Alpine Explorer & the Glacier Express Train with Oberammergau Passion Play

Behold spectacular Alpine vistas and enjoy a performance of the famed Oberammergau Passion Play on this journey through Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. In Zermatt, climb aboard the Glacier Express for an unforgettable train ride through the Alpine scenery of majestic mountains, verdant valleys, picturesque canyons, glistening glaciers and snowcapped peaks. The birthplace of Mozart and Mirabell Gardens are featured during your leisurely tour of Salzburg, Austria, before treating your taste buds to a scrumptious dinner and Mozart concert at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant. In Germany's Bavarian capital of Munich, see the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and the Olympic Park. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, one the most iconic castles in Europe. Your final destination Oberammergau, a quaint village nestled in the Bavarian Alps, is where you'll witness a performance of the world-renowned Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. Watch as the entire village comes together to fulfill their vow to perform a play every ten years in honor of Christ's life if they were spared from the Black Plague.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2021
Duration
12 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1StresaBreathtaking Alpine vistas await as you travel through Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. From amazing railways to the thrilling Passion Play, experience the wonders only found in the heart of Europe.
Day 2StresaArrive in Stresa (Lago Maggiore) and take some free time to explore this beautiful lakeside town on your own. Your evening begins with a cocktail party in a wine shop before we cruise to our welcome dinner on Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands.
Day 3StresaToday we make our way to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm to learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Sample delicious creations and discover how to pair them with local wines. Return to Stresa for an afternoon at leisure.
Day 4StresaDepart Lago Maggiore for a scenic drive into the heart of the mountains. The incredible views of the Italian and Swiss Alps are sure to leave a lasting impression. Upon arrival in Tasch, board a local train for a ride to the spectacular pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps.
Day 5ZermattToday, Zermatt is at your fingertips. It's your choice! Tour Zermatt's best-known landmarks by foot with a local expert -OR- enjoy a visit to the Matterhorn Museum where you'll learn more about the triumph and tragedy behind the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day 6ZermattTraverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Filled with forests, fragrant meadows, streams and deep valleys, it's a mountain dream come to life. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz, playground of the rich and famous.
Day 7St. MoritzDrive through the picturesque Engadine Valley to Innsbruck, Austria, capital of the Austrian Tyrol. Join a local expert and explore the city's medieval pedestrian streets including Maria Theresian Strasse, the Hofburg and the Golden Roof.
Day 8InnsbruckTravel the Austrian countryside to historic Salzburg, one of Europe's most beautiful and romantic spots. Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of Salzburg's historic Old Town - the Altstadt. See highlights such as the Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and Mirabell Gardens. Film buffs will be able to pick out locations from The Sound of Music. This evening, enjoy a delightful Mozart dinner concert at the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant, central Europe's oldest restaurant.
Day 9InnsbruckToday we head to the frontier of Germany, crossing the border into Bavaria. Make a special stop to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany's most famous castle and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. Continue on to the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps, and your home for the next two nights.
Day 10OberammergauThis afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Years' War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast start to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.
Day 11OberammergauEnjoy a leisurely morning before departing for the Bavarian capital of Munich. Join a local expert for a tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey.
Day 12MunichYour tour comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing

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05/09/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/11/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/16/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/18/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/21/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
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05/25/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
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06/01/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/04/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/06/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/20/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/22/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/27/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/29/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/02/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
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07/06/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
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08/15/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
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08/24/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
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08/31/2022$4,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/05/2022$5,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/10/2022$5,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/14/2022$5,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/21/2022$5,199.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Zacchera Hotels (Lago Maggiore) - Stresa, Italy
Hotel Alex - Zermatt, Switzerland
Hotel Steffani - St. Moritz, Switzerland
Hotel Innsbruck - Innsbruck, Austria
Oberammergau region hotel - Oberammergau Region, Germany
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel - Munich, Germany
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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