Oberammergau 2020

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. September 2019

 

Bookings for the three tours below have been open for more than a year and they have progressed at a rapid pace. We now have just a few places left on each tour,  and some rooming options, such as singles and family rooms, are limited.

We therefore recommend that you contact the Oberammergau team at McCabe Pilgrimages directly to enquire about availability.

 

McCabe Pilgrimages
11 Hillgate Place,
Balham Hill,
London SW12 9ER

020 8675 6828

 

 

 


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 accordingly, 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 beginning, 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.


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

 

 


 

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 makes 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

 

 

 


 

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

 

 

 

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