Alpine Adventures July 2020 | Craig Travel

Alpine Adventures July 2020

Alpine Adventures
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau
July 6, 2020 to July 16, 2020
11 Days
Meals:
18
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

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This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Alpine Adventures.

Towering peaks surrounding glacial lakes; small towns surrounded by farm fields with the sound of cow bells echoing. Switzerland is home to the most dramatic parts of the Alpine region that stretches from its Western border straight across the south of Bavaria and nearly the entire length of Austria. In its heart are some of the best scenic valleys in all of Europe. At Lauterbrunnen see the U-shaped valley and dramatic waterfall play foreground to the dominating peak of Jungfrau. In Zermatt enjoy the leisurely pace of a carless town that sits at the foot of one of the world’s more recognizable peaks, the Matterhorn. Join us as we journey through this magical region on our way to the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau.
The highlight of this special journey will be the performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau. With a history of almost 400 years (it was first performed in 1634), the tradition has survived numerous wars, religious upheavals and changing cultures. Still the people of this small village remain true to the vow that they made back in 1633. It takes the villagers over three years to prepare for the event, and only local residents can take part in the performance. A year prior, the characters are chosen and they begin to take on their roles. Men will stop cutting their hair and shaving adding an extra bit of historical authenticity. This is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed.
 


The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 | Trailer

Alternate Departures

Monday, September 14, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020
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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

While this is a relatively leisurely tour, members should be aware that there will be a number of extended walking tours (up to three kilometres), some of which will be over cobblestone surfaces. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members should have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Walking tour of Lucerne
  • See the picturesque valleys of Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen
  • Visit the Swiss capital of Bern
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Zermatt, the pedestrian only mountain retreat with options to visit the mountain peaks
  • Drive the most scenic mountain roads en route to Zermatt and again to St. Moritz and beyond
  • Walking tour of Innsbruck
  • Premium theatre tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Explore beautiful Munich
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 9 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 18 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 9 buffet breakfasts, L - 1 Lunch, D - 8 dinners)
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Services of our Canadian group escort plus national guide in Europe
  • Private excursions with local guides in Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Innsbruck and Munich
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only* (Join Zurich / Leave Munich)
$4,985
Toronto
$6,365
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,465
Halifax / St. John’s
$6,625
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$6,625
Saskatoon / Regina
$6,815
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,725
Victoria
$6,815
Single Supplement
$1,095

Pricing Details

*Land only price is based on joining at the airport in Zurich  and leaving at the hotel in Munich. Airfares from other gateways are available on request.  Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 20 members travelling.  Prices are based on exchange rates as of January 2020.  Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.  Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members. Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $280 to $383 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $375 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to our terms and conditions for more details. 

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