Tauck is introducing a new in-depth, eight-day exploration of the Swiss and Bavarian Alps that will immerse travellers in the region’s rich and fascinating culture, and be highlighted by a performance of the traditional Passion Play in the quaint alpine village of Oberammergau, Germany.
Residents of Oberammergau have been staging the epic performance depicting the final days of Jesus Christ since 1634, when villagers vowed to perform the play each decade if they were spared from a plague ravaging Europe at the time. The 2020 staging of the play was postponed due to COVID-19, and is now rescheduled for this year.
Tauck’s chief operating officer, Jeremy Palmer observed that: “After a two-year wait, we’re so excited to showcase the wonder and pageantry of the Passion Play to our guests.”
And Palmer goes on to point out that: “The Passion Play was first inspired by a pandemic, which certainly brings an extra level of meaning and poignancy to the performances our guests will experience later this year.”
Tauck guests will view their performance from the Passion Play theater’s “best-available” Category 1 seating before enjoying an overnight stay in the region.
Pricing for the new “Swiss Highlands & Bavarian Alps” tour is from CDN$7,490 per person, double occupancy plus airfare, and includes all accommodations, sightseeing, excursions, and performances, admission to all attractions, luggage handling, most meals and gratuities and more.
Departures will operate from May through September, with all 2022 journeys including a performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play.
Go to www.tauck.ca for more.