Passion Play May express tour 2020
From only R30,950 pp sharing
15 to 27 May 2020
See the passion play 2020, as well as the tulips in Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland, Innsbruck, Munich and more!

Highlights

  • Passion Play 2020 tickets and accommodation
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam (Tulips)
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Germany
15 MAY 2020 - JOHANNESBURG TO AMSTERDAM
Check in with your tour guide at OR Tambo international airport around 15:30. We depart from Johannesburg on Air France for a once in a lifetime adventure. (Dinner on board flight)
16 MAY 2020 - AMSTERDAM
We arrive in Amsterdam at 09:40 after a quick stop over in Paris. We travel through the Dutch countryside as we visit Zaanse Schans windmill village and the beautiful harbor village of Volendam. We then see how the traditional Clogs (wooden shoes or klompe) are made, and we taste famous Edam cheese. We return to our hotel for a quick dinner, and then it’s time to enter Amsterdam for a guided tour of the infamous Red Light District. The rest of the night is yours to explore Amsterdam, the coffee shops and to paint the town red. (Breakfast, Dinner)
17 MAY 2020 - AMSTERDAM
We depart to the world famous tulips at Keukenhof Gardens (Entry fee approximately 20 Euro) and spend the morning wondering the tulip fields and gardens. In the afternoon, we return to Amsterdam for a free afternoon. C the World recommends a canal cruise, the Heineken Brewery, Anne Frank House or Leidse Plein’s unlimited ribs! (Breakfast)
18 MAY 2020 - AMSTERDAM TO PARIS
Today we make our way to the French capital, Paris! After our arrival in Paris we enjoy a walking tour of the Sacré-Cœur, Moulin Rouge and Montmartre. The rest of the day is yours to explore Paris. (Breakfast)
19 MAY 2020 - PARIS
After breakfast we explore all the main sites of Paris on foot. Our guide will show you the Opera house, Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum, Pont Neuf and the Notre Dame. After free time and lunch in the Latin quarter and later we continue to the most famous landmark in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. The afternoon is yours to explore Paris at your own pace. (Breakfast)
20 MAY 2020 - PARIS
Another free day to explore Paris on your own. Perhaps a visit to the famous Palace of Versailles or Euro Disney. (Breakfast)
21 MAY 2020 - PARIS TO SWITZERLAND (Grindelwald)
We head South to the World famous Swiss Alps and the spectacular village of Grindelwald. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Swiss Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)
22 MAY 2020 - SWITZERLAND
A free day to explore the Jungfrau region. C the World recommends the world heritage site of Jungfraujoch. (Breakfast)
23 MAY 2020 - SWITZERLAND TO INNSBRUCK
Another spectacular day! 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)
24 MAY 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)
25 MAY 2020 - PASSION PLAY TO TO MUNICH
Still on a high after the Passion Play, 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)
26 MAY 2020 - MUNICH TO JOHANNESBURG
Early morning we make our way to the airport for our return flight back to South Africa via Amsterdam on KLM Airlines. We arrive back in Johannesburg with a scheduled arrival time of 21:20. Say goodbye to new friends made, and take a life time of memories with you back home (Breakfast, In flight meals)
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