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Oberammergau Passion Play
Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th July 2020

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Early Booking Offer
Book by 31st January 2019
for a reduced price

Package Prices

3 night fully escorted tour
from Jersey/Guernsey
from only £1479 per person*

*Inclusive price. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room. Price includes 2 nights half-board and an extra 3 course meal during the play interval. After 31st January 2019 package will revert to original selling price of £1549. Payments can be made in installments, see Terms & Conditions for more details. Single supplement of £500 applies, in a double for sole occupancy room. Please note that we only have a limited amount of Solo travellers’ spaces on each tour. Book before the 31st of January 2019 and get a £30 discount on your single supplement.

The Passion Play of Oberammergau, Germany

3 night fully escorted tour

Direct tour from Jersey & Guernsey

Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th July 2020

Also departing Tuesday 28th – Friday 31st July 2020

A play of life and death, promised in a moment of mortal threat - so the history of the Oberammergau Passion Play began in 1633.

A truly special occurrence, performed only every 10 years, Oberammergau's Passion Play promises the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Bavarian countryside, you'll have the convenience of direct flights and enough spare time to really experience this wonderful part of the world.

Don't miss this opportunity, or you'll be waiting until 2030 to see it again!

Please call us on
01534 496 687
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Oberammergau Passion Play

If you would like to print a poster for this tour to put up in your local church or parish hall, you can download the Oberammergau Tour Poster here.

Tour Highlights

  • Direct return flights from the Channel Islands to Memmingen, Germany
  • Be mesmerised by the depiction of the life of Christ at this moving event
  • Experience the play from 2nd category seats, offering ample view of the spectacle
  • Learn about Oberammergau with a guided tour including the Heritage Museum
  • Enjoy time at leisure to discover Bavarian alpine life
  • 3 nights B&B in two 4* hotels located close to Oberammergau
  • 3 course dinners at your hotel on 2 nights
  • Three course meal during the interval of the Passion Play at a local restaurant
  • Be part of an unforgettable experience with a choice of 2 departure dates
  • Bontour Tour Manager, local guides and fully equipped coach

What's included in the tour

  • Direct flights to Memmingen, Germany from Jersey and Guernsey
  • 2nd Category tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Translation booklet for the Passion Play
  • Guided walking tour of Oberammergau and visit of the heritage museum
  • 2 nights B&B in a 4* hotel close to Oberammergau
  • 1 night B&B in a 4* hotel in Nesselwang, a typical Bavarian town
  • 3 course dinner at the hotel on 2 nights
  • 3 course meal during the interval of the Passion Play
  • All tours and transfers as stated on the itinerary
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout

The Oberammergau Story

Nearly 400 years ago in Germany the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either.

In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to die of the plague anymore. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today. In 2020 the 42nd Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau.

Oberammergau Stage

Travel

Jersey or Guernsey to Memmingen, Germany.

Flight will be operated by Blue Islands on-board an ATR 72. Jersey flights will stop-over in Guernsey: outbound passengers will remain on the plane, inbound Jersey passengers will be required to pass through customs before continuing their journey.

Flight times will be day time flights still to be confirmed nearer the departure.

Outbound, flights from Jersey will stop-over in Guernsey, passengers will remain on the plane, before continuing on to Memmingen. On the return journey all passengers must disembark in Guernsey where Jersey passengers must pass through customs before continuing their journey.

20kg of hold luggage and one cabin bag up to 5kg (maximum 55cm length x 35cm width x 20cm height including wheels and handles) is included in your package price.

In addition to your cabin bag you may also carry one small personal item such as a handbag or laptop bag/briefcase (this item must be smaller than the standard item). The combined weight of both cabin bags must not exceed 10kg.

On-board there is a selection of sweet and savoury snacks along with soft or alcoholic drinks available to purchase on-board from the in-flight menu. Payment is accepted in cash or card.

Flight Times

Jersey flights will stop-over in Guernsey: outbound passengers will remain on the plane, inbound passengers will be required to pass through customs.

Your flights will be with Blue Islands on-board an ATR 72.

Outbound Flight – Saturday 25th July 2020

  • Jersey – Guernsey 09.00 – 09.20
  • Guernsey – Memmingen 09.40 – 13.10

Return Flight – Tuesday 28th July 2020

  • Memmingen - Guernsey 17.30 – 19.00
  • Guernsey - Jersey - 19.20 – 19.40

Please note: Flight times are subject to securing airport slots and are subject to change.

Seating Plan

You can view the seating plan for the Oberammergau Passion Play below. Category 2 seats, which are included in the package, are displayed in light yellow.

Passion Play

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Channel Islands to Memmingen, Germany

Travellers from Jersey will depart on Saturday 25th July, with their Tour Manager, on a convenient daytime flight (times yet to be announced) and will travel to Guernsey where they will stay on the plane. Guernsey travellers will board the flight and then fly direct to Memmingen, Germany. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Bad Kohlgrub, close to Oberammergau. After check in, you will have dinner in the hotel (included) and then have the evening at leisure to enjoy your new Bavarian surroundings.

Bad Kohlgrub is a wonderful small town village approximately 15 minutes’ drive from Oberammergau that offers hiking, culture and gastronomy. Beautiful views are at the heart of this provincial region surrounded by mountains and wooden houses.

All hotels are subject to change and won’t be confirmed until autumn 2019. All hotels will be of a 4* standard.

Bad Kohlgrub

Day 2: Oberammergau and the Passion Play

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before being taken on a guided tour of Oberammergau. The tour will give you a true sense of a typical Bavarian Alpine village. You’ll get the opportunity to be introduced to the history of the Passion Play and visit the small local heritage museum where you will also learn about typical Bavarian painting that adorn the town. This tour is on foot.

After the morning tour you will have time at leisure in the village and for lunch before the Passion Play begins at 2.30pm. Oberammergau is famous for wood carvings so why not go and pick up a small memento of your visit to take home with you!

A unique event and a once in a life-time opportunity; this is a play of life and death that first began in 1633. The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play began when the villagers vowed that if God spared them from the plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. 2020 will be the 42nd year of the Passion Play when you can enjoy what is now the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance. More than 2,000 villagers will enact the story of Christ on the impressive open-air stage of the Passion Play Theatre in Oberammergau. The performance is brought to life in front of your eyes through actors, a choir and an orchestra.

Passion Play

The village expects around 500,000 visitors from all around the world, half of which will be international guests.

The play is delivered in German and you will be supplied with a translation booklet to help better understand what you’ll be seeing. The spectacular play will unfold before your eyes within the setting of a stage that was first erected in 1930 and has seen little alteration since.

The play will continue through 5 acts before a 3 hour interval that begins at 5.00pm and the play reconvenes at 8.00pm. At this point you will be transferred by coach to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a 3 course meal (included), whilst you digest the first half of the Passion Play. You’ll be whisked back to the theatre in good time to enjoy the second half of the play that concludes at 10.30pm. You will then be transferred back to your hotel by coach.

Day 3: Nesselwang and the heart of Bavaria

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before checking-out and being transferred by coach to Nesselwang, a typical Bavarian town 1 hour from Bad Kohlgrup. The name of your 4* hotel is yet to be announced.

Nesselwang is a beautiful end to your Bavarian experience: an often photographed destination and tourist resort at the foot of the Alps in Allgäu. This stunning alpine market town will be your viewing terrace in a fairy-tale area and you can enjoy its steep mountain views, rolling hills, colourful flower meadows and deep blue lakes.

Nesselwang

This day will be at leisure to enjoy a slice of Bavarian life at your own pace maybe accompanied by a slice of Prinzregententorte, a traditional layered Bavarian cake.

Should you wish to explore the region further, in January 2019 we will have for you optional excursions that can be enjoyed on Day 3 and they can be added to your itinerary at an additional cost.

This evening dinner in your hotel is included and you will have your evening at leisure.

Day 4: Memmingen to the Channel Islands

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before being transferred back to Memmingen (approx. 40 minute transfer) for your return flight to Jersey, via Guernsey. Flight times will be daytime flights and will be confirmed shortly. Guernsey travellers will disembark before the plane continues to its final destination of Jersey.

Please note:

  • The currency in Germany is the Euro.
  • Please bring suitable clothing and keep hydrated. The temperature in Oberammergau is, on average in July, a pleasant 21° although the evenings can be cooler with the mountain air.
  • We advise you should be able to walk for up to one hour at a leisurely pace to be able to enjoy this tour to the full. There may be some steady inclines / declines.
  • We strongly recommend that you have a valid insurance policy in place. C. I. Travel Group is working in partnership with Cherry Godfrey. Please check the Terms and Conditions of this tour for more information.

This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

Terms & Conditions

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  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £500 applies, in a double for sole occupancy room. Please note that we only have a limited amount of Solo travellers’ spaces on each tour. Book before the 31st of January 2019 and get a £30 discount on your single supplement
  • The tour is reliant on minimum numbers of 50 people per departure date to go ahead. If the tour cannot go ahead due to not meeting the minimum number commitment you will be notified at the latest by the 2nd April 2019 and your deposit will be returned.
  • You will need a valid passport to travel
  • A Bontour Tour Manager will be available throughout your holiday and a local guide will accompany the tour
  • Baggage allowance: 1 hold luggage at 20kg per person plus 1 piece of hand luggage (6 kg).
  • We strongly recommend that you have a valid insurance policy before you travel. C. I. Travel Group is working in partnership with Cherry Godfrey. Please visit Cherry Godfrey to complete the online form or please call 01481 711666, ask for the 'Travel Insurance Department' and quote C. I. Travel Group to get your tailored quote. We do recommend that you purchase a travel insurance policy as soon as possible. Cherry Godfrey offer cover from 18 months prior to travel.
  • Please note that all hotels are subject to change and won’t be confirmed until Autumn 2019. All hotels will be of a 4* standard.

Payment Scheme

  • A non-refundable deposit of £100 per person is due at time of booking
  • An additional £400 per person is due on the 2nd April 2019
  • £430 per person is due on the 30th October 2019
  • £400 per person is due on the 25th April 2020
  • The full balance of your holiday is due on the 1st June 2020
  • Additional payments can be made at any time.

Flights

  • Flight times will be announced at a later stage, these will be daytime flights
  • From Jersey to Memmingen, the flight will stop in Guernsey for 15 minutes. Jersey passengers will remain on the aircraft.
  • From Memmingen to Jersey, the flight will stop in Guernsey and Jersey passengers must pass through customs before flying back to Jersey.

Early Booking Offer
Book by 31st January 2019
for a reduced price

Package Prices

3 night fully escorted tour
from Jersey/Guernsey
from only £1479 per person*

*Inclusive price. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room. Price includes 2 nights half-board and an extra 3 course meal during the play interval. After 31st January 2019 package will revert to original selling price of £1549. Payments can be made in installments, see Terms & Conditions for more details. Single supplement of £500 applies, in a double for sole occupancy room. Please note that we only have a limited amount of Solo travellers’ spaces on each tour. Book before the 31st of January 2019 and get a £30 discount on your single supplement.