OLPH 10 Day Alpine Holiday with Oberammergau

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OLPH 10 Day Alpine Holiday with Oberammergau



Early Booking Discount:
Receive $100 discount when deposits is received anytime before June 1st 2019.
If that date is missed $50 Discount for deposits received anytime before January 31st 2020.

Highlights Include:

  • Amsterdam sightseeing tour 
  • Visit the spectacular Gothic Cathedral in Cologne
  • Enjoy charming Heidelberg
  • Be enchanted with the village of Oberammergau
  • Enjoy the Passion of Crist Play
  • Cruise on the romantic Rhine pasting castle-crested cliffs
  • Enjoy breathtaking view of Lake Lucerne and Brussels
  • View King Ludwig’s fanciful castle of Neuschwanstein

THE PASSION PLAY

In the 17th century the black plague ravaged Europe, killing one third of it's population. The people of Oberammergau prayed to be spared, vowing that every decade they would present a play depicting the passion of Jesus Christ. Generation after generation of villagers have kept the vow since 1634. The story unravels before your eyes from His triumphal entry into Jerusalem to His resurrection. THE ROLES have been passed on from father to son, mother to daughter, strictly adhering to the traditions of the forefathers. THIS IS AN EVENT TO BEHOLD.

Day 1, Sept 21st: San Antonio

Evening departure from San Antonio International Airport. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2, Sept 22nd: Amsterdam

Upon arrival at Amsterdam Airport, we will be met by our Regina Tours Escort, board our deluxe motor coach for an Amsterdam sightseeing tour including the Dam Square, Royal Palace, New Church and a visit to the Rijksmuseum. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Nicholas. It is a beautiful church, a haven of peace and quiet. It was elevated to a minor basilica Dec 8th, 2012. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. (D)

Day 3, Sept 23rd: Heidelberg

Drive through the province of Utrecht and the World War II battlefi elds at Arnhem to the German Rhineland. There will be a lunchtime stop in Cologne for a visit to the spectacular Gothic cathedral and in the afternoon we will board an excursion steamer and cruise on the romantic Rhine past castle-crested cliffs, romantic vineyards and trim half-timbered towns. We will continue on to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university city of “Student Prince” fame. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Spirit located in the middle of the market place in the old center not far from the castle. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in the Heidelberg area. (B,D)

Day 4, Sept 24th: Oberammergau

Before leaving Heidelberg, we will stop at its castle perched above the city and offering splendid views. Continue to picturesque medieval Rothenberg and in the afternoon follow the scenic Romantic Road. We will drive the short distance to Worms – an important center of the Reformation to see the impressive Monument to the Reformation and the Cathedral. Worms is the site of Luther's trial for heresy. It was in the Cathedral, standing before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, that he uttered his faith affi rming, death defying proclamation: “Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.” Overnight in the peaceful Bavarian Alps, in or near the Passion Play village of Oberammergau. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Peter and Paul, it dates back to the 18th century. (B,D)

Day 5, Sept 25th: Oberammergau

Today's activities will be the focus of our tour – Oberammergau, the Passion Play. In this charming setting, surrounded by unforgettable mountain views, we will share the last week of Christ's life with the people of this village. Mass will be celebrated again at St. Peter and Paul Church Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 6, Sept 26th: Lucerne

Choice photo stops this morning at the pretty Rococo church in Wies and Mad King Ludwig's fanciful castle of Neuschwanstein. From here we will descend to Lake Constance - Europe's largest sweet-water reservoir—and follow the course of the Rhine River up to the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein. Later, drive the alpine heart of Switzerland, picture-book Lucerne. Mass will be celebrated at the Jesuit Church, the fi rst largest Baroque church built north of the Alps. Overnight at Lake Lucerne. (B,D)

Day 7, Sept 27th: Lucerne

Lucerne reflects medieval heritage in its splendor. See the impressive city walls, the famous covered Wooden Bridge, ornate patrician houses lining cobbled streets and the impressive Lion Monument. We will have the balance of day at leisure. Mass will be celebrated at St. Karl Church Dinner and overnight at our hotel. (B,D)

Day 8, Sept 28th: Lake Lucerne/Brussels

We have an early morning departure today. Tidy villages and prosperous farms are our last Swiss impressions as we enter France near Easel. Speeding through Burgundy we will view some of the world's most famous vineyards. Our guide will point out Fontainebleau Palace and Forest, a former hunting preserve of nobility, as we drive north to the Belgian Capital. Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Michael and St. Gudula. The church received Cathedral status in 1962. St. Michael and St. Gudula are the Patron Saints of the City of Brussels. Dinner and overnight Brussels. (B,D)

Day 9, Sept 29th: Brussels/Amsterdam

Today sightseeing will begin with a drive north to Brussels, the Belgian capital. A sightseeing tour will include the Grand Palace, the Palace of Justice and the Royal Palace. In the afternoon we will continue our journey by driving via Antwerp ending the day in the Netherlands. Mass will be celebrated at the Blessed Trinity Church, a church dedicated to St. Francis Xavier. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 10, Sept 30th: San Antonio

We proceed to the airport for our transatlantic fl ight home, where we arrive home the same day taking with us many blessings and memories to last us a lifetime. (B)

* (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Inclusions

Included in the price:
• Roundtrip Air San Antonio
• Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
• Superior Class Hotels great locations
• All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
• All Overseas transfers from airports, hotels and sights
• All Overseas assistance at airports and hotels
• Deluxe Motor Coach and driver
• Tour Escort from beginning to end
• Local guides where needed
• Headsets where needed
• Tickets for Passion Play great seating
• Daily Mass


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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$3398 $4598*

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