& the World Famous Passion Play
August 1 – 11, 2022 / $4490.00
Join us on an incredible and unique journey through the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. The main event of this trip is the Passion Play in Germany, and this pilgrimage also features Prague and Český Krumlov (Czech Republic), Altötting, Passau, Munich and Füssen (Germany) and Salzburg (Austria).
The purpose of this journey is to experience the beauty of our Catholic faith and to witness its incredible heritage throughout Europe. In order to do so we’ve crafted an itinerary that takes you through some of the most beautiful and sacred places throughout Europe. We’ve also added a number of special features, such as river cruises and castle visits, making this a trip of a lifetime!
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Special Features and Amenities
This trip is absolutely magnificent from start to finish. We're going to see Europe's most incredible sites and witness the Passion Play. Couple that with luxury hotels, private transportation and world-class tour guides, and you have the trip of a lifetime!
Europe's Most Beautiful Cities
From Prague to Munich, Salzburg to Füssen, we’re going to explore the most magnificent cities of Europe, highlighting their sacred shrines and Catholic heritage.
Four Star Hotels & Amenities
Our hotel choices were made with you in mind; four stars, spacious rooms, large bathrooms, elevators, beautiful public spaces, fantastic restaurants, and so much more.
Explore Alpine Europe
Most of our trip will be spent in the Alps, which means breathtaking scenery and views. We’ll also visit Europe’s most famous castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein.
The Passion Play
The trip concludes with the world-famous Passion Play, which takes place once every ten years. Keeping a promise to God, the town of Oberammergau has hosted this play since 1633!
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Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, August 2
In the morning our plane touches down in Prague. Welcome to Europe! After collecting our bags we’ll be greeted by our tour director and will then board private buses for the five-star Hotel Ambassador Zlata Husa, located right in the heart of the city. After lunch we will visit the great city of Prague. Bisected by the Vltava River, this “City of a Hundred Spires” is absolutely enchanting. We will first visit the church of Our Lady Victorious where the “Holy Infant of Prague” can be venerated. Here Father will celebrate Mass for the group. We will then enjoy a bus tour of the city followed by dinner at the hotel.
Wednesday, August 3
Today will begin with Mass at a local church. We will then enjoy a walking tour of Prague on which we will enjoy some of the finest examples of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque art and architecture in the world! On this tour we will visit Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and the Old Town. In the afternoon we will enjoy some free time and in the evening we will enjoy a dinner aboard a riverboat!
Thursday, August 4 – Český Krumlov
After breakfast we’re off to Germany. On the way there we will stop in the incredibly beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a Unesco World Heritage site known for its Baroque architectural and other-worldly beauty. Here we’ll enjoy lunch and an afternoon stroll before boarding the bus for Altötting, the most famous Marian shrine in Germany! Here we will check in at the lovely Hotel-Gasthof Münchner Hof, the finest hotel in town located right on the main square. We will then enjoy dinner together.
Friday, August 5 – Passau
After a leisurely morning in Altötting we will then enjoy a tour of the shrine followed by Mass. There will then be a free afternoon. Then in the afternoon we will depart for Passau, the City of the Three Rivers (located at the confluence of the the Danube, Inn and Ilz). Here we will enjoy a river site-seeing tour by river boat! We’ll return to Altötting for dinner.
Saturday, August 6
After breakfast and Mass we will depart for Salzburg, Austria, one of Europe’s best-preserved and most beautiful cities. Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the site of great film, the Sound of Music. After checking in at the NH Hotel in Salzburg, we’ll enjoy a lunch together, followed by an walking tour of Salzburg’s old town. The evening is free.
Sunday, August 7
In the morning we will have Mass in the Cathedral of Salzburg. Following Mass there are two afternoon tour options: a visit to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden or a cruise on the Salzach river. Or perhaps you’d simply like to sit back, relax and enjoy this incredibly beautiful city on your own. We’ll meet back at the hotel for dinner.
Füssen & the Passion Play
Monday, August 8
Following Mass and breakfast we depart for the Alpine town of Füssen, snuggled neatly in the Bavarian Alps. After checking in at the lovely four-star Hotel Hirsch we will have a group lunch together. We will then visit the inspiration behind Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, the incredible Schloss Neuschwanstein. After visiting the castle we will cross the Marienbrücke, a bridge built over the Pollät Gorge, which offers stunning views of the castle and the Bavarian Alps. There will then be a free evening in Füssen.
Tuesday, August 9
Today is the day! Following Mass and and early lunch we depart for Oberammergau, where we will witness the greatest story ever told – the story of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection – faithfully depicted by the people of Oberammergau. The play lasts six-hours and includes a dinner at the intermission. We’ve reserved Category 2 seating arrangements – nearly the best in the theater – so that we can enjoy this great event from the front of a 5000- person audience. We’ll return to Füssen in the evening.
Wednesday, August 10
After Mass and breakfast in Füssen, we depart for Munich, the capital of Bavaria and often considered Germany’s most beautiful city. Here we will check in at the lovely four-star Eden Hotel Wolff.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour of Munich, beginning with the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Frauenkirche. We will then visit some of Munich’s old
quarter and even have the chance to drink a beer at the world-renowned Hofbräuhaus, a nearly 500 year-old beer hall in the heart of the city. In the evening we will return to the hotel for a farewell dinner together.
Pricing & Registration
Flight Plans, Upgrades & Passports
Getting There - Outbound Flights
We depart from Atlanta on Monday, August 1, 2022. The exact flight details are TBD. We have arranged a coach transfer from Birmingham (time and place TBD) to Atlanta, included in the price.
Coming Home - Inbound Flights
We return to Atlanta on Thursday, August 11, 2022. The exact flight details are TBD. We have arranged a coach transfer from Atlanta to Birmingham, included in the price.
Upgrades, Deviations and Special Requests
Are you interested in an upgrade? Perhaps you would like to extend your trip? No problem. Just let us know.
Get Your Passports Ready
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are NOT VALID to enter Europe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our trip patron is St. Paul, the great missionary to the Greek and Roman world. On this trip we are going to recall the memory and invoke the intercession of St. Paul – the most accomplished missionary of all time – who is said to have walked nearly 20,000 miles in his four missionary journeys.
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.“
Meet the Team
Joe Long - Tour Coordinator
Joe Long is the founder and managing director of ProRome, LLC, a tour operator based in his home state of Virginia. Since 2014 he has actively organized and led trips all throughout Europe. Joe is a dual-citizen of the US and Italy and is married with two young children.
Fr. Jerabek - Chaplain
Father Jerabek is our trip chaplain. Father is the Pastor and Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. He also serves as the Chancellor of the Diocese and as a Judge on the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. This will be Father’s second pilgrimage with ProRome.
Brad Burckel - Tour Director
Brad is a fluent German speaker and holds a Masters in German studies from the University of Alabama. He has extensive experience living and leading tours throughout Germany and beyond. He very much looks forward to hosting you on this incredible journey.
Danilo - Bus Driver
We are sending our favorite driver and bus from Rome – Danilo and his 52-seater Mercedes Benz luxury coach – to carry you safely through the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. The Mercedes Benz will feel at home in those Bavarian Alps!
Protecting You, and Your Loved Ones
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Here are a few words from past pilgrims of ours.