Medjugorje and Oberammergau Passion Play

September 2022, pilgrimage tour with Fr. Vincent Chirichella to Oberammergau & Medjugorje! From the Black Forests and Alps of Bavaria to Mediterannean Croatia and Medjugorje! Journey through five countries, from green Bavaria where we watch the Passion Play, first category tickets, to the capital of Croatia Zagreb to rocky and yet beautiful Medjugorje!

Have a blessed pilgrimage!     

                                                                               Medjugorje & Oberammergau

                                                                                     Passion Play Pilgrimage

                                                          Fr. Vincent Chirichella, Pastor Our Lady of Grace Church
                                                                                                      &
                                                                    Deacon Michael Chirichella, Assocciate
                                                                                  Our Lady of Mount Carmel
                                                                                      Brooklyn, New York

                                                                                       Sept 8 - 18, 2022
                                                                                           11 days tour
                                                  Germany - Austria - Slovenia - Croatia - Bosnia & Herzegovina 


 

Day 1 - Flight to Munich, Germany, Sept 8th, 2022
Overnight flight with meals served on board.

 

Day 2 - Arrival in Munich, Sept 9th, 2022
Upon arrival at International Airport, the group will meet with the guide and the driver, and our pilgrimage journey to Munich and Oberammergau begins. We head for the Munich city center, Altstadt, for a short city tour, Marienplatz, Cathedral, lunch break... Check in to our hotel in Bavaria.

 

Day 3 - Bavaria Sightseeing, Sept 10th, 2022
After breakfast, we shall pack up and head to fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, then on to the 18th century, amazingly Rococo-style decorated Weis Church. In the end, the Abbey of Ettal, where we can see what the Benedictine community does here!  The brewing of beer to the production of the famous liquor which we'll taste during the visit! Tonight we are back to our hotel, dinner, and second overnight in Bavaria.

 

Day 4 - Oberammergau Passion Play, Sept 11th, 2022
Wake up in Oberammergau (or nearby village) and get ready for the Play in which only those born in Oberammergau or have been living there for over 20 years may participate. Over 2,000 villagers will produce this marvel, which is only put on every ten years! The first part starts at 1:30 pm and the second after dinner, at 7:00 pm. The play is in theGerman language, and each guest will have a textbook of the play. We will watch the re-enactment of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Day 5 – Oberammergau – Zagreb, Sept 12th, 2022
After breakfast, we will head to Croatia! We will have a long bus ride today across Austria & Slovenia to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in our hotel in Zagreb.

 

Day 6 - Zagreb City Tour -  Medjugorje, Sept 13th, 2022
From the Kaptol and St. Stephen's Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady, our morning walking tour will also take us to Grich, the second part of the old Zagreb chapel of "Majka Bozja od Kamenitih vrata" (Our Lady of Stone Gate chapel). From there, we'll head to St. Mark's square and the Church of St. Mark, then down to the Ss. Cyril and St. Methodius Church, and finally Jelacic Square - Zagreb's main square with the equestrian statue of Ban Jelacic. In the afternoon, transfer to Medjugorje.

 

Day 7 - 10 - Medjugorje Program, Sept 14th - 17th, 2022
On our first morning in Medjugorje, after breakfast, our local English-speaking guide will give us an introduction via a short walk from our hotel to the Church of St. James just before the English-language Mass at 10:00 am. You will have a chance to participate in many activities during your stay in Medjugorje. With thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, we'll celebrate daily Mass at St. James Church. Visiting Bijakovici village, a little hamlet from where all 6 visionaries come, we shall climb Apparition Hill("Podbrdo," to the villagers), where Our Lady first appeared many times. Each evening at6:00 PM, right after of hours' opportunity to go to Confession in a long line of confessionals right next to the church, you and thousands of other pilgrims will have a chance to pray the rosary together, all three sets of Mysteries, wrapped around the Croatian-language Mass and Our Lady's daily alleged apparition at 6:40. In her messages, Our Lady repeats many times the importance of coming to Mass where "we meet Jesus alive." The apparitions still take place every day to Vicka, Ivan, and Marija. At the same time, Mirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka are the three visionaries who have daily apparitions but once a year or on special occasions. After the Holy Mass, there is the Blessing of the Sick and of religious items you may have purchased that day.  Among other activities, you will have a chance to climb Cross Mountain," Krizevac," as local people know it, visit the "Blue Cross," another place where Our Lady appeared many times. Every pilgrim In Medjugorje will have free time for private devotions, coffee breaks, shopping...

Medjugorje Excursion / 6 - 8 hours duration:

One day in Medjugorje, we'll have an excursion to the Siroki Brijeg Franciscan convent & church to hear the story of Franciscan martyrs from WWII. After a short prayer here, we are on the way for a lunch break and wine tasting. The same afternoon we will visit "wonder of nature" waterfalls Kravica. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the history of the local people of Herzegovina, their way of life, culture, to see some local tourist attractions, taste some excellent wines and local dishes.

 

Day 11 – Medjugorje - Split, Sept 18th, 2022
Early morning transfer to Split or Dubrovnik Airport for the flight back home!

 


INCLUSIVE:

  • Flights from New York, JFK airport
  • Airport taxes - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY AIRLINE UNTIL TICKETS ARE ISSUED
  • 2 nights in South Bavaria - 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Oberammergau - 4* hotel
  • 1 night in Zagreb, 4* hotel
  • 5 nights in Medjugorje - 4* Hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, drinks included
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort from arrival to Munich until departure from Medjugorje
  • Local English speaking guides in Munich, Zagreb, Medjugorje
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in Medjugorje - typical cuisine in a local restaurant
  • Daily Holy Mass (except on day 5 – Sept. 12, 2022)
  • Porterage of luggage, in & out hotels
  • Whispers, guided tour headsets

 

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY INCLUDES:

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

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance - strongly recommended
  • Lunch daily
  • Tips for guides, escort, and drivers
  • Personal items & expenses, visa costs

 



FINAL COSTS - per person in double room:
Land & Air from New York......................................$ 4195,00
Single room supplement.........................................$ 540,00

 


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


 

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Medjugorje and Oberammergau Passion Play