10-Day Tour: Oberammergau with Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Venture to some of the most charming destinations in the world, brimming with history and culture: Germany, Switzerland and Austria, passing through the remote region of Oberammergau, on a 10-day tour of this picturesque part of Europe. From fairy-tale settings to historic monuments and winding rivers, your magical journey will be filled with glorious sights and exciting adventures such as a River Rhine cruise, a mystical drive through the Black Forest and a night in Oberammergau, witnessing the world-famous Passion Play – a recreation of Jesus' passion, involving over 2,000 actors, singers and musicians that only happens once a decade. Plus enjoy nine nights of accommodation, unique dining experiences, private transportation, local travel guides and more.
- 9 nights hotel accommodation in Mainz, Heidelberg, Lucerne, Oberammergau, Salzburg, Munich
- Select meals including daily breakfasts and four dinners
- Category one seating at Oberammergau's famous Passion Play performance
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides as per itinerary
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- All tipping, gratuities, hotel taxes, fees, hotel porterage and service charges
There’s something about the triumvirate of Germany, Switzerland and Austria that makes it the dream alpine vacation. Spectacular mountains run from border to border, framing medieval German castles and fairytale Swiss cities, echoing with the sound of Mozart's music in Austria's glorious hills and historical city centres.
What You'll Love...
The Experiences – Discover the rich cultural heritage, visit fascinating cities and witness the world's most famous Passion Play
Start your adventure by taking in the breathtaking panorama of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses on a Rhine River Cruise. Pass the legendary Lorelei rock rising vertically from the waters, named after the folkloric nymph who threw herself into the river in a tragic love affair – and continues to lure sailors with her ‘murmuring’ siren song.
Drive through the scenic Black Forest region, an area of unrivalled natural beauty with its dense forests of thick pine trees. View the charming traditional homes with their long sloping roofs nestled in the forest and admire the thunderous Rhine Falls - one of Europe’s largest and most impressive waterfalls.
Visit the heart of Switzerland, the stunning city of Lucerne – a jewel of preserved medieval architecture, sitting amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Walk one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe, Chapel Bridge, taste chocolate in the best chocolatier shops and embrace the serene atmosphere of this enchanting city.
Drive through glorious alpine scenery to visit Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig's fantasy castle of Neuschwanstein, the most visited castle in Germany, perched high above the valley below. Lauded for its romantic architecture, the castle boasts two magnificent halls with dazzling, extravagant decorations in gold and blue.
Travel to the tranquil town of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, known for its once-a-decade performance of the Passion Play, a moving performance that you will have the chance to attend. Witness the work of over 2,000 artists as they recreate the final days of Jesus' life, from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion and resurrection.
Explore Salzburg, a baroque gem famous for being Mozart's birthplace. Retrace the steps of young Mozart, visiting his house and strolling around the lush gardens of the city.
Last but not least, journey to Munich, where tradition and modern sit side by side. Enjoy the daily display of the Glockenspiel Clock, showcasing life-size figures dancing to music and visit the striking Olympic Stadium, main venue of the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Optional Tours – Visit Obersalzberg and Dachau Memorial
Explore the ruins of Obersalzberg in Salzburg, once a mountain retreat for senior Nazi SS officers, in the countryside. Transfer to special motor coaches adapted for the scenic mountain climb and ascend to Hitler's notorious ‘Eagle's Nest.’
Now serving as a memorial to the victims of the tragic Holocaust, Dachau Concentration Camp was the first camp to open under Hitler's rise to power in 1933. The tour will give you the opportunity to reflect on the tragic events that happened during the darkest period of history.
Your Package Includes
- Nine nights of hotel accommodation including one night each in Mainz, Heidelberg and Salzburg, and two nights each in Lucerne, Oberammergau region and Munich
- Select meals including nine breakfasts and four dinners with a glass of wine
- Hotel porterage
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides per itinerary
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver
The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
Valid for Departure Dates:
4 June 2020
2, 16, 30 July 2020
27 August 2020
Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights and airport transfers are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Mainz on your chosen tour start date.
Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.
Twin-share package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged eight years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.
*Single traveller surcharge: *If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge applies, payable directly to the tour company when confirming your booking. AU$1200 on 4 June, 2 July and 27 August. AU$650 on 16 and 30 July, 2020.
Guests must be aged eight years or older.
Maximum tour capacity is 42 guests.
Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.
Please note, gratuities are included for your tour manager and coach driver. Tipping for other services is at your own discretion.
Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights to and from Australia and airport transfers are not included with this package.
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.
All activities and services are subject to availability.
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