Reformation Tour ~ Carolina Conference

11-23 September 2019
Destinations: 
Berlin, Wittenberg, Eisenach, East Wallisellen, Torre Pellice, Rome
Wednesday 11 September

2:56PM -4:46PM Charlotte>Philadelphia BA1680
6:05PM-8:15AM BA1574 overnight flight Philadelphia>Berlin Tegel Airport

Thursday 12 September

Arrival day
8:15AM Scheduled arrival in Berlin
Meet Gerald and Kathleen Martin holding a STAR MOUNTAIN TRAVEL page at the "Meeting Point." At Tegel Airport, the meeting point is located in the main hall of Terminal A, near the airport information desk. We'll walk outside to meet Martin Posch, our coach driver, load our bags and board our coach
Next we plan to visit the Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial, Nordbahnhof S-Bahn Station, Documentation Center and observation tower. Time will be provided for lunch on your own before arriving at our hotel
Afternoon and evening on your own
Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte
Berlin

Martin Luther Brandenberg GateIMG_3655

Friday 13 September

Included breakfast in hotel
7:45 Bags on coach
8:00 departure
Walking and riding orientation to Berlin including: the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate area
10:00 timed entrance-One hour guided highlights tour of the Pergamon Museum with the Ishtar Gate, Processional Way from ancient Babylon, 580BC, and the reconstructed Market Gate from Miletus, ca120-130AD
Check Point Charlie area, Topography of Terror visitor center and free time for lunch on your own
Afternoon drive 112km to Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Dinner and evening on your own
Stadt Palais Hotel
Wittenberg

IMG_3755

Saturday 14 September

Included breakfast in hotel
Worship with the local congregation
13:00 Included group lunch at the Brauhaus Wittenberg on the Market Square
https://www.brauhaus-wittenberg.de/en.html
Visit the University Church, with Luther's and Melanchthon's tombs, and the historic 95 Theses door
and the Stadtkirche/City Church where Luther preached regularly, noting the Cranach altarpiece of the Last Supper
16:00 timed entrance to visit the Luther House and Museum
Dinner and evening on your own
Stadt Palais Hotel
Wittenberg

Augustinian Church Interior ~ Erfurt

Sunday 15 September

7:00 Included breakfast begins in hotel
7:45 Bags on coach
8:00 departure
Drive 209km to Erfurt
11:00 Visit the Augustinian Monastery with local guide, Malcolm Walters
Lunch and afternoon on your own in Erfurt
4:00 Drive 72km to Eisenach
6:00 Included group dinner in hotel
Penta Hotel
Eisenach

Wartburg Castle ~ Early Morning

Monday 16 September

Breakfast in hotel
7:45 Bags on coach for 8:00 Departure
8:30AM Reserved visit to Wartburg Castle
It's a 20 minute uphill/downhill walk to/from the castle ~or~ you can pay 2€ per person to ride a shuttle van up
After our visit
Drive 522 km, south through Germany to
B&B Hotel Zürich East Wallisellen
East Wallisellen

Tuesday 17 September

7:00 Included breakfast begins in hotel
7:45 Bags on coach for 8:00 Departure
Drive 535km over the Alps to Torre Pellice with a two hour early lunch stop in Lucerne
7:00 Included group dinner in Foresteria Valdese hotel
Hotel Foresteria Valdese
Torre Pellice

Wednesday 18 September

Included breakfast in hotel
Danielle Seban plans to join us for our hike in the Piedmontese Mountains to the Waldensian College of the Barbes and visit the cave, Gheisa dia Tana, in the Angrogna Valley
She appreciates raw cashews as a gratuity
1:00 Included group lunch at the Foresteria
I7:30 Included group dinner at the Foresteria
Hotel Foresteria Valdese
Torre Pellice

College of the Barbes
Torre Pellice

Thursday 19 September

7:30 Included breakfast in hotel
7:45 Bags on Coach for 8:00 departure
Drive 731km to Rome
Goodbye to our driver, Martin Posch, and coach
Hotel San Marco
Rome

Friday 20 September

7:00 Included breakfast begins in hotel
8:00 Depart hotel lobby Roman Historic Core walking tour using public transportation, Including:
Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Campo di Fiori
Lunch, afternoon and evening on your own~ an opportunity to use your second museum entry
Hotel San Marco
Rome

Sabbath 21 September

7:00 Included breakfast begins in hotel
9:15 leave hotel lobby to use the metro and walk to church
Worship at Chiesa Avventista at Lungotevere Michelangelo 7
Included group lunch
2:30 Guided Vatican Museum visit, including the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica
Evening on your own
Hotel San Marco
Rome

Sunday 22 September

7:00 Included breakfast begins in hotel
8:00 Leave lobby for morning walking tour using public transportation to visit Ancient Rome, using the first Roma Pass entry, including the Forums and Colosseum
Lunch, afternoon and evening on your own~ another opportunity to use your second included Roma Pass museum entry
Hotel San Marco
Rome

Monday 23 September

7:00 Included breakfast begins in hotel

8:15 Private coach transfer from Hotel San Marco to airport for
11:15AM-4:05PM BA1578 Direct flight Rome>Charlotte

IMG_5663 Pantheon Dome ~ March Dot

Divine Caprese

Root of Jesse

St. Peter's Sunset

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

Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte
Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 4, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 374405000
https://www.leonardo-hotels.com/leonardo-hotel-berlin-mitte/

Wittenberg

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

Eisenach

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

East Wallisellen

B&B Hotel Zürich East Wallisellen
Wallisellen CH, Richtistrasse 6, 8304 Zürich, Switzerland
+41 43 210 38 60
https://bb-hotel-zurich-east-wallisellen.business.site/

Torre Pellice

Hotel Foresteria Valdese
Via Arnaud, 34, 10066 Torre Pellice TO, Italy
+39 0121 91801
http://www.foresteriatorre.org/en/#/

Rome

Hotel San Marco
Via Villafranca, 1, Roma, Italy
+39 06 490437
www.hotelsanmarcoroma.com/