Switzerland and Germany with Oberammergau Passion Play
June 12 - 20, 2020

$4,249 CAD per person
*Land only, price reflects savings
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SAVINGS OF $1,500 per couple



Your Tour at a Glance:


Experience the grand cities of Europe’s Alpine region and be part of history in the making when you enjoy a performance of the legendary Passion Play in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. You’ll view the picturesque pinnacles and turrets of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then overnight in Bavaria’s mysterious Black Forest, where popular souvenirs include authentic cuckoo clocks and wood carvings. In Switzerland, highlights include a visit to the Chateau de Chillon on lovely Lake Geneva and a walking tour in Lucerne. A farewell dinner with your fellow travellers is the perfect end to this memorable tour.

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Meals: 13 Meals (7 Breakfasts, 1lunches, 5 Dinners)

It's your choice:
Explore Zermatt on foot during a guided walking tour -OR- experience Zermatt independently before visitng the Matterhorn Museum.

Must-See Inclusions:
• Experience the powerful Oberammergau Passion Play, a once-in-a-lifetime event.
• Step inside Switzerland's most visited historic monument: Chateau de Chillon.
• Take in the snowcapped mountains as you travel through the Grimsel Pass.

Culinary Inclusions:
• Dine on Bavarian favourites.
• Savour the flavours of the Black Forest at a dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients.
• Enjoy a farewell dinner featuring local Swiss specialties.

Cultural Experiences
• Visit the Pilgrimage Church of Wies, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
• Admire the art of cuckoo clock making in the heart of the Black Forest.
• Discover Lucerne's romantic Old Town and famous Chapel Bridge during a walking tour.


ITINERARY
Day 1
Overnight Flight
Set out to explore two distinct Alpine cultures and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.

Day 2
Dinner 
Oberammergau Regional Hotel
Oberammergau, Germany - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Oberammergau Regional Hotel
Oberammergau - Passion Play
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 honour 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 travellers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.

Day 4
Breakfast & Dinner 
Hofgut Sternen
Oberammergau - Black Forest
Visit the Church of Wies (UNESCO) and its miraculous figure of the Scourged Savior, said to have shed tears during prayer in the 18th century. Today, fairy tales become reality at a picture stop of Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein. Next, you are off to the heart of the stunning Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks, Hummels and wood carvings.

Day 5
Breakfast & Dinner 
Hotel Alex
Black Forest - Zermatt, Switzerland
Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Château de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air.

Day 6
Breakfast 
Hotel Alex
Zermatt
Today Zermatt is at your fingertips. It’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour -OR- experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum to learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 7
Breakfast 
Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne
Zermatt - Grimsel Pass - Lucerne
Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snowcapped mountains will invigourate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your destination is Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”

Day 8
Breakfast & Dinner 
Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne
Lucerne
This morning, embark on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque city, including a stroll through its romantic Old Town. The remainder of the day is yours to explore independently all Lucerne has to offer. Tonight, come together with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialties, and toast the end of a memorable trip.

Day 9
Lucerne - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Lucerne.

*Terms & Conditions:
Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, land only, and reflects all applicable savings. Subject to availability at time of booking.

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