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Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

Fully Escorted by Karen Kirby!

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See the world-famous Passion Play in 2022 in the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau, Germany. Don’t miss out, this holiday is extremely popular and there are limited spaces available! In 1633, the residents of the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau made a vow, that if God would spare them the plague which was ravaging Europe, they would produce a play thereafter for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus Christ. True to their word the first Passion Play was performed in 1634 and has taken place ever since that time. The performance now takes place every 10 years (postponed from 2020) in a spectacular open-air theatre with the Bavarian mountains as a natural back drop, with a cast of over 2,000 local people performing over a 5 hour period with time for an included lunch before the performance and evening meal during the interval. With 2020 heralding the 42nd Passion Play. The shows in 2022 may seem distant, but the excitement and planning has already begun for the next production. Demand for tickets is high and space on this trip is limited

Day 1

Travel to Dover this morning for the P&O ferry crossing to Calais. Making suitable comfort stops along the way, we travel through France and into Germany and arrive at our overnight hotel, the Mercure Hotel Saarbrucken Sud, Saarbrucken. Dinner is included tonight.

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Day 2

After breakfast, we continue through Germany and into Austria making suitable refreshment stops. Afterwards, continue to the Sporthotel St Anton, St. Anton am Arlberg, which will be our hotel for the next 6 nights. We have a welcome drink on arrival followed by time to freshen up before our evening meal.

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Day 3

Today we have a day at leisure in St Anton, where there is plenty to see and do. Here we take a ride on a cable car (price included) to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. There are many shops to explore in the village. This afternoon we are treated to afternoon tea with apple strudel at the hotel. Opportunity to make use the hotel leisure facilities this afternoon before our evening meal.

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Day 4

After breakfast visit Lake Constance, Germany’s largest lake with a visit to the beautiful garden Island of Mainau. This is an unforgettable destination in any season. There are around a million tulips, rhododendrons, scented roses, perennials and colourful dahlias which bloom in the park and gardens. Palms and citrus plants lend a Mediterranean flair to the island in summer. The Teutonic castle completed in 1746 and the castle church St. Marien are architectural highlights of the Baroque era and stands close to palm trees. There is an Arboretum over 150 years old as well as the second largest butterfly house in Germany. There are cafes and restaurants offering lots of choice for hot lunches, afternoon tea, coffee and cakes, sandwiches and snacks.

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Day 5

After breakfast we take a scenic drive along the Inn Valley to Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s western state of the Tyrol. Here we will see many hilltop castles en-route. See the Golden Roof, Imperial Palace and the amazing Hofkirche, (entrance fees not included). This vibrant and refreshing city combines alpine, urban and historical components in a unique way. There are many boutiques and restaurants in Innsbruck.

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Day 6

After breakfast enjoy a free morning in St. Anton or we can use the leisure facilities at the hotel. We depart the hotel at midday and take a short trip to Lake Achensee, Tyrol’s largest Lake which is also called ‘Fjord of the Alps.’ There are plenty of places to purchase lunch and there will be the opportunity to join a boat trip this afternoon (price not included and subject to availability) before returning to the hotel for our evening meal.

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Day 7

Today we join our coach for an unforgettable journey over one of the most beautiful Alpine passes, the Silvretta Pass, which travels round more than 30 hairpin bends. We ascend the Silvretta Reservoir from where we can view Piz Buin, the highest mountain Vorarlberg. The scenery will be one of the delights of our holiday.

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Day 8

After breakfast we bid farewell to St Anton and travel to Wallgau, surrounded by the Karwendel and the Wetterstein mountains. Afterwards, continue to Bad Tölz, an attractive small town and gateway to the Alps, for lunch to be purchased. We then continue to our hotel in a local village near Oberammergau in Bavaria for 2 nights. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

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Day 9

After breakfast join Karen Kirby on a short coach transfer to Oberammergau for the Passion Play performance. Enjoy a free morning in Oberammergau followed by our included 2 course lunch before the play which starts approx. 14:30. There will be an interval later where we have an included 3 course dinner, then the performance will finish approx. 22:30. Afterwards we will be transferred back to our hotel by coach.

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Day 10

After breakfast, return to the overnight hotel in Saarbrucken making suitable comfort stops along the way. Dinner is included this evening.

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Day 11

After breakfast, making suitable comfort stops we travel to Calais for the return ferry crossing to Dover.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

SPORTHOTEL ST ANTON, ST. ANTON AM ARLBERG ****

This 4-star hotel is in the pedestrian zone in the centre of St Anton, only a 5-minute walk from the cable cars. The à la carte restaurant “Steakhouse” serves a wide range of culinary delights and refined wines. The spa area was completely redesigned in 2008 and features an indoor pool (5 x 10 yards), a sauna, a steam bath and a solarium.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Coach travel & transfers throughout

  • Return P&O ferry crossing

  • Half board accommodation throughout (except for the following lunch inclusions on 2 days*)

  • Outward & return overnight accommodation

  • 6 nights at Sporthotel St Anton (4-star hotel)

  • Welcome drink on arrival in St Anton

  • 1 x return cable car journey in St Anton

  • 1 x afternoon tea with apple strudel at Sporthotel St Anton*

  • Admission to the Island of Mainau

  • Journey over the Silvretta Pass

  • Coach excursions as described

  • 2 nights at a village near Oberammergau (3-star hotel)

  • Shuttle transfers to/from hotel to Oberammergau

  • Category 1 Passion Play ticket (26th July) - This is the best seating area in theatre!

  • Copy of the 2020 Passion Play text

  • 2 course lunch in Oberammergau before before the Play commences*

  • 3 course dinner during the Play interval

  • Fully escorted by Karen Kirby

 

PAYMENT TERMS

• A deposit of £250 per person is due if booked before 1st October 2021.

• 2nd October 2021 - second payment of £400 per person is due (or £650 deposit if a new booking is made)

• 1st April 2022 - final balance due.

 

Passport required.

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

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