Croatia & Oberammergau Passion Play

Croatia and Passion Play Oberammergau Tour 2022

Tour will start from Dubrovnik, very the south of Croatia, then via Slovenia, Austria, and ends in Bavaria, Germany. In Croatia, we will ride across the Dalmatia and central part of Lika to the capital city, Zagreb. You will have a chance to enjoy the blue and green Croatia. Bright Dalmatia with the Mediterranean pearls like DubrovnikSplitSibenik will offer you a great deal of excitement and enjoyment. Then it continues from green Croatia like national Park Plitvice to the majestic Alps! We continue via Slovenia, and the best this country has to offer, Bled, a must place to have in your itinerary when planning your visit to this country under the Alps.

Our tour will offer nature lovers and those who love historysacral architecture, and those who love ancient Greece & Rome enough to satisfy their interests. Our visits will include towns like Dubrovnik, Zadar, ZagrebBled, Sibenik, and of course Bavaria with the Oberammergau will come as Germans say "Zucker kommt zuletzt," or to put it in English, Bavaria comes as "icing on the cake." 

This tour's spiritual highlight is undoubtedly a "Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ "in Oberammergau!

We look forward to seeing you on this meaningful journey, as Catholic pilgrimage always is.

 


As a pre-tour, we offer three nights in Medjugorje! Your pilgrimage can start with the Queen of Peace in Medugorje. It is an excellent opportunity to "boost" your spiritual life with few days of prayer in Medugorje.

Have a blessed pilgrimage!

 


  
                                                                                                                                 
Croatia - Slovenia - Austria - Germany 
 

                                                                    Dubrovnik - Split - Sibenik - Zadar - Plitvice Lakes - Zagreb - Bled - Oberammergau - Munich

                                                                                                                                                      September 14 - 25,  2022


 

Day 1 – Departure to Croatia, to Dubrovnik, Sept. 14, 2022, Wednesday

Departure from your airport, intercontinental flight to Europe, Croatia, Dubrovnik.

 

Day 2 – Arrival in Dubrovnik, Sept. 15, 2022, Thursday

After an overnight flight, we are in Dubrovnik, the most southern city in Croatia.
Upon our arrival, we meet our guide and bus driver, short transfer to the hotel, check-in, and rest before dinner.

 

Day 3 – Dubrovnik + cruise the Old City walls, Sept. 16, 2022, Friday

After breakfast, we are on the way to Old Dubrovnik, a town hiding many exciting stories within its past and has been under UNESCO protection for more than 40 years. During our visit to the historical town, we will see Stradun, Rector's Palace, St. Francis Church, Sponza Palace, Orlando's Column, the first pharmacy in Europe, as well as beautiful churches and narrow old town streets. After the walking city tour, we will embark on the ship and head for a half-day excursion to a couple of  Elaphiti Islands. It is an archipelago of several islands near Dubrovnik (Sipan, Jakljan, Kolocep, Lopud...). Dubrovnik is a treasure and a museum itself, as it has so far managed to preserve all its historic buildings.

 

Day 4 – Dubrovnik – Split, Sept. 17, 2022, Saturday 

After breakfast, our Dalmatian tour continues with the visit to Split, Dalmatia’s capital city. Split emerged around the grandiose palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century. Diocletian's time leads us to the Temple of Jupiter, the vestibule, the Cathedral of St. Domnius (Sv. Duje), the Peristil square, and historic basements. We are tonight in the Split area, check in to our hotel, dinner, and overnight.

 

Day 5 – Split - Sibenik - Zadar, Sept. 18, 2022, Sunday 

Journey across Croatia continues with a visit to the town of Sibenik. This is the only town founded by Croatians. All others we visit on this tour were from the period before the arrival of Croatians in the 6th/7th century to nowadays Dalmatia. We will enjoy the walk around this old town with narrow cobblestone streets, rich history. The focal point will be St. Jacob's Cathedral, which is under UNESCO protection. After our tour of Šibenik, we will make our way to Zadar for a late afternoon visit.   Here in Zadar, in the historic town center, one can see about 70 surviving monuments of culture, including the famous church of St. Donat from the IX century, the archaeological excavations from the Roman period, Kalelarga, the church of St. Anastasia, various monasteries, and Five Wells Square. We will see the Greeting to the Sun and the Sea Organ from the more modern cultural monuments. In the early 1960s, even Alfred Hitchcock claimed that Zadar has by far the most beautiful sunsets. We will stay here for one night, dinner in the local typical dalmatian cuisine restaurant and overnight at our hotel.

 

Day 6 – Zadar – National Park Plitvice - Zagreb, Sept. 19, 2022, Monday

Today is a nice and easy morning in Zadar. We will leave Dalmatia and head across the Dinaric mountains towards Plitvice Lakes, National Park. Here will stay for about 3 - 4 hours walking along the lakes and waterfalls, enjoying the beauty only nature can create, crystal clear rivers, lakes, and numerous waterfalls. In the afternoon, we will head towards the capital of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Zagreb.

 

Day 7 – Zagreb city tour – Bled, Slovenia, Sept. 20, 2022, Tuesday  

After the slow and easy morning, we will head towards the city center of Zagreb. City tour of a city of over 900 years of history! We will start from the Old Town, from Kaptol and St. Stephen's Cathedral - dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady. Morning walking tour will also take us to Gradec, the second part of old Zagreb, to the chapel of "Majka Bozja od Kamenitih vrata," St. Mark's square with the church of St. Mark. In the early afternoon. We are in Zagreb for a couple of hours lunch break, and shopping before the journey continues to Slovenia. Our goal today is Bled! Check in to the hotel in Bled, dinner, and overnight.

 

Day 8 – Bled, Slovenia, Sept. 21, 2022, Wednesday

Today we will have an easy day visiting Bled and staying here for two nights. In the morning, we will take a guided tour of Bled, the lake & castle area, with the boat ride to the island with the Assumption Mary church. If there is a place one must visit in Slovenia, then it is Bled, a unique Alpine pearl right on the edge of the Triglav National Park in the midst of breathtaking nature, it combines water and the forest. Relaxing walk around the lake, visit the Castle, or simply taking your time in your hotel wellness center. Dinner and overnight in our hotel in Bled.

 

Day 9 – Bled –  Salzburg - Schwangau, Sept. 22, 2022, Thursday

After breakfast, we will leave our hotel and head for Bavaria. On the way to Bavaria, we will stop for a couple of hours, lunch break in Salzburg!
A walk through the historical Salzburg is all about Mozart & his music, which can be heard at every corner in the town. We will walk through the famous shopping Getreidegasse, visit Mozart's Square (Mozartplatz), hear the music from the Salzburg Glockenspiel, at  Kapitelplatz we will have a marvelous view of the fortress Hohensalzburg...this will be in short the fine introduction with Salzburg before we continue to Germany, Bavaria! The same evening we are in Bavaria, checking to our hotel. One night before the Passion Play, dinner, and overnight.

 

Day 10 – Oberammergau - Passion Play, Sept. 23, 2022, Friday

This morning we are getting ready! We will watch the play in which can act only those born in Oberammergau or have been living there for over 20 years. There are over 2000 villagers who will participate in the play. We will watch the „Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” The play consists of two parts. During the break, we will have dinner and return to the theater for the second part! Tonight, we are back to our hotel in Oberammergau or area.

 

Day 11 – Oberammergau – Munich, Sept. 24, 2022, Saturday

The morning after the highlight of our tour of last night's play, we are to enjoy the walk around the fairytale castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles. After the charming morning enjoying a coffee or "apfelstrudel" with the view of both castles, we will leave for Munich! After the short panoramic bus tour, we will on foot visit the Altstadt, Old Town of Munich, focusing on a beautiful Square of Virgin MaryMarienplatz! Some free time in the city center before farewell dinner in a typical Bavarian restaurant, „Gasthof.“ 


Day 12 – Departure, Sept. 25, 2022, Sunday

Transfer to Munich airport, international flight. Arrival home for US pilgrims is the same day.

 


 

MEDJUGORJE PRE-TOUR STAY:

As this tour starts from Croatia, and Medjugorje is "right there," we can offer a pre-tour of 3 nights stay in Medjugorje
Feel free to inquire about this Medjugorje offer before booking Croatia - Passion Play Tour!

 

 


 

 

Included:

  • Round trip flights from your departure city; incl. airport taxes
  • 2 nights in Dubrovnik, first-class 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Split, first-class 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Zadar, first-class 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Zagreb, first-class 4* hotel, centrally located
  • 2 nights in Bled, first-class 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Bavaria/Schwangau, first-class 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Oberammergau Package, first-class 4* hotel, 1st category ticket
  • 1 night in Munich, first-class 4* hotel, centrally located
  • Dinner and breakfast daily, drink per person included
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort all the way Dubrovnik – Munich
  • Local English speaking guides in Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb, Salzburg, Plitvice lakes, Munich
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary- Sibenik Cathedral, Plitvice Lakes
  • Headsets /whispers all the way
  • Adriatic Sea Cruise around Dubrovnik

 


Not included:

  • Tips for guides, escort, and drivers
  • Personal items, third meal daily
  • Travel insurance - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED – Group Travel Insurance will be offered!
  • Porterage of luggage in/out hotels


 


 


The 1-night package in Oberammergau:
 

  • 1-Night Package
    • One night first-class, 4* hotel (B category), bed, and breakfast
    • Passion Play ticket -  1st category
    • Dinner on the night of the play, drinks included
    • Shuttle bus (theatre - restaurant - theatre)
    • Textbook (German-English)
    • Local tourism tax

 



Price is based on min 25 people in the group:

Price Air & Land....New York, Newark, Chicago..........US$ 4295,00

Land only price per person in double room................US$ 2895,00

Single room supplement................................................US$    815,00 
 


FOR MORE INFO ON THIS TOUR, feel free to call or email us:

E-mail: gordan@bluehearttravel.com

Phone: +1 307 222 4856
US Toll-Free: +1 877 545 5562

Phone Croatia: +385 1 775 7135
Cell Phone Croatia: +385 91 3388 889

 


 

For your pilgrimage group tour, don't hesitate to get in touch.

We will be setting the itinerary and price in no time precisely according to your plan!

Europe Catholic Tours is what we do the last 30 years!

 


 

Blue Heart Travel, Croatiais the official agent with Oberammergau Office for the sale of the Passion Play arrangements.

 


 

Reservation form

Click for reservation

Croatia & Oberammergau Passion Play