2022 Season

Shrines of Alpine Europe with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel


tour: 5370 7 Day Tour from Zurich to Vienna
Reaffirm your faith on this tour through Alpine Europe. Along the way, visit some of the most important spiritual sites and pilgrimage destinations of Switzerland, Germany and Austria and contemplate the exceptional natural beauty of the unspoiled mountain areas.

The tour highlight this year is definitely the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Performed by its residents every 10 years as a thank you for the village being saved from the Black Death, this reenactment is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Another remarkable visit is Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey in Austria. Words cannot describe the splendor of the abbey with its ornate library, frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 210-foot-high cupola.

Since the Middle Ages, the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln has been one of Switzerland’s most treasured pilgrimage sites dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Visit the magnificent 18th-century Baroque monastery and the chapel housing the Black Madonna. Altötting has been the spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1,250 years and Germany’s main Marian pilgrimage site, where you can join the evening Mass and candlelight procession. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Vienna and celebrate Mass at the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

All of this and more—including time in the picturesque towns of Lucerne and Salzburg and the vibrant city of Munich—is included on this faith-based tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers. Accompanied by fellow believers, it’s an Alpine Europe vacation you will cherish in your memories for a long time.

Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.
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Oberammergau Passion Play included on all departures.

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Escorting tours for more than 15 years
I'm Czech, born in the city of Prague, called often also "The Heart of Europe". I have always felt a strong urge to travel, discover other cultures and meet people from all over the world. The role of Tour Director has never become a routine - every tour and every group have been unique. Mutual sharing, enriching and the spirit of inspiration by each other - those would be the key words coming to my mind when describing what tour guiding means to me. An Asian proverb says, "He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left", and it is a great feeling for me indeed to be able to form an active and motivating part in the tour members' European traveling experience.

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