Croatia & Oberammergau Passion Play

When in Europe one pilgrim can in just two-three hours travel through three if not even more countries. Such a mixture of culture, religion, such a diversity of architecture in the customs and tradition is a great inspiration for pilgrims! Beautiful Croatia becomes a shining star in Europe's sky of destinations that deserve to be visited. Just a glimpse, one afternoon peek to Montenegro, and then journey from very south of Croatia, Dubrovnik, to very north of it with the capital Zagreb! The National Marian Shrine visited by Pope John Paul II when beatified Cardinal Stepinac, little Eucharistic Sanctuary of Ludbreg, Cathedral in Zagreb dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady. This will be a proper introduction into the Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Oberammergau! We look forward seeing you on this meaningful journey, as Catholic pilgrimage always is...God bless!
 


  
                                                              
Croatia - Austria - Oberammergau
 

                    Dubrovnik - Montenegro - Split - Sibenik - Zagreb - Salzburg - Oberammergau - Munich
                                                                   Texas, Dallas Forth Worth Group
                                                       Spiritual director on tour -  Fr. Bruce Nieli Group
                                                                          June 1 - 12, 2020


 

Day 1 – Arrival to Dubrovnik, June 2, 2020
After an overnight flight, we are in Dubrovnik this afternoon. We meet our guide and bus driver, check in to a hotel. Free time until dinner.

 

Day 2 – Dubrovnik + cruise around city, June 3, 2020
After breakfast, we will embark on a tour of the city that hides a lot of exciting stories within its past and has been under UNESCO protection for more than 30 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 interesting churches and city streets. After the walking city tour, we will embark the ship and head for a half day excursion to the 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 3 – Montenegro excursion - Dubrovnik, June 4, 2020
After breakfast, we depart for our day trip to Montenegro and the beautiful coastal city of Kotor. Kotor is a city of baroque palaces, famous medieval goldsmiths and master armorers. Our focus on this excursion will be “Our Lady of Rock” a little chapel on a tiny artificial island – amazing story and a work of human hands! It is also where one can feel the true spirit of the only fjord in the Mediterranean. We will have a time for lunch on your own in Kotor before making our way back to Dubrovnik. Tonight, we are at our hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 – Dubrovnik – Split – Sibenik, June 5, 2020
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 will head north to enjoy the charms of Sibenik, dinner, and overnight in hotel.

 

Day 5 – Sibenik – Zagreb, June 6, 2020
Today is a nice and easy morning in Sibenik with a morning walk around this old town filled with a vivid, rich history. We will visit St. James Cathedral and its beautiful gardens dating back to the middle ages, both under UNESCO protection. In the afternoon, we will head towards the capital of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Zagreb.

 

Day 6 – Zagreb – Excursion to Marian Shrine Marija Bistrica & Eucharistic Miracle Ludbreg, June 7, 2020
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 Grades, 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, your group will leave Zagreb for pilgrimage excursion to the most popular and oldest Croatian Marian Shrine - Marija Bistrica. Here, we will get the chance to celebrate a private Holy mass, walk the Way of The Cross and hear the story of the statue of Our Lady of Marija Bistrica on the border with most powerful Ottoman Empire. Same day visit will include stops in Ludbreg, Eucharistic Miracle Shrine. At the end of the day, we are back in our hotel in Zagreb.

 

Day 7 – Zagreb – Salzburg, June 8, 2020
Last breakfast in Zagreb, we will leave for Salzburg, a town with the true Austrian charm, where we will meet with and learn more about musical genius Mozart we’ll see his birthplace. Walking tour of the old part of the city. Here you will have some free time in the afternoon before the dinner, hotel in Salzburg.

 

Day 8 – Salzburg – Schwangau – Oberammergau, June 9, 2020
After breakfast, we will leave our hotel for an entire day sightseeing in Bavaria. More precisely our goal is to visit fairytale castle, Neuschwanstein Castle, then amazingly decorated the church, rococo style, from 18th century Weis Church and at the end, the Benedictine Abbey of Ettal where we can see what the Benedictine community does here, from the beer brewery to the production of the famous liquor which we will taste during the visit! We are back, dinner and overnight at Oberammergau hotel or area.

 

Day 9 – Oberammergau - Passion Play, June 10, 2020
This morning we are getting ready! We will watch the play in which can act, only those who were 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 a dinner and return to the theater for the second part! Tonight, we are back to our hotel in Oberammergau or area.

 

Day 10 – Oberammergau – Munich, June 11, 2020
This morning we will leave Oberammergau, head to the Munich for our last day on tour. We will celebrate private Holy Mass on this journey before we head for the Munich city center, leisure time, lunch, shopping, and visits on our own before we head to one of the typical beer hall, restaurant for a farewell dinner! Check in to the hotel in Munich for last night in Germany.


Day 11 – Departure, June 12, 2020
Transfer to Munich airport, international flight.

 


 

Included:

  • Round trip flights; incl. airport taxes
  • 3 nights in Dubrovnik, first class 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Sibenik, first class 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Zagreb, first class 4* hotel, centrally located
  • 1 nights in Salzburg, superior tourist class 3* hotel, centrally located
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau Package, 3* hotel, 1st class 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, Oberammergau, Munich
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary- Sibenik Cathedral, Neuschwanstein, Kotor
  • Excursion to Kotor in Montenegro, boat ride to Our Lady of the Rock Shrine
  • 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 2-night package for the Oberammergau Passion Play
 

  • 2-Night Package
    • 2x overnight stay including breakfast
      accommodations: hotel 1-5*
      and guest house pension 2-5*
    • 1 single ticket (cat.1-4)
    • 1 dinner during the break (3-course-menu)
    • 1 dinner at the hotel
    • bus shuttle
    • textbook
    • tourism tax

 



Prices Croatia - Oberammergau are based on min 30 people in the group:

Land only price per person in double room: 2195,00 Euro

Single room supplement: 545,00 Euro
 


 

Dallas, DFW International Airport:

Spiritual Director: Fr. Bruce Nieli, June 1-12, 2020

Price per person: 4.495,00 $

Land only: 2.745,00 $

Single room supplement: 685,00 $

 


 

New York, JFK / Newark EWR / Philadelphia, PHL Airports:

Spiritual Director:  Fr. Bruce Nieli , June 1-12, 2020

Price per person: 4.275,00 $

Land only: 2.745,00 $

Single room supplement: 685,00 $

 

* Price is close estimated and will be confirmed after flights are booked

* Final price in the US Dollars will be given 11 months before departure

 * For groups and individuals Blue Heart Travel can arrange flights from any airport in the USA



To join this tour, please fill in the registration form below!

For more information, please contact Blue Heart Travel:

E-mail:   info@bluehearttravel.com
Phone USA : +1 307 222 4856
Phone USA toll-free: +1 877 545 5562
Phone Croatia: +385 1 775 7135

 


Any of our PASSION PLAY TOURS we can customize for your group. Please feel free to get in touch with us to define the program that will work out the best for your church group, the parish, prayer group or your clients. For the Oberammergau package is very important to book them on time - so start planning your pilgrimage!


 

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