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Holiday Itinerary - 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, Rome, The Vatican & Assisi
Local departure by coach or Door to Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.
We travel south to the Cremona area in northern Italy for an overnight stay. B,D
Day 3 Pisa
We continue through Italy, making a call into Pisa where you can view the famous leaning tower before continuing to the spa town of Chianciano Terme, located in the wineproducing area of Umbria, about 80 miles north of Rome where we stay for five nights. B,D
Day 4 Tuscan countryside
Today we offer an included excursion around the Tuscan countryside, with stops in the wine towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino. B,D
Day 5 Rome and The Vatican
An included full-day visit to Rome and The Vatican City. We begin in The Vatican, where you can discover the treasures of St. Peter’s Square, where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. Perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel to take in the awe-inspiring frescoes (entrance at extra cost). Afterwards, enjoy free time in Rome, or why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot to take in the sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Piazza Venezia and much more. B,D
Day 6 Siena
After a leisurely morning, join our optional afternoon excursion to Siena. No visit to Italy is complete without seeing this beautiful city. Discover the Piazza del Campo, claimed to be perhaps the most attractive in Europe and wander the maze of narrow medieval streets. B,D
Day 7 Assisi
Today we have an included visit to Assisi, known for the famous Basilica, where St. Francis is buried and one of the greatest Christian shrines in the world. B,D
Day 8 Florence
We leave Chianciano and call into Florence, where you will have some free time to relax and explore this marvellous city with its culture, art and outstanding Renaissance architecture. In the afternoon, we continue north to Lake Garda, our base for the next two nights. B,D
Day 9 Lake Garda
A day to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life around this beautiful lake. Alternatively, join our optional guided tour visiting some of the local villages which sit on the shores of the lake, with a backdrop of mountains rising from the shore side. B,D
We leave Lake Garda and travel north over the spectacular Brenner Pass from Italy into Austria, then through the mountain pass into Bavaria, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay. Enjoy a relaxing evening ahead of tomorrow’s spectacle. B,D
Day 11 Oberammergau
This morning, enjoy free time in the environs of Oberammergau. Lunch will be at noon before the start of the Passion Play at 2.30pm*. After a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm, the play will continue until 10.30pm, when we will transfer back to our accommodation. B,L,D
Day 12 Rothenburg ob de Tauber
We leave Oberammergau after breakfast and travel north through Germany along the Romantic Road, calling into Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval towns. Enjoy free time to relax before we continue to our hotel in the Mannheim area for an overnight stay. B,D
Day 13 The Rhine Valley
Our route takes us through the picturesque Rhine Valley. Our first call is at Rüdesheim on the banks of the river. The heart of the old town is the Drosselgasse, a narrow cobbled street with restaurants and wine taverns. As we venture north along the valley, you will have the chance to join an optional relaxing sightseeing cruise taking in the views from the river. Continue to our overnight hotel in Belgium. 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
14 days by Silver Service coach : tour code ref G14OBRV
Hotel & Ticket
Cat D (ticket 2)
Cat C (ticket 1)
Cat B (ticket 1)
14 days by Luxuria coach : tour code ref G14OBRX
£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 £359 (Cat D), £369 (Cat C), £399 (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, Rome, The Vatican & Assisi
Coach Holidays 14 Days - 5% discount
Prices from only £1662
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 on this fantastic tour you can explorie the splendours of some of Italy’s finest gems, with a day to visit Rome and The Vatican.
To receive your 5% discount, book this Oberammergau, Rome, The Vatican & Assisi 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 in Chianciano Terme at a hotel such as the 3-star Hotel Mizar, or similar. In Lake Garda you will stay for two nights at a 3-star hotel.
You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area, see below for details of accommodation available.
Overnight stays in Belgium, northern France, northern Italy and central Germany will be in city-style hotels.
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.
- 13 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast, 1 lunch & 11 evening meals
- Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
- Local joining points
Excursions & visits:
- Tuscan Countryside
- Rome & The Vatican
- Rothenburg ob de Tauber
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