18 SEPTEMBER 2020 - JOHANNESBURG TO ROME
We depart from Johannesburg on a once in a lifetime adventure to Europe. Flight time and routing to be confirmed once available (Approximately 11 months prior to departure).
19 SEPTEMBER 2020 - ROME
After our arrival in Rome, we will pass through customs and collect our luggage. We continue onto our shuttle bus that will take us to our hotel in Rome. After time to refresh, we continue on a guided tour of Rome and we “do as the Romans do”. A late afternoon guided tour of Rome shows you the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and much more. (In flight meals, Dinner)
20 SEPTEMBER 2020 - ROME
A free day in Rome. C the world recommends the Vatican City. (Breakfast)
21 SEPTEMBER 2020 - ROME TO FLORENCE TO PISA
Today we make our way towards Florence for a city tour. See the famous cathedral of Florence, Bridge of Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria (Copy of Michelangelo’s St David Statue). After lunch we make our way to one of the most famous sites of Western Europe, the leaning tower of Pisa. (Breakfast,Dinner)
22 SEPTEMBER 2020 - PISA TO SWITZERLAND
We say goodbye to Italy and make our way to Switzerland, with a quick lunch stop at Lake Como before we reach the spectacular Swiss alps. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. (Breakfast, Dinner)
23 SEPTEMBER 2020 - SWITZERLAND
A free day to explore the Jungfrau region. C the World recommends the world heritage site of Jungfraujoch. (Breakfast)
24 SEPTEMBER 2020 - SWITZERLAND TO INNSBRUCK
Today we enter Austria and visit the town of Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps, the home of Swarovski. Ladies, get ready to shop till you drop! Guys, why not taste some local Schnapps? (Breakfast, Dinner)
25 SEPTEMBER 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)
26 SEPTEMBER 2020 - PASSION PLAY TO MUNICH TO SALZBURG
Still on a high after the Passion Play, we continue to Munich. 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 Salzburg, 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. (Breakfast)
27 SEPTEMBER 2020 - SALZBURG TO VENICE
After breakfast, some free time to walk around the streets of Salzburg before we depart to Venice. The canals of Venice awaits , 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)
28 SEPTEMBER 2020 - VENICE TO JOHANNESBURG
A free morning in Venice. C the world recommends the glass blowing island of Murano or head to Lido’s Beach. Perhaps a Gondola ride? Later in the afternoon we make our way to the airport for our flight back to Johannesburg. Flight times to be confirmed 11 months prior to departure (Breakfast, In flight meals)
29 SEPTEMBER 2020 - JOHANNESBURG
We arrive back in Johannesburg with amazing memories of an unforgettable trip. (In flight meals)
No single rooms available for the Passion play tours. Please contact our office to discuss options.