Alpine Adventures September 2020 | Craig Travel

Alpine Adventures September 2020

Alpine Adventures
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau
September 14, 2020 to September 24, 2020
11 Days
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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

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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 Ushaped 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. 

Postponed until 2022!

The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 | Trailer

Alternate Departures

Monday, July 6, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020 to Thursday, June 18, 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


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only* (Join Zurich / Leave Munich)
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 20 members travelling. In this day of fluctuating exchange rates, inflation, fuel surcharges and rising airfares, it is impossible to provide accurate prices for 2020. Prices in this brochure are based on exchange rates as of January 2018, and tariffs, fees, taxes and airfares applicable for 2018 and are subject to change. Final prices will be available in late 2019. Itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

*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.

Pricing Details

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. Comprehensive Insurance will be available for purchase in spring 2019. Details will be sent as soon as they are available. Insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details.