LutherTour 2012: The Swiss Reformation
The Calvin and Zwingli Tour is the long awaited complement to Luther Tour, which has run for the last five years. We will study the lives and work of the principle Swiss reformers, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger. We will also view the life and importance of Jan Hus and the Council of Constance of 1414-8 where Hus was condemned and died.
There were two reformations during the Sixteenth Century, one in Germany and one is Switzerland, giving birth to two different Protestant traditions, the Lutheran and the Reformed. Martin Luther and Philip Melanchton tower on the one side, and John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli on the other.
“In this tour we will be staying in the Swiss Alps and near Constance overlooking Lake Constance in idyllic countryside. All accommodation will be in religious centres, most of which are rooms with toilet and shower in the corridor. The double rooms in Constance are all en suite. However the good news is that there is no single room supplement. The costs reflect the higher costs of holidaying in Switzerland. But the good news is all meals are provided in the cost except those when visiting sites.
We will visit Geneva, Zurich and Constance with specialist guided tours. In addition there is a visit to the island of Reichenau which stands at the centre of the origins of German Christianity with present churches in remarkable condition steming from the 8th Century. Reichenau is a UNESCO world heritage site.
There will be lectures on Calvin (2), Zwingli (2), Bullinger (1) and the Swiss Anabaptists (1), plus introductory talk all by Rt. Revd. Professor Peter Stephens. Additionally there will be a guided tour on Jan Hus and the Council of Constance.
The cost of the holiday is £1050 (or £950 if you arrange your own flights)
New Flight Schedule
To accommodate more reasonable flight times we are now flying Britsh Airways from Heathrow.