Oberammergau Passion Play, Switzerland, Austria

Oberammergau Passion Play, Switzerland,  Austria

10 days * 14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 dinners

Highlights:

  • Bern

  • Chateau de Chillon

  • Montreyux

  • GoldenPass Panoramic Train

  • Gstaad,

  • Lucerne,

  • Innsbruck

  • Austrian Alps

  • Salzburg

  • Mirabell Gardens

  • St. Peter’s Restaurant

  • Bavaria

  • Oberammergau Passion Play

  • Linderhof Palace

  • Fussen

  • Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 1

Friday, September 11, 2020
Overnight Flight

Day 2

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Bern, Switzerland
Your tour opens in Bern, the capital of Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in the Swiss countryside. The cobbled Old Town section is so well preserved that residents who lived here 500 years ago would still find it familiar today. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue.

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Day 3

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Bern
Explore Bern on a panoramic sightseeing tour featuring the Bundeshaus ( the Swiss Parliament), the Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens and the Gothic cathedral which dominates Old Town's skyline. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently,. Perhaps you will take the funicular ride up Gurten Mountain which affords beautiful views of Bern.

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Day 4

Monday, September 14, 2020
Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Montreux, Gstaad, Bern Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, Medieval Chateau de Chillon
This princely residence faces the lake but puts forth the image of an imposing fortress from the mountains. Later enjoy inspiring Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Discover the delightful ambience of this world-famous Alpine Ski resort with its numerous traditional wood chalets. This evening's dinner is included at one of Bern's great restaurants.

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Day 5

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Bern, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Austria
Set out for Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Enjoy a leisurely paced Altstadt ( Old Town) walking tour, and discover the hidden treasures of the city. Lucerne has more that 800 years of history. Explore such medieval treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge (1833); the famous Water Tower which has served as a prison, watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from natural rock to commemorate the heroic Swiss Guard. En route to Innsbruck we make our way through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest German -speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps.

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Day 6

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Innsbruck
This morning, it's your choice! Choose one of two leisurely walking tours: join a local guide as you discover the city's history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien Strasse, the Hofburg and the Golden Roof; or, you may embark on a tour focusing on Innsbrucks unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump.

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Day 7

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Innsbruck, Salzburg, Innsbruck
Travel Through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (see in tThe Sound of Music); the quaint Getreidegasse (birthplace of Mozart); and many other highlights of this beautiful city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to independently explore and enjoy Salzburg's fabulous sights. Complete your day with a delightful dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, the oldest in Austria and still owned by the monks.

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Day 8

Friday, September 18, 2020
Innsbruck, Oberammergau, Germany - Passion Play
Cross the border into Bavaria, Germany to the quaint village of Oberammergau. This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. the original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. During a break of the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.

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Day 9

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Oberammergau - Linderhof Palace-Fussen, Munich
Begin your day with a visit to Linderhof Palace, one of the most artisitc and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. It is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete. Behind the Baroque facade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation, with many sculptural elements showing workmanship of an incomparable artistic quality. Next, enjoy free time to explore medieval Fussen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle before gathering for a farewell dinner clebrating the end of a memorable trip.

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Day 10

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Munich - Tour Ends

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Cost Per Person:

$6099.00 pp Double Occupancy

$7349.00 Single Occupancy 

 

Package Includes:

  • Round trip Motorcoach Transportation to Philadelphia Int’l Airport

  • Round trip air from Philadelphia Int’l Airport

  • Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full)

  • Hotel Transfers

  • Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $500 per person

  • Hotel Accommodations/Hotel Taxes

-          3 Nights-Hotel Bern, Bern

-          3 Nights-Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck

-          1 Night – Oberammergau regional Hotel, Oberammergau Region

-          1 Night – Moevenpick Hotel Munchen Airport, Munich

(on some dates alternate hotels may be used)

  • Sightseeing and Admission Charges (as outlined in itinerary)

  • Baggage Handling

  • 8 Breakfasts

  • 1 Lunch

  • 5 Dinners

  • Tour Escorted by a Collette Vacations Tour Manager

     

If interested please call or stop in for a more detailed itinerary!

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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R & J Lot R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA
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