5 days

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The fantastical fortresses of Ludwig, the ‘Fairy Tale King’

Of all the attractions to combine with the once-a-decade spectacle of the Oberammergau Passion Play, few could be more enchanting and memorable than the 19th century ‘Dream Castles’ of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. These fortresses, palaces and country houses, all set in landscapes of Alpine splendour, were like none that came before – so romantic and beautiful that they appear taken from the pages of a fairy-tale. Ludwig’s story had no happy ending, but his fantastical architectural visions live on, bewitching visitors to the present day. Discover the reality behind the dreams in expert company on this outstanding itinerary.

*Please note that hotel names are confirmed to us by the Passion Play organisers closer to the departure date. Single travellers are allocated single rooms during the nights in the Oberammergau area; in other hotels they are allocated a twin/double room for sole occupancy.

Tour highlights:

  • Witness the Oberammergau Passion Play with Category 2 Tickets
  • Admire the stunning Herrenchiemsee Palace just outside of Munich, referred to as the ‘Bavarian Versailles’
  • Stay in majestic Alpine surroundings in Füssen, near to the world-renowned Neuschwanstein Castle

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £450

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Giles MacDonogh

Andante Guide Lecturer

Giles MacDonogh is an academically trained historian and the author of fifteen books: eleven on history and another four on wine. Most of the history books are about Germany and span the period from the birth of Frederick the Great until the reign of Angela Merkel.

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Neuschwanstein Castle at sunrise
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Hotel Category B (equivalent to 4-star)*
  • Category 2 Tickets for the Passion Play & Passion Play textbook in English
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
31 August 2022 AOBC220831 31 August 2022 (Wednesday) 4 September 2022 (Sunday) Giles MacDonogh £2,475
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