Munich, Salzburg, Vienna & the Oberammergau Passion Play

      Oberammergau, Germany

      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      Jun 14 - 23, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 16
      Munich, Salzburg, Vienna & the Oberammergau Passion Play
      Oberammergau, Germany

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      66 reviews

      Jun 14 - 23, 2022
      Group size: 1 - 16

      About this trip

      With castles, palaces, beautiful scenery, historical sights, and cultural treats, this Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna tour—with Oberammergau—is sure to delight all of your senses! You’ll stay in Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, and Vienna, and you’ll also spend time in Innsbruck and Mondsee. 

      If you love castles and palaces, you’ll enjoy visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Built by King Ludwig II, this fairy tale castle offered magnificent views of the Alps and inspired Walt Disney. Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna offers another treat and glimpse into the life of royalty. Modeled after France’s Palace of Versailles, you’ll receive a private visit and stand in awe as you witness the splendor and hear the stories highlighting the lifestyle of the Habsburgs, the royal family who ruled Vienna for centuries. 

      Also, enjoy a special treat—dinner and a classical music concert here. You’ll also enjoy time in Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” where you’ll visit the lively Marienplatz. Here, observe the famous glockenspiel, which re-creates a 16th-century wedding. In Salzburg, your walking tour includes the magnificent Residenz Square, where some scenes from the Sound of Music movie were filmed, and a visit to Mozart’s birthplace, where you’ll see mementos owned by him, such as his childhood violin. But that’s not all… on this Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna tour, 

      Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You’ll cruise along the most scenic section of the Danube River, and during the cruise, you’ll savor Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). In the charming, Bavarian village of Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to Oberammergau’s famous Passion Play, held every 10 years. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

      Highlights

      • Oberammergau Passion Play ticket (premier, best category), staying right in the small village itself! • King Ludwig’s castle, Neuschwanstein • Innsbruck’s Old Town & the Golden Roof • The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg. Historic Centre of Vienna & Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn • Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and Mozart’s birthplace • The church from The Sound of Music • Danube cruise with Kaffee und Kuchen • Vienna’s Belvedere Palace and Heldenplatz • Private visit of Schönbrunn Palace, followed by a farewell dinner and classical music concert

      Accommodations

      10 days (8) total number of nights

      Munich (2) Sheraton Munich Westpark

      Oberammergau (1) Romantik Hotel Boeld

      Salzburg (2) Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg

      Vienna (3) Intercity Hotel Vienna

      Hotel information for 2022 tours featuring Oberammergau will be available in fall 2021. Listed hotels represent the type (First Class or Superior First Class) and location of the hotels that will be offered in 2022.

      Details

      Click here for a printer-friendly flyer. Meet your tour host, Mary Beth Kurasek. Tour is operated by the largest travel company in the world, Globus, of Littleton, Colorado & Lugano, Switzerland.  All prices are per person, based on occupancy. 

      Document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through 6 months after the return date of the tour, December 25, 2022; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. 

      Insurance coverage is an included Deluxe Group Plan from Travel Guard to cover cancellation charges, for coverage details see www.steviejaytravel.com/insurance. Other terms at www.steviejaytravel.com/terms incorporated by reference. Insurance not available to residents of FL and MT; a refund will be made & we can arrange for similar coverage if you wish.

      Air fare, hotels and details are subject to change. Air flights & hotels will be arranged after August 2021. Optional tours: Berchtesgaden in the Alps & Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Single & triple rooms are in short supply because of the Passion Play; we can request either for you or help find you a roommate. Acct#200616s 08MAR21 20:07

      Discounts

      If you do not want the included Travel Insurance and Global Assistance, you may apply a NO-INSURANCE discount of $369 when booking apply the discount code of NO-INSURANCE.
      If you expect to be able to utilize frequent flier miles or otherwise purchase a ticket separate from the group-rate airfare, you may apply a LAND-ONLY discount of $1500 for the airfare with related taxes and fees. If Frequent Flier space is not available or regular airfares are too high, we may be able to accommodate you at the group rate if you advise in time after we block air space in July of 2019 when booking apply the discount code of LAND-ONLY

      If you want neither the insurance nor the airfare, apply the discount code of NO-AIR-INSURANCE, and a discount of $1869 applies.
      You cannot enter multiple discount codes, only the code that applies best to what you want (call or email if you have questions).
      No other discounts apply; for example, because of Passion Play Ticket, Globus does not accept 'Welcome Back' credits.

      NOTE: if you decide you do not want our air arrangements when we present them to you in August, you may cancel them then without penalty, get a credit on your account and then book your own flights.

      More Included Features

      • Category 1 Passion Play tickets so you will be sitting in the best, gold section (see seat plan in the photo section at the bottom of this webpage or at the right of page 3 of the print-friendly flier).

      • Staying IN Oberammergau, not in a remote location like many tours do.

      • Best of the Alps itinerary with multi-night stays in Munich, Salzburg & Vienna.

      • Local departure from Central Illinois

      • Travel insurance* covers a variety of occurrences like being unable to go due to illness or accident (also including your roommate or a family member).

      • Headsets are provided so you don’t miss what the tour guide is saying. Wifi on the Globus motor coach and in most hotel lobbies.

      • Also included: all tips, all baggage handling including airlines’ checked baggage fees (where applicable, for 1 bag per person).

      Globus: an easy, hassle-free journey

      SIGHTSEEING & VIP access to the must-see sites, behind-the-scenes local experiences, headsets for all sightseeing in most destinations, and free time you can personalize with excursions and activities you can book online.

      TOUR DIRECTORS & LOCAL GUIDES reveal little-known facts and the inside stories behind each destination. 90 years of experience—and taking guests to Oberammergau since 1950.

      MEALS. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, beer, or soft drink on our included meals at local restaurants or hotels.

      SUPERIOR HOTELS. Selected for their comfort, beauty, and proximity to key sites, e twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower (hotel and city taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling included).

      TRANSPORTATION. Private, deluxe touring motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, air=conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency restroom.


      *Questions about coverage, call Travel Guard toll free 1-866-385-4839 and refer to product number 101060 P1 11/16. California residents: refer to product CA1060 P1 11/16. Not available to residents of FL and MT.

      Space open for 2022 for the time being.

      Click the Green Select button to book now for 2022. The tour is 60% sold out already.

      What’s included

      • From Central Illinois
        Round trip motor coach transportation
      • Round trip flights
        From Chicago to Munich & return from Vienna
      • Baggage handling
        At hotels plus on and off motor coaches
      • Round trip transfers
        Transportation from airport to hotel
      • Globus tour features
        Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach, tour director, baggage handling, sightseeing & admissions
      • Passion Play ticket
        Best category seats
      • All tips
        To local guides, the tour manager and drivers
      • Travel insurance
        Travel Guard Deluxe Group Plan coverage and global assistance
      • 12 Meals
        8 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
      • All taxes
        $300 current total taxes & fees, subject to change
      • Hotel accommodations
      • Led by Mary Beth Kurasek
        From Central Illinois, throughout & return home

      What’s not included

      • Optional tours & meals
        Optional tours and meals not noted in itinerary
      • Tax/fuel surcharges
        If any

      Available Packages

      Twin Room Passenger

      The per-person price for Twin or Double passengers is the same. Double rooms (one double bed) may  only be made as a request and cannot be guaranteed.  Twin rooms (2 beds) is what we currently hold at each hotel and are confirmed immediately on your booking.
      Also choose this package, if you are a single and want us to find you a roommate (of the same sex naturally); note that below in the Occupancy section. 

      Likewise choose this, if your roommate is booking separately, note that below in Occupancy also (along with his/her name in the Notes To Organizer field).. 

      Otherwise if you want a single room to yourself, click the following Single Room package.

      $6,043
      Deposit: $1,600
      Single room passenger

      A single room has one single bed and is for one person. At some hotels single rooms may be  smaller, less well-located rooms.  
      Because hotel space is tight for the Oberammergau Passion Play, single rooms are on request and subject to confirmation. If we cannot confirm a single room for you, you will have the option of sharing with another single person or getting a full refund of your deposit.

      $6,486
      Deposit: $1,600
      Triple room passenger

      A Triple room usually has one double and one single bed, or, 3 single beds—the arrangement may vary by hotel and cannot be guaranteed. At some hotels triple rooms may be an ordinary room with a rollaway bed and so space may be cramped. Because hotel availability is tight due to the Oberammergau Passion Play, triple rooms are on request and subject to confirmation. If we cannot confirm a triple room for you, you will have the option of having one in your party sharing with another single person or getting a full refund of your deposit.

      $5,989
      Twin Share

      If would like to go if either you or we find a roommate for you, book this package. If neither you nor we can find a suitable roommate, then we 

      $0


      Itinerary

      Day 1 Tuesday 6/14/22
      Central Illinois-Chicago-Flight

      Mary Beth Kurasek welcomes you aboard our private motor coach as we travel to Chicago. If the airline charges checked baggage fees, she provides a gift card to pay the airline for that! We board our overnight flight to Munich.

      Your Organizer


      SJ
      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      66 reviews
      Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

      Reviews

      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
      I enjoyed the accommodations, the tour of Provence, small towns, the guide, Gerard, the luxurious bus and wonderfully competent driver, Alessandro. The experience were exuberant, cooking class, truffle hunting and tasting, the boat ride. I enjoyed the people and camaraderie.
      By Kathryn M for Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path on Oct 18, 2023
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