About the tour: Oberammergau Passion Play, Rome, The Vatican & Lake Garda

Incorporate the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play with an exciting tour taking in some of Italy's finest destinations. From the Leaning Tower of Pisa, to the Tuscan countryside, Rome, The Vatican, Florence Venice and Lake Garda, you'll get a true taste of Italy most famous destinations before moving into Bavaria where we will attend the once-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play. 2020 will mark the 42nd of the play of 'life and death' and is an experience certainly not to be missed.

Tour Includes


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

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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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 northern France for an overnight stay.

    We travel south to the Cremona area in northern Italy for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We continue through Italy, making a call into Pisa where you can view the famous leaning tower before continuing to the spa town of Chianciano Terme, located in the wine-producing area of Umbria where we stay for five nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Pisa

    Included Highlights

    • Pisa

    Today we offer an included excursion around the Tuscan countryside, with stops in the wine towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Palazzo Comunale, Montepulciano
    Montepulciano

    Included Highlights

    • Montepulciano
    • Pienza
    • Montalcino

    An included full-day visit to Rome and The Vatican City. We begin in The Vatican, where you can discover the treasures of St. Peter’s Square, where some of the most important Papal ceremonies take place. Perhaps visit the Sistine Chapel to take in the awe-inspiring frescoes (entrance at extra cost). Afterwards, enjoy free time in Rome, or why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot to take in the sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Piazza Venezia and much more.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City
    Saint Peter's Square, Vatican

    Included Highlights

    • Vatican City
    • Rome

    After a leisurely morning, join our optional afternoon excursion to Siena. No visit to Italy is complete without seeing this beautiful city. Discover the Piazza del Campo, claimed to be perhaps the most attractive in Europe and wander the maze of narrow medieval streets.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Siena
    Siena

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Siena
    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 have an included visit to Assisi, known for the famous Basilica, where St. Francis is buried and one of the greatest Christian shrines in the world.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Assisi
    Assisi

    Included Highlights

    • Assisi

    We leave Chianciano and call into Florence, where you will have some free time to relax and explore this marvellous city with its culture, art and outstanding Renaissance architecture. In the afternoon, we continue north to Lake Garda, our base for the next three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Florence
    Florence

    Included Highlights

    • Florence

    A day to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life around this beautiful lake. Alternatively, join our optional guided tour visiting some of the local villages which sit on the shores of the lake, with a backdrop of mountains rising from the shore side

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake 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.
    • Guided Lakes Tour
    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.

    Join our optional excursion to Venice, the largest city in the Veneto area. Be sure to see some of the famous sights such as the Doge’s Palace, the symbolic seat of Venetian power and the enclosed Bridge of Sighs. A visit to St. Mark’s Square, the main public square of Venice, is also a must. It is dominated at its eastern end by the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, a superb example of the Romanesque-Byzantine style. Perhaps take a ride on a gondola, with your expert gondolier steering you through the busy waterways of Venice (at own cost) or maybe sit back and relax at Harry’s Bar with one of their famous Bellini cocktails, the choice is yours.

    Venice
    Venice

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Venice
    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 Lake Garda and travel north over the spectacular Brenner Pass from Italy into Austria and to our overnight hotel in the Tyrol.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head to Bavaria and to Oberammergau, where we stay overnight in the local area. Lunch will be at noon before the start of the Passion Play at 2.30pm*. After a break for dinner between 5pm and 8pm, the play will continue until 10.30pm, when we will transfer back to our accommodation.

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

    Oberammergau Passion Play
    Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

    Included Highlights

    • Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

    Head north to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £359.00 (14 days).

    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 in Chianciano Terme at a hotel such as the 3-star Hotel Mizar, or similar. In Lake Garda you will stay for three nights at a 3-star hotel. You will also stay for one night in the Austrain Tyrol and one night in the Oberammergau area.
    Overnight stays in Belgium, northern France, northern Italy and central Germany will be in city-style hotels.

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      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

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