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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Oberammergau and the Passion Play

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in Oberammergau where you will witness the once-a-decade performance of The Passion Play then cruise along the River Danube, visiting Passau, Vienna, Esztergom and Budapest

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2102pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £2384pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Passau

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Watch the famous Passion Play; a centuries-old tradition which happens once every decade and discover the history and culture of Germany and Austria. This superb 7-night cruise and stay features a 2-night hotel stay in Oberammergau before a 5-night cruise through Germany, Austria and Hungary.

The Passion Play is a religious performance in the heart of the legendary village of Oberammergau where the inhabitants of the village play the role of the main religious figures during an impressive outdoor theatre piece. This event was founded on a promise made over 400 years ago and now attracts spectators from all over the world. After the play has been performed join your river ship for a cruise from Passau to Budapest, visiting the imperial city of Vienna and sailing through the breathtaking Wachau Valley.

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OPB - Oberammergau and the Passion Play: Oberammergau - Budapest Itinerary

Day 1 - Munich (Germany) - Oberammergau

Transfer from Munich airport for Oberammergau for a 2-night hotel stay.

Day 2 - Oberammergau

Transfer by coach to the village for free time to explore and lunch on your own. Later, transfer to the open-air theatre for the performance of the Passion Play, considered one of the grandest in the world, involving over 2,000 performers. A meal is included with the show. Transfer back to the hotel by coach.

Day 3 - Oberammergau - Passau

Travel by coach to Passau where there will be time to explore at leisure. Board ship at 6pm and settle into your cabin, before enjoying a welcome cocktail with the crew. Dinner on board then cruise through the night.

Day 4 - Passau - Vienna (Austria)

Today there is an optional excursion to Melk Abbey, once a Baroque-style palace and now a Benedictine monastery. Cruise to Durnstein where there is time at leisure before returning on board and cruising towards Vienna. This evening there is an optional excursion to see Vienna by night.

Day 5 - Vienna

Join an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, a 1441-room Baroque palace that was once a summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs. Explore the city at leisure this afternoon or enjoy an optional horse and carriage ride through Vienna. Festive gala evening. cruise through the night towards Esztergom.

Day 6 - Esztergom (Hungary) - Budapest

Explore the architectural delights of Esztergom on your own then spend the afternoon cruising towards Budapest. This evening there is an optional Budapest by night excursion.

Day 7 - Budapest

Choose between an optional guided tour of Budapest to see the Turkish baths and Buda Castle, or discover the city by bike. Spend the afternoon exploring the city at leisure or enjoy an optional visit to the famous Gellert Baths. This evening there is an optional evening of traditional Hungarian entertainment in one of the city's theatres.

Day 8 - Budapest

Disembark ship in Budapest after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

OBP: Oberammergau and the Passion Play: Budapest - Oberammergau Itinerary

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Board ship at 6pm and settle into your cabin, before enjoying a welcome cocktail with the crew. Dinner on board. There is an optional evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. Cruise through the night.

Day 2 - Budapest

Choose between an optional guided tour of Budapest to see the Turkish baths and Buda Castle, or discover the city by bike. Spend the afternoon cruising towards Bratislava.

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Vienna (Austria)

Arrive in Bratislava early this morning and choose between an optional guided tour of Bratislava, and a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area. This evening enjoy free time in Vienna or join the optional night tour of Vienna.

Day 4 - Vienna

Join an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, a 1441-room Baroque palace that was once a summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs. There is an optional trip to Hofburg Palace this afternoon to see the Imperial Apartments. This evening there is an optional concert of Viennese music.

Day 5 - Melk - Passau (Germany)

Cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley to Melk. There is an optional visit to Durnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon there is an optional excursion to Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. Gala dinner and evening tonight.

Day 6 - Passau - Oberammergau

Disembark ship after breakfast and enjoy time at leisure exploring Passau. At 2pm depart by coach for Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play, for a 2-night hotel stay.

Day 7 - Oberammergau

Transfer by coach to the village for free time to explore and lunch on your own. Later, transfer to the open-air theatre for the performance of the Passion Play, considered one of the grandest in the world, involving over 2,000 performers. A meal is included with the show. Transfer back to the hotel by coach.

Day 8 - Oberammergau - Munich

After breakfast transfer to Munich airport by coach.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • Five nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • 2-night hotel stay in Oberammergau
  • Tickets to the Passion Play
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Cruise itinerary as described
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 20th - Oberammergau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £2669
      Main Deck Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2669 Cruise only from: £3712
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2951 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3994
  • August
    • Aug 26th - Oberammergau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £2102
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise only from: £2102 Cruise only from: £2268 Cruise only from: £3145 Cruise only from: £3311
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2384 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2550 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3593
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