About the tour: Oberammergau Passion Play & the Splendours of Lake Garda

From the world-famous Passion Play, to the celebrated city of Cologne, the shores of Lake Garda and the fair city of Verona, there is so much to see on this spectacular coach holiday. We begin in Germany, where we enjoy a few days visiting Cologne and Heidelburg before we head to Oberammergau for the moving and emotional Passion Play. After an emotive evening, we journey towards Italy and the stunning shores of Lake Garda, paying a visit to Austria’s Innsbruck along the way. From our base on the lake we offer many fabulous excursions. Why not join us as we cruise the shores of Lake Garda? Visiting the surrounding towns and villages, experience Verona on our included tour. Or, why not join our optional tour to the floating city of Venice? All making for the perfect holiday.

Tour Includes


  • 11 nights hotel (including two nights in the Oberammergau area) with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 9 evening meals
  • Ticket for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Convenient local joining points

12 days from £1839 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    We leave Belgium and head to the city of Cologne with its splendid Gothic cathedral with twin spires that dominate the skyline view from the River Rhine.

    After some free time, we continue along the Rhine Valley with the opportunity to join an optional relaxing cruise along the river to enjoy the sedate scenery of the vineyards and castles that adorn the Valley.

    We continue to the Mannheim area for our overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
    • Rhine Valley

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022
    • Rhine River Cruise
    £11.50
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Enjoy an included morning visit to the picturesque town of Heidelberg on the River Neckar, famed for its university dating back to 1386, castle and Old Town – the ‘Altstadt’.

    After time for lunch, we head south to our accommodation in the Oberammergau area for a two-night stay, with time to relax ahead of tomorrow’s spectacle.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Heidelberg
    Heidelberg

    Included Highlights

    • Heidelberg

    This morning, relax and soak up your surroundings. We will have lunch at noon, ahead of the Passion Play.

    The play has a running time of approximately five hours in total, with a meal served during the interval. The performance begins at 2:30pm* concluding around 10:30pm, with a three-hour break at 5:00pm when dinner is provided. After the performance, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

    The play is traditionally performed in German and a textbook with the complete play text is included on all tours.

    * From 17th Aug-4th Oct, times for the play are as follows: performance begins at 1.30, dinner 4pm-7pm, performance ends at 9.30pm.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Oberammergau Passion Play
    Oberammergau Passion Play

    Included Highlights

    • Oberammergau Passion Play

    We leave after breakfast and head for the splendours of Lake Garda. En route to Lake Garda we call into Austria’s Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck. Surrounded by steep mountains, the city’s location is most impressive. Perhaps the most notable landmark is the Golden Roof from where the Emperor Maximilian I used to watch the events in the square below.

    Leaving Innsbruck, we travel over the spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy to our hotel in Lake Garda for a five-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck

    Included Highlights

    • Innsbruck

    A leisurely morning followed by an optional excursion to a local wine cantina to taste the local produce.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Garda
    Lake Garda

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Garda

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022
    • Wine Tasting
    £26.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Today, we include a visit to the charming city of Verona. Famed as the home of Romeo and Juliet, Verona also boasts the impressive amphitheatre where the opera festival takes place each year.

    The many charms of Verona will be brought to life on our optional walking tour with a local guide who will reveal many fascinating stories behind the buildings and personalities of this fine historic town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Verona
    Verona

    Included Highlights

    • Verona

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022
    • Walking Tour of Verona
    £27.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    No time in this part of Italy is complete without a visit to Venice. Join our optional excursion to this city of canals, gondolas and palaces. Enjoy the famous sights including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace.

    For a different view over St. Mark’s Square, enjoy our optional lagoon cruise as we sail past Guidecca Island and Venice’s Lido resort made famous by the International Film Festival.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Venice
    Venice

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022
    • Lagoon Cruise in Venice
    £27.00
    • Venice
    £47.50
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    It’s our final day in Lake Garda and there’s so much to see and do around the lake. Our optional lake tour will stop at some of the most picturesque villages.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Sirmione
    Villages of Lake Garda

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2022
    • Villages of Lake Garda Tour with Boat Trip
    £37.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We leave after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely drive through the Alps to the Lucerne area of Switzerland for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head north, crossing the French border, arriving at our overnight hotel in northern France this evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Deposits

    £550pp to confirm booking.

    Balance Due

    70 days before departure.

    Oberammergau Tickets

    Tickets for the 2022 Passion Play are only available as part of an official package and are allocated along with the hotel. Whilst we can't advise on the exact location of the seats, as a general rule, the higher the grade of accommodation, the better the seats – please see 'Accommodation' for more information.

    Category D: 2-star hotels or 3-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 2 ticket.
    Category C: 3-star hotels or 4-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 1 ticket
    Category B: 4-star hotels or 5-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 1 ticket.


    Travel Insurance from £42.00 (12 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £339.00 (12 days).

    Oberammergau Passion Play & the Splendours of Lake Garda 12 days from £1839pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for five nights at a 3-star hotel on Lake Garda such as the Club Hotel La Vela in Torbole sul Garda. You will also stay for two nights in the Oberammergau area.

    Overnight stays in Belgium, northern France and Germany will be in city-style hotels and in Switzerland, you will stay in a tourist-style hotel.

    Your Choice of Accommodation in Oberammergau

    All our holidays include accommodation in either Oberammergau itself or the surrounding villages, so you can arrive in Oberammergau in good time before the play and enjoy an included lunch before the performance begins. During your stay in Oberammergau, you will also enjoy a three-course meal each night.

    We offer a choice of accommodation to suit all tastes. Hotels in Oberammergau have been graded by the Passion Play committee according to the facilities available. All categories of accommodation include shower or bath and WC.

    There are three different accommodation categories to choose from:

    Category D: 2-star hotels or 3-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 2 ticket.
    Category C: 3-star hotels or 4-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 1 ticket
    Category B: 4-star hotels or 5-star pensions/guest houses – includes a category 1 ticket.

    Please click the 'More Information' button for more information on tickets.

    Details of accommodation will be confirmed closer to the time.

    H+ Hotel Wiesbaden Niedernhausen

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Bristol

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Club Hotel La Vela

    Via Strada Granda 2, 38069 Torbole,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Splendid Sole

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Telephone

    Achat Premium Bad Durkheim

    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest joining point

    We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £40 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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