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.
LUCERNE Visit the Old Town EINSIEDELN Attend the Divine Office Vespers and Salve Regina at the Benedictine Abbey, home of the Black MadonnaOBERAMMERGAU Passion Play theater visitMUNICH Admire MarienplatzALTÖTTING Visit the Sanctuary and Panorama Museum; candlelight processionSALZBURG Visit the Old TownMELK Benedictine Abbey evening visitVIENNA Guided city tour and Mass in St. Stephen’s Cathedral[M] MASS SERVICES: Einsiedeln, Altötting, Vienna
Buffet breakfasts daily, 3 dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Vienna
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$280Guaranteed shares availableNo triple room reduction.
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi