10 Days

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Oberammergau Passion Play

Budapest, Bratislava, Prague & Germany

Spiritual Director: Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R.

September 15 - 24, 2020

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Budapest · Bratislava · Prague · Oberammergau · Munich

About Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R.:
A nationally known author and speaker. He also leads pilgrimages to some of the holiest sites in the world. He spends much of his time helping others come to know God's love for them through preaching, writing, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches. Father Dave's books include Spiritual Freedom: God's Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus, and Encounter Jesus: From Discovery to Discipleship. In the Fall of 2015, Fr. Dave released a new book: "Breath of God - Living a life led by the Holy Spirit." Fr. Dave has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. Father is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular. He is presently the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.




Fr. Dave Pivonka, T.O.R.


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from
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  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at first class hotels or similar:
      ~ 2 ni: Sep 16 - 18, Budapest: Radisson Blu Beke
      ~ 1 ni: Sep 18 - 19, Bratislava: Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel
      ~ 2 ni: Sep 19 - 21, Prague, Angelo by Vienna House Hotel
      ~ 2 ni: Sep 21 - 23, Oberammergau, accommodation to be advised
      ~ 1 ni: Sep 23 - 24, Munich, Hotel Maritim
  • Transportation by private motor-coach
  • Tour Escort Throughout
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with Dinner
  • Category 1 ticket for the Passion Play
  • Official Passion Play Program in English
  • Mass daily
  • Sightseeing and Entrances as per itinerary
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Radisson Blu Beke
Budapest

2 Nights

hotel
Mercure Bratislava Centrum
Bratislava

1 Nights

hotel
Angelo by Vienna House
Prague

2 Nights

hotel
TBA
Oberammergau

2 Nights

hotel
Maritim
Munich

1 Night

Not included
  • Lunches, Beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Itinerary

Day1
Tue, Sep 15, 2020, Depart to Budapest

Depart for your overnight flights to Hungary.

Day2
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, Arrive Budapest

Upon arrival in Budapest, proceed to the arrivals area where your tour escort will greet you. Proceed to the bus and enjoy a sightseeing tour including views of the decorative Parliament building, seat of the National Assembly; Vaci Utca, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants; Heroes' Square with the Millennium Column, a 118-foot-high Corinthian column topped with a statue of the archangel Gabriel, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Dinner and overnight in Budapest.

Day3
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, Budapest

After breakfast at your hotel, depart for your sightseeing. Sightseeing today focuses on the Castle Hill area. You'll visit the 13th-century Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion. Afterward see the Royal Palace. Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest on a 1-hour cruise along the Danube River. You'll see famous landmarks such as the Chain Bridge. End your tour at Central Market Hall. The remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day4
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, Budapest - Bratislava

After breakfast at your hotel, continue your journey to the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, a city famous for its charm and beauty. On a guided walking tour explore historic, lively pedestrian streets of this charming city where local street vendors offer regional gifts! Continue on to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day5
Sat, Sep 19, 2020, Bratislava - Prague

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart to Prague. Upon arrival, tour the old part of the city to view the Old Town Square, the famous Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, St. Nicholas Church, and Charles Bridge. Dinner and overnight in Prague.

Day6
Sun, Sep 20, 2020, Prague

After breakfast at your hotel, cross the Vltava River to see the Royal Castle of Hradcany and visit the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane with its Daliborka Tower. Some time at leisure this afternoon before dinner and overnight.

Day7
Mon, Sep 21, 2020, Prague - Oberammergau

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play. The little village of Oberammergau, is home of the famous Passion Play of the life of Christ. The play dates back to 1633 when the Plague, the "Black Death", took a severe toll of lives in the small village. In their distress, the inhabitants turned to God and vowed that if the pestilence was taken from them, they would perform a play every ten years, depicting the suffering and death of the Savior. Their plea was heard and there were no further plague victims in Oberammergau. The first performance of the Passion play took place in 1634 in the village cemetery. Dinner and overnight.

Day8
Tue, Sep 22, 2020, Oberammergau - Passion Play: Performance Day

Celebrate Mass at local church. Enjoy some time to explore Oberammergau’s colorful frescos known as "Luftlmalereien" on house facades and to visit wood carving shops with amazing array of nativity scenesand religious figures. Following lunch, we will make our way to the world famous theatre to attend the performance of a lifetime, the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play. The sleepy village springs to life every ten years to put on a play that draws the world upon it! We, too, will become part of mission of the Passion of Christ, the greatest story ever told. We all share His message of faith and love! The Oberammergau Passion Play tells the story of the Passion of Christ, beginning with His entry into Jerusalem, followed by His trial, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. The play is held in a beautiful open air theatre that is praised for its superb acoustics. There are 2,000 actors (and live animals), they include local wood carvers, hotel owners, students, teachers, children, all of them interrupt their schedules to become actors, singers, orchestra members and stagehands. Requirements are strict: all actors must be born in Oberammergau, or have lived there 20 years, or be married to a villager and a resident for 10 years. All natural makeup, such as men let their hair and beards grow a year before the play. Female roles are limited to single women under age 35.

The Play is approximately five and a half hours long and is performed in two acts.
Act I : 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Intermission: 5:30pm - 7:30pm; enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Act II: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Day9
Wed, Sep 23, 2020, Oberammergau - Munich

for sure the most beautiful city in Germany. Upon arrival, your local guide will take you on a guided tour which will include visit of the Marienplatz and the world famous "Glockenspiel," the twin-towered Frauenkirche , the Church of Our Lady, most familiar landmark of old Munich. Continue on to see the town hall, and the magnificent boulevard Feldherrenhalle Ludwigsstrasse Siegestor, created by King Ludwig I in the middle of the 19th century. Pass by the Residence, the palace of the kings of Bavaria, and the Hofgarten. Celebrate Mass at Fraunekirche. Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping. We will conclude our stay in Munich with a stein of beer and a dinner at a local Brauhaus restaurant.

Day10
Thu, Sep 24, 2020, Departure and return to USA

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home with memories for a lifetime.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.

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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Sep 15
Tuesday
Sep 24, 2020
Thursday
Sep 16
Wednesday
Sep 24, 2020
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade(One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $799.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade(One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

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  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Prague
  • Oberammergau
  • Munich
About Oberammergau Passion Play:

Every 10 years, the little town of Oberammergau puts on its world famous Passion Play! This reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ has a 400 year old history within Germany, and the people within this town, as they are the Actors, Stage Hands, and Costume Designers.

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