It was here that Luther gained notoriety by posting his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, sparking the movement that would become the Reformation. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Dessau. (b)

  • Day 4 - Dessau - Torgau - Leipzig

    A stopover in Togau on the way to Leipzig. Transfer to hotel. (b,d)
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    On the way to Leipzig stop in Torgau. There we take a photo stop at the war memorial, where Russian and American troops have joined hands at the River Elbe in Germany, bringing the end of the war a step closer. Afterwards there will be a “Kodak moment” at the Hartenfels Castle, where Luther consecrated for the first time a reformed Church, according to his own ideas. We are going to visit the tomb of Katharina von Bora, Luther´s wife and stop at the building where Luther, Melanchthon, Jonas and Bugenhagen worked out the basic ideas of the Torgau Articles in 1530. Then we continue to Leipzig and visit the city. Visit the Thomaskirche, where J.S. Bach served as choirmaster for 25 years and where Luther preached and introduced his ideas for the reformation to the people. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Leipzig. (b,d)

  • Day 5 - Leipzig - Weimar - Erfurt

    Leave for Weimar and transfer to hotel. (b)
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    Today we leave for Weimar. This city is the highlight of German Culture from the 18th and 19th Century. It was the focal point of German Enlightenment. Home of the leading characters of the literary genre called “Weimar classics”: the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. In the afternoon, we continue to Erfurt also called the “Thuringian Rome”. There he became a student and a monk. Here he also met many of his faithful friends, such as Spalatin, Jonas, Lang and Draconites. Visit the Augustinian Monastery where Luther lived as a monk and admire the Merchants´ Bridge (Krämerbrü- cke), the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Erfurt. (b)

  • Day 6 - Erfurt- Eisleben- Erfurt

    Travel to and tour Eisleben and return back to hotel in Erfurt. (b)
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    Today, we go to Eisleben. In 1996, UNESCO added the Luther memorials to its World Heritage List, making the “Lutherstadt” Eisleben a much visited destination of Germany. Here, in the region of the Counts of Mansfeld, Martin Luther was born in 1483 and died in 1546. We will visit the house of his birth and the Peter and Paul Church, where Luther was baptized. We also visit the Church of St. Andrews, where he last preached and the House of the Counts of Mansfeld, where Luther died. Luther’s birth house and Luther’s last residence are today Museums rich of historical documentation supported by UNESCO. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Erfurt. (b)

  • Day 7 - Erfurt- Eisenach- Frankfurt

    Tour of Eisenach and transfer to airport for departure. (b.d)
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    Today, we start to Eisenach visiting the Wartburg. There, a Castle Guide is waiting to give an inside Tour of the Wartburg. The Wartburg is the most famous landmark for Lutherans all over the World. Martin Luther stayed here for almost a year, protected by the Prince Elector Frederic the Wise. Here he translated the New Testament. Thereafter we see the Bach Museum, pass by the Luther House of the Cotta family who provided the young Martin Luther with a Latin language education, preparing him for University in Erfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 6 pm.(b,d)

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