Passion Play Pilgrimage Tour

Passion Play Pilgrimage Sept. 14-25, 2022
Lisbon - Fatima - Salamanca - Avila - Loyola - Lourdes - Oberammergau - Munich

This Passion Play tour in September 2022 starts in Portugal, and we will have three Marian Shrines included, journey throughout Europe! Few tours cover such a list of destinations like this one, from Lisbon, Salamanca, Avila. Loyola, (Azpeitia, Spain), Lourdes, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Ettal...

For those who wish more, please check with us the option of adding three nights in Medjugorje or two nights in Dubrovnik!

On this tour, we are in Oberammergau to watch the „Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.” on Sept. 23rd!

The day after the play, we will take a bus ride through Austria & Slovenia to reach Croatia's capital Zagreb. So, the rest of our pilgrimage will take us from green mountainous Bavaria to Mediterranean Croatia!

We can arrange it so that in the last few days of our tour, you are in Medjugorje & Our Lady of Peace or Dubrovnik, Croatia!

Have a blessed pilgrimage!

 



 

                                                                                           Fatima - Salamanca - Avila - Loyola - Lourdes - Oberammergau - Munich 
                                                                                                                                         September 14 - 25, 2022
                                                                                                         OBERAMMERGAU - 1st Class Hotel - 1st Category Tickets
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                                                                                                                  Extension Medjugorje 3 nights, Sept. 25 - 28, 2022
                                                                                                                             Post-tour extension Dubrovnik, Croatia 

 


 

DAY 1 – FLIGHT TO LISBON, PORTUGAL, September 14th, 2022, Wednesday

Departure from your departure city, overnight flight to Europe, to Portugal, meals served on board the plane.

 

Day 2 – LISBON – SANTAREM – FATIMA, September 15th, 2022, Thursday

Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, we will meet with our driver and head to Fatima. The first stop will be for a city tour & a Holy Mass in Lisbon! Time permitting, we will make a stop in Santarem – visit Eucharistic Miracle Sanctuary! Arrival at Fatima, dinner, and optional participation in the candlelight procession on the same evening in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Tonight we stay in Fatima.

 

Day 3 – ALJUSTREL VALINHOS, September 16th, 2022, Friday 

Visit places associated with the apparition in Fatima. Tiny village Aljustrel, home of visionaries, pasturage at Valinhos where Our Lady also appeared and to the Cova da Iria, the actual place of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Holy Mass celebrated by a priest with the group will be in one of the chapels in the Shrine. In the evening, participating in the prayer service (optional). Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

 

Day 4 – FATIMA – SALAMANCA - AVILA, September 17th, 2022, Saturday


Depart Fatima early this morning to travel eastward across Spain to Avila. Before Avila, we will make a stop in Salamanca. We will walk the streets of one of the oldest Universities in Europe, the University of Salamanca, built 1218, by Alfonso IX of Leon. We can enjoy the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square) of the biggest in Spain. Here in Salamanca, we enjoy some free time, among the amazing churches in the midst of the old town, for lunch before we continue our journey to Avila. Two things distinguish Avila, the perfectly preserved eleventh-century walls surrounding the old town, and the mystic writer Santa Teresa, who was born here and whose shrines are a must-see for all Catholic pilgrims! In Avila, we will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of the city as we trace the life of St. Teresa of Avila, see the chapel built over her home's former location, and see the garden where she played as a child, and visit the museum dedicated to her life. The museum also contains relics of St. Teresa and her spiritual advisor St. John of the Cross. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Convent of the Incarnation, where St. Teresa first took her orders and would remain based for more than thirty years. Dinner and overnight in Avila.

 

Day 5 - AVILA – LOYOLA  - LOURDES, September 18th, 2022, Sunday 


After breakfast in Avila, we will depart for Loyola. Part of the afternoon, we will dedicate ourselves to the visit of the Sanctuary of Loyola, the birthplace (Azpeitia) of the founder of the Jesuit order St. Ignatius of Loyola. Azpeitia is the local name of the town we will visit, and our focus will be on the Basilica of Saint Ignatius and the museum built on the site of his birth house. After a visit and Holy Mass, we are on our way to Lourdes. The time of the arrival to Lourdes is expected to be 8:00 - 9:00 pm. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

 

Day 6 - LOURDES SHRINE, September 19th, 2022, Monday 

Tour of the Shrine, visiting the Grotto of Massabielle where the Blessed Virgin appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Tour will also include The Baths, The Basilica of Immaculate Conception with Crypt, which is underneath and was the first chapel built here, also Rosary BasilicaChurch of St. Bernadette.  The visit will then continue with the town of Lourdes, the visit to all of the places associated with St. Bernadette. The Bolly Mill on Rue Bernadette Soubirous, where the saint was born on January 7th, 1844 and it is the place where she spent the first years of her life. The group will also visit the “Cachot” jail where Bernadette lived with her family in poverty at the time of the apparitions. Return to the Sanctuary area for lunch on your own. Free afternoon until dinner and in the evening group can participate Candlelight Marian Procession starting each day at 9:00 pm. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. 

 

Day 7 – LOURDES, September 20th, 2022, Tuesday 

Today after breakfast, we will attend Holy Mass, and then the rest of the day will be free for your devotions, visit the Baths, shopping, lunch, and so on. In the evening, we will attend the Candlelight Procession to Our Lady! Back to the hotel, dinner, and overnight!

 

Day 8 – LOURDES – MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU, September 21st, 2022, Wednesday

This morning group will leave Lourdes and France, flight to Munich! Upon arrival at Munich airport, transfer to our hotel in the Oberammergau area! Dinner and overnight in Bavaria, 4* hotel.

Today upon arrival in Munich group will take a brief city tour of Munich of about 2 hours, the old town called Altstadt with the Marienplatz, and before continuing to Bavaria!
 

Day 9 – BAVARIA TOUR - September 22nd, 2022, Thursday 


After breakfast, we shall pack up and head to fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle. We will also see the Hohenschwangau castle, then on to the  18th century, amazingly Rococo-style decorated Weis Church and at the end, the Abbey of Ettal where we can see what the Benedictine community does here, from the brewing of beer to the production of the famous liquor which we’ll taste during the visit! Lunch break will be in one of the typical Bavarian restaurants serving a good German beer! Later in the afternoon, we are back to our hotel, rest a little bit before dinner and overnight.
 

Day 10 –  OBERAMMERGAU - Sept. 23rd, 2022, Thursday  Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ


Today we check out from our hotel and head towards Oberammergau hotel and getting ready for Oberammergau theater.  The Play consists of two parts, and during the interim, we will have dinner in one of the restaurants in the area. The play begins at 1:30 pm and the second part starts at 4:30 pm. In the evening, when we head back to our hotel, which we have as an arrangement, 4* first-class hotel! Last night in the Oberammergau area!
 



Passion Play 23 - 24, September includes:

  •  First-class hotel in Oberammergau village or villages nearby
  •  First Category tickets for the play
  •  Dinner during the interim, drinks included
  •  Shuttle bus to the restaurant
  •  Textbook (the play is in the German language)

 



Day 11 – OBERAMMERGAU – MUNICH, Sept. 24th, 2022, Saturday

This morning we are on our way to Munich for a farewell visit to the capital of Bavaria, for a city tour of Munich and few hours of shopping before we have a farewell dinner in a typical German "beerhouse"! Check in to the hotel near the airport.

 

Day 12  – DEPARTURE FLIGHT:  MUNICH – USA, September 25th, 2022, Sunday

Early morning transfer to Split Airportflight back home, arrival the same day!

Have a safe flight back home!



 




                                                                                   

                                                                                       

                                                                                        MEDJUGORJE OPTIONAL  EXTENSION - Sept. 25 - 28, 2022

 

Day 12 – MUNICH – CROATIA - MEDJUGORJE, September 25th, 2022, Sunday

This morning we fly to Croatia. Upon arrival at Split or Dubrovnik airport, our driver will meet with us, and head to Medjugorje.  Evening program before dinner at your hotel in Medjugorje.

 

Day 13; 14 – MEDJUGORJE PROGRAM, September 26th & 27th, 2022, Monday & Tuesday 
 

On your first morning in Medjugorje, after breakfast, your local English-speaking guide will give you an introduction history of Medjugorje & Apparitions!

Pilgrims will be visiting Bijakovici village; all six visionaries come from it; you will go up the Apparition Hill, Podbrdo, where Our Lady first appeared.   Each evening you and thousands of other pilgrims will pray the rosary. We will pray for all three Mysteries during the evening program. In Our Lady’s messages, it was repeated how important it is to come to mass where “we meet Jesus alive.” Messages of Prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, and Confession are the center of the evening program at St. James church. According to their words, the apparition takes place every day to Vicka, Ivan, and Marija.  Mirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka are the three visionaries who have it only once a year. After the Holy Mass, there is the Blessing of the Sick and the blessing of the religious items, souvenirs you have with you. Among other activities, you will have a chance to climb the “Cross mountain,” Krizevac as local people know it, visit the “Blue Cross,” another place of the apparition of Our Lady! 

 

Day 15  – DEPARTURE HOME, September 28th, 2022, Wednesday 
Early morning transfer to Split Airportflight back home, arrival the same day!

 


Rate Medjugorje extension - based on min 2 people:  $ 395,00
Rate Medjugorje extension - based on min 4 people:  $ 315,00

Rate Medjugorje extension - based on min 6 people:  $ 285,00

3 nights Medjugorje INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights in first-class, 4* hotel in Medjugorje
  • Licensed Medjugorje guide with the group
  • Transfers by high-class tourist  coach / van / private car, air-conditioned
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine & soft drink included in the dinner

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flight Munich - Split or Dubrovnik 
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Visa or passport costs
  • Items of a personal nature, lunches, souvenirs ...
  • Travel insurance - strongly recommended.  

 


 

OPTIONAL - EXTENSION OFFER:

Dubrovnik 2 nights  - Dubrovnik post-tour flyer 
 


 


PASSION PLAY TOUR Sept. 14 - 25, 2022 INCLUDES:

  • Flight round trip from the USA, from your departure airport
  • Flight Lourdes (Toulouse) - Munich, Germany
  • Airport taxes - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY AIRLINE UNTIL TICKETS ARE ISSUED
  • 3 nights in Fatima, 4* first-class hotel
  • 3 night in Lourdes, 4* first-class hotel
  • 2 nights in Bavaria, 4* first-class hotel
  • 1 night Oberammergau package - 4* first-class hotel + 1st category ticket
  • 1 night in Munich, 4* first-class hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, drinks included
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort all the way from arrival to Lisbon until departure from Munich (or your extension to Medjugorje)
  • Local English speaking guides Lisbon, Fatima, Salamanca, Avila, Loyola, Lourdes, Munich, 
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary (Avila, Loyola, Neuschweinstain
  • Farewell dinner in Munich - typical cuisine in a local restaurant
  • Daily Holy Mass celebrated by a priest in the group
  • Headsets, whispers for the city tours 

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance - strongly recommended
  • Lunch daily
  • Tips for guides, escort, and drivers
  • Porterage of luggage, in & out hotels
  • Personal items & expenses, visa costs

 

 

OBERAMMERGAU - PASSION PLAY PACKAGE - 1 night Sept. 23 - 24, 2022:

  • 4* hotel in Oberammergau area
  • 1st category tickets
  • Dinner during the break between sequences, drinks included
  • Textbook Passion Play
  • Shuttle bus on the night of the play

 



RATES Sept. 14 - 25, 2022 Tour - based on min 25 people in the group:

Air & land.............Chicago; Boston............................$ 4395,00

Air & land.............New York.......................................$ 4365,00

Air & land.............Los Angeles; Houston....................$ 4495,00

Land Only - including the flight Lourdes - Munich......$ 3495,00

Single room supplement.............................................$   790,00
 


 

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 not time precisely according to your plan!

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Blue Heart Travel, Croatia, is the official partner with the Oberammergau Office for the sale of the Passion Play arrangements!


 

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