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Overview

The European Reformation with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel

Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther on this Germany vacation highlighting the European Reformation and featuring the Oberammergau Passion Play. You'll overnight in Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Wiesbaden, Nuremberg, Oberammergau, and Munich, and you'll visit Eisleben, Eisenach, Coburg, Worms, Mainz, Rothenburg, Augsburg, and the Rhine Valley along the way. On this faith-based tour, you’ll visit many of the sites important in Luther's life. In Wittenberg, visit St. Mary's Church, where Luther preached reform, got married, and baptized his six children. Also visit Luther House, where Luther and his family lived. In Eisleben, visit Luther's birth house and death house museums, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites; St. Peter & Paul Church, where Luther was baptized; and St. Andrew's Church, where Luther preached his last sermon in 1546. Visit the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt, where Luther lived as a monk, and Coburg Fortress in Coburg, where Luther was protected during the Imperial Diet of Augsburg in 1530. In Eisenach, visit the house where Luther lived; Wartburg Castle, where he lived in disguise as "Knight George;" and St. George's Church, where he was a choir boy and later preached. In Worms, visit the Reformation Monument and the cathedral where Luther presented his case.

A tour highlight is the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every 10 years since 1634. Set in the charming, unspoiled, Bavarian village of Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seating for this world-famous play performed by Oberammergau residents. These are just some of the many highlights included on this faith-based, tour of Germany. You'll not only see these amazing sites, but you'll also be accompanied by others desiring an inspirational journey and a Tour Director committed to bringing you these inspiring places. It's a vacation you can believe in and one sure to leave you with many memories of a lifetime!

Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Highlights of The European Reformation with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel

Transportation

Motorcoach, boat cruise.

Notes

This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau.

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.

Product Group

The European Reformation with Oberammergau

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Berlin and a farewell dinner in Munich

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

BERLIN–WITTENBERG BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial. (B,D)
69 mi / 111 km

Day 3

WITTENBERG–LEIPZIG WITTENBERG Guided tour includes the Luther House and St. Mary’s Church. See the door of the Castle where Luther posted his 95 Theses.
LEIPZIG Walking tour features a visit to Thomaskirche and the market square. (B,D)
45 mi / 72 km

Day 4

LEIPZIG–EISLEBEN–ERFURT EISLEBEN Visit Luther’s Birth House, his Death House, St. Peter & Paul Church and see St. Andrew’s Church.
ERFURT Visit the Augustinian Monastery and Merchants’ Bridge. (B)
116 mi / 187 km

Day 5

ERFURT. EXCURSION TO EISENACHEISENACH. Visit Luther’s House, St. George’s Church and Wartburg Castle. (B,D)
88 mi / 142 km

Day 6

ERFURT–COBURG–WIESBADEN COBURG Visit the fortress before continuing on to Wiesbaden. (B,D)
236 mi / 380 km

Day 7

WIESBADEN. EXCURSION TO THE RHINE VALLEY, WORMS & MAINZ RHINE RIVER Scenic cruise
WORMS Visit the Cathedral and Trinity Church.
MAINZ Visit the Gutenberg Museum. (B)
91 mi / 147 km

Day 8

WIESBADEN–ROTHENBURG–NUREMBERG ROTHENBURG Orientation walk includes St. Jacob’s Church. Free time to browse.
NUREMBERG Walking tour features the Gothic St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. (B,D)
181 mi / 292 km

Day 9

NUREMBERG–OBERAMMERGAU OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. (B, D)
161 mi / 259 km

Day 10

OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH OBERAMMERGAU Free time this morning.
MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz a with its Old and New Town Halls. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
56 mi / 90 km

Day 11

MUNICHYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz A 256 room hotel occuping a former post office building with an Art Déco flair. Broad corridors with natural stone floors, high ceilings, wood paneling and an open fire in the lobby convey glamorous Berlin city life. Facilities include Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, an elegant restaurant with a show kitchen and seasonal outside terrace, a hip cocktail Bar serving drinks and casual food and a spa with a fitness area, sauna and steam room. Berlin Hallesche Strasse 10 Superior First-Class
2 Luther-Hotel The Luther-Hotel, with 159 modern guestrooms, 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. Wittenberg Neustrasse 7-10 First-Class
3 The Westin Leipzig Impressive 27-story hotel located in city center, 300 meters from train station and close to museums and monuments. Leipzig Gerberstrasse 15 Superior First-Class
4 Radisson Blu Hotel Erfurt Modern 14-story Hotel located 2 km from train station & 10 km from Erfurt-Bindersleben Airport. Erfurt Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127 First-Class
5 Mercure Wiesbaden City Hotel Hotel with multilingual staff lies in the center of the capital within walking distance to the pedestrian zone and the old town. Wiesbaden Bahnhofstrasse 10-12 First-Class
6 NH Collection Nuernberg City Located in the heart of Nuremberg, this 244-room property has a striking modern design and offers a Free Wi-Fi connection throughout. The restaurant serves regional and Mediterranean food with a summer terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, other amenities include a contemporary bar and Gym with sauna and steam room. Nuernberg Bahnhofstrasse 19 Superior First-Class
7 Hotel Boeld Overlooking the Kofel mountain, this charming three story chalet-style hotel has the Ammer river nearby. In the elegant restaurant and bar with terrace you can taste delicious regional specialties. The modern spa includes a hammam, a sauna and a whirlpool tub. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel. Oberammergau Koenig-Ludwig-Strasse 10 First-Class
8 Holiday Inn Munchen Leuchtenbergring This contemporary hotel offers a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, with its open fireplace the Jazz bar forms the centerpiece of the hotel where guests can relax with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Traditional Bavarian specialties and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the cheery Sunlight restaurant. Get the extra boost of energy in the fitness center or relax at the peaceful greened courtyard. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel. Muenchen Leuchtenbergring 20 First-Class
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