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Catholic Central Europe with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel

On this faith-based tour through Central Europe, visit some of Central Europe’s most important cathedrals and pilgrimage sites, and witness some of its most striking scenery. Plus, enjoy first-class seats for Oberammergau’s Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you to God for saving the town from the Black Plague. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, this experience is nothing short of spectacular!

Highlights of this tour include visits to some of the region’s most significant churches and cathedrals. Visit the pilgrimage church in Wies, a Rococo masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 1740s set in a gorgeous alpine setting. In Trier, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest cities north of the Alps, visit the High Cathedral of St. Peter. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the 4th century is Germany’s oldest bishop’s church. In Aachen, visit Northern Europe’s oldest cathedral, dating to 803 AD. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and burial place of Charlemagne, the church was used for the coronation of German kings and queens and is still a pilgrimage site. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln, one of Switzerland’s most important pilgrimage sites and renowned for its black Madonna carved in the 15th century.

You’ll also witness stunning scenery on this Central Europe tour. Marvel at Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest falls, and enjoy a cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River. Stop in the Black Forest with beautiful forests of thick pine trees. This is just a sampling of the many highlights of this Catholic Central Europe with Oberammergau tour. It’s a dream vacation!

Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Highlights of Catholic Central Europe with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.

Transportation

Motorcoach, boat cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Notes

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.

Product Group

Catholic Central Europe with Oberammergau

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Oberammergau; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Munich and a farewell dinner in Frankfurt

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

MUNICH–NEUSCHWANSTEIN–WIES–OBERAMMERGAU MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. Visit Frauenkirche.
NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit to King Ludwig’s castle.
WIES Visit the Pilgrimage church. (B,D)
106 mi / 171 km

Day 3

OBERAMMERGAUOBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. (B,L,D)

Day 4

OBERAMMERGAU–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–EINSIEDELN, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.
EINSIEDELN Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady before continuing on to Lucerne. (B,D)
252 mi / 406 km

Day 5

LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Visit the Jesuit Church and the Hofkirche St. Leodegar. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion to Mount Pilatus. This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

LUCERNE–RHINE FALLS–BLACK FOREST, GERMANY–RHINELANDRHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls.
BLACK FOREST Enjoy a Woodcarving demonstration. (B,D)
227 mi / 365 km

Day 7

RHINELAND–TRIER–AACHEN–COLOGNETRIER Orientation includes sights of the Porta Nigra, a large Roman city gate, and a visit to the High Cathedral of St. Peter.
AACHEN Visit the Cathedral. (B,D)
283 mi / 455 km

Day 8

COLOGNE–THE RHINE VALLEY–RÜDESHEIM–FRANKFURT COLOGNE Visit the Cathedral.
THE RHINE VALLEY Scenic cruise on the Rhine River.
RÜDESHEIM Wine tasting.
FRANKFURT Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
149 mi / 240 km

Day 9

FRANKFURT Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Holiday Inn Munchen Leuchtenbergring This contemporary hotel offers a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, with its open fireplace the Jazz bar forms the centerpiece of the hotel where guests can relax with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Traditional Bavarian specialties and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the cheery Sunlight restaurant. Get the extra boost of energy in the fitness center or relax at the peaceful greened courtyard. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel. Muenchen Leuchtenbergring 20 First-Class
2 Hotel Boeld Overlooking the Kofel mountain, this charming three story chalet-style hotel has the Ammer river nearby. In the elegant restaurant and bar with terrace you can taste delicious regional specialties. The modern spa includes a hammam, a sauna and a whirlpool tub. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel. Oberammergau Koenig-Ludwig-Strasse 10 First-Class
3 Grand Hotel Europe A classical 19th century 169 room property. This hotel offers a wonderful contrast of old charm with modern interior design and has a beautiful garden to enhance your stay. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The main dining room is opulently decorated serving traditional Swiss dishes and there is also a lounge and terrace area with a bar service. Lucerne Haldenstr. 59 First-Class
4 NH Mannheim Opening in early 2019, this modern stylish hotel will offer 225 air-conditioned rooms spread across six floors with free Wi-Fi access throughout. The property is situated in Mannheim's business district, a good starting point from which to visit the "City of Squares," with its baroque palace, planetarium, and landmark 19th-century water tower. Mannheim Seckenheimer Strasse 146 First-Class
5 Hotel NH Köln Mediapark The NH Collection Köln Mediapark, sits in the middle of Cologne¿s peaceful green belt, a stone¿s throw from the commercial media hub known as the Mediapark. The modern, glass-fronted building looks out across an ornamental lake and is within walking distance from Cologne town centre with its Gothic cathedral. All 217 rooms have a warm, welcoming feel, with contemporary décor and come with air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen TV, minibar, in-room safe and free Wi-Fi internet access. Al fresco dining is provided in the on-site restaurant with a lake-view terrace. A gym, complete with steam bath and sauna, is also at disposal. Cologne Im Media Park 8B First-Class
6 NH Frankfurt Niederrad A 165-room modern hotel located in the Niederrad business district of Frankfurt with Free Wifi internet access throughout the property. There is a contemporary bistro style restaurant and a modern bar serving International wines and cocktails as well as apple cider, a speciality of the Hesse region. Frankfurt Lyoner Strasse 5 First-Class
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