2022 Swiss Mountain Rails Tour with Oberammergau Passion Play
Prepare to be moved, inspired and challenged by this event… The Oberammergau Passion Play ›
NEW DATES: Departs Igls, Austria July 29th 2022, for 14 days. Igls, Oberammergau, Chur, Interlaken, Lucerne..
Only 2 Doubles or Twins Remain.
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Please Note: Tour Brochure currently lists June 2022 Tour Departure. Dates here supersede brochure dates.
Day 1, Friday, Jul 29th
On arrival in Munich Airport, you are transferred to the Austrian village of Igls, overlooking Innsbruck. Rest from the flight. We gather this evening for our welcome dinner in our Alpine chalet. [D]
Day 2, Saturday, Jul 30th
We ride a tram down the mountain today for our exploration of the city of Innsbruck, the Winter Capital of the Hapsburg dynasty, and a ride to the top of the Alps for a breathtaking view from 7,000 feet. An afternoon for shopping or arranging a visit to the Swarovski factory.
Day 3, Sunday, Jul 31st
Pack an overnight bag, for our transfer to the village of Oberammergau where we arrive in time for lunch and settle into our overnight accommodation, returning to the theatre in the village for the first half of the performance this afternoon. Prepare for an inspirational experience as we re-live the last week of the earthly life of Jesus. There is a break for our provided dinner and, then we return for the climax of the performance. We are transferred to our overnight accommodation, emotionally drained, but inspired.
Day 4, Monday, Aug 1st
Today we return to our hotel in the village of Igls, for a relaxing afternoon in the pool or the spa.
Day 5, Tuesday, Aug 2nd ^ Top ^
As our luggage is taken on ahead, commence your love affair with the great trains of Europe today on a journey through the Arlberg Pass and the tiny kingdom of Lichtenstein into Switzerland. We arrive in Switzerland’s oldest town, Chur, for a three night stay.
Bernina Express - Chur [B]
Day 6, Wednesday, Aug 3rd
One of the world’s great rail journeys today on the Bernina Express across the Alps to Tirano in Italy. We cross the stunning Landwasser Viaduct, and later “loop the loop” as the Bernina Express descends to the Italian border. So stunning is the scenery that one section of the route has been classed a UNESCO World Heritage site. We retrace our steps into the Alps and our home in Chur.
Day 7, Thursday, Aug 4th
A day-trip rail journey – across the iconic Landwasser Viaduct - to Switzerland’s highest town Davos, famous from the nineteenth century as a “Wellness” centre, and now a venue for international economic conferences. It is a very trendy ski resort in Winter, favoured by the British Royals. Watch out for the corgis.
Glacier Express to Interlaken [B] [D]
Day 8, Friday, Aug 5th
Our luggage is taken on ahead today as we join the world’s favourite little red Swiss mountain train, the Glacier Express. Enjoy breathtaking views from your panorama car as you cross the Alps through the Oberalpass at 7,000 feet. Lunch is served at your seat with million dollar views. We then pass under the Alps through the world’s longest land tunnel, to arrive in our waterfront hotel in Interlaken, our home for 3 nights.
Golden Panorama Express – Interlaken [B]
Day 9, Saturday, Aug 6th
Today the Golden Pass Panoramic train takes you from the Bernese Oberland to Lake Geneva. There is time in Montreux for lunch on the lakefront esplanade or on a steamer on the lake. Home to Interlaken, under the Alps through Lotschberg Tunnel, formerly the world’s longest land tunnel.
Day 10, Sunday, Aug 7th ^ Top ^
A quiet day to take a steamer on the lake, or to pay a visit to the beautiful Alpine village of Grindelwald. It is possible to take an optional excursion to the top of the Jungfrau at 11,330 feet or simply to take a train into Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city and financial capital, nestled on Lake Zurich.
Day 11, Monday, Aug 8th
Skirting the lake this morning, we ascend the Brienzer Rothorn (steam train) for magnificent views to the Eiger. We arrive in lakeside Lucerne for some shopping time in the cobble stone medieval quarter, before our included dinner.
Day 12, Tuesday, Aug 9th
Trains and boats and cable car - to the top of Mount Pilatus for unsurpassed views to Lake Lucerne below. Legend says that Pontius Pilate (Pilatus in German) fled to Switzerland and became a hermit on this mountain after washing his hands of Jesus.
Day 13, Wednesday, Aug 10th
Our last day in the Swiss Alps today, and perhaps the best mountain train ride saved till last. Using Europe’s first ever cog-wheel railway, we climb to the top of the “Queen of the Mountains” for 360 degree Alpine views. Our farewell dinner tonight.
Day 14, Thursday, Aug 11th
The tour ends after breakfast today. There is a transfer to Zurich Airport for those flying home today.
Escorted Tour costs:
$AUD 9,900 per person Twin Share.
Land Content only (i.e. join Munich, leave in Zurich).
Single supplement $AUD 1,400
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$1,000 per person initial deposit is required immediately to confirm your seat. A further $2,500pp deposit is required 12 months before departure. Balance will be payable 4 months before departure.
- Oberammergau Passion Play
- Glacier Express
- Bernina Express
- Golden Panoramic Express
- Rigi Bahn
What’s included?^ Top ^
- Most stops 3 nights
- 4 star city centre hotels and historic village inns with buffet breakfasts
- 6 dinners, 1 lunch
- First Class rail travel in reserved seats with full luggage handling
- Entrance to a performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play
- An Australian historian Tour Director
The TOUR COST does NOT include:^ Top ^
- Hotel incidentals (eg. Mini-bars, telephone calls, laundry), airport and departure taxes, local transport in any city,
- Optional excursions listed or meals other than breakfast and the one restaurant dinner in each city - the first night in each new city, except Lucerne where it takes the form of a farewell dinner.
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