THE PASSION PLAY
IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, the black plague
ravaged Europe, killing one third of its population. The people
of Oberammergau prayed to be spared, vowing that every decade
they would present a play depicting the passion of Jesus Christ.
Generation after generation of villagers have kept
the vow since 1634. The story unravels before your eyes from His
triumphal entry into Jerusalem to His resurrection.
THE ROLES have been passed on from father to son, mother
to daughter, strictly adhering to the traditions of the
forefathers. THIS IS AN EVENT TO BEHOLD.
Day 1 - New York, NY
We depart on our overnight fl ight to Munich. Dinner and breakfast will
be served on the fl ight.
Day 2 - Munich/Oberammergau
Upon our arrival in Munich we are met by our guide and bus driver and
assisted through the airport formality. We board our bus to start our
sightseeing. Explore the city center and experience the city's highlights.
Visit the Frauenkirche Cathedral and the famous Munich Hofbräuhaus.
Then enjoy some free time to experience the fl air of the Viktualienmarkt.
After, we will drive to Oberammergau in the heart of the Ammergauer
Alps. Dinner and Overnight. (D)
Day 3 -Neuschwanstein - Oberammergau
After breakfast drive to the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle for a
guided tour. This Castle was commenced by the Bavarian King Ludwig II in
1869 and never completed. He saw it as a monument to medieval culture
and kingship, which he revered and wanted to imitate. Built and furnished
in medieval styles, and equipped with the latest technology of the period,
it is the most famous work of historicism and the embodiment of
German idealism. Enjoy a guided tour through the castle. Continue our
tour with a visit to the “Wieskirche,” a magnifi cently equipped pilgrimage
church. We will see the interior of the church (if possible). Drive back to
Oberammergau and enjoy the magnifi cent views of this beautiful area.
Dinner and Overnight. (B,D)
Day 4 - Oberammergau – Linderhof – Ettal
After breakfast we will drive to Linderhof Castle, the smaller castle built
by King Ludwig II, which is only 15 km from Oberammergau. Here we
will have a guided tour through the castle and a short walk through the
garden. On the way back to Oberammergau, we will have a short stop at
the monastery of Ettal, founded in the year 1330. Once we arrive back
in Oberammergau we will enjoy a guided city tour to see the colored
houses, the Catholic Church and the Passion play theatre. Dinner and
Day 5 - Oberammergau – Salzburg
After breakfast drive via Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Seefeld to Salzburg.
Today we will visit the DOM and the Abbey of St. Peter, the residence and
the fortress, Mozart's birthplace, the festival houses, the oldest pharmacy
and the oldest coffee house, the Salzach, the City Mountains and more.
During this walking tour of the city we will have the opportunity to visit
the inside of Mozart's house or birthplace. We will also have time to
walk through the old city for shopping or to have a “Sacher-Torte” with
an original coffee. After, we drive to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - Salzburg – Vienna
After breakfast drive to Vienna for a city bus tour. If you are in Vienna for
the fi rst time, this tour offers you a comprehensive overview of the history
and the most important buildings of the former imperial residence.
Drive along the ring road with its magnifi cent buildings, see the world
famous Vienna State Opera, the former imperial residence Hofburg, the
parliament, the town hall and the Burgtheater. Passing Vienna's impressive
Baroque church, the Charles, we drive to the historic summer residence
of Prince Eugen, the Belvedere Palace. The view from here of Vienna has
fascinated people since the Baroque period. Visit the Prater amusement
park, home to the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, and the Danube International
School. Dinner and overnight national in Vienna.
Day 7 - New York, NY
Breakfast at the hotel prior to check out and transfer to the airport for
your return fl ight home. Arrive home the same day. (B)
* (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included in the price:
• Round-trip from New York Area Gateway
(includes fuel surcharges and taxes)
• 5 nights in superior tourist class hotels
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Airport-hotel transfers
• Hotel taxes
• Touring by Private Air Motorcoach
• Services of a Professional Tour Escort
• Optional Insurance (recommended)
• Single Supplement $400.00
• Meals not mentioned