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See the Oberammergau Passion Play + Tour the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria & Switzerland (Sept 2022)

A once-in-a-decade opportunity!

The villagers of Oberammergau, Germany have staged the Passion Play once a decade since 1634. After a two-year postponement, this rare opportunity will return in 2022 - your last chance to see it performed until 2030! You'll also catch a wonderful variety of Eastern and Central European highlights.

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$6,480PP
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DURATION
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11 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Sample many of Eastern Europe's hightlights on this varied tour.

Travel through four magnificent countries on this fully guided 12-day tour of Eastern Europe, all with an experienced and knowledgeable Travel Director on hand to take care of everything.

Inclusions

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Your tour includes the following meals.

  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner
  • 5 Dinners with wine

What to expect:

  • Highly skilled Tour Director will serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas, ensuring your journey is seamless.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

Accommodation

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Your tour accommodation includes:

  • Le Palais Art Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic (2 nights)
  • Hotel Altes Brauhaus, Rothenburg, Germany
  • Munich Marriott Hotel, Munich, Germany (2 nights)
  • Hotel Grauer Bar, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Oberammergau & surrounding Villages, Oberammergau, Germany
  • Crystal Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland (2 nights)
  • Sunstar Alpine Hotel Grindelwald, Switzerland
  • Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Airport, Switzerland

Note: Your village stay in Oberammergau will be on a twin share basis only, with single travellers sharing accommodation. Please contact us for more information.

Travel dates

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1 Departure only 18 - 29 September 2022

  • Twin Share pricing from A$6,480 per person
  • Solo Traveller pricing from A$8,207

This tour commences in Prague, Czech Republic and finishes in Zurich, Switzerland. Why not extend your stay pre or post tour.

Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.
Our experienced consultants can also happily help with flights, pre/post-tour accommodation and travel insurance.

Itinerary

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Day 1- Welcome to Prague

On arrival into Prague, enjoy a complimentary transfer to your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 or 15:30. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions tonight for a welcome drink and dinner in the Old Town.

Meals - Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Prague Sightseeing

Prague Sightseeing Join a Local Expert for a guided visit to one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Start with the 1000-year-old Prague Castle, where you can admire the stained glass of St Vitus Cathedral and spectacular views over the city. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The city is then yours to explore. Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local lagers, alongside the Czech cuisine. 

Meals - Breakfast

Day 3 - Prague to Rothenburg

Our first stop is Plzeň’s most popular attraction the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, in operation since 1842 and arguably home to the world’s best beer. Our guided excursion includes a trip to the old cellars and a glass of unpasteurized nectar at the end. We then continue across the border in Germany and to the true medieval gem, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (meaning ‘above the Tauber River’) located along the Romantic Road. Tonight, we enjoy dinner in the old town, when the lamplight casts its spell on the quiet streets.

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 - Rothenburg to Munich

Plunge back into the 16th century during your orientation with your Travel Director as you walk through narrow cobbled streets lined with high-gabled houses to the market square, dominated by its Renaissance town hall. With an artisan baker, enjoy a demonstration and learn about the history of the traditional pastry Schneeballen (snowball), followed by a tasting. Later, journey along the romantic heart of Germany to Neuschwanstein, a fairy-tale castle spectacularly perched on an Alpine mountainside. Visit King Ludwig II’s favorite castle, which was supposedly the inspiration for many of Walt Disney’s castles. Admire the exuberantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. Reach fun-loving Munich where our hotel is located for the next two nights.

Meals - Breakfast

Day 5 - Munich

Be welcomed into fun-loving Munich for an orientation tour which shows you the Feldernhalle on the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, English Garden, Hofbrauhaus, St Peters Church, and the famous Marienplatz. Munich hosts the most famous beer festival in the world: Oktoberfest, which has been running since 1810 and now sees over six million visitors each year. This afternoon enjoy the festival atmosphere, amusement rides, entertainment, beer and local Bavarian specialties for dinner. With tables reserved, your dedicated host will ensure you have a memorable time.

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 - Munich to Innsbruck

Journey across the Austrian border and to Tyrol, traveling to the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck, set in a valley of snow-capped mountain peaks. Your Travel Director provides an orientation of the city to see its 14th century houses of the Old Town, the impressive Imperial Palace and the delightful Golden Roof.

Meals - Breakfast

Day 7 - Oberammergau passion play

Pass the magnificent Dolomites as your journey continues north to Oberammergau, situated in the heart of the Bavarian Alps and home of the Passion Play since 1634. Take your premium seats to witness the world famous Passion Play, re-enacting the last days of Christ on earth. After a break for dinner, the captivating performance continues into the evening.

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Oberammergau to St Moritz

Take in the stunning views of the beautiful Engadine Valley, as you enter Switzerland heading for the chic Alpine resort of St. Moritz. Enjoy St. Moritz’s marvelous scenery, fresh air and perhaps visit its many luxury boutiques. (B, D)

Day 9 - Leisure Time in St Moritz

Enjoy a day at leisure to jostle with the jetset in the elegant boutiques. You may even choose to step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe’s most outstanding train journeys.

Meals - Breakfast

Day 10 - St Moritz to Interlaken area

Step aboard the world-famous Glacier Express for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. Picturesque landscapes of ice-capped mountains and stone-built villages, with chalet-style houses, will be in sight as you ascend to the highest point of the route, 2,033 meters to the icy Oberalp Pass. The modern panorama viewing car means you won’t miss a thing on your descent to Andermatt. Then continue to Interlaken, a beautiful traditional resort town in the mountainous region of central Switzerland. Built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the emerald-colored waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

Meals - Breakfast

Day 11 - Lucerne and on to Zurich

Continue on to beautiful Lucerne where your sightseeing will show you its many highlights. See the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall, the covered bridges and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.  In the afternoon continue to Zurich where this evening join your traveling companions at a local restaurant. Your Celebration Dinner is accompanied with wine – raise your glass to toast to your adventure.

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 12 - Depart Zürich

After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions. Your departure transfer to Zürich will arrive at 08:00 am.

Meals - Breakfast

Questions

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Your wellbeing is our top priority

  • Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customised luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customised luxury coaches.
  • Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Non-refundable deposit of $770 per person applies, payable within 7 days

Note: Accommodation in Oberammergau may be on a twin share basis only (no solo).