Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either.
In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to die of the plague anymore. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today. In 2020 the 42nd Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau.
Please join the 12-day amazing tour to witness this epic once-in-a-decade Passion Play and experience the history and culture in Central Europe.
Departure on May 22, Jun 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sep 4 in 2023
Day 1 Home to Budapest
Tonight we board our flight to Hungary, and start our exciting tour in the most attractive countries in central Europe and once in a life time experience of the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.
Accommodation: Prestige Hotel Budapest **** or similar
Day 2 Budapest, Hungary (D)
Welcome to Budapest, the Capital city of Hungary along Danube River, with Buda Hill on the west and Pest on the east. Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel and relax. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Or take an optional bath ($65 p/p) at famous Szechenyi Baths to experience local life.
Day 3 Budapest, Hungary (B)
This morning we visit Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion for spectacular views, historic Old Buda Hill, Parliament, Heroes Square and market hall. Optional tour ($85P/P) to interior visit of Parliament and St. Stephen’s church this afternoon and Danube River cruise with dinner ($110 P/P) this evening.
Day 4 Budapest to Vienna, Austria (B)
We depart Hungary by train and travel through the Austrian countryside to Vienna, former center of the Hapsburg Empire. Upon arrival in Vienna, we’ll have a panoramic city tour with a drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard, to view Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, the monument of Empress Maria Theresia, Votive Church, City Hall, Belvedere Palace, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Afterwards, we tour the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace. Tonight optional evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music” featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.
Accommodation: Hotel Das Tyrol **** or similar
Day 5 Vienna (B)
Full day at leisure to explore Vienna. Visit splendid museums, and explore monumental palaces and cathedrals, walk in the footsteps of historical greatest musicians, order a delicious meals in the elegant local restaurant.
Day 6 Vienna to Salzburg (BD)
Upon arrival we will check in hotel. Tonight we’ll enjoy the Traditional dinner at Gasthof Goldgasse. Relax in the evening, may be taste some special beer at Monks Brewery.
Accommodation: Hotel Garni Frauenschuh Salzburg **** or similar
Day 7 Salzburg (B)
After breakfast we tour the Hohensalzburg, one of the most preserved medieval fortress. Walk along the famous narrow street Getreidegasse in the Old Town with Mozart Sights & Sound of Music Movie Location during the day.
Day 8 Salzburg to Oberammergau, Germany (B)
We’ll drive to Obrammergau this morning, the picturesque Bavarian village. After lunch we witness a performance of the epic once-in-a-decade Passion Play. The performers of event are all native of the village.
Day 9 Oberammergau to Munich (B)
Today we travel to Munich, the exciting capital of Bavaria. We’ll visit the world-famous Glockenspiel; and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés and Beer Garden. Enjoy free time to explore fascinating Munich
Accommodation: Novotel Munchen City Arnulfpark **** or similar
Day 10 Munich to Prague (B)
This morning, depart Munich for the Czech Republic. Enjoy the sights of Central Europe during your journey. Will be arriving at the Czech capital city, Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires" in the afternoon, check in hotel and relax.
Day 11 Prague (BD)
We’ll visit the Royal Castle District at Hradcany, former residence of the Bohemian kings this morning, and enjoy magnificent views of the city and Charles Bridge below. Later we visit St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica, the oldest church in the Castle complex and best preserved Romanesque basilica in Prague.
Day 12 Prague to Home (B)
Say goodbye to Prague as we transfer to airport for your flight home.
Land only price from $4199 p/p based on double occupancy with minimum 16 passengers
Single $1300 p/p
1. Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned transportation with English speaking guide service or commentary by professional driver
2. Accommodation (4 star).
3. Pick-up and drop-off service from airport as specified on the itinerary
4. Meals as specified on itinerary
5. Entrance fees
1. Optional tours
2. Tipping to tour guide and driver.
3. Personal Expense such as laundry, alcoholic beverages and telephone call, Excess baggage.
4. Travel Insurance (optional but highly recommended cancellation/interruption/medical insurance. Please inquire W Holidays).
5.International airfare, and will be added later upon request.
All prices are per person, based on a group of minimum 16 passengers, quoted in Canadian dollars and paid by Cash or Cheque.
Required deposit upon registration is $300 per person; final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
All payments are non-refundable. Price and itinerary are subject to charge due to unforeseen circumstances.