Take in the delights of Germany, Bavaria, Austria and Lake Garda, and see the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play on this fantastic tour.
You will stay for five nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Garda such as the Club Hotel La Vela in Torbole sul Garda. You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area.
Overnight stays in Belgium, northern France and Germany will be in city-style hotels and in Switzerland, you will stay in a tourist-style hotel.
Your Choice of Accommodation in Oberammergau
All our holidays include accommodation in either Oberammergau itself or the surrounding villages, so you can arrive in Oberammergau in good time before the play and enjoy an included lunch before the performance begins. During your stay in Oberammergau, you will also enjoy a three-course meal each night.
We offer a choice of accommodation to suit all tastes. Hotels in Oberammergau have been graded by the Passion Play committee according to the facilities available. All categories of accommodation include shower or bath and WC.
There are three different accommodation categories to choose from:
Category D: 2-star
hotels or 3-star pensions/guest houses – includes
a category 2 ticket.
Category C: 3-star hotels or 4-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 1 ticket.
Category B: 4-star hotels or 5-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 1 ticket.
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Details of accommodation will be confirmed closer to the time.
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.
Location: Cologne & the Rhine Valley
<p>We leave Belgium and head to the city of Cologne with its splendid Gothic cathedral with twin spires that dominate the skyline view from the River Rhine. </p> <p>After some free time, we continue along the Rhine Valley with the opportunity to join an optional relaxing cruise along the river to enjoy the sedate scenery of the vineyards and castles that adorn the Valley. </p> <p>We continue to the Mannheim area for our overnight stay. </p>
<p>Enjoy an included morning visit to the picturesque town of Heidelberg on the River Neckar, famed for its university dating back to 1386, castle and Old Town – the ‘Altstadt’. </p> <p>After time for lunch, we head south to our accommodation in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay, with time to relax ahead of tomorrow’s spectacle. </p>
Location: Oberammergau Passion Play
<p>This morning, relax and soak up your surroundings. We will have lunch at noon, ahead of the Passion Play.</p> <p>The play has a running time of approximately five hours in total, with a meal served during the interval. The performance begins at 2:30pm* concluding around 10:30pm, with a three-hour break at 5:00pm when dinner is provided. After the performance, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.</p> <p>The play is traditionally performed in German and a textbook with the complete play text is included on all tours.</p> <p>* From 17th Aug-4th Oct, times for the play are as follows: performance begins at 1.30, dinner 4pm-7pm, performance ends at 9.30pm. </p>
<p>We leave after breakfast and head for the splendours of Lake Garda. En route to Lake Garda we call into Austria’s Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. Surrounded by steep mountains, the city’s location is most impressive. Perhaps the most notable landmark is the Golden Roof from where the Emperor Maximilian I used to watch the events in the square below. </p> <p>Leaving Innsbruck, we travel over the spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy to our hotel in Lake Garda for a five-night stay.</p>
Location: Lake Garda
A leisurely morning followed by an optional excursion to a local wine cantina to taste the local produce.
</p>Today, we include a visit to the charming city of Verona. Famed as the home of Romeo and Juliet, Verona also boasts the impressive amphitheatre where the opera festival takes place each year. </p> <p>The many charms of Verona will be brought to life on our optional walking tour with a local guide who will reveal many fascinating stories behind the buildings and personalities of this fine historic town. </p>
Location: Free Time or Venice
<p>No time in this part of Italy is complete without a visit to Venice. Join our optional excursion to this city of canals, gondolas and palaces. Enjoy the famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. </p> <p>For a different view over St. Mark’s Square, enjoy our optional lagoon cruise as we sail past Guidecca Island and Venice’s Lido resort made famous by the International Film Festival.</p>
Location: Free Time or Villages of Lake Garda
It’s our final day in Lake Garda and there’s so much to see and do around the lake. Our optional lake tour will stop at some of the most picturesque villages.
We leave after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely drive through the Alps to the Lucerne area of Switzerland for an overnight stay.
We head north, crossing the French border, arriving at our overnight hotel in northern France this evening.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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