Imperial Splendors with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel


  • 12 days

  • Germany

  • Steady pace

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This Central Europe tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe's most exciting cities: Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and Oberammergau.

In the cities, enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights. In Prague, visit the 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of all of Europe. In Budapest, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Fishermen's Bastion and visit 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs. In Vienna, among the many sights you’ll see, visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna. In Salzburg, your walking tour includes beautiful Mirabell Gardens.

Spectacular scenery also awaits you on this Central Europe vacation. You'll drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg. Additionally, you'll enjoy a leisurely Danube cruise along the most scenic section of the river. During your cruise, enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). This special experience—along with a visit to Munich's famous Hofbräuhaus (its best known beer hall dating back to 1589)—is included by Globus to ensure your vacation is unique. In the charming village of Oberammergau, Globus has provided you with first-class seats to the world-famous Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents.

From the vibrant cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe tour is sure to delight all of your senses. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing experience!

By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of £480. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of £200 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Highlights

MUNICH
Welcome dinner; orientation including Marienplatz; LF visit the famous Hofbräuhaus
PRAGUEGuided sightseeing, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds, see the Astronomical Clock
BRATISLAVAVisit the capital of Slovakia
BUDAPESTGuided sightseeing, a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation Church
VIENNAGuided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
DANUBE CRUISE
LF Enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) on board
SALZBURGGuided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; a special dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant
OBERAMMERGAUPassion Play

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2022 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY.

Day
1

Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

MUNICH–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Day
2

Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ, in the historic heart of the city. Later, head for the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest and travel to Prague, the “Golden City.” This evening, why not join an optional outing to explore Prague by night?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PRAGUE

Day
3

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive capitals. Visit the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS. Also, see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. Exciting optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PRAGUE–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Day
4

Into Moravia, where Napoleon established his headquarters during the Battle of Austerlitz and arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for an orientation of this town. Then, follow the course of the Danube River to Budapest.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BUDAPEST

Day
5

Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, visit the 13th-century MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH and Heroes’ Square. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Day
6

This morning, drive through the Hungarian plains to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Meet your Local Guide and start your afternoon sightseeing with a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

AT LEISURE IN VIENNA

Day
7

Today is your chance to join exciting optional excursions, such as to the Vienna Woods, historic Schönbrunn Palace, a concert in one of Vienna’s concert halls, or to just explore this magnificent city on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VIENNA–SALZBURG

Day
8

Enjoy a leisurely LF DANUBE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the river and have Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Then, drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg. On arrival, meet your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historical center. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of the Sound of Music movie were filmed, and take pictures of Mozart’s Birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. A special dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller awaits you.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SALZBURG–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

Day
9

This morning, you may wish to join the optional excursion to Berchtesgaden before continuing to picturesque Oberammergau.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

OBERAMMERGAU

Day
10

The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH

Day
11

Return to Munich. The best way to say auf Wiedersehen is with a LF visit to the famous HOFBRÄUHAUS, Munich’s best-known beer hall, dating back to 1589, followed by a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MUNICH

Day
12

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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