trip air transportation
• English speaking tour director throughout
• Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms
with private bath
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor
• Entrance fees for included features
• Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour
escort and driver
• Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per
person, irrespective of air carrier
• Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
• Items of a person nature such as passport fees
• Tips to tour escort and driver
• Beverages with dinner
• Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the
• Airport departure taxes
• Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and
September 11th Security Fee
• Travel insurance
• Visas, etc.
| DAY 1/ DEPARTURE
Depart USA to Germany. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and
in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2/ BERLIN
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.
DAY 3/ BERLIN
Morning sightseeing includes the Reichstag, which once housed the
German Parliament, and Schloss Charlottenburg. View the Opera, the
Schiller Theater, Brandenburg Gate, the "Wall" and the Kaiser Wilhelm
Memorial Church. Afternoon is at leisure.
DAY 4/ BERLIN/ WITTENBERG /
This morning, following breakfast, proceed to Wittenberg, designated as
"Lutherstadt" ("Luther Town"). It was here that Luther gained notoriety
by posting his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, thus
sparking the movement that would become the Reformation.
DAY 5/ LEIPZIG / EISLEBEN /
ERFURT / EISENACH
This is Luther country, strongly associated with Reformation history.
You will visit Leipzig, where Bach served as choirmaster for 25 years
and is buried at Thomaskirche. Along the way are the Luther sights in
Eisleben and Erfurt, such as the flamboyant gothic Cathedral and the
Augustinian Monastery where Luther was ordained.
DAY 6/ EISENACH
After breakfast your day of sightseeing begins with a visit to the Bach
House, where Johann Sebastian Bach was born, Luther House which is now
a museum dedicated to the life of Luther, and Warburg Castle, an
imposing fortress that is a symbol of German pageantry which offers
splendid panoramas of the city.
EISENACH / MARBURG / WORMS / FRANKFURT
Eisenach is left behind after breakfast as you begin a full day of
sightseeing. First is the medieval city of Marburg, famous for its
magnificent Gothic Cathedral where locals often dress in traditional
peasant costume. This afternoon, we embark on a brief Rhine cruise past
castles, vineyards and charming villages. Afterwards, we continue to
Worms, one of Germany's oldest cities. Here you will tour the Luther
Monument, the Church of Our Lady (Liebfraukirche).
DAY 8/ FRANKFURT / BERNE /
Travel to Geneva via the Rhine Valley. Enjoy a brief stop in
Switzerland's capital city Berne. Berne is an excellent example of
preserved Medieval architecture. Sights include the Bern Cathedral, the
6 KM long shopping arcade, the Houses of Parliament and the French
Church. Continue on to Geneva which is situated on Lake Geneva between
the Alps and the Jura Mountains.
DAY 9/ GENEVA
Today's tour includes many sights associated with John Calvin. Sights
include the St. Peters Church, Maccabee Chapel and Calvin College
Reformation Monument that pays tribute to Protestant reformers
including Knox, Farel and Luther. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.
DAY 10/ HOME
Bid a fond farewell to Europe today as you proceed to the airport
for your flight home, bringing with you an abundance of special
to treasure forever.