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Bratislava, Slovakia & Prague, Czech Republic (Pre-Trip Extension)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $216 PER DAY

Make the most of your included airfare by adding two more European countries to your passport — three nights in magnificent Prague, an elegant, Old World capital boasting many grand castles, and two nights in Bratislava, the delightful capital of Slovakia.

In Prague, you'll enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Jewish Quarter. En route to Bratislava, you'll stop in Brno, Czech Republic for a stroll with your city host. 

Then, in Bratislava, a baroque city along the Danube River cruise portion of your journey, you'll be captivated by the many historic treasures on a walking tour. To conclude your journey, you'll stop in the village of Dunaalmas, Hungary for a community hosted lunch, where you can help prepare the meal with guidance from your friendly hosts.

Your Price Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodations: 3 nights at the centrally located Superior First-Class Radisson Blu Hotel Prague (or similar); and 2 nights at the Sheraton Bratislava (or similar)
  • 7 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 7 included features and Cultural Connections: Dunaalmas community hosted lunch; Bratislava orientation walk; Bratislava walking tour; Brno orientation walk; Prague pub crawl; Prague Old Town & Jewish Quarter walking tour; and Prague Castle tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (except in customs)
  • Services of City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 1:

Depart home

Today, take an overnight flight from the U.S. bound for Prague, Czech Republic.

Day 2:

Arrive Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel, where you will have a welcome drink this evening. If you purchased your airport through Vantage, you'll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

Day 3:

Prague's religious highlights, and a castle tour

Get to know Prague on a walking tour featuring the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, you won't want to miss the tour Prague Castle, now the official residence of the President of Czech Republic, dating back to the 9th century.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 4:

A day at leisure in Prague

Enjoy a day to explore as you wish, shop, or relax. Perhaps you’ll delve into Prague’s avant-garde side, admiring the ironic and bizarre sculptures of David Černý such as the upside down King Wenceslas in the Lucerna Palace, the giant crawling babies on the Zizkov Television Tower, or Sigmund Freud hanging off a building by a flagpole. You might peer into St. Vitus Cathedral, or the Alphonse Mucha Museum to admire some art nouveau treasures. Later, embark on a fun pub crawl if you choose.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 5:

Head to Bratislava, but first an orientation walk in Brno

You’ll transfer from Prague to Bratislava today, stopping in the beautiful old town of Brno, Czech Republic for an orientation walk and lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Bratislava, you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 6:

Explore Bratislava on a walking tour

Get to know Bratislava today during a wonderful walking tour led by expert local guide. Bratislava is quite compact so it will be easy to explore further on your own this afternoon.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 7:

Lunch in Dunaalmás en route to Budapest, Hungary

Transfer from Bratislava to Budapest, stopping in the village of Dunaalmás, Hungary for a community-hosted lunch, where you can help prepare the meal with guidance from your friendly hosts.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Oberammergau Passion Play with Munich (June 18) (Pre-Trip Extension)

FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $499 PER DAY

Journey to the heart of Bavaria to experience a fairy-tale town that hosts a very special celebration once every decade. On this once-in-a-lifetime extension, be enchanted by a breathtaking village frozen in time, home to famous Lüftlmalerei wall paintings and wood carvings that depict traditional mythical stories. And, every ten years, the town puts on a Passion Play about the life of Jesus, fabled to have kept a plague at bay more than four centuries ago.

This year is even more unprecedented, as the current global state of affairs delayed the event from 2020 now to 2022. You'll have the opportunity to take part in this tradition that remains alive and well and has been an international allurement for the faithful and historians alike since 1634.

Not only will you have a seat on one of the most dramatic and unforgettable performances, you'll also be able to explore modern and storied Munich, and discover what makes this city so wonderful. Enjoy some of the best seats in the house on the Oberammergau Passion Play and more of the most enriching features on this spectacular extension in Germany.

Travel with Vantage for these exclusive features:

  • Best accommodations: Our regional hotels offer you the most deluxe experience, with 4-star lodgings in a better location than other travel companies — 2 nights accommodations at the Hilton Munich City (or similar) and 1 night in Oberammergau
  • The best seating and amenities: We’ll keep you comfortable with premium seating (with the best panoramic views!); deluxe seat cushions, blankets, and collectible pen lights to take home; a commemorative English-language booklet guide; and a local guide who can best further illuminate your discoveries!
  • The best values: All of this — including the Munich portion of your journey — comes at the best value in the deluxe travel industry today, with the lowest per-diems!
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Guided city tour of Munich
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.

Please be aware that extension itinerary varies by departure date. See Dates and Prices on the tour page online or call for details.

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Day 1:

Depart home

Depart the U.S. today with an overnight flight.

Day 2:

Marvelous Munich, Germany

Today you’ll arrive in Munich and have time to settle into your hotel before enjoying an included Welcome Drink and Dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

Day 3:

Explore the capital of Bavaria

Your panoramic tour of Munich this morning by coach includes all of the city’s highlights: the the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square and it’s neo-Gothic town hall, which features a glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts 16th century tales. Perhaps you’ll ask your City Host where to enjoy one of the city’s best brews, since it is renowned for its lively Oktoberfest celebration.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 4:

Oberammergau: The Main Event

Motorcoach transfer today will whisk you to charming Oberammergau, and its quaint village cottages, many of which are adorned with woodcarvings. You’ll have a bit of free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own before the main event: The Passion Play.

Held every 10 years for 42 decades, the world’s largest nonprofessional drama performance depicting the life and times of Christ means there are some very special laws in effect here. All participants, from speaking parts such as Jesus or Mary, right down to members of the choir and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years in order to participate in the summer’s 102 performances. No makeup is used and village men are required to grow a beard before the main event. Vantage has secured some of the best tickets—which often sell out up to a year in advance. Besides your seat for this fascinating spectacle, you’ll also get some collectible gifts, including a chair cushion for the 7-hour performance. But don’t worry, there is an intermission!

Afterwards, transfer to your local hotel to rest before departing the next day for Mainz.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 5:

Depart Oberammergau for Mainz

After breakfast, travel to Mainz. You'll stop in charming Ulm for lunch, with money provided by Vantage, before joining your base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Oberammergau Passion Play with Munich (August 3) (Pre-Trip Extension)

FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $499 PER DAY

Journey to the heart of Bavaria to experience a fairy-tale town that hosts a very special celebration once every decade. On this once-in-a-lifetime extension, be enchanted by a breathtaking village frozen in time, home to famous Lüftlmalerei wall paintings and wood carvings that depict traditional mythical stories. And, every ten years, the town puts on a Passion Play about the life of Jesus, fabled to have kept a plague at bay more than four centuries ago.

This year is even more unprecedented, as the current global state of affairs delayed the event from 2020 now to 2022. You'll have the opportunity to take part in this tradition that remains alive and well and has been an international allurement for the faithful and historians alike since 1634.

Not only will you have a seat on one of the most dramatic and unforgettable performances, you'll also be able to explore modern and storied Munich, and discover what makes this city so wonderful. Enjoy some of the best seats in the house on the Oberammergau Passion Play and more of the most enriching features on this spectacular extension in Germany.

Travel with Vantage for these exclusive features:

  • Best accommodations: Our regional hotels offer you the most deluxe experience, with 4-star lodgings in a better location than other travel companies — 2 nights accommodations in Oberammergau and 1 night at the Hilton Munich City (or similar)
  • The best seating and amenities: We’ll keep you comfortable with premium seating (with the best panoramic views!); deluxe seat cushions, blankets, and collectible pen lights to take home; a commemorative English-language booklet guide; and a local guide who can best further illuminate your discoveries!
  • The best values: All of this — including the Munich portion of your journey — comes at the best value in the deluxe travel industry today, with the lowest per-diems!
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Guided city tour of Munich
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.

Please be aware that extension itinerary varies by departure date. See Dates and Prices on the tour page online or call for details.

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Day 1:

Depart home

Leave today for your overnight flight to Germany.

Day 2:

Arrive in Munich, Germany, transfer to the Alps

You’ll arrive in Munich this morning then transfer via motorcoach to the charming village of Oberammergau, where you'll have lunch on your own. Enjoy a welcome briefing and orientation walk before an included dinner here.

Included meals:

Dinner

Day 3:

Experience the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau

This morning you’ll go into the city center, then enjoy lunch on your own before the main event: The Passion Play. This once-a-decade performance is a truly unforgettable experience based on centuries-old promise. Back in the 1630s, the village was facing a plague. The locals made a vow to perform a passion play every ten years, and miraculously, the village survived. So the villagers have fulfilled their pledge for hundreds of years, putting on an elaborate spectacle using only talent from Oberammergau itself.  Conveniently, the play is in two parts, and we’ll have an included dinner that provides a delightful interlude during which we can relax and discuss the play. This is an unforgettable experience, and you’ll be among a select group of people who have ever seen this rare event.

Please note: The starting time of the Passion Play will vary slightly based on the date of your departure.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 4:

Explore Munich, the heart of Bavaria

Today, you’ll depart Oberammergau and head back to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. It’s teeming with history and impressive architecture, not to mention being the site of one of the world’s most famous festivals: Oktoberfest. On a panoramic tour today, you’ll catch glimpses of historic sites like Frauenkirche — the city’s most famous church — as well as some of the dozens of museums here, which showcase everything from art to technology.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and a dinner and included drink at the hotel tonight.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 5:

Depart for Mainz and your base tour

After breakfast, travel to Mainz. You'll stop in charming Ulm for lunch, with money provided by Vantage, before joining your base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Oberammergau Passion Play with Munich (September 18) (Pre-Trip Extension)

FROM $2,299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $574 PER DAY

Journey to the heart of Bavaria to experience a fairy-tale town that hosts a very special celebration once every decade. On this once-in-a-lifetime extension, be enchanted by a breathtaking village frozen in time, home to famous Lüftlmalerei wall paintings and wood carvings that depict traditional mythical stories. And, every ten years, the town puts on a Passion Play about the life of Jesus, fabled to have kept a plague at bay more than four centuries ago.

This year is even more unprecedented, as the current global state of affairs delayed the event from 2020 now to 2022. You'll have the opportunity to take part in this tradition that remains alive and well and has been an international allurement for the faithful and historians alike since 1634.

Not only will you have a seat on one of the most dramatic and unforgettable performances, you'll also be able to explore modern and storied Munich, and discover what makes this city so wonderful. Enjoy some of the best seats in the house on the Oberammergau Passion Play and more of the most enriching features on this spectacular extension in Germany.

Travel with Vantage for these exclusive features:

  • Best accommodations: Our regional hotels offer you the most deluxe experience, with 4-star lodgings in a better location than other travel companies — 1 night accommodation at the Hilton Munich City (or similar) and 2 nights at a moderate deluxe hotel in Oberammergau
  • The best seating and amenities: We’ll keep you comfortable with premium seating (with the best panoramic views!); deluxe seat cushions, blankets, and collectible pen lights to take home; a commemorative English-language booklet guide; and a local guide who can best further illuminate your discoveries!
  • The best values: All of this — including the Munich portion of your journey — comes at the best value in the deluxe travel industry today, with the lowest per-diems!
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 Dinners
  • Guided city tour of Munich
  • Welcome Dinner
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.

Please be aware that extension itinerary varies by departure date. See Dates and Prices on the tour page online or call for details.

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Day 1:

Depart home

Leave today for your overnight flight to Germany.

Day 2:

Arrive in Munich, Germany, unwind, and enjoy dinner

You'll arrive in this culturally and historically rich city and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an included Welcome Drink and Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Dinner

Day 3:

Explore Munich, the heart of Bavaria

Today, you’ll embark on a panoramic city tour of Munich. The capital of Bavaria is teeming with history and impressive architecture, not to mention being the site of one of the world’s most famous festivals: Oktoberfest. You’ll catch glimpses of historic sites like Frauenkirche — the city’s most famous church — as well as some of the dozens of museums here, which showcase everything from art to technology. This afternoon, transfer to the charming village of Oberammergau, nestled in the mountains. You’ll have an orientation walk before your included dinner.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 4:

Experience the famous Passion Play in Oberammergau

You’ll head into the city center this morning and have some time at leisure before the main event: the Passion Play. This once-a-decade performance is a truly unforgettable experience based on centuries-old promise. Back in the 1630s, the village was facing a plague. The locals made a vow to perform a passion play every ten years, and miraculously, the village survived. So the villagers have fulfilled their pledge for hundreds of years, putting on an elaborate spectacle using only talent from Oberammergau itself.  Conveniently, the play is in two parts, and we’ll have an included dinner that provides a delightful interlude during which we can relax and discuss the play. This is an unforgettable experience, and you’ll be among a select group of people who have ever seen this rare event.

Please note: The starting time of the Passion Play will vary based on the date of your departure.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 5:

Depart for Mainz and your base tour

After breakfast, travel to Mainz. You'll stop in charming Ulm for lunch, with money provided by Vantage, before joining your base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Bratislava, Slovakia & Prague, Czech Republic (Post-Trip Extension)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $217 PER DAY

Make the most of your included airfare by adding two more European countries to your passport — three nights in magnificent Prague, an elegant, Old World capital boasting many grand castles, and two nights in Bratislava, the delightful capital of Slovakia.

In Prague, you'll enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Jewish Quarter. En route to Bratislava, you'll stop in Brno, Czech Republic for a stroll with your city host. 

Then, in Bratislava, a baroque city along the Danube River cruise portion of your journey, you'll be captivated by the many historic treasures on a walking tour. To conclude your journey, you'll stop in the village of Dunaalmas, Hungary for a community hosted lunch, where you can help prepare the meal with guidance from your friendly hosts.

Your Price Includes:

  • 5 nights accommodations: 3 nights at the centrally located Superior First-Class Radisson Blu Hotel Prague (or similar); and 2 nights at the Sheraton Bratislava (or similar)
  • 7 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 7 included features and Cultural Connections: Dunaalmas community hosted lunch; Bratislava orientation walk; Bratislava walking tour; Brno orientation walk; Prague pub crawl; Prague Old Town & Jewish Quarter walking tour; and Prague Castle tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (except in customs)
  • Services of City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 16:

Lunch in Dunaalmás en route to Bratislava, Slovakia

Transfer from Budapest to Bratislava, with a stop in Dunaalmás for a community-hosted lunch. Upon arrival in Bratislava, you'll embark on a guided orientation walk of the city before transferring to your hotel.

Included meals:

Lunch

Day 17:

Explore Bratislava on a walking tour

Get to know Bratislava today during a wonderful walking tour. Enjoy the rest of your day to explore at your own pace.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 18:

Head to Prague, but first an orientation walk in Brno

You’ll transfer from Bratislava to Prague today, stopping in the beautiful old town of Brno, Czech Republic for an orientation walk and lunch on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 19:

Prague's religious highlights, and a pub crawl

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour through Prague's famous Old Town and Jewish Quarters with your local guide. You'll have the afternoon to explore on your own. Later, embark on a fun pub crawl if you choose. Dinner is on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 20:

Inside Prague Castle, and an afternoon at leisure

Today, enjoy fascinating Prague at your leisure. Don't miss the castle, now the official residence of the President of Czech Republic, it dates back to the 9th century. Later, enjoy a farewell drink and dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 21:

Return home

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the local airport and return home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Oberammergau Passion Play with Munich (June 19) (Post-Trip Extension)

FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $500 PER DAY

Journey to the heart of Bavaria to experience a fairy-tale town that hosts a very special celebration once every decade. On this once-in-a-lifetime extension, be enchanted by a breathtaking village frozen in time, home to famous Lüftlmalerei wall paintings and wood carvings that depict traditional mythical stories. And, every ten years, the town puts on a Passion Play about the life of Jesus, fabled to have kept a plague at bay more than four centuries ago.

This year is even more unprecedented, as the current global state of affairs delayed the event from 2020 now to 2022. You'll have the opportunity to take part in this tradition that remains alive and well and has been an international allurement for the faithful and historians alike since 1634.

Not only will you have a seat on one of the most dramatic and unforgettable performances, you'll also be able to explore modern and storied Munich, and discover what makes this city so wonderful. Enjoy some of the best seats in the house on the Oberammergau Passion Play and more of the most enriching features on this spectacular extension in Germany.

Travel with Vantage for these exclusive features:

  • Best accommodations: Our regional hotels offer you the most deluxe experience, with 4-star lodgings in a better location than other travel companies — 1 night accommodation in Oberammergau, and 2 nights at Hilton Munich City (or similar)
  • The best seating and amenities: We’ll keep you comfortable with premium seating (with the best panoramic views!); deluxe seat cushions, blankets, and collectible pen lights to take home; a commemorative English-language booklet guide; and a local guide who can best further illuminate your discoveries!
  • The best values: All of this — including the Munich portion of your journey — comes at the best value in the deluxe travel industry today, with the lowest per-diems!
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Guided city tour of Munich
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.

Please be aware that extension itinerary varies by departure date. See Dates and Prices on the tour page online or call for details.

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Day 16:

Oberammergau: The Main Event

Today, bid travelers on your base tour Auf Wiedersehen and board a motorcoach bound for the charming village of Oberammergau, where you’ll enjoy the main event: The Passion Play.

Held every 10 years for 42 decades, the world’s largest nonprofessional drama performance depicting the life and times of Christ means there are some very special laws in effect here. All participants, from speaking parts such as Jesus or Mary, right down to members of the choir and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years in order to participate in the summer’s 102 performances. No makeup is used and village men are required to grow a beard before the main event. Vantage has secured some of the best tickets — which often sell out up to a year in advance. Besides your seat for this fascinating spectacle, you’ll also get some collectible gifts, including a chair cushion for the 7-hour performance. But don’t worry, there is an intermission!

After the show, transfer back to your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 17:

Experience the magic of Munich . . .

Depart Oberammergau this morning for Munich, where you’ll arrive at lunchtime. Explore the city center and enjoy lunch on your own before a panoramic tour of Munich by coach. It will include most of the city’s highlights: the the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square and it’s neo-Gothic town hall, which features a glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts 16th century tales. Perhaps you’ll ask your City Host where to enjoy one of the city’s best brews, since it is renowned for its lively Oktoberfest celebration.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and dinner independently tonight. 

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 18:

Beautiful Bavaria

Today is yours to further explore the city. Tonight enjoy dinner and a drink in the hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 19:

Depart Munich Airport

This morning you’ll depart from the Munich Airport bound back home to the U.S.A.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Oberammergau Passion Play with Munich (September 20) (Post-Trip Extension)

FROM $2,299 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $575 PER DAY

Journey to the heart of Bavaria to experience a fairy-tale town that hosts a very special celebration once every decade. On this once-in-a-lifetime extension, be enchanted by a breathtaking village frozen in time, home to famous Lüftlmalerei wall paintings and wood carvings that depict traditional mythical stories. And, every ten years, the town puts on a Passion Play about the life of Jesus, fabled to have kept a plague at bay more than four centuries ago.

This year is even more unprecedented, as the current global state of affairs delayed the event from 2020 now to 2022. You'll have the opportunity to take part in this tradition that remains alive and well and has been an international allurement for the faithful and historians alike since 1634.

Not only will you have a seat on one of the most dramatic and unforgettable performances, you'll also be able to explore modern and storied Munich, and discover what makes this city so wonderful. Enjoy some of the best seats in the house on the Oberammergau Passion Play and more of the most enriching features on this spectacular extension in Germany.

Travel with Vantage for these exclusive features:

  • Best accommodations: Our regional hotels offer you the most deluxe experience, with 4-star lodgings in a better location than other travel companies — 2 nights accommodations in Oberammergau and 1 night at the Hilton Munich City (or similar)
  • The best seating and amenities: We’ll keep you comfortable with premium seating (with the best panoramic views!); deluxe seat cushions, blankets, and collectible pen lights to take home; a commemorative English-language booklet guide; and a local guide who can best further illuminate your discoveries!
  • The best values: All of this — including the Munich portion of your journey — comes at the best value in the deluxe travel industry today, with the lowest per-diems!
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 3 dinners
  • Guided city tour of Munich
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.

Please be aware that extension itinerary varies by departure date. See Dates and Prices on the tour page online or call for details.

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Day 16:

Depart Mainz for Oberammergau

Today, bid travelers on your base tour Auf Wiedersehen and board a motorcoach bound for the charming village of Oberammergau. You’ll have lunch en route, with lunch boxes provided, before arriving this afternoon. Your City Host will lead an orientation walk here, and then you’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner in your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 17:

Let the magic begin . . .

This morning you’ll take motorcoach transfer into the city center and enjoy lunch on your own before the main event: The Passion Play.

Held every 10 years for 42 decades, the world’s largest nonprofessional drama performance depicting the life and times of Christ means there are some very special laws in effect here. All participants, from speaking parts such as Jesus or Mary, right down to members of the choir and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years in order to participate in the summer’s 102 performances. No makeup is used and village men are required to grow a beard before the main event. Vantage has secured some of the best tickets — which often sell out up to a year in advance. Besides your seat for this fascinating spectacle, you’ll also get some collectible gifts, including a chair cushion for the 7-hour performance (conducted in English). But don’t worry, there is an intermission!

After the show, transfer back to your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 18:

Magnificent Munich

Depart Oberammergau this morning for Munich, where you’ll arrive at lunchtime. Explore the city center and enjoy lunch on your own before a panoramic tour of Munich by coach. It will include most of the city’s highlights: the the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square and it’s neo-Gothic town hall, which features a glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts 16th century tales. Perhaps you’ll ask your City Host where to enjoy one of the city’s best brews, since it is renowned for its lively Oktoberfest celebration.

Tonight, enjoy a lively dinner at your hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 19:

Depart Munich Airport

This morning you’ll depart from the Munich Airport bound back home to the U.S.A.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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