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Oberammergau 2020: Historic Germany

with Prague extension
  • Duration: 12 or 15 days
  • Group size: 15-35
Experience a centuries-old tradition in the heart of Bavaria.

Explore the vibrant culture of Germany on this one-of-a-kind journey as you make your way from historic Munich to vibrant Berlin. Along the way, visit Neuschwanstein Castle and spend time touring the classic cities of Weimar and Dresden. In Oberammergau, watch history come to life during the Passion Play, a local performance that only happens once every ten years.

Your tour package includes
  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 three-course dinners
  • 7 guided sightseeing tours
Included highlights
  • Nymphenburg Palace
  • Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Bamberg Cathedral
  • Weimar
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Day-by-day itinerary
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Munich today.

Munich2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Munich
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to Germany! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. Later, gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Munich
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know the Bavarian capital on a guided tour.

• Travel past the Englischer Garten and fashionable Schwabing district

• Enter the Nymphenburg Palace, the Baroque home to past Bavarian royalty

• Walk from Odeonsplatz through the Hofgarten to view the Residenz, once home to the Wittelsbach dukes of Bavaria

• Explore Marienplatz, Munich’s medieval heart, and see the famed Glockenspiel

Spend a free afternoon in Munich or add an excursion.

Dachau
Excursion (additional cost)
Oberammergau1 night
Day 4: Passion Play
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Oberammergau and attend the 42nd performance of the world-famous Passion Play.

• Experience the storytelling and portrayal of the Old and New Testament that has taken place once a decade since 1634

• Enjoy the unforgettable open-air performance put on by the residents of the Bavarian town

Bamberg2 nights
Day 5: Bamberg via Neuschwanstein
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Before arriving in Bamberg, stop to visit Neuschwanstein Castle and tour the fairy-tale retreat of “Mad” King Ludwig II with a local guide.

• Walk or take a ride in a shuttle bus up the hill

• Take time to explore its stalactite grotto, artifacts, and murals

After, continue on to Bamberg.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Bamberg
Included meal: Breakfast

Set off on a guided walking tour through Bamberg, a city built on seven hills.

• Enter the towering Bamberg Cathedral and surrounding square

• Pass the Baroque New Palace

• Stand in awe of Old Town Hall, built in the middle of Regnitz River

• Visit the quaint fisherman’s village of Little Venice

Spend a free afternoon in Bamberg or add an excursion.

Rothenburg
Excursion (additional cost)
Dresden2 nights
Day 7: Dresden via Weimar
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your way to Dresden, stop in Weimar and take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed intellectual hub that nurtured the genius of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schiller.

• Learn about the city’s literary history on a walking tour through the Old Town

• See remnants of the Bauhaus architectural movement

• Discover the German National Theatre and its monument to Goethe and Schiller

Enjoy free time for lunch before continuing on to Dresden.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Dresden
Included meal: Breakfast

Set off on a a guided tour of Dresden, once considered to be the most beautiful city in the world.

• Stroll through the Old Town and pass the renovated Semper Opera House, site of the Saxon State Orchestra

• Admire the Dresden Frauenkirche and statue of Martin Luther

Spend a free afternoon in Dresden or add an excursion.

Görlitz
Excursion (additional cost)
Berlin3 nights
Day 9: Transfer to Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

This morning, travel to Berlin. Once you arrive, enjoy a free afternoon in the city.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Berlin
Included meal: Breakfast

A local guide introduces you to the monuments of Berlin’s intricate past as well as the signs of its re-emergence as a vibrant cultural center.

• Discover the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of a reunited Berlin

• See the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall's East Side Gallery

• Journey down Unter den Linden, the city’s most elegant boulevard, passing the Reichstag and Museum Island

Spend a free afternoon in Berlin or add an excursion.

World War II Walking Tour
Excursion (additional cost)
Day 11: Potsdam
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Potsdam, where American, British, and Soviet leaders drew up plans for the postwar administration of Germany at the Potsdam Conference.

• Step inside Cecilienhof Palace, site of the Potsdam Conference’s iconic photo

• Explore the historic town center, New Garden, and Dutch Quarter with a guide

Enjoy free time for lunch before returning to Berlin. This evening, gather with your group for a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your tour in Prague.

Extension to Prague

See why Prague is known as the City of a Hundred Spires. The pinnacles of this bewitching city’s churches and castles create one of Europe’s most majestic skylines and its cobblestone streets and courtyards will delight you at every turn.

Prague3 nights
Day 12: Transfer to Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

This morning, travel to Prague. When you arrive, spend a free afternoon in the city.

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover why Prague is known as “The City of One Hundred Spires” on a guided sightseeing tour.

• Visit Prague Castle, from which Charles IV governed the Holy Roman Empire

• Admire the soaring Gothic vaults of St. Vitus Cathedral

• Ride a tram from Castle Hill down to the Vltava River

• Cross the elegant Charles Bridge for breathtaking views of the city

• Stroll through Old Town Square to view the 15th-century Astronomical Clock

Day 14: Free day in Prague
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Prague or add excursions.

Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter
Excursion (additional cost)
Château Sychrov
Excursion (additional cost)
Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights, & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.

Flights

Round-trip flights are one more thing we handle to make your journey as smooth as possible. Our team of travel experts will find the best flight itinerary for you at a competitive rate, thanks to our partnerships with top airlines.

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  • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
  • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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FAQ
Passport & visa requirements
  • This tour visits Germany (and the Czech Republic on the tour extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Tour pace
  • You will walk for about 1 hour daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets, with few hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead Tours arrive in Munich and depart from Berlin (or Prague on the tour extension). A representative from Go Ahead Tours will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead Tours. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead Tours for an additional cost.
  • All other included transportation is by private motor coach.
Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that our travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents in your carry-on bag.
Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
Health
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to any of the countries on this tour.
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead Tours at least 30 days prior to departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
Cuisine
  • German food is hearty and substantial. Among the specialties are dumpling stews, sauerkraut, sausages, smoked cheeses, and dark breads. Bavaria produces some of the world’s purest beers, and white German wines are exceptionally good.
  • Czech food is hearty, and you’ll find large portions of veal, beef, and potato dishes on the tour extension. Some of the world’s finest beers are produced here, including the original Budweiser and Pils.
Electricity & air conditioning
  • All destinations visited on this tour operate on the European standard 220-240 volts and use Types C or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
Time zones
  • All destinations visited on this tour are one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm on tour.
Currency
  • You will use the euro in Germany and the Czech koruna in the Czech Republic on the tour extension.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD to $10USD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa, or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information. International travel is, by its very nature, unpredictable. We must therefore reserve the right to change this itinerary, without advance notice, to meet with local conditions at the time of travel. We appreciate your understanding. Please refer to our website for Terms & Conditions, dates, and prices.
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12 Departures
Tour prices are per person, before flights, and based on two travelers per hotel room.
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