Oberammergau Passion Play &
AMA Waterways Danube River Cruise
June 30 - July 11, 2022
2022 Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany and a 7-Night River Cruise with AmaWaterways!
In 1633, the residents of Oberammergau, Germany vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play thereafter for all time depicting the life and death of Jesus. Once their town had been spared, they kept their vow beginning with the first play in 1634.
The next performance is scheduled for 2022. The production involves over 2,000 performers, musicians and stage hands, all of which either were born in the city or have resided there for at least 20 years. Please join us for this once-in-a-decade event.
Prices starting at $6,298 includes roundtrip international airfare, ticket to the Passion Play, 7 nights deluxe river cruise aboard an award winning AMAWaterways vessel, daily sightseeing programs as outlined in the itinerary, entertainment-on-demand in all staterooms with free internet, all onboard dining with unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, immersive tours with knowledgeable guides, and more.
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PASSION PLAY & RIVER CRUISE ITINERARY:
Depart the USA for Germany; arrive in Munich on Day 2. Enjoy a tour of historic Munich, including a stop at the Rathaus (Town Hall) to watch the Glockenspiel, see the Opera House and the Hofbrauhaus.
Innsbruck is famous as the site of two inter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. View Maria Theresa’s ImperialPalace, the Triumphal Hofkirche. There will be two optional afternoon tours to either the Stubai Glacier or Swarovski Crystal Worlds.
This morning you will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal. Journey to Oberammergau this afternoon and enjoy reserved seats for the play, a guided tour of the town and motorcoach transfers to and from the play’s theater. Dinner in Oberammergau is included.
Enjoy a visit to the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein that inspired Walt Disney. After touring today, transfer to the port of Vilshofen to embark your river cruise ship and enjoy a welcome dinner.
This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of Passau’s cobblestone streets, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz Square, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Enjoy a walking tour of Linz or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later you will have a choice of an excursion to Salzburg, and excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov or a visit to the Austrian Lake District.
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Weissenkirchen. You have three choices of how to explore Durnstein today: (1) a walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets followed by a visit to the magnificient Benedicting Abbey at Melk, (2) join a hike up to the fortress where Richrd the Lionhewart was once held for ransom, (3) enjoy an Apricots and Sweets tasting.
This morning you can see romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three excursions:
Take a panoramic tour of Vienna past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Hapsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University, as well as a visit to Vienna’s historic city center, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the Spanish Riding School.
Enjoy a walking tour of Vienna that takes you to Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock.
Join a guided bicycle tour along the Danube and through the Donaupauk.
This afternoon you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monstery.
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava. Choose between a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirback Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a Slovakian specialty, or join a hike up to Bratislava Castle, which includes visits to the Castle Upper Terrace and Court of Honor.
Your morning includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. See famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisterman’s Boastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Alternatively, you may also opt to join a hike up to Castle Hill. After dinner, the ship will sail a special illuminations cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.