Innsbruck, Bavarian Fairytale Castles and Oberammergau Passion Play


Amble down Innsbruck’s cobblestoned streets, visit the beautiful 800 year old town of Hall, explore Ludwig’s fairytale castle, take in the spectacular Tyrol mountain views.

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    Albatross

  • Booking Code

    ABAIBFAOPP

  • Departs

    20 June 2022

    23 June 2022

    4 July 2022

    6 August 2022

    8 August 2022

    1 September 2022

    3 September 2022

    19 September 2022

    26 September 2022


Includes


  • Best seats for the Passion Play

  • Leisurely 2 night stays

  • Small group size from just 10 to 28

  • Genuinely inclusive, no extra costs

  • Designed for Australians & New Zealanders

  • 'My Time' guaranteed


Tour Overview


Amble down Innsbruck’s cobblestoned streets, visit the beautiful 800 year old town of Hall, explore Ludwig’s fairytale castle, take in the spectacular Tyrol mountain views, visit ancient Füssen, the glorious Church in the Meadows and experience the extraordinary Oberammergau Passion Play!

Highlights

  • Stay 2 nights in the cobblestoned city of Innsbruck
  • See the famous Golden Roof and visit the pretty town of Hall - the oldest in the Austrian Tyrol
  • Drive over the stunning Fern Pass into the Bavarian mountains, visit Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Relax in the ancient medieval town of Füssen and visit the most beautiful church in Europe, Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’
  • Your ‘grand finále’ - stay 2 nights in selected 4 star accommodation and enjoy Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Oberammergau Passion Play

Itinerary


Day 1: Innsbruck Welcome

Your tour commences mid afternoon in the Olympic ski resort city of Innsbruck. After meeting your Tour Manager, you will enjoy a brief walking tour of the old city centre, with its cobblestoned streets, stone archways and the renowned Golden Roof. Later we enjoy a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. This is an ideal chance to meet, and get to know, your Tour Manager and fellow travellers.

Meals: DHotel: Hotel Grauer Bar, Innsbruck

Day 2: The pretty town of Hall and Innsbruck ‘My Time’

This morning we board our coach and drive along the dramatic Inn Valley to the 800 year old town of Hall. Surrounded by the rolling Tyrolean hills, Hall is often considered the most beautiful town in the Tyrol. Your afternoon will be at leisure in Innsbruck’s wonderful Altstadt (old town) where you will have ‘My Time’ to explore the sights such as the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and shop in the covered arcades.

Meals: B



Hotel: Hotel Grauer Bar, Innsbruck

Day 3: Neuschwanstein ‘Fairytale’ Castle, Füssen and the ‘Church in the Meadows’

We start the day with a drive over the stunning Fern Pass to Hohenschwangau into Bavaria. On one hill overlooking the little village you have the neo-gothic castle of Hohenschwangau and on the other side above the village is a wooded mountain spur and Neuschwanstein – the fairytale castle of ‘mad’ King Ludwig. We take a leisurely stroll up the wooded road to enjoy a guided tour through Neuschwanstein Castle’s state rooms, king’s apartments, halls and throne room; all reminiscent of a Wagner operatic saga. Lunchtime will be spent exploring the ancient town of Füssen. In the afternoon we will drive through Bavarian farmlands and forests to make a stop in arguably the most beautiful church in Europe, Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’. Surrounded by green fields, the interior of this World Heritage Listed church is an astounding Rococo creation. Later we continue to your 4 star hotel, where we stay the next 2 nights, in preparation for an incredible ‘Oberammergau Passion Play experience’.



Please note: The guided tour through Neuschwanstein Castle incorporates climbing up and down a number of staircases and, as there are no elevators, the inside visit to the castle this morning may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties or limitations.



Your hotel in the Oberammergau area

As an appointed Tour Operator for the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, and handling such a large number of Oberammergau packages, we have been fortunate to be allocated stays in a variety of excellent, 4 star hotels in Oberammergau itself, as well as in the nearby towns of Murnau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.



Meals: BD

Day 4: An incredible Oberammergau Passion Play Experience

An easy start to the day before we enjoy time exploring the colourful village of Oberammergau with its beautiful houses and buildings adorned with “Lüftlmalerei” - ornately painted murals depicting assorted religious scenes. Throughout the afternoon and evening we enjoy the huge spectacle that is the Passion Play from our Category 1 seating. The famous Passion Play has been performed every ten years since 1633, a time when the Thirty Year’s War and Bubonic Plague were ravaging Europe causing so much suffering and death. With a backdrop of Kofel Peak and surrounded by the Ammergau Mountains, the massive open-air stage erupts with colour, music, song and up to 2,000 local inhabitants enacting the story of the Passion of Christ.





Your hotel in the Oberammergau area

As an appointed Tour Operator for the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, and handling such a large number of Oberammergau packages, we have been fortunate to be allocated stays in a variety of excellent, 4 star hotels in Oberammergau itself, as well as in the nearby towns of Murnau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.



Meals: BD

Day 5: To Munich

This morning we drive to nearby Munich where your tour ends on arrival, mid-morning. Drop off points will be in the city centre and Munich airport. We recommend you book flights or trains that depart Munich after 2pm. 



Meals: B


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Disclaimer


Prices stated are in Australian Dollars ($AUD) (or $NZD if you are based in New Zealand and accessed our albatrosstours.com or albatrosstours.co.nz websites) and are current at the time of publication. The most up to date pricing is available on our website. The price includes accommodation, transportation and other inclusions as per the published itinerary. Unless stated otherwise prices are for cash/cheque payments. Credit card payments attract a service fee.

International and domestic airfares and airport/hotel transfers are not included unless specifically stated. Costs associated with passports, visas, vaccinations, insurance, meals (other than those stipulated), emergency evacuation costs, gratuities, and all items of a personal nature are not included.