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Oberammergau and Castles of Bavaria

London Return

Trip Code: RJTBAE10
10 Days
17 Meals
3 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 9 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
  • 17 meals – Enjoy 9 breakfasts, 2 Eurostar lunches and 6 dinners
  • Standard Premier Class on Eurostar
  • Gold seating tickets to The Passion Play Performance
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

Large group of actors performing a passion play, Germany

Oberammergau Passion Play

Enjoy Gold seating at The Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every decade since the 17th century.

Huge fairytale castle and surrounding lush green region, Germany

Visit Neuschwantstein Castle

Discover the glorious Neuschwanstein Castle, the famous inspiration for Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' castle.

Small train travelling alongside alps, Germany

Board the Zugspitze Railway

Journey through charming Bavarian villages aboard the Zugspitze Railway to the peak of Germany's highest mountain.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Porterage is not included
  • A four-star hotel in Oberammergau will be confirmed closer to departure date
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Europe Map RJTBAE10 2019
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Insider Experience

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Arrive into London and be transferred to your hotel. Tonight, savour a delicious dinner.

Stay: London, Ambassadors Bloomsbury

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  • Dinner
Double decker red bus enroute with parliament building in the background

After breakfast, transfer to London St Pancras International and board the Eurostar to Paris where you will transfer to Stuttgart by First Class rail. Upon arrival check in to your hotel, located close to the station and enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Stuttgart, Maritim Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, after breakfast, travel to the village of Füssen on Germany's Romantic Road for a four night stay. After checking in, you will have time to explore this picture book village, on the Lech River at the base of the Alps. Take in the colourful houses, medieval walls, and historic churches before dinner this evening.

Stay: Four Nights, Füssen, 4-Star Hotel Schlosskrone

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Today you will enjoy an enthralling journey on the Zugspitze Railway which ascends the summit of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.


On today’s rail adventure you will pass through charming Bavarian villages with 'chocolate box' railway stations. Straddling ancient mountains, the Zugspitze Railway is scenic and beautiful. The final leg is by cable car which takes you over the forests to the summit, where you will have free time to enjoy the views. The Zugspitze Mountain is instantly identifiable by its unique shape as it looms over the valley and forests below.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your travels today will take you to the glorious Neuschwanstein Castle. Nestled in the Alps, it is a stunning sight, with a storied history. The castle is famously the inspiration for the 'Sleeping Beauty' castle which makes up part of the Disney logo. Neuschwanstein was designed by Ludwig II of Bavaria, who was sadly killed in suspicious circumstances before it was completed. You will also visit the delightful yellow castle of Hohenschwangau in the pretty village of Schwangau. It was the childhood home of the Ludwig II and looks more like a country palace rather than the castle it claims to be. The honey coloured walls make this an iconic building, and both the exterior, interior and garden areas are a joy to discover.

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  • Breakfast

Today, you are at leisure to enjoy the charms of the quintessentially Bavarian village of Füssen. Dating back to the Roman Empire, this historic town is filled with delightful buildings with rust-coloured red roofs and squares lined with bars, cafés and restaurants. Well worth a visit is the pretty St. Mang's Abbey, an old Benedictine Monastery, or perhaps enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the sparkling clear waters of pristine Forggensee lake, engulfed by majestic mountain peaks.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy the undisputed highlight of your tour, the Oberammergau Passion Play. Your Gold seating tickets grant you front and centre position.


This morning, travel to Oberammergau and check-in to your hotel. After settling in, it will be time to take your seats for the performance of the Passion Play. The play was first created in the 17th century by the villagers who promised God that if Oberammergau was spared from the ravages of the bubonic plague, they would put on a play every ten years, detailing the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the story goes, the village was saved, and since then, Oberammergau has organised a production each decade, apart from a brief break during World War II. The performance is split into two halves, with each half lasting three hours. Spend the rest of the day here, enjoying a special dinner during the two-hour break.

Stay: Oberammergau, premium hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Exterior of building with painted murals and church tower in the background with trees in foliage

Depart Oberammergau this morning, travelling by rail to Munich, then continuing on to Nuremberg. After transferring to your hotel, you may wish to venture out and explore a little of Nuremberg's medieval streets and its fascinating history. Founded on important trade routes, Nuremberg lies in the shadow of an enormous castle made up of various buildings and keeps.

Stay: Nuremberg, premium hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Depart Nuremberg this morning, travelling in First Class to Frankfurt before connecting with the Eurostar back to London.

Stay: London, Ambassadors Bloomsbury

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After breakfast your journey comes to an end with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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