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Oberammergau & Amadeus Cruises

Updated: Jul 11, 2021

In 1634 the people of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany started this play depicting Jesus' Passion as a Thank you to God. They had pledged that if God spared them from the plague that devastated the village, they would perform a play every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. After this pledge, the village lost no more people to the plague. Oberammergau has been performed every 10 years every since.

It was supposed to be performed in 2020 but was delayed 2 years due to Covid-19. The play runs the whole year and is very popular. This is a very sought after event and many of the tickets are already sold out.

Amadeus does have some cruises that have tickets for guests to view the play. Here is the itinerary:

Day 1: Munich/ Oberammergau: You are met at the airport and brought to the hotel in the vicinity of Oberammergau. Dinner is at the hotel.

Day 2: Oberammergau: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Passion Play Theatre for the main performance. There are two parts to the performance and dinner is held during the break between the two performances. Shuttle to the hotel.

Day 3: Oberammergau/ Passau: Breakfast at the hotel & Check out. Scenic transfer to Passau. Lunch is on you own. Embarkation on the ship is at 6:00 PM. Onboard you will have a Welcome Cocktail and a Welcome Dinner in the evening.

Day 4: Regensburg: You are in port from 9:30 AM- 8:00 PM.

Port excursion options:

Morning: Regensburg

Walking tour

Afternoon Option 1:

Excursion to Weltenburg

Abbey in the afternoon.

Afternoon Option 2:

Thurn & Taxis Castle with

Brewery and tasting.

Evening on board the ship: Bavarian


Day 5: Passau/Linz:

Passau: You are in port from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Port Excursion options:

Morning only: Passau

Walking Tour

Full Day: Excursion to

Salzburg with

Salzkammergut and lunch

(you meet the ship in Linz)

Linz: You are in port from 4:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Port Excursion:

Afternoon only: Linz walking tour with tasting of "Linzer Torte" onboard in the


Day 6: Emmersdorf/ Dürnstein/ Vienna:

Emmersdorf: You are in port from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Port Excursion:

Excursion to Melk Abbey

Dürnstein: You are in port from 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Port Excursion:

Option 1: Dürnstein

walking tour and visit of

Abbey Dürnstein

Option 2: Excursion to the

vineyard and winery

"Winzer Krems"

Vienna: Arrive in port at 10:00 PM

Day 7: Vienna:

Port Excursions:

Morning: City tour of Vienna

Afternoon: Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace

Evening: Sound of Vienna classical concert

Day 8: Vienna/ Bratislava:

Vienna: Leave port at 3:00 AM

Bratislava: You are in port from 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM

Port Excursions:

Morning: City Tour of


Afternoon option 1:

Excursion to Schloss Hof

Palace and Estate

Afternoon option 2:

Excursion to the small

Carpathian wine route

Captain's Gala Dinner

Day 9: Esztergom/ Budapest:

Esztergom: You are in port from 7:00 AM- 8:30 AM

Port Excursions:

Morning/ early afternoon:

Excursion to Esztergom

with basilica, Visegrad

Castle and Szentendre

(You meet the ship in


Budapest: Ship arrives in port at 1:00 PM

Port Excursions:

Afternoon: City Tour of

Budapest with visit of St.

Matthew's Church &

Fisherman's Bastion

Evening cruise Budapest with folklore


Day 10: Budapest: Disembarkation after breakfast!

There are limited cruises remaining so if you want to take advantage of this wonderful, spiritual experience, contact your Coasters & Castles Travel Vacation Specialists as soon as possible. This opportunity will not return until 2030!


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