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Price Fr. €1795
Church of the Real Presence Curraheen Road
22nd - 29th MAY, 2020
Direct Flight Cork to Zurich Return
FULLY ESCORTED TOUR
Spiritual Director: Fr Criostoir MacDonald
|Departure Date:||22 May 2020 - 29 May 2020|
The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. In the midst of the Thirty Years’ War, after months of suffering and dying from the plague, the people of Oberammergau pledged to act out the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ« once every 10 years.
DAY 1: 22ND May: Cork –Zurich – Oberammergau
Depart Cork Airport at 1.50 pm Arrive Zurich Airport 5.05 pm. On Arrival in Zurich we continue to Kempten where we will stay for 2 nights. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: 23RD May: Kempten
Breakfast at hotel. Guided tour through the 2000 year old city of Kempten. We will hear all about the beginnings of Roman Cambodunum, through the Middle Ages at the time of the divided city – Abbey Town and Imperial City to today’s vibrant and modern metropolis of the Allgau.
Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 3: 24TH May: Oberammergau (Performance Day) Category 1 Tickets
Breakfast in Hotel. Today you will be transferred from Kempten to the Village of Oberammergau. It is here that the Passion Play takes place and has done for over 400 years. A three course lunch will be served before the performance and evening meal during the interval. Overnight near Oberammergau.
DAY 4: 25TH May: MUNICH/ALTOTTING/MARKTL/SALBZURG
Following breakfast, we will bid farewell to Oberammergau and travel to Salzburg. En route we will have a guided city tour of Munich followed by a visit to Altotting which hosts Germany’s most celebrated shrines, the chapel of Mercy. Altotting is Germany’s Lourdes with the Chapels 13th century statue of the Blessed Virgin credited with numerous miracles. We continue to Marktl which is the birth place of Pope Benedict XVI. Visit to Museum. We will travel onwards to Salzburg where we will stay for 3 nights. Dinner at local Restaurant. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 5: 26TH May: SALZBURG
Following breakfast at our hotel we will have a guided walking tour of Salzburg one of Europe’s most beautiful cities with it’s picturesque alleys and squares. Salzburg has lots to offer by way of sightseeing and shopping. Stroll through the famous Getreidegasse with its pretty iron shop signs and see the birthplace of Mozart. Highlights are the cobbled streets, the Cathedral, St Peter’s Church and the fortress of Hohensalzburg. Salzburg’s Old Town has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best city centres north of the Alps. Overnight Salzburg.
DAY 6: 27TH May: OPTIONAL DAY TOUR
Breakfast in hotel. Today we will offer an optional full day tour to Berchtesgaden where Hitler built his summer residence. Visits will also be made to the Eagles Nest and Salt Mines.
DAY 7: 28TH May: INNSBRUCK/ZURICH AREA
Following breakfast and check out, we bid farewell to Salzburg and travel through the Austrian countryside stopping at Innsbruck where we will have some time to explore the largest city in the Tyrol. We will continue our journey to Zurich where we will check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: 29TH May
Following breakfast we will depart our hotel and check in for return flight at Zurich Airport. Depart Zurich Airport 11.40 am and arrive Cork Airport 1.00 pm
FOR RESERVATIONS: Please complete the enclosed booking form and medical questionnaire and return to PREMIER TRAVEL with a NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of €500.00 Per Person.