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Bask in the splendor and romance with 3-night stays in each of Europe’s Imperial Cities: Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Visit a 14th-century Hungarian castle where knights recreate the days of chivalry. Spend time at a school in Budapest and meet the students. Soak up the culture of the region with included guided city excursions and through your own explorations on your days at leisure. Delight in the baroque marvels of Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. In Prague, walk the Golden Lane, a delightful neighborhood of tiny, medieval houses. You choose your dining experience: dinner with a folklore show including a chance to meet the dancers and have a lesson, or dinner and a tour at one of Prague’s most famous brewery restaurants. Visit Oberammergau, famous for the Passion Play.
 

Oberammergau…where passion lives on forever.
Preparations are already underway for the next Passion Play in the tiny Bavarian hamlet of Oberammergau. The shows in 2020 may seem distant but the excitement is already building for the next production. Demand for tickets is sure to be high and space on tours at a premium. Back in 2010 Collette brought thousands of guests to Germany to enjoy this once-in-a-decade event. Building on years of experience, our team is hard at work developing new tours that showcase must-see European destinations and the epic Passion Play that depicts the life and death of Jesus.
 

It began all the way back in 1633
Oberammergau was suffering from the Bubonic Plague. The surviving villagers appealed for Divine intervention to save their families. They vowed that if God were to spare them, they would perform a Passion Play every ten years. They say not a single person fell victim to the Plague after that. Keeping their promise, the people of Oberammergau performed the first play in 1634 and have continued to do so throughout the centuries.
 

Today, many of Oberammergau's residents still take part in this powerful work of art featuring dramatic performances, beautiful music and choral accompaniment. The residents of Oberammergau will again perform The Passion Play in 2020. Collette will be there, sharing in the magnificence of this performance with several itineraries that showcase the charm and beauty of central Europe. Will you be there?
 

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Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Kansas City International Airport (MCI), air taxes, fees/surcharges and hotel transfers.*
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and travel insurance
 

*All rates are per person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from MCI - various gateways available. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.
 

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Itinerary

.Saturday, August 1 – Day 1: Overnight Flight
Set out on an exciting cultural experience in the Imperial Cities of Central Europe featuring traditional entertainment, a scenic cruise along the Danube River and the epic Passion Play.
 

Sunday, August 2 – Day 2: Budapest, Hungary - Tour Begins 
Welcome to Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," truly one of the world's most beautiful cities. Have time at leisure to relax or explore before gathering for tonight’s welcome dinner. 
Accommodations: Budapest Hotel; Meals: Dinner
 

Monday, August 3 – Day 3: Budapest
Join a local expert who brings the city to life. Discover Matthias Church, site of many coronations of kings. Next, see the Fisherman’s Bastion with its white walls, towers and arcades for spectacular views. Continue to historic Old Buda and Gellert Hill, followed by the Parliament. At Heroes Square, admire the imposing Millennium Monument, completed in 1904, which memorializes the 1,000th anniversary of Hungarian dominion. 
Accommodations: Budapest Hotel; Meals: Breakfast
 

Tuesday, August4 – Day 4: Budapest - Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria
This morning, journey to Bratislava—the former Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire. During your visit, get to know the city’s multilayered history on an expert-led tour. A scenic ride through the countryside takes you into the grand city of Vienna, the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Tonight, enjoy dinner featuring regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine of the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing. 
Accommodations: Mercure Grand Hotel; Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Wednesday, August 5 – Day 5: Vienna
This morning, join a local resident for a visit to magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Continue to Vienna’s city center. Along the way, behold the beautiful architecture, scenic parks and gothic spires that fill the city. This evening enjoy an unforgettable classical music concert featuring many fine melodies from the great composers — Mozart and Strauss. 
Accommodations: Mercure Grand Hotel; Meals: Breakfast 
 

Thursday, August 6 – Day 6: Vienna - Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic – Prague
Depart Vienna, crossing the border into the Czech Republic. Continue to the fairy-tale town of Cesky Krumlov. During some free time explore the well-preserved streets lined with Baroque architecture. After arriving in Prague, find out why it is called the "Golden City" or "The City of 100 Spires." This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner. 
Accommodations: Prague Hotel; Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Friday, August 7 – Day 7: Prague
Your introduction to this fairy-tale city begins with a panoramic tour. Then explore the majestic Hradcany Castle, including the gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. Next, stroll down the quaint, colorful Golden Lane. Discover the lovely statue-lined Charles Bridge. This afternoon, it’s your time to explore. Perhaps shop for famous Bohemian crystal or visit one of the city’s many outstanding museums, such as the Lapidarium, home of stone sculptures dating from the 11th century to the present. 
Accommodations: Prague Hotel; Meals: Breakfast
 

Saturday, August 8 – Day 8: Prague – Oberammergau, Germany
Travel the Czech countryside to Bavaria, Germany. Proceed to the picturesque village of Oberammergau, beautifully situated in the Bavarian Alps. 
Accommodations: Oberammergau regional hotel; Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Sunday, August 9 – Day 9: Oberammergau - Passion Play
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 and 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. During the break of the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.
Accommodations: Oberammergau regional hotel; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 

Monday, August 10 – Day 10: Oberammergau – Munich
Today we travel to Munich, the exciting capital of Bavaria. 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. Enjoy free time to explore fascinating Munich before gathering with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of your memorable trip.
Accommodations: Maritim Hotel Munich; Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 

Tuesday, August 11 – Day 11: Munich – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to an end in Munich airport area Oberammergau.
Meals: Breakfast
 

*Due to unforeseen schedule changes, witnessing the performance of the Glockenspiel might not be possible.




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