Oberammergau 2020

we are pleased to announce no less than three tours to the World famous Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020, each combined with an extended stay in parts of Austria. In 2010 we ran two highly successful tours –  a taste of them can be seen in the slider below or you can see a fuller gallery of images here.

Bookings for the 2020 tours are now open. 

 

 

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The Austrian Saalach Valley and the Oberammergau Passion Play, 8 – 15 June 2020

Zum Hirschen in Imst Austria and the Oberammergau Passion Play, 5 – 12 August 2020

The Austrian Wolfgangsee and The Oberammergau Passion Play, 16 – 23 September 2020

 

 

Download the Colour brochure and full itinerary

Download the Oberammergau 2020 Booking Form

Please note that the brochure is a generic one which details all three programmes. When completing the booking form please ensure that you specify which tour you are joining
and send the form to the appropriate administrator, either Laura, Andy or Tony.

 

 


Background

In 1643, as Bubonic plague swept across Europe, the people of the small town of Oberammergau in Bavaria made a vow to perform a play about Christ’s passion every ten years if they were spared. The plague did not reach Oberammergau, and according, a Passion Play has been presented in every year ending with zero since then with the one exception of 1940, due to the Second World War.

Today some 2000 local people are involved in the play, and hundreds of thousands travel from around the world to see it.

Our tours include top grade tickets for the Passion Play, which may be seen at the begin, midway through or at the end of the eight day visit, depending on which tour you book on.

Outline details for each tour are provided below.

To book a place or places on one of the tours, please Oberammergau 2020 Booking Form, complete it and send it to the named administrator.  An initial deposit of £200  is payable now. You are welcome to supply a cheque payable to ‘McCabe Pilgrimages’ or you may wish to pay by credit card. For the latter, you should contact McCabe directly, but please still send your booking to the administrator, adding a note that you have paid the deposit directly.


The Austrian Saalach Valley and the Oberammergau Passion Play, June 2020

This tour will be led by the Revd Canon Dennis Stamps, Rector of Harpenden. Dennis and his wife Helen are experienced pilgrimage leaders and they have led groups to New Testament Turkey, Greece and to Rome & Assisi.

Based at the wonderful Bad Hochmoos hotel in St Martin, part of the Salzburg Tyrol, this tour has a pilgrimage theme.

As well as free time to explore the local area and perhaps to take the cable car up the mountain, a day in Salzburg is included and also a visit to the Maria Kirchental Church, Lake Pillersee and a walk on the Jacobweg. We transfer to Oberammergau via a scenic drive alongside the Achensee and spend two nights there, seeing the Passion Play on the Sunday afternoon and evening.

The cost of this tour is £1595 plus £30 Heathrow flight supplement, based on sharing a twin-bedded room.  This includes flights with a checked-in baggage allowance, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers and local guiding, inclusive of gratuities. Lunches are not included except on the Oberammergau day.

there are a limited number of single rooms at an additional cost of £210.

 

Download the Colour brochure and full itinerary

Download the Oberammergau 2020 Booking Form

Please note that the brochure is a generic one which details all three programmes.
When completing the booking form please ensure that you specify which tour you are joining
and send the form to the appropriate administrator, either Laura, Andy or Tony.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Zum Hirschen in Imst Austria and the Oberammergau Passion Play, 5 – 12 August 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Michael Beasley and his wife Lizzie will lead this tour.

About 30km west of Innsbruck, Imst is a picturesque Tyrolean town and the base for our stay after seeing the Passion Play at the beginning of the tour. There is excellent walking in the area and free time is allowed for this or for relaxing. A visit to Innsbruck and Stams Abbey is included and Linderhof Castle can be arranged as an extra. There will also be the opportunity for a drive through the beautiful Oetztal Valley.

The timing of this tour in the school holidays and the free time allowed make this slightly cheaper programme ideal for families.

The cost of this tour is £1535 plus £30 Heathrow flight supplement, based on sharing a twin-bedded room.  This includes flights with a checked-in baggage allowance, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers and local guiding, inclusive of gratuities. Lunches are not included except on the Oberammergau day.

there are a limited number of single rooms at an additional cost of £210.

Download the Colour brochure and full itinerary

Download the Oberammergau 2020 Booking Form

Please note that the brochure is a generic one which details all three programmes.
When completing the booking form please ensure that you specify which tour you are joining
and send the form to the appropriate administrator, either Laura, Andy or Tony.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Austrian Wolfgangsee and The Oberammergau Passion Play, 16 – 23 September 2020

We are pleased to announce that this tour will be led by the St Albans Cathedral  team of The Revd Canon Abi Thompson, Sub Dean, The Revd Dr Berkeley Zych, Precentor.

About an hour from Salzburg, Strobl stands on the shores of the Wolfgangsee and the picturesque town on St Wolfgang can be reached via a short cruise across the lake. We spend five nights in this spectacular setting, and there will be free time to walk and explore. As well as a Tyrolean evening at the hotel, visits include a coach tour round the Salzkammergut area, a day in Salzburg , the option of taking the rack and pinion steam train in to the mountains, and a stop off at Ettal monastery. We transfer to Oberammergau for a two night stay and thereby see the Passion Play at the end of the tour.

The cost of this tour is £1665 plus £30 Heathrow flight supplement, based on sharing a twin-bedded room.  This includes flights with a checked-in baggage allowance, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers and local guiding, inclusive of gratuities. Lunches are not included except on the Oberammergau day.

there are a limited number of single rooms at an additional cost of £210.

 

Download the Colour brochure and full itinerary

Download the Oberammergau 2020 Booking Form

Please note that the brochure is a generic one which details all three programmes.
When completing the booking form please ensure that you specify which tour you are joining
and send the form to the appropriate administrator, either Laura, Andy or Tony.

 

 

 

 

 

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