Pilgrimage to Oberammergau
Mary Coulthurst, 1 June - 6 June 2020
Morning flight from Gatwick to Munich. Transfer by coach to Garmisch Partenkirchen where we check into our hotel accommodation for a four-night stay. Dinner will be in our hotel on each night of our stay.
After breakfast, we take the cog wheel train and cable car up to Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, for a 360 degree panorama. Lunch will be at choice with the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
In the morning we drive to Munich, where we have a guided tour of the city, including the Theatinerkirchner, Frauenkirche (once the cathedral of Cardinal Ratzinger), the Marienplatz, the square which is at the heart of Munich and the Peterskirche, where Mass will be celebrated. On 27th June 1977 Ratzinger was elevated to Cardinal Archbishop of Munich by Pope Paul VI. Years earlier, he had spent time as a student at the Ludwig- Maximilian-University (also known as the University of Munich). He also served as a young priest at two Munich Churches: St Martin’s Parish Church in Munich- Moosach, and the Church of the Precious Blood (Heilig Blood) in Bogenhaussen. Lunch will be at choice. The afternoon will be at leisure in Munich, before we return to the our hotel in Garmisch Partenkirchen.
This morning we drive to Innsbruck, where we have a morning tour of the city. Lunch will be at choice with the afternoon free for sightseeing. Places worth seeing include the Little Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachel) Innsbruck’s most famous symbol, consisting of 2,738 gilded copper shingles, or the glorious Hofburg palace, with state rooms which show the glories of the Tyrol region and also of the Hapsburg monarchy. We return to Garmisch Partenkirchen in the late afternoon.
Transfer by coach to the village of Oberammergau where we check into our hotel accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay. After lunch at around noon (at choice), the Passion Play commences at 2:30pm, with an interval at 5pm during which we will be served a three-course dinner, before witnessing the second part of the Passion Play which finishes at 10:30pm, after which we walk the short distance back to our hotel.
After breakfast, there will be time at leisure in Oberammergau. We transfer to Munich Airport in the late afternoon for our return flight to the UK, arriving Gatwick late in the evening.
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.
Single room supplement: £90
1/06/20 - 6/06/20
Includes: Scheduled flights: Gatwick to Munich to Gatwick. All current airport departure taxes. 1 piece of checked in luggage. 1 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded accommodation at the Alte Post Hotel (or similar), Oberammergau (3 stars). 4 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded rooms in 3-star hotels in Garmisch Partenkirchen. 5 breakfasts and 5 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. 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 £90 as you would have single occupancy of the rooms.
Travel insurance. Single room supplement at £179 for the 5 nights (limited availability). Meals not mentioned above. Drinks. Gratuities. UK transfers. Catering during the flights. Fuel surcharges if passed on by the airline.
Terms of Payment:
To reserve your place on the tour you will need to complete a booking form and return it to Pax Travel with a non-refundable deposit of £250 per person. A further non- refundable payment of £400 per person to be paid by 1st May 2019. A further non- refundable payment of £400 per person to be paid by 6th January 2020. Cheques are to be issued in favour of Pax Travel Ltd. The balance payment is due no later than 15th March 2020.
Any further bookings may be subject to a flight surcharge.