Itinerary

Tuesday, May 25

Depart the U.S.


Our spiritual adventure begins as we depart from the U.S. for our long-awaited destination!

Jewish Cemetery

Wednesday, May 26

Worms & Fulda


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Frankfurt (FRA) - you will be met at the airport and introduced to your driver and European Tour Director.
  • Worms, Germany - where Martin Luther defended his thesis to the German Emperor and was declared a heretic by the Edict of Worms
  • Reformation Memorial - a magnificent monument representing the great Reformation leaders
  • St. Peter Cathedral - a majestic Romanesque cathedral which was one of three German Imperial cathedrals on the Rhine River
  • Jewish Cemetery - the only surviving Jewish cemetery left in Germany
  • Fulda Cathedral - an excellent example of sixteenth-century Baroque cathedral architecture

Overnight

Maritim Hotel – Fulda

Wartburg Castle

Thursday, May 27

Wartburg, Eisenach, Erfurt


Your Day Includes

  • Wartburg Castle and Tower - climb the tower (optional) and explore one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe
  • Eisenach, Germany - the city where a young Luther attended school
  • St. George Church - the church where Luther was a choir boy while he studied in Eisenach
  • Luther's House - the house in which Luther lived while studying at Latin school
  • Bach House - a museum dedicated to the life and work of the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Erfurt, Germany - the city where Luther attended university, became a priest and began teaching 
  • Petersburg Citadel (Overlook) - a large baroque fortress built in the seventeenth century
  • Augustinian Monastery - where Luther lived as a monk between 1505-1512

Overnight

Dorint Hotel Am Dom – Erfurt

Wittenburg

Friday, May 28

Stotternheim, Eisleben, Wittenberg


Your Day Includes

  • Stotternheim, Germany - the city where a lightning bolt struck near Luther and he vowed to become a monk
  • Eisleben, Germany - the town where Luther was born and died
  • Luther Birth House & Museum - the site where Luther was born in 1483
  • St. Peter & Paul Cathedral - the church in which Luther was baptized
  • Luther Death House - the traditional site where Luther died in 1546
  • St. Andrew's Church - the church and pulpit where Luther preached his last sermons
  • Wittenberg, Germany - the city known as the "Mother of the Reformation"
  • Black Cloister - where Luther lived while studying and teaching theology at the University of Wittenberg

Overnight

Best Western Stadtpalais Hotel – Wittenberg

Torgau

Saturday, May 29

Torgau, Wittenberg


Your Day Includes

  • Torgau, Germany - a city which rebelled against the Catholic church during the Reformation and the location for the writing of the authoritative Lutheran statement of faith, the Formula of Concord
  • St. Mary's Church - a parish church where Luther often preached and the burial location of Luther's wife, Katharina Von Bora
  • Torgau Castle & Bear Pits - an early Renaissance castle with a family of brown bears living in the moat
  • Torgau Castle Church - the first Protestant church building where the doctrine of the Reformation was preach
  • WWII Monument - a memorial which commemorates the meeting of US and Soviet forces during WWII in 1945 on Elbe Day
  • Wittenberg, Germany - the city known as the "Mother of the Reformation"
  • Castle Church - the church where Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses and the location of Luther's grave

Overnight

Best Western Stadtpalais Hotel – Wittenberg

Coburg Castle

Sunday, May 30

Coburg, The Romantic Road


Your Day Includes

  • Coburg, Germany - the village where Luther lived and wrote as the Imperial Diet convened in Augsburg
  • Coburg Castle - a magnificent castle and museum featuring Luther's room and a collection of medieval armor
  • Rothenburg, Germany - a charming Bavarian village known for its picturesque medieval architecture

Overnight

Hotel Rappen – Rothenburg

Rothenburg

Monday, May 31

Rothenburg


Your Day Includes

  • Rothenburg, Germany - a charming Bavarian village known for its picturesque medieval architecture
  • Free time in Rothenburg - free time to shop and explore the city
  • Hohenschwangau, Germany - a village nestled in the Bavarian Alps between two delightful castles
  • Neuschwanstein Castle - view the opulent 19th century Romanesque Revival palace and the inspiration for the Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle
  • Konstanz, Germany - where the Council of Constance took place in 1414 to 1418

Overnight

Steigenberger Inselhotel – Konstanz

Huss Stone

Tuesday, June 1

Konstanz


Your Day Includes

  • Konstanz, Germany - where the Council of Constance took place in 1414 to 1418
  • Minister of Our Lady Cathedral - where Jan Hus was condemned as a heretic by the Council of Constance in 1415
  • Hus Stone - marks the place where Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415
  • Hus Museum - a place of reverence to the great Church reformer, Jan Hus, a follower of John Wyclif and a predecessor of Martin Luther
  • Free Time in Konstanz

Overnight

Steigenberger Inselhotel – Konstanz

Grossmunster

Wednesday, June 2

Zurich


Your Day Includes

  • Zurich, Switzerland  - the center of Protestantism in Switzerland
  • Zwingli Memorial - a statue of Zwingli holding a Bible and a sword, highlighting his patriotic leanings
  • Grossmunster - the church where Zwingli acted as vicar beginning in 1518
  • Munsterbrucke Bridge - stroll across this popular bridge connecting Fraumunster and Grossmunster churches
  • Fraumunster - a church known for its slender, blue spire and magnificent Chagall stained glass windows 
  • Lucerne, Switzerland  - the only major city in Switzerland to reject the Reformation movement
  • Lion Monument - a stone memorial commemorating the massacre of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution in 1792

Overnight

Jugendstil Hotel Paxmontana – Flueli-Ranft

Swiss Alps

Thursday, June 3

Brienz, Gruyere


Your Day Includes

  • Brienz, Switzerland - an alpine village known for its woodcarving and cuckoo clock craftsmanship
  • Swiss Alps Overlook - an opportunity for photos of the stunning mountain range spanning Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Austria
  • Gruyere, Switzerland - a quaint village known for its cheese production
  • Gruyere Castle - a magnificent thirteenth-century medieval castle
  • Boat Ride on Lake Geneva

Overnight

Hotel Metropole – Geneva

Lake Geneva

Friday, June 4

Lake Geneva


Your Day Includes

  • Geneva, Switzerland - known as the "Protestant Rome" since many reformers were based in the city
  • Maccabee Chapel - a gothic lecture hall built after the start of the Reformation
  • St. Peter's Cathedral (Geneva) - the church where John Calvin preached his Protestant messages for nearly 30 years
  • Museum of the Reformation - a museum which showcases the living history of Geneva and the Reformation
  • Reformation Monument - a stone monument honoring significant Reformation individuals, events, and documents 
  • Farewell Dinner - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Hotel Metropole – Geneva

Saturday, June 5

Homeward bound


With heart-changing memories of our walk in the footsteps of history, we arrive back home. May we never be the same!

*Itinerary is subject to change. To best serve the group, the schedule may be altered or substitutions made at the discretion of your tour leader and guide.