YOUR PURPOSEFUL JOURNEY
Christ, Culture, & Cuisine
Featuring the Passion Play - Oberammergau 2020
September 14 - 25, 2020
Once a decade
Once a decade since 1634, the people of Oberammergau have performed this world famous Passion Play. Join us for what is sure to be an awe inspiring intellectual, spiritual and cultural journey.
Your experience in Oberammergau promises to become a treasured memory. Around the Passion Play, we have created an inspiring intellectual, spiritual and cultural journey.
You will no doubt savor your delectable tastes of Swiss chocolate and cheese, even as you anticipate the bucket list experience of Oktoberfest in Munich. Encounters with centuries of history and culture, the majestic peaks of the Alps, and joy of experiencing the birthplace of Mozart in Austria will form a narrative centered in Christ, culture & cuisine that is sure to inspire you.
We hope you will measure the quality of your journey, not by the quantity of sights you see, but by the invaluable experiences you absorb. Your carefully choreographed itinerary will promote balance each day between a well-planned excursion and time to explore, to rest, to enjoy conversation with fellow travelers, or to reflect on your own. Beautiful accommodations are selected for their quality and their location so that we can maximize our experience of local culture.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Depart Chicago O'Hare, or other major airport hub, and fly overnight to Europe.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
1400 Years of Religious History in St. Gallen
After a brief encounter with St. Gallen, there will be time to unpack, relax, and explore a bit, if you desire, before we gather to experience a wonderful welcome dinner.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Medieval Relics and Zürich Culinary Experience
We will enjoy the rich cultural history of Lucerne. After lunch, some free time, and a short drive we will enjoy a wonderful culinary experience in Zürich.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Ah, Wonderful Taste of the Switzerland
We will travel to the medieval town of Gruyères where we will enjoy a tour of La Maison du Gruyère cheese factory followed by lunch. After some free time, we will tour a Swiss chocolate factory.
Friday, September 18, 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Alps
We will spend our day in the beautiful Jungfrau Region where we will enjoy many highlights including a spectacular panoramic view of the Alps, and maybe a chance to hit a hole in one off of a mountain.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Off to Oberammergau
Today, we travel to Oberammergau. We will visit the Neuschwantstein Castle and arrive in Oberammergau in time to explore this beautiful city prior to our welcome dinner in the evening.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
We will enjoy breakfast at our hotel on the day of the Passion Play. This Passion Play has been performed once a decade since 1634. For most of us, this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Munich, Herzlich Willkommen!
We will depart Oberammergau no doubt still moved by our experience of the Passion Play. We will enjoy a few sites in the culturally rich city of Munich allowing time before we gather for dinner.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Several months before our departure, you will receive a list of great possibilities for an experience in Munich. You and your fellow travelers will choose the experience you will enjoy. However, the experience you choose will be kept a mystery until the day of our experience together.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Hills are Alive
Millions of Americans have long associated sites in the Austrian city of Salzburg with the Sound of Music. We will explore this culturally rich city which is the birthplace of Mozart.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Today, we will enjoy the world-famous celebration of Oktoberfest in Munich. Prost!
Friday, September 25, 2020
The Formal End of Our Journey Together
We will depart our hotel in Berlin for a short drive to the airport. We will board our plane home in the hope our conversation continues.
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