10 days
Berlin, Leipzig, Heidelberg, Lucerne Region, Geneva

Hus. Calvin. Luther.

The centuries-old actions of these reformers shook the world with one of the most dramatic religious rebellions in history, and this is their story. Embark on a retrospective journey through 500 years of persecution, resistance and change in five integral cities that truly altered the course of history in Europe. From its radical start on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg to behind the walls of Heidelberg Castle where the Thirty Years War was triggered—this is a journey through the full landscape of reform.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Berlin

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Arrive in Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin with your Tour Director

    • Unter den Linden
    • Reichstag

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin with your Local Guide

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Stop for photos at Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum

  • Day 4: Leipzig

    Travel to Wittenberg

    Take a guided tour of Wittenberg

    Visit Castle Church

    Visit Luther House

    Continue on to Leipzig

  • Day 5: Heidelberg

    Travel to Erfurt

    Visit the Augustinian Monastery

    Continue on to Eisenach

    Visit Wartburg Castle

    Travel to Heidelberg via Worms

  • Day 6: Heidelberg

    Take a Reformation-based guided tour of Heidelberg

    Visit the Church of the Holy Spirit

    Visit Heidelberg University

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

    Enjoy a Rhine Neckar cruise

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 7: Lucerne Region

    Travel to Strasbourg

    Visit the St. Thomas Church

    Free time in Strasbourg

    Continue on to the Lucerne region

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 8: Lucerne Region

    Take a tour of Lucerne with your Tour Director

    • Löwendenkmal
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    This exciting half-day optional adventure takes you to the top of a Swiss Alp, the majestic mountain backdrop of Lucerne. Journey to the base of the mountain by boat and ride a cog railway to the top. You’ll reach the summit and be rewarded with a splendid panorama of Lucerne, its lake and the glorious snow-capped Alps. On a clear day, you can see for more than 200 miles! You’ll get back to the foot of the mountain by way of a gondola ride. (Please note: Mountains can be cold, even in summer; warm clothes and appropriate shoes are recommended.)

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Geneva

    Travel to Lucerne

    Take a guided tour of Geneva with your Tour Director

    • Reformation Wall

    Visit St. Peter's Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Berlin

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Arrive in Berlin

    Take a walking tour of Berlin with your Tour Director

    • Unter den Linden
    • Reichstag

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin with your Local Guide

    • Brandenburg Gate
    • Kurfürstendamm
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall

    Stop for photos at Checkpoint Charlie

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum

  • Day 4: Leipzig

    Travel to Wittenberg

    Take a guided tour of Wittenberg

    Visit Castle Church

    Visit Luther House

    Continue on to Leipzig

  • Day 5: Heidelberg

    Travel to Erfurt

    Visit the Augustinian Monastery

    Continue on to Eisenach

    Visit Wartburg Castle

    Travel to Heidelberg via Worms

  • Day 6: Heidelberg

    Take a Reformation-based guided tour of Heidelberg

    Visit the Church of the Holy Spirit

    Visit Heidelberg University

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel

    Enjoy a Rhine Neckar cruise

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 7: Lucerne Region

    Travel to Strasbourg

    Visit the St. Thomas Church

    Free time in Strasbourg

    Continue on to the Lucerne region

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 8: Lucerne Region

    Take a tour of Lucerne with your Tour Director

    • Löwendenkmal
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    This exciting half-day optional adventure takes you to the top of a Swiss Alp, the majestic mountain backdrop of Lucerne. Journey to the base of the mountain by boat and ride a cog railway to the top. You’ll reach the summit and be rewarded with a splendid panorama of Lucerne, its lake and the glorious snow-capped Alps. On a clear day, you can see for more than 200 miles! You’ll get back to the foot of the mountain by way of a gondola ride. (Please note: Mountains can be cold, even in summer; warm clothes and appropriate shoes are recommended.)

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 9: Geneva

    Travel to Lucerne

    Take a guided tour of Geneva with your Tour Director

    • Reformation Wall

    Visit St. Peter's Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Topography of Terror Museum, Castle Church, Luther House in Wittenberg, Augustinian Monastery, Wartburg, Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Castle, St. Thomas Church, Rhine Neckar Cruise, St. Peter’s Cathedral

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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