11 Day Oberammergau with Crown of Central Europe

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


Accommodation Details:
Final hotel information for Oberammergau will be available in 2019. Bedding configuration (twin or double) cannot be guaranteed, triples are not available and hotels of similar standard may be substituted at the sole discretion of the Passion Play organizers.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Prague, Budapest-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Prague
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 1 night Oberammergau region
    • 2 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Budapest
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Category 1 Passion Play seating

Special Features

  • Walking tour of Prague to the picturesque Lesser Town and the Old Town
  • Tour Bavarian Munich with its world-famous "dancing" Glockenspiel clock
  • Journey to Oberammergau, experience the world famous Passion Play
  • Visit magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and scene of the Sound of Music
  • Tour the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

What is the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany?

Oberammergau is a small German town tucked away in the Bavarian Alps, world-famous for its Passion Play. The play was first performed in 1634 as the result of a vow made by the townspeople that if God spared them from the Black Plague they would in exchange produce a play every ten years. The play is a dramatic recreation of Jesus' passion, covering the final days of his life from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion and resurrection. The Passion Play is now performed from May through October, in an open-air stage and involves over 2,000 people including actors, singers, musicians and technical support, all required to be residents of Oberammagau.

The play is performed in German, however, you will be given a booklet with an English translation at the time of the performance.

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for the Czech Republic
Depart for the Czech Republic

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Prague
Arrive in the "Golden" city of Prague and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight at approximately 6 pm, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager about the wonderful journey that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Prague

DAY 3, Tuesday - Tour of Prague
Begin the day with a walking tour of Prague to the picturesque Lesser Town (Malá Strana) also known as the Little Quarter, with its ancient burgher houses and quaint side streets. Enjoy breathtaking views as you cross the Charles Bridge, one of Europe's oldest stone bridges, to the Old Town, the medieval center of Prague. Explore the cobbled streets around Old Town Square and stroll into the Jewish Quarter, once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. View the white stucco St. Nicholas Church, the world-famous Astronomical Clock, and the Town Hall. The rest of the day is at leisure or join the optional afternoon tour to the hilltop Prague Castle complex, former residence of Bohemian Kings and to the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, where kings were crowned and battles were fought. Experience spectacular vistas of the entire city below. This evening, dinner together at a popular local restaurant
Optional: Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday - Morning in Regensburg, Arrive in Munich
Morning drive from Prague to Regensburg in Germany. Time at leisure discovering the delights of the pretty town of Regensburg on the Danube, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the River. Later, head for the Bavarian capital, Munich, where dinner awaits at a local restaurant
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - City Tour of Munich
The discovery of Munich begins with a drive past the Olympic Stadium situated in the heart of Olympia Park, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. On to breathtaking Nymphenburg Palace and Park, with its gorgeous baroque facade, once the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. Driving through the city, you'll see countless museums, galleries, palaces and historic monuments. Arrive at Marienplatz Square, a cultural center of the city, dominated by the gothic New Town Hall housing Munich's world-famous Glockenspiel, dating back to 1908. This colorful mechanical clock has life-size figures that dance to music with shows several times a day. This afternoon an optional tour shows you the dark history of the last century, with a chilling visit to the Dachau Memorial Concentration Camp, the first of the of the internment camps opened after Hitler's rise to power in 1933
Optional: Dachau Memorial (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Travel to Oberammergau, World-Renowned Passion Play
This morning, depart Munich and journey to the Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau, surrounded by imposing mountains. This afternoon, attend a moving performance of the world-famous Passion Play that dates back to 1634. This epic play is held every 10 years and performed by the inhabitants of Oberammergau. During the break, join your travel companions for dinner before witnessing the stirring second half of the Passion Play performance. Afterwards, return to your hotel
Overnight: Oberammergau region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Cross into Austria, Imperial, Vienna
Travel east and cross into beautiful alpine Austria. Stop in picturesque Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, en route to Vienna. A guided walking tour takes to you the house where Mozart was born, as well as the squares and gardens of this beautiful city, crowned by the 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress. Continue your drive and admire the beautiful villages, breathtaking mountains and crystal clear waters. Arrive in glorious Vienna, Austria's capital city. Tonight, opportunity to experience a not to be missed optional Classical Viennese Concert performance of the masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart and Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Tour of Vienna
This sparkling city on the Danube has captivated travelers for years with its elegant shops, world-class museums, beautiful parks and gardens. Begin today's tour at the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Visit the opulent baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Continue with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard. View the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional Imperial Highlights Tour to the Vienna State Opera House and Imperial crypt. Be sure to stop at a café to sample the famous Viennese Sacher Torte before returning to the hotel. Tonight, join the optional tour to a typical Viennese wine Tavern
Optional: Vienna State Opera House & Imperial Crypt
Optional: Viennese Wine Tavern Dinner
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Budapest City Tour
Cross the border into Hungary and continue to Budapest, its capital city. Get acquainted with this diverse city on the afternoon tour that begins on the Pest side. View the iconic Parliament building, Heroes' Square and Városliget, the adjoining city park, created to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest of Hungary. Cross over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda hills; see the Royal Palace, 13th century Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture along the cobbled streets. From Fisherman's Bastion, see breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city. Explore the city's chic shops and cafes this afternoon on your own. Tonight, attend the optional Danube River Cruise that also includes dinner
Optional: Danube Dinner Cruise
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - Full Day in Budapest
An entire day to enjoy the delights of Budapest independently. Visit one of the unique museums, or pamper yourself at one of Europe's best old-world spas. Perhaps, take the optional half day tour of the richly decorated Parliament building, St. Stephen's Basilica, and Market Hall. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Optional: Parliament, St. Stephen's Basilica & Great Market Hall (AM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Depart Hungary
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Prague Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral

Leaving the bustle of the new town, drive up the hill to the historical area surrounding the Prague castle, and enter the fairytale complex of cobbled courtyards, churches and administrative buildings, once the court of the Bohemian Kings. Still the political center of the Czech Republic, this is where the Presidential Palace is located, complete with ceremonial guards. Visit the medieval Old Palace and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, as well as the St. George Basilica and the Famous “Golden Lane”.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2020 $68.00
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Dachau Memorial Tour

Dachau Concentration Camp was the first of the internment camps opened after Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. The camp became a symbol and model of the horrors of the Nazi period, until its liberation by American soldiers in 1945. It serves now as a memorial to the victims of this tragic period in history. The tour will give you the opportunity to reflect on the events that happened here and the more than 40,000 victims who lost their lives under the tyrannical Nazi regime.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $34.00
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Mozart & Strauss Concert

Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $71.00
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Vienna State Opera House & Imperial Crypt

Enjoy a guided tour of the grand interior of the Vienna State Opera House including a crystal chandelier weighing over 3 tons. Then the local expert takes you into the unique Imperial Crypt where love, shame and scandal of the Hapsburg dynasty come alive.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2020 $58.00
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Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner

Spend a pleasant evening in a genuine 18th century cozy Viennese wine tavern in the Vienna Woods. A hearty traditional meal served ‘family style’ is accompanied with unlimited local wine and music. Return to days gone by and enjoy the warmth and friendly atmosphere of times past.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $77.00
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Danube Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the Danube on a private boat, accompanied by the commentary of your local expert. The views from the river are magnificent as you admire the skyline from a different perspective of the city after sunset. The buffet dinner features Hungarian specialties and wine. Transportation is included.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #9 03 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $85.00
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Parliament, St. Stephen's & Great Market Hall

This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await you there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next tour St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally your guide takes you to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #10 13 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 $65.00
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