The European Reformation – Faith-Based Travel (TL)

11 Day Tour from Berlin to Munich

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2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of the ReformationThis very special trip focuses on Martin Luther. Starting in Berlin, visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. In Wittenberg, see Luther House, and visit St. Mary’s Church and Melanchthon House. Continue to Leipzig to visit the Thomaskirche, where J.S. Bach worked. Also included are visits to Luther’s Birthplace Museum, Luther’s Death House Museum, St. Andrew’s Church, and St. Peter & Paul Church in Eisleben; the Augustinian Monastery and Merchant’s Bridge in Erfurt; Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament, Luther House, and St. George’s Church in Eisenach; Coburg Fortress; and Worms, where the Imperial Council passed judgement on Luther in 1521. Visit the cathedral where Luther presented his case, Trinity Church, and the famed Reformation Monument. In Mainz, visit the Gutenberg Museum, and enjoy a romantic Rhine River cruise through the prettiest part of the Rhine Valley. Next is the medieval walled town of Rothenburg, famous for its Christmas ornaments, to visit St. Jacob’s Church with the renowned Blood Altar. Follow in Luther’s footsteps to Nuremberg and visit St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, and to Augsburg, where Luther and his followers proclaimed their beliefs. End in Munich and visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. An optional excursion to King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle and the Passion Play town of Oberammergau is available. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
WITTENBERG
Guided walking tour, see Luther House, visit St. Mary’s Church and Melanchthon House
LEIPZIG
Walking tour, visit the Thomaskirche and the market square
EISLEBEN
Visit Luther’s Birthplace Museum and Death House Museum, St. Andrew’s Church, and St. Peter & Paul Church
ERFURT
Visit the Augustinian Monastery and the Merchants’ Bridge
EISENACH
Guided visit of Wartburg Castle, visit Luther House and St. George’s Church; see the Luther & Bach Memorials, and Nikolai Church & Gate
COBURG
Visit Coburg Fortress
WORMS
Visit the cathedral, Trinity Church, and the Reformation Monument
RHINE CRUISE
MAINZ
Visit the Gutenberg Museum
ROTHENBURG
Walking tour, visit St. Jacob’s Church
NUREMBERG
Walking tour, visit St. Lorenz Lutheran Church
AUGSBURG
Guided sightseeing
MUNICH
Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • Departure 1030 - Reformation Day in Wittenberg (October 31)
  • Departure 1030 - starts on Sunday in Berlin instead of Tuesday

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Melanchthon House Wittenberg
  • Luther's birth house and death house museum Eisleben
  • Wartburg Castle

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Berlin and a farewell dinner in Munich

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Berlin, Germany

Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, then enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Berlin–Wittenberg

Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Castle, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and the 21-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. In the afternoon, continue to Wittenberg, Martin Luther’s home for 30-plus years and birthplace of the Reformation.

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Day 3 Wittenberg–Leipzig

Enjoy a guided walking tour and see Luther House, where Martin Luther and his family lived. Visit St. Mary’s Church, a twin-towered gothic church where Luther preached the Reformation, got married (1525), and baptized his six children. Finally, see the door of the Castle Church where Luther posted his 95 Theses against the sale of indulgences—and launched the Reformation in 1517. A special visit has been included to the renaissance-style MELANCHTHON HOUSE, built in 1536 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It belonged to Philipp Melanchthon, Luther’s closest friend and most successful co-worker. Arrive in Leipzig for your walking tour and visit the THOMASKIRCHE, where J.S. Bach worked. It is the home of the St. Thomas Boys Choir and a place of musical creativity. Also visit the market square that today is a site for celebrations and festivals, but once was the scene of executions and political demonstrations.

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Day 4 Leipzig–Eisleben–Erfurt

Today, stop in Eisleben, and visit LUTHER’S BIRTHPLACE museum, LUTHER’S DEATH HOUSE MUSEUM, St. Andrew’s Church, and St. Peter & Paul Church. Later, drive to Erfurt, where the fine gothic and renaissance buildings evoke memories of the days of Dominican Master Eckhart and Martin Luther, who spent his student days here before embarking on his journey to Wittenberg. Highlight of the day is a visit to the AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERY, where Luther lived as a monk, and the MERCHANTS’ BRIDGE.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Erfurt. Excursion to Eisenach

Journey to Eisenach and enjoy a guided visit to WARTBURG CASTLE, where Luther translated the New Testament. Also visit LUTHER HOUSE, ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, and see the Luther and Bach Memorials, Nikolai Church and Gate, through which Luther passed whenever he entered or left Eisenach. Return to Erfurt.

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Day 6 Erfurt–Coburg–Mainz

In Coburg, where Luther stayed in 1530 for the Imperial Diet of Augsburg, visit fascinating COBURG FORTRESS, one of the largest surviving medieval fortresses in Germany.

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Day 7 Mainz. Excursion to Worms & The Rhine Valley

In Worms, where the Imperial Council passed judgment on Luther in 1521, visit the CATHEDRAL where Luther presented his case, as well as TRINITY CHURCH and the famed REFORMATION MONUMENT. Later, enjoy a scenic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and trim, half-timbered towns. Evening at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Mainz–Rothenburg–Nuremberg

This morning, visit the GUTENBERG MUSEUM in Mainz, where original copies of the Bible can be seen. Next is the medieval walled town of Rothenburg. During your walking tour, visit ST. JACOB’S CHURCH with the renowned Blood Altar. Afterwards, there is time to shop for Christmas ornaments, for which this picturesque town is world famous. Continue to Nuremberg, the first town to accept the Reformation in 1525.

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Day 9 Nuremberg–Augsburg–Munich

Your walking tour in Nuremberg features the famous ST. LORENZ LUTHERAN CHURCH. Continue to Augsburg, where your guided sightseeing reveals the city where Luther and his followers proclaimed their beliefs. Arrive in Munich.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Munich

Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” includes the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Television Tower, MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion to Linderhof Castle and the Passion Play town of Oberammergau is available. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 11 Munich

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARIA PASCUAL

Years of Experience: 16

I have had the privilege of being a Tour Director for many years and even after all this time, there is still so much to share. I believe traveling is a learning experience. You learn about places, cultures, history, and of course, yourself. When traveling through Central and Western Europe, I love to help my groups learn by sharing what I know with them. What I love most is what they share with me. At the end of the trip, I have the feeling we have enriched each other's lives.

Tour Director - MARIA PASCUAL

 Accommodations

Berlin
Wittenberg
Leipzig
Erfurt
Mainz
Nuremberg
Munich

Berlin

Arcotel John F

First-Class

Werderscher Markt 11
Berlin, Germany

Free Wifi

Right in the heart of the capital city, located at its trendy cultural district of "Berlin-Mitte", welcomes you the design hotel ARCOTEL John F Berlin - an ideal starting point for city and business trips. The 4-star-superior-hotel is centrally located between the famous Museumsinsel and Gendarmenmarkt, directly at the "Quartier am Auswärtigen Amt", with walking distance to the famous Friedrichstrasse and the "Unter den Linden" boulevard.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer

Wittenberg

Luther-Hotel

First-Class

Neustrasse 7-10
Wittenberg, Germany

Free Wifi

The Luther-Hotel with 159 modern guest rooms is located in the middle of the historic city center of Wittenberg, where many cultural events take place. A special highlight is the sauna on the 4th floor.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Leipzig

The Westin Leipzig

Superior First-Class

Gerberstrasse 15
Leipzig, Germany

Impressive 27-story hotel located in city center, 300 meters from train station and close to museums and monuments.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms

Erfurt

Radisson Blu Hotel Erfurt

First-Class

Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127
Erfurt, Germany

Free Wifi

Modern 14-story Hotel located 2 km from train station & 10 km from Erfurt-Bindersleben Airport.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Hot Tub
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone

Mainz

Hilton Mainz

Moderate Deluxe

Rheinstrasse 68
Mainz, Germany

Set on the edge of the picturesque old town of Mainz, overlooking the River Rhine, Hilton Mainz offers contemporary accommodation. The central location in the heart of the city puts cultural sights and shops within easy reach.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk

Nuremberg

NH Nuernberg City

Superior First-Class

Bahnhofstrasse 19
Nuernberg, Germany

Free Wifi

The NH Nuernberg City hotel was built in 2005 as the latest and most modern 4-Star Hotel in Nuremberg. With modern design and fresh ideas, the hotel's 244 rooms are all spacious double rooms, bathed in warm colors and elegant wood floors.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

First-Class

Hochstrasse 3
Muenchen, Germany

Multistory Hotel housed within office/apartment & showroom complex in city center near Deutsches Museum.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Munich

Munich

BavarianEvening

Bavarian Evening

Where is the beer capital of the world? Where can you find so many beer-halls, beer-gardens, beer-cellars and the legendary Oktoberfest? ... Obviously it is MUNICH!!! Tonight join your Tour Director and dive into the heart of Munich's food and beer culture. Try a Bavarian three course dinner with coffee and a stein of beer (or wine or soft drink) and be ready to say "Prost!".

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person

ExcursiontoLinderhofCastleandOberammergau

Excursion to Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau

Drive into the most scenic region of Bavaria to King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, famous for its Italian-style terraced gardens, graced by a string of pools and cascades. Then, proceed to the Passion Play village of Oberammergau.

Approximate value: €46 EUR per person

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