Oberammergau Passion Play - In 1633, the residents of the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau made a vow, that if God would spare them from 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 been taking place since that time. Now performed every 10 years, between May and September in a spectacular open theatre with the Bavarian mountains as a natural backdrop, with a cast of over 2,000 local people performing over a 5 hour period. With 2020 heralding the 42nd Passion Play this is a special event not to be missed. The performances are held in the afternoon and continue through to the evening with an included dinner break in between.
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Your 4-star hotel will be in the Lake Garda region, resort to be advised. The hotel will be named 4 weeks before departure date.
En-suite bedrooms Restaurant Bar.
Depart local pick ups and travel to Dover for our crossing to Calais. We continue our journey to our overnight hotel accommodation with dinner, bed and buffet breakfast included.
We continue to our journey to Italy and to our selected 4 star hotel/Gasthof/Pension in the Lake Garda region for a 5 night stay with dinner, bed & breakfast included.
Today´s tour of Verona will illustrate the delights of this city and its rich offerings of 12th Century churches and museums. See the Piazza delle Erbe, the heart of the historic quarter and the views from nearby Lamberti’s Tower, built in 1463, which is Verona´s tallest. The Casa di
Guilietta, Juliet´s house, with its narrow stone balcony is a must, as is the Roman Arena, the third largest in Italy and home to the internationally famous Opera Season from June to August.
Bardolino Wine Route
Take a relaxing ride around some of the vineyards and beautiful countryside of the renowned wine areas of Bardolino and Valpolicella. Enjoy a guided tour of a local winery and learn how vines are cultivated, grapes processed and the wine made. You may even get to taste it too! The land in this region is also used for olive growing and you will also visit the Olive Oil Museum, just outside Bardolino, with exhibits and artefacts showing the primary processes in
olive oil production.
Your Venetian city tour will take in the magic of St. Mark´s Square, the Basilica and its Campanile or bell tower, with breath-taking views of the city. Sights such as the Gothic Doges Palace, Palazzo Ducale, the seat of Venetian government for 7 Centuries await, as does La
Pieta, as it is affectionately known, the highly acoustic oval church most associated with the composer, Vivaldi. Enjoy a special Bingo Quiz night with your tour guide this evening.
Malcesine & Riva del Garda
Take a scenic drive up to the town of Malcesine. Stroll around this beautiful place and visit some of the traditional Italian shops. Find local products, great bargains and probably a last minute souvenir. Afterwards board the ship heading to Riva del Garda, enjoying some time at leisure before returning to your hotel.
Travel to the Ammergau Alps Region via Innsbruck
We travel today via Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital, twice host city to the Winter Olympic Games. Your city guide will show you the highlights of this charming Alpine City, including the most famous landmark of all, the little "Golden Roof". Following some free time to explore, continue on to the Ammergau Alps region, where your accommodation for the next 2 nights is located. Dinner will be served this evening in a restaurant in the vicinity of your pension.
Oberammergau and the Passion Play
Following breakfast in your accommodation, travel by coach to nearby Oberammergau. Wander through this historical town and visit the Oberammergau Museum. Lunch will be served, and the Passion Play will commence at 2:30 pm. Dinner will be served in the 3 hour interval (between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm), and the performance will finish at approximately 10:30 pm. Return by coach to your accommodation.
We depart after breakfast and travel to our overnight accommodation with dinner, bed & breakfast included.
We continue our journey to Calais for the crossing back to the UK and continue our journey back home.
Executive coach travel
Short sea crossings
2 Overnights halfboard accommodation
5 nights half-board accommodation
2 nights accommodation in Oberammergau
Admission ticket for the Passion Play - Category B, TK2 seating
Admission to the Oberammergau Museum
Copy of Playbook of the 2020 Passion Play
Lunch & dinner in Oberammergau on the day of the play
Transfers (set times) to and from your accommodation in the Ammergau Alps Region
Guided City Tour of Verona
Visit to the Bardolino Winery
Visit to the Bardolino Olive Oil Museum
Guided City Tour of Venice
Lake Garda Boat Cruise from Malcesine to Riva
Guided City Tour of Innsbruck
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
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|Bracknell - Bagshot Road|| Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop |
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Chieveley Services|| Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury |
|Clackett Lane Services|| Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock) |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT|| Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ |
|Extra Services Cobham EB|| Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6 |
|Leigh Delamare Eastbound|| Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17 |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Maidstone Services|| Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20 |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Reading Services|| Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11)|| Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11) |
|Swindon Hilton|| Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16 |
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