15 SEPTEMBER 2022 - JOHANNESBURG TO ROME
Check in with your tour guide at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. Times TBA. We fly to Rome. (In flight meals).
16 SEPTEMBER 2022 - ROME
Ciao Bella! Welcome to Italy. 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. A late afternoon guided tour of Rome shows you the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps and much more. (Breakfast, Dinner)
17 SEPTEMBER 2022 - ROME
A free day in Rome. C the world recommends the Vatican City. (Breakfast)
18 SEPTEMBER 2022 - ROME TO FLORENCE TO PISA
Today we enter the rolling hills of Tuscany as 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’s statue). We end the day at one of Europe’s most iconic landmarks, the leaning tower of Pisa. We spend the evening on the outskirts of Lucca. (Breakfast, Dinner)
19 SEPTEMBER 2022 - PISA TO SWITZERLAND
We head north past Milan, with a quick lunch stop at Lake Como, and into Switzerland with a spectacular drive to Jungfrau. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Swiss Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)
20 SEPTEMBER 2022 - SWITZERLAND
A free day to explore the Jungfrau region. C the World recommends the world heritage site of Jungfraujoch. (Breakfast)
21 SEPTEMBER 2022 - SWITZERLAND 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)
22 SEPTEMBER 2022 - INNSBRUCK TO MUNICH OKTOBERFEST 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 back to Innsbruck. (Breakfast)
23 SEPTEMBER 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)
24 SEPTEMBER 2022 - PASSION PLAY 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 SEPTEMBER 2022 - SALZBURG TO VENICE
After breakfast we make our way to Italy. The canals of Venice await! We show you the best of Venice, including the Rialto bridge and St Mark Square. A free evening after the guided tour for you to explore Venice. (Breakfast)
26 SEPTEMBER 2022 - VENICE TO JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast, some free time to walk around in Venice. Later we make our way to the airport for our flight back to Johannesburg. Flight times TBA. (Breakfast, In flight meals)
27 SEPTEMBER 2022 - JOHANNESBURG
We arrive back in Johannesburg. Arrival time TBA. (In flight meals)