Heart of Europe Featuring Oberammergau May Jun Jul Aug Sep 2022 | Craig Travel

Heart of Europe Featuring Oberammergau May Jun Jul Aug Sep 2022

Heart of Europe
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau 5 Departures | 14 Days | 25 Meals
July 1, 2022 to July 14, 2022
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

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

May 20 to June 2, 2022
Book This Departure Escorted by David McKane

June 19 to July 2, 2022
Book This Departure Escorted by Nancy Knox

July 1 to July 14, 2022
Book This Departure Escorted by Lucy McLean

August 26 to September 8, 2022
Book This Departure Escorted by Johan Olivier

September 20 to October 3, 2022
Book This Departure Escorted by Wendy Marshall

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The Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg dynasty into the 19th century, extended across much of the Heart of Europe, including the lands that now form Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Our journey focuses on four great cities: Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague, as well as the exciting and important Passion Play performance in the small alpine town of Oberammergau. In Budapest, learn how Hungarian music and literature became unifying tools in the quest for national identity. In Vienna, we shall trace the city’s artistic history back to its roots in folk culture. Salzburg allows us to marvel at the region’s remarkable musical heritage. Our Prague sojourn reveals a city that has always been a political, intellectual and cultural centre and has undergone a wonderful rejuvenation in the last decade. In each area we will be joined by regional specialists who will deepen our understanding of Central Europe today. For almost 400 years, the people of Oberammergau have fulfilled a vow to honour God through the Passion Play, a larger than life portrayal of the life and passion of Jesus. Every ten years the village devotes itself to this wonderful event, involving a cast of thousands, entirely made up of local residents. For over two years, characters take on their roles, reliving the important tales of the Bible. Do read on but don’t delay, this tour is limited to just 38 members. Call today to reserve your places.

Inspired by all things Oberammergau headerInspired by All Things Oberammergau
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

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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
  • Leisurely itinerary with 2 or 3 nights each in Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Oberammergau and Prague, enjoying free time in each centre for personal exploration
  • Premium theatre tickets for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Welcome Dinner in Budapest
  • Danube River dinner cruise
  • Special dinner and concert at Schönbrunn in Vienna
  • Private guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • Explore medieval Regensburg
  • Visit Prague Castle
  • Farewell dinner at Stary Vrch in Prague
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 12 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • 2 night first class hotel package in Oberammergau
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 25 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, L - 1 Lunch D - 12 dinners) - European buffet breakfast daily and dinner daily
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Services of our Canadian group escort and national guide plus local guides in Budapest, Szentendre, Esztergom, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague
  • 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 first hotel / Leave last hotel)
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. Prices are based on exchange rates as of September 2020. Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members.

July departure - add $100pp air supplement. *Land only price is based on joining at the hotel in Budapest and leaving at the hotel in Prague. Airfares from other gateways are available on request.

Pricing Details

Insurance is NOT included but is available and highly recommended.  Premiums vary by journey and range from $314 to $417 pp plus tax for passengers up to and including 74yrs on departure date. Supplements for travellers 75-85yrs range from $191 to $385 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 our Terms and Conditions for more details.


VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...


Final Payment Dates:

May 20th Departure - due February 14, 2022
June 19th Departure - due March 16, 2022
July 1st Departure - due March 28, 2022
August 26th Departure - due May 24, 2022
September 20th Departure - due June 18, 2022