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This is truly a must see event! Join R&J Tours for a once-in-a-decade performance to see the “Oberammergau Passion Play!” In 1633, the residents of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany, vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague ravaging the region, they would produce a play thereafter for all time every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. The villagers believed they had been spared and they kept their part of the vow when the play was first performed in 1634. The 2022 Passion Play (rescheduled from 2020) marks the 42nd presentation in Oberammergau. On this Passion Play & Highlights of the Danube River Cruise journey, we’ll also experience Munich’s annual Oktoberfest and visit other amazing cities and villages in Hungary, Germany, Austria & Slovakia. 


Day 1 – Home to Munich, Germany 


Day 2 – Arrive Munich 

Arrive Munich & meet our Cruise Manager 

Check into hotel & enjoy a Welcome Drink & Dinner 

Overnight – Munich Area Hotel 

Included Meals: Dinner 


Day 3 – Munich to Oberammergau 

Morning panoramic Munich City Tour – Travel to Oberammergau 

Afternoon experience the 2022 Passion Play Oberammergau 

Included Dinner in Oberammergau Area during Intermission 

Overnight – Oberammergau Area Hotel 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 4 – Oberammergau to Munich to Passau 

Travel to Munich – Munich’s Oktoberfest at your own pace 

Afternoon travel to Passau 

Board MS Amadeus Silver III for 6 Nights 

Onboard Welcome Dinner 

Ship – MS Amadeus Silver III (6 Nights) 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 5 – Linz – Danube Cruising 

Ships stops in Linz for a visit on own & Danube Cruising or 

Salzburg Optional Full Day Excursion 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner 


Day 6 – Melk/Emmersdorf to Durnstein to Vienna 

Morning Danube Cruising – Melk Abbey Optional 

Afternoon Durnstein Walking Tour & Wine Tasting Experience 

Onboard Oktoberfest Night – Bier Garden & Bavarian Dinner 

Arrive this evening in Vienna, Austria 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner 


Day 7 – Vienna 

Morning Vienna City Tour 

Afternoon at leisure in Vienna – Schoenbrunn Palace Optional 

Docked in Vienna into the late evening 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner 


Day 8 – Bratislava 

Morning Bratislava City Tour – Afternoon at Leisure 

Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard 

Ship departs Bratislava early evening 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner 


Day 9 – Budapest 

Morning Budapest City Tour 

Afternoon at leisure in Budapest or Budapest Horse Farm Optional 

Ship docked overnight in Budapest 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner 


Day 10 – Budapest to Flight Home 

Transfer to the Budapest Airport for flight home 

Included Meals: Breakfast 



R&J Tours has decided to leave the excursions highlighted below as optional so that our Travelers may decide if they’d prefer to experience any of these excursions or if they’d rather be at leisure during any of these times. 

Day 5: Salzburg 

Travel to Salzburg for a walking tour of the Old Town, Mirabel Gardens, Mozart Square, the Dom Cathedral and historic center made famous by the “Sound of Music.” Visit Mozart’s Birthplace located at No. 9 Getreidegasse, the home where the Mozart family lived from 1747-1773. Learn about his life and see special exhibitions related to his music. Enjoy time at leisure to shop, visit a cafe & stroll the wonderful Getreidegasse. 

Total Duration: Approx. 8-9 hours / Cost: Approx. $190 per person 

Includes: Transportation, Admission (Mozart Birthplace) & Local Guide 

Day 6: Melk Abbey 

Enjoy an excursion to Melk Abbey, which is an Austrian Benedictine abbey and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. The impressive Baroque abbey was built between 1702 and 1736. The abbey’s church and the impressive library with countless medieval manuscripts and frescos are particularly noteworthy. A guided tour takes you through the abbey’s chambers, along the imperator’s walk, through the marble hall, the balconies and the library. 

Total Duration: Approx. 3 hours / Cost: Approx. $105 per person 

Includes: Transportation & Admission 

Day 7: Schoenbrunn Palace 

Visit the magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace, the Baroque summer residence of the Haps- burgs. The 1,441-room Baroque Palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in the country. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. Enjoy a guided tour of some of its extravagant staterooms to see how the royal family once lived. Explore the gardens with their symmetrical terraces and fountains, or relax with a coffee or snack. 

Total Duration: Approx. 4 hours / Cost: Approx. $109 per person 

Includes: Transportation, Admission & Local Guide 

Day 9: Hungarian Horse Farm Experience (Budapest) 

Travel to a traditional Hungarian Farm. Upon arrival, sip a welcome glass of pálinka (plum brandy) and enjoy some pogácsa (savory scones). Experience a traditional Hungarian Horse Show featuring daredevil stunts, equestrian contests and the famous Puszta Five. 

Total Duration: Approx. 4 hours / Cost: Approx. $120 per person 

Includes: Transportation, Admission & Local Guide 

Please note: Optional Excursions will be available to purchase onboard (not in advance). A Cruise Manager will go through all the options onboard and take sign ups at that time. *Discretionary tips for optional excursion guides are at your own expense. 

Travel Bucks

$75 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$1,000 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 143 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate to Extensive Walking at own pace

Price Includes

RT Airfare including all taxes, surcharges & baggage fees! 21 Meals plus Snacks, Activities as stated, All Gratuities onboard!
***Note an additional payment of $1000 per person is due by Dec. 17, 2021.***

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Tour Highlights

Bavaria, Munich & Oktoberfest, Germany
Bavaria is one of the oldest states in Europe dating to the 6th century AD. Home to 12.5 million people, Bavaria is rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, tradition, and hospitality. The picturesque villages, medieval towns, and the Bavarian capital city of Munich are the epitome of authenticity. Enjoy a panoramic Munich City Tour featuring views of Olympic Park and the famous Marienplatz, home to the fourth largest glockenspiel in the world. Later experience Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest at your own pace. They’ve been brewing ‘liquid bread’ (beer) here for 3000 years. Enjoy time on your own to stroll the festival grounds and indulge in the unique and amazing atmosphere of Oktoberfest. Sample the brew and feast on Bavarian food and specialities as you discover an array of Munich’s history and culture.

Vienna, Austria
For over 600 years, the magnificent baroque capital city of Vienna was the seat of the mighty Hapsburg Emperors, a heritage that has bestowed it with many dazzling palaces and monuments: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, and the majestic Ringstrasse. The capital is also known as the “City of Music” for having once been the home of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Johann Strauss. On our included city tour, see some of the famous sights of this impressive city. Later enjoy some time at leisure or maybe visit the Schoenbrunn Palace.

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, was formerly known as Pressburg during the Middle Ages. Enjoy a Bratislava City Tour to see the imposing Bratislava Castle built more than 1,000 years ago, the National Theatre, and Blumenthal Church. After passing through the Vienna Gate, discover Bratislava’s charming old town on foot, admiring St. Martin’s Cathedral, the coronation site of Hungarian monarchs, and the quaint central square with its fairy-tale Town Hall.

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The city straddles both banks of the Danube River, linked by seven bridges including the famous Chain and Elizabeth Bridges. An included sightseeing tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop at Gellert Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, and the marvelous Royal Palace.

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