Exploring the Alpine Countries with

Oberammergau Passion Play

Oberammergau Passion Play.from $7,849.00pp

Various Dates| Depart Vienna | Arrive Zurich

Experience the grand cities of Europe’s Alpine region and be part of history in the making when you enjoy a performance of the legendary Passion Play in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Marvel at the architectural beauty and rich history of Vienna on a city tour.

Embark on a cruise along the Danube River through the historic Wachau Valley, visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and enjoy a Mozart dinner concert at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant in Salzburg.

You’ll view the picturesque pinnacles and turrets of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then overnight in Bavaria’s mysterious Black Forest, where popular souvenirs include authentic cuckoo clocks and wood carvings. In Switzerland, highlights include a visit to the Chateau de Chillon on lovely Lake Geneva and a walking tour in Lucerne.

A Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers is the perfect end to this memorable tour.


Inclusions

  • Accomodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Sightseeing
  • Some Breakfasts
  • Some Dinners
  • Some Lunches
  • Tipping & Taxes

Itinerary

Day 1: Vienna, Austria ­ Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Enjoy regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine. 

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Vienna

Begin your day with a locally guided tour of Vienna showcasing its architectural marvels. Visit the incredible Schönbrunn Palace and see the impressive St. Stephen's Cathedral. This afternoon, enjoy leisure time to independently explore the avenues of Vienna or visit one of its many museums.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 3: Vienna ­to Salzburg

After a short journey through the countryside, enjoy a lovely cruise* along the Danube, one of Europe’s most important waterways. Later, make a stop at the Benedictine Melk Abbey before continuing to the musical city of Salzburg. Tonight, sit down for a Mozart dinner concert at the centuries ­old St. Peter’s Restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4: Salzburg

Discover the splendour of Salzburg on a leisurely paced walking tour of the Old Town. Some of the amazing sights you will see along the way include the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and Mirabell Gardens.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 5: Salzburg ­to Munich & Oberammergau, Germany ­

Today we travel to Germany. In Munich, feel the energy of this lively city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world­ famous Glockenspiel, and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés.
Later we arrive at our home for the next two nights — the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6: Oberammergau ­ Passion Play

This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634.
During the Thirty Years' War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honour the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once ­in a ­decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travellers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7: Oberammergau ­to Black Forest

Today fairy tales become reality at a picture stop of Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein.
After, get a taste of local flavours at a German winery. Enjoy a tour before sampling the vintages and looking out over the rows of vines and nearby Lake Constance. Next, you are off to the heart of the stunning Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks, Hummels and wood carvings.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8: Black Forest ­ to Zermatt, Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Château de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9: Zermatt

Today Zermatt is at your fingertips. It’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour ­OR­ experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum to learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 10: Zermatt ­to Grimsel Pass ­& Lucerne

Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snowcapped mountains will invigorate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your destination is Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 11: Lucerne

This morning, embark on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque city, including a stroll through its romantic Old Town. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore all Lucerne has to offer. Tonight, come together with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialities and toast the end of a memorable trip.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 12: Lucerne ­ Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close in Lucerne.

 

**Optional: Pre Night in Vienna 7 Post night in Lucerne


Terms

**Prices based on Travel dates - 30 Aug 2022

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All prices are in Australian Dollars based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated.

Hotels may charge resort fees or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check in.

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