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In the Steps of John Calvin

John Calvin, who as a Pastor in Strasbourg was deeply involved into the Reformation movement in Geneva and Switzerland, became one of the Fathers of the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches. Being in close contact with Philipp Melanchthon in Wittenberg and the Reformers in Hessia he formed a reformation movements which got his name.

Day 1 Strasbourg
The first leg of this trip brings you to Strasbourg, where Calvin served as the Pastor of a French congregation of refugees. Here he spent some of his best years of his life. At a guided walking tour you will see this amazing city with the impressing cathedral and the many small timber framed house. After dinner you'll have time to enjoy one of the many cafés.

Day 2 Basel
On to Basel, where Calvin authored his main theological work. City tour with a visit at Basel Münster cathedral.

Day 3 Zurich
After breakfast your group will travel to Zurich. In this city Huldrych Zwingli has served as one of the reformers of the first generation. You will visit the Großmünster cathedral and get introduced to Zurich and the Reformation on a guided tour.

Day 4 Bern, Geneva
Following Calvin's steps the way leads you to Geneva where Calvin lived for 23 years. Stop en route in Bern, the nest of a strong opposition against Calvin, which wanted to influence the development in Geneva - the source of many conflicts with Calvin. The visit of Bern and its cathedral will give the group a deep understanding into the Reformation.

Day 5 Geneva
John Calvin lived in Geneva until his death in 1564. The entire day will be to explore the city. St. Pierre is Calvin's congregational church and place of many sermons. And after lunch your group might not want to miss the Reformation Museum to get an even better understanding.
Enjoy the Farewell dinner and let the trip fade away.

Day 6
Transfer to the airport or to additional activities...


6-Day trip in a modern motor coach
  5 Overnight stays in good hotels, Breakfast and Dinners included
  Guided tours in Strasbourg, Basel, Zurich, Bern, Geneva
  Admissions to all visited churches and the International Museum of the Reformation in Geneva

This itinerary is a sample, based on tours we planned for groups. But no two Terra Lu tours are the same. Our proposal for you might be different, depending on time of travel and availability of services.

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