- Booking Type Instant booking
- duration 15 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 5-99 yrs
- max group size 48
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-31824
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Starts/Ends Barcelona, Spain/ Vienna, Austria
- Barcelona: Venture inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família and marvel at the contrasts of architecture. Above see its giant, treelike pillars and spectacular vaulting. Admire the wonderful rainbow of the incredible stainedglass windows.
- Montserrat: Ascend Montserrat and enter the ornate “Basilica Real” to view the mystical Black Madonna.
- Lourdes: Every evening at 21.00, pilgrims gather with candles, responding to the Virgin Mary’s invitation to “come here in procession”. Join an ocean of light, from people all over the world and watch as the statue of “Our Lady of Lourdes” is carried in procession through the Sanctuary.
- Nevers: Visit the Convent of St Gildard in Nevers and walk in the footsteps of St Bernadette
- Stanserhorn: Journey to the top of Mount Stanserhorn on a panoramic, opentop cable car powered by solar energy, and enjoy spectacular views from the summit.
- Oberammergau: Experience the spectacular Passion Play that has made this town famous. Watch from your premium seat as local villagers perform as they have since 1634 in this once in a decade event. An emotive and critically acclaimed performance depicting Christ’s last days, this is an event not to be missed.
- Vienna: A private, guided exploration of Schönbrunn Palace will have all your senses tingling. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a child prodigy.
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Pay homage to those that made the journey before you on this three-week pilgrimage of Montserrat's mystical Black Madonna, Lascaux's prehistoric cave paintings and Engelberg's many monasteries. Led by Local Experts, witness the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau. Join the candlelight Rosary procession in Lourdes and unveil the secrets of Gaudi’s unfinished cathedral masterpiece on the Sagrada Familia Tour in Barcelona. Across the Swiss border in lakeside Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge and baroque Jesuit Church give way to the sights and sounds of Vienna, including a private tour of the majestic Schönbrunn Palace.
Day 1: Welcome to Barcelona
Day 2: Barcelona, City of Gaudi
Day 3: Montserrat and The Black Madonna
Day 4: Barcelona to Lourdes
Day 5: Lourdes Sightseeing
Day 6: Lourdes to Brive La Gaillard
Day 7: Lascaux Excursion Relaxed Start
Day 8: Brive La Gaillard to Dijon
Day 9: Free Time in Dijon Relaxed Start
Day 10: Dijon to Engelberg
Day 11: Engelberg
Day 12: Engelberg to Oberammergau
Day 13: Oberammergau to Vienna
Day 14: Vienna Sightseeing
Day 15: Depart Vienna
- : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
- Dining Summary: 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), 14 Breakfast (B), and 1 Dinner (D)
- Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
- : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
- : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
- Barcelona: Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
- Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
- We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
- : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
- : "There is nothing quite like sampling the many varieties of tapas. Every region has its own delicacies so you can be assured that you will taste different ones everywhere you go."
- Any international flights to Barcelona and from Vienna are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this European Pilgrimage including Oberammergau tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this European Pilgrimage including Oberammergau tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 27 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 November 2022, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
European Pilgrimage including Oberammergau tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this European Pilgrimage including Oberammergau tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
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How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?
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Where to travel in Europe?
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How to travel around Europe cheap?
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