0908UA0 - Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage 8 days from El Paso ***Spanish Speaking Pilgrimage***

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United Airlines http://bit.ly/yoafSS

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $163 plus current fuel surcharges of $300 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
UA0908KM 09/08/2020 $4699.00
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Trip Details

Today, we depart El Paso to connect with our transatlantic overnight flight to Prague aboard a wide-bodied jet. We enjoy n-flight movies, dinner and breakfast aloft.
This morning we arrive in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. On arrival we enjoy a brief orientation tour of this fine city. The afternoon is free for personal adventure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning following Mass at a local parish church, we meet our local guide who guides us through the exciting Bavarian capital. Drive by the Olympic village and stadium, along the Leopoldstrasse with the Triumphal Arch and Hall of Generals see the Theatiner Church and Residence Palace. A visit to the Nymphenburg Palace and a stop to see the famous Glockenspiel at the new Gothic City Hall completes your tour. We celebrate Mass at the 'Frauenkirche', the Cathedral of Munich. We will have time for shopping and personal adventure. Proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning following Mass at a local parish church, we 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. “A play about death and life, promised at the moment of a fatal threat “– these are the opening words of the story of the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1633. 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. After our included dinner we return to view the conclusion of the play. Overnight at our accommodations.
This morning following Mass at the local parish church, we enjoy a scenic drive on our way into Austria. We visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle another built by Mad King Ludwig. We continue to Tyrol's Olympic City of Innsbruck, where our afternoon sightseeing includes passing by the "Golden Roof" and Hofburg Palace. Then we see the famous Olympic village and enjoy the beauty of this lovely city tucked deep within the Alps. We then proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today we drive north to 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 enjoy some free time. Then we continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
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 at our hotel.
This morning, we transfer to the airport in Munich for our return flight home arriving later today with memories to last for a lifetime!