Holy Land and Passion Play Pilgrimage

This tour, Passion Play with Holy Land, is a most appropriate combination of two destinations, Oberammergau and Jerusalem! To see the play of the Passion of Jesus Christ on a spectacular stage in the theater in this small village in south of Germany and then the next day be on the location where it happened nearly 2000 years ago in Jerusalem in the Holy Land. 

This play will be the last performance in 2020, on October 4th, the next one will be in 10 years, in 2030! This is the most inspiring pilgrimage we will have next year, Jesus Christ is in focus in both places, to see the play and then to go to the site where it happened!

Can this get any better, more inspirational as the life of Jesus passes before your eyes on this journey


                                                                     PASSION PLAY &  HOLY LAND 
                                                                                             with
                                                        Mrs. Laraine Soltysiak - pilgrimage coordinator
                                                           Fr. Maciej (Matthew) Zajac - spiritual director 

                                                                             October 2 - 13, 2020

                                                   Oberammergau - Nazareth - Bethlehem - Jerusalem


 

 

Day 1 – Flight USA – Munich, Germany, Oct. 2, 2020 

We will board the plane for an overnight flight to Germany, Munich!

 

Day 2 – Munich - Oberammergau area, Oct. 3, 2020

After landing in Munich, we are meeting with our local tour guide for a city tour of the capital of Bavaria! Our focus here will be a central part of the old city, Altstadt. As we enter it through the Karlsplatz, we will walk by the St. Michael’s Church and the church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) that serves as a Cathedral of Munich, to the Marienplatz as a central part of the old Munich, Altstadt. From Marienplatz, we will continue until the St. Peter’s church and end at the legendary “Hofbrauhaus,” historic place and an authentic and most famous beer hall in Munich, a spot for the best Bavarian, German beer break! On the same day later in the afternoon, we will leave Munich and get closer to the village of  Oberammergau, check in to the hotel in the Schwangau area!

 

Day 3 - Passion Play - Oberammergau, Oct. 4, 2020

This morning we head to Oberammergau, after the short ride we are in the village and getting ready for the play in which can play, 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”. Tonight, we are back to our hotel.

Today is the last performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau for 2020....next one will be in 2030!

  •  4* First class hotel in Oberammergau or area, dinner, and breakfast arrangement
  •  1st category tickets

 

Day 4 - Flight to Tel Aviv, Holy Land, Oct. 5, 2020

Today we will leave Germany under the impression of the last night play, heading to the place where the actual historical event,  “The Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ“  happened.
Transfer to the Munchen Airport for the flight to Tel Aviv! Check in to the hotel in Israel.

 

Day 5 - Tel Aviv - Nazareth/Tiberias – Cana, Oct. 6, 2020

Our Holy Land Pilgrimage will start with the visit to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus and the place where He spent the first 30 years of His life. On the agenda is the churches of St. Joseph and the Annunciation where the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that She would be the Mother of God. A walk through old Nazareth brings us to see the Well where Mary went for water, visit the Orthodox Church there. After a lunch break in Nazareth, the tour will continue to Cana the site of Jesus' first miracle. Check-in at the hotel in Nazareth, dinner, and overnight!

OPTIONAL - Renewal of the Marriage Vows if couples in the group. 

 

Day 6 - Nazareth/Tiberias – River Jordan – Capernaum – Tabgha, Oct. 7, 2020

This morning pilgrimage In the Footsteps of Jesus continues with a visit to river Jordan, short visit and then on for a visit to Capernaum, where Jesus lived; new church built at the site of the Home of St. Peter, ruins of the synagogue where Jesus preached, one that had being built in the time of Jesus. After Capernaum, we will leave to Tabgha, the site of the Multiplication of the loaves and fishes, and the church of St. Peter's Primacy & to Mt. Of Beatitudes where the Lord Jesus preached Sermon on the Mountain. Visit Ginosar Kibbutz the museum hosting the boat from the time of Jesus. Drive back to the Hotel in Nazareth, dinner, and overnight.

 

Day 7 - Nazareth – Bethlehem, Oct. 8, 2020

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave Nazareth and head towards the Bethlehem. On the way, a few rest stops and visits! First stop will be fairly soon, for a visit to the top of Mount Tabor, the Transfiguration Church, with the view over the Megiddo Valley, involving the story of Armageddon! We will afterward continue south to the En Karem a place of birth of St. John the Baptist, story of Elisabeth & Virgin Mary & St. John Evangelist! Last stop and final destination today is Bethlehem! Afternoon for visit Shepherd’s Field where Angels appeared to the shepherds (Luke 2), to announce the birth of Jesus.

 

Later to visit the church of Nativity built over the tomb of St. Jerome, In the Grotto under the central altar we will walk by the Holy Manger, and the Silver Star with the Latin inscription "Hic de Maria Virgin Jesus Christus Natus est." Today in the afternoon group will move towards Ein Karem; you will visit the Church of Visitation the site of the Blessed Virgin Mary's visit with her cousin Elizabeth. This is the place where Our Lady said Her "Magnificat." Visit here will also include the birthplace of St. John the Baptist.

 

Day 8 - Bethlehem – Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea – Bethlehem, Oct. 9, 2020

After early breakfast, we will travel to Masada, fascinating story from the 30 years BC and King Herod. Stop for “Dead sea” experience float on the surface of the Dead Sea. Continue to Qumran, the place where Dead Sea Scrolls was found, more than 900 pieces in 30 caves. Then we visit Jericho, the oldest known continuously inhabited city in the world and passing by the Mt of Temptation. Drive to our hotel in Bethlehem.

 

DAY 9 - Jerusalem – Mount of Olives, Oct. 10, 2020

Today Jerusalem & Mount of Olives! First on our program today, before going to Mt. of Olives is visit the church of St. Peter Gallicantu, the church built on the site of the house of the High priest Caiaphas. This is where Jesus spent the night in the dungeon after his arrest. On this site, Peter denied Jesus three times, and the cock crowed (Gallicantu). We will then head to Mt. of Olives to visit of the Pater Noster – a site where Jesus taught his disciples the Our Father – “Pater Noster.” Enjoy the view of the Holy City from atop the Mount of Olives. We then walk down the Palm Sunday Road, the road Jesus followed on His way to Jerusalem. We stop at the chapel of Dominus Flevit where our Lord wept and shed a tear for the city of Jerusalem (Luke 19: 37- 42). We then proceed to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray at the church of All Nations (Church of Gethsemane), where Jesus prayed: "Father if you are willing, take this cup from me nevertheless, not my will but you're Will be done." Tonight we are in Jerusalem hotel.

 

Day 10 - The Old City of Jerusalem and “Via Crucis”, Oct. 11, 2020

As Jerusalem is our destiny, today you will enter the Old City and follow the Stations of the Cross the Via Dolorosa, from Pilate’s fortress and Flagellation Chapel to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The same day you make The Way Of The Cross we will visit and pray at the pool of Bethesda where Jesus Christ healed a man who was crippled for 38 years. The Church of St Anne one of the rare churches that were spared from the destruction of Moslems was built over the house of Joachim and Anne. In the afternoon group will leave for a visit to the Israel Museum with the model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. Return to the hotel for dinner! 
 

DAY 11 - Jerusalem Old City – Tel Aviv – free afternoon & dinner, Oct 12. 2020

We will visit on the Mount Zion Church of Dormition, where Virgin Mary, Mother of God, fell into Eternal sleep, and then on to the Room of the Last Supper. Then, we will go to the Temple Mount area, with the more of the Roman period of Jerusalem with the Cardo Maximus (the street from Roman times) and then end at the end to the Western Wall of Solomon's Temple.

Tonight we are out for dinner!

 

DAY 12 - Flight to USA (D), Oct. 13, 2020

Transfer to the Ben Gurion, Tel Aviv International airport for a flight back home. Arrival home same day.

 


 

Included:

  • Round trip flight from the USA, from your departure airport
  • Airport taxes – Subject to change by the airline until tickets are issued
  • 1 night in Schwangau area, Bavaria, Germany 4* or 3* hotel
  • 1 night in Oberammergau Package, 4* hotel, 1st category ticket
  • 1 night in Tel Aviv,  4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Nazareth, 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Bethlehem, 4* hotel
  • 3 nights in Jerusalem, 4* hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily in Israel
  • Lunch in Oberammergau on the day of the play, 1 lunch & 1 drink per person
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort from arrival to Munich until departure from Tel Aviv
  • Local English speaking guides in Munich, Schwangau, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Bethlehem
  • Headsets, whispers for the tours, all the way
  • Daily Holy Mass with Fr. Mathew Zajac, 
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary

 

Not included:

  • Travel Insurance - strongly recommended
  • Lunch daily
  • Tips for guides, escort, and drivers
  • Drinks at the dinners in Israel not included
  • Porterage of luggage, in & out hotels
  • Personal items & expenses, visa costs

Price per person in double room:

Price per person in double room - New York JFK airport.................US$ 4245,00
Price per person in double room - Los Angeles, LAX airport...........US$ 4365.00
Single room supplement - very limited number of single rooms.......US$  795,00

For price from your city, your departure airport please call or email us
 



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

Blue Heart Travel E-mail: gordan@bluehearttravel.com
                               Phone: +1 307 222 4856

Mrs. Laraine Soltysiak, Grand Haven, Michigan: +1 616 638 5952

 


 

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Holy Land and Passion Play Pilgrimage