K619 - Eastern Europe with Oberammergau Passion Play

11 days from Krakow, Czestochowa, Prague, Oberammergau, to Munich

K619 - Eastern Europe with Oberammergau Passion Play

11 days from Krakow, Czestochowa, Prague, Oberammergau, to Munich

Highlights

  • First class hotels*, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
  • Passion Play tickets in Oberammergau
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
 

Special Features Included - Passion Play in Oberammergau (2-Night Package):     

  • Two nights stay, including breakfast in a 3* hotel or 4* Guest House
  • 2 dinners (3-course dinner during the break on the day of the Passion Play)
  • Shuttle service in Oberammergau and the nearby villages
  • Admission ticket to the Passion Play in the respective category
  • Program textbook of the 2020 Passion Play
  • Local tourist tax

Sightseeing Tours Include:

  • Krakow
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Czestochowa
  • Prague
  • Oberammergau: Passion Play with tickets
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Weis Church
  • Munich

*PLEASE NOTE*

Due to the limited housing possibilities in Oberammergau, hotels and B&B's can also be located in surrounding villages. Transport to and from the theater are complimentary

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS:

This tour requires a $700 per person deposit to book and hold your seat. This is a non-refundable deposit. This tour is on a request basis.

Itinerary

Day 1, arrive Krakow, Thursday

Upon arrival to Krakow airport, transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure, to start exploring on own. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, in Krakow, Friday

After breakfast, guided tour of one of Poland’s most important religious cities, Krakow. Start the city tour at the Old Town area, with its Market Square. Visit St. Mary’s Basilica, to see the famous gothic wooden altarpiece carved by Viet Stoss. Continue to see the other impressive buildings, such as Cloth Hall, The Town Hall Tower, and Burger house. While there, be sure to listen for the ‘hajnal’, which is famous bugle call to the four corners of the world from the high tower of St. Mary’s Basilica. In the afternoon, visit the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, where St. Faustina lived and died. Evening at leisure. (B)

Day 3, excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wadowice, Saturday

Today, wedepartonafull dayexcursiontothe cities ofAuschwitz, Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Start with the morning visit of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the notorious concentration camp from World War II and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Proceed to Wadowice, the birth place of Karol Wojtyla, formally known as Pope John Paul II. Visit the Museum, located in his family house, before venturing to Kalwaria Zebrzydoska, known as the ‘Polish Jerusalem’. Visit the 17th century Franciscan Monastery, to view its sanctuary of the Virgin Mary and decorative cloisters. Return to Krakow for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 4, to Czestochowa, Sunday

Breakfast at your hotel. Today, journey to Czestochowa, the principal center of the Catholic religion in Poland for the last 600 years. Visit the Yasna Gora Monastery, known for the blackened picture of the Virgin Mary, popularly called the "Black Madonna." Enjoy the rest of the day for personal reflection. Dinner at hotel. (B, D)

Day 5, Czestochowa – Prague, Monday

After breakfast, journey to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Check into your hotel, dinner. (B, D)

Day 6, in Prague, Tuesday

Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague today is a wonder to behold, with beautiful architecture, lush green hills, and graceful bridges spanning the Vltava River. A sightseeing tour starts with panoramic drive past famous Wenceslas Square, the Strahov Stadium and Castle Square. Then, on a walking tour, visit the Royal Castle of Hradcany with the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and Golden Lane. Cross the Charles Bridge and walk through the old quarter of Prague to view the Jewish Ghetto, Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace. (B)

Day 7, to Marktl Am Inn, Altötting and Oberammergau, Wednesday

After breakfast, head to Marktl Am Inn, Dioces of Passau, where Pope Benedict XVI was born. Continue on to tiny pilgrimage city of Altötting. Upon arrival, visit the Chapel of Grace, one of the most visited religious shrines in Germany, with the sacred icon of the Black Madonna. Conclude the day in Oberammergau. Check into your hotel, before joining your fellow travelers for dinner. (B, D)

Day 8, in Oberammergau, Thursday

Breakfast at your hotel. Attend morning mass (optional), followed by a walking tour of the village. In the afternoon take your seat for the world famous Passion Play. The play has a running time of approximately 5 hours. Dinner is served during intermission. Overnight. (B, D)

Day 9, to Neuschwanstein, Weis, Munich, Friday

Morning drive along Alpine road to Fussen, where we visit the most famous castle in Europe “Neuschwanstein Castle”, built by King Ludwig II. Then drive to Weis to visit the Church built in 1746. The Weis Kirche has been described as the most beautiful Rococo Church style in Europe. We continue to Munich for overnight. (B)

Day 10, Munich, Saturday

After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour of downtown Munich, including views of the Koenigsplatz, old and new Pinakotek, the Isartog (City Gate), the Royal Palace, The Angel of Freedom and Odeonsplatz. The reminder of the day is at leisure. Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight. (B, D)

Day 11, depart Munich, Sunday

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Rates & Hotels

2020 Dates Available

2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
May 21  (Sold Out) $2449
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Jun 18  (Sold Out) $2449
Jul 16  (Sold Out) $2449
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Sep 17  (Sold Out) $2449

Featured Hotels

Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

Hotel Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto

Gdansk -

The Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto hotel is ideal for guests looking for accommodation in the city center. Located very close to the Old Town Square and the city's magnificent monuments, the hotel offers 281 comfortable rooms of various types. As the highest building in Gdansk, it offers picturesque views over the Old Town and famous Gdansk Shipyard. The Winestone restaurant serves European cuisine and a wide selection of wines. [more]

Mercure Warszawa Centrum

Warsaw -

The Mercure Warszawa Centrum Hotel is located in the city center, next to the Zlote Tarasy, the largest shopping center in Warsaw, and not far from the commercial buildings: Warsaw Financial Center, Warsaw Towers, and Rondo ONZ 1. [more]

Angelo by Vienna House

Prague -

The trademark of this design hotel is its colourful design concept of black, coral red, yellow and white combined with Far Eastern furniture and select accessories. Rooms are comfortably appointed and come with spacious bathrooms. The suites come with a private terrace offering magical views over the rooftops of Prague. [more]

Oberammergau & Local Area: 3* hotel or 4* Guest House

Oberammergau -

This tour uses 3* Hotels and 4* Guest Houses in the Oberammergau area and areas outside of Oberammergau. [more]

Maritim Hotel Munich

Munich -

The Maritim Hotel Munich is just a few minutes away from the "Stachus" square, the "Theresienwiese" and the central station. [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS:

This tour requires a $700 per person deposit to book and hold your seat. This is a non-refundable deposit.

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start/end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from the date of departure.

Tour Date & Transfers

Tour dates are the date you would arrive in Krakow. Please plan your air accordingly, as most flights overseas are overnight flights and you would depart the US one day earlier. The transfer will be waiting on arrival in Krakow.