Heritage Tour

June 27 – July 11, 2024

It is the desire of Advent Lutheran Church to provide rich educational experiences that will deepen the faith and understanding of Advent’s membership through participation in European Lutheran tours that focus upon the history of the Reformation and the rich cultural heritage that both preceded the Reformation and followed upon it. Each Advent tour over the past 20 years has focused upon various and often differing locations in Europe to achieve that goal.
Abbreviated Itinerary
The richest Lutheran experience possible on a custom designed tour. Come travel with us!
Thursday, June 27, 2024
Depart the United States
Friday, June 28, 2024
Arrive in Frankfurt and travel to the river town of Wertheim, Germany
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Travel to city of Coburg with a tour the great “Veste,” (The mighty fortress of the Saxon Electors)
Sunday, June 30, 2024
Travel to Luther’s Eisenach via Schmalkalden
Monday, July 1, 2024
Visit the Wartburg Castle and Johannes Sebastian Bach’s city of Eisenach
Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Travel to Wittenberg via Erfurt and Burgscheidungen
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Touring the City and Sites of Wittenberg
Thursday, July 4, 2024
Medieval Ages:  Halberstadt, Quedlinburg, and Drübeck
Dinner and overnight at Evangelisches Zentrum Kloster Drübeck
Friday, July 5, 2024
Travel to the castles of the German English Kings, Schloss Marienburg and the Pied Piper of Hamelin
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Lüneburg and the Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Sunday, July 7, 2024
Schleswig and on to Wyk auf Föhr
Monday, July 8-10, 2024
The Island of Föhr
Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Departure for Hamburg and a final group farewell dinner
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Depart Hamburg for home or your next destination! 
Tour Price & Inclusions
Tentative Land Base Tour Price:
Double room, per person $2900. Single room +850
***Airfare cost in addition to Land Price: TBD (est. $1500)
Tour Inclusions:
– 13 nights, double room accommodation 3-4 *** hotels
– Daily breakfast
– 7 evening meals
– Private Motorcoach (modern, reclining seats, AC, toilet)
– Entrance to Wartburg Castle
– Guided tour of Wittenberg
– Museum entrances – TBD
– Guides, gratuities, taxes included.
– Pricing based on 40 travelers.
** Travel insurance excluded but highly recommended. Details coming.
Action Dates
We expect the Heritage Tour to be full.  Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please reserve your space by 15 December 2023. 
November 1-December 15, 2023
$500 deposit per person due to declare “intent to travel” and secure space
January 5, 2024
Final pricing available, traveler list complete
January 15, 2024
1st of three payments due (cancellation penalties apply)
March 15, 2024
2nd of three payments due
May 15, 2024
3rd of three payments due
Tour Contacts
Tour Host & Guide – Pr. John Fiene
Interpreter & Historian – Dr. Roland Ziegler
Tour Sponsor – Pr. Marcus Mackay
Trip/Booking Manager – Stacy Alldredge – contact the church office for Phone Number