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Per Person Double Occupancy Rate: $5149.00
Single Room Rate: $6149.00
A deposit of $250.00 per person is required at the time of booking.
Full payment is due 90 days before departure.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
NOT INCLUDED: Lunch, beverages, travel insurance, and items of a personal nature.
Passion Play 2022 Pilgrimage
AUGUST 12~22, 2022
Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland
Spiritual Director Fr. Marc Swartvagher
*REMEMBER, SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please be advised that we only have 40 seats available for the Passion Play.
To guarantee your seat, you must submit a deposit as soon as possible. No seats will be held by word of mouth.
Board your overnight transatlantic flight to Zurich. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Morning arrival in Zurich and transfer to Lucerne for our first Mass at a local church. Check-in in our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Lucerne.
This morning after breakfast we take an excursion to Einsiedeln. Over 1000 years pilgrims have been travelling to pay homage to Our Lady of Einsiedeln, famous for the Icon of the Black Madonna. You will also be able to see the World’s largest nativity scene the “Diorama Bethlehem”. Guided Tour of the Shrine, where we celebrate Mass before we return to Lucerne. After lunch enjoy an afternoon orientation tour of Lucerne, including the two old wooden bridges, the Chapel Bridge, richly decorated with 17th century paintings and the Speuer Bridge, as well as the Lion Monument dedicated to the Swiss Guards, the ancient walls and fortifications, the Town Hall and a wonderful view of the city and the lake from the Dietschiberg. Dinner and overnight in Lucerne.
Today after breakfast, we depart Lucerne and drive through Liechtenstein to Innsbruck, along the beautiful Alpine scenery. After lunch enjoy a short guided tour of Innsbruck. See the golden roof Royal Palace, Hofkirche and the Cathedral. Depart Innsbruck and visit the village of Absam where a young girl was astonished to see an image of the Virgin Mary appear in the windowpane next to her. The image was determined to be miraculous and began to cause miraculous healings. Today, the small glass pane with the image of the Virgin is enshrined in the parish church for veneration. Mass at a local parish and continue Oberammergau. The history of the Passion Play at Oberammergau goes back to the year 1634, when the quaint alpine village of Oberammergau was threatened by the deadly and contagious disease known as the Black Plague that scourged Europe, killing two-thirds of the population of Germany. The people of Oberammergau vowed that if the village could be spared, a re-enactment of the life and suffering of Christ would be performed. The village was miraculously saved from the ravages of the Black Death. Since that date, the play has been performed every ten years. Check-in in our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Oberammergau.
After breakfast you will have some free time to visit the village of Oberammergau and Mass at a local church. After lunch at 2:30PM we will gather at the theater for the first part of the Passion Play. At 5:00PM you will have a break for dinner. At 8:00PM we will return to the theater for the second part of the Passion Play. Overnight in Oberammergau
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Drive to Marktl am Inn, the birth place of Pope Benedict XVI. Visit the Birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI and the local church where he was baptized. After lunch we will continue to Altotting. For more than 1250 years Altotting has been the spiritual centre of Bavaria and for more than 500 years the most significant place of pilgrimage in Germany in veneration of the Virgin Mary. While there, we have the opportunity to see the Basilica, St. Konrad's Monastery. Celebrate Mass and proceed to Salzburg for dinner and overnight.
Today after breakfast we depart Salzburg to visit Mariazell picturesquely located in the Salza Valley. We will visit the shrine venerated to the Virgin Mary, image carved in a lime tree wood. We celebrate Mass and after lunch continue to Vienna. Late afternoon arrival in Vienna and check-in in our hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Vienna.
Your morning tour of Vienna takes us to the Old Town, walking through the University and Opera House, passing by many of Vienna’s landmarks such as the Hofburg Palace, Albertina, Donner Fountain, Spanish Riding School and St. Stephen Cathedral. Celebrate Mass and time for lunch. In the afternoon, continue toward Schonbrunn Palace for a tour of the palace and gardens. Dinner and Overnight in Vienna
Today we say goodbye to Vienna and on our way to Prauge we will stop and visit Svata Hora Czech main Marian Shrine known as the White Mountain. Late afternoon arrival in Prauge and check-in in our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Full day sightseeing in Prague focusing on Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Castle, St. George’s Basilica and the Church of Our Lady Victorious, where we see the Statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. It is here that we will celebrate Mass. After lunch we will cross the Charles Bridge visiting the Old Town, the Market Square with Astronomical Clock and Wenceslas Square. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
"Be sure not to pack your passport". Your memorable journey has come to an end. This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. You will be asking yourself, "Where did the time go?"