Price: $3,900 land-only
Included: Accommodations for nine nights, nine meals, all tips for meals and local guides.
The Passion Play
The Oberammergau Passion Play dates back to the 17th Century. During the Thirty Years War, the people of Oberammergau vowed to celebrate the suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord every ten years if their village would be spared from the plague that was ravaging the area.
During the five-hour-performance, more than 2000 participants bring the story of Jesus to the open-air stage of the Passion Play Theater.
2020 marks just the 42nd time the Passion Play has been offered.
Your overnight flight to Lisbon.
Arrive Lisbon. Afternoon tour to visit Belém Tower, Jerónimos monastery, and the birthplace of Saint Anthony. Mass and dinner together.
Drive to Fatima. We will stop along the way to see the Eucharistic Miracle of Santarem. Mass and dinner together.
Visit the Fatima Shrine and the nearby town of birthplace of the three children. Free time in the afternoon to explore the shrine. Mass and dinner together.
Travel to Avila. Visit the birthplace of Saint Teresa. Walking tour of the town. Mass and dinner together.
Travel to Lourdes. Along the way we will stop in Zaragoza to visit one of the oldest Marian shrines, the spot where Mary appeared to Saint James. Continue to Lourdes. Mass and dinner together.
We’ll have a brief walking tour of the shrine, and then you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the baths, go to confession, and pray. Mass and dinner together.
Transfer to Toulouse for our flight (included) to Munich.
Morning walking tour of Munich. The afternoon will be free. Mass and dinner together. Tonight will be our big farewell dinner.
Today we travel to Oberammergau. We’ll have Mass and lunch on arrival. This afternoon the Passion Play begins at 2:00 PM and runs until 5:00 PM. We will have a dinner break before the second act of the play begins at 8:00 PM and ends at 10:30 PM.
Your flight home.
$3,900 per person (ground only)
$1,000 deposit secures your spot. Tour deposit is fully refundable for 14 days from the time you make your deposit.
Final payment of $2,900 is due May 24th, 2020. Final payment is nonrefundable.
This cost is for double occupancy. Traveling alone? No problem! You’ll have a chance to ‘meet’ the other solo travelers before the trip and pick a roommate. This usually works out well. If you really prefer to have your own single room, there is a single supplement of $800.
Included in the price
Flights from TLS to MUC
Accommodations for 8 nights
Lisbon: SANA Lisboa
Fatima: Hotel Estrela de Fatima
Avila: Palacio Valderrabanos
Lourdes: Grand Hotel Moderne
Oberammergau: Split among three small nearby hotels
Breakfast daily plus 9 additional meals
Drinks, including beer and wine, is included in our restaurant meals. The lunch and dinner in Oberammergau do not include beer and wine as they are part of the Passion Play experience.
All group ground transportation
We’ll be traveling in a private motor coach.
Full time service of a tour director
Visiting new countries can be intimidating! That’s why you will have an experienced Catholic American tour director (me!) with you at all times. Our guide in Portugal, Spain, and France is the best in the region. She will be with us throughout that portion of the trip.
We will have local experts with us throughout the pilgrimage.
No hidden costs
If we do it as a group, it’s included in the price! You are responsible only for the meals you have on your own, souvenirs you wish to buy, and anything you want to do in your free time. Tips, air taxes, drinks with meals? Already included!
Once I receive your deposit, your tour price will not go up!
All tips for group meals, guides, and drivers
Would you believe that many tour companies require you to tip as you go? Not only does that add to the advertised sticker price of a tour, it’s also a huge hassle to you! No need to worry about that here. Tips are already included and we take care of that behind the scenes.
Entry fees and tours
All entry fees and tours to our included group activities.
Plan your trip with your traveling companions before you leave! We set up private Facebook groups for each tour to give you a chance to meet before you meet!
We have a lot planned, but time on your own is important. We take our time in churches to give you the opportunity for prayer and reflection. We also include free time for you to explore, shop and relax on your own.
Is this trip for you?
You should be in good physical shape.
We will do a lot of walking, much of it outside, and much of it on uneven ground. We average around 5 miles per day. Please do consider this before signing up.
You need to be able to carry your own luggage.
You are responsible for your luggage and getting it from the plane to the bus and the bus to your hotel rooms. I will provide a thorough packing list to help you pack lightly and efficiently.
You must be flexible.
This is Europe, things may close without notice, a protest could spring up without warning. But, it’s not all negative, great things come up unexpectedly as well. Being flexible is the key for happy travels!
Use the form below to sign up for this pilgrimage. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional Trip Insurance
If you think there is any chance you may need to cancel, I recommend you purchase travel insurance. Many people go through InsureMyTrip.com. A Cancel for Any Reason plan will let you, well, cancel for ‘most’ any reason. Most plans should allow for at least a 75% refund should you need to cancel at any time before departure. Please review all your options to be sure the plan you pick is best for you.
Terms and Conditions
What you are getting by signing up, how much walking you will be doing, what happens if something changes in the itinerary, making your final payment, how we can send you home if you misbehave… and more!
You’ll be able to pay by credit card or check. Payment info will be emailed to you once you sign up.