Short break in Oberammergau

Benedictine abbey Ettal monastery, Oberammergau
Benedictine abbey Ettal monastery, Oberammergau
Traditional house, Oberammergau
Traditional house, Oberammergau
┬ęPassion Play Oberammergau
©Passion Play Oberammergau
Artwork in Oberammergau
Artwork in Oberammergau
┬ęPassion Play Oberammergau
©Passion Play Oberammergau
┬ęPassion Play Oberammergau
©Passion Play Oberammergau

For anyone wanting to experience the once-per-decade Oberammergau Passion Play as a standalone event – our short breaks are ideal. Fly into this memorable Bavarian village one day before the performance takes place so that there’s just enough time to explore its history and heritage as a destination, and then it’s show time. The following day, once the event has ended for another decade, it’s time to go home. This really is the most compact way to experience such a legendary event. 

Practicalities

  • Just One Hotel

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

This morning we catch an early flight to Munich from London. Upon arrival, we drive to our hotel located in the Oberammergau area. Tonight we have our first dinner together as a group and will then return to our hotel for the rest of the evening.

Hotel: Overnight in Oberammergau*
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

After breakfast, we have ample time to explore Oberammergau itself. A village known for its traditional woodcarvers, many of the shops here both display and sell the wares of these skilled craftspeople. Elsewhere, there is the fantastic Oberammergau Museum, which showcases the area’s magnificent carvings as well as offers some artefacts uncovered in the region. Of course, the museum tells the almost unbelievable origin story of the Passion Play itself. This afternoon is the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the main event. For the June and July departures, the play will start at 2.30pm and finish at 10.30pm, with a three-hour break inbetween. The August departure will start at 1.30pm, finish at 9.30pm and also include the three-hour break with dinner. 

Hotel: Overnight in Oberammergau*
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Day 3

Breakfast this morning is sure to be abuzz with discussion following last night’s once-per-decade Passion Play performance. Afterwards, we pack our bags and make our return back to the airport, on the way making a stop at the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, one of Ludwig of Bavaria's wildest Romantic fantasies – a fitting end before we catch our flights home.

Meals: Breakfast included
*Due to the demand of the Passion Play, we are unable to confirm the exact hotel for the nights in the Oberammergau area until closer to the departure dates.

What's Included

  1. Tour Manager
  2. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  3. Meals - Most meals included
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  5. Tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play - Category two tickets in August and category three tickets on our June and July departures
  6. Hotels
  7. Flights

Travel Information

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2020 Tour Details

Sat 13th Jun - Mon 15th Jun

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£1,095

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sgl supp: £220

SHO20D

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Wed 17th Jun - Fri 19th Jun

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£995

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sgl supp: £220

SHO20A

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Sat 25th Jul - Mon 27th Jul

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£1,095

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sgl supp: £220

SHO20B

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Mon 27th Jul - Wed 29th Jul

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£1,095

inc.

sgl supp: £220

SHO20C

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Mon 24th Aug - Wed 26th Aug

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£1,195

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sgl supp: £220

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