A holiday to Austria and Oberammergau
5-12 August 2020
Led by The Revd Dr Gordon Giles
Visiting Austria and Oberammergau
Mosern in Tyrol
This holiday is featured on page 12 of the McCabe Pilgrimages Oberammergau 2020 brochure. Please download a copy of the brochure for full details of our holiday.
We will fly from Heathrow airport to Munich and will be based for seven nights at the Inntalerhof hotel in Mosern. Mosern is small village very close to the resort of Seefeld, and from an elevated location we will enjoy panoramic views of the Inn valley. The Mosern Peace Bell is beside the hotel and a Peace themed walk is perfect for absorbing the wonderful scenery. There is a nearby bathing lake reached by a devotional path marked as a Via Dolorosa.
Oberammergau is less than two hour’s drive away, so ideal for seeing the Passion Play in the middle of our holiday. We will spend a night in Oberammergau and receive a first class ticket for a performance of the Passion Play.
A visit to the Passion Play is combined with a holiday among the sparkling lakes and majestic mountains of Austria – giving us the opportunity of holidaying together with the common purpose of attending the Passion Play.
We will travel together as a group, with an itinerary of included coach excursions and walks. The Passion Play is an intense emotional experience and this holiday is designed as an opportunity to share this unique event with like-minded people.
Our itinerary 5 – 12 August 2020
Day 1 Wednesday Heathrow To Munich
We meet at Heathrow airport. British Airways flight to Munich departs at 12:40 arriving Munich 15:35. Three hour drive to Mosern and the Inntalerhof hotel, our base for the week.
Day 2 Thursday Oetztal Valley
A day to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tyrol as we take a drive through the Oetztal valley.
Day 3 Friday The Passion Play
9am departure and a ninety minute drive to Oberammergau. On arrival check-in to our overnight accommodation with free time before lunch (included). Afternoon and evening attend the Passion Play with dinner during the interval. We will travel to Oberammergau with an overnight bag and do not have to check out of our Tyrol hotel rooms.
Day 4 Saturday Oberammergau
Morning free to explore the village and find a lunch spot. We return to Mosern in the afternoon visiting Ettal monastery en route. (a visit to Linderhof Castle could be arranged today)
Day 5 Sunday Free Day
A free day. An opportunity to attend the local church and perhaps visit nearby Seefeld, walk the Via Dolorosa path to the lake or relax and enjoy the spa and magnificent view from the terrace.
Day 6 Monday Visit Innsbruck
Today we enjoy a coach excursion into the Inn Valley visiting the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck and Stams Abbey. Weather permitting, we will also take a walk along part of the Jacobsweg which goes through the Inn Valley en route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Tyrolean evening at the hotel.
Day 7 Tuesday Mosern
This morning a local guide will take us on a walk and introduce us to the local area. The afternoon is free. Perhaps visit nearby Seefeld, walk the Via Dolorosa path to the lake or relax and enjoy the spa and magnificent view from the terrace.
Day 8 Wednesday Return to Heathrow
We leave Mosern at 10:30 am for a three hour drive to Munich airport. Our homeward British Airways flight departs Munich at 18:50 arriving Heathrow 19:55. Flight times are subject to change.
Make a Reservation
We hope you will decide to join us on this holiday. Please call or email the group organiser to check availability (details below) then send a booking form and deposit to book your place.
The cost of this holiday is £1,565 per person (+ £30 Heathrow flight supplement) sharing a twin-bedded room with private facilities. This includes: flights including a checkedin baggage allowance, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers, and excursions with local guiding. Also included are gratuities to guides, drivers and waiters. Your holiday price includes one night in Oberammergau and a top grade Passion Play ticket.
Not included: Lunches are not included (except one in Oberammergau). Most gratuities are included but we ask you to leave something on departure in your room for the cleaning staff.
A deposit of £200 is payable on booking with a second deposit of £400 payable in May 2019. The balance becomes due eight weeks prior to departure.
To reserve your place on this holiday please complete the booking form and send it with a deposit of £200 to the Group Organiser. (Please make cheques payable to ‘McCabe Pilgrimages’)
The Revd Dr Gordon Giles
30 The Ridgeway
Telephone: 020 8363 1875