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Oberammergau Passion Play & the Austrian Alps

featuring the renowned Oberammergau Passion Play

Experience timeless Bavarian culture, the Austrian Alps, and the renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. Start in the adorable medieval Alpine village of Kitzbühel, Austria, a winter resort town filled with charm, class, and natural beauty. Witness the Tyrolean Alps from the Achensee Steam Cog Railway and during a cruise on Lake Achensee. Tour Salzburg, one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in Austria, and explore the inspiration for Disney’s Magic Kingdom Castle at Neuschwanstein Castle. We arrive in the German village of Oberammergau for an extraordinary performance of its once-a-decade Passion Play. Then in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, we have a relaxing city tour and joyful farewell dinner at the famous beer hall, Hofbräuhaus, before we return home.

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Day 1 : Fly to Munich

Relax and enjoy an overnight flight to Germany.

Day 2 : Kitzbühel

Herzlich willkommen in Deutschland! We meet our European guide in Munich and travel by motorcoach to the fashionable Alpine town of Kitzbühel, Austria. Tonight we get to know our fellow traveling companions at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner in this upscale winter resort town. Tonight we check-in to our Kitzbühel hotel for a four-night stay.

Dinner

Day 3 : Tyrolean Alps

We board the Achensee Steam Cog Railway and travel from Jenbach to Seespitz with spectacular views of the Tyrolean mountains, meadows and forests. Our adventure continues on a breathtaking cruise of Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Tyrolean Alps. We return to Kitzbühel with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore its posh shops and enjoy fine European dining.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Salzburg

Have a splendid journey from Kitzbühel to Salzburg this morning. 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. We return to Kitzbühel for dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Oberndorf

Our destination today is Berchtesgaden, a charming town in the Bavarian Mountains nestled at the foot of Watzmann, the third highest mountain in Germany. We take a short train ride into the city’s salt mine and learn about its 500-year history. When we return to Kitzbühel, enjoy free time before we visit a traditional Tirolean farm in Oberndorf. We’ll receive a guided tour of the delightful farm filled with old-world charm plus a meat, cheese, and Schnapps tasting. Tonight we celebrate life the Tyrolean Folk way with dinner in Oberndorf.

Breakfast, Dinner

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. Explore quaint Oberammergau at leisure before arriving at our hotel in the Garmisch area for two nights.

Breakfast, Dinner

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 in production of The Passion Play.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 : Munich

The fun-loving city of Munich welcomes us today. 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. The remainder of the afternoon is ours to explore the city as we please. Optional attractions include a visit to the Beer & Oktoberfest Museum or browsing the shops at the Marienplatz. Tonight we gather for a joyful Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the Hofbräuhaus, one of Germany’s most famous beer halls. Our last night is in Munich.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Return Home

We return home with memories of our wonderful Alpine adventure.

Breakfast

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 4 nights in Kitzbühel
  • 2 nights near Oberammergau
  • 1 night in Munich

Attractions & Highlights

  • Achensee Cog Railway
  • Lake Achensee cruise
  • Salzburg guided walking tour
  • Berchtesgaden salt mine tour
  • Oberndorf farm tour with meat, cheese, and Schnapps tasting
  • Neuschwanstein Castle tour
  • The Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Munich guided walking tour

14 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
  • Tyrolean folk dinner with music
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich

Tour Dates & Pricing

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Double

$6799

Single

$7499

Final Payment Date: 04/28/2022

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Mike Lynch

WCCO® Radio Meteorologist, Mike Lynch recently retired from regular broadcasting at WCCO® Radio after 40 years.

He reported everything from heat waves to 60 below zero record temperatures plus tornadoes, blizzards, and everything else the sky dishes out!

Mike has been teaching stargazing classes in Minnesota and Wisconsin for nearly 50 years. He has written starwatching and weather books for Minnesota, Wisconsin, and many other states. Mike is an astronomy columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and many newspapers across the U.S. He is also an avid astrophotographer.

Kathy Lynch retired from Wells Fargo in Minneapolis after a 40 year career. She continues to assist Mike with his astronomy career.

Mike and Kathy have hosted Holiday Vacations’ tours all over the world. Join them and WCCO® Radio listeners on this wonderful vacation!