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In 1633, the residents of the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau made a vow, that if God would spare them from the plague which was ravaging Europe they would produce a play thereafter for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus Christ.
Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and witness the world-famous Passion Play!
In the midst of the 17th century, after months of suffering and death from the plague, the residents of Oberammergau made a solemn vow that they would perform a "Play of Suffering, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ" every 10 years if God would spare them from any more deaths. Miraculously, the plague took no more lives in the village. True to their word, the villages performed their first play in 1634 and have continued to do so every 10 years ever since.
The performance now takes place every 10 years, between May and September, in a spectacular open air theatre with the Bavarian mountains as a natural backdrop, with a cast of over 2,000 local people performing over a 5 hour period. With 2020 heralding the 42nd Passion Play this is a special event not to be missed!
HOTEL LINDENWIRT, RUDESHEIM (3 NIGHTS)
Located just a short walk from the river front and close to the town centre, this lovely hotel offers among its facilities a bar, restaurant and terrace. All rooms are en suite and have TV, telephone and hairdryer. There is a lift at this hotel.
HOTEL IN OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS TBA)
Your 3* hotel will be suitably located for the Oberammergau Passion Play and will have a bar and restaurant. All rooms will be en suite. Please note: We cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift.
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COCHEM & BOPPARD - This morning you visit Cochem. This traditional German town is often referred to as one of the prettiest towns on the Moselle. From here, you continue on to Boppard. Partly surrounded by medieval walls, the picturesque appearance of this town has long made it a tourist hot spot.
RUDESHEIM - Today is yours to explore your host town at leisure.
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY - Following a leisurely morning, you travel into Oberammergau for a pre-performance light lunch. You then take up your seats for the spectacular Passion Play. A 3 hour interval divides the play into two halves, during which you enjoy a 3 course evening meal. You then re-join your seats for the second half of the performance which finishes at approximately 10.30pm.
6 nights en suite accommodation (Inc. 3 nights in Rudesheim, 2 nights in Oberammergau & 1 night in France on the return)
Dinner, bed & breakfast throughout*
Glass of wine on arrival at the Lindenwirt Hotel
3 nights live music at the Lindenwirt Hotel
Excursions programme as detailed
Pre-performance lunch on the day of the Passion Play
Category 1 ticket to the 2020 Passion Play**
Luxury coach travel throughout
Return ferry crossings Dover/Calais
Porterage at the Lindenwirt Hotel
Single room supplement
Unless otherwise stated, admission prices into places of interest are not included
Holiday insurance is not included, but is available at the time of booking
*Dinner on the evening of the Passion Play will be taken in Oberammergau during the interval.
**This will be a light lunch served at approximately 1200hrs.
**These are the best tickets and are located in the mid & central sections of the theatre. Please note, the theatre is open air with a roof covering over the seated areas. It is therefore advisable to bring warm clothing. The play commences at 2.30pm, with a 3 hour interval in the middle for an evening meal. The show finishes at 10.30pm.
Polite Note: Please see page 78 of our 2020 holiday brochure for cancellation charges that apply to this tour only. A non-refundable deposit of £100 per person is required at time of booking, then a further £375 per person non-refundable deposit is required on or before Monday 16th December 2019. The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to departure.
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