German Highlights: Oberammergau Passion Play and the Rhine Valley!
Following your cultural excursion to the Oberammergau Passion Play, head to the stunning Rhine Valley. Here you’ll find picturesque riverside town and a castle every few miles. Cruise along the River, perhaps passing the Loreley. Why not learn about her legend?
You can also enjoy the equally beautiful Moselle Valley, with an excursion to Cochem. In Cochem, a dramatic castle perches over the town overlooking the tangle of streets. The pastel building lined waterways encapsulate the Moselle Valley’s beauty. Once you’re here, you can easily explore many of the area’s beautiful riverside town. Equally, you can take to the air. Ascend over the valley on a cable car and take in the magnificent panoramic views. Additionally, the hillsides are covered in vines and wine tastings make for a pleasant and leisurely afternoon. With no shortage of locally-produce wines, it’s little wonder that the Rhine and Moselle Valleys are among Germany’s most popular tourist destinations!
Suggested itinerary for groups
Day 1: Arrive in Oberammergau
Fly from a number of UK airports direct to Munich Airport with both scheduled and low-cost airlines. We can arrange transfers between the airport and your hotel in Oberammergau or the surrounding area, where you will enjoy two nights’ half-board accommodation.
Take the Eurostar from London, Ashford or Ebbsfleet to Paris-Nord. Connect on to TGV or ICE trains to Stuttgart, where you can change for Munich. We can arrange transfers between Munich Main Station and your hotel for the Oberammergau Passion Play.
Depart from your home town and travel to Munich by coach, with a stopover en route. We can arrange short-sea Dover-Calais / Dunkirk ferry crossings or Eurotunnel crossings from Folkestone-Calais. Alternatively, take the overnight ferry from Hull-Zeebrugge / Rotterdam, Newcastle-IJmuiden or Harwich-Hook of Holland.
Day 2: Passion Play 2020
In the morning, explore the village of Oberammergau at your leisure, before your inclusive lunch. Afterwards, take your seat for the first part of the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play, with part 2 commencing after dinner.
Day 3: Travel to the Rhine Valley
Head towards the Rhine Valley to your chosen resort for the next four nights. Familiarise yourself with the area and the hotel’s facilities.
Day 4: Full day Rüdesheim and Rhine Cruise
Drive to Sankt Goar to view the famous cuckoo clock. Visit the village of Bacharach and then on to Rüdesheim to explore the Drosselgasse. Take a cruise along the Rhine back to Boppard.
Day 5: At leisure
A day to relax and enjoy your hotel and surroundings.
Day 6: Full day Cochem and Moselle cruise
Drive to Cochem and explore the city before enjoying a cruise and visit to a vineyard for wine tasting.
Day 7: Travel back to the UK
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