Heart of Germany September 19 2020 | Craig Travel

Heart of Germany September 19 2020

Heart of Germany
Featuring The Passion Play in Oberammergau
September 19, 2020 to October 1, 2020
13 Days
Meals:
22
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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Germany has experienced a long and storied history. From antiquity when the Roman armies overwhelmed a primitive people 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.  

Postponed until 2022!

 

The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 | Trailer

Alternate Departures

Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Thursday, September 17, 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 Berlin, 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 to 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 Berlin / Leave Munich)
$4,510
Toronto
$5,865
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,995
Halifax / St. John’s
$6,145
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
$6,145
Saskatoon / Regina
$6,325
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,245
Victoria
$6,325
Single Supplement
$795

Pricing Details

*Land only price is based on joining at the hotel in Berlin 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 January 2020.  Prices and itinerary 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 $450 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $201 to $414 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.  Refer to our terms and conditions for more details. 

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