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You are invited to join members and friends of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson, ND on a 7 day of Germany. We’ll be going from Berlin down to Munich with many stops along the way to see and experience the sites of Martin Luther and the development of the Lutheran Church. We’ll also see some quintessential historical German sites. All ages are welcome on this trip!
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Thursday, February 29, 2024: Overnight flights
Our journey begins as we board our international flight to Berlin, Germany. A pre-tour night is available in Berlin if you’d like to rest after the journey. (IF)
Day 2: Friday, March 1, 2024: Berlin
Upon our morning arrival in Berlin, we meet our tour leader and coach driver and pick-up early arrivals at the pre-tour hotel. Our panoramic tour of the city will include photo stops. We’ll view the famous Brandenburg Gate, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Cathedral, the Reichstag building and the lively boulevards. This city has undergone momentous changes since reunification. We will visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, then check-in to our hotel in Berlin. (B/D)
Day 3: Saturday, March 2, 2024: Berlin, Wittenberg
Before departing Berlin this morning, we will visit the Bonhoeffer Museum and see a film about his life. We will then travel to Wittenberg, where the Reformation officially began in 1517 awaits us. A local guide will join us for a tour beginning at the site where Luther posted his 95 Theses. Although the original door was destroyed in a fire, the replica has all 95 Theses in bronze, which is magnificent. The tour also includes St. Mary’s Church and the Lutherhalle (Luther House) Museum. In 1508, when Martin Luther came to Wittenberg, he lived here with other Augustinian Monks. Later, Luther and his wife, Katharina von Bora, raised six children here. The evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 4: Sunday, March 3, 2024: Buchenwald, Erfurt
Before reaching Erfurt, we will stop to visit Buchenwald Concentration Camp, where Bonhoeffer was held in 1945. Then we will drive through the Thuringian countryside to Erfurt. Our afternoon tour will include the Augustinian Monastery, as well as a stroll through the narrow streets of the old town to see the Cathedral and walk across the famous Krämer Bridge. (B/D)
Day 5: Monday, March 4, 2024: Eisenach, Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber
This morning we will visit nearby Eisenach, for a tour of the Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. In the afternoon we will travel to Rothenburg, a well-preserved medieval city, with ramparts, a city gate and town hall. Perhaps the most famous town on the “Romantic Road”, Rothenburg is indeed a jewel. It is a nearly intact medieval walled city without a single modern building within. We enjoy a meal together at our hotel in this wonderful city, followed by a Night Watchman’s tour. (B/D)
Day 6: Tuesday, March 5, 2024: Neuschwanstein, Munich
Today we will enjoy some of the highlights of Bavaria, including the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. In the afternoon we will have a tour of Munich. We’ll drive by the Olympic Stadium, Nymphenburg Castle, the New and Old Pinakothek, Deutsches Museum and we’ll take a walk to Frauenkirche, the New City Hall, Marienplatz and the famous “Glockenspiel”. We will conclude with a traditional Farewell Dinner at the famous “Hofbräuhaus”. It is time to reminisce about the places visited and the new friends we’ve made along the way. Our final overnight is in Munich. (B/D)
Day 7: Wednesday, March 6, 2024: Departure
Our motor coach takes us to Munich airport for our return flight home.
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
Optional pre-tour hotel in Berlin, Germany for $100 per person
March 1-2, 2024
Park Inn by Radisson Berlin
March 2-3, 2024
Marta Hotel (new name for Luther Hotel)
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
March 3-4, 2024
March 4-5. 2024
Vorm Würzburger Tor 10
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
March 5-6, 2024
Hilton Munich City
Rosenheimer Strasse 15
We will arrange arrival and departure transfers for group flights. If you will be arriving or departing at a different time, we can assist you with transfers, but those are not included in the tour price.
Group air is now available for this tour for $1,399 per person round-trip from Bismarck, with a minimum of 10 travelers. Please opt in before November 22, 2023.
|DL 3932||Feb 29||Bismarck||Minneapolis||12:22 PM||1:56 PM|
|DL 232||Feb 29 - Mar 1||Minneapolis||Paris||4:50 PM||8:15 AM|
|AF 1734||Mar 1||Paris||Berlin||10:05 AM||11:50 AM|
|KL 1796||Mar 6||Munich||Amsterdam||2:10 PM||3:50 PM|
|KL 655||Mar 6||Amsterdam||Minneapolis||5:05 PM||6:55 PM|
|DL 3070||Mar 6||Minneapolis||Bismarck||10:45 PM||12:18 AM|
If you would like alternative flights, please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking. Our air team can assist you with booking flights. We can assist you with transfers, but those are not included in the tour price.
Arrival: Please arrange to arrive in Berlin no later than 10:00 AM on Friday, March 1, 2024. Pre-tour accommodation is available.
Departure: You are welcome to depart from Munich at any time on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.
Pre- and post-tour nights can be booked through us.
*Price based on a minimum of 15 participants.
• Initial deposit of $350 will secure your place on the tour. Click here to pay. Online payments incur a 3% credit card fee. Checks can be mailed to “Reformation Tours”, 12316 244th St, Chisago City, MN 55013-9688.
• Final invoices will be sent in November 2023
• Final payment will be due by December 4, 2023
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Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly, so we highly recommend purchasing travel insurance:
From time of deposit to until 100 days before departure (if not canceled by us): $100
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 cancellation penalty plus any non refundable deposits
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund– Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour.
– Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. central time on the last business day of the applicable time period.
– For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply.
– Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found.
– Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
Reformation Tours cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Reformation Tours.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.
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