26 SEPTEMBER 2020 - JOHANNESBURG TO BUDAPEST
Check in with your tour guide at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg around 15:00. We depart on Turkish Airlines to Budapest with a stopover in Istanbul. (Dinner on board flight)
27 SEPTEMBER 2020 - BUDAPEST
After our arrival in Budapest, we will pass through customs and collect our luggage. We continue onto our shuttle bus that will take us to our hotel in Budapest. After time to refresh, we continue on a guided tour of Budapest with a local guide showing you all the main sites of this spectacular city. (In flight meals, Dinner)
28 SEPTEMBER 2020 - BUDAPEST
A free day to explore Budapest. The Hungarian capital Budapest is in fact two cities, Buda and Pest, divided by the river Danube. The two parts of the city could not be more different. Enjoy your own free time to explore this amazing city. Why not visit the World-famous thermal baths? (Breakfast)
29 SEPTEMBER 2020 - BUDAPEST TO BRATISLAVA TO VIENNA
Next stop is the Capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. We enjoy a guided tour next to the Danube river and show you the main sites of Bratislava. We continue into Austria, where the capital city of Vienna awaits. After checking into our hotel, we depart on a guided tour of Vienna with a local guide. (Breakfast)
30 SEPTEMBER 2020 - VIENNA
A full free day to explore Vienna. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace, or perhaps the oldest Zoo in the world, the Schönbrunn Zoo. (Breakfast)
1 OCTOBER 2020 - VIENNA TO SALZBURG
We depart Vienna as we make our way to the birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg. Salzburg is a beautiful town in the Austrian Alps next to the river Salzach. The hills will be alive with the "Sound of Music" if you walk through the gardens and visit the Fortress. (Breakfast)
2 OCTOBER 2020 - SALZBURG TO MUNICH TO INNSBRUCK
A short drive into Munich takes you to the biggest beer festival in the World, OKTOBERFEST. Make your way to one of the 14 beer tents and contribute to the more than 7,000,000 liters of beer consumed annually. For the non beer lovers, the Oktoberfest offers markets, rides and plenty of activities on the famous grounds as well. In the afternoon we depart Munich and spend the night in Innsbruck, surrounded by the magnificent Austrian Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)
3 OCTOBER 2020 - INNSBRUCK TO PASSION PLAY
The day we have been waiting for. After breakfast we depart on a short drive to Oberammergau (Germany), home of the Passion Play 2020. Enjoy some free time walking through the streets, before we enter the theatre for the passion play.
A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat - so the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play began in 1633. In the middle of the Thirty Years´War, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the Oberammergauers swore an oath that they would perform the Play of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ“ every ten years. At Pentecost 1634, they fulfilled their pledge for the first time on a stage they put up in the cemetery above the fresh graves of the plague victims. In the year 2020, the community of Oberammergau will perform the Passion Play they have preserved throughout the centuries with singular continuity for the 42nd time.
Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world takes place in
Oberammergau. Maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, the tradition of performing the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years will be continued for the 42nd time in 2020 and is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests.
All actors of the world‘s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village, due to a special play law. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or have been living there for at least 20 years
A 3 course dinner is included in the half time break. (Breakfast, Dinner)
4 OCTOBER 2020 - PASSION PLAY TO VENICE
Still on a high after the Passion Play, we continue to the water canals of Venice. A guided walking tour will show you the Rialto Bridge, St Mark Square and more. A free evening after the guided tour for you to explore the streets of Venice. (Breakfast)
5 OCTOBER 2020 - VENICE
A free day in Venice. C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano or head to Lido’s Beach. Perhaps a Gondola ride? (Breakfast)
6 OCTOBER 2020 - VENICE TO JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, enjoy some free time to do some last minute shopping before we make our way to the airport late in the afternoon for our return flight to Johannesburg. Our flight departs at 20:25. (In flight meals)
7 OCTOBER 2020 - JOHANNESBURG
We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 10:20. Say goodbye to new friends made, and take a lifetime of memories with you back home (In flight meals)
No single rooms available for the Passion play tours. Please contact our office to discuss options.