Reformation Tour with Richie Halversen

13-25 April 2016
Destinations: 
Berlin, Wittenberg, Eisenach, Schwangau, Torre Pellice, Rome

Richie Halverson

Pastor Richie counts it the greatest privilege to tell others about Jesus. “I am sinner saved by grace. An ordinary guy who serves an extraordinary God.” He currently serves as pastor of the College Drive Seventh-day Church in Jackson MS, and recently planted a church in Clinton MS called The Ridge. He has always been fascinated with history, especially Reformation History. He has been married to his lovely wife Brittney for 17 years. Together they have had the privilege of raising their four children: Kaleb, Hayley, Tristen, and Taylor.



Wednesday 13 April

Overnight flight to Berlin

Martin Luther Brandenberg Gate

Thursday 14 April

Morning arrival in Berlin
Visit Check Point Charlie Museum, Holocaust Memorial, Pariser Platz and the Brandenburg Gate area
Hotel Ibis Kurfurstendam
Berlin

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Friday 15 April

Breakfast in hotel
8:30 Bags on coach
9:45 Visit the Pergamon Museum with the 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 Wittenberg
Hotel Stadtpalais
Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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Saturday 16 April

Breakfast in hotel
Worship with a local congregation
1:00 Included group lunch in our Hotel Stadtpalais
Visit Town Church, University Church, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Luther House and Museum
Hotel Stadtpalais
Lutherstadt Wittenberg

View from Luther's Death House Eisleben Church Tower View

Sunday 17 April

Breakfast in hotel
Drive 259km to Eisenach
Stop in Erfurt
14:00 visit the Augustinian Monastery with Malcolm Walters
Hotel Penta Eisenach
Eisenach

Monday 18 April

Wartburg Romanesque Passageway

Breakfast in hotel
7:30 Bags on coach
8:30Visit Wartburg Castle
Drive 472km to Schwangau, Germany in the Bavarian Alps
Hotel Weinbauer
Schwangau

On the Way

Tuesday 19 April

Breakfast in hotel
Bags on coach
8:00 Visit Newschwanstein Castle
Drive over the Alps to Torre Pellice, Italy
Included group dinner
Foresteria Valdese
Torre Pellice

Wednesday 20 April

Breakfast in hotel
Hike to Waldensian College of the Barbes and visit the cave, Gheisa dia Tana, in the Angrogna Valley
Included group dinner
Foresteria Valdese
Torre Pellice

College of the Barbes

Thursday 21 April

Breakfast in hotel
Drive to Rome
Hotel San Marco
Rome

Friday 22 April

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

IMG_5663 Pantheon Dome ~ March Dot

Saturday 23 April

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

Divine Caprese

Sunday 24 March

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

Root of Jesse

Monday 25 April

Breakfast in hotel
Transportation to airport
Return to USA

St. Peter's Sunset

Land only price $1500 per person. All payments are non refundable.
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

Ibis Kurfurstendam
Bayreuther Str. 39, 10787 Berlin
Tel: +49 030 2888670

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/

Torre Pellice

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

Rome

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