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9 Day Oberammergau with Essential Germany - Saturday Departure

9 Day Oberammergau with Essential Germany - Saturday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Germany

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in BerlinArrive in Germany's magnificent capital city of Berlin. After transferring to your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the dynamic spirit of the city. Tonight at approximately 6 pm, a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Berlin

DAY 3, Monday - Full Day in BerlinA glorious day at leisure in this city that has so much to offer! Visit the Pergamon Museum, Charlottenburg Palace, Holocaust Museum, or ascend to the Berlin TV Tower, the tallest structure in Germany, to see the incredible 360° views of the city. Shop to your heart’s content at an endless array of designer stores highlighting some of Europe’s top fashion. There’ll be opportunity to participate in optional tours with a comprehensive introduction tour of Berlin, or travel to nearby historic Potsdam, the "City of Palaces" well known as the meeting place of Truman, Churchill and Stalin in 1945, at the Cecilienhof palace for the Potsdam Conference, and the stunning Sans Souci Palace
Optional: Berlin City Tour (AM)
Optional: Potsdam Tour (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Tour of DresdenCross Saxony to the baroque art city of Dresden, titled the "Florence on the Elbe." Discover this astonishing Renaissance city that has emerged from its wartime destruction to a luxurious splendor. With a local guide, admire the ornate Zwinger Palace, once a setting for court festivities, and the world-famous Semper Opera House. Continue to the Frauenkirche Church, symbol of reconstruction with its magnificent baroque dome. The rest of the day is yours to explore independently. Discover Altmarkt Square and the Prager Strasse area with its lovely shops and sidewalk cafes
Overnight: Dresden
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Nuremberg City TourToday, travel to Nuremberg, an energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and the chilling Nazi Rally grounds, where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda. End the day at lively Market Square in the Old Town
Overnight: Nuremberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - MunichLate morning arrival in Munich, the pride of Bavaria, with its festive fun-loving spirit. This afternoon perhaps join the optional Munich city tour that begins at Marienplatz Square and view the famous glockenspiel clock dating back to 1908 with its colorful mechanical figures. Continue to the Olympic stadium, the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Afterwards, view Nymphenburg Palace the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria. The tour concludes with a drive through the city to see the countless museums, palaces and historic monuments
Optional: Munich City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in MunichToday is at leisure to independently enjoy the delights of this Bavarian capital. This morning an optional tour shows you the dark history of the last century, with a chilling visit to the Dachau Memorial Concentration Camp, the first of the internment camps opened after Hitler's rise to power in 1933
Optional: Dachau Memorial Tour (AM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Travel to Oberammergau, World-Renowned Passion Play This morning, depart Munich and journey to the Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau, surrounded by imposing mountains. This afternoon, attend a moving performance of the world-famous Passion Play that dates back to 1634. This epic play is held every 10 years and performed by the inhabitants of Oberammergau. During the break, join your travel companions for dinner before witnessing the stirring second half of the Passion Play performance. Afterwards, return to your hotel
Overnight: Oberammergau region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart GermanyTransfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Berlin, Munich-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Berlin
  • 1 night Dresden
  • 1 night Nuremberg
  • 2 nights Munich
  • 1 night Oberammergau region
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 8 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features
  • Discover the baroque art city of Dresden, titled the "Florence on the Elbe"
  • In Nuremberg, view the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946
  • Journey to Oberammergau, experience the world-famous Passion Play
  • What is the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany?

    Oberammergau is a small German town tucked away in the Bavarian Alps, world-famous for its Passion Play. The play was first performed in 1634 as the result of a vow made by the townspeople that if God spared them from the Black Plague they would in exchange produce a play every ten years. The play is a dramatic recreation of Jesus' passion, covering the final days of his life from his visit to Jerusalem to his crucifixion and resurrection. The Passion Play is now performed from May through October, in an open-air stage and involves over 2,000 people including actors, singers, musicians and technical support, all required to be residents of Oberammagau.

    The Passion Play Theater seats around 4,700 people with a wide stage at one end which is open to the outside with a view of the mountains behind it. The theater auditorium and seats are covered and seats rise on a gentle incline to ensure a good view. us's tickets are all Category 1, the best available seats in the theater. The play is performed in German, however, an English translation is available at the time of the performance. Language is typically not an issue due to the stirring musical score performed by a large orchestra and choir. Acoustics in the theater are very good. The performance is in 2 parts. Part 1 from 2.30pm to 5pm, followed by a 3 hour intermission for dinner, then Part 2 is from 8pm to 10.30pm. Start times are 1 hour earlier from Aug 15-Oct 2.

    †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Passengers returning from Munich on Day 9 should select flights that depart no earlier than 11:00 am. The Munich airport is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from Oberammergau.


    Accommodation Details:
    Final hotel information for Oberammergau will be available in 2022. Bedding configuration (twin or double) cannot be guaranteed, triples are not available and hotels of similar standard may be substituted at the sole discretion of the Passion Play organizers.

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    Accommodations

    Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz
    This superior first class hotel is situated in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.

    Bilderberg Bellevue Hotel Dresden
    This superior first class hotel is situated in a peaceful location across the river Elbe from the city centre.

    Maritim Hotel Nurnberg
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of the Franconian metropolis of Nuremberg.

    Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
    This first class hotel is a short ride away from the Theresienwiese.

    Hotel Alte Post
    This tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Oberammergau.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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