Classic Danube River Cruise with Oberammergau Passion Play
In the charming Bavarian village of Oberammergau, you'll witness a spectacular performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. Watch as the entire village comes together to present you with their rendition of this Biblical story. Cruise past breathtaking scenery pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities on a timeless trip down the Danube River. Your lovely state-of-the-art craft offers a special treat - unlimited wine at every dinner. Drift along the river through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns. Discover Vienna's historic sites as you are immersed in the city's atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Behold Munich's many charms including its world-famous Glockenspiel. Discover regal Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube," as well as Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2021
- 10 Days
|Day 1||Oberammergau||Set out to experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play and explore the Danube River.|
|Day 2||Oberammergau||Your tour begins in the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps and renowned for wood-carving and the Passion Play. Time permitting, enjoy a brief orientation walk through town before sitting down for a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.|
|Day 3||Oberammergau||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. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.|
|Day 4||Oberammergau||Journey to Munich for a fascinating city tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafEs. Continue to the charming town of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city that rests at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. Unpack for a relaxing 6-night Danube River cruise aboard your lovely ship. This vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace cafE, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. Meet your crew at a welcome aboard cocktail reception, followed by a delightful dinner.|
|Day 5||Passau||Join a local guide on a leisurely paced walking tour of Passau. Explore the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to Europe's largest church organ. Continue sailing to Linz, Austria's third-largest city, and enjoy a tour of the riverside town of Linz featuring the 13th-century Hauptplatz (Austria's largest medieval square) and the 18th-century Trinity Column. Enjoy free time to explore the old castle grounds, the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-Gothic New Cathedral, Austria's largest church.|
|Day 6||Linz||This morning, enjoy a leisurely morning of board your cruise ship. This afternoon, continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. Sail towards Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital city.|
|Day 7||Vienna||Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, visit one of their famous museums, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries.|
|Day 8||Bratislava||Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city's most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's Palace. Continue sailing to Budapest, "Queen of the Danube." Tonigiht you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala with your fellow passengers.|
|Day 9||Budapest||Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary's lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner, then take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest's stunning night skyline. Cap the night off with a fun-filled folklore show, celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey.|
|Day 10||Budapest||Your tour comes to a close today.|
- Oberammergau region hotel - Oberammergau Region, Germany
- MS Amadeus Silver II - Passau, Germany
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.