Oberammergau Passion Play & The Spectacular Austrian Lakes (Cat 3)

From £2,199.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
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From £2,199.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​The Oberammergau Passion Play is only performed every 10 years, and this is your chance to experience it in 2020. This play is a wonderful spectacle to behold, and you'll enjoy lunch prior to the performance, and dinner during the three-hour interval. Next, head to Salzburg for a walking tour of the city, as well as 'The Sound of Music' tour, where you'll see some of the movie's historic sights and filming locations. Your journey continues onto St Georgen, from where you'll visit the picturesque Bavarian market town of Berchtesgaden and nearby Lake Kӧnigssee, for a cruise across the emerald-green waters to St Bartholomä Peninsula. You'll embark on a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District to discover the area's prettiest spots including Lake Mondsee, the picturesque village of St Gilgen, the spa town of Bad Ischl and the lakeside village of Hallstatt.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return direct flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa
  • 7 nights in 3 or 4-star hotels 
  • 16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • All highlights included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage​​

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Entrance to the Oberammergau Museum​
  • Watch the Oberammergau Passion Play and take home an official programme
  • Guided walking tour of Salzburg
  • Berchtesgaden and a cruise on Lake Königssee
  • Tour of the Salzkammergut, Austria's Lake District
  • Lake cruise from St Gilgen to St Wolfgang
  • The Kaiservilla at Bad Ischl and village of Hallstatt
  • Tour of the Hohenwerfen Fortress


Day 1 UK - Munich

Fly to Munich and transfer to your hotel in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay. 

Meals included: D

Day 2 Oberammergau & the Passion Play

Today's the day you're going to watch the famous Passion Play. You will transfer to the village of Oberammergau after breakfast. Take a stroll through the historical town and perhaps visit the Oberammergau Museum, where you can discover more about the Passion Play and the region's history of wood carving. Lunch will be served prior to the performance, which starts at 2.30pm, and you will enjoy dinner during the three-hour interval. The Passion Play will finish at around 10.30pm when you will return to your hotel by coach.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Salzburg

After breakfast you will drive to Salzburg, and enjoy a walking tour of the city in the company of a Local Guide. On this 'Sound of Music' themed tour, you'll see some of the movie's historic sights and filming locations, including Leopoldskron Palace, Frohnburg Palace and the impressive Mirabell Palace Gardens. Lunch is included in a restaurant and afterwards you are free to explore further at your own pace, before continuing to your hotel in St Georgen. You will stay here for the next five nights and dinner is served in the hotel restaurant this evening. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Berchtesgaden & Lake Königssee

Today you will visit the picturesque Bavarian market town of Berchtesgaden and nearby Lake Königssee, or King's Lake. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, you'll take cruise on the emerald-green waters of the lake to St Bartholomä Peninsula, where an ancient Baroque-style church is topped by two red-onion domes.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Salzkammergut & Chocolate Workshop

You'll want to have your camera at the ready for today's scenic drive through the Salzkammergut, the Austrian Lake District. You'll see some of the area's prettiest spots, including Lake Mondsee, where the beautiful twin-towered church was the setting for the wedding scene in 'The Sound of Music'. You'll also visit the picturesque village of St Gilgen on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, where you'll learn how the well-known Mozartkugeln chocolates are produced and have a chance to make one of your very own.  A cruise across the lake takes you to picturesque St Wolfgang and from here you'll travel to Lake Traunsee, the deepest in Austria.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Bad Ischl & Hallstatt

​Today you'll visit the spa town of Bad Ischl and take a tour of the 'Kaiservilla', the elegant summer residence of Emperor Franz Josef. It was here where he signed the declaration of war on Serbia, which led to the start of World War I. Next you'll continue to the beautiful lakeside village of Hallstatt, which is famous for its salt mines.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Hohenwerfen Fortress

You'll travel to the mighty Hohenwerfen Fortress today, which is perched on a hill above the Salzachtal Valley. You'll recognise it from the film 'Where Eagles Dare' and, during your tour, you'll discover more about medieval life in the castle and admire amazing views of the surrounding scenery. The castle is also home to Austria's first falconry museum, where you can learn about birds of prey.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Munich - UK

​Today you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. 

Meals included: B


Gastehaus Alpina

This traditional Alpine-style hotel is located in the beautiful village surrounded by the Ammergau Alps. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and hairdryer. Other hotel amenities include a rustic-style lounge with wooden interiors and a traditional tiled stove.


Hotel Attergauhof is family run and is owned by the Söllinger family since 1966. The hotel has expanded and modernized throughout the years and is now a traditional hotel, centrally located in the charming village of St Georgen in Attergauf. The Attergauf is perfect as a base for exploring the region located close to Lake Attersee, surrounded by mountains, hiking trails and of course, the wonderful city of Salzburg.

Hotel facilities include the lounge restaurant serving traditional home cooking and local dishes such as homemade apple strudel and Salzburg dumplings, not to forget their attentiveness to sourcing seasonal ingredients. The drinks lounge serves finger food, cocktails, local beers and regional wines. If the sun is shining, the garden terrace is available for a drink or an ice cream sundae.

With 30 rooms, each are equipped with private facilities including en suite facilities, telephone, radio, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

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