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Zugspitze Neuschwanstein Castle Oberammergau Passion Play Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden Salzburg Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Melk Abbey
Oberammergau Passion Play
Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden
Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
This is the perfect tour for travelers who enjoy the small group experience, mountain vistas, visiting incredible cities, and plenty of free time. The tour includes excellent seats for the Oberammergau Passion Play, plus touring in Bavaria and Austria.
Here are some of the tour highlights:
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Pre-tour: Thursday, August 4, 2022: Pre-tour
We will depart from the USA today on our overnight journey to Munich. Reformation Tours can assist in booking flights or you are welcome to book your own. Those not doing the pre-tour night will depart on Friday, August 5, 2022. (IF)
Day 1: Friday, August 5, 2022: Departure
Upon our arrival in Munich, we will transfer to our centrally located hotel. The afternoon will be at leisure to explore Munich using hop-on, hop-off bus tickets (2-day). (IF)
Day 2: Saturday, August 6, 2022: Munich
Those arriving today will transfer to the hotel and meet the rest of the group. The afternoon guided tour of Munich will include an inside visit of the Nymphenburg Palace, as well as seeing the Glockenspiel in the Marianplatz, the twin-towered Frauenkirche and the old town. We’ll enjoy a meal together in an authentic Bavarian beer garden. (B/D)
Day 3: Sunday, August 7, 2022: Zugspitze, Schwangau
We will enjoy a day in the German Alps, including a cable car to the summit of Germany’s tallest peak, the Zugspitze. After time for lunch at the summit, we will enjoy a beer in Germany’s highest beer garden! We will end the day with a trip on a cog-wheel train, before checking into our hotel in the Schwangau area. (B)
Day 4: Monday, August 8, 2022: Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau
Today is castle day! We will tour the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for the Disney Palace. Those would prefer can visit Hohenschwangau Palace which involves fewer stairs. In the afternoon we will visit Linderhof Palace and Gardens, before checking into our hotel in the Oberammergau area. Meals are included in the Oberammergau package. (B/D)
Day 5: Tuesday, August 9, 2022: Oberammergau
The morning will be at leisure and we will have lunch in Oberammergau, followed by the Play performances in the afternoon and evening. A transfer back to the hotel will be provided as part of the package. (B/L/D)
Day 6: Wednesday, August 10, 2022: Berchtesgaden, Salzburg
On the border of Germany and Austria, we will visit the little village of Obersalzburg, just outside Berchtesgaden. We’ll take a trip to the site of Hitler’s mountain retreat, which was given to him as a 50th birthday present. The “Eagle’s Nest” is now a cafe with magnificent views over Germany and Austria. We will continue on to Salzburg and check in to our hotel. (B)
Day 7: Thursday, August 11, 2022: Salzburg
Our local guide will join us this morning and take us to the Cathedral, the Getreidegasse (pedestrian zone), the market area, St. Peter’s Church and more. We will also take the funicular up to Hohensalzburg, the Fortress above the city. Tonight, we will be treated to dinner and a concert in the Stiftskeller St. Peter, the perfect setting to enjoy Austrian food and the music of Mozart. (B/D)
Day 8: Friday, August 12, 2022: Sound of Music, Salzburg
We have a fun sing-a long on the official Sound of Music tour visiting the sites associated with the movie, including Mirabell Garden and Pegasus Fountain, Nonnberg Convent, Schloss Leopoldskron, Hellbrunn Palace, and Church Mondsee. The tour will be approximately 4 hours, and the rest of the day will be at leisure. (B)
Day 9: Saturday, August 13, 2022: Salzburg, Vienna
We will travel to Vienna this morning. Our guide will meet us after lunch and take us on a walking tour of Vienna, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Karlskirche. We will also visit the stunning Schonbrunn Palace which was formally the home of the Hasburgs, the Austrian Royal Family. This imperial summer palace has 40 state rooms and apartments, including 18th century interiors from the time of Maria Theresa. We will try the local specialty of Wiener Schnitzel this evening. (B/D)
Day 10: Sunday, August 14, 2022: Melk Abbey, Vienna
Today’s highlight will be a day trip into the scenic Wachau Valley. We will drive to Krems where we’ll board our board and cruise to Melk on the one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube. The Benedictine Melk Abbey was founded in 1089 and the present abbey dates back to between 1702 and 1736. It’s famous for its frescoes and library. We will have a guided walking tour of Durnstein, ending with a meal and wine tasting, before returning to Vienna. (B/D)
Day 11: Monday, August 15, 2022: Vienna, Salzkammergut
The morning is free to explore Vienna at leisure. In the afternoon we’ll travel to the stunning lake region near Bad Ischl, a fashionable spa town where the imperial family built a summer residence. After World War II there was a camp for displaced persons to recuperate until they were able to make more permanent arrangements. (B)
Day 12: Tuesday, August 16, 2022: Hallstadt, Munich
Our first stop today is Hallstadt, a picture-perfect town by a delightful lakeside town. Free time options include visiting Austria’s oldest salt mine, or a ride up to the viewing platform. We will have a scenic drive to Freising, just outside Munich and end the tour with farewell meal in a beergarden restaurant. (B/D)
Day 13: Wednesday, August 17, 2022: Return
We will transfere to the Munich Airport for our flight home. (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!
Optional pre-tour hotel in Munich, Germany
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.
Various flight booking options are available for this tour. There’s no group air option, as we don’t have a minimum of 10 traveling together. Please read our printable guide to booking your flight to better understand these options.
Option 1: You may request a flight quote from us by filling out this form. Payment is due at the time of booking.
Option 2: You may book your own flights, making sure you land on the morning of August 6, 2022 no later than 10:00 AM. If you would prefer to arrive earlier, we can arrange a pre-tour hotel night in Munich. You are welcome to depart at any time on August 17, 2022. Please send us a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Please note that if you would like to use air miles you will need to book directly with the airline.
We can arrange pre- and post-tour nights in Munich, but due to the volume of tours in 2022, we are not able to arrange additional travel within Europe.
*Price based on a minimum of 20 participants.
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in superior 3-star and moderate 4-star hotels
• Category 1 seats for the Oberammergau Passion Play
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Admission to all activities indicated in the itinerary
• Group arrival and departure transfers
• Baggage handling (1 piece of baggage per guest)
• All taxes and tips, except as indicated below
• Round-trip air transportation
• Individual arrival and departure transfers
• Single supplement
• 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.
• Passenger trip cancellation insurance (details sent with reservation form)
• Gratuities for the tour director and driver
The deposits can be paid online or by check sent to Reformation Tours, 64 Fiesta Cir, St. Louis, MO 63146.
Postponed travelers – if you have a credit voucher we will send you an updated invoice, so there’s no need to send the initial deposit.
• Initial deposit of $1,000 will secure your place on the tour
• Second deposit of $1,000 is due by October 1, 2021
• Final invoices will be sent in March 2022
• Final payment is due by April 19, 2022
• Reservations will be accepted after April 19, 2022, subject to availability
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.
Oberammergau ticket deposits ($750) are non-refundable, but we will endeavor to find replacement travelers.
The following cancellation penalties apply, unless otherwise noted on the tour documentation:
From time of deposit to until January 1, 2022: $850 cancellation penalty plus any non-refundable deposits
From January 2, 2022 to May 16, 2022: $1,350 cancellation penalty plus any non-refundable deposits
From May 17 – 30, 2022: Cancellation penalty is 60% of land costs plus any non-refundable deposits
From May 31 – June 13, 2022: Cancellation penalty is 80% of land costs any non-refundable deposits
From June 14 to departure: No refund
2020 travelers: Please fill out the form and we will e-mail you an updated invoice with the full value of your credit voucher. You can also transfer to any other tour in 2021 or 2022. If you aren’t able to travel, we will send a partial refund once travel resumes and we have cash flow.
Reformation Tours reserves the rights to alter itineraries without notice should it become necessary. While on tour, if conditions necessitate changes, or if certain features are unavailable or limited, we reserve the right to vary or substitute alternatives. All prices are calculated at the exchange rate in effect at the time of this quotation: 1 Euro = $1.1864. Should currency fluctuations necessitate an adjustment in tour price, the adjusted price will be reflected in the final invoice.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour.
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