Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
The history of the Passion Play dates to 1633, during the Thirty Years War, after months of death and suffering caused by the plague that swept across Europe. In Oberammergau, the villagers attempted to cut themselves off from the outside world, however, a homesick man managed to sneak into the village and brought the disease with him. Consequently, eighty-four residents died within a three-week period. In desperation the villagers made a solemn oath that if God stopped the plague then, as thanks, they would perform a play depicting the life of Christ. Miraculously, the plague took no more lives, and true to their word the villagers performed their first play in 1634 and have continued to do so to this day.
The Passion Play is performed every ten years by the villagers of Oberammergau – and as is custom, all those who take part, from performers, set builders to costume makers, must have been born in the village.
7th June, 5th July & 2nd August 2020
From £1795 per person sharing
- Return flights from Dublin to Munich
- 1 piece of checked luggage on the flight
- Luxury coaching throughout the tour
- 5 nights accommodation in the 4* Jenbacher Hof Hotel
- 1 night in a 4* accommodation in Oberammergau
- Continental style breakfast and evening meals in 4* Jenbacher Hof Hotel
- Continental style breakfast and Passion Play dinner in Oberammergau
- Category 2 ticket for the Passion Play – with official textbook
- Half day guided tour of Innsbruck
- Services of an English speaking tour guide – joining in Munich
- Berchtesgaden Salt Mines
- The Eagles Nest, Kehlsteinhouse
- Jenbach to Maurach train journey
- Lake Achen boat trip
- Single room supplement £150 (very limited)
SPECIAL PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS:
DEPOSIT: £400 per person at the time of booking. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
The price of this holiday may increase because of unsettled economic conditions between the UK and Europe. If this is the case, you will be told at the time of booking. Once you have paid your deposit we will guarantee the cost of your holiday will not increase. Therefore, we do suggest early booking.
Note: A valid EU member state passport is required for this tour.
This tour requires passport details of all passengers. You can enter them via “Manage my booking” on the Travel Solutions website www.travel-solutions.co.uk.
The family-owned Jenbacher Hof Hotel is situated right in the centre of Jenbach. A small traditional inn until 1989, it was then turned into a hotel and continuously renovated and modernised. Surrounded by the breathtaking Tyrolean Alps, the Jenbacher Hof Hotel is the ideal base.
4* hotel in Oberammergau to be confirmed at a later date
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Depart from Dublin Airport, On arrival in Munich meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in the Tyrol. After check in, dinner in the hotel
A morning tour to the medieval city of Rattenberg the smallest city in Austria and famous for its glass industry. Later in the day, continue to Innsbruck for a guided tour of the city, including a visit to the impressive Bergisel Ski Jump stadium.
A free day to relax and enjoy the surroundings of your hotel
This morning you will depart for Berchtesgaden and a visit to the Salt Mines. In the afternoon, visit the Eagles Nest with panoramic views of the Bavarian countryside.
Today a full day tour of scenic Tyrol. Join the Jenbach to Mautach steam engined historic railway, finishing the day with relaxing boat journey on the Achensee.
This morning we depart for Oberammergau and the highlight of your holiday. Take you seats for the Passion Play with dinner provided halfway through the performance.
After breakfast, depart for Munich Airport and your return flight to Dublin.
Please note we may makes changes to your itinerary to enhance your enjoyment.
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Departures between 7 Jun 2020 and 2 Aug 2020
Adult prices from £1795