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Passion Play 2020 & Italy

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12 Days
16 August - 27 August 2020
Munich
Rome

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$200 Off

*If you book and pay 10% deposit by 30 November 2019 you’ll receive $200 off per person

Tour Details

Come and be inspired by the faith of the Villagers of Oberammergau as you witness a spectacular performance of the Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. Watch as over 2000 villagers come together to present you with their rendition of the Biblical story.

After travelling through the Dolomites, into Italy, uncover Roman monuments, Venetian canals and Florentine artistry. Cruise along the canals of Venice and journey through striking Tuscan landscapes. Encounter the Renaissance romance of Florence, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the colourful coastline of Cinque Terre.  In the Eternal City of Rome, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and travel back to gladiator times in the Colosseum.  Dine on authentic Italian food in Naples Italy, the home of the Neapolitan pizza.  Learn how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, burying it under tons of ash.

This tour can be combined with a Mediterranean cruise. Click here to see the combined tour.

Departure & Return Location

Munich – Rome

Price Includes

  • Fully escorted tour
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners
  • Passion Play seating
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Tips

Price Excludes

  • Flights to/from Europe
  • Visas (if required)
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Luggage Tag
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Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, 16 August 2020Arrive Munich

Arrive into Munich and spend the afternoon exploring Munich.

Hotel: Munich
Meals: n/a

Day 2: Monday, 17 August 2020Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau, Germany

Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp and then travel across the scenic countryside to see the castle that inspired Disney movies. The extraordinary Neuschwanstein Castle was the vision of Bavaria’s Ludwig II, known as the Swan King. Explore the fairytale-like castle before heading to the charming village of Oberammergau. See the frescoes that decorate many homes with scenes from Bavarian folktales.

Overnight: Oberammergau Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Tuesday, 18 August 2020World-Renowned Passion Play

Enjoy a morning of leisure to explore the village of Oberammergau. This afternoon attend a moving performance of the world-famous Passion Play that is held every 10 years and performed by the inhabitants of Oberammergau. Witness the covenant that the villagers made with God in the 17th century to spare them from the plague. During the break, join your travel companions for dinner before witnessing the stirring second half of the Passion Play performance.

Overnight: Oberammergau Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Wednesday, 19 August 2020Bavaria – Austria - Venice

Cross the Austrian border to mountain-ringed Innsbruck. Journey over the impressive Europa Bridge and travel into Italy through the magnificent Dolomites. Continue south following the Adige River to arrive in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. After a stop to view Juliet’s Balcony, we will finish our journey to the lagoon of Venice.

Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Thursday, 20 August 2020Venice

You’ll begin on a morning walking tour of Venice’s signature sights, including the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica. Take a boat trip to the islands of Murano and Burano in the lagoon. Watch Murano’s glassblowers and Burano’s lace-makers at work and enjoy the opportunity to buy typical Venetian handiwork.

Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Friday, 21 August 2020Venice to Tuscany

On our journey south to beautiful Tuscany pass through rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards and olive groves. Rolling Hills and rural villages will be the backdrop of your journey today.

We stay here for the next four nights, in a traditional family run, hotel.

Overnight: Tuscany
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Saturday, 22 August 2020Tuscany

Our group will set aside time for Sabbath worship this morning. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join a picnic and walking tour of the picturesque Tuscan countryside near our accommodation.

As a highlight, this evening we will dine at a local farmhouse estate.

Overnight: Tuscany
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Sunday, 23 August 2020Pisa – Cinque Terre

Travel through the rolling hills of Tuscany to the dramatic rocky coastline of Cinque Terre. These five small villages cling to the cliffs with their brightly painted houses perching right over the Mediterranean Sea. The area outside of town is just as magnificent – the national park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a coastal boat ride to admire the spectacular scenery and reach the almost inaccessible fishing villages.

Stop in Pisa on the return journey to see the famous leaning tower.

Overnight: Tuscany
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Monday, 24 August 2020Florence

This morning, see the magnificent Florentine skyline, dominated by the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and explore the splendour of Santa Croce and the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge Take a guided tour which will include the Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and stunning palazzi. Visit the Accademia Galley, home of Michelangelo’s David. A stop will also be made on the hillside overlook across the river from Florence where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful red-tiled roof cityscape. Enjoy free time to explore further areas of interest before returning to our Tuscany residence in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Tuscany
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Tuesday, 25 August 2020Tuscany - Rome

This morning drive to medieval Siena which was, during the 12th and 13th centuries, one of the world’s largest and richest cities. An unrivalled period of building took place and the range of palaces, grandiose townhouses and piazzas were built. Without doubt the main square, the Campo is one of the most beautiful you will ever see. Unusually half-moon shaped and surrounded by tall, centuries-old buildings, they are all different embracing an overall harmonious and beautiful style.

In the afternoon, arrive into Rome where you be introduced to all Rome’s must-see landmarks such as the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus, St. Peter’s Square and Trevi Fountain.

In the evening, dine out the group and watch a recreated gladiator fight in the heart of the ancient city in the Gruppo Storico Romano, close to the Colosseum. Watch fights, ancient dances, and rituals of the Vestal Virgins, and even pose for photos in gladiator armour.

Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Wednesday, 26 August 2020Rome

In the morning, enjoy panoramic views of the best-preserved part of the Colosseum. Exploring the amphitheatre and learn all about the history of this iconic Roman landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure.

The afternoon is left free to explore Rome further at leisure. You may wish to visit the Vatican Museums (entrance fee is not included), which is the largest, richest and most compelling such complex on earth which contains so many artefacts from the city’s history. Many of the finest artists of the Renaissance worked for a variety of Popes but there are other displays too: Egyptian antiquities, furniture, sculpture, silverware and of course, Michelangelo’s wondrous masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel which really has to be seen to be believed.

Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Thursday, 27 August 2020Depart Rome

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Alternatively, continue onto the Mediterranean cruise. Click here to see the full combined trip

Overnight: Plane
Meals: Breakfast

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Time of Booking
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10%
21 Oct 2019
Second Deposit Due
50%
20 Dec 2019
Final Payment Due
100%

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