Exploring the Alpine Countries with Oberammergau Passion Play

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Tentative Itinerary

Day 1 | August 2020 | Vienna, Austria

Overnight flight from Minneapolis to Austria.

Day 2 | August 2020 | Vienna, Austria

Your tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Enjoy regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine of the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing. Dinner Included

Day 3 | August 2020 | Vienna, Austria

Come to know Vienna this morning during a locally guided tour that showcases its architectural marvels. Visit the incredible Schoenbrunn Palace and see the impressive St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the avenues of Vienna or visit one of its many museums. Breakfast Included

Day 4 | August 2020 | Salzberg, Austria

After a short journey through the countryside, enjoy a lovely cruise along the Danube, one of Europe’s most important waterways. Later, make a stop at the Benedictine Melk Abbey before continuing to Salzburg, the “City of Music.” Tonight, sit down for a Mozart dinner concert at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 5 | August 2020 | Salzberg, Austria

Discover the splendor of Salzburg on a leisurely paced walking tour of the Old Town. Some of the amazing sights you will see along the way include the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and Mirabell Gardens. Breakfast Included

Day 6 | August 2020 | Oberammergau, Germany

Today we travel to Germany. In Munich, feel the energy of this lively city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park; the world-famous Glockenspiel; and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Later in the day, arrive at your home for the next two nights — the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 7 | August 2020 | Oberammergau, Germany

This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague. For this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8 | August 2020 | Oberammergau, Germany

Today fairy tales become reality at a picture stop of Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein. Next you are off to the heart of the stunning Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks, Hummels and wood carvings. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 9 | August 2020 | Zermatt, Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Château de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 10 | August 2020 | Obermmergau, Germany

Today, Zermatt is at your fingertips. It’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour. Or, experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum to learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Breakfast Included

Day 11 | August 2020 | Lucerne, Switzerland

Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snowcapped mountains will invigorate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your destination is Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Breakfast Included

Day 12 | August 2020 | Lucerne, Switzerland

This morning, embark on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque place, including a stroll through its romantic Old Town. The remainder of the day is yours to independently explore all Lucerne has to offer. Tonight, come together with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialties and toast the end of a wonderful trip. Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 13 | August 2020 | Home

Your tour comes to a close in Lucerne. Breakfast Included

Departure Date

DepartAugust 2020

Return Date

ReturnAugust 2020

DepartOn tours that leave the country all US citizens must carry proof of citizenship, a passport or passport card.

Tour Highlights

  • Vienna
  • Schoenbrunn Palace
  • St. Stephan’s Cathedral
  • Cruise on the Danube
  • Benedictine Melk Abbey
  • Salzburg
  • Mozart Dinner Concert
  • Mozart’s Birthplace
  • Mirabell Gardens
  • Old Town
  • Munich
  • Olympic Park
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marienplatz
  • Oberammergau
  • Passion Play
  • King Ludwi’s Neuschwanstein
  • Black Forest
  • Zermatt
  • Chatau de Chillon
  • Matterhorn Gottarad Bahn
  • Swiss Alps
  • Matterhorn Museum
  • Grimsel Pass
  • Lucerne
  • OldTown
  • 11 Breakfasts * 1 Lunch * 7 Dinners

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