GERMANY’S CULTURAL CITIES AND THE ROMANTIC ROAD OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

This enchanting journey offers the best in Germany. Travel to some of the country’s most iconic cities, view its stunning countryside and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.

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This enchanting journey offers the best in Germany. Travel to some of the country’s most iconic cities, view its stunning countryside and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.

Airline tickets are purchased 45 days prior to departure and become the property of the passenger. They are valid for one year and not refundable by Sunshine Tours. Trip insurance is available to you on this tour for $500/person.

*PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR*

Final Payment Due By May 3, 2020

Tour Features

  • Motorcoach Transportation to Airport
  • Round Trip Jet Transportation
  • 12 Nights Hotel Accomodations
  • Admission to All Listed Attractions
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • Services of a Tour Director

Highlights From This Tour!

Tour Itinerary

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1 OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

We pick you up today and make our way to Charlotte, NC where we will catch our flight to Berlin, Germany where we will spend the next three nights.

2 BERLIN, GERMANY

Your tour opens in Berlin. This city blends a deep history, a modern flair, and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, we join our fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

3 BERLIN

This morning enjoy a traditional city tour that features Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfürstendamm, the Reichstag building and a stop at “Checkpoint Charlie,” the bestknown Berlin Wall crossing point between east and west Berlin during the Cold War.

4 BERLIN / LÜBECK / HAMBURG

Your destination is Hamburg with its winding canals and impressive harbor that has made it a center of trade for centuries. En Route, make a stop in the medieval Hanseatic League town of Lübeck, the famed birthplace of Marzipan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a local guide for a tour of the town and have a chance to visit Café Niederegger to shop for the Marzipan they have been making for 200 years. Arrive in Hamburg. Tonight, enjoy dinner out on the town.

5 HAMBURG

Come to know the city on the panoramic tour that showcases the Rathaus (Town Hall), The Alster, St. Michaelis Church, The City Center, the beautiful Jungfernstieg promenade and, of course, the port of Hamburg – dubbed “the Gateway of the World.” Later it’s your choice! Board a harbor boat for a narrated cruise around the massive Hamburg shipping port highlighting the key maritime sights -OR- embark on a relaxing boat cruise on Alster Lake to take in stunning views of the shoreline dotted with the homes of Hamburg’s elite. Later we gather for a walking tour of the Reeperbahn area, Hamburg’s red-light district, immortalized as the place where the Beatles cultivated their fame in the 1960s. Join in the fun with your “Singing and Ukulele playing local Beatles expert” and travel down memory lane.

6 HAMBURG / BREMAN / HAMELIN

Today’s first stop is in Bremen, at the beginning of the Fairy Tale Road. Join a local guide for a walking tour of this quaint town featuring the musicians of Brothers Grimm fame, the Town Hall (UNESCO), and the medieval Schnoor district. Later, travel to Hamelin, made famous by the Pied Piper legend from the stories of the Brothers Grimm. Feel like you have stepped into a storybook when the “Pied Piper of Hamelin” plays delightful tunes while he leads you on a discovery walk through Hamelin with its Charming Tudor-style architecture.

7 HAMELIN / TRENDELBURG AND SABABURG CASTLES / KASSEL / MARBURG

This morning you are transported back to childhood as you come face to face with the real-life places that inspired the fairy tale classics. First, meet a local storyteller at the famed “Repunzel’s Castle” – Trendelburg. Continue on the Reinhardswald home to Sleeping Beauty’s castle – Sababurg. Have time to explore the enchanting grounds before traveling to Kassel, home of the Brothers Grimm Museum. At the museum, an expert will lead you on a tour through the interactive displays. That brings you through the life of the Grimm brothers. Journey to the medieval university town of Marburg with its endless alleys and stairways that lead to the castle perched above.

8 MARBURG / WÜRZBURG / ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER

Journey to the perfectly preserved medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, located in the middle of the famous Romantic Road and in the heart of the Franconia wine region. En route, make a stop in Wüzburg, a Bavarian wine town known for its lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture. Enjoy time to explore the town on your own before continuing to Rothenburg, located hight on the plateau overlooking the Tauber River. Arrive at your city center hotel, the perfect location to discover this captivating town. Take an evening stroll to a local restaurant where you’ll enjoy a tasting of local wines followed by a traditional German dinner. Later, join a colorfully costumed local expert for the famous “Night Watchman” walking tour of the medieval town.

9 ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER / IT’S YOUR CHOICE

Join in a walk to a local bakery to make “schneeball” pastries – snowballs – a favorite treat of the locals! -OR- tour the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum. Later we gather to spend time at the famous Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum where you will be treated to a private tour, enjoy an ornament-making demonstration and shop for handmade Christmas ornaments. The remainder of the is at leisure.

10 ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER / NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE / OBERAMMERGAU

Today we make our way through mountains and along winding country roads for a tour inside the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by the “Crazy” King Ludwig II, it’s the most photographed castle in Germany. Next, continue to the quaint, picturesque village of Oberammergau.

11 OBERAMMERGAU / PASSION PLAY

This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance the cast start to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.

12 OBERAMMERGAU / MUNICH

Today we travel to Munich, the exciting capital of Bavaria. Feel the energy of this lively city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, The world-famous Glockenspiel; and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cafés. Enjoy time to explore Munich before gathering with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of your memorable trip.

13 HOMEWARD BOUND

This morning we travel to the airport and depart for home with many fond memories of Germany!

13 Days

Pricing

Lodging & Tour

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double
$8,995.00
single
$11,495.00
Area 6 pricing
double
$8,955.00
single
$11,495.00

Deposit

$750 Per Person

Deposit

$750 Per Person (Area 6)

Upcoming Tour Dates

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August 31st 2020 - September 12th 2020
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