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Exploring the Alpine Countries with Oberammergau Passion Play

From $8199 $710 taxes

Highlights: Vienna, Danube Cruise, Salzburg, Mozart Dinner Concert at St. Peter’s Restaurant, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Black Forest, Château de Chillon, Zermatt, Lucerne

Travel Best Bets Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver to Vienna and return from Lucerne
  • 12 Days – 11 night guided tour
  • 19 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
  • Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
  • Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Transportation via air-conditioned motorcoach or train.
  • Services of professional Tour Manager
  • All baggage handling (1 bag per person)
  • Airport transfers

Highlights:

  • Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Black Forest, Château de Chillon, Zermatt, Lucerne
  • Enjoy a lovely cruise along the Danube River.
  • Make a stop at the impressive Benedictine Melk Abbey.
  • Come to know Vienna and its incredible Schoenbrunn Palace.
  • Experience the powerful Oberammergau Passion Play, a once-in-a-lifetime event.
  • Discover the fascinating city of Munich and its world-famous Glockenspiel.
  • Explore the many splendors of Salzburg during a leisurely paced walking tour.
  • Savour a special dinner in the quaint winemaking village of Grinzing.
  • Delight in a Mozart dinner concert at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant in Salzburg.

Travel Best Bets Exclusive:  Book by January 4,2018!

May 15 – 27, 2020
Vancouver $8199+ $710 tax
Single Supplement + $2700
Victoria, Kelowna from $400 more
*Price shown reflects savings

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Friday, May 15, 2020 Overnight Flight
Set out to explore three distinct Alpine cultures and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.

Day 2: Saturday, May 16, 2020 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 of the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Wien (or similar)

Day 3: Sunday, May 17, 2020 Vienna
Begin your day with a locally guided tour of Vienna showcasing its architectural marvels. Visit the incredible Schoenbrunn 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: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Wien (or similar)

Day 4: Monday, May 18, 2020 Vienna – 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: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Arcotel Castellani Salzburg (or similar)

Day 5: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 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: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arcotel Castellani Salzburg (or similar)

Day 6: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Salzburg – Munich, Germany – Oberammergau
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: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Oberammergau regional hotel

Day 7: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Oberammergau – Passion Play
This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Oberammergau regional hotel

Day 8: Friday, May 22, 2020 Oberammergau – Black Forest
Today fairy tales become reality at a picture stop of Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein. Next you are off to the heart of the stunning Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans whocreate authentic cuckoo clocks, Hummels and wood carvings.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hofgut Sternen, Titisee (or similar)

Day 9: Saturday, May 23, 2020 Black Forest – 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: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Alex (or similar)

Day 10: Sunday, May 24, 2020 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: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Alex (or similar)

Day 11: Monday, May 25, 2020 Zermatt – 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: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar)

Day 12: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 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 specialties and toast the end of a memorable trip.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel (or similar)

Day 13: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Lucerne – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Lucerne.
Meals: Breakfast

 


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