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SHRINES OF ALPINE EUROPE - 2019

Tour Code - 5375 7 days - ZURICH to VIENNA From $1269 USD

This budget-minded, faith-based vacation offers the opportunity to discover genuine alpine pilgrimage sites in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Traveling through spectacular alpine scenery, you’ll appreciate the gift of nature and life and reflect on the greatness of Creation, while visiting such inspirational sites as the baroque Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln—one of Switzerland’s most important pilgrimage resting sites on the Way of St. James. See the marble, black Madonna gracing the baroque monastery and chapel with the opportunity to join in Divine Office Vespers and the Salve Regina. Visit the Bavarian town of Oberammergau—site of the famed Passion Play, performed once-a-decade since 1634 and returning in 2020. Stay overnight in Altötting, a spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1250 years. In Austria, visit the 17th-century Salzburg Cathedral, the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and Vienna’s stunning Cathedral of St. Stephen. The historic and visually stunning sites of Alpine Europe are sure to inspire spiritual joy and reflection on your affordable European vacation in some of the world’s most renowned religious locations.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • LUCERNE
    Visit.
  • EINSIEDELN
    Attend the Devine Office Vespers and Salve Regina at the Benedictine Abbey, home of the Black Madonna.
  • OBERAMMERGAU
    Passion Play theatre visit.
  • MUNICH
    Visit.
  • ALTOTTING
    Visit the Sanctuary and Panorama Museum; candlelight procession.
  • SALZBURG
    Visit.
  • MELK
    Benedictine Abbey evening visit.
  • VIENNA
    Guided city tour and Mass in St. Stephens Cathedral.
  • MASS SERVICES
    Einsiedeln, Altotting, Vienna.
  • COSMOSGO
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  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout your tour.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
    Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow Travellers, and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  2. ZURICH-LUCERNE-EINSIEDELN- ZURICH.
    This morning travel to Lucerne, a picturesque town built along the shores of a shimmering lake and at the foot of majestic peaks. Spend some time visiting the town centre and take advantage of the optional excursions available. In the afternoon, visit the BENEDICTINE ABBEY OF EINSIEDELN, a major station on the Way of St. James and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Switzerland. Visit the magnificent Baroque Monastery and Chapel that is home to the BLACK MADONNA, made out of black marble. Spend some time in prayer and then celebrate the Divine Office Vespers and the Salve Regina, before returning to Zurich.(B)

  3. ZURICH-OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY.
    Leave Zurich and travel east to cross briefly into Austria, skirting scenic Lake Constance, and continuing into Germany through the farmlands of Bavaria and the alpine landscapes of Oberammergau, where in 2020 the oncea- decade Passion Play, will take place. This performance is staged every 10 years since 1634 when it was initiated as an oath to give thanks for the village having been spared from the black death. Visit the THEATER where the Passion Play takes place. (B,D)

  4. OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICHALTOTTING AREA.
    Stop in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a short visit of the city centre to admire Marienplatz with the Glockenspiel (carillon) of the new city hall tower. Head towards ALTOTTING, spiritual focal point of Bavaria for more than 1250 years. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the old town and the PANORAMA MUSEUM, a stereoscopic painting (large scale panorama) created in 1902 portraying the holy city of Jerusalem. Join the evening Mass and the candlelight procession, ideal moments for reflection and worship as well as for sharing your sense of faith with other believers. (B)

  5. ALTOTTING AREA-SALZBURG, AUSTRIA-VIENNA.
    Spend the morning getting to know picturesque Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace. Try the famous marzipan pralines, take a walk in the old town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site or step into the Cathedral for some prayer time. In the afternoon, travel to the imperial city of Vienna, built along the banks of the Danube. On the way, stop at the baroque MELK BENEDICTINE ABBEY, an important intellectual and cultural centre over the centuries. (B)

  6. VIENNA.
    Discover the capital of waltz on a guided city tour today; learn about the Habsburg dynasty that ruled the area for centuries, and see some of the finest buildings that give the city such an elegant feel: the State Opera, the Parliament, and the former imperial Hofburg palace. Later, if you wish, you can celebrate Mass in the solemn CATHEDRAL OF ST. STEPHEN. Continue exploring at leisure, or join an optional excursion. In the evening, say farewell to your newfound friends during the included dinner at a local restaurant. You certainly shared some really intense faith experiences but also some unforgettable moments of joyous communal life. (B,D)

  7. VIENNA.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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07 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2019 $1269 USD $1549 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
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04 Sep 2019 10 Sep 2019 $1399 USD $1679 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
18 Sep 2019 24 Sep 2019 $1399 USD $1679 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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PRE ZURICH 11 Feb 2019 14 Feb 2019 $190 USD $103 USD $86 USD
PRE ZURICH 08 Feb 2019 10 Feb 2019 $152 USD $84 USD $76 USD
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PRE ZURICH 01 Feb 2019 03 Feb 2019 $152 USD $84 USD $76 USD
PRE ZURICH 28 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2019 $190 USD $103 USD $86 USD
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PRE ZURICH 07 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2019 $190 USD $103 USD $86 USD
PRE ZURICH 04 Jan 2019 06 Jan 2019 $152 USD $84 USD $76 USD
PRE ZURICH 01 Jan 2019 03 Jan 2019 $190 USD $103 USD $86 USD
POST VIENNA 01 Nov 2019 31 Dec 2019 $89 USD $52 USD $48 USD
POST VIENNA 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $109 USD $68 USD $60 USD
POST VIENNA 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $104 USD $62 USD $57 USD
POST VIENNA 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $109 USD $68 USD $60 USD
POST VIENNA 01 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 $89 USD $52 USD $48 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $70 USD

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