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A CRUISE ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE AND THE PASSION PLAY IN OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU - OBERAMMERGAU - MUNICH

Set off and discover culturally and historically fascinating towns and cities, from Budapest to Passau. Discover ancient kingdoms full of history, wander around Schönbrunn Palace and visit the breathtaking Wachau Valley, the most picturesque part of the Danube on which the majestic Dürnstein Castle sits. Then, take part in a performance anchored in centuries-old religious tradition in the heart of the legendary village of Oberammergau. The Oberammergau Passion Play, which has taken place every 10 years for over 4 centuries, brings together the inhabitants of the village, who play the role of the main religious figures during an impressive outdoor theatre piece. This event, founded on a promise made over 400 years ago, now attracts spectators from all over the world!

Trip code : OBP_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU - Oberammergau

Travel Dates :2022

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • INCLUDED:
    • Orchestra-seat tickets to the Passion Play
    • 2 nights in the Oberammergau region
  • Discover the greatest cities along the Danube
  • Bask in the idyllic scenery of the Wachau Valley
  • Imperial Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace(1)
  • Budapest, with a wonder at every turn(1)
     
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music.
Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest. The metropole was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, with its winding streets, Turkish baths and Buda Castle; and Pest, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube. DISCOVERY: Budapest bike tour. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride: a unique way to see the city's historic center. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.
We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. Lined by the Danube, Bratislava intrigues. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city which reveals magnificent baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. The pastel-colored façades give its many houses their unique style. DISCOVERY: Hiking in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. Our ship will cruise to Vienna. This evening, enjoy some free time or join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Vienna by night. Vienna symbolizes power and strength through its architecture and monuments. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatize the lovely baroque structures.

DAY 4

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, a former summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs. We'll travel on The Ring, part of the vast changes to the Viennese cityscape that took place in the second half of the nineteenth century, before arriving at the palace. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in Austria. This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. The Palace is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. You will visit the Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments and access the 19 official and private rooms that once belonged to Franz Joseph and Elisabeth. The Imperial Apartments are a reflection of the monarchic splendor. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability). Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. We'll start cruising during the night.
We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. You will be able to stroll through the streets of this medieval town and visit the Baroque abbey. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. In the evening, we'll start cruising towards Passau. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before discovering Passau on your own. With its charm and unique atmosphere, the "city of three rivers” is one of the most impressive sites located on the course of the Danube. 300 years ago, Italian master architects rebuilt the city in baroque style with high towers and picturesque squares which you'll get to see while ambling down lovely paved streets. We'll have lunch in town. Around 2.00 p.m., departure by coach to Oberammergau, known throughout the world for its Passion Play. After checking into a 3-star hotel, you'll enjoy dinner in the area.
You'll be transferred by coach to the village. Enjoy the morning and lunch on your own. Use this time to stroll and take in the atmosphere and wonderful pastel-painted homes--some dating back to the 13th century--decorated with religious motifs. After, you'll be transferred to the theater for the performance of the spectacular Passion Play. In 1633, the residents vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague, they would produce a play thereafter depicting the life and death of Jesus. Performed during years ending in zero, it is considered as one of the grandest in the world. The production involves over 2,000 performers, musicians, and stage hands--all residents of the village. They rehearse for over six months and present the play over 100 times during a performance year. The open-air theater adds to the magic of the show. We have reserved the best orchestra seats for our customers. A meal is included with the show and will be served during intermission. After the show, you'll be transferred to the hotel by coach.
In the morning, you'll be transferred by coach to the Munich airport. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

your cruise with all meals from dinner on D1 to buffet breakfast on D6 - drinks on board the ship (excluding drinks from our wine list and those from our special list at the bar) - extended stay in Oberammergau on half-board basis from dinner on D6 to breakfast on D8, accommodation in a three-star hotel, ticket to the Oberammergau Passion Play in category 1 + meal during intermission, transportation by coach, the services of a guide from D6 to D8, lunch on D6 - accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - welcome cocktail - onboard entertainment - gala dinner and evening - assistance from our onboard host/hostess - travel assistance/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

 

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2022

Included in tour package Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest Bratislava Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Durnstein Melk abbey

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 498 AUD

On-board : 582 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2022

Included in tour package Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest Bratislava Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Viennese music concert (subject to availability) Durnst

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 615 AUD

On-board : 717 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2022

Included in tour package Folklore evening in Budapest Budapest by bike(1) Hiking in Bratislava : the little Carpathians Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Durnstein Me

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 541 AUD

On-board : 632 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2022

Included in tour package Folklore evening in Budapest Budapest by bike(1) Hiking in Bratislava : the little Carpathians Vienna by night Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Concert of Vi

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 656 AUD

On-board : 768 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 74 AUD

On-board : 82 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of thei

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 91 AUD

On-board : 101 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 44 AUD

On-board : 49 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 121 AUD

On-board : 136 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Budapest by bike

From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We&

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 74 AUD

On-board : 82 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklo

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 66 AUD

On-board : 74 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 47 AUD

On-board : 52 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 47 AUD

On-board : 52 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we&#

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 65 AUD

On-board : 73 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 102 AUD

On-board : 115 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. W

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 50 AUD

On-board : 57 AUD

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drinks from our special lists, drinks served during excursions, transfers and Oberammergau extended stay - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be booked and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers other than those mentioned in the program - personal expenses.