From May 16 to October 4, 2020, the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria will once again perform their renowned Passion Play, a tradition which goes back to 1634. The performance, which involves more than 2,000 villagers, a full orchestra and a vast stage, takes place every 10 years and commemorates Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, his death and resurrection.
The eight-day itinerary starts with a six-day Danube cruise from Budapest to Passau visiting Bratislava, Vienna and Melk. Guests will then transfer to Oberammergau for a two-night stay during which they’ll enjoy the best orchestra seats for a performance of the spectacular Passion Play as well as a meal during the interval. There are three departures on June 17, July 17 and August 26, 2020.
The itinerary is also available in reverse, starting with two nights in Oberammergau followed by a six-day cruise from Passau to Budapest with two departures on July 20 and August 19, 2020.
The cruise takes place on the premium-rated MS Symphonie which was inaugurated in 2017 with cruise only prices starting from £2,055 per person to include the six-day Danube cruise with all meals, drinks and port fees, two nights in Oberammergau and orchestra seat tickets to the Passion Play.