Oberammergau, Alpine Lakes and Sounds of Music tour 2020- OBL
Number of Days: 8
Explore the Austrian Lakes and Bavaria on this 8 day guided tour.
The world famous Oberammergau Passion Play is a re-enactment of a play pledged at a moment of mortal threat.
After suffering and death from the plague in the 17th century, the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria made a pledge that if the village was spared further suffering, they would perform a play dedicated to the passion of Christ, every 10 years.
They have maintained this pledge, from the first in 1634, right through until now. Don't wait until 2030! This is your chance to experience this "once in a decade" event for yourself in 2020.
DAY 1: MUNICH
Arrive at Munich Airport and transfer to your hotel in the Oberammergau area for 2 nights. A welcome dinner is included this evening.D
DAY 2: OBERAMMERGAU AND THE PASSION PLAY
On arrival Oberammergau explore the picturesque town at leisure and perhaps visit the Museum, to discover more about the Play and the region's wood carving history. The play starts after lunch and there is an included dinner in the 3 hour interval. Transfer to the hotel after the Play finishes.B,D
DAY 3: SALZBURG
After breakfast we drive to Salzburg for a locally guided walking tour of the city. Remember the 'Sound of Music'? well on this tour you'll see some of the movie's historic sights and filming locations, including Leopoldskron Palace, Frohnburg Palace and the impressive Mirabell Palace Gardens. After our 9included lunch you’re free to explore at leisure, before continuing to our hotel in St Georgen, our base for 5 nights. Dinner in the hotel restaurant this evening. B,L,D
DAY 4: BERCHTESGADEN, LAKE KÖNIGSSEE, CRUISE
Today we visit Berchtesgaden - a picturesque Bavarian market town and nearby Lake Königssee (King's Lake). We cruise on the emerald-green waters surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery to St Bartholomä Peninsula and its old Baroque-style church topped by red flame shaped domes.B
DAY 5: SALZKAMMERGUT, CRUISE, CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP
We have a scenic drive through the Salzkammergut, the Austrian Lake District. Highlights include Lake Fuschl and Lake Mondsee, where the beautiful twin-towered church was the setting for the wedding scene in 'The Sound of Music'. You'll also visit the picturesque village of St Gilgen on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, where you'll learn how the well-known Mozartkugeln chocolates are produced and have a chance to make one of your very own.A cruise across the lake takes you to picturesque St Wolfgang. We then travel to Lake Traunsee before returning to our hotel. B
DAY 6: BAD ISCHL, HALLSTATT, SALT MINES
Today we visit the spa town of Bad Ischl and have a tour of the 'Kaiservilla', the elegant summer residence of Emperor Franz Josef, where he signed the declaration of war on Serbia, leading to WWI. Next continue to the beautiful lakeside village of Hallstatt, famous for its salt mines.B
DAY 7: HOHENWERFEN FORTRESS
We travel to the mighty Hohenwerfen Fortress today on a hill over Salzachtal Valley and recognisable from the film 'Where Eagles Dare'. During your tour discover more about medieval life in the castle and see amazing views. The castle is also home to a falconry museum.B
DAY 8: MUNICH
Today you'll transfer to Munich Airport for your onward flight(s). B
Our escorted tours include Passion Play tickets, transfers, coach transport, cruises, meals and entrances as per itinerary. we can also recommend pre and post tour extensions.
- $5995 per person twin share. Single supplement $2890.