Tours

Oberammergau Passion Play & European Cruise 2022

17 days
Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy & Spain
Starting from $6998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us on a 17 day Oberammergau Passion Play & European Cruise aboard the Celebrity Constellation, starting at $6,998* from New York, NY, departing on July 29, 2022. Visit places such as Rome, Naples, Barcelona, Venice, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein Castle, and much more!

About the Oberammergau Passion Play

Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the World has been presented every 10 years in Oberammergau, Germany. The worldwide virus pandemic of 2020 forced the Play organizers to move the production to 2022 – only the 4th time in almost 400 years that the Play has been canceled or postponed. 

EO invites you to join us, and an estimated 450,000 visitors from around the world, in the small village of Oberammergau for this special Play season. You will experience the world’s largest dramatic and musical Passion Play in the beautiful Bavaria and Tyrol regions of Germany and Austria. 

If you thought you missed the Passion Play in 2020, this is a rare second chance to see the event of a lifetime. Many EO travelers are moving their 2020 plans to 2022, but EO has secured tickets and hotel space for additional travelers to join us in 2022.

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Study Guide
  • Passion Play Ticket
  • Most Meals

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 July 29 – Depart Home

Depart home and begin your journey.

Day 2 July 30 – Arrive in Barcelona, Spain

Arrive in Barcelona and transfer to the port to board the Celebrity Constellation.

Day 3 July 31 – Palma de Majorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca is located on the southern end of the beautiful island of Mallorca, a large island located off the coast of Spain. Bordered by the Bay of Palma, Mallorca has no shortage of beaches. The Plaza Mayor is a beautiful square that lies at the heart of Palma’s bustling old town. You will find historic architecture lining the square that houses restaurants, bars, cafes, art galleries, and shops.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity Cruise Line

Day 4 August 1 – Toulon, France

Arrive this morning in Toulon and make plans to explore the Provence region of France. Of course, it would not be a trip to the region of Provence without experiencing high-quality French food, baked goods like fresh croissants and pastries, strong red wine, and a culture highly tuned into enjoying the moment. Whether you stay local to the Vieux port in Marseille or take a day trip further into Provence, this corner of the Mediterranean deserves careful exploration.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity Cruise Line

Day 5 August 2 – La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia, Italy is a stunning town not far from some of Italy’s most famous cities like Pisa, Genoa and Florence. Historically, La Spezia was a prominent trade center during the Roman Empire. Continue from here to Ligurian cities like Cinque Terre, Pisa, or Genoa from La Spezia. Florence, too, is just two hours away.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity Cruise Line

Day 6 August 3 – Rome, Italy

Pass through 12 centuries of Roman history on an adventure that begins with a visit to the Trevi Fountain. In accordance with Roman tradition, toss a coin into the fountain and make a wish that you will return to Rome. Then, walk to the Forum where Roman citizens celebrated the empire’s many triumphs. Marvel at the stunning ruins and learn about Roman architecture and history. Then, enter the legendary Colosseum, the site where brave gladiators fought to the death in front of as many as to 50,000 Roman spectators. Finally, you will visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church.

Day 7 August 4 – Naples, Italy

Arrive in Naples and explore the ruins of Pompeii, which was once thriving ancient Roman city, destroyed by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Though buried under several feet of ash and pumice, much of the city was preserved. Discover an array of paintings, inscriptions, and even pedestrian walkways, all immortalized by the eruption. After seeing Pompeii, you’ll have an option to tour a cameo factory, where you’ll see how artisans create these classic, beautifully carved pieces (and shop, if you desire) or enjoy some free time to relax.

Day 8 August 5 – At Sea

Day at Sea

Day 9 August 6 – Kotor, Montenegro

At the mouth of the Bay of Kotor is the fortified port town by the same name. Kotor is nestled between the Adriatic Sea to the west and the limestone-covered mountain range of Mt. Lovćen to the east. You will find that this town has the same romance and excitement as neighboring Dubrovnik. Old Town Kotor is the hub for restaurants, cafes, and shopping. Or you can take a day trip to climb and hike the limestone-covered mountains at Lovćen National Park.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celebrity Cruise Line

Day 10 August 7 – Split, Croatia

Travel through Croatia’s favorite resort town and enjoy a relaxing riverboat ride, and then explore Split’s old town. Begin in Omis, where medieval landmarks and resort style come together at the mouth of the Cetina River. Board a boat and cruise to Radman’s Mills, where you will enjoy a brisk forest hike. Then, return to Split for a guided walking tour through the Roman Palace and along the cobbled streets.

Day 11 August 8 – Venice, Italy

Disembark the Celebrity Constellation and tour the magical city of Venice. Stand in the Piazza San Marco, bordered on three sides by palatial arcades in two tiers and faced on the other by the Basilica of St. Mark, one of the world’s most magnificent churches. Tour the Basilica with its treasure of marble and gold-background mosaics. From the square, you can see the famous Bell Tower and the Clock Tower, as well as the charming pink and white Doge’s Palace. After seeing the romantic Bridge of Sighs, check in to your hotel in Mestre for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 August 9 – Trieste, Italy & Ljubjlana, Slovenia

Begin your journey north and stop in the unique town of Trieste for a tour. Almost entirely surrounded by Slovenia, Trieste has preserved its unique border-town culture. Trieste’s waterfront is lined with neoclassical architecture and its marina is full of sleek white yachts. This afternoon you will explore the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Enjoy a walk through the old town before taking a funicular car up to Ljubljana Castle. Journey behind the castle walls and learn about its rich history. Spend the night in Ljubljana. This evening you will have the option to attend a local Folklore dinner for an additional charge or $50 per person.

Day 13 August 10 – Lake Bled, Slovenia & Salzburg, Austria

Set out on the bluish-green Lake Bled on a boat ride. View Bled castle hanging on a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke. Explore the island in the center of Lake Bled and wander past the Provost’s House to the iconic Church of the Assumption. Enjoy a musical adventure this afternoon as you explore the city of Mozart’s birth, Salzburg. You will visit the Cathedral and famous Horse Fountain. You will view Hellbrunn Castle, Mirabell Palace and -- from across the river -- see Leopoldskron Palace, which is famous as the film location for "The Sound of Music." Check in to your hotel in Innsbruck this evening.

Day 14 August 11 – Stubai Glacier & Innsbruck, Austria

Travel up to the top of the Glacier by cable car and enjoy expansive views of the Alpine valley. On top of the glacier enjoy the panorama at the 3210 m altitude and don’t forget to take lots of pictures! The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. You will view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you will have time to explore the medieval city on your own before returning to your hotel in Innsbruck.

Day 15 August 12 – Ettal Abbey & Oberammergau Passion Play

This morning you will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal. Continue to Oberammergau to experience the Passion Play. After the Black Plague that was rampant in Europe left their small village, the grateful people of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play. Over 380 years later you will get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, six-hour musical and dramatic performance. You will have reserved seats, a guided tour of the town and motorcoach transfers to and from the play’s theater. Dinner is included in Oberammergau tonight.

Day 16 August 13 – Neuschwanstein Castle & Munich, Germany

Take a photo of the fairytale caste of Neuschwanstein that inspired Walt Disney. Then make your way up to the castle via horse-drawn carriages to the drawbridge and enter the beautiful castle. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and hear stories about "Mad" King Ludwig II who commissioned the castle to be built in the 19th century. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of historic Munich, including a stop at the Rathaus (Town Hall) to watch the Glockenspiel. This historic clock from 1908 chimes its 43 bells and enchants viewers with its 32 life-size moving figures three times per day. You will also see the Opera House and the Hofbrauhaus before checking in to your hotel in Munich.

Day 17 August 14 – Return Home from Germany

Return Home from Germany.

Enhance Your Journey

Barcelona Pre-Tour Starting from $995

July 27-30, 2022

July 27 & 28 - Depart USA & Arrive in Barcelona
Arrive in Barcelona and explore the life and work of Gaudi today. Visit Casa Mila, popularly known as the La Pedrera “the Stone Quarry.” This building was the last residence of Antoni Gaudi. Travel through Barcelona, passing by Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batllo, Manzana de la Discordia & Casa Lleo i Morera. Stop and explore Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi. Check in to your hotel in Barcelona for your two night stay.

July 29 - Montserrat
ourneying to the Montserrat region. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat and admire views over the Catalan countryside on your way up the mountain. Return to Barcelona and enjoy time for lunch on your own. Start your afternoon walking tour at Barcelona’s Plaça Sant Jaume, proceed on foot for an exploration of the Gothic Quarter. You will see the Plaça del Rei (Royal Palace) and the Palatine chapel of Santa Agata. Explore Barcelona’s Roman history at the Temple d’August, one of the city’s last remaining Roman relics. Return to Barcelona, enjoy some time for shopping, in La Rambla before returning to your hotel for dinner.

July 30 - Embark the Celebrity Constellation
After breakfast, visit the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia before transferring to the port to board the Celebrity Constellation.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. Friday, July 29, 2022
    From $6998* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount