Oberammergau Passion Play Innsbruck & the Dolomites

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $4,499

Jun 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

​The Oberammergau Passion Play is only performed every 10 years. On this once-in-a-lifetime tour you'll experience it in 2020 and also explore the Italian Dolomites.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights in 3 or 4-star hotels
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guides
  • All excursions included
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage

Included excursions

  • Entrance to the Oberammergau Museum
  • Watch the Oberammergau Passion Play & take home an official programme
  • Treasure hunt & city tour of Innsbruck
  • Ride the Achensee Cog Railway
  • Cruise on Lake Achen
  • Visit the charming town of Vipiteno
  • Torch-lit walk of Vipiteno
  • Bolzano & South Tyrol
  • Scenic tour through the Dolomites​

Itinerary

Make your own way to Munich, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the Ammergau region. After time to settle in, get to know your travelling companions over dinner at a restaurant this evening.

After breakfast, we'll head to the village of Oberammergau and you'll have the morning to explore with your travelling companions. You can discover more about the Passion Play and the region's history of wood carving at the Oberammergau Museum. Lunch will be served prior to the performance, which starts at 2.30pm, and we will enjoy dinner during the three-hour interval. The Passion Play will finish at around 10.30pm when we will take you back to your hotel.​

Today we'll take to the road and drive to the Tyrol, our base for the remainder of our holiday. On the way we'll stop at Innsbruck for a treasure hunt. We'll discover the culinary and cultural highlights of the city in a very special way and, during the treasure hunt, a Local Guide will point out interesting sights. The Golden Roof is perhaps the most famous landmark. Sitting above a balcony, it was created for Emperor Maximilian I at the beginning of the 16th century, and still bears 2,657 original fire-gilded copper tiles. After free time to make your own discoveries, we'll continue to our hotel, where dinner is served this evening.​

After a leisurely morning, we'll travel down the Inn Valley to Jenbach and board the Achensee Cog Railway, which dates back to 1889. The steam engines operating on the railway are some of the oldest in the world used for public transport. We'll admire views of the Inn Valley as the train winds its way up the mountain for around seven kilometres, finally reaching Lake Achen. This is the largest Alpine lake in the Tyrol, and we'll take to the water for a scenic cruise before enjoying a stroll along the shore.

​Today we'll travel across the border to Vipiteno, Italy's most northerly town. With its magnificent town houses, quaint shopping streets and medieval squares, it's a charming place to explore. The 46-metre-high Tower of the Twelve divides the Old and the New Towns.
This evening after dinner, we'll get together and head out on a torch-lit walk.

The Dolomites, in the northern Italian Alps, feature some of the most stunning mountain landscapes on the planet, and we're going to explore them on a full-day tour. We'll begin by making a stop in the village of Kastelruth en route to Ortisei, a town famous for its ornate woodcarvings. Enjoy some time at leisure here, perhaps head to one of the restaurants specialising in South Tyrolean cuisine or browse the great range of shops. As our journey continues we'll pass the mighty Langkofel mountains and then wind our way up to Sellajoch, where we'll stop to take in the breathtaking views. We'll continue over the 2,240-metre-high Sella Pass and then descend through the scenic Val di Fassa to Canazei. The final part of our tour takes us through the emerald-green Val di Fiemme as we make our way back to our hotel.​

​Today's excursion takes us to the historic city of Bolzano, famed for its delightful old shopping arcades. Enjoy some free time to explore with your travelling companions before we continue our journey along the South Tyrolean wine road to Lake Caldaro. Surrounded by vineyards, this is the warmest lake in the Alps, perfect if you fancy a dip!

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.​

Accommodation

You can upgrade to a 4-star hotel in the Oberammergau area (supplement applies). If you choose this option, your Passion Play ticket will also be upgraded to Category 2. Your hotel will be confirmed in 2019 and if it is located outside the village, return transfers will be provided on the day of the performance.
You will stay in a 3-star hotel in the Oberammergau area. Your hotel will be confirmed in 2019 and if it is located outside the village, return transfers will be provided on the day of the performance.
In the Tyrol you will stay in a 3-star hotel. Hotels will be confirmed in 2019.

Hotel 4* Oberammergau Area

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 08 Jun 2020

8 Days

$4,499

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Make Your Own Way

Wednesday 19 Aug 2020

8 Days

$4,499

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 13 Jul 2020

8 Days

$4,499

SOLD OUT

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 07 Sep 2020

8 Days

$4,499

SOLD OUT

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Oberammergau - Passion Play 2020

The Oberammergau Passion Play is only performed every 10 years and after successfully escorting travellers to the village in 2010, we are thrilled to be returning in 2020. Why not join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.



CAREFULLY CRAFTED HOLIDAYS
With our fabulous Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 holidays, you can experience this moving spectacle for yourself and discover some of Europe’s finest scenery.

THE BEAUTIFUL AUSTRIAN TYROL
Located to the west of Salzburg, the Tyrol is a place where wild flowers pepper lush green meadows and mountains soar to over 3,000 metres. Here you can enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer and there’s an array of picturesque towns and villages to explore.

THE SPECTACULAR DOLOMITES
Surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes on our planet, the Dolomites are located in the northern Italian Alps. Discover atmospheric little towns and breathtaking views as you immerse yourself in the region’s stunning natural beauty.

THE HISTORY OF THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
In the year 1633, the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau was in the terrifying grip of the Great Plague. At that time, the villagers vowed that if their community was spared, they would stage a play every 10 years about the suffering of Jesus Christ. It’s a tradition that’s been upheld for more than 380 years, and in 2020 the Passion Play will be performed for the 42nd time.

AN EPIC PRODUCTION
The play takes place on a huge open-air stage against the stunning backdrop of the magnificent Bavarian Alps. The auditorium is completely covered and offers seating for almost 5,000 people. Around 2,000 amateur actors, musicians and technicians are involved and by law, they must all have lived in Oberammergau for at least 20 years. Telling the story of Christ’s passion, beginning with his entry into Jerusalem and ending with the resurrection and transfiguration, the play features music written in 1815 by school teacher Rochus Dedler. It’s an epic production, with performances starting at 2.30pm, and finishing, after a threehour interval, at around 10.30pm.

Passion Play Tickets

Your holiday includes a category 3 ticket. If you choose to upgrade to a category 2 ticket your accommodation in Oberammergau will also be upgraded to a 4-star hotel*. The exact location of your seat at the Passion Play will be confirmed upon arrival.

*You can upgrade to a 4-star hotel (supplement applies). If you choose this option, your Passion Play ticket will also be upgraded to Category 2. To upgrade, please call and speak to one of our Holiday Advisors.

Passion Play seat location key:

  Category 3 seating

 Category 2 seating