NEW About the tour: Final Performance of the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Austrian Tyrol

For all of those involved, the last play is the emotional highlight of the Passion Year, as everyone is aware that it will be ten years before the Passion Play is performed again. The day marks the end of an intensive rehearsal and performance period; for more than a year, over 2,300 participants gathered almost daily in the Passion Play Theatre to perform the "Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ".

Sure to be the highlight of your holiday, you’re guaranteed to experience an afternoon and evening filled with emotion as you enjoy the final play of 2020, knowing that it will not take place for another ten years!

On this incredible fully escorted coach holiday, you’ll witness the final performance in Oberammergau, as well as visiting some of Austria’s most charming cities and sights. A holiday to Austria would not be complete without a stop-off in Salzburg to relax in the city's lovely squares, explore the quaint narrow shopping lanes, and perhaps sample a strudel and coffee in one of the many pavement cafés. In contrast, you’ll also have chance to spend time in stunning Kitzbühel, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel (including one night in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals and 1 lunch
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

8 days from $2748 pp

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 Austria for our overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Austria and travel to the Oberammergau area to check in to our overnight accommodation. Lunch will be at noon, ahead of the Passion Play which begins at 1.30pm. After a break for dinner between 4pm and 7pm, the play continues until 9.30pm, when we will transfer back to our accommodation.

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

    Included Highlights

    • Oberammergau 2020

    We head to Innsbruck, where we make a stop. Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol and enjoys a fabulous setting with a backdrop of Alpine mountains and fine regal buildings. See the famous Golden Roof and enjoy the charm and atmosphere as you wander the pretty streets.

    We then continue to our hotel in the Tyrol 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.
    2020
    • Guided Walking Tour
    TBC
    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.

    Today's optional excursion takes us to Kitzbühel, perhaps one of the most fascinating towns in the Alps and home to a stunning historical town centre, full of character and charm. Founded in the 9th century B.C., Kitzbühel was originally a copper and silver mining centre before becoming the fashionable and prosperous winter resort it is today. There will be plenty of time to browse around the shops or watch the world go by from one of the many cafés.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kitzbühel
    Kitzbühel

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020
    • Kitzbühel
    TBC
    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

    NEW Final Performance of the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Austrian Tyrol 8 days from $2,748pp

    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 one night in the Oberammergau area, where you will enjoy a three-course meal.


    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

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for $35pp (up to 6 days' duration), $55pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and $60pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for $18pp (up to 6 days duration), $35pp (7 & 8 days duration) and $42pp (9, 10 and days duration) $50pp (12 days and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately $1.80 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 two weeks before you are due to travel. With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. If joining in the UK, you may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, McLachlan European Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats