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Holiday Itinerary - 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Splendours of Lake Garda
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 with twin spires that dominate the skyline view from the River Rhine. After some free time, we continue along the Rhine Valley with the opportunity to join an optional relaxing cruise along the river to enjoy 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
This morning, relax and soak up your surroundings. We will have lunch at noon, ahead of the Passion Play which begins at 2.30pm*. The play will end at 10.30pm, with a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm. We will transfer back to our accommodation after the performance. B,L,D
Day 5 Innsbruck
We leave after breakfast and head for the splendours of Lake Garda. En route to Lake Garda we call into Austria’s 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. Leaving Innsbruck, we travel over the spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy to our hotel in Lake Garda for a five-night stay. B,D
Day 6 Lake Garda
A leisurely morning followed by an optional excursion to a local wine cantina to taste the local produce. This evening, you can enjoy an optional cruise across the lake to the pretty shore-side village of Limone. B,D
Day 7 Verona
Today, we include a visit to the charming city of Verona. Famed as the home of Romeo and Juliet, Verona also boasts the impressive amphitheatre where the opera festival takes place each year. The many charms of Verona will be brought to life on our optional walking tour with a local guide who will reveal many fascinating stories behind the buildings and personalities of this fine historic town. B,D
Day 8 Venice
No time in this part of Italy is complete without a visit to Venice. Join our optional excursion to this city of canals, gondolas and palaces. Enjoy the famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. For a different view over St Mark’s Square, enjoy our optional lagoon cruise as we sail past Guidecca Island and Venice’s Lido resort made famous by the International Film Festival. B,D
Day 9 Villages of ake Garda
It’s our final day in Lake Garda and there’s so much to see and do around the lake. Our optional lake tour will stop at some of the most picturesque villages, including Sirmione from where we take a short boat trip. B,D
We leave after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely drive through the Alps to the Lucerne area of Switzerland for an overnight stay. B,D
We head north, crossing the French border, arriving at our overnight hotel in northern France this evening. B
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
Leger Brochure Price in Black
Travel 55 Discount Price in Red
Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code
12 days by Silver Service coach : tour code ref G12OBGV
Hotel & Ticket
Cat D (ticket 2)
Cat C (ticket 1)
Cat B (ticket 1)
12 days by Luxuria coach : tour code ref G12OBGX
£50 pp to confirm booking
£50pp payable on or before Feb 28 2018
£150pp payable on or before Feb 28 2019
£300pp on or before Oct 31 2019
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 £339 (Cat D), £349 (Cat C), £379 (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 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.
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 -
✓ 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.
✓ U.K. plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged at all times.
✓ 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
2020 Oberammergau Passion Play and the Splendours of Lake Garda
Coach Holidays 12 Days - 5% discount
Prices from only £1567
The Oberammergau Passion Play has continued without interruption since the 1634 and will be continued for the 42nd time in 2020. As well as your visit to the Passion Play, you will also Heidelberg, Innsbruck and Verona, famed as the home of Romeo and Juliet. Afer your overnight stay in Lake Garda, enjoy a leisurely drive through the Alps to the Lucerne area of Switzerland.
To receive your 5% discount, book this Oberammergau and the Splendours of Lake Garda tour direct with Leger Holidays on 01709 786 554 and 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.
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.
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.
You will stay for five nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Garda, such as the Club Hotel La Vela in Torbole sul Garda.
You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area, see below for details of accommodation available.
Overnight stays in Belgium, northern France and Germany will be in city-style hotels and in Switzerland, you will stay in a tourist-style hotel.
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.
- 11 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast, 1 lunch & 9 evening meals
- Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
- Local joining points
Excursions & visits:
- Cologne & the Rhine Valley
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