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$ 4,253

Oberammergau Passion Play, Rome, The Vatican & Assisi

This fascinating package holiday by coach combines the finest gems of Italy, with the enchanting sights of Germany, including the fairy tale castles of Bavaria, the famous leaning tower in Pisa, Rome’s Colosseum and Vatican City, plus, the famous Basilica in Assisi. But that’s not all, the real highlight on this coach tour is witnessing the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play. The play is performed only once every 10 years and depicts the story of Christ’s suffering, dying and resurrection. Acted out by the villagers themselves it really is an event not to be missed!

Join either in the UK or Europe

For your convenience, you may choose to join this tour in either the UK or Europe.

14 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

Day 2

We travel south to the Cremona area in northern Italy for an overnight stay.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Pisa

We drive through Italy, making a call into Pisa where you can view the famous leaning tower before continuing to the spa town of Chianciano Terme, located in the wine-producing area of Umbria, about 80 miles north of Rome where we stay for five nights.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Tuscan Countryside

Today we offer an included excursion around the Tuscan countryside, with stops in the wine towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Rome & The Vatican

An included full-day visit to Rome and The Vatican City. We begin in The Vatican, where you can discover the treasures of St. Peter’s Square, where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. Perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel to take in the awe-inspiring frescoes (entrance at extra cost). Afterwards, enjoy free time in Rome, or why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot to take in the sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Piazza Venezia and much more.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Siena

After a leisurely morning, join our optional afternoon excursion to Siena. No visit to Italy is complete without seeing this beautiful city. Discover the Piazza del Campo, claimed to be perhaps the most attractive in Europe and wander the maze of narrow medieval streets.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Assisi

Today we have an included visit to Assisi, known for the famous Basilica, where St. Francis is buried and one of the greatest Christian shrines in the world.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Florence

We leave Chianciano and call into Florence, where you will have some free time to relax and explore this marvellous city with its culture, art and outstanding Renaissance architecture. In the afternoon, we continue north to Lake Garda, our base for the next two nights.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Lake Garda

A day to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life around this beautiful lake. Alternatively, join our optional guided tour visiting some of the local villages which sit on the shores of the lake, with a backdrop of mountains rising from the shore side.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

We leave Lake Garda and travel north over the spectacular Brenner Pass from Italy into Austria, then through the mountain pass into Bavaria, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay. Enjoy a relaxing evening ahead of tomorrow’s spectacle.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Oberammergau Passion Play

This morning, enjoy free time in the environs of Oberammergau. Lunch will be at noon before the start of the Passion Play at 2.30pm*. After a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm, the play will continue until 10.30pm, when we will transfer back to our accommodation.

Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Rothenburg ob de Tauber

We leave Oberammergau after breakfast and travel north through Germany along the Romantic Road, calling into Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval towns. Enjoy free time to relax before we continue to our hotel in the Mannheim area for an overnight stay.

Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13

The Rhine Valley

Our route takes us through the picturesque Rhine Valley. Our first call is at Rüdesheim on the banks of the river. The heart of the old town is the Drosselgasse, a narrow cobbled street with restaurants and wine taverns. As we venture north along the valley, you will have the chance to join an optional relaxing sightseeing cruise taking in the views from the river. Continue to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

Included meals : Breakfast

Day 14

Return home.

Included meals : Breakfast

Departure Dates

Departs: Sat 18th Jul 2020
Duration: 14 Days
Travel By: Silver Service
Price from: $4253

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Accomodation

2019 Departures

You will stay for five nights in Chianciano Terme at a hotel such as the 3-star Hotel Mizar, or similar. In Lake Garda you will stay for two nights at a 3-star hotel. You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area.

Overnight stays in Belgium, northern France, northern Italy and central Germany will be in city-style hotels.