Oberammergau Passion Play, Tyrol And Lake Constance
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TSHEEGATAOB
- Travel Type: Coach
- Experience the acclaimed 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play with Category 1 tickets
- Enjoy the scenery of Austria’s beautiful Tyrol
- See Lake Constance, taking the boat from Bregenz and Lindau
- Visit Stams Abbey and Innsbruck
- Enjoy a traditional Tyrolean evening in St Anton
In 2020, the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau will host again the world-famous Passion Play, performed as a tradition by the local inhabitants every ten years, for almost four centuries.
The story began in 1633, when Central Europe was suffering from the Thirty Years War, which resulted in widespread poverty and disease, with the Black Plague spreading and claiming many lives. The villagers vowed that if God were to spare them from this devastating illness ravaging the region, they would perform a play every ten years, depicting the life and death of Jesus. The play was first performed in 1634 on a stage set up in a cemetery above the graves of the recent plague victims. Now performed in a dedicated theatre holding nearly 5,000 spectators, the 42nd Passion Play expects 500,000 visitors from across the world.
Join our fantastic break, where you can experience this dramatic play, as well as discovering the wonderful scenery of Austria – all in one holiday!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1: UK to France
We join our coach and make our way via Calais to France, and onward to our overnight hotel this evening.
Day 2: France to Oberammergau
We journey southwards into Bavaria to Oberammergau, where we will stay for two nights in a 3-star hotel or guest house. Your accommodation will be in the surrounding area of Oberammergau and details will be on your final travel documents.
Day 3: Oberammergau Passion Play
We are transferred into Oberammergau, where we have a light lunch, then this afternoon we will enjoy the performance of the 2020 Passion Play, with a break for dinner locally. The play is due to finish at 10.30 pm, then you will then be transferred back to your 3-star hotel or guest house. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Oberammergau to St Anton
Today we leave Germany and travel southwards through Bavaria and across the border into Austria. We journey through the Tyrol scenery to reach lovely St Anton. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Stams Abbey, Seefeld & Innsbruck
We enjoy an excursion today seeing beautiful Stams Abbey, going on to call at Seefeld and then Innsbruck. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: St Anton
Enjoy a day at your leisure in St Anton. Why not make use of your local St Anton pass, which has free and discounted travel in the surrounding area. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7: Lake Constance
We head to Lake Constance, calling at pretty Bregenz and then take a boat trip across into Germany where we visit Lindau, before returning to St Anton. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8: St Anton
Relax and enjoy your surroundings in St Anton, or you may choose to join our optional scenic passes excursion. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9: St Anton to France
We leave Austria behind us today and travel westwards into France for our final overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10: France to UK
We make our way back home, travelling via Calais. (Breakfast)
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Oberammergau Passion Play - Included
Taking place just once every ten years, we experience the dramatic Passion Play, where the villagers of Oberammergau fulfil their promise from 1633 and perform this outstanding cultural event to pilgrims from all over the world. A testimony to their religious faith, this impressive play portrays the life of Jesus.
Stams Abbey, Seefeld and Innsbruck - Included
We call at the pretty village of Stams, where we visit the beautiful abbey for a guided tour before going on to see the alpine town of Seefeld. After some time to explore we call at Innsbruck, known as the ‘capital’ of Austria’s Tyrol region.
Lake Constance - Bregenz to Lindau - Included
Lake Constance is known locally as Bodensee, a stunning freshwater lake, situated between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Today we visit Bregenz, before taking a boat and admiring the scenery on the short crossing over to Germany. Here we will have some free time in charming Lindau.Back to top