11 Days

Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, & Oberammergau Passion Play

Spiritual Director: Fr. Kevin Mcbrien

Spiritual Director: Fr. Alonzo Cox

Spiritual Director: Fr. Patrick Longalong

September 2 - 12, 2020

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Berlin · Prague · Salzburg · Vienna · Oberammergau · Munich

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. In 1633, a solemn promise was made. The "Black Death" came to Oberammergau in 1632, and in one year, almost every family saw one or more members fall victim. At the cemetery, the Black Death-invalids promised to act the history of Jesus Christ every ten years. On the Pentecost in 1634, a stage was built at the cemetery constructed over the fresh graves of the victims, the towns people acted the first Play on a stage.


Fr. Kevin Mcbrien


Fr. Alonzo Cox


Fr. Patrick Longalong

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & Fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at First Class Hotels or similar:
    (Oberammergau to be advised)
      ~ 2 nights: Sep 3 - 5, Berlin, Maritim Hotel Berlin
      ~ 2 nights: Sep 5 - 7, Prague, Holiday Inn Congress Centre
      ~ 2 nights: Sep 7 - 9, Rainers Hotel Vienna, Vienna
      ~ 2 nights: Sep 9 - 11: Oberammergau Area
      ~ 1 night: Sep 11 - 12, Munich, Holiday Inn Munich - City East
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Lunch (on the day of Passion Play)
  • Tour escort
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guides in Berlin, Prague, Munich
  • Sightseeing and admission fees as per itinerary
  • *Tickets to the Passion Play (Theater Seating Area 3)
  • Official Passion Play Program in English
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Maritim Hotel Berlin
Berlin

2 Nights

hotel
Holiday Inn Congress Centre
Prague

2 Nights

hotel
Rainers Hotel Vienna
Vienna

2 Nights

hotel
Oberammergau Area
Germany

2 Nights

hotel
Holiday Inn Munich
Munich

1 Night

Not included
  • Lunches. Beverages unless mentioned. Tips to your guide & driver. Items of a personal nature.
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
Wednesday, September 2: USA - Berlin

Make your way the airport for your overnight flight(s) to Berlin. Your meals will be served on board.

Day2
Thursday, September 3: Berlin

Welcome to Berlin! Upon arrival in the Berlin Airport you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by your tour escort and/or driver for transportation to your hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon to stroll the streets of Berlin before meeting your group for a welcome dinner.

Day3
Friday, September 4: Berlin

After an early breakfast head out on a beautiful sightseeing tour of Berlin. Your morning sightseeing tour features views of the impressive Reichstag and lovely Schloss Charlottenburg. Continue through the city to see famous sights such as Bellevue Castle, Brandenberg Gate, Gendarmen Market, Alexanderplatz, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and more. The afternoon is free to explore this once divided city on your own. This evening enjoy dinner and overnight in Berlin.

Day4
Saturday, September 5: Berlin - Prague

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before boarding the bus to make your way to Prague. Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. Lunch on your own. Your afternoon is free to explore the quaint streets of Prague before having dinner and overnight in Prague.

Day5
Sunday, September 6: Prague

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a full day of sightseeing in Prague! Today you will tour the city visiting; Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Old Town, the Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock. Visit the Prague Castle Short, which is listed on UNESCO. You will also have the opportunity to see St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane and Daliborka Tower. After lunch on your own, enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring at your leisure. Rejoin the group for dinner and overnight in Prague.

Day6
Monday, September 7: Prague - Salzburg - Vienna

Enjoy an early breakfast followed by transfer from Prague to Vienna. On the way, stop in Salzburg, the lovely birthplace of Mozart, the city of great houses, mansions, Festival Hall, and the Mirabelle Gardens. Lunch on own. Continue to Vienna, Austria's capital, for dinner and overnight.

Day7
Tuesday, September 8: Vienna

After breakfast we will enjoy a sightseeing of Vienna, home of Strauss and Mozart and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We see the spectacular St. Stephen's cathedral, where we'll see the miraculous image of Our Lady of Mariapocs, tour the Cathedral and its catacombs, and those strong and brave may climb the 343 steps to the top of the Cathedral spire. Visit of the Schonbrunn Royal palace and summer house with 1,441 rooms including a Hall of Mirrors where Mozart performed at the age of six before a young Marie Antoinette. View of the Belvedere palace well known by its beautiful gardens. Back in the city center, we go to Karlsplatz with its Church of St. Charles Borromeo and Otto Wagner's Stadtbahn pavilions. Somewhere along the way we will have a little coffee break to enjoy the famous Vienna pastries such as Sacher cake on your own. Dinner and overnight in Vienna.

Day8
Wednesday, September 9: Vienna - Oberammergau

After breakfast enjoy a picturesque ride through Bavaria arriving at your hotel in Oberammergau (or nearby). Time permitting walk the quaint streets of Oberammergau. The incredible 2,000 Oberammergau citizens are the actual actors, singers, instrumentalists and stage technicians. They are ordinary citizens who lead an everyday life. Dinner and overnight in the Oberammergau area.

Day9
Thursday, September 10: Oberammergau Passion Play

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 scenes and 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.

Act I will begin at 2:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(Intermission: From 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M., you will have dinner at a restaurant that is walking distance from the theatre)

Act II will begin at 8:00 P.M., and conclude at 10:30 P.M.
What makes this performance so extraordinary is how the Stage truly comes alive! Not only in the decoration of the Set and the performance of the Actors, but with real animals and birds playing under the open sky. There are thirty-six (36) main actors who are dressed in white costumes, with their supporting cast dressed in greyish blue. The actors do not wear makeup, as that is their natural hair. Every scene is real, and live, so for example: actor who is tied to the cross has to stay in that position for more than one (1) hour In between each scene, there are "Living Tableaus", where the live actors perform intricate sets of the Old Testament. You can never describe the feeling you get, as you see these stories being performed right in front of you.

Day10
Friday, September 11: Oberammergau - Munich

After breakfast, we will depart the Oberammergau area for Munich. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, one of Germany's most popular destination. Upon arrival enjoy visiting many of Munich's top sites; City tour with guide which includes view of Karolineplatz, Television Tower, Nymphenburg, Odeon Square, Theatiner Church, the Hall of Generals. You will gave free time in the afternoon for lunch and/or shopping. Dinner and overnight in Munich.

Day11
Saturday, September 12: Return Home

Today we fondly say "auf wiedersehen" to Germany, and farewell to our fellow pilgrims and new friends! Although it's an end of this journey, graces and blessings from our pilgrimage will last a lifetime. Transfer to the airport for your return flight(s) home.

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Sep 2
Wednesday
Sep 12, 2020
Saturday
Sep 3
Thursday
Sep 12, 2020
Saturday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $739.00 (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 $739.00 (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

  • Prague
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Mariazel
  • Salzburg
  • Altotting
  • 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.

Know Before You Go

We promise to do all within our power to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to contact us, please note should any problems arise during your trip you should first contact your local emergency contact in your destination country or the 206 Tours.

Read More

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Cara