Oberammergau & Amadeus Cruises
Updated: Jul 12
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:
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
Full Day: Excursion to
Salzkammergut and lunch
(you meet the ship in Linz)
Linz: You are in port from 4:30 PM- 10:00 PM
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
Excursion to Melk Abbey
Dürnstein: You are in port from 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Option 1: Dürnstein
walking tour and visit of
Option 2: Excursion to the
vineyard and winery
Vienna: Arrive in port at 10:00 PM
Day 7: Vienna:
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
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
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
Afternoon: City Tour of
Budapest with visit of St.
Matthew's Church &
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!