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The small community of Oberammergau with its 5,300 inhabitants is situated in the Ammer Valley close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and is known worldwide for the impressive Passion Plays performed every ten years. 
 

Once again in 2022 this unique tradition will attract visitors from all over the world. Only the inhabitants of Oberammergau are allowed to act on stage and to an audience of 4,800. The artistic background to the set and costumes are provided by the long and still lively tradition of woodcarving and painting, inherited from generation to generation in traditional family businesses since the Middle Ages. Alpine meadows and towering mountains provide a fascinating backdrop as this deeply moving, centuries-old spectacle is played out by the villagers on an open-air stage.
 

 

Additional Benefits:
 

•Witness the spectacular Passion Play in Oberammergau with Category 1 tickets in prime seating location
•Discover King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle
•Visit the sites of the Sound of Music
•Tour the Benedictine Melk Abbey
 

Starts at - $3,459.00
 

 

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.
 

Government fees and taxes are included in the rates above.  Rates are per person, cruise only. All cruise specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors.
 

Itineraries are subject to change; port sequence, scheduled time, and/or day.  For the most updated cruise information, please visit www.mayflowercruisesandtours.com
 

Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart the USA:  

Today you’ll depart on your overnight flight

to Munich, Germany – the capital of Bavaria. 

 

DAY 2 Munich, Germany:  

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a

representative of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and transferred to
your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to begin
exploring this fantastic city. This evening, dinner is included. Meal: D
 

DAY 3 Munich:  

Begin the day with an included tour featuring the

highlights of Munich. See historic sites and landmark buildings,
including the Alte and Neue Pinakotheks (museums), National
Theater, Hofbräuhaus and Cathedral. See its popular squares
including the beautiful Odeonsplatz and Karlsplatz. During the
walking portion, visit the Marienplatz, Munich’s central square,
housing the City Hall and its famous glockenspiel. The tour
concludes with a visit of Nymphenburg Palace, former summer
residence of the rulers of Bavaria. Following the tour, the afternoon
and evening are at leisure in this capital city. Meal: B
 

DAY 4 Munich / Oberammergau:  

Depart Munich this morning and

travel to Oberammergau. Known as home to the most important
Passion Play in the world, Mayflower Cruises & Tours has secured
reserved seats in the best ticket category, for you to witness this
life-changing event. Performed every ten years by the inhabitants
of this small village, the play depicts Christ’s Passion, and is held
in honor of the village surviving the plague and Thirty Years’ War.
Over 2000 villagers are proud to participate in this 6-hour spectacle,
during its 5-month run. Dinner is included during the performance,
and following the play, you’ll check in to your hotel for overnight
accommodations. Meals: B, D
 

DAY 5 Oberammergau / Salzburg, Austria: 

This morning begins

with a visit to Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle, in
a postcard-perfect setting on the shores of Swan Lake, surrounded
by the idyllic Bavarian Alps. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred
partially up the hill towards the entrance. Built as a retreat, hear
intriguing stories about the reclusive king and learn how he
beczame known as ‘Mad King Ludwig’ as you explore the interior of
this amazing castle. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside
await as you peer from the portals of the castle. After the visit,
you’ll be transferred back down the hill, and continue your journey
to Salzburg for 3-nights’ accommodations. Meal: B
 

 

DAY 6 Salzburg: 

Discover the beauty of Salzburg and sights

from The Sound of Music on your full day excursion. Begin with
a walking tour through this charming city, birthplace of Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart. See the historic Old Town and stroll along the
Getreidegasse, a picturesque shopping lane with architecture that
still looks much as it did in Mozart’s day, and home to Mozart’s
birthplace at #9 Getreidegasse. Walking through Mirabell Gardens,
pass the Pegasus statue where the children sang Do-Re-Mi and
danced on the steps of the fountain. Visit Hellbrunn Castle with its
unique, trick fountains. Travel outside the city, through spectacular
alpine scenery, to Mondsee to visit the church where Maria and
Captain von Trapp were married. After a day filled with scenery
and song, return to your hotel in Salzburg for an evening at leisure.
Meal: B
 

DAY 7 Salzburg:  

Enjoy a full day at leisure to further experience all

this city has to offer. Meal: B
 

DAY 8 Salzburg / Vienna :  

Departing Salzburg, today’s adventure

unfolds with the exploration of the sites and cities of the Danube
Valley. Enroute to Vienna, visit the famed Melk Abbey, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site, majestically towering over the Danube River.
The Abbey provides a sweeping panorama of the Lower Alps and
is one of the most significant Baroque-style building complexes in
Europe. During the guided visit, see the Marble Hall and the Library
with thousands of identically bound books. The highlight of the visit
will be the Abbey Church, regarded as the most beautiful church in
the world. There’s no better way to experience the Danube Valley
than on a boat ride between Krems and Dürnstein. Remarkable
Visit the famous fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein The sites of The Sound of Music come to life in Salzburg, Austria
scenery awaits! Following the cruise, re-board the coach and
continue to Vienna. Meal: B
 

DAY 9 Vienna:  

The day begins with a panoramic orientation tour

of this capital city. Travel along the Ringstrasse and see the
grand buildings of Vienna, including the impressive Opera House,
Parliament and famous concert halls. Stately architecture and
historic monuments grace this imperial city, steeped in history. Visit
Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburgs, with
its magnificent interiors and landscape gardens. The interior visit
includes the ceremonial and staterooms, as well as the audience
chambers of Maria Theresa and the apartments of Franz Joseph.
After the excursion, the afternoon is at leisure for your independent
exploration. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner. Meals: B, D
 

DAY 10 Vienna / USA:  

After discovering Germany and Austria and

enjoying the life-enriching experience of attending Oberammergau’s
Passion Play, it’s time to say ‘auf wiedersehen’ and depart for the
Vienna airport for your flight home. Meal: B
Itinerary is subject to change.
 

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