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In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

Purpose: Religion, Culture, History, Discovery
No. of days: 6 days - 5 nights
First & Last Cities: Berlin, Frankfurt
Other cities: Wittenberg, Torgau, Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisenach
Starting cost: From: $1,649 including airfare
 
Day 1: Berlin
Welcome and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city at your leisure. [B]
 
Day 2: Berlin, Wittenberg
The trip begins with a city tour of Berlin. Visit attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, the cathedral of Berlin, the German Parliament building and the lovely boulevards. Then we travel to the city of Wittenberg, where we visit the house of Martin Luther that has been transformed into the most important museum of the Reformation. Next, we visit the Luther’s tomb in the Schlosskirche church. We also stop by the St. Mary church. [B]
 
Day 3: Wittenberg, Torgau, Leipzig
The tour continues to Torgau, traveling through the landscape along the Elbe River. In Torgau visit the Hartenfels Palace and its chapel, the first Reformation church consecrated by Luther. We also visit the grave of Katharina von Bora, Luther’s wife. We pause in front of the building where the main ideas in the articles of Torgau were developed. In the afternoon, we arrive in Leipzig, the site of the famous debate between Johann Eck and Martin Luther. Sightseeing tour of Leipzig and visit to the Thomaskirche church. We also see the city hall and the St. Nikolai church, where the prayers for peace against the communist dictatorship began. [B]
 
Day 4: Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt
After breakfast we travel to Eisleben, “the City of Martin Luther” and UNESCO World Heritage Monument. In Eisleben we visit the house where Luther was born and where he died. Other attractions on our itinerary include the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, where he was baptized, as well as the church of St. Andrews, where he held his final sermon. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt, where Luther became a monk. We also have the opportunity to visit the Augustine Monastery, Martin Luther’s religious community. [B]
 
Day 5: Erfurt, Eisenach, Frankfurt
In the morning there is time for sightseeing in Erfurt. Attractions include the St. Mary church and Krämerbrücke bridge. The tour continues to Eisenach. Take a guided tour of the impressive Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. Visit the Latin school and Bach Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Continue to Frankfurt for overnight near the airport. [B]
 
Day 6: Frankfurt, USA
At the recommended time, take the hotel shuttle to the airport to board you flight back to the USA. [B]
[B] = Breakfast


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Tour includes
  • Airfare USA-Berlin/Frankfurt-USA
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • City Tax
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Local guide in Wittenberg
  • Visits to:
    • Luther‘s home in Wittenberg and Eisleben
    • Augustine monastery in Erfurt
    • Bach museum in Eisenach
    • Wartburg Castle
  • Entrance fees as required
  • Transportation by car or minivan for entire tour
  • English-speaking driver/guide during the entire tour
Not included in tour
  • Taxes or surcharges related to airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Tourist Class
Berlin Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte 4
Wittenberg NH Dessau 4
Leipzig City Inn Hotel Leipzig 3
Erfurt Hotel Brühlerhöhe 4.5
Frankfurt Holiday Inn Airport 4.5
First Class
Berlin NH Kurfürstendamm 4
Wittenberg NH Dessau 4
Leipzig Best Western Premier Victor's Residenz 4
Erfurt Mercure Hotel Erfurt 4
Frankfurt Holiday Inn Airport 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing
From: $1,649 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
This program can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
 
  • Airfare
We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
 
Tour Code: DE06BER20MT


Options
  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
  • Private arrival and/or departure transfer

Group Quotations
  • The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air an land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.