Pilgrimage to Germany for the 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play
TUE 30 AUG 2022 Depart the USA in the evening.
WED 31AUG 2022 Breakfast on board before we arrive in Munich. Enjoy a short introductory tour the beautiful capital of the state of Bavaria, featuring the Olympic Park, Marienplatz and the Glockenspiel. and some free time before we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
THR 1 SEP 2022 After breakfast, travel to Altotting, one of Germany’s most celebrated shrines and a city whose purpose is pilgrimage. Father will celebrate Mass when we arrive at the center of the pilgrimage complex, the Chapel of Mercy. This chapel houses a 13th century statue of the Blessed Virgin to which numerous miraculous cures are credited. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Basilica, the Panorama of the Crucifixion, the Pilgrim Museum and more before returning to Munich for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
FRI 2 SEP 2022 Depart for Regensburg one of the best preserved medieval towns on the Danube River. Knights of the 2nd and 3rd crusade crossed the river on the Stone Bridge (1135-1146). Father will celebrate Mass in the Dom (Cathedral) which was founded in 1275 and completed in 1634. A walking tour of this delightful town precedes some free time before we depart. We continue to Merktl, hometown of Pope Benedict XVI and then into to Austria to Salzberg for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
SAT 3 SEP 2022 After breakfast, our day begins with Mass at St. Peter’s Churchyard. Salzburg is compact and best explored on foot. Narrow, winding lanes and secluded passageways are evidence of its medieval roots. The heritage of the Catholic Church is evident in the Archbishop’s Residence and the decoration of the State Rooms. Visit the mighty Romanesque Cathedral, the Nonnberg Convent of the Benedictine nuns, the Fortress of Hohensalzburg. Stop at Hellbrunn Palace to enjoy its gardens and hidden trick fountains. Dinner and overnight in Salzberg, (B,D)
SUN 4 SEP 2022 After breakfast, we explore the countryside, stopping at the Weis Kirche, a truly beautiful rococo-style church in a delightful meadow designed in the late 1740s and then continue on to either Neuschwanstine or Linderhof Castle, two of Ludwig’s famous architectual wonders. We also stop at the Monastery of Ettal to visit the beautiful Benedictine Monastery. After Father celebrates Mass, have a tour and a taste of the famous brew the monks produce here. Overnight in Oberammergau (B,D)
MON 5 SEP 2022 After breakfast, join pilgrims from around the world for Mass and then some free time for shopping and a visit to the Oberammergau Museum. In the afternoon, once we finish our included lunch, we take our seats for the performance of the Passion Play. There is a break for the included dinner. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, the village of Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the villagers vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the life of Christ. The performers are native Oberammergauers. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast start to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. Overnight in Oberammergau. (B, L, D)
TUE 6 SEP 2022 Depart after breakfast, stopping in the lovely village of Bad Toelz on the Izar River. Father will celebrate Mass in the Leonardi Church overlooking the river before we continue on to Munich for a free afternoon and then our farewell dinner and overnight. (B,D)
WED 7 SEP 2022 Time to depart for home with many memories to Give Thanks and Remember.
PRICE: coming soon.
- All transfers and assistance with arrival and departure
- Deluxe bus transportation as required
- Hotel accommodations in double and triple rooms using 3* & 4* hotels with private baths
- Meals as shown in itinerary
- Services of English speaking local guides
- Services of a Certified Tour Manager from the U.S.A.
- All entrance fees as shown on the itinerary
- Tickets for reserved seats for the Passion Play
- Daily Mass and spiritual direction
- All local taxes and service charges
- Airfare to and from Munich. This cannot be determined until 11 months before departure.
- A Tip fund of $15.00 per day, per person collected with balance. Covers all tips including hotels, dining rooms, porters, driver and guide.
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Meals not mentioned. Drinks with dinner.
- Single Supplement of $775.00 when no roommate. NOTE: There are NO single rooms in Oberammergau for the two nights we will be IN the village.
A deposit of $500.00 is required to confirm your space.
A second payment of $1000 will be due by November 2021.
The balance which will include airfare will be due 8 weeks prior to departure A copy of the face page of your passport must be submitted with your final payment