Gems of the Swiss Alps Featuring Oberammergau Jun Aug 2022 | Craig Travel

Gems of the Swiss Alps Featuring Oberammergau Jun Aug 2022

Gems of the Swiss Alps
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau 2 Departures | 10 Days | 16 Meals
June 7, 2022 to June 16, 2022
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings

3 Moderately Challenging

Book This Departure Escorted by Janet Williams

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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 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. Do read on but don’t delay, this tour will be limited to 38 members. Call today to reserve your places.

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We've compiled sources of inspirational information and helpful resources to keep you inspired as we wait for the 2022 Passion Play!  Come explore the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, The Oberammergau Museum, the costumes and more... READ MORE

Book by October 21, 2021 and save $200 per person!
 

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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging with Early Booking Savings

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
  • 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
  • 8 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 16 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 8 buffet breakfasts, L - 1 Lunch, D - 7 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, 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 first hotel / Leave last hotel)
$4,885
Toronto
$6,195
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,295
Halifax / St. John’s
$6,475
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$6,475
Saskatoon / Regina
$6,635
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,575
Victoria
$6,635
Single Supplement
$995

Pricing Details

August departure - add $150pp air supplement.

Book by October 21, 2021 and save $200 per person.

*Land only price is based on joining at the hotel 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 September 2020. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members.

Insurance is NOT included but is available and highly recommended. Premiums vary by journey and range from $280-$383 pp plus tax for passengers up to and including 74yrs on departure date. Supplements for travellers 75-85yrs range from $186-$375 pp plus tax. Clients 86yrs and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Insurance is effective from date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.  

 

Final Payment Dates:  

June 7th Departure - due Monday, March 7, 2022

August 11th Departure - due Wednesday, May 11, 2022 

Deposit Amount:
Deposit due at time of booking is $500pp | 2nd deposit due OCT 21, 2021 is $800pp | If booking after OCT 21, 2021 deposit is $1,300pp

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