0827DL0 - Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage 12 days from Orlando


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Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $162 plus current fuel surcharges of $250 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
DL0827BF 08/27/2020 $4999.00
Today, we depart Orlando, Florida to connect with our transatlantic overnight flight to Prague aboard a wide-bodied jet.
This morning, we arrive in Prague where we are met and enjoy a delightful orientation tour of the city. Later, we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight and the balance of the day is at leisure.
Today, we begin our tour of Prague at Castle Hill and visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Wladislav Hall and Golden Lane. We visit the famous Infant Jesus of Prague at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, where we celebrate Mass. Our afternoon tour of Prague includes the Old Town with Astronomical clock, Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning, following Mass here in Prague, we depart and travel south across the rolling hills of Southern Moravia, passing through towns which have still retained much of a medieval atmosphere. Cross the border into Austria and by way of the Danube valley, arrive this afternoon in Vienna for dinner and overnight.
This morning, following Mass at a parish church near our hotel we will drive to the Hofburg, and see the17th century Capuchin Church containing the Imperial Vaults. We will also visit the Schönbrunn Castle with its vast French Park. This afternoon, we will have an excursion to the historic Vienna Woods, driving past Liechtenstein Castle with a visit to the ancient Heiligenkreuz Cistercian Abbey and pass by Mayerling, the former Imperial Hunting Lodge. On our return to Vienna for dinner and overnight, we will pass the famous Spa of Baden. We enjoy a typical Heuigen Dinner tonight and this evening, an optional concert. (Not included in price.)
This morning, we motor south to Melk where we visit the towering, architecturally superb, baroque Abbey of Melk. We celebrate Mass here, if possible join the monks of Melk for their sung noon service. We continue through the Wachau Region, considered the most picturesque section of the Austrian Danube Valley and conclude in wonderful Salzburg for dinner and overnight.
Today we visit Salzburg, ancient seat of the Archbishop and the location for the Sound of Music. We begin with Mass at the Cathedral. We see the colorful old section with narrow streets, Residenz Fountain and Tower, and the Geburtshaus, Mozart's birthplace. We enjoy the unusual architecture, which lends much to the character and charm of the city. In the afternoon, we visit Hellbrunn Castle with its waterplays and then return to our accommodations. We have the opportunity to explore the culinary delights of Salzburg tonight as dinner is on our own.
Today we depart Salzburg via the wonderful Sound of Music area. We stop to see the church in Mondsee where the Von Trapp's wedding was filmed before we proceed to Altötting where we celebrate Mass at the small Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, a shrine venerated for over 500 years. Dinner and overnight here.
This morning, following Mass here, we depart Altötting and have a scenic drive on our way to Oberammergau. We arrive in the famous Passion Play village where we transfer to our accommodations. Following lunch on our own we can visit the Oberammergau Museum or to simply walk among the many craft shops. We then head off to the Theatre. In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and dying as a result of the plague, the people of Oberammergau vowed to perform "The play of the passion, death and rising of our Lord Jesus Christ" every ten years. At Whitsun 1634 they kept their promise for the first time, on a stage which they had set up in the cemetery, over the graves of those who had died of the plague. In 2020 Oberammergau will, for the 42nd time, be putting on the play that has been carried on over the centuries in a unique continuity. The play shows the story of Christ's Passion, beginning with the entry into Jerusalem and ending with the resurrection. The structure of the play is living pictures from the Old Testament and acted scenes from the New Testament. The Play employs a large choir and orchestra. Our performance runs 2:30 to 5:00 PM and after a 3-hour dinner break it concludes 8:00 to 10:30 PM. We enjoy our included dinner, and view the conclusion of the play. Overnight at our accommodations.
This morning following Mass at the local parish church, we visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle built by Mad King Ludwig. Continuing to Munich, our tour passes by St. Paul's Church, Buergerbrau Keller, German Museum ending at the famous downtown of Munich with the 'Frauenkirche,' the Obelisk, Theatinir Church, Residence Palace, Feldherrnhalle and a stop to see the famous Glockenspiel at the new Gothic City Hall. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
This morning following Mass in a local parish, we meet our local guide who guides us through the exciting Bavarian capital. Enjoy a visit to the Nymphenburg Palace, afterwards pass the Olympic village and stadium, along the Leopoldstrasse with the Triumphal Arch and Hall of Generals, Schwabing Artists’ Colony, the University and the English Gardens. This afternoon you can choose between free time for exploring Munich on your own or take an excursion to the Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp Memorial (cost included). Our day ends with a farewell dinner in a Munich restaurant (cost included) and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we transfer to the airport for our return flight home arriving later today with memories to last for a lifetime!