Austrian Lake District with Oberammergau

Austrian Lake District with 1 night stay in Oberammergau

Deposit fully refundable before 31st January 2019
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Departure Dates
17 May,
1 June, 29 June,
9 August
& 9 September 2020
7 days from
£1,239

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly to Austria

We take our scheduled flight from London to Munich (regional flights available on request – please call) where we are met by our tour manager who will accompany us throughout our tour. Transfer in our private executive coach to the 3* Hotel Gasthof Bräuwirth in Lengfelden (or similar) for a five night stay on half board basis.

Day 2 – Salzburg & Prien

Salzburg is our destination today and on arrival there is an optional guided tour around the old city taking in sights such as the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and the Mirabell Palace and Gardens to name but a few. The afternoon is at leisure in the Bavarian resort of Prien and you may choose to join our optional short boat trip on Lake Chiemsee to visit King Ludwig II’s fairytale Herrenchiemsee Castle.

Day 3 – St Gilgen, cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee & St Wolfgang

After time at leisure in St Gilgen we take an included one way cruise from St Wolfgang on picturesque Lake Wolfgangsee. Time is at leisure in St Wolfgang this afternoon, or you may choose to join our optional excursion on the Schafbergbahn, the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria that famously featured in ‘The Sound of Music’.

Day 4 – Hallein salt mines, Berchtesgaden & Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

The salt mines at Hallein, one of the oldest in the world, brought riches to the archbishops and built the magnificent city of Salzburg. At Berchtesgaden this afternoon you have the option of a visit to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, given to Hitler as a 50th birthday present and unscathed from the bombings of the Allied Forces during World War II.

Day 5 – Kaiservilla at Bad Ischl & Hallstatt

Kaiservilla at Bad Ischl is the former summer capital of the great Austro-Hungarian monarchy and associated with the Hapsburg’s for at least 700 years. It was here on 28th July 1914 that the declaration of war on Serbia was signed. We spend the afternoon at leisure in the picturesque town of Hallstatt, ‘the pearl of Austria’, and the site of an early Iron Age culture form 800 to 400 BC and considered to be the oldest, continuously inhabited settlement in Europe.

Day 6 – Oberammergau Passion Play

We leave the Austrian Lakes and travel to Oberammergau. After checking in to our allocated Category C hotels and guesthouses in and around Oberammergau followed by time for lunch, we take our Category 1 or Category 2 seats for the Passion Play. The performance runs from 2.30pm till 10.30pm until 16th August and from 1.30pm till 9.30pm from 18th August, in each case with a three hour interval for included dinner.

Day 7 – Fly home

After breakfast in Oberammergau and flight times permitting, you have the opportunity to visit the Oberammergau Museum before we transfer to Munich Airport for our scheduled flight back home.

NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons

Featuring

Category 2 Passion Play ticket (upgrade to Category 1 for £29)

1 night half board accommodation in Oberammergau

5 nights half board accommodation in Austria

Full programme of included excursions

Return scheduled flights from London (regional flights available on request)

Professional tour manager

Executive coach in Austria & Germany

Includes

Salzburg

Prien

St Gilgen

Cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee

St Wolfgang

Hallein salt mines

Berchtesgaden

Kaiservilla at Bad Ischl

Hallstatt

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