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Imperial Europe with Oberammergau

12 Days 5 Countries 7 Cities

Explore the history and culture of Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Salzburg on this trip.

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Imperial Europe with Oberammergau

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    • Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller, of the same gender, for the duration of the stay.
    • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
    • Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
      • Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the beautiful Danube and the Trafalgar Highlight - a testament of God's grace in Oberammergau.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: CEOXF

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

        • ORIENTATION of Munich, Regensburg, Innsbruck

        • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

        • VIEW the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna and Melk Abbey

        • VISIT Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and the Baroque town centre of Győr


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Imperial Europe with Oberammergau

      Your Itinerary

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      Munich, Germany

      Day 1

      Arrive Munich

      Prague, Czech Republic

      Day 2

      Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

      St Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic

      Day 3

      Prague Sightseeing

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 4

      Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

      Budapest, Hungary

      Day 5

      Budapest Sightseeing

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 6

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing

      Melk Abbey, Austria

      Day 8

      Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

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      Day 9

      Salzburg – Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

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      Day 10

      Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

      Munich, Germany

      Day 11

      Oberammergau – Munich

      Munich, Germany

      Day 12

      Depart Munich

      Day 1

      Arrive Munich Day 1 - Arrive Munich

      Munich is your launchpad to a journey through the capitals of Imperial Europe, which culminates in the dramatic depiction of Jesus Christ's life and death in Oberammergau. Spend time at leisure in the Bavarian capital, then join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a city orientation tour. View the Marienplatz, the centre of Munich city life since the 12th century, and its enchanting Glockenspiel before a Welcome Reception.

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights) Day 2 - Munich – Regensburg – Prague (2 Nights)

      This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to Prague, your home for the next two nights.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Prague Sightseeing Day 3 - Prague Sightseeing

      Delve into centuries of history as you join a Local Specialist for a guided sightseeing tour of Prague. View the impressive Gothic architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, then cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock, with its hourly Walk of the Apostles. The afternoon is yours to experience the city on your terms. Savour the delicious chocolate flavours of Trdelník in the old Town Square, pay tribute to the saints that line the Charles Bridge or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights) Day 4 - Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (2 Nights)

      We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Bratislava, with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the Paris of the East. Consider spending the evening on a river cruise along the Danube paired with a dinner of selection of Hungarian specialities and awe-inspiring views.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Budapest Sightseeing Day 5 - Budapest Sightseeing

      Admire the iconic and unexpected highlights of Budapest on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the famous Chain Bridge which connects the two ancient settlements that straddle the Danube, and the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district. Visit Fisherman's Bastion, paying tribute to the seven Magyar chieftains who founded the Hungarian nation. Here, you can enjoy superb views across the imposing Parliament building and Danube below. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining the Schieszl family for a hearty Hungarian Be My Guest dinner. 'Connect with Locals' and hear the story of their winery that once sheltered a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 6 - Budapest – Győr – Vienna (2 Nights)

      A leisurely start to your morning could see you soaking up the relaxing atmosphere in the Szecheyni Spa Baths, enjoying coffee and kurtos in the charming Jewish Quarter or joining a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament Building. Cross the hilly landscapes of Transdanubia, arriving in Győr to explore its Baroque architecture and medieval atmosphere before arriving in Vienna for an evening at leisure to indulge in the captivating melodies, art and architecture of a city that was once home to famous composers.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Vienna Sightseeing Day 7 - Vienna Sightseeing

      Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - a Trafalgar Highlight during your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Admire the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th-century to replace the city walls. Then, see the ornate colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Visit the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace with its tranquil gardens or enjoy Vienna's musical talents at one of the performances for which the city is famous.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing Day 8 - Vienna – Wachau Valley – Salzburg Sightseeing

      The enchanting landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley provide a picturesque backdrop for our leisurely drive past vineyards and fortresses en route to Salzburg. We see the Benedictine Melk Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube and learn about its royal connections. Arriving in Salzburg, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of its Old Town with a Local Specialist. Dine in your hotel this evening.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Salzburg – Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights) Day 9 - Salzburg – Innsbruck – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

      Visit Innsbruck in the Austrian Tirol, renowned for its spectacular scenery. See the Golden Roof and enjoy free time to explore the town. Later, travel to Oberammergau where tomorrow, villagers will keep their covenant with God and perform their Passion Play, as they have every ten years since 1634. Dine in your hotel this evening.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) Day 10 - Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

      Witness first-hand the enduring faith of this Bavarian village and the divine blessings of God that spared Oberammergau and its people from the ravages of the plague which swept Europe in the 17th century. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, giving thanks to God for His grace and mercy. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before taking your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Oberammergau – Munich Day 11 - Oberammergau – Munich

      Travel through alpine scenery back to Munich. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the end of your spiritual journey through central Europe.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Depart Munich Day 12 - Depart Munich

      For now it's time to say a fond Auf Wiedersehen to Germany, your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available, conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 12

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Join the Schieszl family for hearty Hungarian fare and the story of their winery, which doubled as a hiding place during WWII for a Jewish friend who was fleeing Nazi persecution. (Day 5)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg

        • ORIENTATION of Munich, Regensburg, Innsbruck

        • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

        • VIEW the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna and Melk Abbey

        • VISIT Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest and the Baroque town centre of Győr


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 6 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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