Pilgrimage to Oberammergau & Munich
Bishop Martin Shaw, 18 May - 22 May 2020
Scheduled flight from London to Munich. Transfer to our hotel in Munich for dinner and a 2 night stay.
After breakfast, we travel to Altotting where we visit one of Germany’s most well known Marian pilgrimage shrines. Time at leisure to explore the shrine and Allotting. After lunch (at choice) we drive to Gstadt am Chiemsee where we board the boat that takes us to Chiemsee, one of two islands on Lake Chiemsee. Here we will visit the Herrenchiemsee Palace the Ludwig II palace recreating the glories of Versailles, formerly the site of an Augustinian monastery, constructed in the 19th century. We have a guided tour of the New Palace and the opportunity to visit the King Ludwig II museum, and the Augustinian monastery. In the late afternoon, we take the boat back to Gstadt am Chiemsee where we meet our coach for the transfer back to Munich.
After breakfast, we drive to Fussen where we visit the Bavarian royal home of Hohenshwangau Castle and Neuschwanstein Castle the last and most dream like of Ludwig II’s fantasy palaces. There will be the opportunity to purchase lunch in Fussen. This afternoon we depart Fussen to Munich with a visit to Lake Starnberg en route where we will visit the cross marking the place where Ludwig II’s body was discovered in circumstances which have never been satisfactorily explained, and visit the lakeside memorial shrine to his memory, still revered in Bavaria. Transfer by coach to the village of Oberammergau where we check into our hotel accommodation for dinner and a two night stay.
The morning is at leisure in the picturesque village of Oberammergau. After lunch at around noon, 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 we check out of our hotel, with a stopover in Wies to visit the Pilgrimage Church en route, and transfer to Munich Airport for our return flight to the UK .
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: £165
18/05/20 - 22/05/20
Includes: Scheduled flights: London to Munich to London. All current airport departure taxes. 1 piece of checked in luggage. 2 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded accommodation at the Alte Post Hotel (or similar), Oberammergau (3 stars). 2 night’s accommodation in shared* twin or double-bedded rooms in 3-star hotels in Munich. 4 breakfasts and 3 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. Daily celebration of Mass. 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 £85 as you would have single occupancy of the rooms.
Extras: Travel insurance. If you will be under 80 years old when travel commences you may like to arrange cover through Travel & General Insurance Services Ltd. Visit their website http://www.tgic-online.com/ti/jsp/start.jsp?AccountID=4299 or phone them for details: 020 3794 2954 and quote ‘Pax Travel’. If you will be 80 or more years old when travel commences you may like to contact Goodtogo on 0330 024 9952. Single room supplement at £165 for the 4 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:
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 July 2019. A further non- refundable payment of £400 per person to be paid by 1st November 2019. Cheques are to be issued in favour of Pax Travel Ltd. The balance payment is due no later than 15th March 2020.
The tour price of £1229 is guaranteed until 30th September 2019.. Any further bookings may be subject to a flight surcharge.