Tour 2

Day 1: Tuesday, June 13

Depart via scheduled air service to Berlin, Germany

 

Day 2: Wednesday, June 14
Berlin

Arrive in Berlin
Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel via panoramic tour of Berlin, including Brandenburg Gate, Under den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, etc. Also explore Berlin’s architectural treasures and experience the city’s amazing transformation by a 1-hour boat cruise on the River Spree
Late afternoon hotel check-in
Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day 3: Thursday, June 15
Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel
Half-day sightseeing of Berlin with its famous Unter den Linden Strasse, (iconic boulevard of linden trees), the Russian War Memorial, the remains of “the wall,” and “Checkpoint Charlie,” Kurfurstendamm Strasse, home to some of Berlin’s most luxurious stores, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin Dom, Reichstag, etc.
Festival Welcome Lunch
Afternoon rehearsal
Evening dinner, on own
Return to the hotel for overnight

 

Day 4: Friday, June 16
Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning rehearsal
Lunch, on own
Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Neues Museum. The Museum houses the archaeological collections of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Pre- and Early History, and works from the Collection of Classical Antiquities
Dinner included
Evening rehearsal
Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 5: Saturday, June 17
Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning dress rehearsal with the orchestra in the BerlinerDom
Lunch, on own
Afternoon at leisure for sightseeing, shopping or other activities
Dinner at a local restaurant
Festival Finale Concert in BerlinerDom
Post festival reception
Return to the hotel for overnight

 

Day 6: Sunday, June 18
Berlin / Wittenberg

Breakfast at the hotel
Full-day excursion to Wittenberg, famed as the birthplace of the Reformation. Wittenberg is of such importance in Luther’s life that its official name is Lutherstadt-Wittenberg (Luther City Wittenberg). Its many Reformation-related sites garnered it the World Heritage Site nod from UNESCO in 1996
Participate/Sing in Sunday service
Lunch, on own
Sightseeing includes entrance to the Lutherhalle, a museum of the Reformation. In the room occupied by Luther, preserved in its original condition, are displayed Luther’s writings, prints, medals, Luther’s university lectern, his pulpit from St Mary’s Church and a number of valuable pictures. Also visit the Schlosskirche. It was to the wooden doors of this church that Luther nailed his 95 “Theses” in October 1517. The original doors were destroyed by fire during the Seven Years War; the present bronze doors, bearing the Latin text of the Theses, were installed in 1858. In the church is the tomb of Melanchthon and Luther, and on the columns of the nave are life-size figures of Luther, Melanchthon and other Reformers
Return to Berlin for Farewell Dinner and overnight

 

Day 7: Monday, June 19

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Berlin’s airport for return flight