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Oberammergau and the Austrian Tyrol

8 days from £1749*
Departing: May - September 2020
* Price shown: 30 May 2020 from London Stansted - STN
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The extraordinary spectacle of the 2020 Passion Play

Once a decade, in accordance with a solemn oath sworn by their forefathers nearly 400 years ago, the residents of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau re-enact the last week of the life of Jesus. The result is a Passion Play unlike any other, a labour of love produced and performed by 1500 villagers, and presented on a vast open-air stage surrounded by a covered auditorium with space for 5000 spectators.

It's an astonishing endeavour and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those lucky enough to see it, so join us and experience Oberammergau 2020 on an unforgettable tour of the Austrian Tyrol that also includes four-star accommodation, guided tours of the fascinating cities of Innsbruck and Salzburg, and a day of blissful relaxation beside the crystal waters of Lake Achensee.

Oberammergau Passion Play Holiday Highlights

  • Spend six nights in the heart of the idyllic Austrian Tyrol
  • Explore the Tyrolean capital, the former imperial city of Innsbruck
  • Discover the secrets of Salzburg, the 'Sound of Music' city
  • A visit to beautiful Lake Achensee

What does the price include?

  • A Category 2 ticket for the Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play
  • Six nights' half-board accommodation in the four-star Sporthotel Kramsach, Inn Valley, Tyrol
  • One night's bed and breakfast accommodation in a three/four-star guest house in Oberammergau or the surrounding area
  • An evening meal during the play interval
  • A souvenir Passion Play textbook
  • Tours of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Lake Achensee
  • Return flights from the UK to Munich
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Austrian Tyrol Tour Base: Kramsach

A little way from Innsbruck, in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, Kramsach is a traditional village nestled in a rolling landscape of green pastures dotted with farms and forests. Take in the views across the valley floor to the distant peaks of the Brandenburg Alps, visit the fascinating open-air Farmhouse Museum and the unusual Cemetery Museum, or simply relax in a cafe or browse the little shops.

Your Oberammergau 2020 Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Fly from the UK to Germany

Fly to Munich, meet your Tour Manager then relax as our coach carries you through the South Bavaria scenery into Austria and on to your hotel in Kramsach. Spend a first evening settling in to your wonderful surroundings, and enjoying dinner at the hotel (depending on the time of your flight).

Day Two: Included Innsbruck tour

Today's excursion takes you to Imperial Innsbruck. You'll see the landmarks of the city's outskirts, the Wilten Monastery and Olympic ski-jump, and then pass through the historic triumphal arch for a guided tour revealing the sights, including the famous copper-tiled 'Golden Roof' built for Emperor Maximillian I at the start of the 16th Century. Don't forget to stop for coffee and cake in one of the countless cafes in the Old Town before you return to Kramsach in the afternoon.

Day Three: Included Salzburg guided tour

Our next excursion takes you to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Beneath the imposing Hohensalzburg castle and beside the Salzach River, Salzburg is a treasure-trove of onion-domed churches, elegant squares and cobbled thoroughfares. A guided tour will introduce the city's history and highlights, after which you'll have time to explore at your own pace. Don't miss the Castle, which towers 400 feet above the city, and offers predictably wonderful views, or the exquisite Dom cathedral and its frescoes. Connections with Mozart are everywhere, from the Glockenspiel clock on Mozartplatz to the composer's birthplace and his family home (entrances payable locally).

Day Four: Optional excursion to Neuschwanstein

The creation of 'Mad' Ludwig II of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein castle has become an unmistakeable benchmark for fairy-tale castles everywhere, and is the destination on today's optional excursion. Discover its lavish interiors inspired by the operas of Wagner, and take a walk through the forested grounds to the Marienbrucke for an unforgettable view across the treetops to the castle atop its craggy perch.

Day Five: Included trip to Lake Achensee

Our final Tyrolean excursion takes us high above the Bavarian Alps to Lake Achensee. This stunning, turquoise lake is the Tyrol's largest body of water and its beach-fringed, wooded shores are understandably popular with local bathers. Why not cruise across the lake on a steamer, enjoying the stunning views, or simple sit back and relax beside the water's edge?

Day Six: Day at leisure

Spend your final day in Kramsach exploring the town, strolling the surrounding slopes, or simply relaxing at your hotel.

Day Seven: Oberammergau 2020

Today you'll journey the two hours into the Bavarian Alps to Oberammergau. Relax, maybe have a spot of lunch or visit the village museum, which chronicles the development of the Passion Play since its first performance in 1634.

In the early afternoon, you'll take your seat as the story of Christ's Passion unfolds on the vast open-air stage. The unfolding drama, of scenes from the Old and New Testaments, takes place over five hours and two acts. Over 1500 villagers are involved in the production, acting, singing or playing in the orchestra, and the production values are astounding. The acoustics of the auditorium as so carefully engineered that music and dialogue carry to even the furthest seats, despite the fact that no microphones are used.

After the first act there will be an early evening interval during which you'll have time to stretch your legs and enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant, and at the end of the performance, and a unique and unforgettable day, you'll head to a local guesthouse allocated by the Passion Play organisers - a delightful end to an extraordinary experience.

Day Eight: Return flight from Munich to the UK

After breakfast you'll re-board the coach and head back through the spectacular landscapes of Austria and southern Germany to Munich to check in for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 May 2020 £1809
Birmingham
Birmingham 23 May 2020 £1759
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 May 2020 £1759
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 June 2020 £1759
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 June 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 June 2020 £1759
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 June 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 04 July 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 July 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 July 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 22 August 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 29 August 2020 £1819
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 September 2020 £1839
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 September 2020 £1839
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 September 2020 £1839
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 September 2020 £1779
Bristol
Bristol 16 May 2020 £1819
Bristol
Bristol 23 May 2020 £1779
Bristol
Bristol 30 May 2020 £1779
Bristol
Bristol 06 June 2020 £1779
Bristol
Bristol 13 June 2020 £1839
Bristol
Bristol 20 June 2020 £1779
Bristol
Bristol 27 June 2020 £1839
Bristol
Bristol 04 July 2020 £1829
Bristol
Bristol 11 July 2020 £1829
Bristol
Bristol 18 July 2020 £1829
Bristol
Bristol 22 August 2020 £1829
Bristol
Bristol 29 August 2020 £1829
Bristol
Bristol 05 September 2020 £1859
Bristol
Bristol 12 September 2020 £1859
Bristol
Bristol 19 September 2020 £1859
Bristol
Bristol 26 September 2020 £1799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 16 May 2020 £1809
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 May 2020 £1759
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 30 May 2020 £1759
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 June 2020 £1759
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 June 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 June 2020 £1759
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 June 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 July 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 11 July 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 July 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 August 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 August 2020 £1819
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 September 2020 £1839
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 September 2020 £1839
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 19 September 2020 £1839
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 September 2020 £1779
Glasgow
Glasgow 16 May 2020 £1809
Glasgow
Glasgow 23 May 2020 £1759
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 May 2020 £1759
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 June 2020 £1759
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 June 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 June 2020 £1759
Glasgow
Glasgow 27 June 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 July 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 11 July 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 July 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 August 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 29 August 2020 £1819
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 September 2020 £1839
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 September 2020 £1839
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 September 2020 £1839
Glasgow
Glasgow 26 September 2020 £1779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 May 2020 £1789
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 May 2020 £1749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 May 2020 £1749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 June 2020 £1749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 June 2020 £1809
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 June 2020 £1749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 June 2020 £1809
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 July 2020 £1799
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 July 2020 £1799
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 July 2020 £1799
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 August 2020 £1799
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 August 2020 £1799
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 September 2020 £1819
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 September 2020 £1819
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 September 2020 £1819
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 26 September 2020 £1759
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 May 2020 £1789
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 May 2020 £1749
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 May 2020 £1749
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 June 2020 £1749
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 June 2020 £1809
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 June 2020 £1749
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 June 2020 £1809
London Stansted
London Stansted 04 July 2020 £1799
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 July 2020 £1799
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 July 2020 £1799
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 August 2020 £1799
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 August 2020 £1799
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 September 2020 £1819
London Stansted
London Stansted 12 September 2020 £1819
London Stansted
London Stansted 19 September 2020 £1819
London Stansted
London Stansted 26 September 2020 £1759
Manchester
Manchester 16 May 2020 £1809
Manchester
Manchester 23 May 2020 £1759
Manchester
Manchester 30 May 2020 £1759
Manchester
Manchester 06 June 2020 £1759
Manchester
Manchester 13 June 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 20 June 2020 £1759
Manchester
Manchester 27 June 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 04 July 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 11 July 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 18 July 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 22 August 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 29 August 2020 £1819
Manchester
Manchester 05 September 2020 £1839
Manchester
Manchester 12 September 2020 £1839
Manchester
Manchester 19 September 2020 £1839
Manchester
Manchester 26 September 2020 £1779

Sporthotel Sonnenuhr and Oberammergau Area Hotel ★★★★

You will be staying in a four-star hotel in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol followed by a traditional local guesthouse in or near Oberammergau on your final night.