Dear friend,

Inviting a group from your church or community to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020 offers a unique experience for you and your friends and family 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 taking church groups to this unique event since 1990. We know from feedback that this spectacular experience nurtures powerful stories, which are then shared across all ages in the church and out to the local community and beyond.

Now is the time to act if you would like to bring a group of between 10 and 45 people. Register your group today and personalised posters and brochures can be supplied to you within days so you can start promoting.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Alistair McCabe, Owner

Travelling as a Group

When you experience Oberammergau as part of a group we take care of all your travel arrangements. Plus, we offer you one free place for every ten people in your group. You could plan an exclusive party of up to forty-five people or recruit ten or more and become part of a larger group.

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

Groups must register with us before the end of February 2019.

McCabe offers all this to groups

Unlike other group organisers we included Top Category tickets for the play which come with accommodation in Oberammergau village itself – plus you get unrivalled support from us and all this:

This is what our group leaders say:

"An experience not to miss. Such a privilege to visit and experience Oberammergau and sample the Passion Play. I hope to return with another group for them to experience the beauty, generous hospitality and spiritual uplift. McCabe’s team takes wonderful care before, during and after the tour experience. Nothing is any trouble and I always return time after time."

Doreen D, Co Antrim

"After 75 pilgrimages, my first experience with McCabe and certainly the best yet all round performance both in minute details and visionary planning with excellent communications and outcomes. A sheer delight and tremendous to have such personal staff support."

Revd. John R, Kent

"I’ve been to the Holy Land with McCabe and have met many clergy who’ve said they wouldn’t use anyone else. I’m following the same principle myself! I have booked a group to come to Oberammergau in 2020 with McCabe and can’t wait!"

Revd. Dawn J, Essex

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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