Shrines of Alpine Europe with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel - 2022

2N Zurich and 4N Oberammergau
7 days

From

US$ 2,049

per person

Operated by Cosmos

About the tour

Hotel Züri by Fassbind with Breakfast Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau. Individual headsets.Mass services may be in local language and venues are subject to change.Hotel Wittelsbach Oberammergau with Breakfast

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily, 3 dinners including a dinner at a local restaurant in Vienna

Accommodation

Züri by Fassbind

2 night(s) in Zurich

Room Type: Standard/base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Wittelsbach Oberammergau

4 night(s) in Oberammergau

Room Type: Standard/base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Zurich

  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
  • This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau. Individual headsets.Mass services may be in local language and venues are subject to change.

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Zurich, Switzerland.

Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening, a welcome dinner is served at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Zurich. Excursion To Lucerne & Einsiedeln.

This morning, travel to Lucerne, a picturesque town built along the shores of a shimmering lake and at the foot of majestic peaks. Spend some time visiting the town center and take advantage of the optional excursions available. In the afternoon, head to the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln, a major station on the Way of St. James and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Switzerland. Visit the magnificent Baroque Monastery and Chapel, home to the Black Madonna, a sculpture carved out of black marble. Spend some time in prayer and then celebrate the Divine Office Vespers and the Salve Regina. Later, return to Zurich. Today's Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (B)

Day 3: Zurich–oberammergau.

Leave Zurich and travel east to cross briefly into Austria, skirting scenic Lake Constance, and then continuing into Germany through the farmlands of Bavaria into the alpine landscapes of Oberammergau. The highlight of the day is the famous Passion Play, a performance that takes place every 10 years since 1634 when it was initiated as an oath to give thanks for the village having been preserved from the Black Death. All the actors who take part in the play, are from the village itself. There will be time for an included dinner during the intermission. Today's Distance: 221 mi / 355 km (B,D)

Day 4: Oberammergau–munich–altötting Area.

Stop in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a short visit of the city center to admire Marienplatz with the Glockenspiel (carillon) of the new city hall tower. Head towards Altötting, spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1,250 years. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the old town and the Panorama Museum, a stereoscopic painting (large scale panorama) created in 1902 portraying the holy city of Jerusalem. Join the evening [M] Mass and the candlelight procession, ideal moments for reflection and worship, as well as for sharing your sense of faith with other believers. Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B)

Day 5: Altötting Area–salzburg–vienna.

Spend the morning getting to know picturesque Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace. Try the famous marzipan pralines, take a walk in the Old Town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or step into the Cathedral for some prayer time. In the afternoon, travel to the imperial city of Vienna, built along the banks of the Danube. On the way, stop at the Baroque Melk Benedictine Abbey, an important intellectual and cultural center over the centuries and remarkable for its ornate library, frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 210-foot-high cupola. Today's Distance: 224 mi / 360 km (B)

Day 6: Vienna.

Discover the capital of waltz on an included guided city tour today; learn about the Habsburg dynasty that ruled the area for centuries and see some of the finest buildings that give the city such an elegant feel: the State Opera, the Parliament, and the former imperial Hofburg Palace. Later, if you wish, you can celebrate [M] Mass in the solemn Cathedral of St. Stephen. Continue exploring at leisure, or join an optional excursion. In the evening, say farewell to your newfound friends during the included dinner at a local restaurant. You certainly shared some intense faith experiences, but also some unforgettable moments of joyous communal life. (B,D)

Day 7: Vienna.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Starting from

US$ 2,049

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