Reformation Jubilee Journey 2017

JRR Horiz 578x228Germany’s “Luther Country” and 500 Years of the Reformation


11 Days • 10 Nights • 18 Meals

Sep 28-Oct 8 Special Pricing-Call for Info

Oct 5-15 Limited

Depart/Return: Chicago, IL

Price Per Person: Double: $4,297; Single: $4,545*

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $178/Pre | $138 Post Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center

*Land-only pricing also available. Please call.

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About the Tour

Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime journey commemorating the 500th Anniversary of one of the most transformational events in world history—the Protestant Reformation! Travel into the heart of Germany’s “Luther Country,” experiencing the Reformation story and the ideas of Martin Luther that forever altered society. Visit all three German National Exhibitions for the Reformation, such UNESCO World Heritage sites as Castle Church, where Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door, and sites of his birth, baptism, exile, ministry and family life. Also experience the home and music of Bach, a cruise on the romantic Rhine River, and such historic Berlin landmarks as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial.

Travelers of all walks and faiths will find an incredible opportunity to reflect on fundamental ideas of faith, philosophy, history and liberty that resonate across centuries, borders and social boundaries.


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Tour Highlights

  • Admission to all 3 German National Exhibitions for the Reformation Jubilee: Wittenberg, Berlin, Wartburg
  • Eisleben: Tour of Luther’s birth house, churches and town
  • Guided city tours of Wittenberg, Berlin, Erfurt and Rothenburg
  • Visit historic castles at Veste Coburg, Wartburg and Marksburg
  • Eisenach: Johan Sebastian Bach House tour and music demonstration
  • Guided cathedral tours in Magdeburg and Limburg
  • Tour of Einbeck brewery
  • Rhine River cruise from Rüdesheim to St. Goarshausen
  • September Trip Only: Travel with Jeff Schubert,  Executive Pastor of Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church of Hartland, WI


Optional Excursions/Extensions



Perfect for Groups

Have a Group? Ask us about special rates and departures available for church, community, reunion groups and others!



Helpful Information

Average Temps:

high 57°/ low 43°

Time Zone: +7 hours from Central Time

Arrival Time: United Airlines #907 departs Chicago O'Hare at 6:10 p.m., arrives Frankfurt 9:45 a.m. following morning.

Departure Time: United Airlines #906 departs Frankfurt at 12:45 p.m., arrives Chicago O'Hare at 3:10 p.m.

Airport Info: Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center offers complimentary shuttle service for Pre/Post Hotel accommodations.

Vehicle Parking: Free parking is offered during the tour at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center with Pre or Post tour night accommodations.

Walking Distance: Moderate to extended walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will be on uneven paths.

Currency: Euro

Hotel Amenities Include: Hair dryers, TV/cable, telephone, coffee makers, laundry available at hotels.

Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.

Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.

Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.

Additional Information: Land Only tours begin one day later. Airport transfers not included with Land Only Tours. Air & Land Tours include government imposed taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharges at time of printing.

Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.

Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at




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