Oberammergau Passion Plays 2000

European river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, has announced details of a Danube cruise that includes two nights in Oberammergau plus seats for the world-famous 2020 Passion Play.

From 16th May to 4th October 2020, the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria will once again perform their renowned Passion Play, a tradition which goes back to 1634.

The performance, which involves more than 2,000 villagers, a full orchestra and a vast stage, takes place every ten years and commemorates Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, his death and resurrection. 

CroisiEurope’s eight-day itinerary starts with a six-day Danube cruise from Budapest to Passau visiting Bratislava, Vienna and Melk. Guests will then transfer to Oberammergau for a two-night stay during which they’ll enjoy the ‘best orchestra seats’ for a performance of the Passion Play as well as a meal during the interval.

There are three departures for group travel organisers to choose from, on 17th June, 17th July and 26th August 2020.

The itinerary is also available in reverse, starting with two nights in Oberammergau followed by a six-day cruise from Passau to Budapest with two departures on 20th July and 19th August 2020. 

The cruise takes place on the MS Symphonie which was inaugurated this year. Groups can choose from inclusive deals with all meals, drinks and port fees, two nights in Oberammergau and orchestra seat tickets to the Passion Play.

More about CroisiEurope

As well as the Danube, CroisiEurope offers cruises on rivers such as the Rhine and its tributaries, the Seine, the Rhône, the Tisza, the Guadalquivir, the Douro, the Dordogne and the Garonne.

Beyond Europe, groups can also travel on the Mekong in Vietnam and the Irawaddy in Myanmar with CroisiEurope.

For reservations and further information call CroisiEurope on 020 8328 1281 or visit www.croisieurope.co.uk

Pictured: Oberammergau Passion Plays 2000. (Photo credit: Oberammergau Tourismus).