Perkiomen Tours presents Oberammergau Passion Play with Germany's Cultural Cities & the Romantic Road!
Join Perkiomen Tours and Discover German's Cultural Cities & the Romantic Road with Oberammergau Passion Play!
Tour Highlights Include:
Pied Piper Tour
Fairytale Princess Castles
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Night Watchman Tour
Oberammergau Passion Play
19 Meals Included
Roundtrip Air Transportation
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Fully escorted by Collette Vacations from Berlin to Munich
This enchanting journey offers the best of Germany. Travel to some of the country's most iconic cities, view its stunning countryside and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play. Perkiomen Tours will provide transportation to Philadelphia International Airport. We will have an overnight flight to Berlin, Germany.
Berlin, Germany - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Berlin. This city blends a deep history, a modern flare and multi-cultural influences. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
This morning enjoy a traditional city tour that features Charlottenburg Palace, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Schoenberg City Hall, Kurfuerstendamm, the Reichstag building and a stop at "Checkpoint Charlie," the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War.
Berlin - Lübeck - Hamburg
Your destination is Hamburg with its winding canals and impressive harbor that have 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.
Come to know the city on a 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 to 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 early 1960s. Join in the fun with your "singing and ukulele playing local Beatles expert" and travel down memory lane.
Hamburg - Bremen - 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.
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 "Rapunzel's Castle" - Trendelburg. Continue on to Reinhardswald, home to Sleeping Beauty's castle - Sababurg. Have time to explore the enchanting grounds before traveling to Kassel, home to the Brothers Grimm Museum. At the museum, an expert will lead you on a tour through the interactive displays that bring 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.
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 Würzburg, 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 high on a 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 this medieval town.
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 day is at leisure.
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 is the most photographed castle in Germany. Next, continue to the quaint, picturesque village of Oberammergau.
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.
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.
*Due to unforeseen schedule changes, witnessing the performance of the Glockenspiel might not be possible.
Munich - Tour Ends
This morning your tour comes to a close. Perkiomen Tours will transfer you from the Philadelphia International Airport back to Pennsburg.
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
A non-refundable deposit of $1,250 per person (which includes cancellation waiver and insurance) is due upon reservation in order to confirm a seat on this tour.
A second deposit of $1,500 per person is due August 3, 2019.
Final payment is due April 4, 2020.
Travel Insurance - Insurance is included in the cost of this tour through Collette Vacations. Detailed information regarding the insurance is available upon request.
Roundtrip Motorcoach Transfers from Pennsburg to and from the Airport
First Class Accommodations throughout the Tour
All Ground Transportation and Sightseeing Admissions as indicated in the Itinerary
All Departure Taxes
All Hotel Taxes and Surcharges
Meals Listed on the Itinerary Indicated by: B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
Items Not Included:
Airline Checked Bag Fees (payable at the airport)
Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
Items of a Personal Nature Like: Phone Calls, Laundry, Medical Assistance and Gratuities to Drivers, Collette Tour Directors, Guides and Hotel Housekeeping.
Airline fuel surcharges, fees, taxes, etc. are subject to change without notice & may result in additional charges
Please note: All known taxes and fees have been included in the listed prices. Airlines do reserve the right to pass along changes or increases, etc. including fuel surcharges as deemed necessary and without prior notification. If this should occur, it may result in additional charges to each traveler.
Proof of Citizenship
A current passport valid for at least six months from departure date will be required. Travelers will be responsible to secure their own passport. Passport forms are available from your local post office or any passport office.
IMPORTANT: When traveling abroad we recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport. It should be packed separately from your actual passport. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.
Transportation Security Administration's Guidelines for Checking Luggage:
Customers are urged to leave their checked luggage unlocked, which will avoid the potential need for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel to forcibly open bags that require further inspection. Plastic zip ties or cable ties may be used if desired.
Customers are asked to:
NOT pack food or beverages in checked bags
Pack footwear on top of other contents
Put personal belongings in clear plastic bags to reduce chances of TSA Screeners having to handle them
Spread out - NOT stack - books
Leave gifts unwrapped should screening require them to be opened
Put scissors, pocket knives and other sharp items in checked luggage
Put film in carry-on bag because screening equipment will damage undeveloped film
Avoid over-packing your bag so that the screener will be able to easily reseal your bag if it is opened for inspection
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Motorcoach|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10 |
Route 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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