10 Day Germany Reformation Tour From Los Angeles CA (LAX) June 04 2018 - June 13 2018 (Join Pastor Dr. Hal Seed and New Song Church)

10 Day Germany Reformation Tour From Los Angeles CA (LAX) June 04 2018 - June 13 2018 (Join Pastor Dr. Hal Seed and New Song Church)

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$3,790.00 From Los Angeles CA (LAX) 

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Sample day-by-day itinerary

Day 1:  Departure from USA

  • Today we depart on transcontinental flight to Germany. Meals served on board of the plane. Arrival is on the next morning.

Day 2:  Berlin arrival

  • Arrival to Berlin airport. Claim your luggage and transfer from the airport.Check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Berlin (D)

Day 3: Berlin

  • After breakfast at the hotel, meet your local guide and enjoy full day city tour. View the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, remnants of the former city wall, St. Hedwig’s Church, the State Opera House, St. Mary's Church, and the Brandenburg Gate, Check point Charlie.
  • Lunch on your own
  • This afternoon we end the day with visit to Bonhoeffer House; Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Berlin Pastor and professor of theology – resisted National Socialism at a time when tyranny and racism ruled Germany, victimizing religious, ethnic, and social minorities. Bonhoeffer applied his Christian faith and his theological reflections to his everyday actions. This brought him in conflict with the Nazi regime, and he paid for his convictions with his life.Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Berlin (B, D)

Day 4: Berlin – Wittenberg – Leipzig

  • After breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Departure to Leipzig.
  • Drive to Wittenberg, birthplace of the Reformation, city of Frederick the Wise who was patron and protector of Luther. Luther lived here from 1508 until his death. We will visit All Saints Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door and which contains the graves of Luther and Melanchthon. See the University where Luther taught (exterior view), and visit Melanchthon’s House as well as Luther House which is the largest and greatest museum of reformation history in the world. We will visit the Stadtkirche of St. Marien where Luther used to preach and see the Luther monument and renaissance Town Hall (exterior view).
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Continue to Leipzig, Bach’s city, where our sightseeing will include St. Thomas Church where Bach was organist and choirmaster we will also view the Renaissance Town Hall (exterior view).  Check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Leipzig (B,D) 

 

Day 5: Leipzig – Eisleben – Erfurt

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check –out.
  • Drive to Eisleben which ranks amongst the most significant of all places having a connection with him, although he only spent a little time here – he was born here on November 10th, 1483 and died here on February 18th, 1546; old manuscripts indicate that he felt a special affinity toward Eisleben.
  • During the guided city tour among others we will visit the house of his birth and see the house where he died; St. Andrew’s Church where he preached his last sermon and where his body was laid out, the Church of St. Peter and Paul where he was christened and the Luther Monument .
  • Spend some time at leisure to see the market place and other points of interest such as St. Anne’s Church with the famous biblical scenes hewn in stone and the buildings of former St. Augustine’s Monastery.
  • Lunch on your won.
  • Drive through the Thuringian countryside to Erfurt, where Luther studied at the university and where our tour in Luther’s footsteps will include a visit to the Cathedral and church of St. Severi’s with a view of the Kramer Bridge lined on each side with timber framed houses restored to their original condition.
  • Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Erfurt (B,D)

Day 6: Erfurt – Wartburg - Eisenach

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • This morning we travel to the formidable Wartburg Castle where Luther found refuge during the Imperial Ban.
  • Visit the Wartburg Castle . The castle was built in the 11th century and is where Luther translated the New Testament in the years 1521-1522 – we will see the “Luther Stube”.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • A short drive brings us to Eisenach, birth place of Johan Sebastian Bach, whose birth house we will visit to listen to some of his marvelous music played on historical instruments. We will also visit the Luther House museum.
  • Return to Erfurt, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Erfurt (B,D) 

 

Day 7: Erfurt – Nuremberg – Augsburg

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel.
  • Drive to Nuremberg and enjoy the tour of city. Nurnberg city’s long and historic past; we will see its old fortifications and stop outside the castle to enjoy the fine view across the housetops with their pointed gables and the tall church spires. The town features half-timbered houses. It is noted for its toys, gingerbread, and the renowned WW II trials.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Drive to Augsburg, city of the Confession and one of the most important German cities associated with Luther.
  • Check- in,  dinner and overnight at the hotel in Augsburg (B,D)

Day 8: Augsburg – Worms – Frankfurt

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.
  • Drive to Worms, the oldest city in Germany.
  • Lunch on your own upon the arrival.
  • Meet your local English-speaking guide and enjoy a guided tour. See the impressive Monument to the Reformation and visit the Cathedral in this important center of the Reformation. Worms was the site of Luther’s trail for heresy and it was in the Cathedral, standing before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V that he uttered his faith affirming, death defying proclamation… “Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me”.
  • Drive to Frankfurt, check into the hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Frankfurt (B,D)

Day 9: Frankfurt

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Enjoy city walk through the old town centre (Romerberg) focuses on Frankfurt history, incl. its role as an electoral site for German-Roman kings and host city for the coronation ceremonies of Holy Roman emperors (Cathedral). Frankfurt's tradition as a free trade city and its role in the first German National Assembly held here in 1848 are also highlighted (St. Paul's Church).
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Frankfurt (B, D) 

Day 10: Frankfurt departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport, departure according to the flight schedule. (B)

 

Trip date: June 04 - June 13 2018
Departure City:  Los Angeles California (Other Cities Available) 
Package Price:  $3790.00 Single supplement is $750.00 (Private room)
 

Package price includes the following:

  • Hotels on breakfast and dinner basis (3-course menu; no drink included)
  • Comfortable air-conditioned bus 
  • Tour Escort 
  • Entrance Fees:

All Saints Castle Church in Wittenberg, Melanchthon’s House, St. Mary’s Church in Wittenberg, Luther House in Wittenberg, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Luther Birth House in Eisleben, Luther Death House in Eisleben, St. Andrew’s Church in Eisleben, St. Peter & Paul Church in Eisleben, Cathedral in Erfurt,  Wartburg Catsle, Bach Birth House in Eisenach, Luther House museum in Eisenach, Cathedral in Worms,

  • Local guides:

HD Berlin, HD Wittenberg, HD Leipzig, HD Eisleben, HD Erfurt, Wartburg Castle, HD Eisenach, HD Nuremberg,  HD Augsburg, HD Worms, HD Frankfurt,

  • Porterage service in/ out at the hotel 

Package price does not include the following: 
1.    Meals on routes and Soft drinks.
2.    Tips for Guide, Driver and hotels.
3.    All Personal Expenses. 
4.    Insurance.

Hotels:

  • Berlin(2 nights) –  Park Inn Alexanderplatz 4* or similar 
  • Leipzig (1 night) –  Radisson Blu 4* or similar
  • Erfurt (2 nights) – Radisson Blu 4* or similar
  • Augsburg (1 night) – Dorint An der Kongresshalle 4* or similar
  • Frankfurt (2 nights) – Novotel City 4* or similar

Notes:          
All prices are in US Dollars based on per person in a double room, Pax rooming alone is subject to single supplement, and maximum capacity of the bus is 50Pax.  All prices are VAT inclusive