Oberammergau & Mozart's Salzburg
Munich and Salzburg must be counted amongst Europe’s most culturally and architecturally rich cities. So, if you are keen to experience the once-a-decade wonder of Oberammergau in 2022, why not combine the Passion Play with these enthralling cities, where you’ll explore palaces, appreciate unforgettable artistic treasures and gain an expert insight into the early life of a musical genius, along with a private piano recital of his iconic works.
• Experience the once-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play
• Visit the Nymphenburg Palace and walk among its glorious gardens
• Explore the opulent Residenz, Germany’s largest city palace
• Enjoy a private piano recital at Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg
Day 1 London - Munich
We fly from London to Munich and upon arrival transfer to our hotel. After we have checked in, we have an orientation tour of this spectacular Bavarian city, where tradition and modernity sit side by side like few places on earth. This evening we have a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 Munich
We start today with a visit to Nymphenburg Palace, which was once the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria. The palace is of Baroque style and some rooms still show their original Baroque decoration. It is now one of the most famous sights in Munich and the gardens contain two lakes, canals, fountains and pavilions. After lunch, we continue on to the Residenz, Germany’s largest city palace and official home of the royal Wittelsbach family. The first buildings here were erected in 1385 as a castle, and over time it was transformed by its rulers into a magnificent palace. It now contains ten courtyards and over 100 rooms.
Day 3 Munich - Oberammergau
This morning we drive through the beautiful scenery of the Bavarian Alps towards the village of Oberammergau, home to the world-famous Passion Play that takes place just once every ten years. After lunch, we gather together to attend the legendary Passion Play. The play will be a unique and traditional experience, performed by the residents of Oberammergau. Dinner is included during the intermission. Each decade sees an adjustment to the play, which is influenced by the years that have passed in between. The play itself presents the Passion of Jesus Christ, from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through to his trial, crucifixion, resurrection and finally Ascension.
Hotel: Oberammergau Area
Day 4 Oberammergau - Salzburg
Today we move from Oberammergau to the storybook streets of Salzburg, a city with a rich, diverse history and influential music heritage. After lunch we visit the Mozart Residence, where the musical genius lived from 1773-1780. Mozart composed many of his masterpieces here and it is now a museum that takes visitors on a journey through his life and works. Mozart’s birthplace is also nearby, and it is here that we enjoy a private piano recital of his work, performed on a fortepiano dating from the 18th century. This evening we enjoy our final dinner together as a group.
Day 5 Salzburg - London
This morning we transfer to the airport for our return flight to London.
- Expert Guide Lecturer
- Andante Tour Manager
- Return flights from London
- Local Travel - Private a/c coach
- Meals as per the itinerary - Wine and tea or coffee with dinner
- Hotel Category B - (equivalent to 4-star)*
- Category 2 Tickets for the Passion Play - Passion Play textbook in English
- Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
- All taxes & gratuities