Experience the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play, cruise the beautiful Danube River and explore Europe on this fabulous 2022 escorted tour.
Tour commences in Munich and concludes at Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino International Airport, Rome. N.B: Group members should arrive in Munich the night prior to the tour commencement, due to early start on day one of the tour.
DAY 1 MON: MUNICH, PASSAU – GERMANY
This morning we depart Munich for Passau, a German city on the Austrian border and at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Known as the Three Rivers City. it's overlooked by a 13th-century hilltop fortress housing a city museum and observation tower.
The old town is known for its baroque architecture, including St. Stephen's Cathedral with distinctive onion-domed towers.
This afternoon we embark on our Danube River cruise. Time to mingle with other group members and explore the vessel before we enjoy our included welcome dinner on board.B,D
Day 2 TUE: KREMS - AUSTRIA
Today we have an included tour of Krems followed by a visit to the Benedictine Gottweig Abbey.The historic riverside city of Krems has a rich history of wine production, charming old architecture and quaint streets and shops. B,L,D
Day 3 WED: ESZTERGOM, BUDAPEST - HUNGARY
This morning we have an included excursion to the imposing basilica of Esztergom, the largest church in Hungary. We then continue to Budapest to experience this beautiful riverside city by night.Tonight enjoy our included show of traditional Hungarian folk dance and music. B,L,D
Day 4 THURS: BUDAPEST - HUNGARY
Budapest is bisected by the River Danube combining the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. Check out the funicular up Castle Hill to the Old Town dating from Roman times, Trinity Square, 13th-C Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion offering sweeping city views. We have another day to enjoy this jewel of the Danube, or visit Puszta and see a traditional horse riding exhibition. B,L,D
Day 5 FRI: BRATISLAVA - SLOVAKIA
Next stop is Bratislava - surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains. Our included afternoon city tour includes Bratislava Castle overlooking the old town. This evening we enjoy the magnificent city lights. B,L,D
Day 6 SAT: VIENNA - AUSTRIA
We have an included city tour of beautiful Vienna including State Opera, Burgtheater, Hofburg, Parliament, Town hall and Votive Church. B,L,D
Day 7 SUN: LINZ -YBBS - AUSTRIA
Today we explore another Danube River town situated between Salzberg and Vienna. Check out the old city centre or optional excursions available on board. N.B: Exact itinerary for today is dependent upon river levels. B,L,D
Day 8 MON: PASSAU, OBERAMMERGAU - GERMANY
We depart this morning and transfer by coach to the Bavarian Alps and our base for the next 2 nights. Our hotel is surrounded by the Bavarian Alps and quaint villages. Time to mingle with the other group members and explore the hotel before we enjoy our included welcome dinner tonight. Hotel Zugspitze Mercure Rheinischer Hof Garmisch. B,D
Day 9 TUE: THE PASSION PLAY - BAVARIAN ALPS
Today is the big day. Free morning until the play starts this afternoon. Explore beautiful Oberammergau, with its many painted and colourful houses and buildings. Check out the marvellous Christmas shops, churches and carving displays. The performance is in two sessions with a break in between. We have an included meal during this break. We have your theatre tickets, meal voucher and English guide book ready for you to enjoy this fabulous “once in a decade” event. B,D
Day 10 WED: VERONA - ITALY
We depart the Bavarian Alps this morning for Verona – famous for its fabulous architecture and Juliet’s Balcony. Overnight Verona. B
Day 11 THURS: ASSISI - ITALY
Assisi – famous as the home of St’s Francis and Clare. Our tour includes the magnificent Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, the Portiuncula Chapel restored and used by St Francis, (and also the place where St Clare received her religious habit beginning the Order of the Poor Clares), the Rose Garden and the Basilca of St Francis. B
Day 12 FRI: ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY
Following breakfast this morning depart for Rome where we have a visit to the magnificent Vatican Museums and St Peters - the heart of Catholicism where spiritual and artistic excellence includes masterpieces of renowned artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini and Raphael. B
Day 13 SAT: ROME
Free time to explore the famous and beautiful Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. This evening we have an included farewell dinner to say goodbye to our, by now good friends in the group departing tomorrow. B,D
Day 14 SUN: ROME
Unless you are extending your holiday in Italy, the tour concludes after breakfast this morning with a transfer to Rome Fiumicino FCO International Airport. B
- Meals: B = Continental breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Welcome and other dinners - as per final itinerary.
- Twin share ensuite hotel accommodation and ensuite cabin on river vessel.
- Services of Tour host / Chaplain.
- Oberammergau Passion Play tickets and other excursions shown as “included” in the final itinerary.
- Coach transport and transfers
- All incorporated hotel, port and local taxes and road tolls.
- Airfares. Optional or additional activities. Gratuities, Items other than specifically shown as included on the final itinerary.
- Enquire for more information. From $9,790.00 based on Twin Share