Sound of Music with Oberammergau

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9 days
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Join the von Trapps on an Austrian adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich's medieval charm to the 19th century fortress once home to a shy fairy-tale king. Explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and discover the romantic setting for several 'Sound of Music' scenes in Salzburg. Since 1634 and now only every ten years, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau performs the Passion Play. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast is made up exclusively of the local villagers and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation and one AAA Colorado highly recommends.

Single: $3,565
Twin: $3,195 per person
Triple: $3,185 per person

  • Sister Monika takes you on a tour of the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg, originally a castle, today home to around 60 Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood with whom you'll enjoy a traditional Carinthian dinner
  • Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access. Visit the Lipizzaner Stud Farm at Piber which has bred horses since 1920 and today provides all the stallions for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna
  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local specialists for included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • City tour in Salzburg and Vienna
  • Orientation of Munich, Oberammergau, Villach and Graz
  • Tickets for the 2020 “Passion Play” in Oberammergau
  • View Mozart’s Birthplace in Salzburg
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, film locations of “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Air arrangements are available. Please call your travel agent for details.

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person is allowed. Due to limited motor coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. Airlines may have different weight and size restrictions. Please check with your travel agent for more details.

Travel Assistance
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

Additional Notes
Rates are per person, land only, subject to availability at time of booking and are subject to change. Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travelers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay. Hotel Information: Final pricing and hotel accommodations will be confirmed in August 2019. Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

Day 1: July 25- Arrive in Munich

Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Meals D

Day 2: July 26- Munich

Munich is a lively city - perfectly blending the traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an Optional Experience to the touching Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall. Meals B

Day 3: July 27- Neuschwanstein Castle - Oberammergau

Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this château, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. In Oberammergau see the theatre where the Passion Play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by the plague. Meals B & D

Day 4: July 28- Oberammergau

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls. Meals B & D

Day 5: July 29- Berchtesgaden - Salzburg

Continue today to the foot of the Alps and visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden featuring awe-inspiring mountains. This evening arrive in Salzburg. Meals B & D

Day 6: July 30- Salzburg - Villach

See the city’s sights with your Local Specialist including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Afterwards travel to the picturesque region near Villach for a special Be My Guest experience. Meals B & D

Day 7: July 31- Villach- Piber Stud Farm - Graz - Vienna

Visit the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber for a Cultural Insight into the breeding of the athletic white stallions for the Spanish Riding School. Later stop in the town of Graz where you can admire the galleried courtyards and Renaissance squares. Finally arrive in the beautiful capital city Vienna and check in to your hotel. Meals B

Day 8: August 1- Vienna

This morning enjoy an exclusive Cultural Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches museum prior to admission of the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later your Local Specialist shows you the city’s major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof’. Why not indulge yourself and try some local cuisine such as schnitzel or strudel. Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse in the centre of the city and shop for souvenirs. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. Meals B & D

Day 9: August 2- Depart Vienna

Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Meals B

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