Oberammergau Passion Play and The Black Forest 2020
Tuesday 15th - Thursday 24th September 2020
10 daysDeposit: £100pp
Travel Insurance: £tbapp
Single supplement: £235
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.
Comprehensive details of this tour will be available in the spring of 2018, but you can 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.
Day 1 Channel crossing, and onto the French/German border for an overnight stay at the Mercure Forbach or a similar hotel.
Day 2 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 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.
Day 4 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 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 A day to relax and explore Gengenbach, a city of towers, medieval walls and half-timbered houses.
Day 7 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 funicular railway.
Day 8 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 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 Short channel crossing and return to Sussex for taxis home.