19 August 2022 - JOHANNESBURG TO BUDAPEST
Check in with your tour guide at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. Times TBA. We fly to Budapest. (In flight meals).
20 August 2022 - BUDAPEST
We arrive in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. After our arrival we will pass through customs and collect our luggage. We continue onto our shuttle bus that will take us to our hotel. After some free time to refresh, we show you the Great Market hall and the famous chain bridge. (In flight meal, Dinner)
21 August 2022 - BUDAPEST
A morning guided tour shows you the main sites of the Capital of Hungary, 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 in the afternoon and evening to explore this amazing city. (Breakfast)
22 August 2022 - BUDAPEST TO BRATISLAVA TO VIENNA
After breakfast we make our way to the Capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. We enjoy a guided tour next to the Danube river and show you the main sites of Bratislava. Austria, Vienna. Surely one of the highlights of the tour! Next stop is Vienna! We enjoy a guided tour with a local guide to see all the main sites that Vienna has to offer. The afternoon is yours to explore the city at your own pace, enjoy some shopping and perhaps a coffee in a traditional Kaffeehaus. (Breakfast)
23 August 2022 - VIENNA
A full free day to explore the many sites of the Austrian capital. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace, or perhaps the oldest Zoo in the world, the Schönbrunn Zoo. (Breakfast)
24 August 2022 - VIENNA TO SALZBURG
We continue onto the home of Mozart, Salzburg. See the beautiful Fortress, as well as where Mozart was born and use to live. We spend the night in this magical city! (Breakfast)
25 August 2022 - SALZBURG TO INNSBRUCK
Today we visit the town of Innsbruck, which is completely surrounded by the magnificent Austrian Alps. This town is famous for the Golden Roof, hosting the 1964 Winter Olympics and the Swarovski Crystals. Why not try a local schnapps? (Breakfast, Dinner)
26 August 2022 - 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 2022. 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 2022, 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 2022 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)
27 August 2022 - PASSION PLAY TO NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE TO MUNICH
Still on a high after the Passion Play, we continue to the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein. Enjoy some free time to walk around the castle, before we continue to Munich. Tonight, Dinner is included in a local beer hall selling the famous 1 liter Steins (Beer). Enjoy the evening with a local Oompah Band in Germany. What a great way to end of an unbelievable tour. (Breakfast, Dinner)
28 August 2022 - MUNICH TO JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, some free time to walk around the streets of Munich. Later we make our way to the airport for our flight back to Johannesburg. Flight times TBA. (Breakfast, In flight meals)
29 August 2022 - JOHANNESBURG
We arrive back in Johannesburg. Arrival time TBA. (In flight meals)