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The Purple Triangle Tour | 8 Days
  • The Purple Triangle Tour
  • The Purple Triangle Tour
  • The Purple Triangle Tour
  • The Purple Triangle Tour
  • The Purple Triangle Tour
  • The Purple Triangle Tour
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  • July 7 - 14, 2020
    Possible to combine in conjunction with Prague (3-5 July) Special Conventions 2020
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  • July 14 - 21, 2020
    Possible to combine in conjunction with Zurich (10-12 July) Special Conventions 2020
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“We—Jehovah’s Witnesses and non-Witnesses—should not be allowed to forget the history of the prisoners with the purple triangle. This was a beam of light in a dark age.” (Dr. Detlef Garbe, director of the Neuengamme Memorial)

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The Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:30, 31) and historical evidences indicate that Nazi Germany was the king of the north. What led to the rise of Adolf Hitler? How did Hitler “act effectively”? How did he „give attention to those leaving the holy covenant“? What “arms” did the king of the north utilize, and against whom? How did the king of the north „profane the sanctuary“ and „remove the constant feature“?

In 1933, Hitler launched a campaign to annihilate Jehovah’s Witnesses. Thousands of Witnesses were transported to concentration camps. The Witnesses were thus the only religious group given their own prisoner identification symbol in the concentration camps—the purple triangle.

The Purple Triangle tour is instructive and faith-building tour that will help you to appreciate our rich spiritual heritage and discover the charm of the Central Europe. You will enjoy a colorful mixture of the classical music, fine art, and inspiring landscapes. We want to make your time in Germany and Austria the most informative and enjoyable experience it can be and provide an authentic educational experience tailored to the individual.

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Highlights:

  • 2 countries (Germany and Austria)
  • 3 european cities (Munich, Salzburg, Vienna)
  • 1 National park (Berchtesgaden, Germany)
  • 1 World-class museum (Ephesus Museum Vienna)
  • 1 Concentration camp memorial museum tour (Mauthausen, Austria)
  • 3 UNESCO world heritage site (historic centre of Salzburg, palace and gardens of Schoenbrunn, historic centre of Vienna)

Day 1 (MUNICH)- Tuesday 

  • Munich airport arrivals during the day 
  • Check into hotel 
  • Free time
  • Dinner (not included)
  • Overnight: Munich (Germany)

Day 2 (MUNICH) - Wednesday (walking + public transportation)

Munich was the cradle of National Socialism and where it grew into a movement after the First World War. What are the origins of National Socialism and its ideology? 

Visit Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and other historical sites from Nazi era.

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tour of Munich 
  • Visit Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism
  • Dinner (included) 
  • Overnight: Munich (Germany)

Day 3 (MUNICH/SALZBURG) - Thursday (c. 100 miles)

  • Breakfast at the hotel; Checking out
  • Tour starts with an morning departure from Munich (Germany) to Salzburg (Austria) 
  • Visit Berchtesgaden National Park (Germany) 
  • Dinner (included)
  • Overnight: Salzburg (Austria)

Day 4 (SALZBURG) - Friday (walking + public transportation)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full Day Salzburg tour 
    • Visit Mozart house, Mirabell garden, Baroque Old Town - UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about Stolpersteine (Stumbling Block) project - cobblestone-sized brass memorials marked with a names of victims of Nazi persecution
  • Dinner (included) 
  • Overnight: Salzburg (Austria)

Day 5 (SALZBURG/VIENNA) - Saturday (c. 220 miles)

  • Breakfast at the hotel; checking out
  • Tour starts with an morning departure from Salzburg (Austria) to Vienna (Austria)
  • Visit Mauthausen concentration camp, one of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps. Some 450 Jehovah’s Witnesses were imprisoned by the Nazis in the Mauthausen and its subcamp in Gusen 
  • Dinner (included)
  • Overnight: Vienna (Austria)

Day 6 (VIENNA) - Sunday (walking + public transportation)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Vienna walking tour 
    • Vienna, Austria's capital, is the city of music, cafes, waltz and parks. For 640 years it was the capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Visit Stephansplatz, Graben, Kohlmarkt, Hofburg, Heldenplatz, Museumsquartier.
  • Ephesus Museum Bible tour (included)
  • Concert of classical music
  • Dinner (included)
  • Overnight: Vienna (Austria)

Day 7 (VIENNA) - Monday (walking + public transportation)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit Schoenbrunn Imperial Palace tour (included)
  • Visit Prater and Vienna’s beloved city landmark Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel)
  • Farewell dinner (included)
  • Overnight: Vienna (Austria)

Day 8 (VIENNA)- Tuesday 

  • Breakfast at the hotel; Checking out
  • End of the tour

All prices quotes herein are in USD.

<ul> <strong>Land Package Only</strong> <li>3 to a room: $2600</li> <li>2 to a room: $2650</li> <li>1 to a room: $3150</li> </ul>

 

All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.

Regarding Land Package Pricing:

Land Package prices signify that...

  1. BCT will provide your transportation during the tour but you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
  2. Unless the arrival and departure hotels provides complimentary hotel/airport shuttle service Land Package travelers will need to arrange their own airport/hotel transportation. For Instance: On most NY trips the BCT provided arrival/departure hotel(s) may provide complimentary hotel/airport shuttle service. However on many of BCT’s international trips arrival and departure hotels may not.
  3. BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees and/or rebooking cost when a trip is cancelled or moved.

Click here to read about the advantages of booking a 'full package' trip versus a 'land package' trip.

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<strong>What's Included:</strong>

<li>Ground transportation via air conditioned van (8+1 person) and public transportation</li>

<li>Accommodation (7 nights) at double/twin beds room in a 3/4 hotel: Munich 2 nights, Salzburg 2 nights, Vienna 3 nights</li>

<li>Entrance fees for scheduled touring sites: Munich Documentation Centre, Berchtesgaden National Park, Mozart House, Kunsthistorishes Museum Bible Tour-Ephesus Museum, Schoenbrunn Imperial Palace tour, concert of classical music</li>

<li>13 meals: 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners (as noted on the day by day itinerary)</li>

<li>Price includes the guide/driver</li>



<strong>What's Not Included:</strong>

<li>Transportation for sightseeing and events not scheduled by BCT</li>

<li>Meals other than breakfast and dinners noted as included in the day by day itinerary

Drinks</li>

<li>Gratuities for guide/driver</li>

<p><b>Note:</b> Your transportation will not be provided EXCEPT during the tour. You will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Your airport/hotel transfers are not included. You will be responsible for any transfer expenses occurred.</p>

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All itineraries are subject to adjustment as required. Confirmed, final and detailed itineraries (and additional important travel details) are posted on your Personal BCT Travel Desktop, approximately one month from departure.

A deposit of $250 per person is required at the time you make your reservation to ensure your space on the tour. Refunds are possible only to those who purchase travel insurance, provided cancellation conditions are met. Payment in full is due 90 days before the trip departure date for Full Package and 60 days before departure for Land Package tours. Learn more ». Hotel information will be provided 30 days from the trips departure date for those who've confirmed their reservation(s).

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