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Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Germany

We take our scheduled flight from Heathrow to Munich where we are met by our tour manager who will accompany us throughout our tour. We then travel by executive coach to Oberammergau. We then check in to our allocated Category C hotels and guesthouses in and around Oberammergau for a two night stay. Dinner is included this evening.

Day 2 – Oberammergau Passion Play

This morning you have time to explore the village, visit the Oberammergau Museum and for lunch before we take our Category 1 seats for the Passion Play. The performance runs from 1.30pm till 9.30pm, with a three hour interval for included dinner.

Day 3 – Innsbruck & Abano Terme

We leave Oberammergau and en route to Abano Terme we stop at Innsbruck home to Cathedral St Jacob, the Imperial Palace and the Golden Roof. On arrival in the charming spa town of Abano Terme near Padua we check in at the 4* Terme Roma Hotel (or similar) for a five night stay on half board basis.

Day 4 – Vicenza, Teatro Olimpico & Padua

On arrival in Vicenza, an optional guided tour focuses on the architecture of Andrea Palladio, and takes in a number of his palaces and civic buildings including the Teatro Olimpico, Europe’s oldest surviving indoor theatre designed by Palladio in 1579, and the Basilica Palladiana. The afternoon is at leisure in Padua. An optional guided tour explores one of Italy's oldest university towns and the setting for Shakespeare's ‘Taming of the Shrew’.

Day 5 – Asolo, Villa Barbaro & wine tasting

We spend the morning in Asolo, one of Italy’s most beautiful hill towns. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of Villa Barbaro at Maser designed by Palladio in collaboration with Veronese whose wonderful frescoes adorn the walls followed by a time to relax and enjoy an included tasting of wines from the Villa’s own vineyards.

Day 6 – Mantua, Palazzo Ducale & Palazzo Te

Our full day in Mantua begins with a visit to the Palazzo Ducale, once one of Europe’s largest palaces and now housing a wonderful art collection including the frescoes in the ‘Camera degli Sposi’ by Mantegna. The afternoon we visit the magnificent Palazzo Te and Giulio Romano’s ‘Room of Giants’.

Day 7 - Ferrara

In Ferrara you have free time to relax or join our optional guided tour introducing us to one of the region’s greatest walled towns and one of Italy’s hidden gems, with many attractive streets and medieval houses, a 12th century cathedral and the palaces of the d’Este dynasty.

Day 8 – Fly home

We transfer to either Milan or Venice Airport for our direct scheduled flight back to Heathrow.

NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons. Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, and this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. This holiday and the flights are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Tailored Travel's ATOL number is 5605. Price based on twin share. Minimum  numbers required. Normal booking conditions apply.

Featuring

Category 1 Passion Play ticket

2 nights half board accommodation in Oberammergau

5 nights half board accommodation in Italy

Full programme of included excursions

Return scheduled flights from Heathrow

Professional tour manager

Executive coach in Italy & Germany

Includes

Oberammergau Passion Play (2 night stay)

Innsbruck

Vicenza

Padua

Asolo

Villa Barbaro – guided tour & wine tasting

Mantua – Palazzo Ducale & Palazzo Te

Ferrara

Accomodation

Oberammergau - two nights in Category C accommodation (equivalent to 3* hotel or 4* guesthouse) in various hotels/guesthouses in and around Oberammergau. Dinner and breakfast is included for each night’s stay. NB The availability of single rooms in Oberammergau is extremely limited and, once any availability is used up, those requesting single rooms will be accommodated on a twin share basis.

Abano Terme - five nights on half board basis at the 4* Terme Roma Hotel in the spa town of Abano Terme near Padua (or similar). Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and a bar and all rooms are en suite.

Extras

Extras

Insurance (available after 31 January 2019)

Single room supplement £59

Entrance fees to places of interest

Optional excursions & guided tours

Gratuities

Optional Excursions

Vicenza – guided tour & Teatro Olimpico

Padua – guided tour

Ferrara – guided tour

Payment

You cannot book this holiday online. You can only book this holiday by completing and posting your Booking Form to your Group Organiser or as instructed on the Booking Form.

Payment for your tour is made in 3 separate instalments as follows:

First Deposit of £150 per person - payable immediately on booking & refundable before 31st January 2019 - see below for details. Once you have made your booking, written confirmation of the booking will be sent within 5 working days of our receiving the completed Booking Form from your Group Organiser.

A Second Deposit of £250 per person will be payable by 31st January 2019 – a reminder will be sent shortly before the due date.

The Final Balance will be due 60 days before departure – immediately after payment of the Second Deposit in January 2019 a booking confirmation/invoice will be sent showing the final amount due.