Martin Luther & The Reformation: A Christmas Tour in Germany
Led by Bradley Creed

Curious about our trip to Germany? Replay our webinar with President Creed and our travel agent, Amy. They walk through our agenda and answer questions at the end. 


 

The Alumni & Friends Travel Program offers a unique way to see the world and continue the tradition of lifelong education at Campbell University. The program goes beyond the typical vacation and engages alumni, friends, and faculty of the University in educational and cultural tours exploring the world's architecture, music, politics, literature, art, nature, and food.  This opportunity also allows you to make even more lifelong connections to other Camels!

 

December 15-23, 2017

Register using code CMB011

$3,899 P/P Double Occ. (Plus air taxes exceeding $600)
*See "Land Only" option information below

$500 Deposit P/P upon registration. 

$1,500 Payment P/P due July 15, 2017

Remaining balance due September 1, 2017

9-Day Tour Includes:

  • A private, luxury motor coach which will take us to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport for our valet drop-off (pick-up upon return) 
  • Round-trip Air Fare from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport 
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Luxury Motor Coach
  • Tour Manager Throughout
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1 Additional Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Air Taxes and Fuel Surcharges up to $600

For helpful hints on international travel, please click here.

Land-Only Option: 
*If you would like to make your own flight arrangements for this tour, please do the following:
- Notify World Cultural Tours in writing at accounting@worldculturaltours.com
- Submit this official Land-Only Request Form, no later than 91 days prior to departure (September 15, 2017)

Your account will be updated with the land-only reduction or applicable adjustments only once the Land-Only Request Form has been received. Please note, all travelers are responsible for any travel arrangements not included in the tour program, as well as round trip arrival and departure transfers and any arrangements necessary to join the group and their first hotel accommodation. 


Our Daily Itinerary (subject to change):


DAY 1: DEPART FROM CHARLOTTE-INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


For our guests from the Buies Creek area, we invite you to board our private, luxury motor coach which will take us from Campbell's campus to Charlotte- International Airport with valet drop-off included. Others are welcome to join our group at the airport. We depart the USA today on our overnight, transatlantic flight to Frankfurt, Germany. Meals and snacks are served on board.


DAY 2: ARRIVE FRANKFURT


Upon arrival at the airport in Frankfurt, we are greeted by our World Cultural Tours representative who escorts us to our private motor coach. We enjoy a guided tour of Frankfurt, followed by check-in at our hotel. We have our Welcome Dinner together this evening.


DAY 3: FRANKFURT -- MAINZ -- FRANKFURT


This morning after breakfast, we have a guided excursion to Mainz, where we see the birthplace of printing with a guided tour of the Gutenberg Museum. We continue our tour through Mainz to see the beautiful squares and houses, along with visits to St. Martin's Cathedral and St. Stephen Church (time permitting). This afternoon, we return to Frankfurt to enjoy a Presidential Dinner with Dr. Creed at a local restaurant.


DAY 4: FRANKFURT -- EISENACH


Following our breakfast this morning, we check out of our hotel. We attend a worship at St. Nicholas Church (subject to confirmation). Afterwards, we transfer by motor coach to Eisenach, birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach. Upon arrival, we have time for an independent lunch. After lunch, we partake in a guided city tour, including a visit to the Luther House museum. We continue to our hotel for check-in. This evening, we have free time to enjoy the Christmas Markets and have dinner on our own.


DAY 5: EISENACH


After our breakfast at the hotel, we make a short drive to visit the formidable Wartburg Castle where Luther found refuge during the Imperial Ban. At the Castle, we have free time to explore the Christmas market square and enjoy lunch on our own. This afternoon, we visit the Bach House and attend a concert here. We return to our hotel for dinner on our own this evening and enjoy the Christmas Markets at our leisure.


DAY 6: EISENACH -- ERFURT -- LEIPZIG


This morning after breakfast, we check out of our hotel and drive to the historic town of Erfurt, where Luther studied. Upon arrival, we enjoy a guided city tour including visits to the Cathedral, the Church of St. Severi's, and the Augustinian Monastery. We have time for lunch on our own and the chance to explore the medieval city center and Christmas market. We continue to Leipzig and check in to our hotel upon arrival. This evening, we have time to explore the Christmas Markets at our leisure and dinner under our own arrangements.


DAY 7: LEIPZIG -- EISLEBEN -- LEIPZIG


After breakfast this morning, we depart for Eisleben, site of Luther's birth and death. Upon arrival in Eisleben, we have a guided city tour, including visits to the house Luther's birth, the house where he died, the Church of St. Peter and Paul, as well as St. Andrews Church. Following our tour, we have free time for an independent lunch. After lunch, we return to Leipzig for a guided city tour. Our sightseeing includes St. Thomas Church, the Renaissance Town Hall, site of the Luther debates and Bach Memorial. We dine on our own this evening.


DAY 8: LEIPZIG -- WITTENBERG -- BERLIN

 

This morning after breakfast, we check out of our hotel and transfer to Wittenberg, the birthplace of Reformation. We visit All Saints Castle, the university where Luther taught, Melanchton's house as well as Luther house, which is the largest and greatest museum of Reformation history in the world. We end with a visit to Stadtkirche of St. Marien where Luther used to preach and see the Luther monument and Renaissance Town Hall. We have free time for shopping and independent lunch at the market square. Prior to our evening transfer to Berlin, we enjoy our Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Berlin, we check in to our hotel, conveniently located near the airport. We have one last night to explore the Christmas Markets at our leisure.


​DAY 9: DEPART BERLIN -- ARRIVE USA


​This morning after breakfast, we check out of our hotel and transfer to the airport for our return flight home to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Our motor coach will bring us back to Campbell's campus. 

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Email us at alumni@campbell.edu 

 

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