Catholic Central Europe with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel (TCO)

9 Day Tour Munich to Frankfurt

2022 Tour Details

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!

By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of $250 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Headsets throughout the tour.

Catholic Central Europe with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel map

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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


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.

 Itinerary

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.

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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.
106 mi / 171 km

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Day 3 OBERAMMERGAU

OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.

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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.
252 mi / 406 km

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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.

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.

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Day 6 LUCERNE–RHINE FALLS–BLACK FOREST, GERMANY–RHINELAND

RHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls.
BLACK FOREST Enjoy a Woodcarving demonstration.
227 mi / 365 km

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Day 7 RHINELAND–TRIER–AACHEN–COLOGNE

TRIER 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.
283 mi / 455 km

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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.
149 mi / 240 km

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Day 9 FRANKFURT

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


Transportation:

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

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Oberammergau
Lucerne

Oberammergau

Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Castle

Visit Linderhof, one of "Mad" King Ludwig's most magnificent castles, on this unforgettable journey into the forested valley of the Ammergau Alps.

Price Range: $

Lucerne

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Grab your camera and prepare for indescribable panoramic views on this thrilling ascent up Mount Pilatus.

Price Range: $$

Swiss Folklore

Swiss Folklore

Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.

Price Range: $$



The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus & Cosmos).