Heart of Europe July 3 2020 | Craig Travel

Heart of Europe July 3 2020

Heart of Europe
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau
July 3, 2020 to July 16, 2020
14 Days
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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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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 bejoined 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.  

Postponed until 2022!


The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 | Trailer

Alternate Departures

Friday, September 11, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020 to Thursday, September 10, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020 to Thursday, June 18, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020 to Thursday, June 4, 2020

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly 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 to 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 Budapest / Leave Prague)
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
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Pricing Details

*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.Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 20 members travelling. Prices in this brochure are based on exchange rates as of October 2019. Itinerary and pricing 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 $312 to $415 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $201 to $405 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.