Heart of Germany Featuring Oberammergau Sep3 Sep17 2022 | Craig Travel

Heart of Germany Featuring Oberammergau Sep3 Sep17 2022

Heart of Germany
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau 2 Departures | 13 Days | 22 Meals
September 3, 2022 to September 15, 2022
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Book This Departure Escorted by Deborah Hart

September 17, 2022 to September 29, 2022
Book This Departure Escorted by Joyce Poth

Email specialist Joilyn Doucette to discuss your travel plans

Germany has experienced a long and storied history. From antiquity when the Roman armies overwhelmed the “barbarians”, through the development of Christianity and the reformation, to the legacy of two World Wars. This journey will introduce us to this long past while we enjoy the wonderful scenery of the countryside and the cities. Beginning with Berlin, we will see the physical evidence of the political and social changes that have happened this past century. Heading south through delightful centres and across historic borders we will learn of the reformation and the unification of the modern German nation. Following our time in beautiful Prague we will continue into Bavaria, which is considered the Heart of Germany. 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 and 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.

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 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

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 Wittenberg, Prague, Nuremberg and Oberammergau. Enjoy free time in each centre for personal exploration
  • Visit Germany’s capital city, Berlin
  • Visit the historic centres of Wittenberg, Leipzig, and Dresden to learn of their importance during the Reformation and the war
  • Stroll through Prague’s Old Town and Jewish Quarter
  • Visit Prague Castle
  • Visit the unique Bavarian cities of Bamberg, Rothenburg, Regensburg, and Nuremberg
  • Premium theatre tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 11 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 22 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 11 breakfasts, L - 1 lunch, D - 10 dinners) - European buffet breakfast daily and dinner daily
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Services of our Canadian group escort plus our national guide as well as local guides in Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Dresden, Prague, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenburg, Regensburg 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)
$4,645
Toronto
$6,195
Ottawa / Montreal
$6,295
Halifax / St. John’s / Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$6,455
Saskatoon / Regina
$6,595
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,555
Victoria
$6,595
Single Supplement
$875

Pricing Details

*Land only price is based on joining at the hotel in Wittenberg 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.  

 

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:

September 3rd Departure - due Friday, June 3, 2022

September 17 Departure - due Friday June 17, 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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