Join Rev. Thom Shafer for the Oberammergau Passion Play and European Capitals Tour. You'll spend 10 days in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Explore Munich, Innsbruck, Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, and Berlin. Tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play are included with time to explore the sites in southern Germany, such as Ettal. Price starts at $4,698* per person departing from New York, NY, on July 13, 2022.
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.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Passion Play Ticket
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 July 13 - Depart USA
Day 2 July 14 - Arrive in Munich, Germany
Arrive in Munich where you will be met by our local representatives. Time permitting, 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 15 - Innsbruck, Austria
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, the Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own.
Day 4 July 16 - Ettal, Oberammergau, and Passion Play
This morning you will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal. Continue to Oberammergau to experience the 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.
Day 5 July 17 - Regensburg - Prague
Visit Regensburg UNESCO World Heritage Site, cultural centre of southern Germany in the Middle Ages. Visit St. Peter’s Cathedral, then explore and shop on your own before traveling to Prague for an overnight.
Day 6 July 18 - Prague, Czech Republic
This morning tour Prague, and see why it is considered one of Europe’s most spectacular cities. Enjoy a walking tour in Prague’s Old Town. In the afternoon visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square.
Day 7 July 19 - Dresden and Leipzig, Germany
This morning travel to Dresden for a tour of the city. Visit the Frauenkirche ("Church of Our Lady"). The church, built between 1726 and 1743, was destroyed by Allied bombs during WWII. The ruins lay untouched until after the reunification of Germany. Reconstruction took 13 years, and the church was re-consecrated with a festive two-day service lasting through Reformation Day on October 31, 2005. This afternoon you’ll journey to Leipzig. Here you’ll walk to St. Thomas Church where Martin Luther preached and Bach served as cantor and choir director. It contains a large stained glass window depicting Luther with his translation of the Bible. See also the Neues Rathaus, the city hall built over the castle where Johann Eck and Martin Luther debated in 1519. Overnight in Leipzig.
Day 8 July 20 - Berlin, Germany
Your morning driving tour of Berlin will introduce you to such sites as the Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag, whose transparent dome represents the open government of the nation. Pass the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, left as a poignant reminder of what was lost in the Second World War and stop at a section of the Berlin Wall, a stark testimony to the once divided city. Dinner and overnight in Berlin.
Day 9 July 21 - Berlin
Journey to Museum Island to visit the Pergamum Museum and see the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate from Babylon. Take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point from East to West Berlin during the Cold War Era, before wandering through the museum. Return to your hotel in Berlin for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 July 22 - Return to USA
Return to USA.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022From $4698* Register Now!