Germany & Austria With Oberammergau Passion Play
September 23 – October 2, 2020 (10 Days)
TOUR POSTPONED - DEPARTS 2022 (Details TBD)
Airfare from ABQ to Munich / Vienna to ABQ (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
8 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more travelers)
Your professional German Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$5,895 Double occupancy, per person
$6,795 Single occupancy
$500 per person NOW holds your place
$1,000 second deposit due by September 3, 2019
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 2, 2020
$500 – Through September 3, 2019
$1,500 – September 4 - March 2, 2020
100% – After March 2, 2020
STARTING AT $ 388
Join Sun Tours in 2020 for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. A seat at this decade’s only performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany is truly a highlight. Come follow in the footsteps of this centuries-old tradition! Combine our Bavarian and Oberammergau Passion Play experiences with a tour of the best of Austria. Here, the music, castles and Blue Danube enthrall us. Favorite tunes from The Sound of Music or The Magic Flute come to mind as we explore Salzburg. Remarkable scenery awaits us from our Danube boat ride before concluding in glorious Vienna.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We leave Albuquerque on our overnight flight to Munich, Bavaria.
DAY 2 D
Upon arrival in Munich, we’ll transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to begin exploring this fantastic city. This evening we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner.
DAY 3 B
We’ll begin the day with a tour featuring the highlights of Munich from historic sites and landmark buildings, including the Alte and Neue Pinakotheks (museums), National Theater, Hofbräuhaus and Cathedral, to popular squares including the beautiful Odeonsplatz and Karlsplatz. During the walking portion, we’ll visit the Marienplatz, Munich’s central square, housing the City Hall and its famous glockenspiel. The tour concludes with a visit to Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. Following the tour, the afternoon and evening are at leisure in this capital city.
DAY 4 B,D
This morning we depart Munich and travel to Oberammergau, home to the most important Passion Play in the world. We’ll have reserved seats in the best ticket category to witness this life-changing event. Performed every ten years by the inhabitants of this small village, the play depicts Christ’s Passion and is held in honor of the village surviving the plague and Thirty Years’ War. Over 2,000 villagers are proud to participate in this 6-hour spectacle, during its 5-month run. Following the play, we’ll check in to our hotel for overnight accommodations.
DAY 5 B
This morning begins with a visit to King Ludwig II’s fairytale Neuschwanstein castle, in a postcard-perfect setting on the shores of Swan Lake, surrounded by the idyllic Bavarian Alps. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer up the steep hill to the entrance. Built as a retreat for the reclusive king, we’ll explore the interior of this amazing castle and learn how he became known as ‘Mad King Ludwig.’ Stunning views of the surrounding countryside await from the portals of the castle. After the visit, we’ll transfer back down the hill, and continue our journey to Salzburg for 3-nights’ accommodations.
DAY 6 B
Today we discover the beauty of Salzburg and sights from The Sound of Music on our full day excursion. Begin with a walking tour through this charming city, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. See the historic Old Town and stroll along the Getreidegasse, a picturesque shopping lane with architecture that still looks much as it did in Mozart’s day, and home to Mozart’s birthplace at #9 Getreidegasse. Walking through Mirabell Gardens, pass the pegasus statue where the Von Trapp children sang Do-Re-Mi and danced on the steps of the fountain. Visit Hellbrunn Castle with its unique, trick fountains and home to the gazebo scene of Sixteen Going on Seventeen. Travel outside the city, through spectacular alpine scenery, to Mondsee to visit the church where Maria and Captain von Trapp were married. After a day filled with scenery and song, we return to our hotel in Salzburg for an evening at leisure.
DAY 7 B
Enjoy a full day at leisure to further experience all this city has to offer.
DAY 8 B
Departing Salzburg, today’s adventure unfolds with the exploration of the sites and cities of the Danube Valley. Enroute to Vienna, visit the famed Melk Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, majestically towering over the Danube River. The Abbey provides a sweeping panorama of the Lower Alps and is one of the most significant Baroque-style building complexes in Europe. During the guided visit, see the Marble Hall and the Library with thousands of identically bound books. The highlight of the visit will be the Abbey Church, regarded as the most beautiful church in the world. There’s no better way to experience the Danube Valley than on a boat ride between Krems and Dürnstein. Remarkable scenery awaits! Following the cruise, we’ll re-board our coach and continue to Vienna, where we will lodge two nights.
DAY 9 B,D
The day begins with a panoramic orientation tour of this capital city. Travel along the Ringstrasse and see the grand buildings of Vienna, including the impressive Opera House, Parliament, and famous concert halls. Stately architecture and historic monuments grace this imperial city, steeped in history. We’ll visit Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburgs, with its magnificent interiors and landscaped gardens. The interior visit includes the ceremonial and staterooms, as well as the audience chambers of Maria Theresa and the apartments of Franz Joseph. After the excursion, the afternoon is at leisure for us to explore on our own. This evening, we gather for a farewell dinner.
DAY 10 B
After discovering Germany and Austria and enjoying the life-enriching experience of attending Oberammergau’s Passion Play, it’s time to say ‘auf wiedersehen’ and depart for the Vienna airport for our flight home.
Itinerary subject to change