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Bavaria & Oberammergau

(Tour code: BOB2)An adventure in theatre, culture and Bavarian Alps

Visits to fairytale castles and whimsical palaces plus the Bavarian Alps form the backdrop to this unique holiday. The Passion Play in Oberammergau takes centre-stage every ten years - an opportunity not to be missed!

Tour Highlights
  • Oberammergau
  • The Passion Play in category 1A seating
  • Innsbruck
  • The Austrian Tyrol
  • Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
  • 5* Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar
Day 1

By train to Bavaria

We travel from St Pancras International by Eurostar in Standard Premier Class to Brussels, where we overnight. Our second day is spent travelling east by Thalys train to Cologne and then south by ICE train to the rugged mountains of southern Bavaria for seven nights.

The Oberammergau Passion Play
Day 2

Oberammergau and the Passion Play

We travel to Oberammergau for the real focus of our holiday - the Passion Play. We reserve seats in the centre of the theatre, towards the front. Part One of the play runs from 2.30pm until 5pm, followed by a three-hour interval where you will be served dinner in a local restaurant, before we enjoy Part Two of the Passion Play, which concludes at 10.30pm.

Innsbruck
Day 3

Innsbruck and the Austrian Tyrol

We also visit the city of Innsbruck. Your time here is free to explore the narrow streets of the Old Town and perhaps visit the Hofburg, the former imperial palace, dating back to the 15th century. The city also offers many journeys into the surrounding mountains. Perhaps travel by tram to the small town of Igls, situated on a plateau above Innsbruck.

Neuschwanstein Castle
Day 4

Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein

This full-day excursion is one of the highlights of our holiday, beginning with a visit to King Ludwig's childhood home of Hohenschwangau, where we learn about the history of two fascinating castles. The smaller castle, Hohenschwangau was built on the original Schwanstein castle site. From here the King planned his own more impressive castle, a stone's throw away. We continue to the spectacular Neuschwanstein, bristling with turrets and pinnacles, yet only occupied for 170 days before the King was deposed.

Munich
Days 5-6

Two days at leisure

Acquaint yourself with our host hotel and town, relaxing in the beautiful scenery of summery Bavaria. Time is available to perhaps visit the state capital of Bavaria - Munich - and enjoy the beautiful old town or visit the famous Hofbräuhaus. Alternatively, there is free time to explore the surrounding countryside for a walk in the fresh mountain air, to do some souvenir shopping or relax in the hotel making use of its 5-star leisure facilities.

Eurostar
Day 7

Return journey by train

We leave Bavaria and travel by InterCity train to Cologne. The journey takes us along the scenic Rhine Gorge, past enchanting castles nestling amongst extensive vineyards. We continue to Brussels to connect with the Eurostar to London.

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