0526DL0 - Oberammergau Passion Play Pilgrimage 10 days from El Paso


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Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $166 plus current fuel surcharges of $300 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
DL0526KM 05/26/2020 $5399.00
Today, we depart El Paso to connect with our transatlantic overnight flight to Munich aboard a wide-bodied jet. We enjoy in-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 we meet our local guide to lead us through the exciting Bavarian capital. We pass the Olympic village and stadium along the Leopoldstrasse, with Triumphal Arch and Hall of Generals, and see the Theatine Church and Residence Palace. Lastly, we visit the Nymphenburg Palace and stop to see the famous Glockenspiel at the new Gothic City Hall. We celebrate Mass at the “Frauenkirche”, the Cathedral of Munich. Some free time for shopping and personal adventure, before we proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Following breakfast and Mass at a local parish, we enjoy 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 simply walk among the many craft shops. We then head off to the Theater. “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-Year 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 in1634 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 5:00PM and after a 3-hour dinner break it concludes 8:00 to 10:30PM. After our included dinner we return to view the conclusion of the play. Overnight at our accommodations.
This morning we visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle; built by Mad King Ludwig. This was the castle which was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle at Disneyland. We proceed to Altotting, where we celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Altotting, a shrine venerated for over 500 years and enter the Chapel of the Black Madonna. Later today we travel to Salzburg, ancient seat of the Archbishop and the location for the Sound of Music. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast, we begin our day with Mass at the Cathedral. We see the colorful old section with narrow streets, Residenz Fountain and Tower, and the Geburshaus, Mozart’s birthplace. We enjoy the unusual architecture, which lends much to the character and charm of the city. In the afternoon, following free time, we continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today we depart for Melk Abbey, which is surrounded by a gorgeous town with Renaissance homes and winding streets reminiscent of the Middle Ages. Among the treasures housed here are paintings, sculptures, and decorative art from the 9th and 15th centuries. We celebrate Mass here. We continue through the Austrian countryside, arriving to Mariazell in the evening. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Following breakfast, we begin Mass at the Mariazell Basilica, dating from the dawn of the 14th century. The Chapel of Grace is considered the national shrine of Austria. We then enjoy a tour of the town. After lunch, we continue to Vienna with the remainder of the day at our leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
We begin our day with Mass at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. We continue with a sightseeing tour of the Imperial city of Vienna. After viewing its wonderful sites and enjoying some time to explore or shop, we seek out one of its evening concerts, for those interested, and experience the amazing culinary treats Vienna has to offer, as dinner is on our own this evening. Overnight at our hotel.
This morning we say farewell to this amazing land and take with us memories that will last a lifetime.