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Oberammergau River Cruise & Tour

August 4-15, 2022

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Specialty River Cruise

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany discovering some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. You’ll also be our guest in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the once-a-decade performance season of the world-renowned “Passion Play”. Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 7 Nights Elegant River Cruise Accommodations
  • 4 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Includes excursions with Certified Local Guides.
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily
  • 3 Breakfasts and 1 dinner during land portion
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station.
  • Premium coffees, cappuccinos & lattes.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St Martin's Cathedral
  • Passau Guided walk
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Guided Innsbruck sightseeing
  • Complimentary bottled water daily.
  • Travel by motorcoach to Oberammergau to attend the Passion Play
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Rhine Oberammergau River Cruise
Welcome to Budapest!

Welcome to Hungary. Your ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 PM and Guests must be on board ship by 5:00 PM. Your day in Budapest is free to explore at your leisure. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise
Budapest

The pearl of the Danube in the heart of Europe. This afternoon choose among a wide selection of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some time exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise
Bratislava & Hainburg

Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral. During lunchtime enjoy a short sailing to Hainburg. Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - The Passion Play
Vienna

Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.

Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.
This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Melk, Austria
Durnstein - Wachau Valley

Today join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, or for a more active option join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Ybbs. Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town or Take a guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. This evening enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board as we sail to Linz.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Linz
Linz

Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Passau
Schlogen Oxbow - Passau, Germany

This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Take a Guided City Walk into Passau, the beautiful “City of Three Rivers”, or join your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Before sailing to Deggendorf take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal.
Accommodations: Avalon Passion

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Neuschwanstein Castle
Deggendorf - Innsbruck

This morning bid farewell to your crew after breakfast and take a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to Kind Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, high above the village of Hohenschwangau. Continue to Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian region of Tyrol, for a 2-night stay.
Accommodations: Hilton Innsbruck

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Innsbruck
Innsbruck

Join your local guide for a morning Guided Sightseeing of Innsbruck, visit St. James Cathedral and the Hofkirche. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore Innsbruck on your own, or take an optional excursion to the Swarovski Crystal World in the nearby Wattens. This evening a Tyrolean optional dinner will be on offer.
Accommodations: Hilton Innsbruck

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - The Passion Play
Oberammergau

This morning a motorcoach transfer will take you to Oberammergau for the highlight of the vacation: the original “Passion Play”, which is performed only once a decade by the residents of the village since 1634. Dinner will be served during intermission.
Accommodations: Romantik Hotel Boeld

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Munich
Munich

This morning, depart for Germany’s lively city–Munich. With its historical museums, splendid English Garden, traditional cafés, and delightful shops, Munich offers plenty to see and do. A local guide will show you the highlights of this fascinating city. An evening optional dinner is on offer.
Accommodations: Le Meridien Munich

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Munich
Munich - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this wonderful area and the fabulous new friends we have made. Transfer to the airport as needed for your flight home.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Single Occupancy is on request only, please contact us for availability and pricing.

Category E – Fixed Window
Double - $7606 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $6000 USD

Category D – Fixed Window
Double - $7855 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $6200 USD

Category B – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony
Double - $9005 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $7100 USD

Category A – Panorama Suite - Open Air Balcony
Double - $9055 CAD per person(sharing a cabin) - approx. $7200 USD

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy is on request only. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $250 per person due at time of booking.
A second payment of $500 due on June 1, 2021

Final Payment due - May 1, 2022

*Any payments are non-refundable after their due date. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Please note that if travel restrictions related to Covid-19 affect our tour travel plans, do not worry. We will reschedule our trip, free of any additional costs, for as many times as needed on future dates until travel can safely take place. It is also important to note that all our tours comply with the utmost standards of safety and hygiene protocols to ensure your well being during your visit.

 

Activity Level

Low Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours. Avalon offers specialized tours for those with mobility issues.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Other than beer and wine with meals as noted)
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of pre/post night hotel
  • Airport Transfers

 

Hosted by:

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers may be purchased through Avalon on the scheduled tour start and finish dates. If you plan to arrive early or stay extra nights in Munich let us know and we can quote individual transfers based on your needs.

Arrival Transfer - Budapest - $75 CAD
Departure Transfer - Munich - $65 CAD

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Once flight booking for this tour opens we are please to offer a flight booking service. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. A service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Budapest
The recommended earliest arrival time is 6:00 AM
Must be on the ship by 3:30 PM

Depart from Munich
Flights should not leave before 6:00 AM
Last operating departure transfer is by 6:00 PM

Flight Quote

 

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Avalon Passion
Avalon Passion

We're so passionate about our Suite Ships, we christened one the Avalon Passion. Joining our fleet of Suite Ships in 2016, the Passion graces Europe's waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver. Passengers board their home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion's Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It's the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. Pack your own passions and cruise your way on the Avalon Passion.

Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Hilton Innsbruck
Hilton Innsbruck

A modern 176 room hotel in the heart of Austria's Olympic town. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, access in the guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). There is a fitness room with sauna, a contemporary restaurant serving fresh local Tyrolean produce and a sophisticated bar area for drinks and cocktails.

Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Romantik Hotel Boeld
Romantik Hotel Boeld

Overlooking the Kofel mountain, this charming three story chalet-style hotel has the Ammer river nearby. In the elegant restaurant and bar with terrace you can taste delicious regional specialties. The modern spa includes a hammam, a sauna and a whirlpool tub. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Women's Travel Club Oberammergau River Cruise - Le Meriden Munich
Le Meridien Munich

A chic 381 room modern design hotel. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Spa facilities include a refreshing indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and modern gym. The elegant restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine and has a courtyard for outside dining in the summertime. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and evening in the cool bar.

 

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts.

Pre-Tour Hotel - Intercontinental Budapest
Few would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.
Double Rate (Sharing a room) - $205 CAD per person/per night

Post-Tour Hotel - Le Meridien Munich
A chic 381 room modern design hotel. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Spa facilities include a refreshing indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and modern gym. The elegant restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine and has a courtyard for outside dining in the summertime. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day and evening in the cool bar.
Double Rate (Sharing a room) - $273 CAD per person/per night