0708DL0 - Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage 11 days from Atlanta


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Special Package with this Trip :
$50 Early Booking Discount Reserve by September 1, 2018. International departure taxes of $124 plus current fuel surcharges of $300 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
DL0708BH 07/08/2020 $5299.00
Today, we depart Atlanta to connect with our transatlantic overnight flight to Munich aboard a wide-bodied jet.
Upon arrival we will be greeted by our Unitours guide who will remain with us for the duration of our pilgrimage. Our first stop will be Mass at St. Paul’s Church, followed by an exciting drive through the Bavarian capital. Drive past the Olympic village and stadium, along the Leopoldstrasse with the Triumphal Arch and Hall of Generals; see the Theatiner Church and Residence Palace. We will visit the Nymphenburg Palace and a stop to see the famous Glockenspiel at the new Gothic City Hall completes our tour. We continue to Altötting for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today after breakfast we will celebrate Mass in Altötting, at the most visited Marian Shrine in Germany. Here in this tiny octagonal chapel, we will learn of the miracle that occurred and view the statue of Our Lady, venerated for 500 years. We then board our bus and drive to Oberammergau! Upon arrival we will explore the village, visiting the many craft shops and the Oberammergau Museum. We enjoy free time for lunch. Later this afternoon, we head to the theatre. In the middle of the Thirty Years War, after months of suffering and dying due to the plague, the people of Oberammergau vowed to perform "The play of the PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST" every ten years. At Whitsun 1634, they kept their promise for the first time, on a stagewhich they had set up in the cemetery, over the graves of those who had succumbed to the plague. In 2020, Oberammergau will, for the 42nd time, perform the play that has been carried on over the centuries in a unique continuity. The play depicts 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. After our included dinner, we return to view the conclusion of the play. Overnight at our hotel in Oberammergau.
This morning after celebrating an early Mass in Oberammergau, we depart for Salzburg. En route we will see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle (from the outside) and also stop in Innsbruck, Austria to see the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), a landmark structure located in the Altstadt section of town. It is Innsbruck’s most famous symbol constructed to mark the wedding of Emperor Maximilian I to Bianca Maria Sforza. We enjoy free time for lunch before continuing to Salzburg, and the area renown for the Sound of Music. We check into our hotel in Salzburg for dinner and overnight.
We will spend the day exploring 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 of the town, including the Residenz Fountain and Tower, plus 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 take drive to see the church in Mondsee where the Von Trapp's wedding was filmed. After returning to our hotel, we have the opportunity to explore the culinary delights of Salzburg tonight as dinner is on our own. Overnight at our hotel.
Today we will travel to Vienna, passing through the Wachau Region, considered the most picturesque section of the Austrian Danube Valley. We will stop in Melk and celebrate Mass in the towering, architecturally superb, baroque Abbey of Melk. If possible, we will join the monks of Melk for their sung noon service. Tonight, we enjoy a Heuriger dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at our hotel in Vienna.
We awaken in one of the most impressive cities in the world. After breakfast we will tour Vienna by bus, before beginning our sightseeing tour partly walking and partly by coach. We will view the Prater and arrive in Vienna's famous Ringstrasse. On the site of the ring fortifications, Emperor Franz Josef constructed some of the most impressive buildings in the city. We will pass by the Opera house, Charles church, Parliament and City Hall. After this first impression, we will have a guided tour through the Hofburg, winter residence of the Hapsburg Emperors and continue to the Hundertwasser house with its colorful facades and golden onion towers. We will celebrate Mass then the afternoon is free for individual exploration, shopping or perhaps a visit to the Palace of Schonbrunn, the Hapsburg summer residence. This evening dinner and overnight at our hotel in Vienna. You may decide to enjoy optional concert performance in Vienna tonight (not included).
You are free to explore Vienna or if there is interest, we will offer an optional day trip to a local place of interest. Dinner will be on our own tonight. Overnight Vienna. Overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we journey to Prague, we depart and travel across the rolling hills of Southern Moravia, passing through towns which have still retained much of a medieval atmosphere. We will cross the border, leaving Austria by way of the Danube valley, arriving this afternoon in Prague. We will celebrate Mass before checking into our hotel. We enjoy a typical Czech dinner tonight. Overnight at our hotel in Prague.
Today, we spend the day exploring beautiful Prague, starting with Castle Hill and 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 the Astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter and Charles Bridge. Farewell dinner tonight in a local restaurant. Overnight at our hotel in Prague.
We transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always.