Luthers Germany September 2017 | Craig Travel

Luthers Germany September 2017

Luther's Germany
500 Years of the Reformation
September 17, 2017 to September 29, 2017
13 Days
Meals:
19
Escorted By:
Slightly Challenging
CT Rating:
2.5

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The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his “95 theses” (or scholarly arguments) on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. It was a paper that changed the world. Because of the action of this little known monk, there would be dramatic changes in religious, social and political life in Europe. This great anniversary will be marked in fitting style, with a tour visiting sites important to Luther’s life and works. Follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther throughout Germany and embark on a fascinating journey to the great distant age of the Reformation.
We shall visit some of the special places associated with Luther’s life and learn about the many contributions of this remarkable 16th century Biblical scholar and translator, teacher and communicator. Included will be visits to his place of birth and death as well as where he was baptized and a number of sites related to his 95 Theses and their effect on society at the time.
He was excommunicated by the Pope, declared an “outlaw” by the Emperor, but courageously continued to hold his stand.

Slightly Challenging
CT Rating:

While this is a relatively leisurely tour, members should be aware that there will be a number of extended walking tours (up to three kilometres), some of which will be over cobblestone surfaces. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members should have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Leisurely itinerary with 2 nights in most cities visited
  • See the restored the Frauenkirche Church in Dresden
  • Tour of the magnificent Prague Castle
  • Visit to Buchenwald concentration camp
  • Tour Wartburg Castle where Luther wrote his 95 Theses
  • Visit the church where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door
  • Visit to Martin Luther’s place of birth and death as well as where we was baptized
  • Tour of the “Lutherhaus” and its vast collection of pieces from the time of the reformation
  • Visit to Bach House in Eisenach
  • House in Eisenach
  • Farewell Dinner in Berlin
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 11 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • 19 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 11 breakfasts, D - 8 dinners)
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus tour director and local guides where necessary

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Prague / Leave Berlin)
$3,795
Toronto
$4,955
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,095
Halifax / St. John’s
$5,235
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$5,275
Saskatoon / Regina
$5,345
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$5,295
Victoria
$5,345
Single Supplement
$845

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 20 members and on exchange rates, taxes and fees effective May 2016. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Land Only price is based on joining at the hotel in Prague and leaving at the hotel in Berlin. Airfares listed are currently estimated. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $245 to $348 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $182 to $366 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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