9 Day Oberammergau with Essential Austria & Germany

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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.


Entry Requirements:
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 value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. 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. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Vienna, Munich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Innsbruck
    • 1 night Oberammergau region
    • 2 nights Munich
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 8 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Category 1 Passion Play seating

Special Features
  • Visit magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and scene of the Sound of Music
  • Journey to Oberammergau and experience the world-famous Passion Play
  • At Marienplatz Square, view the famous glockenspiel clock dating back to 1908
  • Visit Nymphenburg Palace, former summer residence of Bavarian rulers

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 Passion Play Theater seats around 4,700 people with a wide stage at one end which is open to the outside with a view of the mountains behind it. The theater auditorium and seats are covered and seats rise on a gentle incline to ensure a good view. Gate 1’s tickets are all Category 1, the best available seats in the theater. The play is performed in German, however, an English translation is available at the time of the performance. Language is typically not an issue due to the stirring musical score performed by a large orchestra and choir. Acoustics in the theater are very good. The performance is in 2 parts. Part 1 from 2.30pm to 5pm, followed by a 3 hour intermission for dinner, then Part 2 is from 8pm to 10.30pm. Start times are 1 hour earlier from Aug 17-Oct 4.

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. 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. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.

Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Austria
Depart for Austria

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Vienna
Arrive in Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire and transfer to the hotel. You'll have the balance of the day at leisure, to rest or explore on your own. This evening at approximately 6 pm, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that awaits you
Overnight: Vienna

DAY 3, Tuesday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Vienna independently. As European cultural capital, Vienna abounds with stunning palaces, historical monuments and fascinating museums. Perhaps, participate in the optional Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn. Begin with a drive along Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament, St. Charles' Church, the monument of Johann Strauss, the Museum of Art History, the Natural History Museum, and Musikverein, the music hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Tonight join the optional dinner at an Austrian Heurigen Tavern. Enjoy traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served
Optional: Half Day Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace (AM)
Optional: Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Salzburg City Tour, Travel to Innsbruck
After breakfast, travel to Salzburg. This baroque jewel was the birthplace of Mozart. The guided walking tour takes you to view the house where Mozart was born, as well as to the squares and gardens of this beautiful city, crowned by the 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress. The city is also known for the singing von Trapp family and the setting for the film, The Sound of Music. More time to explore charming Salzburg on your own. Afterward, journey to Innsbruck for overnight
Overnight: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Full Day in Innsbruck
Today is free to explore the capital of Tyrol on your own. Steeped in centuries of colorful history, Innsbruck features fine examples of Imperial splendor. Journey back in time with an array of splendid architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical period. Tonight, experience an authentic Tyrolean evening on the optional tour featuring a varied entertainment program including folk music, Tyrolean dances and yodeling
Optional: Tyrolean Evening with Drinks
Overnight: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Travel to Oberammergau, World-Renowned Passion Play
This morning, depart Innsbruck and journey to the Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau, surrounded by imposing mountains. In the 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 - Munich City Tour
Late morning arrival in Munich, the pride of Bavaria, with its festive fun-loving spirit. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour of Munich that begins with a drive, revealing countless museums, galleries and historic buildings. Continue to the Olympic Stadium situated in the heart of Olympia Park, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Then, view the stunning Nymphenburg Palace with its gorgeous baroque facade, once summer residence of Bavarian rulers. 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
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Full Day in Munich
Today is at leisure to independently enjoy the delights of this Bavarian capital. Perhaps, participate in the optional tour to Nuremberg, the energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. End the tour at lively Market Square in the Old Town. This evening perhaps join the optional Bavarian Evening with Dinner
Optional: Nuremberg City Tour
Optional: Bavarian Evening with Dinner
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Austria
Depart for Austria

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Vienna
Arrive in Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire and transfer to the hotel. You'll have the balance of the day at leisure, to rest or explore on your own. This evening at approximately 6 pm, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that awaits you
Overnight: Vienna

DAY 3, Wednesday - Full Day in Vienna
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Vienna independently. As European cultural capital, Vienna abounds with stunning palaces, historical monuments and fascinating museums. Perhaps, participate in the optional Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn. Begin with a drive along Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament, St. Charles' Church, the monument of Johann Strauss, the Museum of Art History, the Natural History Museum, and Musikverein, the music hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Tonight join the optional dinner at an Austrian Heurigen Tavern. Enjoy traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served
Optional: Half Day Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace (AM)
Optional: Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Salzburg City Tour, Travel to Innsbruck
After breakfast, travel to Salzburg. This baroque jewel was the birthplace of Mozart. The guided walking tour takes you to view the house where Mozart was born, as well as to the squares and gardens of this beautiful city, crowned by the 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress. The city is also known for the singing von Trapp family and the setting for the film, The Sound of Music. More time to explore charming Salzburg on your own. Afterward, journey to Innsbruck for overnight
Overnight: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Innsbruck
Today is free to explore the capital of Tyrol on your own. Steeped in centuries of colorful history, Innsbruck features fine examples of Imperial splendor. Journey back in time with an array of splendid architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical period. Tonight, experience an authentic Tyrolean evening on the optional tour featuring a varied entertainment program including folk music, Tyrolean dances and yodeling
Optional: Tyrolean Evening with Drinks
Overnight: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Travel to Oberammergau, World-Renowned Passion Play
This morning, depart Innsbruck and journey to the Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau, surrounded by imposing mountains. In the 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, Sunday - Munich City Tour
Late morning arrival in Munich, the pride of Bavaria, with its festive fun-loving spirit. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour of Munich that begins with a drive, revealing countless museums, galleries and historic buildings. Continue to the Olympic Stadium situated in the heart of Olympia Park, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Then, view the stunning Nymphenburg Palace with its gorgeous baroque facade, once summer residence of Bavarian rulers. 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
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Full Day in Munich
Today is at leisure to independently enjoy the delights of this Bavarian capital. Perhaps, participate in the optional tour to Nuremberg, the energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. End the tour at lively Market Square in the Old Town. This evening perhaps join the optional Bavarian Evening with Dinner
Optional: Nuremberg City Tour
Optional: Bavarian Evening with Dinner
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Depart Germany
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace

Begin with a drive along Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view the 13th century Hofburg Palace and the Opera House, considered one of the leading opera houses in the world. Continue to Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament, St. Charles' Church, the monument of Johann Strauss, the Museum of Art History, the Natural History Museum, and Musikverein, the music hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $68.00
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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 #3 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $77.00
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Tyrolean Evening with drinks

Enjoy a varied entertainment program including authentic folk music, Tyrolean dances and "shoe-slapping" as well as typical Tyrolean songs and "yodeling." Pick-up details to be advised locally.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 20 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $58.00
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Nuremberg City Tour

Embark on a city tour of medieval Nuremberg. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. End the day at lively Market Square (Hauptmarkt) in the Old Town. Marvel at the historic architecture that surrounds the square and sample regional specialties and delicious treats from the local vendors.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $50.00
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Bavarian Evening with dinner

This evening, get acquainted with traditional Bavarian culture in the heart of Munich. Begin the evening with a stroll to the Hofbrauhaus, one of Munich's oldest and most famous beer halls. This institution was built in the 16th century, and continues to brew its beer according to the strict Bavarian Beer Purity Laws. Continue to a local restaurant to enjoy some hearty Bavarian fare and cheerful "gemutlichkeit"!

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $79.00
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Half Day Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace

Begin with a drive along Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view the 13th century Hofburg Palace and the Opera House, considered one of the leading opera houses in the world. Continue to Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament, St. Charles' Church, the monument of Johann Strauss, the Museum of Art History, the Natural History Museum, and Musikverein, the music hall of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $68.00
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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 #3 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $77.00
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Tyrolean Evening with drinks

Enjoy a varied entertainment program including authentic folk music, Tyrolean dances and "shoe-slapping" as well as typical Tyrolean songs and "yodeling." Pick-up details to be advised locally.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 20 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $58.00
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Nuremberg City Tour

Embark on a city tour of medieval Nuremberg. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. End the day at lively Market Square (Hauptmarkt) in the Old Town. Marvel at the historic architecture that surrounds the square and sample regional specialties and delicious treats from the local vendors.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $50.00
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Bavarian Evening with dinner

This evening, get acquainted with traditional Bavarian culture in the heart of Munich. Begin the evening with a stroll to the Hofbrauhaus, one of Munich's oldest and most famous beer halls. This institution was built in the 16th century, and continues to brew its beer according to the strict Bavarian Beer Purity Laws. Continue to a local restaurant to enjoy some hearty Bavarian fare and cheerful "gemutlichkeit"!

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $79.00
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