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2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Magic of Austria

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2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Magic of Austria

Coach Holidays 9 Days - 5% discount

Prices from only £1282

The tradition of the Oberammergau Passion Play has continued without interruption every decade since the 1634 and will be continued for the 42nd time in 2020. On this tour, in additiion to your ticket for the Passion Play you will also have time to explore the village of Oberammergau. You will also visit Cologne, the picturesque town of Heidelberg, famed for its university which dates back to 1386, Innsbruck and Salzburg, the 'Sound of  Music' city.

To receive your 5% discount, book this Oberammergau and the Magic of Austria tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 55and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Magic of Austria
Holiday Itinerary - 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Magic of Austria

Holiday Itinerary - 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Magic of Austria

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door to Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 2 Cologne and The Rhine Valley

We leave Belgium and head to the city of Cologne with its splendid Gothic cathedral and twin spires that dominate the skyline. After free time we continue along the Rhine Valley with the opportunity to enjoy an optional relaxing cruise along the river to admire the sedate scenery of the vineyards and castles that adorn the valley. We continue to the Mannheim area for our overnight stay. B,D

Day 3  Heidelberg

Enjoy an included morning visit to the picturesque town of Heidelberg which lies on the River Neckar and is famed for its university, dating back to 1386, its castle and Old Town – the ‘Altstadt’. After lunch we head south to our accommodation in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay, with time to relax ahead of tomorrow’s spectacle. B,D

Day 4 Oberammergau

Enjoy a relaxing morning in the area around Oberammergau. We will have lunch at noon, ahead of the Passion Play which starts at 2.30pm*. The play ends at 10.30pm, with a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm. After the performance, we transfer back to our accommodation. B,L,D

Day 5 Austrian Tyrol

We leave after breakfast and head for the splendours of Austria’s Tyrol. En route to our hotel, we call into the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. Surrounded by steep mountains, the city’s location is most impressive. Perhaps the most notable landmark is the Golden Roof from where the Emperor Maximilian I used to watch the events in the square below. We continue to our hotel in Austria for a three-night stay. B,D

Day 6 Salzburg

Today join our included excursion to the ‘Sound of Music’ city, Salzburg. Here, you can enjoy free time to explore the quaint narrow shopping lanes and lovely squares and perhaps sample a strudel and coffee in one of the many pavement cafés. Our optional guided walking tour is also a wonderful way to discover sights and sounds that have made this delightful city so famous. B,D

Day 7 Lake Achensee

It’s our final day in Austria. Join our optional scenic excursion along the Alpenstrasse to Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Tyrol. Here you have some free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is also the chance to take a cruise on the lake to take in the picturesque views. As we return to our hotel, you have the choice to travel by coach or, for part of the way, take an optional ride on the rack and pinion railway from Seespitz to Jenbach which offers stunning views. B,D

Day 8

We leave after an early breakfast and head north into Germany arriving at our overnight hotel in Belgium this evening. B 

Day 9

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

* From 17th Aug-4th Oct, times for the play are as follows: performance begins at 1.30pm, dinner 4pm-7pm, performance ends at 9.30pm.

Departure Dates & Prices 2020

Departure Dates & Prices 2020

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price iRed

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

9 days by Silver Service coach : tour code ref G9OBAV
 
Hotel & Ticket
 
Cat D (ticket 2)
Cat C (ticket 1)
Cat B (ticket 1)
June 20
£1349
£1282
£1429
£1358
£1519
£1444
July 18
£1095
£1041
£1429
£1358
£1519
£1444
August 15
£1349
£1282
£1429
£1358
£1519
£1444
September 12
£1369
£1301
£1449
£1377
£1539
£1463
9 days by Luxuria coach : tour code ref G9OBAX
May 16
£1399
£1330
£1479
£1406
£1569
£1491
July 25
£1449
£1377
£1529
£1422
£1619
£1539
Deposits
1st
£50 pp to confirm booking
2nd
£50pp payable on or before Feb 28 2018
3rd
£150pp payable on or before Feb 28 2019
4th
£300pp on or before Oct 31 2019
Balance
70 days before departure
Prices are per person based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room supplement £209 (Cat D), £219 (Cat C), £249 (Cat B).
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website  
 
Silver Service Luxury Coach

Silver Service Luxury Coach

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board. 

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches.  Enjoy your own reserved seat.  Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs***  Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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Luxuria Coach

Luxuria Coach

Inside and out, Luxuria coaches are stylish and elegant. Only Leger Holidays can offer you the very best in luxury coach travel and we always strive to ensure that our customers have the perfect Leger Holidays experience.

The ultimate level of comfort when taking an escorted touring holiday -

Comfort...

✓ Deluxe armchair-style seats with adjustable head rests, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.

✓ As part of Luxuria’s unique layout there will be up to 5 individual seats available, likely to be very popular with single travellers and those who enjoy their own personal space.

Convenience...

✓ U.K. plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged at all times.

Entertainment...

✓ Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when

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Leger Holidays

2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Magic of Austria

Coach Holidays 9 Days - 5% discount

Prices from only £1282

The tradition of the Oberammergau Passion Play has continued without interruption every decade since the 1634 and will be continued for the 42nd time in 2020. On this tour, in additiion to your ticket for the Passion Play you will also have time to explore the village of Oberammergau. You will also visit Cologne, the picturesque town of Heidelberg, famed for its university which dates back to 1386, Innsbruck and Salzburg, the 'Sound of  Music' city.

To receive your 5% discount, book this Oberammergau and the Magic of Austria tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 55and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55.

Group Organisers

The Play

The Play

To maintain the tradition of the solemn vow the villagers made in 1633, everyone taking part in the play must have been born in Oberammergau and the surrounding villages, or must have lived in the village for at least 20 years. At times, the stage also holds small herds of sheep and goats, donkeys, a horse and armoured Roman soldiers.

From Ash Wednesday, 2019, all of the performers let their hair grow – the men also let their beards grow – so that they have an authentic biblical appearance.

Altogether, there will be more than 2000 Oberammergau villagers taking part in this world-famous play in 2020.

The play is traditionally performed in German and a textbook with the complete play text is included on all tours.

The play starts at 2.30pm* with a break at 5pm when you can enjoy an included dinner. The second part of the play runs from 8pm to 10.30pm, after which you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

Oberammergau tickets

Oberammergau tickets

Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play are only available as part of an official package and are allocated along with the hotel. Whilst Leger can't advise on the exact location of the seats, as a general rule, the higher the grade of accommodation, the better the seats.  

Originally performed in 1634 on a simple wooden stage in the village cemetery, above the graves of recent victims of the Black Death, the stage was moved in the early 19th century to the theatre’s current location. The play now takes place in Oberammergau’s large, purpose built theatre.

At one end, the stage is open, with excellent mountain views beyond. The auditorium itself is under cover and seats almost 5000 people, with the comfortable seats set on an incline, providing everyone with a good view.

Your hotels

Your hotels

You will stay for three nights in a 4-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, such as the Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. 

You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area, see  below for details of accommodation available.

Overnight stays in Belgium and in central Germany will be in city-style hotels.

Accommodation in Oberammergau

Accommodation in Oberammergau

All Lerger holidays include accommodation in either Oberammergau itself or the surrounding villages, so you can arrive in Oberammergau in good time before the play and enjoy an included lunch before the performance begins. During your stay in Oberammergau, you will also enjoy a three-course meal each night. 

You will stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area, arriving the night before the play. The following morning, you can relax and explore your surroundings ahead of the performance.

Your choice of accommodation

Hotels in Oberammergau have been graded by the Passion Play committee according to the facilities available. All categories of accommodation include shower or bath and WC and have a T.V.

Category D Accommodation - Includes Ticket Category 2

Category D accommodation will be 2-star hotels or 3-star pensions/guest houses in Oberammergeau.

Category C Accommodation - Includes Ticket Category 1

For Category C accommodation, you will stay in 3-star hotels or 4-star pensions/guest houses in Oberammergau.

 If you choose Category B accommodation, your stay will be in 4-star hotels or 5-star pensions/guest houses in Oberammergau.

Details of accommodation will be confirmed closer to the time.

Including

Including

  • 8 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast, 1 lunch & 6 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Local joining points

Excursions & visits:

  • Cologne & the Rhine Valley
  • Heidelberg
  • Innsbruck
  • Salzburg

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Travel as a group

Travel as a group

If you would like to travel as a group with friends, family or a social group, Leger have a special group service for group holidays. Their Group Travel Organisers are on hand to make it as easy as possible to plan, promote and prepare for your group holiday.

• Free Places mean Group Organisers can travel for free, or you can spread the cost amongst your fellow travellers – for every 11 paying passengers we are pleased to be able to offer 1 free place, so the 12th passenger travels free. For larger groups we can offer an additional half free place for every 6 additional paying passengers. So, for a group of 18 people, there would be one and a half free places.

• Your Own Specialist Advisor 

• Personalised Itineraries mean you can choose your departure date, duration and excursions to suit your group.

• Specially-arranged Coach Joining Points 

• Special Leaflets and Posters can be provided to help you advertise your tour

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