Holy Family Catholic Church presents…
Classic Danube River Cruise with Oberammergau Passion Play
featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Munich
June 1 – 11, 2020
|For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
11 Days ● 24 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Book by 1/22/2018 & Save $450 Per Person:
Lower Outside Double Rate
Middle Outside Double Rate
Upper Outside Double Rate
Suite Double Rate
For bookings made after Jan 22, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $500 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
"River Cruise" tours feature small, intimate vessels for a more personal experience as you travel through a variety of beautiful waterways.
Highlights: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Wachau Valley, Linz, Passau, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen
Day 1: Monday, June 1, 2020 Overnight Flight Set out to explore the Danube River and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.
Day 2: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Budapest, Hungary - Board Cruise Ship - Tour Begins Unpack for a relaxing 6-night Danube River cruise. Your vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace café, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. After a welcome aboard cocktail reception and dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline. Cap the night off with a fun-filled folklore show. (D)
Day 3: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Budapest Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Budapest - Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city’s most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle,
Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's Palace. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria’s capital. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Friday, June 5, 2020 Vienna Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Saturday, June 6, 2020 Emmersdorf - Wachau Valley View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Sunday, June 7, 2020 Linz - Passau, Germany This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which rests at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Tonight you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Monday, June 8, 2020 Passau - Disembark Ship - Munich - Oberammergau Today, disembark your cruise ship and journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Next, depart for the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps. (B, D)
Day 9: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Oberammergau - Passion Play This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black
Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Oberammergau - Linderhof Palace - Füssen - Munich Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. It is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete. Behind the Baroque façade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation. Next, enjoy free time exploring medieval Füssen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous castle and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey. (B, D)
Day 11: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Munich - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 7 Lueftner Cruises
Days 8, 9 Oberammergau regional hotel, Oberammergau Region
Day 10 Moevenpick Hotel Munchen Airport, Munich
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Danube River Cruise
The Danube River is the second largest river in Europe. At 1,770 miles in length, this mighty waterway carves its way through a total of ten European countries. Like any extensive body of water, the Danube offers travelers a plethora of splendid vistas. Join us as we take you on a lovely cruise along the Wachau Valley region, the most breathtaking area of the Danube.
Beginning in the charming medieval town of Durnstein, you'll see a dramatic shoreline complete with lofty hills, hilltop castles and charming villages nestled between flourishing vineyards. Schonbuhel Castle, built to protect the entrance to the Wachau Valley, is as impressive today as it was when it was constructed several hundred years ago. Experience the vineyard region of the Wachau from the water and see some of Austria's most breathtaking landscapes.