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Oberammergau and the Austrian Tyrol

8 days from £1749*
Departing: May - September 2020
* Price shown: 06 June 2020 from BRS - BM1845
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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.

Tour 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 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
BHX
BHX 16 May 2020 £1809
BHX
BHX 23 May 2020 £1759
BHX
BHX 30 May 2020 £1759
BHX
BHX 06 June 2020 £1759
BHX
BHX 13 June 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 20 June 2020 £1759
BHX
BHX 27 June 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 04 July 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 11 July 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 18 July 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 22 August 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 29 August 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 05 September 2020 £1819
BHX
BHX 12 September 2020 £1839
BHX
BHX 19 September 2020 £1839
BHX
BHX 26 September 2020 £1779
BRS
BRS 16 May 2020 £1819
BRS
BRS 23 May 2020 £1779
BRS
BRS 30 May 2020 £1779
BRS
BRS 06 June 2020 £1749
BRS
BRS 13 June 2020 £1839
BRS
BRS 20 June 2020 £1779
BRS
BRS 27 June 2020 £1839
BRS
BRS 04 July 2020 £1829
BRS
BRS 11 July 2020 £1829
BRS
BRS 18 July 2020 £1829
BRS
BRS 22 August 2020 £1829
BRS
BRS 29 August 2020 £1829
BRS
BRS 05 September 2020 £1859
BRS
BRS 12 September 2020 £1859
BRS
BRS 19 September 2020 £1859
BRS
BRS 26 September 2020 £1799
EDI
EDI 16 May 2020 £1809
EDI
EDI 23 May 2020 £1759
EDI
EDI 30 May 2020 £1759
EDI
EDI 06 June 2020 £1759
EDI
EDI 13 June 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 20 June 2020 £1759
EDI
EDI 27 June 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 04 July 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 11 July 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 18 July 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 22 August 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 29 August 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 05 September 2020 £1819
EDI
EDI 12 September 2020 £1839
EDI
EDI 19 September 2020 £1839
EDI
EDI 26 September 2020 £1779
GLA
GLA 16 May 2020 £1809
GLA
GLA 23 May 2020 £1759
GLA
GLA 30 May 2020 £1759
GLA
GLA 06 June 2020 £1759
GLA
GLA 13 June 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 20 June 2020 £1759
GLA
GLA 27 June 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 04 July 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 11 July 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 18 July 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 22 August 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 29 August 2020 £1819
GLA
GLA 05 September 2020 £1839
GLA
GLA 12 September 2020 £1839
GLA
GLA 19 September 2020 £1839
GLA
GLA 26 September 2020 £1779
LGW
LGW 16 May 2020 £1789
LGW
LGW 23 May 2020 £1749
LGW
LGW 30 May 2020 £1749
LGW
LGW 06 June 2020 £1749
LGW
LGW 13 June 2020 £1809
LGW
LGW 20 June 2020 £1749
LGW
LGW 27 June 2020 £1809
LGW
LGW 04 July 2020 £1799
LGW
LGW 11 July 2020 £1799
LGW
LGW 18 July 2020 £1799
LGW
LGW 22 August 2020 £1799
LGW
LGW 29 August 2020 £1799
LGW
LGW 05 September 2020 £1819
LGW
LGW 12 September 2020 £1819
LGW
LGW 19 September 2020 £1819
LGW
LGW 26 September 2020 £1759
MAN
MAN 16 May 2020 £1809
MAN
MAN 23 May 2020 £1759
MAN
MAN 30 May 2020 £1759
MAN
MAN 06 June 2020 £1759
MAN
MAN 13 June 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 20 June 2020 £1759
MAN
MAN 27 June 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 04 July 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 11 July 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 18 July 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 22 August 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 29 August 2020 £1819
MAN
MAN 05 September 2020 £1839
MAN
MAN 12 September 2020 £1839
MAN
MAN 19 September 2020 £1839
MAN
MAN 26 September 2020 £1779
STN
STN 16 May 2020 £1789
STN
STN 23 May 2020 £1749
STN
STN 30 May 2020 £1749
STN
STN 06 June 2020 £1749
STN
STN 13 June 2020 £1809
STN
STN 20 June 2020 £1749
STN
STN 27 June 2020 £1809
STN
STN 04 July 2020 £1799
STN
STN 11 July 2020 £1799
STN
STN 18 July 2020 £1799
STN
STN 22 August 2020 £1799
STN
STN 29 August 2020 £1799
STN
STN 05 September 2020 £1819
STN
STN 12 September 2020 £1819
STN
STN 19 September 2020 £1819
STN
STN 26 September 2020 £1759

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.

Further Information

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Booking optional excursions

If you'd like to join any of the optional excursions on this tour, please be aware that they are only available in advance and that it will not be possible to book them once you arrive on holiday.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. This includes reversing the itinerary. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 11th and 31st August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply.