Exploring the Alpine Countries with Oberammergau Passion Play

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 travelers is the perfect end to this memorable tour.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2021
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ViennaSet out to explore three distinct Alpine cultures and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.
Day 2ViennaYour tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Enjoy regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine.
Day 3ViennaBegin your day with a locally guided tour of Vienna showcasing its architectural marvels. Visit the incredible Schonbrunn 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.
Day 4ViennaAfter 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.
Day 5SalzburgDiscover the splendor 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.
Day 6SalzburgToday 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 cafEs. Later we arrive at our home for the next two nights - the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play.
Day 7OberammergauThis 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 honor 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 travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.
Day 8OberammergauToday fairy tales become reality at a picture stop of Bavaria's most famous castle, King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein. After, get a taste of local flavors 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.
Day 9Black ForestWelcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the ChAteau 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.
Day 10ZermattToday 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.
Day 11ZermattViews 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."
Day 12LucerneThis 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 travelers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialties and toast the end of a memorable trip.
Day 13LucerneYour tour comes to a close in Lucerne.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/14/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/19/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/21/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/24/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/26/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/28/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/11/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/16/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/21/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/16/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/28/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/06/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/27/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/30/2022$5,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/01/2022$5,349.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/03/2022$5,349.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/08/2022$5,349.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/15/2022$5,349.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/22/2022$5,349.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Intercontinental Hotel Wien - Vienna, Austria
Arcotel Castellani - Salzburg, Austria
Oberammergau region hotel - Oberammergau, Germany
Hofgut Sternen, Titisee - Black Forest, Germany
Hotel Alex - Zermatt, Switzerland
Radisson Blu Hotel - Lucerne, Switzerland
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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