Travel to Munich, the capital of the Province of Bavaria, the European capital of sausages and beer. Visit Oberammergau, home of Passion Play and experience once in decade the amazing Passion Play performance. Visit Marktl, birth place of Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict) and St. Oswald Church where he was baptized.
Then, overnight in comfortable sleeper train, traveling to Italy, to explore Venice, unique city built on 126 islands. Visit Basilica San Mark, with Holy Mass in Basilica Sant Anthony in Padua, before we travel to Pisa, to see Leaning Tower, one of the most visited attractions. End the tour in Florence the worlds capital of Renaissance, home of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Departure: May 19, 2020
Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY TO MUNICH: Trans Atlantic flight to Germany.
Day-2.MARKTL - MUNICH: Arrival Munich before noon and travel to Marktl, birth place of Cardinal Ratzinger, and Church of St. Oswald where he was a Bishop. Holy mass and some free time before we travel to Munich and your centrally located hotel for check in. Dinner in Hoffbrauhaus Bavarian pub with live music and “sausage dinner” . D.
Day-3. MUNICH - OBERAMMERGAU: Morning walking tour of the Bavarian Capital to see: "Old Peter” Church, Arch of Victory, Stacchaus, Karlsplatz, Schwabing, and Marien Kirche. Then travel to the Alps and the town of Oberammergau, site of the famous Fashion Play, to attend the evening theatre performance which is a dramatic presentation depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ: his trial, suffering and death. Late return to Munich and your hotel for overnight. B/D/
Day-4. MUNICH - NIGHT TRAIN: Visit St. Michael Church built by Jesuits in 1597, which is the largest baroque church in Northern Europe. Then time to visit Viktuel market, the largest open air food market in Europe, with huge selection of typical Bavarian dishes prepared in front of you.Some free time in the afternoon, before we board a night sleeper train (couchettes) for exciting ride through the Alps to Italy. B/D.
Day-5. PADUA & VENICE: Morning arrival Padua and walk to your hotel. Leave the luggage (to early for check in), have a breakfast and board the local train for ride to Venice. Then walking tour along Spagna, to explore this unique city built on 126 Islands (no cars in Venice). Guided tour to see the main sites such as Basilica San Marco, Campanile, Clock Tower, Bridge of Sights and Rialto. Some free time in the afternoon for optional gondola ride on canals. Then return to Padua for check in and Holy Mass at Basilica San Anthony. B/D.
Day-6. PADUA - PISA - VIAREGGIO: Travel to Pisa, an old Etruscan city founded in 4th BC, home to of the world’s famous Leaning Tower, one of the most visited attractions in Europe. Explore the Miraculous Square, site of the Cathedral of Pisa, dedicated to dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and the Baptistery. Then travel to Viareggio, and your seaside hotel for dinner and overnight. B/D.
Day-7. VIAREGGIO: After six days of touring, time to relax in this great seaside town known as the Carnival capital of Italy. Take a walk along 9 kilometres of sandy beaches, visit the local market to try some great seafood, or visit the Carnival Musuem. B-D.
Day-8. VIAREGGIO - FLORENCE: Board the motor coach for ride through Western Tuscany. Arrival Florence and check in at your centrally located hotel. Then join the guide for walking tour of the world’s capital of Renaissance, and home of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (he was born just 30 km. away. Visit famous Duomo, the Town Hall, and then Holy Mass in Santa Maria Novella. Dinner in typical Tuscan trattoria B/D.
Day-9. FLORENCE: Join your tour director on short walking tour to San Lorenzo Market, the old open air market, which exist on the same spot for over 400 years, and the best place to buy some souvenirs or typical Florentine leather and silk products. In the evening mariden farewell dinner, close to your hotel. B/D.
Day-10. DEPARTURE: Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. Arrival late afternoon - evening B.
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
-Passhion Play Concert in Oberamergau - St. Oswald Church in Marktl - Dachau Concentration Camp - night sleeper train to Venice - Basilica San marco - Basilica San Antonio - Pisa leaning Tower - Duomo in Florence
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:
round trip airfare - airport taxes based on present fees - transfers as per program - 7 nights in 3 star hotels - 1 night sleeper train (quad cabins) - 7 open buffet breakfasts - 7 dinners or lunches - tours of Munich, Marktl, Venice, Florence, Assisi, Pisa - Passion Play in Oberammergau - Holy Mass in 4 churches - sleeper train: Munich-Venice - gratuities - Spiritual Leader - Mariden tour director