The World Famous Oberammergau Passion Play & the Splendours of Lake Garda

In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place and the promise has been kept ever since.  In 2020 the 42nd Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau.

Departs: Mon 28th Sep 2020

Duration: 12 Days

Travel by: Silver Service, Coach

Price from: £1,599pp  (Pay a low deposit today)

About the Tour

From the world famous Passion Play, to the celebrated city of Cologne, the shores of Lake Garda and the fair city of Verona, there is so much to see on this spectacular two tiered coach holiday. We begin in Germany, where we enjoy a few days visiting Cologne and Heidelburg before we head to Oberammergau for the moving and emotional Passion Play. After an emotive evening, we journey towards Italy and the stunning shores of Lake Garda, paying a visit to Austria’s Innsbruck along the way. From our base on the Lake we offer many fabulous excursions, why not join us as we cruise the shores of Lake Garda, visiting the surrounding towns and villages, experience Verona on our included tour, and why not even join our optional tour to the floating city of Venice, all making for the perfect holiday.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 9 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Convenient local joining points

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 2

Cologne & the Rhine Valley

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. 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. We continue to the Mannheim area for our overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Heidelberg

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’. After 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Oberammergau Passion Play

This morning, relax and soak up your surroundings. We will have lunch at noon, ahead of the Passion Play which begins at 2.30pm. The play will end at 10.30pm, with a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm. We will transfer back to our accommodation after the performance.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Innsbruck

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. Leaving Innsbruck, we travel over the spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy to our hotel in Lake Garda for a five-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Lake Garda

A leisurely morning followed by an optional excursion to a local wine cantina to taste the local produce. This evening, you can enjoy an optional cruise across the lake to the pretty shore-side village of Limone.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Verona

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. 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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Venice

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. 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. B,D

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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, including Sirmione from where we take a short boat trip.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We leave after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely drive through the Alps to the Lucerne area of Switzerland for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We head north, crossing the French border, arriving at our overnight hotel in northern France this evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals:Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Cologne & the Rhine Valley
  • Heidelberg
  • Innsbruck
  • Verona

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • River Rhine Cruise
  • Wine Tasting
  • Evening Lake Cruise to Limone
  • Walking Tour of Verona
  • Venice
  • Lagoon Cruise in Venice
  • Villages of Lake Garda Tour with Boat Trip

Please note this one of many tours that we can offer so get in touch today for more information, call us on 01305 819699 or complete the form below:

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