Catholic Central Europe With Oberammergau
from $5429
Duration: 9 Days
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 holiday!
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY.
Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
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. (B,D) 106 mi / 171 km
Day 3 OBERGAMMERGAU.
OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. (B,L,D)
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. (B,D) 252 mi / 406 km
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. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion to Mount Pilatus. This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyACCOUNT. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 6 LUCERNE-RHINE FALLS-BLACK FOREST, GERMANY-RHINELAND
RHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls. BLACK FOREST Enjoy a Woodcarving demonstration. (B,D) 227 mi / 365 km
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. (B,D) 283 mi / 455 km
Day 8 COLOGNE-THE RHINE VALLEY-RUDESHEIM-FRANKFURT.
COLOGNE Visit the Cathedral. THE RHINE VALLEY Scenic cruise on the Rhine River. RUDESHEIM Wine tasting. FRANKFURT Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 149 mi / 240 km
Day 9 FRANKFURT.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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