Pilgrimage holiday to Oberammergau, Venice & Lucerne
Led by Rev'd Haydon Wilcox, 24 Jun - 3 Jul 2020
DAY ONE: Gatwick - Munich - Oberammergau
Scheduled flight from London Gatwick to Munich, with onward coach transfer to Oberammergau where we check into our hotel accommodation in the afternoon for dinner and a two-night stay.
DAY TWO: Oberammergau
During the morning people will have an opportunity to explore Oberammergau. Around noon there will be a three-course lunch. The Passion play commences at 2:30pm, the interval is at 5pm, during which we will be served a three-course dinner, before witnessing the second part of the Passion Play which starts at 8pm and finishes at 10:30pm, after which we transfer to our hotel.
DAY THREE: Oberammergau - Innsbruck - Bressanone
After breakfast, depart Oberammergau and drive south, with a stop in Innsbruck for lunch (at your own expense), before driving over the Brenner Pass into Italy, and an overnight stop at the picturesque town of Bressanone, situated in the Alto- Adige region, with its frescoes and medieval buildings. Dinner will be in our hotel and there will be an opportunity to share in night prayer.
DAY FOUR: The Dolomites - Venice Area
Drive through the Dolomites, stopping near to Lake Braies for lunch (at your own expense). Continue our drive, past Cortina and Belluno, to Mogliano Veneto, situated between Treviso and Venice. Dinner will be in our hotel or at a local restaurant on the three nights of our stay.
DAY FIVE: Venice
After breakfast, we attend the Anglican Church of St. George’s in Venice for a Service of Holy Communion. Following lunch (included in the tour) we shall have a walking and introductory tour of Venice that starts from St. Mark’s Square, entering St. Mark’s Basilica, explore the ‘hidden’ Venice of small canals, palaces and bridges, concluding at the Rialto Bridge. After this 2 to 3 hour tour people will have the opportunity for free time until returning to our hotel for a freshen up and dinner.
DAY SIX: Venice
There will be an opportunity for early morning prayer. After breakfast people will have the opportunity of visiting Venice for a free day to walk through the labyrinth of streets, bridges and canals or take a boat to the Island of Murano with its glass showrooms, as well as the churches of San Pietro Maria and Ss Maria e Donato. We shall endeavour to provide you with some information sheets to help you make a choice of what you want to do as an individual, as couples or in small friendship groups. We shall meet at an agreed time and place to return to our hotel for an evening meal and packing.
DAY SEVEN: Venice - Milan Area
Early departure by coach from Venice, passing by the famous city of Verona and stopping for a scenic break and lunch beside Lake Garda. Then onto the town of Bergamo, where we shall have a two-hour afternoon tour before stopping in the Milan area for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY EIGHT: Milan Area - Lucerne
Drive past Lake Como into Switzerland, stopping beside Lake Lugano, and later, in the picturesque small town of Andermatt, before our journey’s end, in the lakeside town of Lucerne for dinner and a two-night stay. Dinner to be at the Stadtkeller Swiss Folklore Restaurant.
DAY NINE: Lucerne
A day to relax in Lucerne and also to take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne, one of Switzerland’s most enchanting lakes. Dinner will be in our hotel or a local restaurant.
DAY TEN: Zurich - London
Depart by coach to Zurich for our return flight to London.
This tour involves a substantial amount of walking, some of which will be over irregular surfaces such as cobblestones and badly-maintained walking areas. If everyday walking is something you find difficult, this tour may be unsuitable for you.
This itinerary is a guide and subject to change without prior notice
Single room supplement: £396
24/06/20 - 03/07/20
Scheduled flights: Gatwick - Munich. Zurich - London. All current airport departure taxes. 2 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded accommodation in Oberammergau (3 stars). 7 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded rooms in 3-star hotels in: Brixen (1 night), Veneto (3 nights), Bergamo (1 night) & Lucerne (2 nights). 9 breakfasts and 9 dinners. Ticket for the Passion Play. Guided tour as per the itinerary. Airport transfers and touring by coach as per the itinerary. Entrance fees as per the itinerary. Arrangement of religious services where possible. Services of a Pax Travel Tour Manager. ATOL and ABTA financial protection.
* If you select to share a twin room when booking but have no one to share with, we will try to pair you up with someone of the same gender in the group. However, if there is no one available to pair you up with we will charge a supplement of £198 as you would have single occupancy of the rooms.
Single room supplement at £396 for the 9 nights (limited availability). Meals not mentioned above. Drinks. Gratuities. U.K. transfers. Catering during the flights. Fuel surcharges if passed on by the airline.
Terms of Payment:
A non-refundable deposit of £250 (plus the insurance premium if the cover we offer is required) per person on booking with a completed booking form. A further non- refundable payment of £400 per person to be paid on 1st March 2019. A further non- refundable payment of £400 per person to be paid in 1st December 2019. Final payment is due no later than 20th April 2020.
The tour price of £1688 is guaranteed until 1st February 2019.. Any further bookings may be subject to a flight surcharge.