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Classic Danube River Cruise with Oberammergau Passion Play

- From $6,599.00 USD per person


Featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Munich

September 07 — September 17, 2020 11 Days 24 Meals


Save $400 per person*

  • Lower Outside Double $6,599 per person
  • Middle Outside Double $7,049 per person
  • Upper Outside Double $7,949 per person
  • Suite Double $10,299 per person
For bookings made after 11/29/2018 call for rates.* Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Los Angeles Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers* Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $500 per person


Highlights

Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Linz, Passau, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen.

Your tour package features: motor coach transportation, accommodations, and hotel luggage handling, along with the meals, sightseeing and admission charges outlined in your itinerary. Applicable gratuities for bellmen, doormen and dining room wait staff are also included.


Itinerary at a Glance

Sep 07, 2020: Overnight Flight

Set out to explore the Danube River and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.


Sep 08, 2020: Budapest, Hungary - Board Cruise Ship - Tour Begins

Unpack for a relaxing 6-night Danube River cruise. Your vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace café, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. After a welcome aboard cocktail reception and dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline. Cap the night off with a fun-filled folklore show. Dinner included.


Sep 09, 2020: Budapest

Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 10, 2020: Budapest - Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria

Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city’s most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's Palace. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria’s capital. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 11, 2020: Vienna

Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 12, 2020: Emmersdorf - Wachau Valley

View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 13, 2020: Linz - Passau, Germany

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which rests at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Tonight you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 14, 2020: Passau - Disembark Ship - Munich - Oberammergau

Today, disembark your cruise ship and journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Next, depart for the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps.Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 15, 2020: Oberammergau - Passion Play

This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year 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 starts 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. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Sep 16, 2020: Oberammergau - Linderhof Palace - Füssen - Munich

Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. It is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete. Behind the Baroque façade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation. Next, enjoy free time exploring medieval Füssen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous castle and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey. Breakfast and dinner included.


Sep 17, 2020: Munich - Tour Ends

Breakfast included.


Worry-Free Cancellation

Our industry-leading cancellation waiver offers travellers a full cash refund for the price of the tour, right up to the day prior to departure, minus the small cost of the waiver. Travel worry-free knowing if anything changes, you're protected.

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Plus, you're covered on tour.

Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.

Cancellation Waiver and Insurance is just $500 per person.


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Please Note:
Book Now rates valid until Nov 29, 2018, valid on air inclusive packages only.Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.Cabins are available on lower (Hadyn), middle (Strauss) and upper (Mozart) decks. Please note that river cruises are smaller ships and only have a finite number of each cabin category available. Specific categories are available on a first come first served basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate your cabin choice at time of booking; however, if that cabin category is no longer available, the closest available category will be offered. Please inquire through our Client Care Center for any upgrade fees which will apply for different cabin categories. Suites are available (Amadeus Suites) on a very limited basis and are not available to guests traveling as singles.Ports of call are subject to change based on pier availability and weather conditions.Smart casual wear is recommended throughout the trip. For the welcome and farewell dinners, a dinner dress for the ladies and jacket and tie for the gentlemen is recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended throughout the tour.Gratuities for cabin stewards, bus boys and waiters on board the ship are not included.Coffee or tea is included at all meals. Wine, beer and soda are included with each dinner onboard the ship.This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen changes in water levels, delays at the locks and other circumstances that may arise along the waterways. These changes may include items being missed during the tour; however, every effort will be made to substitute another attraction if possible.*Due to unforeseen schedule changes, witnessing the performance of the Glockenspiel might not be possible.The included lunch in Oberammergau will be a light lunch.Single accommodations are extremely limited. Triple and child accommodations are not available.To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.Air passengers will arrive into Budapest, Hungary airport. All transfers will depart from this airport.Embarkation on day 2 is after 4:00 p.m.; on day 8, disembarkation is normally at 9:00 a.m.The cruise line reserves the right to charge a supplemental fuel charge. Should this charge be incurred, you will be notified in advance.Due to tour scheduling, arrival flights must arrive prior to 4:00 p.m.This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.CST#2006766-20 UBN#601220855 Nevada Sellers of Travel Registration No. 2003-0279


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