Heart of Europe June 2020 | Craig Travel

Heart of Europe June 2020

Heart of Europe
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau
June 5, 2020 to June 18, 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 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.  

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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, July 3, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 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 nights 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
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 hotel in Budapest and leaving at the hotel in Prague. 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. Check our website for the most current information. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
1st Deposit $300pp | 2nd Deposit $1,000pp due October 1, 2019 | If booking after October 1, 2019 deposit is $1,300pp
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020