Dear friend,

Seeing the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020 offers a unique experience for you to remember for years to come. This spectacular event, which takes place every ten years, gives you an opportunity like no other to share in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

McCabe Travel has been escorting people to this unique event since 1990. We know from feedback that this spectacular experience nurtures powerful stories which you will share with fellow travellers and then back home with family and friends in the church and out to the local community and beyond.

Book your place now to guarantee top category Passion Play tickets with a stay in Oberammergau Village. McCabe is one of the only UK travel companies to have top category tickets and accommodation in the village, but after February our availability will be limited - so book now to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.

Alistair McCabe, Owner

Travelling on an escorted tour

When you experience Oberammergau as part of a group we take care of all your travel arrangements. You'll be met at your departure airport by a McCabe Travel representative and every departure is escorted from start to finish by an experienced tour organiser who is usually a church leader.

We can offer you dates departing between May and September 2020 so do contact us now to see what’s available. Prices for seven nights start at £1,515 and direct flights can be arranged from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin. Other regional airports will be subject to flight schedules which are generally published a year in advance.

McCabe offers you all this

Unlike other travel companies we included Top Category tickets for the play which come with accommodation in Oberammergau village itself – plus you get unrivalled service and all this:

You'll Enjoy Austria’s Lakes & Mountains With Oberammergau

We are offering one-week holidays combining a stay in Austria with one or two nights in Oberammergau village. We have top category performance tickets and all holidays include an excursion programme with a pilgrimage theme and opportunities for worship. Here you can see some of our escorted tours.

Hotel Alte Post, Fieberbrunn

from £1,715

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Inntalerhof Hotel in Mosern

from £1,700

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What is Oberammergau’s Passion Play?

During the 17th century, when the bubonic plague was sweeping Europe, the inhabitants of the small village of Oberammergau made a promise to God that if their village was spared, then they would perform a passion play every ten years. The first play was performed in 1634.

Who are the performers?

To be a part of the Passion Play, participants have to be born in Oberammergau or have lived there for at least 20 years. The cast was announced on 20 October 2018 and according to tradition by Ash Wednesday 2019 the male cast (apart from those playing Romans) will start growing their beards.

Where does it take place?

Originally the play was performed on a stage in the cemetery next to the parish church. Now with increasing numbers of people wanting to see performances, a large purpose-built theatre has been created, and today the theatre seats over 4,700 people. The stage is still in the open air with the Bavarian mountains as a back drop – stunning.

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Here's what our customers say

Great experience

"It was an excellent experience. We visited so many places. The best experiences were where we were only amongst a handful of other visitors. It was amazing to think we were where Jesus had lived and walked."

By Churchwarden on 6 November 2018

Amazing life experience

"6 days in Jerusalem, 3 days in Galilee connecting the Bible to the Holy Land guided by the most amazingly knowledgeable guide who really brought Bible to life. Loads of never-to-be-forgotten experiences which will linger long in the memory. How do you follow that holiday!"

By Dave on 3 November 2018

Out of the ordinary and stunningly beautiful scenery

"McCabe pilgrimages arrange travel to really interesting places and its runs smoothly, with excellent guides and arrangements."

By AliT on 2 November 2018