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Passion Play 2020 and the Scenic Wonders of the Danube

If you’ve ever wanted to see the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, the year 2020 is your chance to combine it with a wonderful cruise along the Danube. Begin by taking a seat at this unique theatrical spectacle, performed by the town’s inhabitants since the 1600s. You’ll also have the chance to visit the world-renowned Neuschwanstein Castle in its solitary alpine setting. And then combine the exceptional and the quaint and the new and exciting as you sail from Passau to Budapest.

7 included excursions

  • Neuschwanstein castle
  • Entrance to the Oberammergau Museum
  • Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 (in German) and official Passion Play 2020 programme
  • Passau, Vienna and Budapest city tours
  • Melk Abbey tour

Including...

  • 3 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on MS Bellejour (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 28 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11) 8 lunches (days 2, 3, 5-10) 10 dinners (days 1-10)
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner on cruise
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Captain’s gala farewell dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • VOX portable audio headset system on excursions

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

  • Services of a Titan cruise director and tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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UK - Munich

Titan’s door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Munich. Upon arrival, we transfer and check in to the Hotel Arcona Living (4T).

Hotel Arcona Living (4T), Munich


Munich - Ammergau Alps

After breakfast, we leave Munich behind as we begin our journey to Oberammergau. On the way, we enjoy an excursion to Neuschwanstein - regarded by many as the most beautiful castle in the world. Completed in 1880, it was designed as a fantastical, fairytale palace. With its pointed turrets and soaring towers, it’s safe to say it’s hit the mark as the castle was the inspiration for Disney’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ castle. We arrive in the Ammergau Alps this afternoon and check into our hotel.

Hotel in the Ammergau Alps (4T)


Oberammergau

Oberammergau is a delightful town in the picturesque Bavarian Alps. Explore the historical town and visit the Oberammergau Museum for an insight into the town’s history and wood carving trade, which is still a major export today. Later, we witness what we have travelled to see; Oberammergau’s Passion Play. During the 17th century, the villagers of Oberammergau pledged that if they were spared from the plague, they would perform the Passion Play - a story of the life and death of Jesus - and have continued to do this every ten years since 1634. Today, it is world renowned and highly anticipated, with over 2,000 residents involved in the production. Performances take place in an open-air theatre, which hosts 4,700 people.


Day 4 - Ammergau Alps - Passau

After breakfast, we transfer to Passau. Upon arrival, we board MS Bellejour, where light refreshments are available.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 5 - Passau - Linz

A town built on the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is warmly referred to as the ‘City of Three Rivers’. We’ll kick-start the day with a city tour through the historic old town. We’ll wind past the baroque architecture and along the cobblestone streets leading up to the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the world’s largest cathedral organ. This afternoon we sail on towards Linz, arriving late this evening.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 6 - Linz

A city that combines its heritage with a healthy interest in the future, Linz is certainly a unique stop on our cruise. Take it all in with an optional walking tour, or perhaps browse the most important collection of Austrian art history and folklore at Schlossmuseum.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 7 - Melk - Dürnstein

We arrive in the sleepy town of Melk this morning and waste no time in seeing the best bits together on an included excursion. We’ll venture out to explore the magnificent abbey that dominates the town’s skyline - a baroque masterpiece dating back to 1736. Brimming with incredible architecture, including elaborate frescoes and the marble hall, this iconic monastery is home to a gold and marble-lined church. After lunch, we continue onto Dürnstein - the pinch-me perfect town with an enviable position on an idyllic curve of the Danube. In the distance, you’ll spot the ruined castle which once held Richard the Lionheart ransom. You might choose to join the optional orientation tour and wine tasting this afternoon.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 8 - Vienna

Rich with culture, beautiful arts and world-renowned music, Vienna is one of Europe’s most renowned cities. Mozart, Brahms and Schubert all called this opulent city home - and you’ll discover their inspiration as you wander the squares and streets as part of our included tour. Together, we’ll discover fine baroque churches, palaces and concert halls. You might like to return to the ship mid-afternoon and don your dancing shoes for a professional waltz lesson on board. This evening you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to watch a live classical music concert in one of Vienna’s opulent palaces.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 9 - Bratislava

Today, we dock in Slovakia. You might choose to join us on an excursion into Bratislava on the tourist train through the city. Wander through the charming old town and past the dominating Bratislava Castle (Hrad) - where 11 kings and 8 queens were crowned. After, take a wander for yourself - the old town is perfect walkable size.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 10 - Budapest

We dock in Budapest this morning with the whole day ahead of us to make the most of the twin city. Enjoy an included city tour of both Buda and Pest with a local guide, which will include an explanation of the city’s unique history. We visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and the Royal Castle on the Buda Side before crossing the Danube at the Margarete Bridge. In Pest, we will see St Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament buildings, City Park and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to explore further.

MS Bellejour (4T)

Day 11 Budapest - UK

After breakfast, we disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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Important Information

Please note: • Porterage is not included at our hotel in Oberammergau. The hotel will be confirmed approximately 4-6 weeks prior to arrival and we’ll update your Final Itinerary to show the name before departure • Full flight details will be confirmed closer to departure

Passion Play 2020 and the Scenic Wonders of the Danube