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Reformation Path

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11 Days
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Countries Visited

Czech Republic, Germany

Locations Visited

Pargue, Dresden, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Efurt , Eisenach, Wartburg Castle, Fr… more Pargue, Dresden, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Efurt , Eisenach, Wartburg Castle, Franfurt, Maniz
  1. Day 1 Arrive Prague (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Prague. Enjoy some time to explore its cobblestone streets before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for an unforgettable Welcome Reception to kick of your vacation.

    meals Dinner
    hotel International
  2. Day 2 Prague Sightseeing and Free Time

    Our Local Specialist will join us this morning for a visit to St Vitus Cathedral, set in the precincts of Prague Castle. See the 14th century Charles Bridge before embarking on a walking tour focusing on the Czech Reformation movement. We'll see the Bethlehem Capel where Jan Hus preached, and his memorial outside the Tyn Church in the Old Square with its Astronomical Clock. Spend free time this afternoon admiring the cityscape on your terms.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Prague – Dresden

    Traveling into Germany we arrive in the beautiful Baroque city of Dresden, also known as “Florence on the Elbe”. Join our Local Specialist and hear about the city's restoration as you amble through its charming streets to the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and fully reconstructed Frauenkirche, where J.S. Bach was the first to play on the Silberman organ when the church was originally built.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel NH Neustadt
  4. Day 4 Dresden – Torgau – Wittenberg (2 Nights)

    A leisurely departure this morning brings us to Torgau, here at Hartenfels Castle we visit the castle chapel which was consecrated in 1544 by Martin Luther and is regarded as the first ever newly built Protestant Church. Later we arrive in Wittenberg, the home town of Martin Luther.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Luther
  5. Day 5 Wittenberg Sightseeing and Free Time

    Today we discover where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church on 31 October 1517. Inside the church, visit the graves of Martin Luther and Phillip Melanchthon. We'll also visit Lutherhalle where he lived from 1508 and was joined by his wife Katharina in 1525. Our Local Specialist also takes us to Stadtkirche where Luther preached and is also where he married Katharina von Bora, and all their children were baptised there.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Wittenberg – Leipzig – Weimar – Erfurt (3 Nights)

    Our Reformation journey continues to Leipzig where we join our Local Specialist for a tour of the city, home of the Leipzig Disputation which took place in 1519 and it was at St Thomas Church that Luther launched the Reformation in Leipzig with his Whit Sunday sermon on 25th May 1539. See the plaque in the church which commemorates this event. Continue to Weimar, here we see the Franciscan Monastery where Luther stayed and the Stadtkirche where he preached. Later arriving in Erfurt, another city with close links to Martin Luther.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Best Western Erfurt-Apfelstaedt
  7. Day 7 Erfurt Sightseeing

    Its medieval city center is one of the largest and best preserved in Germany. In his early years Martin Luther attended university in Erfurt, after he had taken a vow to become a monk, he entered the Augustinian Monastery and lived here for 6 years. Luther was ordained as a priest at the Cathedral in 1507 and also lived and worked in the city until 1511. We visit the Monastery with a Local Specialist. The city also has connections with Johann Wolfgang van Goeth, J.S. Bach.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Eisenach and Wartburg Castle Excursion

    Enjoy a relaxed excursion to Eisenach – one of the major Lutheran destinations dominated by the impressive Wartburg Castle. Luther spent time here during his childhood. With a Local Specialist we visit Luther House where he lived during this period, and also visit St. George's Church where he sang in the choir. We visit Wartburg Castle, which is one of the most important buildings in German history, and see the room where Martin Luther spent eleven weeks translating the New Testament.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Erfurt – Frankfurt (2 Nights)

    Old world charm and modern sophistication await in the vibrant city of Frankfurt, Join your Travel Director for an orientation drive through the city to admire its Gothic and Renaissance facades.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel NH Bingen
  10. Day 10 Mainz and Worms Excursion

    During our sightseeing tour of Mainz this morning we see the Gutenburg Monument commemorating the German printing of the Bible before traveling to Worms. Martin Luther had challenged the entire Roman Catholic establishment by his refusal to recant the great doctrines of Protestantism. We see the symbolic Martin Luther Memorial near the town square, see the Cathedral and stop in the Heylshof Garden, where once the Bishops Palace stood, to see a plaque set into the ground marking the spot where Martin Luther stood before the Diet of Worms in 1521 and refused to recant his teachings.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Depart Frankfurt

    Say farewell this morning to our newfound friends. Transfers are available to Frankfurt Airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Meal Summary

10 Nights accommodations, 10 Buffet breakfasts, 4 Three-course dinners, .

Sightseeing Highlights

  • With your Local Specialist visit St Vitus Cathedral, see the Bethlehem Chapel
  • Sightseeing with your Local Specialist, see the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and Frauenkirche
  • Visit Hartenfels Castle Chapel
  • Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes a visit to the Castle Church to see the graves of Martin Luther and Phillip Melanchthon. Visit Lutherhalle and Stadtkirche
  • Sightseeing with your Local Specialist visit St Thomas Church
  • See the Franciscan Monastery
  • Visit the Augustinian Monastery with a Local Specialist
  • Sightseeing with your Local Specialist visit Luther House, St George's Church and Wartburg Castle
  • Orientation tour with your Travel Director
  • See the Gutenberg Monument
  • See the Martin Luther Memorial and visit Heylshof Garden
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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Prague

Beautiful Prague by Night

Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. You'll discover the magical Charles Bridge, enjoy a drink in one of the old town's quaint restaurants while a musician entertains, journey through the Old Town and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.
Adult Price: €39

Scenic Vltava Cruise with Dinner

Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we'll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise, you'll enjoy a dinner of local specialties.
Adult Price: €49

Dresden

Dresden Royal Treasury and Moritzburg Castle

See the highlights of the fabulous Green Vault, one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe, with your Local Specialist. Afterward, driving out of Dresden, we'll stop for refreshments before reaching Moritzburg Castle to discover its opulent Baroque interior. The surrounding woodlands were once a favorite hunting area for the Kings of Saxony.
Adult Price: €55

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