Germany: Reformation Tour


12 Days / 10 Nights



Berlin, Wittenberg, Dresden, Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisenach, Coburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, Heidelberg, Worms, Mainz, Rudesheim



DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: USA

Depart for Germany for your overnight transatlantic flight.

Day 2: BERLIN

Upon arrival you will meet your Homeric Tours representative and enroute to your hotel enjoy a city tour including the now unified Berlin and capital of Germany. Rest of the day at leisure. Visit Kurfurstdam with its outdoor cafes and bustling nightlife. Dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 3: BERLIN

After breakfast depart for a full day sightseeing tour including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, visit the Pergamon Museum, Berlin Cathedral, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, The Soviet Victory monument, check point Charlie and Alexander Platz and the Bonhoeffer House. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 4: WITTENBERG / DRESDEN

We depart after breakfast to East Germany to Luther's city, Wittenberg. Visit Luther's House, Melanchthon House and the Castle Church where Luther and Melanchthon lie buried in the town church with its Lucas Cranach Altar. Next a tour of Dresden includes the Zwinger Courts and the Frauen Kirche. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 5: DRESDEN / LEIPZIG / EISLEBEN / ERFURT

Following breakfast we depart for Leipzig with visits to St. Nicholas Church, Lutzen King, Gustavus Adolphus. Continue to Eisleben, Luther's birthplace. Travel to Erfurt for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 6: ERFURT / EISENACH

Continue our tour after breakfast to Erfurt to visit the first Cathedral where Luther said his first mass - St. Sens Church, the Tradesmans bridge, the University and the Monastery. Continue to Eisenach to visit Luther's house, Bach's house and St. Georges Church. Visit Wartburg, where Luther translated the New Testament from Greek into German. Dinner and overnight in Eisenach. (B,D)

Day 7: COBURG / NUREMBERG / ROTHENBURG

After breakfast, travel to Coburg, where Luther stayed in 1530 for the Imperial Diet of Augsburg. Visit the fascinating Coburg Fortress, one of the largest surviving medieval fortresses in Germany. Continue to Nuremberg and visit Albert Durer's house. Drive to Rothenburg for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 8: ROTHENBURG / AUGSBURG / MUNICH

After breakfast, take a tour of Rothenburg. Visit St. Jacob's Church, the Last Suppper carved in wood, the Town hall and the Christmas store. Continue to Augsbur to visit the site of the Augsburg Confession and St. Anne's Church. Finally we travel to Munich for dinner at the Hofbrauhaus with folklore entertainment. Overnight. (B,D)

Day 9: MUNICH / NEUSCHWANSTEIN / OBERAMMERGAU

We begin our tour of Baveria after breakfast with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle. We continue to Oberammergau, the site of the world famous Passion Play, before returning back to Munich to visit the Gothic Town Hall, Marienplatz, Karstor gate and our Lady's Cathedral. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 10: HEIDELBERG / WORMS / MAINZ / RUDESHEIM

We take a morning drive after breakfast to the Medieval City of Heidelberg to visit the famous Stone bridge the Castle, and the Church of the Holy Ghost. We then depart for Worms, the site of Luther's trial for heresy. We will visit the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity and Luther's Monument. Continue to Mainz-Rudesheim for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 11: MAINZ / RUDESHEIM (RHINE DAY CRUISE)

Enjoy breakfast and then take a tour of Mainz to visit the museum with one of 47 existing copies of the Guttenberg Bible. Explore the Rhine's Romanesque Cathedrals before boarding your Rhine cruise and cruise past Lorelei, castles, barges and pleasure boats. Farewell dinner and overnight in Mainz. (B,D)

Day 12: MAINZ / USA

DAY 12: MAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.AINZ / USA (B)

The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group

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