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Oberammergau 2022

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Fr. William Slight, MS
Shrines of France and Oberammergau
         
  Date 14 September 2022 Online Booking
  Depart from Orlando via Frankfurt  
  Arrive to Toulouse  
  Duration 12 nights  
  Price $4975*  

*Due to heavy traffic on the site the flight prices here could differ from the actual flight price charged by the airline, affecting the overall pricing slightly. The office will ring/email you when you make the booking to confirm the final pricing.
  • Round trip flights Orlando - Toulouse via Frankfurt, Munich - Orlando via Frankfurt
  • Internal flights from Toulouse, France to Munich, Germany
  • Services of Marian Pilgrimages tour escort throughout
  • All travel by luxury touring coach
  • 2 nights in Lourdes in 4* Astrid Hotel
  • 1 night in 4* accommodation in Nimes, France
  • 2 night in Notre Dame de la Salette in La Salette
  • 1 night 4* Grand Hotel de la Basilique in Paray le Monial
  • 1 night in 4* accommodation in Nevers
  • 1 night in Hôtel Barrière L’Hôtel du Golf, Lisieux
  • 2 nights in Paris in 4* Renaissance Hotel
  • 1 night in 4* accommodation in Munich
  • 1 night in Oberammergau
  • 11 Breakfasts, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Walking tour in the footsteps of St. Bernadette in Lourdes
  • Cruise on the River Seine
  • Panoramic coach tour of Paris
  • Entrance to Passion Play in Oberammergau with Category 1 tickets
  • Official Passion Play Program in English
  • Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary below
  • Daily Masses
  • Professional Catholic English-speaking guide
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Tips for hotel staffs, coach driver & tour guide
  • *iLast day to register to guarantee this price is June 10, 2022.*
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Single supplement: $950 (limited availability - Single rooms for the night in Oberammergau are extremely limited.)
  • Travel Insurance, if required please request a brochure. It is strongly suggested that all pilgrims be covered by Travel Insurance



 


Oberammergau 2022

Day 1 Wednesday, September 14

Check in for overnight flight to Toulouse via Frankfurt with in-flight meals served on board.

Day 2 Thursday, September 15

Upon arriving at Toulouse airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrivals hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. You will embark on a scenic drive to Lourdes. On arrival in Lourdes, we will check-in to the 4
Hotel Astrid and relax before dinner. After dinner, we can take a short walk down to the Sanctuary to observe the candlelight procession and to pray the Rosary.

Day 3 Friday, September 16

This morning after breakfast we will depart as a group and make our way to celebrate our first Mass of the pilgrimage. Following Mass, we will make our way to the sanctuary area where we will have a detailed orientation tour. We will return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch we generally meet with our guide at our hotel to embark on the walking tour which follows in the footsteps of St. Bernadette. During the walking tour we will hopefully get the sense of how the apparitions had such an impact on the family and this small village of Lourdes. After our walk we can take some free time to go back to the sanctuary area for some time of personal prayer before attending the blessing of the sick. After dinner we will take part in the evening program as per the Sanctuary schedule which is optional for those who wish to attend the Rosary and the candlelight procession.

Day 4 Saturday, September 17

Following breakfast, we will take our transfer to the medieval city of Carcassonne where we will have Holy Mass and visit Carcassonne Cathedral. Carcassonne, a hilltop town in southern Frances Languedoc area, is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cit, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. After Mass we will visit the old historical center and have some free time for lunch and sight seeing. After lunch we will continue on to the city of Nimes, where we will check into our hotel for 1 night. After Dinner we will have the chance to visit the many wonderful sights of this beautiful city. Nimes was an important outpost of the Roman Empire and is well known for well-preserved Roman monuments such as the Arena of Nmes, a doubletiered circa-70 A.D. amphitheater still in use for concerts and bullfights.

Day 5 Sunday, September 18

Following breakfast in the hotel we will drive to the town of Sisteron in Provence where we will do some lovely sightseeing and visit the famous La Citadelle de Sisteron. After lunch we will travel to La Salette and check into the Sanctuaire de Notre Dame de La Salette for 2 nights. We will have some free time before dinner. Fr. Slight will celebrate an English Mass in La Salette before or after dinner.

Day 6 Monday, September 19

Following breakfast we will take time around the Sanctuary and celebrate the anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady to two children Melanie (15) and Maximin (11) 176 years earlier.

Day 7 Tuesday, September 20

After breakfast we will travel to Paray Le Monial. This shrine is the home to the devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here God chose St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to be the instrument that would lead the world back to Christ, favoring her with a number of apparitions between 1673 and 1675. We will celebrate Holy Mass at the most venerated spot, the Chapel of the Visitation, where most of the apparitions to Blessed Margaret Mary Alacoque took place. Next comes the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, in charge of secular chaplains, formerly the church of the monks, which is one of the most beautiful monuments of Cluniac architecture. During your visit to this Holy place, you will have the opportunity to view relics of the beloved Saint. Following free time for lunch in Paray Le Monial, we will drive to Nevers via the picturesque Loire Valle. Nevers is the site where St. Bernadette lived for twelve years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nevers. The Saint suffered from a number of illnesses such as asthma, tuberculosis of the lungs, and a tubercular tumor in her right knee. For this reason, St. Bernadette received The Last Sacraments three times and eventually passed away in 1879, at the age of thirty-five. Visit of the Convent of Saint Gildard, before enjoying a delicious meal and retiring for the evening at a hotel in Nevers.

Day 8 Wednesday, September 21

Upon waking up in Nevers, enjoy breakfast and Mass. Following Mass, you will depart for Chartres. Upon arrival, you will have free time for lunch in the quaint town, followed by a visit to the massive Cathedral Notre Dame, which is known worldwide for the incredible stained-glass windows, created in the twelfth and thirteenth century. A World Heritage site, by UNESCO, calls the Cathedral the high point of French Gothic art and a masterpiece. After lunch, we will continue will continue to Lisieux for dinner and an overnight.

Day 9 Thursday, September 22

After breakfast, you will explore the life of St. Therese. According to Pope Pius X, St. Therese of Lisieux was the greatest saint of modern times. Her extraordinary love for God and service to humanity will come alive as you walk in the Great Saints footsteps. During your visit, you will see the beautiful Basilica of St. Therese, and the magnificent mosaics and stained glass contained within. Following your visit to the Basilica, you will have the opportunity to view relics, clothing and personal objects of St. Therese, when you visit her family home, Les Buissonets. Additionally, you will tour the parish of St. Therese, the Cathedral of St. Peter, and the Carmelite Convent, where St. Therese entered in 1888, and is currently entombed in with her parents. Your tour of the Little Flowers life culminates as you board bus to transfer to the City of Lights - Paris. Upon arrival enjoy dinner and an overnight.

Day 10 Friday, September 23

Today, you will enjoy a full sightseeing tour of Paris. After breakfast, you will visit and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, where you will view the in-corrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. The Saints guardian angel led her to the chapel, where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her. During apparitions, Our Lady repeatedly instructed the making and purpose of the Miraculous Medal, as well as the green scapular. According to the Blessed Virgin Mary, those who wear the Miraculous Medal and scapular will receive special protection and abundant graces. Following your prayerful and reflective experience at this elegant chapel, you will begin your sightseeing tour of Paris. Your panoramic sightseeing tour, via motor coach, continues on to the most recognizable symbol of the city of Paris, the Eifel Tower. Historically, the Towers original intent was to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution, but later on, assisted in meteorology, telegraphy during World War I, radio, and television. Pass by the LArch de Triomphe, a monument that symbolizes gratitude for those who fought for France. This monument stands at the West end of the Champ-Elysees, one of the worlds most famous boulevards, and another one of our stops on the sightseeing tour. We will also pass by the ever famous, Louvre Museum. Return to your hotel for dinner before taking an evening cruise on the River Seine (Under the Bridges of Paris).

Day 11 Saturday, September 24

After breakfast depart to the airport for your flight to Munich. Upon arrival at Munich Airport, make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Proceed to the arrivals hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver and take our transfer in Munich city. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, one of Germanys popular destination. Upon arrival we will enjoy a guided tour, visiting many of Munichs top sites; Marienplatz with its world famous Glockenspiel ; the twin-towered Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady), which serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich . The Cathedral is widely considered a symbol of Munich. Celebrate Mass followed by free time for lunch and/or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12 Sunday, September 25

After breakfast we will transfer to Oberammergau. Enjoy some time to explore Oberammergaus colorful frescos known as Luftlmalereien. Following lunch, we will make our way to the world famous theatre to attend the performance of a lifetime, the 42nd Oberammergau Passion Play. The sleepy village springs to life every ten years to put on a play that draws the world upon it! We, too, will become part of mission of the Passion of Christ, the greatest story ever told. There are 2,000 actors (and live animals), they include local wood carvers, hotel owners, students, teachers, children, all of them interrupt their schedules to become actors, singers, orchestra members and stagehands. Requirements are strict: all actors must be born in Oberammergau, or have lived there 20 years, or be married to a villager and a resident for 10 years. All natural makeup, such as men let their hair and beards grow a year before the play. The Play is approximately five and a half hours long and is performed in two acts. Act I : 2:30pm - 5:00pm Intermission: 5:30pm - 7:30pm dinner at a local restaurant Act II : 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm.

Day 13 Monday, September 26

Today we fondly say auf wiedersehen to Germany and farewell to our fellow pilgrims and new friends! After breakfast we will transfer from the hotel in Oberammergau to Munich Airport for our flights Orlando via Frankfurt. Although its an end of this journey, graces and blessings from our pilgrimage will last a lifetime.

This itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered a contract of events or places to be supplied or visited. Evrey effort is made to follow the itinerary as set out, however eevnts outside of our control may force alterations.


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