The Cultural Heart of Germany

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Scheduled flight to Germany from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager and private executive coach to Lutherstadt Wittenberg for time at leisure to explore the capital of the Reformation whose sights include the Castle and the Schlosskirche, made famous by Martin Luther who allegedly posted his theses on its door in 1517 – continue to the 4* Westin Hotel in Leipzig – dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Leipzig & Museum der Bildenden Künste

A guided tour of Leipzig takes in sights such as the Opera House and the Church of St Nicholas – a guided tour of the Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig introduces a fine collection of paintings by German masters including Lucas Cranach, Elder, Martin Schongauer and Caspar David Friedrich.

Day 3 – Bauhaus Dessau & Wörlitzer Park

In Dessau, once the capital of the duchy of Anhalt-Dessau, we enjoy a guided tour at the Bauhaus Dessau complex, built in 1925 to a design by Walter Gropius and the home of the famous art school that moved here from Weimar – Wörlitzer Park, an English style landscaped garden that was the first of its kind in continental Europe, was laid out between 1765 and 1817 and was inspired by Prince Franz Anhalt-Dessau’s visit to Claremont, Stourhead and Stowe.

Day 4 – Guided tour of Weimar, Goethe House & Goethes Gartenhaus

A guided tour of Weimar introduces us to a town associated with classical poets such as Goethe and Schiller, the musicians Bach and Liszt and the Bauhaus pioneers van de Velde and Gropius – during our tour we visit Goethe House, the house that was home to the poet from 1782 to 1789 as a tenant and then from 1792 to 1832 as the owner, and Goethes Gartenhaus, the small villa that was his first home in Weimar and later his summer house – check in to the 4* Leonardo Hotel in Weimar – dinner in the hotel.

Day 5 – Eisenach & Wartburg Castle

Morning at leisure in Eisenach – the UNESCO listed Wartburg Castle, built according to legend by Ludwig dem Springer in 1067, was home to St Elisabeth, where Martin Luther translated the New Testament and where Richard Wagner was inspired to write his opera ‘Tannhäuser’.

Day 6 – Guided tour of Erfurt

A guided walking tour of the old quarter of Erfurt, Martin Luther’s spiritual home, takes in the Merchant’s Bridge, the Town Hall, the university where Luther studied the ‘seven liberal arts’ between 1501 and 1505, the late Gothic Cathedral of St Mary, whose central Tower is home to the ‘Gloriosa’, the world’s largest medieval free swinging bell, and the Old Synagogue, constructed during the Middle Ages on the ‘Via Regia’, one of the major European trade routes – afternoon at leisure in Erfurt and you may choose to explore Petersburg Citadel, the only extensively preserved Baroque town fortress in central Europe, or the Augustinerkloster, an early Gothic church built for Augustinian monks at the end of the 13th century.

Day 7 – Bauhaus Museum

Visit the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, offering an insight into the development of the State Bauhaus art school – transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

4* hotels in Leipzig & Weimar

Two dinners included

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Germany

Executive coach in Germany

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Leipzig

Museum der Bildenden Künste

Bauhaus Dessau

Wörlitzer Park

Weimar - guided tour

Goethe House & Goethes Gartenhaus

Eisenach & Wartburg Castle

Erfurt - guided tour

Bauhaus Museum

Hotel

Your Hotels

Three nights at the 4* Westin Hotel, just a short walk from Leipzig City Centre’s Opera House, Mädlerpassage and St Thomas Church, and three nights at the 4* Leonardo Hotel in Weimar, located a fifteen to twenty minute walk or short bus ride from the Old Town. Facilities at both hotels include a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is included on the first night at each hotel and the remaining four nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

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020 7064 4970
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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • on half board basis
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group