9 Day Germany & Passion Play



DAY 1:  NORTH AMERICA / MUNICH.  Depart North America aboard our trans- Atlantic flight.  Dinner and breakfast will be served aloft.

DAY 2:  MUNICH.  Upon arrival, we enjoy lengthy sightseeing enroute to our hotel, including the Marienplatz and Frauenkirche.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 3:  MUNICH / ALTOETTING / SALZBURG.  This morning, we depart for Salzburg.  Along the way, we stop in Altoetting to visit the Chapel of Mercy.  We celebrate Mass with time at leisure for personal devotions.  We then continue to Salzburg where we retire to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4:  SALZBURG.  Today, we have a full day’s sightseeing in this spectacular city of “The Sound of Music.”  We begin with a visit to Mozart’s birthplace (Geburtsthaus) followed by a tour of Mirabell Gardens, Hellbrunn Palace and Trick Fountains.  Afterwards, we have panoramic sightseeing including The Nonnberg and the Abbey of St. Peter.  At the end of the day, we return to our hotel for dinner & overnight.

DAY 5:  SALZBURG / BERCHTESGADEN / KOENIGSEE.  This morning after breakfast, we take a trip to Berchtesgaden – “The Eagles Nest.”  At the top is the Kehlsteinhaus Restaurant which was visited by Hitler.  Afterwards, we make a short hop to Koenigsee to take a boat ride to St. Bartholomae and back.  Return to our hotel in Salzburg for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6:  SALSBURG / HOHENSCHWANGAU / OBERAMMERGAU.  This morning, we depart for Oberammergau.  Along the way, we stop in Hohenschwangau to tour the Neuschwanstein Castle – reminiscent of Disney’s “Cinderella’s Castle.”  Afterwards, we continue on to Oberammergau for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7:  OBERAMMERGAU - The Passion Play.  The entire day is devoted to attending a performance of the world famous Passion Play, held once every ten years in this tiny village.  Dinner and overnight.

DAY 8:  OBERAMMERGAU / ETTAL / MUNICH.  This morning, we’re off to Munich.  Along the way, we stop in Ettal to visit the Monastery of Ettal.  We also take time to celebrate Mass.  We arrive in Munich about mid-day with the remainder of the day at our leisure for shopping or other pursuits of our own.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 9:  MUNICH / NORTH AMERICA.  Transfer this morning to Munich Airport and onward home to mark the end of our memorable tour.