European river cruise operator CroisiEurope has announced details of an eight-day Danube cruise that includes a stay in Oberammergau with seats for the famous 2020 Passion Play.
The itinerary includes a six-day Danube cruise followed by two days in Oberammergau, where guests will get orchestra seats to the play that is performed every 10 years. Prices for this itinerary will start at $3,831 per person.
From May 16 to October 4, 2020, the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria will perform their Passion Play, a tradition which goes back to 1634. The stage performance, which involves more than 2,000 villagers and a full orchestra, commemorates Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, his death and resurrection.
The cruise itinerary starts with the six-day Danube cruise from Budapest to Passau visiting Bratislava, Vienna, and Melk; then, guests transfer to Oberammergau. There are three departures on June 17, July 17, and August 26, 2020. Passengers also have the option to take part in active excursions along the way, including a hike in the Little Carpathians mountain range, a tour of Hofburg Palace in Vienna, and a visit to Melk Abbey.
A reverse itinerary is also available, 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 will take place on the MS Symphonie, which was renovated and re-inaugurated in 2017. The $3,831 per person price will include the 6-day cruise with all meals, drinks, and port fees, the two nights in Oberammergau and orchestra seat tickets to the Passion Play.
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