Travel Itinerary

Please Note: The itinerary is subject to slight alterations at the discretion of your group leadership.

Day 1: SEPTEMBER 10

Departure

Overnight flight(s) from Toronto to Cologne, Germany. Complimentary in-flight service is provided en-route.

 Dinner

Day 2: SEPTEMBER 11

Arrival & Welcome Dinner

Upon clearing customs andimmigration, our tour manager anddrivers will transfer us to our hotelin Cologne.

AWAKEN SPECIAL EVENT
Once checked-in, we will enjoy a Living Truth welcome banquet dinner.A wonderful time to start the journeytogether in anticipation of a mostmemorable journey!

 Dinner

Day 3: SEPTEMBER 12

Private Rhine Cruise

After breakfast at the hotel,we begin a guided tour of the beautiful medieval City of Cologne, including a visit to the majestic cathedral. During the destruction of air raid bombings in WWII, the cathedral remained intact as allsurrounding buildings lay in ruins. The cathedrals twin spires are the largest in Europe at 157m in height.

Step back in time, as we walk through the narrow cobble stoned streets of the ‘Old Town.’

We board our private Rhine River cruise ship, The MS RHEIN MELODIE, in the afternoon. This will be our home for the next 7 days and is for the exclusive use of Living Truth passengers only.

 Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: SEPTEMBER 13

Amsterdam

Today we enjoy a ‘Highlights of Amsterdam’ guided tour, including a boat tour on the famous canals. Evening options include visiting the cafes and shops of the old city centre, including Chinatown.

Later tonight, we set sail for our next stop, Nijmegen.

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: SEPTEMBER 14

Nijmegen

Waking up in the oldest city in the Netherlands will be a highlight. Over two thousand years old, Nijmegen’s history can de dated as far back as the Roman era. Our guided city tour will animate its’ history and geographic importance. As we walk through the ‘Grote Markt’, you will see examples of
ancient Dutch architecture unique to the area.

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner           Living Truth Special Programming

Day 6: SEPTEMBER 15

Cologne

We return to Cologne for free time in the morning to explore more of this romantic and ancient medieval town.

 Breakfast, Dinner           Living Truth Special Programming

Day 7: SEPTEMBER 16

Koblenz & Rhine Valley

A highlight of today will be the cable car experience to the Ehrenbreitstein Castle and its stunning panoramic views of the Rhine Valley as we visit the ancient City of Koblenz.

After lunch, we sail for Rudesheim while taking in the unique
geological rock formation of ‘Loreley’ along the way. The Vinter Express train ride through the vineyards and streets of this lovely town concludes our journey for the day.

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: SEPTEMBER 17

Mannheim & Heidelberg

Our guided coach tour takes us to the ancient City of Heidelberg and its castle. The ruins of this important Renaissance stronghold (The Palace of Kings) take us back as far as the 13th century. Located on the Konigsstuhl hillside, it offers stunning views of the old town below. It was here that Martin Luther came to defend his thesis, the ‘Heidelberg Disputation’.

This evening we sail southwards to France.

 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: SEPTEMBER 18

Strasbourg & Kehl

With over a thousand years of history, Strasbourg Kehl is a strategically located city in the Alsace region, and has been sought after by many previous dynasties. We will visit the Place du Marché aux Cochons de Lait with its outstanding medieval architecture, the Gothic Cathedral and the picturesque Ravens Bridge.

Later this afternoon, we sail along the Rhine and make our way south towards Basel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner           Living Truth Special Programming

Day 10: SEPTEMBER 19

Disembark & Basel

We disembark from our Rhine River cruise ship and head for
Oberammergau. En-route to southern Bavaria, we will visit the beautiful Swiss City of Basel. During our guided walk of the famous cultural city, photo opportunities abound of the Mittlere Bridge and the many beautiful fountains. Interestingly, John Calvin fled here from France, where he wrote the first edition of ‘The Institutes’.

From Basel, we drive north to our Oberammergau hotel through the Bavarian countryside.

 Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: SEPTEMBER 20

Oberammergau Passion Play

Today is dedicated to the Passion Play of Oberammergau! Free time in the morning offers the opportunity to peruse this world renowned village before taking our seats for the play. Performed solely by residents, this performance of Jesus’ final days in Jerusalem is the longest continuously running Christian drama in the world. During intermission, we will enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

 Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: SEPTEMBER 21

Departure

Today, we say good-bye to Oberammergau and our new found friends. Air travel to Toronto includes complimentary in-flight service, and the opportunity to dream about your next Awaken journey!

 Lunch

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