Overview

 

DETAILS:

  • Trip departs in June

  • Departure Airport: Omaha, NE

PRICING:

  • $4,390 per person based on double occupancy - book now as space is limited!

  • Single room supplement - $750.00

PAYMENT PLAN: 

  • $500.00 deposit per person with registration to secure space

  • $1,000.00 of the total amount is due on or before January 31, 2023

  • Balance due on or before April 24, 2023

REGISTRATION:

  • Registering online? Click the "BOOK NOW" button and fill out the online form; you can pay by check or with a credit card (a 4% platform fee applies)

  • Registering by mail? Please download and complete the registration form (both the personal information page and the terms and conditions page signed at the bottom) with a copy of your passport and a deposit of $500.00 per person made payable to Elias Tours and mail to: 4941 Chalden Ln NE, Marietta, GA 30066

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 FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

Flight information will be available 3 months before the return date. Please continue to check the itinerary on the website for updated flight information.

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.

June, 2023 01 Oct Munich, Bavaria
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Omaha, NE
  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily 
  • Entrance fee to all sites
  • All ground transportation in a private tour bus

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities, for guide and driver
  • Lunch
  • Personal Expenses
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through *Travelex Insurance Services. For questions, quotes, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the code 26-0057 for Elias Tours.
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Explore the land of Greece, Turkey as the history of the New Testament comes alive. Retrace the voyages of Paul as you learn about the early church and the spread of the Gospel. Start your journey in Athens and Corinth, then into Ephesus, as you make your way to Patmos.

Itinerary

                                    Lutherland Tour with Rev. Erik Boye

                                                            June

 

DAY 1:  BEGINNING OF YOUR TOUR

  • Depart from Omaha for an overnight flight to Berlin, Germany.

DAY 2:  BERLIN ARRIVAL

  • Upon arrival in Berlin meet your tour escort and board the coach
  • Transfer to the hotel for check in
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Berlin

DAY 3: BERLIN

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Berlin including famous landmarks: Alexanderplatz, Unter denLinden, Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag, the Tiergarten, Column of Victory and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • Visit the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), an outstanding example of a high-renaissance baroque monument and Berlin’s largest and most important Protestant church
  • Lunch on your own
  • Visit to Bonhoeffer house. Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Berlin Pastor and professor of theology – resisted National Socialism at a time when tyranny and racism ruled Germany, victimizing religious, ethnic, and social minorities. Bonhoeffer applied his Christian faith and his theological reflections to his everyday actions. This brought him in conflict with the Nazi regime, and he paid for his convictions with his life
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Berlin

DAY 4:  BERLIN - WITTENBERG

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Drive to Wittenberg, birthplace of the Reformation, city of Frederick the Wise who was patron and protector of Luther. Luther lived here from 1508 until his death
  • Lunch on your own
  • Meet the local guide for a guided tour. Visit All Saints Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door and which contains the graves of Luther and Melanchthon. See the University where Luther taught, and visit Melanchthon’s House as well as Luther House which is the largest and greatest museum of reformation history in the world. We will visit the Stadtkirche of St. Marien where Luther used to preach and see the Luther monument and renaissance Town Hall
  • Check into the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Wittenberg

DAY 5: WITTENBERG – TORGAU- LEIPZIG

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Drive to Leipzig
  • Stop in Torgau, the political center of the Reformation. Guided tour of Torgau and the Reformation. Evidence suggests that Martin Luther visited Torgau around 60 times. The Torgau Articles were developed here as the basis of the Augsburg Confession, Martin Luther consecrated the castle chapel as the first Protestant Church and Luther’s wife Katharina von Bora died here.
  • Continue to Leipzig
  • Lunch on your own
  • Tour of Leipzig, home to the 13 th century Thomas Church immortalized by Bach, where he served as cantor and choir director. It was here in 1519 that Luther debated Johann Eck, and denied the divine origin of papal supremacy.
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Leipzig

DAY 6: LEIPZIG - EISLEBEN – ERFURT

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Drive to Eisleben which ranks amongst the most significant of all places having a connection with Luther, although he only spent a little time here – he was born here on November 10th, 1483 and died here on February 18th, 1546.
  • During the guided city tour visit the house of Luther’s birth and see the house where he died. Continue with St. Andrew’s Church, where he preached his last sermon and where his body was laid out the Church of St. Peter and Paul where he was christened and the Luther Monument.
  • Lunch on your own
  • Drive to Erfurt
  • Meet the local guide and take a guided tour in Luther’s footsteps, including include a visit to the Cathedral  and church of St. Severi’s with a view of the Kramer Bridge lined on each side with timber framed houses restored to their original condition. Then pay a visit to the important Augustinian Monastery built in 1277 and now beautifully restored. The Monastery contains an exhibition of Martin Luther who was a monk here from 1505 until 1511.
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Erfurt

DAY 7: ERFURT - WARTBURG - EISENACH – ERFURT

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning travel to the formidable Wartburg Castle where Luther found refuge during the Imperial Ban
  • Visit the Wartburg Castle. The castle was built in the 11th century and is where Luther translated the New Testament in the years 1521-1522 – you will see the “Luther Stube”.
  • Lunch on your own
  • Continue with a short drive to Eisenach, birth place of Johan Sebastian Bach, whose birth house you will visit to listen to some of his marvelous music played on historical instruments.
  • Visit also the Luther House museum 
  • Return to Erfurt
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Erfurt

DAY 8:  ERFURT - NUREMBERG

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Drive to Nuremberg, one of Germany's most colorful of medieval cities.
  • Lunch on your own
  • Have a walking tour of Nuremberg. See the Old Town, with its landmark churches and the Nuremberg castle, and Albrecht Durer's House where the famous German Renaissance artist lived.
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Nuremberg

DAY 9: NUREMBERG - MUNICH

  • ​Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Drive to Munich
  • Lunch on your own
  • Have a guided tour of Munich. See the Marienplatz with the world famous “Glockenspiel” and the twin-towered Frauenkirche, the most familiar landmark of old Munich. Continue on to see the Town Hall, Asamkirche, the magnificent boulevard Feldherrenhalle Ludwigsstrasse Siegestor, the Residenz, the palace of the kings of Bavaria, and the Hofgarten.
  • Check into your hotel
  • Free afternoon in Munich
  • Dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight at the hotel in Munich

DAY 10: MUNICH DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Board the coach and transfer to Munich International Airport

 

NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.

Tour Location
Munich, Germany View on Map