Reformation Tour

13-26 March 2013
Destinations: 
Berlin, Wittenburg, Eisenach, Schwangau, Lucern, Torre Pellice, Siena, Rome
Wednesday 13 March

Overnight flight to Berlin

Martin Luther Brandenberg Gate

Thursday 14 March

11:15A Delta Flight 9571 scheduled to arrive Berlin
Visit Check Point Charlie Museum, Holocaust Memorial, Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate area
Hotel Sorat Ambassador
Berlin

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Friday 15 March

Breakfast in hotel
11:00A Visit the Pergamon Museum with the Pergamon Altar 180-160BC, Ishtar Gate and processional way from ancient Babylon, 580BC, and the reconstructed Market Gate from Miletus, ca120-130AD, audioguide provided
Afternoon drive 112km to Lutherstadt Wittenburg
7:00P Included group dinner in hotel
Hotel Stadtpalais
Lutherstadt Wittenburg

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Saturday 16 March

Breakfast in hotel
Worship with a local congregation
Included group lunch
Visit Town Church, University Church, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Luther House and Museum
Hotel Stadtpalais
Lutherstadt Wittenburg

View from Luther's Death House Eisleben Church Tower View

Sunday 17 March

Breakfast in hotel
Drive 259km to Eisenach
Stop in Erfurt to visit the Augustinian Monastery

Hotel Penta Eisenach
Eisenach

Monday 18 March

Wartburg Romanesque Passageway

Breakfast in hotel
9:10A Visit Wartburg Castle
Drive 472km to Schwangau, Germany in the Bavarian Alps
Included group dinner
Hotel Weinbauer
Schwangau

On the Way

Tuesday 19 March

Breakfast in hotel
10:25A Visit Newschwanstein Castle
Drive 292 km to Lucern, Switzerland
Lucern walking tour
Hotel Waldstätterhof
Lucern

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Wednesday 20 March

Breakfast in hotel
Drive 421km over the Alps to Torre Pellice, Italy
Hike to Waldensian College of the Barbes and visit the cave, Gheisa dia Tana, in the Angrogna Valley
Danielle Seban plans to join us for the afternoon
Included group dinner
Foresteria Valdese
Torre Pellice

College of the Barbes

Thursday 21 March

Breakfast in hotel
Drive 510km to Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany
Walking tour of Siena including their Romanesque-Gothic Duomo and shell-shaped Piazza del Campo
Hotel Athena
Siena

Friday 22 March

Breakfast in hotel
Drive 236km to Rome
Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto on the Appian Way
Included group dinner
Hotel Napoleon
Rome

IMG_5663 Pantheon Dome ~ March Dot

Saturday 23 March

Breakfast in hotel
Worship with a local congregation
Included group lunch
Visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel if possible, and St. Peter's Basilica
Hotel Napoleon
Rome

Divine Caprese

Sunday 24 March

Breakfast in hotel
Visit Ancient Rome, including the Forums and Colosseum
Hotel Napoleon
Rome

Root of Jesse

Monday 25 March

Breakfast in hotel
Visit Basilica of St. John Lateran with the Holy Stairs, and St. Clement's Church
Hotel Napoleon
Rome

St. Peter's Sunset

Tuesday 26 March

Breakfast in hotel
6:30A Transportation to airport
8:55A DL 241 Rome
15:10 Arrive ATL
Return to USA

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:

Berlin

Hotel Sorat Ambassador
Bayreuther Straße 42
10787 Berlin, Germany
tel. +49 30 219020
http://www.sorat-hotels.com/de/hotel/ambassador-berlin.html

Wittenberg

Best Western Stadtpalais
Collegienstraße 56
06886 Wittenberg, Germany
tel. +49 03491 4250
www.stadtpalais.bestwestern.de/

Eisenach

Hotel Penta Eisenach
Weinbergstraße 5
99817 Eisenach, Germany
+49 3691 8150
http://www.pentahotels.com/hotels/eisph-eisenach/everything//

Schwangau

Hotel Weinbauer
Füssener Straße 3
87645 Schwangau, Germany
tel. +49 08362 9860
www.hotel-weinbauer.de/

Lucern

Hotel Waldstatterhof
Zentralstrasse 4
6003 Lucerne, Switzerland
tel. + 041 227 12 71
www.hotel-waldstaetterhof.ch/

Torre Pellice

Foresteria Valdese
Via Arnaud, 34
10066 Torre Pellice (TO)
tel. +39 0121 91801
www.foresteriatorre.org/

Siena

Hotel Athena
Via P.Mascagni, 55
53100 Siena Province of Siena, Italy
tel. +39 0577 286313
http://www.hotelathena.com/en/index.html

Rome

Hotel Napoleon
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 105
00185 Rome Italy
tel. +39 064467264
www.napoleon.it