About the tour: Oberammergau Passion Play & the Magic of Austria

On this two tiered coach holiday, centred around the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play, we see some of Austria and Germany’s most famous sights and cities. In Germany, we enjoy time in Cologne, pay a visit to the picturesque Rhine Valley and witness the beautiful Old Town and castle of Heidelberg. After a few days seeing the stunning sights, we head to Oberammergau, where we experience an evening filled with emotion at the Oberammergau Passion Play. After a moving evening, we leave Germany and head for the splendours of Austria. Enjoy time in Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol and see the ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg. Before we return home, we offer guests the opportunity to visit some of the most scenic sights in Austria, as we journey along the Alpenstrasse to Lake Achensee. The perfect way to end this unique and exiting holiday.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 6 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Convenient local joining points

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    We leave Belgium and head to the city of Cologne with its splendid Gothic cathedral and twin spires that dominate the skyline. After free time we continue along the Rhine Valley with the opportunity to enjoy an optional relaxing cruise along the river to admire the sedate scenery of the vineyards and castles that adorn the valley. We continue to the Mannheim area for our overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
    • Rhine Valley

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Rhine River Cruise
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Enjoy an included morning visit to the picturesque town of Heidelberg which lies on the River Neckar and is famed for its university, dating back to 1386, its castle and Old Town – the ‘Altstadt’. After time for lunch, we head south to our accommodation in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay, with time to relax ahead of tomorrow’s spectacle.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Heidelberg
    Heidelberg

    Included Highlights

    • Heidelberg

    Enjoy a relaxing morning in the area around Oberammergau. We will have lunch at noon, ahead of the Passion Play which starts at 2.30pm*. The play ends at 10.30pm, with a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm. After the performance, we transfer back to our accommodation.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Oberammergau 2020
    Oberammergau

    Included Highlights

    • Oberammergau Passion Play

    We leave after breakfast and head for the splendours of Austria’s Tyrol. En route to our hotel, we call into the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. Surrounded by steep mountains, the city’s location is most impressive. Perhaps the most notable landmark is the Golden Roof from where the Emperor Maximilian I used to watch the events in the square below. We continue to our hotel in Austria for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck

    Included Highlights

    • Innsbruck

    Today join our included excursion to the ‘Sound of Music’ city, Salzburg. Here, you can enjoy free time to explore the quaint narrow shopping lanes and lovely squares and perhaps sample a strudel and coffee in one of the many pavement cafés. Our optional guided walking tour is also a wonderful way to discover sights and sounds that have made this delightful city so famous.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg
    Salzburg

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    It’s our final day in Austria. Join our optional scenic excursion along the Alpenstrasse to Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Tyrol. Here you have some free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is also the chance to take an optional cruise on the lake to take in the picturesque views. As we return to our hotel, you have the choice to travel by coach or, for part of the way, take an optional ride on the rack and pinion railway from Seespitz to Jenbach which offers stunning views.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Achensee
    Lake Achensee

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Ride on the rack and pinion railway
    • Lake Achensee Cruise
    • Lake Achensee
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We leave after an early breakfast and head north into Germany arriving at our overnight hotel in Belgium this evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Oberammergau Passion Play & the Magic of Austria

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights in a 4-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, such as the Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area.

    Overnight stays in Belgium and in central Germany will be in city-style hotels.

    Sonnschein

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    H+ Hotel Wiesbaden Niedernhausen

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone