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Wittenberg Market Square
Merchant's Bridge, Erfurt
Zwingli statue in Zurich
Reformers Wall, Geneva
You are invited to join MPPC as we travel to the countries where the Reformation began. We’ll journey back to the spiritual roots of the reformed church by visiting four countries. We will see sites where the Reformation took hold, obtain a broader understanding of the history of the church, and gain new appreciation of the great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us. Starting in Prague and ending in Geneva, the tour will visit key Reformation sites in the Czech Republic, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
We will enjoy guided tours at prominent Reformation sites, a river cruise in Prague, worship with an English-speaking ministry in Wittenberg, a reception at the Bach House in Eisenach, castle and cathedral tours, and much more. In addition to the guided tours, our schedule will allow for personal time to explore these sites and soak up the culture. Beyond the sights and sounds of the architecture, art and music, the trip will also be filled with friends, fellowship, and lots of good food and fun. Come join us on this adventure!
– Barbara Loehr-Fox
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Wednesday, May 26, 2021: Fly
Group flights will be arranged from Charleston, SC. Reformation Tours can also arrange pre-tour nights in Prague for anyone who wishes to arrive a day or two early. (IF)
Day 2: Thursday, May 27, 2021: Prague
On arrival in Prague, we will meet our tour director and board our bus to transfer as a group to the hotel. We will have some free time to buy lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a tour of Prague, including Bethlehem Chapel, Jan Hus Memorial, Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, and the Church of Our Lady before Tyn. We will dine in our hotel. (IF/D)
Day 3: Friday, May 28, 2021: Prague
After breakfast in our hotel, we will have a morning tour of Prague Castle, then walk down Golden Lane toward the Charles Bridge. We will take a one-hour river cruise which will include a hot drink and cake. The afternoon will be at leisure to explore with the option to visit the Prague Christian Library to deliver the donated books and DVDs. We will enjoy a Czech folklore dinner at U Marcanu Restaurant before returning to our hotel. (B/D)
Day 4: Saturday, May 29, 2021: Dresden, Wittenberg
This morning we will drive to Dresden where we will have free time to attend the noon service in the Frauenkirche, buy lunch, and look around the city. In the afternoon, we will drive to Wittenberg and check in to our hotel. We may also attend the Wittenberg English Ministry evening service. (B)
Day 5: Sunday, May 30, 2021: Wittenberg
Today, we will have a free morning to attend church or relax. In the afternoon, our local guide will take us on a tour of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It was here in 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church (Schlosskirche). Although the original doors were destroyed in the Seven Years War, we can see Luther’s texts cast in bronze on the new doors. We will visit St. Mary’s Church where Luther regularly preached and visit the Old Latin School next door. Luther’s former home, the Lutherhalle, is now a Reformation Museum and we will see where he lived with his family, as well as some of Luther’s very own personal library, rare manuscripts, and early Bibles. Our tour will also include Cranach Hof. (B)
Day 6: Monday, May 31, 2021: Erfurt
After breakfast, we will drive to Erfurt. On arrival, we will begin with a self-guided tour of St. Mary’s Cathedral, then we will meet our guide outside for a walking tour which will include the Church of St. Severus and the famous Merchant’s Bridge. We will also tour the Augustinian Monastery where Luther became a monk on July 17, 1505. We will be able to see his monastic quarters, including one cell furnished to look as it would have when he lived there. We will also have time for a private service in the Monastery chapel. After the tour, we will continue on to Eisenach and dine in our hotel. (B/D)
Day 7: Tuesday, June 1, 2021: Eisenach
In 1521, while fleeing from the wrath of the Pope, Luther took refuge in the Wartburg Castle after a fake kidnapping staged by his friend and protector, Frederick the Wise. We will tour the Wartburg and see where Luther finished translating the New Testament into German in just eleven weeks. We will end the tour with a group lunch. In the afternoon, we will have an optional tour of St. George’s Church and Luther House, then enjoy free time before a special evening reception at the Bach House. (B/L)
Day 8: Wednesday, June 2, 2021: Heidelberg, Strasbourg
After breakfast, we will drive to Heidelberg. We will take a tour of Heidelberg Castle and visit Philosophers’ Walk, a path on the mountainside that overlooks the old town and castle, where Heidelberg’s philosophers and university professors would walk. In the afternoon, we will drive to Strasbourg. We will dine in our hotel. (B/D)
Day 9: Thursday, June 3, 2021: Strasbourg, Constance, Zurich
This morning we will have a guided tour of Strasbourg, including the Cathedral, St. Thomas’ Church, and La Petite France. We will also take a canal cruise. After our cruise, we will drive to Constance and we will pray on the spot where the pre-Reformer Jan Hus was martyred and see the Cathedral where some of the trials were held. We will continue on to Zurich where we will have dinner and check in to our hotel. (B/D)
Day 10: Friday, June 4, 2021: Zurich, Geneva
This morning we will meet up with our guide in Zurich, to learn about Zwingli and the Anabaptists on a tour of the key Reformation sites in Zurich. We will have free time for lunch, then we will drive to Geneva and check in to our hotel. (B)
Day 11: Saturday, June 5, 2021: Geneva
Our morning will begin with a walking tour of Geneva including St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Reformation Museum, and Reformation Wall, where four statues of Reformation leaders stand as sentinels to truth and courage inspired by godly faith. The afternoon will be at leisure. We will all gather for a farewell dinner. (B/D)
Day 12: Sunday, June 6, 2021: Return
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for our return flights. (B/IF)
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!
Prague, Czech Republic
May 27-29, 2021
Vaclavske namesti 840/5
110 00 Prague 1
May 29-31, 2021
May 31-June 2, 2021
Vienna House Hotel Thuringer Hof
June 2-3, 2021
BW Hotel Monopole Metropole
16 rue Kuhn
Zurich, Switzerland area
June 3-4, 2021
Swiss Park Hotel
June 4-6, 2021
Rue de Z
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
Flights can be arranged once this tour is a guaranteed departure. We will let you know as soon as we have reached the minimum number of participants.
Group Air: We will be arranging group air from Charleston, as long as we have a minimum of 10 traveling together. Payment is due with the final payment.
Individual Air: If you would like assistance with alternative flights, please visit our Book a Flight page. Please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking non-refundable airfare and send a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Tour Arrival: Please arrange to arrive in Prague no later than 10:00 am on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
Departure: You are welcome to depart from Geneva at any time on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
We can arrange pre-tour nights in Prague and post-tour nights in Geneva, but due to the volume of tours in 2021, we are not able to arrange additional travel within Europe.
Price based on a minimum of 20 participants
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in superior 3-star and moderate 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Entrance fees included as per itinerary
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Insurance during the tour (pre-tour coverage upgrade available)
• Baggage handling (1 piece of baggage per guest)
• All taxes and tips except as indicated below
• Air transportation (group air available)
• Single supplement ($600)
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Pre-tour cancellation insurance (details sent with reservation form)
• Gratuities for tour manager, and driver
• Deposit of $350 will secure your place on the tour. Please send all payments to Reformation Tours, P.O Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222.
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2021
• Final payment is due by March 12, 2021
• Reservations will be accepted after May 12, 2021, subject to availability
We will continue to assist clients who have a current policy with Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. Policies are now transferable to tours in 2021 and 2022.
If you don’t have insurance yet, we are now partnering with an award-winning company called Squaremouth, which helps travelers search, compare, and buy the best travel insurance for the lowest price. They offer excellent customer support and can help you find the best policy for your trip.
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly. We will make a decision no later than February 15, 2021 (100 days before departure) if the tour will operate. If the Coronavirus is still an issue, we will cancel and all tour participants will receive a full refund for land and group air payments. If we decide that the tour can proceed, then the following fees will apply, 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.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab (under the images).
You can either send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or click here to pay by credit card (additional 3.5% fee).
We will continue to assist clients who have previously purchased Roam Right Insurance policies, which can be transferred to tours in 2021 and 2022. If you don’t have insurance, we are now offering clients the opportunity to compare and buy insurance directly:
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P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222
Tel: (618) 222-9914
Fax: (618) 222-9917
Toll Free: (800) 303-5534
CST # 2093421-30