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Oberammergau Passion Play
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Eagle’s Nest atop Kehlstein Mountain
Lake Achensee Scenic Cruise
Gondola Cableway up Nordketten Mountain
Glockenspiel Clock Tower in
featuring the renowned Oberammergau Passion Play
Departs: July 15th, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
Experience the timeless culture of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps and the renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. Begin the tour in Salzburg with a city tour and a dinner concert featuring the sounds of Mozart. Witness the Tyrolean Alps from the Achensee Steam Cog Railway and on a Lake Achensee cruise. Tour the famous ski resort of Innsbruck and the impressive Tratzberg Castle. The inspiration to Disney's Magic Kingdom Castle is ours to explore at Neuschwanstein Castle. Next, arrive in the German village of Oberammergau for an extraordinary performance of its once-a-decade Passion Play. Travel to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, for a relaxing city tour and a joyful Farewell Dinner at Hofbräuhaus, a famous beer hall, before we return home.
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Hosted By: Kevin Carter
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Day 1 : Fly to Munich
Day 2 : Salzburg
Upon arrival we enjoy a guided walking tour of this marvelous city. Located along the Salzach River, Salzburg is known for its Renaissance and Baroque architecture, being the birthplace of Mozart, and one of the filming locations for The Sound of Music. Stroll through the Mirabell Gardens, across the Markartsteg pedestrian bridge into Old Town and past Mozart's birthplace.
Tonight we get to know our fellow traveling companions at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in the city.
Day 3 : Alpine Beauty
Take a short train ride into the city’s salt mine and learn about its 500-year history.
Next we visit The Eagle’s Nest teahouse atop Kehlstein Mountain, witnessing Obersalzberg’s alpine beauty and learning about its role in World War II.
This evening we return to Salzburg for a private dinner at St. Peter’s Stiftskeller accompanied by a string quartet performing selections by Mozart.
Day 4 : Tyrolean Alps
Board the Achensee Steam Cog Railway and travel from Jenbach to Seespitz with views of Tyrolean mountains, meadows, and forests.
The adventure continues on a breathtakingly beautiful cruise of Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Tyrolean Alps.
Next we tour Tratzberg Castle with a knowledgeable guide. Discover how this Renaissance-era stronghold demonstrates Gothic, Habsburg, and Fugger influences in its exquisite parlor, courtyard, King’s Room, and more.
Day 5 : Innsbruck
Our guided walking tour of the city includes the Imperial Palace, Court Church, and the Goldenes Dachl (“Golden Roof”), a 15th century stone balcony covered in gilded copper tiles.
Afterwards, take a gondola cableway up Nordketten mountain to visit Karwendel Nature Park, Austria’s largest protected area.
Day 6 : Neuschwanstein Castle
Today we explore the inspiration for Disney’s Magic Kingdom Castle and one of the most recognized castles in the world, the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle. Commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the mid-19th century, its gothic architecture and richly decorated rooms were influenced by the operas of composer Richard Wagner.
We arrive in Garmisch-Partenkirchen nestled in the Bavarian Alps near Oberammergau for a two-night stay.
Day 7 : The Oberammergau Passion Play
We experience the Oberammergau Passion Play today. In the 17th century, the people of Oberammergau made a holy covenant to portray the life and death of Jesus every 10 years if a plague would spare their community. Now a worldwide phenomenon, we feel the passion in our hearts as the incredible story unfolds before us featuring an impressive orchestra, choir, live animals, and more than 100 actors with speaking roles.
Day 8 : Munich
We see some of Munich’s famous landmarks on a walking tour including the Glockenspiel animated clock in the Marienplatz, the town square. We’ll also see Munich’s oldest church Saint Peter, the open-air market Viktualienmarkt, the Bavarian State Chancellery, and more.
Tonight we gather for a joyful Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the Hofbrauhaus, one of Germany’s most famous beer halls.
Day 9 : Return Home
July 15th, 2020 - July 23rd, 2020
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 04/11/2020
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Kevin is a 30 year broadcast veteran. He began his career in Columbus, Ohio, as an on-air television meteorologist. His career took him to Presque Isle, Maine, before returning to Ohio. Kevin has been Chief Meteorologist for NEWS9 since 1991.
Thanks to all of the snow days during elementary school, Kevin became interested in weather at an early age. He earned a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Ohio State University. In 1988, Kevin was certified by the American Meteorological Society with its Television Seal of Approval and in 2007 was upgraded to the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist level by the AMS.
Kevin and his wife Kathy enjoy visiting family and friends in various parts of the country in their spare time. They also love attending sporting events, taking walks and bike rides, and are avid movie fans.
Kevin previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours. Join Kevin and WTOV9 viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.
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