Tours

2022 Oberammergau Passion Play & Alpine Odyssey Tour with West Ohio Conference & Bishop Gregory Palmer

9 days
Austria & Germany
Starting from $4946* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join West Ohio Conference & Bishop Gregory Palmer for 9 days in Germany and Austria and rest well in your quaint and intimate inn located in the scenic Stubai Valley. You'll explore Innsbruck, local churches and castles, Salzburg, have the opportunity to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, and spend some free time to wander through the quaint villages and beautiful landscapes. Prices start at $4,946* with flights from Columbus and Dayton, OH and Detroit, MI or $5,046* from Cincinnati, OH, departing on July 18, 2022.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

About the Oberammergau Passion Play

Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the World has been presented every 10 years in Oberammergau, Germany. The worldwide virus pandemic of 2020 forced the Play organizers to move the production to 2022 – only the 4th time in almost 400 years that the Play has been canceled or postponed. 

EO invites you to join us, and an estimated 450,000 visitors from around the world, in the small village of Oberammergau for this special Play season. You will experience the world’s largest dramatic and musical Passion Play in the beautiful Bavaria and Tyrol regions of Germany and Austria. 

If you thought you missed the Passion Play in 2020, this is a rare second chance to see the event of a lifetime. Many EO travelers are moving their 2020 plans to 2022, but EO has secured tickets and hotel space for additional travelers to join us in 2022.

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • International Airfare
  • Passion Play Ticket

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 July 18 – Depart the US

Depart the US.

Day 2 July 19– Arrive in Munich

Arrive in Munich where you will be met by our local representatives. Enjoy a tour of historic Munich, including a stop at the Rathaus (Town Hall) to watch the Glockenspiel. This historic clock from 1908 chimes its 43 bells and enchants viewers with its 32 life-size moving figures three times per day. You will also see the Opera House and the Hofbrauhaus. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your alpine hotel for your seven night stay.

Day 3 July 20 – Innsbruck

The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. This afternoon take an afternoon tour to the Stubai Glacier.

Day 4 July 21 – Castles & Churches

Today is a full day of photographic wonders. You will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal and the picture-perfect Church in the Meadow at Wies. You will tour the magnificent Castle of Linderhof, Mad King Ludwig’s main residence. This small royal residence is a delightful fantasy home for any crazy king or up-and-coming mogul.

Day 5 July 22 – Salzburg

Enjoy a full-day musical adventure as you explore the city of Mozart’s birth, Salzburg. You’ll visit the Cathedral and famous Horse Fountain. You’ll view Hellbrunn Castle, Mirabell Palace and -- from across the river -- see Leopoldskron Palace, which is famous as the film location for "The Sound of Music."

Day 6 July 23 – Oberammergau & Passion Play

After the Black Plague, that was rampant in Europe, left their small village, the grateful people of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play. Over 380 years later you will get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, six hour musical and dramatic performance. You will have reserved seats, a guided tour of the town and motorcoach transfers to and from the play’s theater. Dinner in Oberammergau is included. (Note: exact day of this Passion Play experience is subject to change due to availability of play tickets.)

Day 7 July 24 – Free Day or Boat Ride and Rattenberg Excursion

Enjoy a free day in the village or enjoy a boat ride and traditional apple strudel, before traveling to the medieval village of Rattenberg for a glass - blowing demonstration and free time.

Day 8 July 25 – Free Day or Optional Neuschwanstein Excursion

Enjoy a free day in the village or take a photo of the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein that inspired Walt Disney. Then make your way up to the castle via horse-drawn carriages to the drawbridge and enter the beautiful castle. Walk on a guided tour of the castle and hear stories about "Mad" King Ludwig II who commissioned the castle to be built in the 19th century. This optional tour requires you to be in good physical condition as there are many steep stairs and inclines. 

Day 9 July 26 – Depart Munich & return to USA or join an extension

Depart Munich & return to USA or join an extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Village Extended Stay Starting from $598

July 26-30, 2022

July 26-29 –Enjoy four additional nights in your quaint Tyrolean Village hotel with breakfast and dinner included each day. You will be on your own for touring during your extended stay. Your extended stay does include a return transfer to Munich airport.

 July 30 – Transfer to Munich & return to USA

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Switzerland Extension Starting from $1498

July 26-30, 2022

July 26 – Liechtenstein, St. Gallen & Zurich

Depart from your Tyrolean village hotel and journey through the Alps to Switzerland. Visit the postage stamp sized country of Liechtenstein on your way. Step back in time and enjoy the Old World charm of its people and places. Continue your journey with a visit to the Abbey of St. Gallen, which houses one of the richest medieval libraries in the world. Arrive in Zurich and check in to your hotel for your four-night stay.

July 27– Zurich City Tour

Enjoy a half-day morning tour of Zurich. Zurich was home to Huldrich Zwingli, a contemporary of Luther and Calvin, leading the call for Reformation. Zwingli served as pastor of the Grossmunster (Great Church) in the 1520’s. Two other churches here deserve attention. The Fraumunster (Our Lady’s Church) has portions of architecture dating to the 13th century, and boasts stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Finally St. Peter’s Church has the largest church clock face in the world. This afternoon you may choose to join the Rhine Falls optional excursion (price is to be announced). Dinner is on own this evening.

July 28 – Lucerne

Travel to beautiful Lucerne where you will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Enjoy a half-day tour of the 14th century city wall, which boasts nine different watchtowers and is one of the best preserved and longest fortifications in Europe. The colorful painted panels of Lucerne’s famous wooden Kappel Bridge depict the city’s history. See the twin towered Jesuit Church, which is one of the most handsome baroque buildings in Switzerland. For comparison visit the Hofkirche, built in the Renaissance style and the Franciscan Church, which was built in the high Gothic style. We will also view the sad and famous Lion Monument of Lucerne, which Mark Twain called the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world. This afternoon you will have the option to explore more of Lucerne on your own or to take an optional cruise on Lake Lucerne (price is to be announced).

July 29 – Interlaken

This morning travel to Interlaken, the heart of Switzerland. Flower-lined streets and the surrounding mountains will be familiar postcard images to you. Also familiar will be the towering nearby peaks of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. This afternoon enjoy free time to wander, shop, and explore this town between two lakes, or you can take an optional cog wheel train ride from Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald(price is to be announced). Dinner is on own this evening.

July 30 – Depart Zurich & return to USA

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, July 18, 2022
    From $4946* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount