The Passion Play Performance at Oberammergau, Upper Bavaria
14 Days ~ May 11th - 24th 2020
Visiting Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein
Experience the 42nd “Oberammergau Passion Play” performed at the Passion Theatre, an open-air stage with majestic mountains in the background creating an unforgettable scene. Oberammergau is a quaint Bavarian village located in Germany 60 miles from Munich. In 1633 the citizens of this small picturesque town voted to perform "The Passion of Christ" every decade if their town was spared the devastation of the black plague that was spreading throughout all of Europe. It is believed that this play was first performed in 1634 and has indeed been held every 10 years since the promise was made.
The play follows the life and death of Christ from the moment he enters Jerusalem through His Trial, Crucifixion, and Ascension and is performed by over 2,000 people who must be residents of the town to participate. The play has 124 speaking roles, a 65-member orchestra, 48 person chorus and hundreds of support people from costuming to technical expertise. The entire production is authentic from men growing their hair and beards and authentic handmade costumes, something to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
In 2020 "The Passion of Christ" play in Oberammergau is expected to draw 750,000 people. Come be part of this exceptional opportunity and witness this amazing promise performed in its native German. This play is so powerful that there is no language barrier just pure passion and emotion that is felt not only by the townspeople performing but by the thousands of spectators in the audience.
An opportunity that comes once every 10 Years…
Come be part of the story, May 2020
Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either.
QC9128 Dec 10 - Dec 16 2019
Day 1 Cornwall, ON
Prepare to be immersed in the magic of the holidays as we set out to visit some of the Christmas Markets of Quebec. Our first night will be in Cornwall. Dinner is included this evening. (D)
Day 2 Sherbrooke, QC
A hot breakfast starts our day, before continuing to the Eastern Townships and the city of Sherbrooke. After lunch, hear the cultural history of the area as portrayed through a number of enormous Murals followed by a special High Tea in an 1862 Heritage home. Overnight is at the Delta Sherbrooke. Dine onsite or choose from a variety of options available near the hotel. (B)
Day 3 Sherbrooke, QC
This morning we visit St. Benoit-du-lac Abbey located in the beautiful Lake Memphremagog region. On a self- guided tour, you will experience the daily monastic life, the architecture, and see how the monks support the needs of the community through the sale of chees-es, apple sauce, hard cider and apple butter. Later, sample some tasty treats at Vanden Eyden Chocolates before we board the Orford Christmas Train for a return sightseeing excursion to Sherbrooke. A delicious lunch is included. On arrival, there will be time for shopping in the downtown area. (B,L)
December 28, 2019 to January 2, 2020
Day 1 Middletown, OH
We begin our journey by travelling west and crossing into the United States. Our overnight stay will be in Middletown, Ohio.
Day 2 Nashville, TN
Today a relaxing drive as we travel to Nashville. Before we arrive, a unique stop at the National Corvette Museum. The Museum features over 80 Corvettes in periodic settings, including mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes and modern-day wonders of engineering and design. Next, we are off to our traditional rooms at the Opryland Resort. Let us introduce this resort to you so you may enjoy the full experience. Awe-inspiring and breathtaking are only two of the many words that we could use to describe this fabulous resort hotel; complete with indoor rain forests, waterfalls and covered over by a 15-story glass ceiling! Free time downtown Nashville and the Honky Tonk Highway, for the best music in town. (B)