One of the world’s greatest dramatic spectacles amid the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian alps—the extravagant Passion Play staged once a decade by residents of the quaint village of Oberammergau. With a cast of thousands and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries, Oberammergau’s rare tradition is made even more exceptional with this program’s specially reserved seating and thoughtfully arranged cultural enrichment. This custom itinerary, effortlessly blending remarkable history with stunning scenery, features an exclusively chartered, five-night deluxe cruise along the fabled Danube River, two nights in the idyllic Bavarian Alps and two nights in Munich. Visit four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany—and enjoy excursions to medieval Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and scenic backdrop for The Sound of Music, and Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney’s iconic Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Experience five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour Budapest’s most historic landmarks, the world-class city of Vienna, 11th-century Melk Abbey and medieval Bratislava. Budapest Pre-Program and Munich Post-Program Options offered.
1 Depart the U.S. or Canada
2 Arrive in Budapest, Hungary/Embark ship
4 Bratislava, Slovakia
5 Vienna, Austria
7 Passau, Germany/Disembark ship/Salzburg, Austria/Oberammergau, Germany
8 Oberammergau Passion Play
9 Oberammergau/Neuschwanstein Castle/Munich