Austria & Germany + Passion Play Oberammergau

  • 9 Days , 2 Countries , 4 Cities
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Neuschwanstein, perched high up on a mountain in the Alps. The shimmering white towers of the castle almost touching the clouds are instantly recognizable to many. Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. “Mad“ King Ludwig II realized this architectural dream and it became world-famous.
Countries Visited Austria, Germany
Places Visited Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Christian Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Vienna, Austria

    After arrival at Vienna airport, you meet your tour escort guide. Depending on the time of arrival, you enjoy an orientation tour of the
    city. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at a pleasant hotel in Vienna.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Explore the Beautiful City of Vienna

    Today, explore the beautiful city of Vienna with its endless number of attractions. Along the famous Ringstrasse, you will see the State Opera House, Hofburg, Art, and Natural History Museum, Parliament, City Hall, and National Theatre. Then stop at Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral) and the Sacher Café, famous for its Sacher Torte (chocolate gateau). The colorfully decorated Hundertwasser House, the Hofburg, and the famous Spanish Riding School are not only architectural highlights but also interesting for their history. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, Empress Sisi’s former summer residence. Dinner and overnight stay again at your hotel in Vienna.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Visit the Monastery of Melk and Stay at Salzburg the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    You travel alongside the Danube through the famous Wienerwald”. Situated high above the river is the monastery of Melk. It is part of the UNESCO world heritage and a landmark of the region. After a guided tour at the monastery, you continue following the Danube. Shortly before the city of Linz, you leave the Danube in the direction of Salzburg. You pass some famous lakes of the region, such as Mondsee, Attersee, Wallersee and Wolfgangsee. Now you reach the great city of Salzburg, the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Visit Mozart’s Birth House and Mozart’s Residence and the City of Salzburg

    In the morning, visit Mozart’s Birth House and Mozart’s Residence. The house in which the great composer was born in 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place where the person behind the artist and his music can be experienced as well as at his birthplace. At Mozart’s Residence, the biographies of the family members and the authentic impressions of everyday family life are displayed. Later you will get an overview of the most popular sights and some of the original filming locations of the film and musical “The Sound of Music”. You will see the Carillon, Salzburg Cathedral, Franciscan Church, Mozart Square, Hofstallgasse, Hohensalzburg Fortress, St. Peter’s Abbey, and Mirabell Palace and Gardens in baroque style. The overnight stay is again in Salzburg.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Reach the calm Island Herreninsel to the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace

    After breakfast, a short drive brings you to Prien on the bank of Lake Chiemsee. After a boat trip, you reach the calm island Herreninsel for a visit to one of Germany’s loveliest royal attractions, the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace. Built-in the 19th century by King Ludwig II, this royal landmark sits among picturesque Bavarian scenery of majestic lakes and mountains. With elegant gardens, walkways, and ornate interiors of gold, glass, and porcelain, this palace reflects pure opulence. Some even say that many of its features, like the vast Hall of Mirrors, surpass that of the Palace of Versailles. After the tour of the castle, you can enjoy and explore the gardens, the park, and the big fountains. Return boat trip to Prien, from where you continue to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Munich.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 6

    Explore the highlights of Munich, the Bavarian Capital

    Today you explore the highlights of Munich, the Bavarian Capital, during a sightseeing tour by bus. Explore the historical city center’s most famous churches, monuments, and squares, including the Old Town Hall, St Peter’s Church, Viktualienmarkt, Odeonsplatz, and the Munich Residenz. The tour continues to the Palace of Nymphenburg, the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens. You will visit the castle and its magnificent interiors as the Baroque Steinerne Saal, the Gallery of Beauties (“Schönheitengalerie”) and you will have a look at the chamber where King Ludwig II was born. Afternoon free time. Overnight in Munich.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Explore Germany’s most visited castle: Neuschwanstein

    Today, explore Germany’s most visited castle: Neuschwanstein, perched high up on a mountain in the Alps. The shimmering white towers of the castle almost touching the clouds are instantly recognizable to many. Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. “Mad“ King Ludwig II realized this architectural dream and it became world-famous. The majestic facade conceals an unbelievable splendor inside: Very exquisite furniture, luxurious decors, and masterly artistry. In the afternoon you continue to a small, picturesque village in the Alps which is known all over the world. Oberammergau, the “Passion Play Village with Heart” is about 1 hour driving time away from Neuschwanstein.

    You will check in at your hotel. Have a look at the information about the Passion Play which you will find in your room.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Discover the Oberammergau and Take your seat at the Passion Play Theater

    Oberammergau is not only known for its Passion Play but also its woodcarving craft and its colorful and attractive frescos known as Lüftlmalereien. In the morning you can explore the lovely village, the museum, the parish church and visit a woodcarving workshop. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then it is time to take your seat at the Passion Play Theater. The play starts at 2:30 pm. It is performed only by locals. All the actors, musicians, and singers as well as the backstage staff are inhabitants of Oberammergau. Between the different scenes of the life of Jesus Christ, you can admire “living pictures” – scenes from the bible are presented as still lives by actual people. After 2.5 hours it is time for a break. Dinner is waiting for you at a restaurant. After dinner, you have the opportunity to stroll around in the village and to do some shopping. At 8:00 pm the second part of the play starts. It will last until approximately 11:00 pm. Transfer back to the hotel after the play.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Depart to Munich Airport Back Home

    Today it is time to say “Goodbye Germany”. After check out transfer
    to Munich airport and flight back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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What’s Included?

  • 6 overnight stays in hotels (2 in Vienna, 2 in Salzburg, 2 in Munich)
  • 2 overnight stays in the Oberammergau region in category C
  • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotels
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach for all transfers, touring, and sightseeing – from Frankfurt airport to Munich airport.
  • English speaking tour escort – from airport to airport
  • 8 dinners at the hotels (either a la carte or buffet) or local restaurants
  • Beverage package during the Passion Play dinner (incl. mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine
    by the glass, coffee, and tea)
  • Luggage service at the hotels (where available)
  • Local English speaking guides:
    • 6 hours: Vienna, Salzburg
    • 4 hours: Munich
    • 1 hour: Monastery Melk
    • 0.5 hours each: Herrenchiemsee Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Entrance fees for
    Vienna: Hofburg, Hundertwasser House, Spanish Riding School, Schönbrunn Palace //
    Melk: Monastery // Salzburg: Mozart’s Birth House, Mozart’s Residence, Hohensalzburg Fortress // Chiemsee: Herrenchiemsee Palace (Herreninsel) // Munich: Nymphenburg Palace // Hohenschwangau: Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Boat on Lake Chiemsee to/from Herreninsel / Carriage to/from the Palace
  • Headphone-system during the whole tour
  • Ticket to the Passion Play in category 2
  • Program booklet of the Passion Play including the text of the play (in English)

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Explore the beautiful city of Vienna
    • Along the famous Ringstrasse, you will see the State
      Opera House, Hofburg, Art and Natural History Museum, Parliament,
      City Hall and National Theatre
    • Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the Sacher Café
    • The colorfully decorated Hundertwasser House,
      the Hofburg and the famous Spanish Riding School
    • Visit the magnificent showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace,
      Empress Sisi’s former summer residence
    • Travel alongside the Danube through the famous “Wienerwald”
    •  Guided tour of the Monastery of Melk
  • Salzburg
    • Sightseeing of some famous lakes of the region, such as Mondsee, Attersee, Wallersee, and Wolfgangsee
    • Visit Mozart’s Birth House and Mozart’s Residence
    • Get an overview of the most popular sights and some of the original filming locations of the film and musical “The Sound of Music”.
    • Visit the Carillon, Salzburg Cathedral, Franciscan Church, Mozart Square, Hofstallgasse, Hohensalzburg Fortress, St. Peter’s Abbey, and Mirabell Palace and Gardens in baroque style.
  • Visit Prienon the bank of Lake Chiemsee
    • Boat trip to reach the calm island Herreninsel for a
      visit Germany’s loveliest royal attractions, the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace
    • Discover the delicious shops that make up the Viktualienmarkt.
    • Visit St. Peter’s Church, the Odeonsplatz, and the Munich Residence.
    • Explore Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens.
    • Explore Germany’s most famous castle! Neuschwanstein
  • Visit “Passion Play village with heart”, Oberammergau
    • Explore the lovely village, the museum, the parish church, and visit a wood carving workshop.
    • Take your seat in the Passion Play Theater.
      • Witness different scenes from the last days of the life of Jesus Christ
      • Admire the “living pictures”, displaying moments from the bible as still live with real people.

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