The price you pay is inclusive
The cost of this pilgrimage included return flights & luggage, accommodation in a selection of 3 and 4 star hotels with private facilities, continental breakfast and evening meals at all hotels, full excursion programme, guiding, entrance fees and gratuities.
Price: £2,095, Single Supplement: £345, Travel Insurance Premium: £49/£74
Flights, hotel accommodation, continental breakfast, dinners, excursion programme, entrance fees & guiding, gratuities.
Single room supplement, travel insurance, lunches, drinks.
You do not have to be super fit to participate in this tour, but expect a good deal of walking on uneven terrain. If you are in any doubt at all, please give the McCabe office a call or have a chat with your GP. Touring is by air-conditioned private coach. Days generally start at 8am and finish around 5pm with dinner served around 7 or 7.30.
Passports, Visas & Health
A visa is not required by British and EU passport holders, but please do check that your passport is not out of date. If you are holding a passport from a non-EU country let us know and we will check whether a visa is required. We recommend that you keep your passport in your hotel room and do not carry it on excursions. No inoculations are recommended.
The McCabe recommended insurance policy is designed for the older traveller. The premium for a German pilgrimage is £49. Travellers over 75 pay £74 and we also recommend that older travellers obtain a note from their doctor stating that they are fit to travel. Do feel free to shop around as there are many suitable insurance options including annual policies on the market. We do insist that all travellers take out medical insurance.
A key feature of our recommended policy is that there is no requirement to call a Medical Help Line as most pre-existing conditions are covered.
You can read the full policy wording here.
Flights are with British Airways from London Heathrow Airport. We fly from Heathrow to Frankfurt, and return from Munich to Heathrow. A luggage allowance of 23kg + hand baggage is included as standard with economy seats.
We use a selection of 3 and 4 star hotels, all bedrooms are well equipped and feature private facilities.
Novotel Hotel - Mainz
Mercure Hotel - Erfurt
NH Hotel - Leipzig
Best Western Hotel - Regensburg
Steigenberger Hotel - Augsberg
Many of our passengers travel alone and object to expensive single room supplements. McCabe Pilgrimages will accept individual bookings on a 'guaranteed share' basis. We charge the basic price and accommodate you with a person of the same sex also requesting shared accommodation. If we do not find someone to share with you, you will be accommodated in a single room at only 50% of the usual single room supplement. For single travellers who do require single accommodation this should be requested when booking and, if available, the normal supplement will be payable.
The McCabe Educational Trust
For many, meeting the ‘Living Stones’ of The Land becomes a real highlight of their pilgrimage. The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on pilgrimage. On your pilgrimage you will meet some of these people. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £15 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
Full Financial Security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
You can read McCabe reviews on the AITO website HERE