Oberammergau Passion Play and The Black Forest 2020

Tuesday 15th - Thursday 24th September 2020

PASSPORT REQUIRED
£1675pp

10 days

Deposit: £100 followed by £200 in February 2019pp
Travel Insurance: £tbapp
Single supplement: £239

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Overview

This World famous spectacle, traditionally held in the picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau every ten years, will be performed again in 2020. Most of the inhabitants are involved, with hundreds of actors on stage, and a huge choir and orchestra, in one of the most extravagant productions of the Passion Play. Our two-centre holiday will combine the Bavarian Alps with the Black Forest, a land of lush meadows, pine clad hills, rushing rivers and traditional chocolate box villages. Join us at the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Reserve your place now with an initial deposit of £100.00. A further deposit of £200.00 would be due by 1st February 2019 followed by a further £250.00 by 1st February 2020. The final balance would be payable by 10th July 2020.  The cost of Travel Insurance will be confirmed nearer the time.

On Friday 15th March 2019 we will be holding a no-obligation presentation about this tour. This free event will be at the St.John’s Catholic Church Hall in the centre of Horsham. There will be two short presentations, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Tea/coffee will be served and complimentary coach travel will be available from our usual pick-up points if required.. If you would like to attend and find out all about this holiday please contact us to book a place. You will then be sent further details nearer the time.

Location: Germany

FOR BOOKINGS CALL 01903 741233

Itinerary

(DAY 1) Tuesday 15th September

Channel crossing, and onto the French/German border for an overnight stay at the Mercure Forbach or a similar hotel.

(DAY 2) Wednesday 16th September

Travel past Stuttgart, and south towards the Alps, arriving in the Oberammergau area for a 2-night stay. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy some time at leisure before dinner.

(DAY 3) Thursday 17th September

Enjoy the morning in Oberammergau before an included restaurant lunch. The Passion Play Theatre is in the village centre close to restaurants, cafés, shops and the many woodcarving workshops. The first part of the play takes place in the afternoon. During the interval enjoy an included dinner. The play resumes in the early evening. The Passion Play is traditionally performed in German, and we include an English version of the text. 

(DAY 4) Friday 18th September

After breakfast board the coach and journey west along the shore of Lake Constance to the Black Forest for a 5-night stay at the Schwarzwald Hotel in Gengenbach.

(DAY 5) Saturday 19th September

Excursion to Freiburg, known as “the Jewel of the Black Forest”, with its beautiful cathedral. Then to Titisee, a popular tourist village, where we will take a lake cruise.

(DAY 6) Sunday 20th September

A day to relax and explore Gengenbach, a city of towers, medieval walls and half-timbered houses.

(DAY 7) Monday 21st September

A scenic drive along the famous Black Forest High Road, visiting Lake Mummeslsee and the fashionable spa town of Baden-Baden. We climb to the summit of the 2,191-foot Merkur Mountain by Germany’s longest funicular railway.

(DAY 8) Tuesday 22nd September

Travel to the old walled town of Villingen, and join the Black Forest Railway for a journey including loops, tunnels and a high viaduct. Next a visit to the Black Forest Open Air Museum, to discover the history and culture of the region.

(DAY 9) Wednesday 23rd September

Travel to the Alsace wine village of Riquewihr then through the mountainous Vosges region of France for an overnight stay in the Rheims area. 

(DAY 10) Thursday 24th September

Short channel crossing and return to Sussex for taxis home.