7 Day Salzburg, Bavarian Fairytale Castles & the Oberammergau Passion Play

Albatross Small Group Tour starting in Salzburg and finishing in Munich

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Albatross's 7 Day Salzburg, Bavarian Fairytale Castles & the Oberammergau Passion Play. Stay in beautiful, baroque Salzburg, visit lakeside Hallstatt and St Wolfgang in the undulating 'Sound of Music' hills and see Innsbruck's Golden Roof. Drive over the Fern Pass into Bavaria,...read more
Overview
Operator: Albatross
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Style: Special Interest
Max Group Size: 28
Duration: 7 Days
From: Salzburg to Munich
Tour Code: SBFCO
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Austria, Germany
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Salzburg welcome and walking tour
Your tour commences mid afternoon in wonderful Salzburg. A local guide will take us on a walking tour of this enchanting baroque city of Mozart, from the Mirabelle Palace Gardens to the magnificent city squares, including several locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. This evening enjoy a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. This is an ideal chance to meet, and get to know, your Tour Manager and fellow travellers. (D) Stay: Altstadthotel Stadtkrug or similar
2
The Austrian Lakes District, Hallstatt and St Wolfgang
Driving deep into the Lakes District we stop in the picturesque town of Hallstatt, considered the oldest inhabited village in Europe and perhaps the most beautiful in Austria. Later we follow the shores of Wolfgangsee (lake) to enjoy lunchtime in the flower bedecked town of St Wolfgang. The remainder of your afternoon and evening is at leisure in Salzburg - arguably one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in the world. You have ‘My Time’ to explore the myriad of narrow, cobblestoned streets, ornate squares and churches, fascinating shops and traditional coffee houses. The views from the enormous Festung (Fortress), sitting high above the city, are magnificent. (B)
3
Innsbruck in the Tyrol and over the Fern Pass into Bavaria
Following the dramatic Inn Valley through the rolling Tyrolean hills we visit the nearby winter resort city of Innsbruck. There will be time at leisure to explore the sights of the Altstadt (old town) such as the Hofburg Imperial Palace, cobblestoned streets and the renowned Golden Roof. Passing pretty Alpine villages we drive over the Fern Pass into the Bavarian Alps and the ancient historic town of Füssen, where we stay the next 2 nights. (B/D) Stay: Hotel Hirsch in Füssen or similar
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Neuschwanstein Castle and Tegelberg
We start the day in Hohenschwangau. On one hill overlooking the little village you have the neo-gothic castle of Hohenschwangau and on the other side above the village is a wooded mountain spur and Neuschwanstein – the fairytale castle of ‘mad’ King Ludwig. We take a leisurely stroll up the wooded road to enjoy a guided tour through Neuschwanstein Castle’s state rooms, king’s apartments, halls and throne room; all reminiscent of a Wagner operatic saga. Later this afternoon we will take a cable car ride up to Tegelberg to take in the excellent views down onto the fairytale castles far below. Your evening is at leisure in Füssen. (B)
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The Church in the Meadows, Garmisch and the Abbey of Kloster Ettal
Driving through Bavarian farmlands and forests we will stop at arguably the most beautiful church in Europe – Wieskirche (the ‘Church in the Meadows’). Surrounded by green fields, the interior of this World Heritage Listed church is an astounding Rococo creation. Later we enjoy ‘My Time’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to relax in one of the traditional beer gardens or restaurants, or shop in the broad pedestrian mall. We will also visit the 14th century baroque Abbey of Kloster Ettal which houses a white marble Madonna. Later we continue to your 4 star hotel, where we stay the next 2 nights, in preparation for an incredible Oberammergau Passion Play experience.

As an appointed Tour Operator for the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, and handling such a large number of Oberammergau packages, we have been fortunate to be allocated stays in a variety of excellent, 4 star hotels in Oberammergau itself, as well as in the nearby towns of Murnau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. (B/D) Stay: In the Oberammergau area
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An incredible Oberammergau Passion Play Experience
An easy start to the day before we enjoy time exploring the colourful village of Oberammergau with its beautiful houses and buildings adorned with “Lüftlmalerei” - ornately painted murals depicting assorted religious scenes. Throughout the afternoon and evening we enjoy the huge spectacle that is the Passion Play from our Category 1 seats. The famous Passion Play has been performed every ten years since 1633, a time when the Thirty Year’s War and Bubonic Plague were ravaging Europe causing so much suffering and death. With a backdrop of Kofel Peak and surrounded by the Ammergau Mountains, the massive open-air stage erupts with colour, music, song and up to 2,000 local inhabitants enacting the story of the Passion of Christ. (B/D)
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To Munich
This morning we drive to nearby Munich where your tour ends on arrival, mid-morning. Drop off points will be in the city centre and Munich airport. We recommend you book flights or trains that depart Munich after 2pm. (B)
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Journey Highlights
  • Stay 2 nights in the heart of ‘Mozart’s’ baroque city of Salzburg
  • Discover Salzburg on a guided walking tour 
  • Spend a day exploring the magnificent Lakes District visiting the beautiful lakeside villages of Hallstatt and St Wolfgang
  • Drive over the stunning Fern Pass to stay 2 nights in the ancient medieval town of Füssen
  • Explore the cobblestoned city of Innsbruck and see the famous Golden Roof
  • Visit Hohenschwangau to explore Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Take the Tegelberg cable car high into the Bavarian Alps  
  • Visit the most beautiful church in Europe, Wieskirche - the ‘Church in the Meadows’
  • Relax in the mountain resort town of Garmisch and visit the Abbey of Kloster Ettal
  • Enjoy your ‘grand finále’ - stay 2 nights in selected 4 star hotel accommodation and enjoy Category 1 ‘best in house’ seating for the marvellous Oberammergau Passion Play
Trip Inclusions

Over $700 value of extras already included 

  • Category 1 seating for the Oberammergau Passion Play
  • ALL excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described 
  • Fully escorted by our experienced Tour Manager
  • Travel in a first class air-conditioned touring coach
  • 6 nights specially selected hotel accommodation 
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 10 Meals – including breakfast daily (B) and 4 dinners (D) 
  • ALL tips to your Tour Manager, Driver and Local Guides
  • Free WiFi on most coaches and at hotels
Trip Notes
  • 2020 prices subject to final confirmation in August 2019.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. Flights not specified are not included.
  • The guided tour through Neuschwanstein Castle incorporates climbing up and down a number of staircases and, as there are no elevators, the inside visit to the castle this morning may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties or limitations.
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Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 28
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Europe, UK & Ireland
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