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A Catholic Pilgrimage to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with Select International

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are full of beautiful cathedrals, monasteries, abbeys, and rich Catholic traditions. Whether you are visiting the monstrous St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna, or overlooking the lush Danube Riverr Valley from Melk Abbey, the beauty of Western Europe’s long history, art, and architecture will fill you with awe and appreciation for a chance to visit.

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are a Feast for Every Sense.

Mountains and rivers flow through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, giving castles a perfect perch and inspiring visitors to imagine grand tales from ages past. Classical music welcomes listeners in many of the cultural centers, and folktale shows remind you of the fairy tales of your youth. Depending on the timing of your visit, you might also sample Germany’s rich brewing tradition or the rich cuisine that defines “comfort food.”

A rich tradition of faith also weaves its way into the tapestry here. The grand baroque cathedrals are gilded with beauty and point your heart toward the richness of God’s love for us. Visiting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland is a sure way to remind yourself how grand and glorious the Catholic faith really is.

St Stephens Cathedral with Select International Tours

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Built on the ruins of a parish church from the mid-twelfth century, the current Cathedral was built in the mid-fourteenth century and its towere, at 136 meters tall, stands as one of the most iconic buildings in Vienna.

Church of the Holy Family with Select International Tours

Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey is built on a rock outcropping overlooking the town of Melk and the Danube river below. This baroque structure boasts incredible frescos and and library that will stun every booklover. 

Oktoberfest with Select International Tours


Oktoberfest is an annual event in Munich that draws millions worldwide. It may have begun as a wedding party in 1810, but it is now an iconic annual event featuring traditional clothing, folksongs, games, a carnival, and of course, beer. 

Pyramids of the Sun and Moon with Select International Tours

Travel to Germany

There is so much more to see! Want to learn about some of the many trips we have visiting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland? Give us a call at 1-800-842-4842 today.

Why Choose Select International Tours for Your Catholic Pilgrimage to German, Austria, and Switzerland?

There is so much to see and do in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland that it pays to have a professional planner put together an itinerary to maximize your time and resources. Select International Tours has been building excellent and unique itineraries for more than 38 years so you get the best trips.

Our knowledgeable and faith-filled tour hosts act as more than just group leaders. They provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, leading prayer and fostering a deeper understanding of each site’s historical and spiritual significance. Our local guides ensure you understand exactly what you see and the history involved. Here are some reasons is the perfect choice:

 Unique Trips to Germany with Select International Tours

Rich and Unique Itineraries: Our tours are carefully crafted to take you to the most significant Catholic sites in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Your tour is customized to your group leader’s exact specifications, which means you get a tour like no one else has.


Catholic Leaders Choose Select International Tours

Excellent Group Leaders: Many of the most prominent Catholic Clergy, evangelists, speakers, authors, and media personalities work with Select International Tours to craft a unique trip for you. Then, while traveling, they work with the best Local Christian Guides to ensure that you have a trip that is rich with faith and culture.

Celebrate the Sacraments in Germany with Select International Tours

Daily Mass and Time for Prayer: Confirmed Daily Mass at sacred sites throughout the journey is standard on a Select pilgrimage. We also build in time for prayer and veneration, to make sure that yours is a true pilgrimage. Every trip has a priest to ensure that you have spiritual guidance at every turn.

Oktoberfest with Select International Tours

Experience the Culture and History: With Select International Tours, you have time to experience the local culture in unique ways while visiting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Your tour might include a castle tour, classical music concert, or even a trip to Oktoberfest. See the trip brochures for specifics.

Private Busses with Select International Tours

Top Hotels and Luxury Coaches: Pilgrimage touring can be tiring, which is why we book the best centrally located hotels for your stay. You’ll also travel in comfort daily on modern private air-conditioned motor coaches. 

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Your Trip Supports Christians: A small portion of your pilgrimage fee with Select International Tours goes to the Select to Give Foundation, which ensures that Christian families can remain and thrive in the Holy Land. 


Select International Tours only works with the best and most ethical guides in the business. Your guides will be experienced and compassionate. They are there to help you every step of the way.

We were most impressed by our tour guide and the bus driver. [Our Guide] was very knowledgeable, friendly, and truly concerned about our experience. [Our Driver] was a skilled driver through the narrow streets and busy highways.


Our guide for this trip was amazing as well. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. Guiding a group of 40+ people had to be so difficult, but I appreciated everything he did.


Our guide was amazing, so well informed and answered all our questions with excellent answers

Elizabeth Ann

Scheduled Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Trips

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Liturgical Living along the Rhine River with the Foley, Oxenreider, and Stewart Families - June 3-13, 2025- 25RS06RHTO

We Are Always Adding New Trips

Finding exactly the right trip for you can seem challenging. It has to be the right duration, on the right dates, and it should be with a leader you trust. Lucky for you, Select constantly adds new trips to give you plenty of options. Click HERE to find a scheduled trip to join or to get notified as we add new trips. Or, better yet, give us a call at 1-800-842-4842, and we will help you find the perfect pilgrimage for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Everyone has questions before departing on a pilgrimage. Here are a few common questions that you might be asking.

What’s the Typical Duration of a Pilgrimage?  

Our Catholic pilgrimages to typically range from 10 to 12 days, allowing ample time for spiritual reflection and exploring each site. Many trips also offer pre or post-tour extensions.

What’s the Best Time to Go?  

Most people visit Europe in the Spring, and Fall when temperatures are generally mild during the day with cooler nights. However, trips to the Christmas Markets make Winter an excellent time to visit as well.

What Physical Fitness Level Is Required?  

A moderate amount of walking will be involved, so a basic level of fitness is recommended. Please see the activity level on the trip you’re considering to understand the amount of walking involved. 

What’s Included in the Pilgrimage Cost?  

Select International Tours offers all-inclusive packages that cover your flights, accommodations, meals, transportation within Mexico, entrance fees to all sites on the itinerary, and the expertise of our guides. We also offer land-only packages and optional extensions. See the trip brochure for more information.

What Should I Pack?  

Comfortable walking shoes, modest clothing suitable for churches, a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle are essential.  You may also want to pack a small Bible and any religious articles that hold personal significance. Be sure to watch some of our Two-Minute Travel Tips for more tips and tricks.

Are There Opportunities to Experience German Culture?  

Absolutely! We incorporate visits to charming towns, historic landmarks, local markets, and many special experiences, allowing you to savor the rich tapestry of German culture.

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