Imperial Europe with Oberammergau (Summer 2020)

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles – central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.

Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

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Magical cities of bridges, cathedrals, cobbled lanes, and castles – central Europe's capitals put on a stately show in which the leads are played by Bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and the beautiful Danube river featuring the regal cities of Vienna and Budapest where you'll break bread with a local family and hear of their heart-warming WWII rescue.

Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

  1. Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. View the Marienplatz with its fascinating Glockenspiel clock during your orientation. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
  2. This morning visit Regensburg, an unspoilt medieval gem on your way to the Czech Republic. Cross the border to exciting Prague, your home for the next two nights.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  3. Prague has prospered since the fall of Communism and its new-found status and affluence is evident during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with your local specialist. View the impressive St. Vitus' Cathedral in the grounds of the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the river on your walking tour to the Old Town Square to see the Astronomical Clock. Spend the afternoon as you wish. Explore the city on your own, or consider a relaxing lunch cruise on the River Vltava.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  4. Visit the Slovak capital Bratislava with its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Entering Hungary you arrive in Budapest. This evening consider a scenic river cruise along the Danube?

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  5. Your local specialist shows you the sights of Budapest featuring views of the famous Chain Bridge, the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and a visit to the Fisherman's Bastion. From there enjoy superb views across the Parliament and Danube below. Later why not enjoy a visit and lunch in a quaint village outside Budapest before a special Be My Guest dinner of Hungarian specialties.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest meal
  6. Before departing Budapest there is the opportunity to consider a guided tour of the magnificent Parliament building. Then cross the Transdanubia region to Győr. Stroll through this quaint city which stands at the confluence of three rivers and features charming Baroque architecture. Later arrive in imperial Vienna where you stay for the next two nights.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  7. Admire the Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty during your enthralling sightseeing tour of Vienna with your local specialist. See the grand State Opera House and the Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. View St. Stephen's Cathedral, its ornate roof bearing the imperial emblem of the Habsburgs. The afternoon is yours to explore the city's many attractions. Later you might like to attend dinner with a classical concert.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  8. See the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe. See the magnificent Melk Abbey a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, before reaching Salzburg. Meet your local specialist for a walking tour of this musical city. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Visit Innsbruck in the Austrian Tirol famous for its spectacular scenery. See the famous Golden Roof and enjoy free time to explore this interesting town. Later travel to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed. This evening dine at your hotel.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  10. Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  11. 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 vacation.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  12. Say ‘Auf Wiedersehen' to Germany, your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the end of your exhilarating European experience. Transfers to Munich airport are available. Conditions apply.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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  • Oberammergau 2020 - Trafalgar Preview

    Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play Preview allows guests to book onto a confirmed 2020 trip and departure date for itineraries featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Accommodation and tickets to this special event which only takes place once every 10 years are always in great demand and often sell out years in advance. Trafalgar has been operating trips to Oberammergau for decades and has sourced first class tickets (best category) for the performances, has excellent local connections and is well versed in all the logistical aspects to make this a wonderfully seamless experience. By booking an Oberammergau preview trip, it does not guarantee that the itinerary will operate as per the 2017, 2018 or 2019 itinerary.

  • Payment conditions

    For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

Thank you for your interest in this tour. If no dates are displaying, please call our reservations line at 1-877-622-9109 for more information

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room and is subject to change. Final pricing will be available August 31, 2019.

Single supplement: from $630 p.p.

Single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travelers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation has been secured 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 travelers and triple share guests will be accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.

Itineraries: Itinerary details such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, and price are subject to change.

Payment conditions: For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

Please note indicative prices are available on our website and final prices will be confirmed by 31 August 2019. If the overall Oberammergau & Trip price increases more than 15%, guests are eligible to cancel without penalty; if the price decreases, guests are entitled to the lower trip price.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Meal Summary

11 nights, 11 hot buffet breakfasts, 6 dinners.

Included Highlights

Be My Guest

  • 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

Local Specialist

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

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg
  • Orientation of Munich, Regensburg, Innsbruck
  • Visit Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, the Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, the Baroque town center of Győr
  • View the Marienplatz in Munich, St. Vitus' Cathedral and the Old Town Square of Prague, the Imperial Boulevards of Vienna, Melk Abbey, Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck
  • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau
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  • Oberammergau 2020 - Trafalgar Preview

    Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play Preview allows guests to book onto a confirmed 2020 trip and departure date for itineraries featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Accommodation and tickets to this special event which only takes place once every 10 years are always in great demand and often sell out years in advance. Trafalgar has been operating trips to Oberammergau for decades and has sourced first class tickets (best category) for the performances, has excellent local connections and is well versed in all the logistical aspects to make this a wonderfully seamless experience. By booking an Oberammergau preview trip, it does not guarantee that the itinerary will operate as per the 2017, 2018 or 2019 itinerary.

  • Payment conditions

    For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

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Reviews

Monday, August 6, 2018
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Service rating : this trip exceeded my expectation. Tour director and driver are excellent. They really made the trip enjoyable.
Vacation : wish that some of the optionals would become the included ones
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Rebekah Vodak
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Service rating : Well from the time I made the reservation to the actual tour, I say it was grand experienced! This was my husband and I 36th wedding anniversary. On our 25th anniversary, we took the Baltic sea cruise. So this time I told him since I recently retired after working for 36 years will celebrate our anniversary and take our last trip by bus. We never expected to travel and see all these wonderful places with expert tour director. We sure appreciated the professionalism and his full knowledge of the places we visited of Mr Uli Hagen. Also our driver George [sorry didn't get his last name] was such an expert driver. It seemed like he didn't tired out of driving. The other tour guides they were sure wonderful and knowledgeable also.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It doesn't get any better than that! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience. Happy Anniversary!
Monday, July 30, 2018
Vacation : Worth the price on the places we'd tour along with restaurants for breakfast and dinner and hotels. They were superb!
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Service rating : Excellent customer service,the booking was handled well,questions and concerned were answered .
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're happy to know we could help make your vacation as hassle-free as possible.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vacation : Wonderful experience,meeting people from other countries as far as South Africa,Australia, Learned a lot of history of that part of the world.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Paul Kalashian Iii
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Service rating : we had a wonderful time on our recent Imperial European vacation with GET travel service. We also wanted to express our gratitude to Mr.John Miller for assigning Paul W. and his bus driver George for their outstanding performance in providing us an added experience throughout our travels during the vacation. it was entirely enjoyable. We can not express how much we enjoyed our travels. With this being said we look forward to using GET Travel Agency on our next vacation. Again, our Thanks to all who made this happen!! Sincerely, Paul Kalashian and Kate Reichert.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience. We're delighted to know you had a wonderful time on your journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. We'll extend your thanks to Mr. Miller, the Travel Directors and drivers certainly do know how to make a trip that much more enjoyable. Again, thank you for sharing and for being a part of our Travel Family!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Vacation : nothing to add at this time
Monday, June 18, 2018
Katherine Reichert
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Service rating : From the first call to set up airline tickets to the overnight receipt of our travel documents, everything went without a single hiccup! The GET agents were very helpful, honest and even reminded me to check with our Guide before our return to insure that we got to the airport on time.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love it when everything goes according to plan. So happy that you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you on another trip very soon!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Vacation : The value received was worth the price. All of the hotels were very nice and comfortable with porter service that made travel very easy. The coach was brand new, comfortable and the driver, George, was excellent.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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Service rating : Wonderful trip!! So glad that I took the trip- even at 85!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your experience. We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time on your European vacation. What an amazing trip to take at 85-years-young! We're glad to have you as a part of our travel family!
Monday, June 4, 2018
Vacation : It was a wonderful tour. Cities of wonderful beauty!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Service rating : The entire tour was well put together, the guides + the local guides were very informative, friendly & helpful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
So glad you had such a wonderful experience on your vacation! Eastern Europe is beautiful and we're happy to hear you've shared your experience with friends. Thank you for sharing with us as well, we'll be sure to let the team know you had a great time. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Vacation : I thought the tour was well thought out to see as much of the area as possible. I've also recommended this special tour to others.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
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Service rating : GET provided excellent service starting with planning and organizing our trip, continued through pre-trip itinerary, trip registration, and ended with a superior trip lead by a most competent tour director. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for more time in wonderful European cities than you get with a river cruise.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you! We're so pleased you were happy with the service, vacation, and Eastern Europe. We're also happy to have you as a part of our travel family. We'll be sure to share your comments with the team, thank you for writing in and letting us know how we did. Happy travels!
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Vacation : While this trip was exceptional, we spent more on this than any previous trip. I also had an issue with the bus/airport transfers that required us to sit in our departure airport for over eight hours because there was only one post trip bus scheduled. That little fact should have been made really clear so that I could have made other arrangements without the adding extra costs.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Kenneth Fry
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Service rating : Perfect trip, perfect itinerary, perfect guide and driver
Vacation : Good value .............
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Lynna Coretana Tobiassen
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Service rating : This is the first time I booked with Grand European Travel and I had a great time with our Imperial Europe Tour. The associate who booked us by the name of Randy Fay was so helpful that he even arranged us a private transfer in our flight home. He overlooked an original booking that me and my friend have to leave early thus he gave us a complimentary transfer. For sure I will use again GET for my next travel.
Vacation : The experience and the places we've been is exceptional. Price of the tour is fair enough to have this kind of experience.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Eugenia Hoenack
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Service rating : Our tour director Rob Early did a great job. He made our trip amazing. This was my third trip with Trafalgar. This one was marvelous. Rob is knowledgeable in history, geography, he really takes his job seriously, great personality, good sense of humor. I dad a great time. My next trip will be with Trafalgar by sure.
Vacation : I had a wonderful time. My tour director Rob Early did a great job. He really takes his job seriously. He's knowledgeable in history, geography and has good sense of humor. He made my trip amazing, This was the third time a travel with Trafalgar. This one was the best. I will travel again with Trafalgar by sure.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Dorothy Cookwalter
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Service rating : Coordinating activities, excellent tour director and amazing coach driver. First European trip and will definitely like to do again.
Vacation : Pricing and timing was perfect
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Jack Weiss
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Service rating : TOUR WAS GREAT IN ALL ASPECTS AND I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING MORE TRAFALGAR TOURS IN THE FUTURE
Vacation : WELL WORTH THE PRICE CHARED ESPECIALLY THE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IN MY CASE
Monday, October 30, 2017
Filomena Morabito
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Service rating : Acommodition ,food, sight seeing,guide derector our drivers are excellent so I'm looking forward to use another trip with trafalgar tour agency thank you
Vacation : I'm been so place with all the personnel in European tour they did tried to work it out my trip I'm really place. They are excellent.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Richard Zobel
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Service rating : This was the best guided tour ever. Are guide along with the driver did a outstanding job. I will be recommending Grand European to my friends.
Vacation : Worth every penny. Just outstanding. The guide was exceptional and went overboard to help my wife with every little detail to make her feel comfortable.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Ellen French
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Service rating : Itinerary and travel director excellent. Was not satisfied with booking agent.
Vacation : Good locations and accommodations.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Service rating : GET phone assistance pre-tour was uneven. This tour was great but I made the mistake of following GET's written insistence that my sole carry-on must not exceed 10x11x6 inches. Not enough room for bottled water, a hat, a full-size camera, an essential umbrella. We needed carried-on toiletries when we would reach our hotel rooms before our suitcases and we were due back on the bus in 1/2 hour -- but they did not fit into my 10x11x6 bag. Everyone else on the tour had carry-ons far exceeding that size with no problems. They had not seen this fine print and thought the rule ridiculous. What saved the trip for me was the free, much larger Trafalgar-logo bag that the tour guide gave us on the second or third day.
Vacation : Excellent quality pastries.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Thomas Hinders
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Service rating : Andy Major made this a 10+
Vacation : Everything went according to plan.....
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Service rating : I loved the tour and thought the itinerary was excellent. I personally would have like a smaller tour of 15-16 people though the 44 on this tour all traveled cohesively. I think in large measure that was due to our fabulous tour director, Arne Schmidt. As I recommendation, I would have like to have most of if not all the 'optional' excursions added onto the regular tour. This added amount added a significant amount to the tour--after I had already booked it at what I thought was a good price. Also would have like more directed 'touring' rather than long stretches of exploring the city on my own. Though landmarks were pointed out before our 'release' time, please remember that I am touring because I do not know the particular city so that most of the time spent looking in churches or shopping, does not reveal its history. I can understand an hour or so of free time for a regional meal, but not 2-3 hours in a strange city. I travel to learn about things I do not know, not to shop. I felt this particularly in Vienna when I would have loved to have a more in-depth tour of the Ringstrasse which figures prominently in history but which we were on for a very short time with little of significance pointed out during that very short time. When I asked about certain blogs I was told they were far away, on the other side, etc. When we were given free time, I was uncertain about how to navigate the Ringstrasse and still get back to my starting place in time to meet the bus. Hotels and selection of restaurants where we dined together as a group, were excellent. In summary, loved the tour overall with the above mentioned exceptions. Thank you also for the travel adaptor that came in very handy, as well as the wi-fi on the bus. And again, kudos to Arne who is exceptional....and very patient.
Vacation : Not sure what you mean by this section. Does this mean purchase of souvenirs--which were insignificant. Or do you mean the purchase of the tour, which I have covered in my comments above. If this is for the trip, I feel that the cost of the optional tours, which I was not aware of before booking the trip, were unexpected and made the trip much more expensive. I did purchase every optional tour and they were excellent and did add much to the trip, but in my opinion should have been either declared in the description of the trip or just included as part of the trip with the amount added to the base price.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Susan Novelli
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Service rating : Arne was an amazing Travel Guide. His knowledge, humor and charm made the trip. There were great sights, food and a lovely group. Could not ask for more.
Vacation : Danube Cruise amazing for and sights Eagles Nest just can't miss Night tour of Prague what a sight
Response from Grand European Travel:
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Jennie Hinders
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Service rating : Our guide Andy Major with Trafalger was incredible. Our driver Frank was superb and very safety minded. Would appreciate 3 nights in big cities and no one night stops.
Vacation : Excellent for the price..
Monday, August 28, 2017
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Service rating : The trip was very informative, but the Easy Pace wasn't so, as I had to keep asking for the director Carolyn to slow down. There were a few Senior that had canes and did have a difficult time keeping up. I did speak out to make Carolyn aware. Also, the Farwell Diner at the selected Restaurant was not very pleasing. The food was cold the staff appearred to not know what they were doing. They scurried around looking as tho they were sure what to do. The food was dropped off and never ask did we need something else. They did come back to the table to clear it but service WAS VERY POOR. FOOD WAS not even hot. I am sorry to write this but, another thought is the travelors, should not fill out the questionaire til the trip is completed.
Vacation : The Customer service people were FANTISTIC, I called several times and always felt that I was important. Alyissa R, went above and beyound to help me.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Shahnaz Gohari
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Service rating : Your guide was wonderful ( Kate) We were on scadual to visit every where we went . Her timing to manage our group was great .
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for your comments.  We're really proud of our guides, and sounds like Kate lived up to our high standards!
Friday, August 25, 2017
Vacation : We had wonderful guide Kate was really knowledgeable and lead the tour perfectly.
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  • Oberammergau 2020 - Trafalgar Preview

    Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play Preview allows guests to book onto a confirmed 2020 trip and departure date for itineraries featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Accommodation and tickets to this special event which only takes place once every 10 years are always in great demand and often sell out years in advance. Trafalgar has been operating trips to Oberammergau for decades and has sourced first class tickets (best category) for the performances, has excellent local connections and is well versed in all the logistical aspects to make this a wonderfully seamless experience. By booking an Oberammergau preview trip, it does not guarantee that the itinerary will operate as per the 2017, 2018 or 2019 itinerary.

  • Payment conditions

    For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Czech Republic is the Koruna, in Austria is the Euro, and in Hungary is the Forint. The currency in Germany is the Euro (€).  While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive on your trip, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Traditional German cuisine is rich and delicious.  Try specialties including a variety of bratwurst with sauerkraut, cold cuts, spätzle and potato dumplings.  For dessert you cannot miss the world famous Black Forest Gateau.   Beer is a big part of German culture; sample a variety of German offerings including pilsner, Kölsch and sour beers.  In Frankfurt, try the local cider (Apfelwein).   Wine is also popular throughout Germany, and world-class whites are produced in the Rhine and Mosel regions. 

    If you like meat and potatoes, chances are you’ll love the food in the Czech Republic.  The country is also known for its long-standing tradition for beer.  Most towns have at least one brewery, so it’s no surprise that the Czech consume more beer per capita than any other country.  In Austria you’ll find more hearty cuisine, but nothing beats the desserts. Try delicious treats like Viennese Sachertorte (dense chocolate cake) and apple strudel. In Hungary you’ll find hearty specialties including goulash, winter salami, pork stew, and chicken paprikash.

  • We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List

  • Service and VAT are typically included in the price of food at restaurants in Germany.  When leaving a tip, it is appropriate to simply round up your bill or leave up to 10 percent.   Rather than leaving your money on the table, be prepared to leave it with your waiter when you pay your bill.  If you are expecting change, simply tell them how much you will need back after gratuity.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • Oberammergau 2020 - Trafalgar Preview

    Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play Preview allows guests to book onto a confirmed 2020 trip and departure date for itineraries featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Accommodation and tickets to this special event which only takes place once every 10 years are always in great demand and often sell out years in advance. Trafalgar has been operating trips to Oberammergau for decades and has sourced first class tickets (best category) for the performances, has excellent local connections and is well versed in all the logistical aspects to make this a wonderfully seamless experience. By booking an Oberammergau preview trip, it does not guarantee that the itinerary will operate as per the 2017, 2018 or 2019 itinerary.

  • Payment conditions

    For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation has been secured 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 travelers and triple share guests will be accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.

Itineraries: Itinerary details such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, and price are subject to change.

Payment conditions: For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

Please note indicative prices are available on our website and final prices will be confirmed by August 31, 2019. If the overall Oberammergau & Trip price increases more than 15%, guests are eligible to cancel without penalty; if the price decreases, guests are entitled to the lower trip price.

Oberammergau Booking Conditions & Other Important Information

Guided Vacation

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Initial Deposit Interim Deposit
$350 (to hold booking) $225 (due 9/30/2019 to confirm Passion Play ticket)

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
$575 due 90 days before departure
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over Deposit
169-120 days $350
119-46 days $575
45-22 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 25% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
21-8 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 30% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
7-1 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 50% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
Departure Day/No show 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 100% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau

Air Tickets

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
As per airline policy As per airline policy

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
As per airline policy As per airline policy
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $75 + airline charges
169-120 days $75 + airline charges
119-46 days $75 + airline charges
45-22 days $75 + airline charges
21-8 days $75 + airline charges
7-1 days $75 + airline charges
Departure Day/No show $75 + airline charges

Extra Accommodations

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
No additional deposit required No additional deposit required

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
No additional deposit required In accordance with guided vacation
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $35
169-120 days $35
119-46 days $35
45-22 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
21-8 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
7-1 days 100% of accommodation price
Departure Day/No show 100% of accommodation price

Chargable Transfers

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
No additional deposit required No additional deposit required

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
No additional deposit required In accordance with guided vacation
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $35
169-120 days $35
119-46 days $35
45-22 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
21-8 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
7-1 days 100% of transfer price
Departure Day/No show 100% of transfer price
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  • Oberammergau 2020 - Trafalgar Preview

    Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play Preview allows guests to book onto a confirmed 2020 trip and departure date for itineraries featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Accommodation and tickets to this special event which only takes place once every 10 years are always in great demand and often sell out years in advance. Trafalgar has been operating trips to Oberammergau for decades and has sourced first class tickets (best category) for the performances, has excellent local connections and is well versed in all the logistical aspects to make this a wonderfully seamless experience. By booking an Oberammergau preview trip, it does not guarantee that the itinerary will operate as per the 2017, 2018 or 2019 itinerary.

  • Payment conditions

    For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

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