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Munich Excellent seats for the Oberammergau Passion Play The MS Symphonie has 55 cabins The sundeck Upper deck cabin Main deck cabin Melk Abbey Relaxed dining Vienna Bratislava
Excellent seats for the Oberammergau Passion Play
The MS Symphonie has 55 cabins
Upper deck cabin
Main deck cabin
“We invite you to join our exclusive Oberammergau Celebration Cruise. In order to have a time of fun and fellowship after the Passion Play, we have chartered a ship to sail from Passau to Budapest on the Danube. The MS Symphonie has 54 cabins. The top deck has floor-to-ceiling windows and the main deck has large picture windows, so we’ll have a wonderful view. The price includes ALL excursions, a gala dinner with wine, and delicious French cuisine prepared by our on-board chef. We’ve also included free Wi-Fi, and all your tips and taxes.
We do hope that you’ll consider joining us.”
Here’s an update from our cruise company about their updated protocol in light of the coronavirus.
Frank and Rowena Drinkhouse
Owners of Reformation Tours, LLC
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Monday, August 15, 2022: Depart North America
We will depart from the USA today. Flight bookings and pre-tour arrangements can be made through Reformation Tours. (IF)
Day 2: Tuesday, August 16, 2022: Munich
Welcome to Germany! On arrival in Munich, travelers will transfer to our hotel in Munich. The rest of the day will be at leisure, until our Welcome Meal, where we will meet all our fellow travelers. (B/D)
Day 3: Wednesday, August 17, 2022: Munich, Oberammergau
We’ll have a guided tour of Munich this morning, including the Cathedral, the Marienplatz, and the Old Town. We will end our day in our 4-star hotel in the Oberammergau area. The Passion Play Committee will confirm the hotel at the end of 2019. (B/D)
Day 4: Thursday, August 18, 2022: Oberammergau
We will transfer to Oberammergau this morning and have time to shop or explore locally on our own. We will eat lunch together before Part One of the Play, which begins at 1:30 PM. There is a break for dinner from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and we will dine together in a restaurant in Oberammergau. Part Two ends at 9:30 PM and then we will board our bus to return to our hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 5: Friday, August 19, 2022: Passau
After breakfast, we will travel to Passau and we’ll have some free time on our own in the city this afternoon. We definitely recommend visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which houses one of the largest pipe-organs in the world. Known as the “City of Three Rivers” it is one of the most impressive sites along the Danube. The Old Town, created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century, contains soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes. We’ll board our ship at 6:00 PM and after comfortably settling into our cabins, we’ll meet our crew at a welcome cocktail before we cast off. We’ll have dinner and cruise through the night. (B/L/D)
Day 6: Saturday, August 20, 2022: Melk, Durnstein, Vienna
This morning’s included excursion is to Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery and hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 700 students. We’ll return to the ship and sail on to Dürnstein, where we will have time for some independent sightseeing. We’ll then cruise to Vienna, dining on the ship. After dinner we will have a special tour to see Vienna by night. Vienna symbolizes power and strength through its architecture and monuments. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatize the lovely baroque structures. (B/L/D)
Day 7: Sunday, August 21, 2022: Vienna
Our morning included excursion, is to the magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace, a former summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in Austria. We will then visit the Konzerthaus Concert Hall, where the Vienna Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Singakadamie, and Klangforum Wien are in residence. We’ll have a back stage tour, followed by Viennese coffee and pastry. Back on the ship we will have our festive gala evening. (B/L/D)
Day 8: Monday, August 22, 2022: Bratislava
We’ll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning, and have a guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city which reveals magnificent baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. The pastel-colored façades give its many houses their unique style. In the afternoon we have the option of a gentle hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. The view from Devin Castle is amazing! (B/L/D)
Day 9: Tuesday, August 23, 2022: Budapest
Our final port is Budapest. In 1873, two distinct cities, Buda and Pest were united. Buda is on one side of the Danube, and has winding streets, Turkish baths and Buda Castle. On the other side of the Danube is the more modern Pest. We can choose between a walking tour, or a easy-paced bike tour. In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Gellert Baths. The current spa was founded in 1918, and a visit to the Art Nouveau thermal baths is a beautiful and historical experience. (Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!). Our farewell evening will include traditional Hungarian entertainment in one of the city’s theaters. To the beat of lively Gypsy music, we’ll dive into the local folklore and learn about the country’s diverse traditions. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Return
We will transfer to Budapest Airport for flights home, or to continue our travels. Reformation Tours can assist with post-tour arrangements.(B)
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
To be confirmed
August 17-19, 2022
Hotel is part of the Oberammergau package and will be assigned at the end of 2019.
CroisiEurope Cruise Ship
August 19-24, 2022
55 cabins are available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
Flights can be arranged once this tour is a guaranteed departure. We will let you know as soon as we have reached the minimum number of participants.
Group Air: If we have a minimum of 10 traveling together, we can provide a group air booking. Payment is due with the final payment.
Individual Air: If you would like assistance with alternative flights, please visit our Book a Flight page. Please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking non-refundable airfare and send a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Arrival: Please arrange to arrive in Munich no later than 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Departure: You are welcome to depart from Budapest at any time on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
We can arrange pre-tour nights in Munich and post-tour nights in Budapest, but due to the volume of tours in 2022, we are not able to arrange additional travel within Europe.
• En-suite cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows (top deck) or large windows (main deck)
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in 3 and 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Category 1 (the best) tickets for the Oberammergau Passion Play
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Baggage handling (1 piece of baggage per guest)
• All taxes and tips, including the driver and guides
• Port taxes and fees
• Round-trip air transportation (group air will be arranged in 2021)
• Single supplement ($1,000)
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Upgraded cancellation insurance (basic coverage included in tour cost)
There are 2 installments for this tour that can be paid by check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or by credit card (3.5% extra).
Deposit 1 is due by August 1, 2020 ($1,500 by check or $1,552 by credit card). Credit vouchers can be used to pay the deposit.
Final invoices will be sent in January 2022.
Final payment is due by February 1, 2022.
Space is limited, so we encourage early registration.
We will continue to assist clients who have a current policy with Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. Policies are now transferable to tours in 2021 and 2022.
If you don’t have insurance yet, we are now partnering with an award-winning company called Squaremouth, which helps travelers search, compare, and buy the best travel insurance for the lowest price. They offer excellent customer support and can help you find the best policy for your trip.
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly. All cancellations must be in writing and the date of postmark will determine the amount of refund due. For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply. Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found. Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
The following cancellation penalties apply, unless otherwise noted on the tour documentation:
From time of deposit to until August 1, 2020: $500 cancellation penalty
From August 2, 2020 to August 1, 2021: $1,000 cancellation penalty plus any non-refundable deposits
From August 2, 2021 to May 1, 2022: $2,500 cancellation penalty plus any non-refundable deposits
From May 2, 2022 to departure: No refund
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab
You can either use your credit voucher, send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or click here to pay by credit card. Space is limited, so we encourage early registration.
We will continue to assist clients who have previously purchased Roam Right Insurance policies, which can be transferred to tours in 2021 and 2022. If you don’t have insurance, we are now offering clients the opportunity to compare and buy insurance directly:
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P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222
Tel: (618) 222-9914
Fax: (618) 222-9917
Toll Free: (800) 303-5534
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