Pilgrimage to Oberammergau & Salzburg
Led by Led by Fr Robert Harris, 9 - 15 Jun 2020
DAY ONE: Overnight at Gatwick Airport
We all meet at a hotel at Gatwick Airport for an overnight stay.
DAY TWO: Gatwick - Munich - Oberammergau
Morning flight from Gatwick to Munich. Transfer by coach to the village of Oberammergau where we check into our hotel accommodation for dinner and a two night stay.
DAY THREE: Oberammergau
The morning is at leisure in the picturesque village of Oberammergau. After lunch at around noon, the Passion Play commences at 2:30 pm, 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 10:30 pm, after which we walk the short distance back to our hotel.
DAY FOUR: Oberammergau - Salzburg
After breakfast, we drive to Salzburg, a beautiful city with a rich cultural history. It is known by musicians as the Festival City and the birthplace of Mozart, and is called the Golden City of High Baroque by art lovers. Historians identify it as the Florence of Northern Europe, or even the Austrian Rome. We check into our hotel for a three night stay. To introduce us to the city, there will be a guided walking tour of the cultural centre, with a first look at some of the sites of interest including palaces, fountains, parks and gardens. Dinner will be in our hotel or a local restaurant.
DAY FIVE: Salzburg
This morning, our first port of call is the palace of Hellbrunn, built in the 17th century as the summer residence of the Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus in the early 17th century, built in the style of an Italian palazzo. But, even better are the wonderful gardens of the palace, which include the popular trick fountains which were built to satisfy the Prince-archbishop’s mischievous sense of fun. The afternoon will be free to have lunch and browse in the old town. This evening will be devoted to the musical past for which Salzburg is famed. The Mozart Dinner Concert is world famous and consists of a concert of popular works by Mozart performed by local musicians dressed in costumes of Mozart’s time, and including a three-course dinner prepared according to 18th century recipes, and served during the intervals.
DAY SIX: Salzburg
This morning, Sunday Mass will be celebrated in one of the churches in Salzburg. The rest of the morning will be spent browsing in the old town, so that we will be refreshed after an early lunch (at our own choice), and ready to take the four hour Sound of Music tour, starting at 2pm and lasting four hours. You not only see highlights of the film, but also visit landmarks connected with the film, ranging from Leopoldskron Castle used as the Trapp Family home to the Wedding Church at Mondsee. Dinner will be in our hotel or a local restaurant.
DAY SEVEN: Salzburg - Gatwick
After breakfast, transfer to Salzburg airport for our return flight to Gatwick.
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: £249
09/06/20 - 15/06/20
Scheduled flights: Gatwick - Munich, Munich - Salzburg. All current airport departure taxes. 2 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded accommodation in Oberammergau (3 stars). 4 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded rooms in 3-star hotels in: Gatwick Airport (1 night) & Salzburg (3 nights). 6 breakfasts and 5 dinners. Tickets 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 £125 as you would have single occupancy of the rooms.
Single room (limited availability) supplement at £249 per person for 6 nights. Meals not mentioned above. Drinks. Gratuities Fuel surcharges if passed on by the airline. Transfers within the U.K. Catering during the flights.
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. The balance payment is due no later than 1st April 2020. Final payment is due no later than 1st April 2020.
The tour price of £1249 is guaranteed until 1st February 2019.. Any further bookings may be subject to a flight surcharge.