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OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2022

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2022 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. Make your plans today and register ASAP. WE EXPECT SPACE TO SELL OUT – AGAIN. Early Registration Discounts Available

EO Tours is the leader in Oberammergau travel. • Largest distributor of tickets since 1980 • Exclusive hospitality teams in Oberammergau and the surrounding area to assist our guests

• Travel experiences include a full ticket to the Play, round-trip airfare from the NYC area, daily breakfast and dinner*, deluxe motor coaches, many (but not all) excursions, first class hotels, English speaking guides, exclusive Passion Play resources. • EO provides the best value for your dollar. • EO provides generous host travel benefits while handling all the details. Visit www.eo.travel/passionplay to learn more about the Play, see details about EO’s travel experiences, and to register for your trip to Oberammergau.

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Day 6 – Oberammergau & 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 in Oberammergau is included. (Note: exact day of this Passion Play experience is subject to change due to availability of play tickets.) Day 7 – Free Day or Optional Achensee Train, Boat Ride & Rattenberg Excursion Enjoy a free day in the village or join the optional Achensee Train excursion. Travel on a narrow gauge steam cog railway aboard cars pulled by a 100 year old steam engine through 50 miles of the scenic Tyrolean region to scenic Lake Achensee. Enjoy a boat ride and traditional apple strudel, before traveling to the medieval village of Rattenberg for a glass- blowing demonstration and free time. Day 8 – Free Day or Optional Neuschwanstein Excursion Enjoy a free day in the village or take a photo of the fairytale castle 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 optional tour requires you to be in good physical condition as there are many steep stairs and inclines. Day 9 – Depart Munich & return to USA or join an optional extension OBERAMMERGAUPLAYHISTORY

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Day 1 & 2 – Depart the US and arrive in Munich Depart the US and arrive in Munich where you will be met by our local representatives. 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. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your alpine hotel for your seven night stay. Day 3 – Innsbruck The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. This afternoon take a tour to the Stubai Glacier. Day 4 – Castles & Churches Today is a full day of photographic wonders. You will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal and the picture-perfect Church in the Meadow at Wies. You will tour the magnificent Castle of Linderhof, Mad King Ludwig’s main residence. This small royal residence is a delightful fantasy home for any crazy king or up- and-coming mogul. Day 5 – Salzburg Enjoy a full-day musical adventure as you explore the city of Mozart’s birth, Salzburg. You’ll visit the Cathedral and famous Horse Fountain. You’ll 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.”

Since 1634 , the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.

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Switzerland Extension | $1,498*

Italy Extension | $1,498*

Day 9 – Tyrol to Venice Depart your Tyrolean Village and begin your journey to Venice. Drive through the Brenner Pass and enjoy spectacular views of the Dolomites, a mountain range between Austria & Italy. Check in to your hotel in the Venice area for dinner and overnight. Day 10 – Venice Enjoy a full-day tour of Venice. Rising between sea and sky this fascinating city boasts waterways and boats instead of roads and cars, encompassing 118 islands separated by more than 150 canals. 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, enjoy free time to explore on your own. You can shop, stroll along the bridges and canals or even indulge in a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Dinner on own this evening or optional Venice island dinner (price is to be announced). Day 11 – Verona & Lake Garda Travel to Verona, home to Roman ruins and a courtyard that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, whose story was set in Verona. Stop at Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake and enjoy the scenery before continuing on to Milan. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 12 – Milan Explore Milan today, home to great Fashion houses such as Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. This picturesque Italian city boasts the best of the old world and the new. Enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Teatrale alla Scala museumwhere you can learn about the history of Italian operas and see displays full of costumes and set pieces. This afternoon you may shop and explore on your own or take an optional tour to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” mural (price is to be announced). Return to your hotel in Milan for overnight. Dinner is on own this evening. Day 13 – Depart Milan & return to USA

Day 9 – Liechtenstein, St. Gallen & Zurich Depart from your Tyrolean village hotel and journey through the Alps to Switzerland. Visit the postage stamp sized country of Liechtenstein on your way. Step back in time and enjoy the Old World charm of its people and places. Continue your journey with a visit to the Abbey of St. Gallen, which houses one of the richest medieval libraries in the world. Arrive in Zurich and check in to your hotel for your four-night stay. Day 10 – Zurich City Tour Enjoy a half-day morning tour of Zurich. Zurich was home to Huldrich Zwingli, a contemporary of Luther and Calvin, leading the call for Reformation. Zwingli served as pastor of the Grossmunster (Great Church) in the 1520’s. Two other churches here deserve attention. The Fraumunster (Our Lady’s Church) has portions of architecture dating to the 13th century, and boasts stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Finally St. Peter’s Church has the largest church clock face in the world. This afternoon you may choose to join the Rhine Falls optional excursion (price is to be announced). Dinner is on own this evening. Day 11 – Lucerne Travel to beautiful Lucerne where you will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Enjoy a half-day tour of the 14th century city wall, which boasts nine different watchtowers and is one of the best preserved and longest fortifications in Europe. The colorful painted panels of Lucerne’s famous wooden Kappel Bridge depict the city’s history. See the twin towered Jesuit Church, which is one of the most handsome baroque buildings in Switzerland. For comparison visit the Hofkirche, built in the Renaissance style and the Franciscan Church, which was built in the high Gothic style. We will also view the sad and famous Lion Monument of Lucerne, which Mark Twain called the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world. This afternoon you will have the option to explore more of Lucerne on your own or to take an optional cruise on Lake Lucerne (price

is to be announced). Day 12 – Interlaken

This morning travel to Interlaken, the heart of Switzerland. Flower-lined streets and the surrounding mountains will be familiar postcard images to you. Also familiar will be the towering nearby peaks of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. This afternoon enjoy free time to wander, shop, and explore this town between two lakes, or you can take an optional cog wheel train ride from Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald (price is to be announced). Dinner is on own this evening. Day 13 – Depart Zurich & return to USA

Village Extended Stay| $598* Day 9 – 12

Enjoy four additional nights in your quaint Tyrolean Village hotel with breakfast and dinner included each day. You will be on your own for touring during your extended stay. Your extended stay does include a return transfer to Munich airport. Day 13 – Transfer to Munich & return to USA

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

Purchase Domestic Airfare through EO Includes Fuel Surcharges, Transfers and Taxes (subject to change) To Fly from a City near you call 1-800-247-0017 X590 or register online at www.eo.travel Daily Breakfast & Dinner, Deluxe Motorcoaches Passion Play Ticket for full 6 hour performance First Class Hotels & much more! * All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE INCLUDES: Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing Round-trip International Airfare from New York Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; see fine print for details Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes Subject to change Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees Starting at $4,498* from New York

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and -- from across the river -- see Leopoldskron Palace, which is famous as the film location for “The Sound of Music.” Day 6 – Oberammergau & 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 in Oberammergau is included. (Note: exact day of this Passion Play experience is subject to change due to availability of play tickets.) Day 7 – Free Day or Optional Achensee Train, Boat Ride & Rattenberg Excursion Enjoy a free day in the village or join the optional Achensee Train excursion. Travel on a narrow gauge steam cog railway aboard cars pulled by a 100 year old steam engine through 50 miles of the scenic Tyrolean region to scenic Lake Achensee. Enjoy a boat ride and traditional apple strudel, before traveling to the medieval village of Rattenberg for a glass- blowing demonstration and free time. Day 8 – Free Day or Optional Neuschwanstein Excursion Enjoy a free day in the village or take a photo of the fairytale castle 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 optional tour requires you to be in good physical condition as there are many steep stairs and inclines. Day 9 – Depart Munich & return to USA or join an optional extension

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Day 1 & 2 – Depart the US and arrive in Munich Depart the US and arrive in Munich where you will be met by our local representatives. 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. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your alpine hotel for your seven night stay. Day 3 – Innsbruck The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. This afternoon you may opt to take an afternoon tour to the Stubai Glacier. Day 4 – Castles & Churches Today is a full day of photographic wonders. You will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal and the picture-perfect Church in the Meadow at Wies. You will tour the magnificent Castle of Linderhof, Mad King Ludwig’s main residence. This small royal residence is a delightful fantasy home for any crazy king or up- and-coming mogul. Day 5 – Salzburg Enjoy a full-day musical adventure as you explore the city of Mozart’s birth, Salzburg. You’ll visit the Cathedral and famous Horse Fountain. You’ll view Hellbrunn Castle, Mirabell Palace

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Since 1634 , the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.

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Switzerland Extension | $1,498*

Italy Extension | $1,498*

Day 9 – Liechtenstein, St. Gallen & Zurich Depart from your Tyrolean village hotel and journey through the Alps to Switzerland. Visit the postage stamp sized country of Liechtenstein on your way. Step back in time and enjoy the Old World charm of its people and places. Continue your journey with a visit to the Abbey of St. Gallen, which houses one of the richest medieval libraries in the world. Arrive in Zurich and check in to your hotel for your four-night stay. Day 10 – Zurich City Tour Enjoy a half-day morning tour of Zurich. Zurich was home to Huldrich Zwingli, a contemporary of Luther and Calvin, leading the call for Reformation. Zwingli served as pastor of the Grossmunster (Great Church) in the 1520’s. Two other churches here deserve attention. The Fraumunster (Our Lady’s Church) has portions of architecture dating to the 13th century, and boasts stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Finally St. Peter’s Church has the largest church clock face in the world. This afternoon you may choose to join the Rhine Falls optional excursion (price to be announced). Dinner is on own this evening. Day 11 – Lucerne Travel to beautiful Lucerne where you will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Enjoy a half-day tour of the 14th century city wall, which boasts nine different watchtowers and is one of the best preserved and longest fortifications in Europe. The colorful painted panels of Lucerne’s famous wooden Kappel Bridge depict the city’s history. See the twin towered Jesuit Church, which is one of the most handsome baroque buildings in Switzerland. For comparison visit the Hofkirche, built in the Renaissance style and the Franciscan Church, which was built in the high Gothic style. We will also view the sad and famous Lion Monument of Lucerne, which Mark Twain called the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world. This afternoon you will have the option to explore more of Lucerne on your own or to take an optional cruise on Lake Lucerne (price to be announced). Day 12 – Interlaken This morning travel to Interlaken, the heart of Switzerland. Flower-lined streets and the surrounding mountains will be familiar postcard images to you. Also familiar will be the towering nearby peaks of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. This afternoon enjoy free time to wander, shop, and explore this town between two lakes, or you can take an optional cog wheel train ride from Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald (price to be announced). Dinner is on own this evening. Day 13 – Depart Zurich & return to USA

Day 9 – Tyrol to Venice Depart your Tyrolean Village and begin your journey to Venice. Drive through the Brenner Pass and enjoy spectacular views of the Dolomites, a mountain range between Austria & Italy. Check in to your hotel in the Venice area for dinner and overnight. Day 10 – Venice Enjoy a full-day tour of Venice. Rising between sea and sky, this fascinating city boasts waterways and boats instead of roads and cars, encompassing 118 islands separated by more than 150 canals. 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, enjoy free time to explore on your own. You can shop, stroll along the bridges and canals or even indulge in a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Dinner on own this evening or optional Venice island dinner (price to be announced). Day 11 – Verona & Lake Garda Travel to Verona, home to Roman ruins and a courtyard that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, whose story was set in Verona. Stop at Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake and enjoy the scenery before continuing on to Milan. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 12 – Milan Explore Milan today, home to great Fashion houses such as Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. This picturesque Italian city boasts the best of the old world and the new. Enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Teatrale alla Scala museum where you can learn about the history of Italian operas and see displays full of costumes and set pieces. This afternoon you may shop and explore on your own or take an optional tour to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” mural (price to be announced). Return to your hotel in Milan for overnight. Dinner is on own this evening. Day 13 – Depart Milan & return to USA

Village Extended Stay| $598* Day 9 – 12

Enjoy four additional nights in your quaint Tyrolean Village hotel with breakfast and dinner included each day. You will be on your own for touring during your extended stay. Your extended stay does include a return transfer to Munich airport. Day 13 – Transfer to Munich & return to USA

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

Purchase Domestic Airfare through EO Includes Fuel Surcharges, Transfers and Taxes (subject to change) To Fly from a City near you call 1-800-247-0017 X590 or register online at www.eo.travel Daily Breakfast & Dinner, Deluxe Motorcoaches Passion Play Ticket for full 6 hour performance First Class Hotels & much more! * All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE INCLUDES: Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing Round-trip International Airfare from New York Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; see fine print for details Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes Subject to change Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees Starting at $4,298* from New York

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$200 Register by October 31, 2020

$150 Register by December 31, 2020

$100 Register by March 31, 2021 $50 Register by September 30, 2021

$75 Register by June 30, 2021

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Day 1 - Depart USA Day 2 - Arrive in Munich, Germany

Arrive in Munich where you will be met by our local representatives. 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. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your hotel. Day 3 - Innsbruck, Austria The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day, morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, the Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. Day 4 - Ettal, Oberammergau, and 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 Visit Regensburg UNESCO World Heritage Site, cultural centre of southern Germany in the Middle Ages. Visit St. Peter’s Cathedral, then explore and shop on your own before traveling to Prague for an overnight. Day 6 - Prague, Czech Republic This morning tour Prague, and see why it is considered one of Europe’s most spectacular cities. Enjoy a walking tour in Prague’s Old Town. In the afternoon visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, then cross the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. Day 7 - Dresden and Leipzig, Germany This morning travel to Dresden for a tour of the city. Visit the Frauenkirche (“Church of Our Lady”). The church, built between 1726 and 1743, was destroyed by Allied bombs during WWII. The ruins lay untouched until after the reunification of Germany. Reconstruction took 13 years, and the church was re-consecrated with a festive two- day service lasting through Reformation Day on October 31, 2005. This afternoon you’ll journey to Leipzig. Here you’ll walk to St. Thomas Church where Martin Luther preached and Bach served as cantor and choir director. It contains a large stained glass window depicting Luther with his translation of the Bible. See also the Neues Rathaus, the city hall built over the castle where Johann Eck and Martin Luther debated in 1519. Overnight in Leipzig. Day 8 - Berlin, Germany Your morning driving tour of Berlin will introduce you to such sites as the Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag, whose transparent dome represents the open government of the nation. Pass the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, left as a poignant reminder of what was lost in the Second World War and stop at a section of the Berlin Wall, a stark testimony to the once divided city. Dinner and overnight in Berlin. and from the play’s theater. Day 5 - Regensburg - Prague

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Day 9 - Berlin Journey to Museum Island to visit the Pergamum Museum and see the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate from Babylon. Take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point from East to West Berlin during the Cold War Era, before wandering through the museum. Return to your hotel in Berlin for dinner and overnight. Day 10 - Return to USA

OBERAMMERGAUPLAYHISTORY

Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.

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Starting at $4,698* from New York

Purchase Domestic Airfare through EO Includes Fuel Surcharges, Transfers and Taxes (subject to change) To Fly from a City near you call 1-800-247-0017 X590 or register online at www.eo.travel Daily Breakfast & Dinner, Deluxe Motorcoaches Passion Play Ticket for full 6 hour performance First Class Hotels & much more! * All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE INCLUDES: Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing Round-trip International Airfare from New York Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; see fine print for details Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes Subject to change Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees June 1 • June 15 • June 29 July 13 • July 22 • August 10 • August 24 September 7 • September 21 (Munich & Rome Pre-Tours Available on June 29 - call for details)

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Day 1 – Depart USA Day 2 – Munich

Arrive in Munich where our local representatives will meet you. 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. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your alpine hotel. Day 3 – Innsbruck, Village Overnight This morning visit Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s Tyrol region. Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th-century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, the Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Afterwards, you’ll have time to 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 in Oberammergau is included. (Note: exact day of this Passion Play experience is subject to change due to availability of play tickets.) Day 5 - Travel to Venice explore the medieval city on your own. Day 4 - Oberammergau Passion Play Depart your Tyrolean Village and begin your journey to Venice. Drive through the Brenner Pass and enjoy spectacular views of the Dolomites, a mountain range between Austria & Italy. Check in to your hotel in the Venice area for dinner and overnight. Day 6 - Venice visit and Continue to Florence area Travel by boat to the magical city of Venice. Rising between sea and sky, this fascinating city boasts waterways and boats instead of roads and cars, encompassing 118 islands separated by more than 150 canals. 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, enjoy free time to explore on your own. You can shop, stroll along the bridges and canals or even indulge in a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Continue to Florence for dinner and overnight. Day 7 - Florence The elegant city of Florence is nestled between a line of hills and the banks of the Arno River. During your stay enjoy the beautiful gardens and a leisurely stroll through the open-air markets. Every street, square and winding alley of Florence is a showcase for Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance grandeur. Among Florence’s masterpieces you’ll see the Piazza della Signoria with its Neptune Fountain and Vecchio Palace, the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral which houses Michelangelo’s unfinished Pietá , the Baptistry which features Ghiberti’s famous Gates of Paradise , and the Academy where you can view some of Michelangelo’s finished and unfinished works, including the awe-inspiring David . Day 8 - Assisi Your journey continues as you travel to Assisi, the charming medieval town once home to Saint Francis. Just two years after his death, the large Basilica was started in his memory. At one time the land on which the church stands was an execution ground for condemned criminals.

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many great works of art. Overnight in Rome area. Day 9 - Rome, Catacombs, St. Paul Outside the Walls

This morning visit the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The present structure stands over the place where Emperor Constantine built the first church over the grave of Paul the Apostle. Step beneath the surface into the Catacombs of Callixtus built along the Appian Way. Explore the romance of Rome as you climb the graceful Spanish Steps and stop at the famous Trevi Fountain. Legend says those who toss a coin into the fountain will one day return to Rome to toss another into the waters of Trevi. Day 10 - Christian Rome Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Vatican’s Museums, which houses a world-renowned collection of art and antiquities. The tour will include the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo painted the ceiling between 1508 and 1512 and later painted The Last Judgment . Then walk through St. Peter’s Basilica, built over the Byzantine and Middle Ages structures that marked the tomb of the Apostle Peter. Finish the day at the Pantheon, built by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC to 14 AD). Emperor Hadrian rebuilt it around 126 AD. Day 11 - Ancient Rome Begin today by exploring the many wonders of ancient Rome including the magnificent Colosseum. From the most sacred hill of ancient Rome, Campidoglio, view the Forum. See the Circus Maximus, Arch of Titus, famous Baths of Caracalla and Arch of Constantine as well as the Victor Emmanuel Monument and the Monti Region, Rome’s most ancient neighborhood which spreads over three of her seven hills. This afternoon is free to explore on your own or rest for the return flight home. Day 12 - Depart Rome and Return to USA

Since 1634, the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.

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Day 1 - Depart USA for Zurich Day 2 - Zurich

Arrive in Zurich today. Zurich was home to Huldrich Zwingli, a contemporary of Luther and Calvin, who led the call for Reformation. Zwingli served as pastor of the Grossmünster (Great Church) in the 1520’s. Two other churches here deserve attention. The Fraumünster (Our Lady’s Church) has portions of architecture dating to the 13th century, and boasts stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Finally St. Peter’s Church has the largest church clockface in the world. Check in to your hotel for overnight. Day 3 - Lucerne Travel to beautiful Lucerne where you will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. The 14th century city wall, boasting nine different watchtowers, is one of the best preserved and longest fortifications in Europe. The colorful painted panels of Lucerne’s famous wooden Kappel Bridge depict the city’s history. See the twin-towered Jesuit Church, which is one of the most handsome baroque buildings in Switzerland. For comparison visit the Hofkirche, built in the Renaissance style, and the Franciscan Church, which was built in the high Gothic style. We will also view the sad and famous Lion Monument of Lucerne, which Mark Twain called the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world. Carved out of a sheer sandstone cliff it depicts a dying lion with its chin sagging on its shield. Dinner is on own this evening. Day 4 - Interlaken This morning travel to Interlaken, the heart of Switzerland. Flower-lined streets and the surrounding mountains will be familiar postcard images to you. Also familiar will be the towering nearby peaks of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. Enjoy free time to wander, shop, and explore this town between two lakes. Travel across incredible Swiss mountain ranges, catch glimpses of glaciers and travel through breathtaking mountains. Day 5 - Zermatt and the Matterhorn Today travel to the mountain town Zermatt, where only horse-drawn vehicles are permitted. Explore the village and enjoy its magnificent view of the Matterhorn. Take an Optional cog-wheel train ride up the Gornergrat mountain (additional cost) for breath-taking, up-close views. Day 6 - Gruyere and Lausanne Take time to explore the medieval stronghold of Gruyere, a charming hilltop town surrounded by a wall and dominated by a castle. You can sample the local cheese and learn how it is made. Continue to Lausanne, a beautiful city settled along the north shores of Lake Geneva. While touring the city of Lausanne you will see the beautiful 18th century architecture, as well Today journey to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The city centre of Bern is a recognized UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. Bern is known for its largely medieval city centre and its famous Zytglogge, an elaborate medieval clock tower with moving puppets. In the old city is the Münster, a 15th century Gothic cathedral. Continue on to your Alps village to check in to your hotel for the evening. Day 8 - Ettal, 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 9 - Innsbruck The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day, morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th- century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. Day 10 - Return to USA as the 13th century Lausanne Cathedral. Day 7 - Bern & Travel to Oberammergau

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June 20 – Tyrol to Venice Depart your Tyrolean Village and begin your journey to Venice. Drive through the Brenner Pass and enjoy spectacular views of the Dolomites, a mountain range between Austria & Italy. Check in to your hotel in the Venice area for dinner and overnight. June 21 – Venice Enjoy a full-day tour of Venice. Rising between sea and sky this fascinating city boasts waterways and boats instead of roads and cars, encompassing 118 islands separated by more than 150 canals. 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, enjoy free time to explore on your own. You can shop, stroll along the bridges and canals or even indulge in a gondola ride along the Grand Canal. Dinner on own this evening or optional Venice island dinner (Additional charge. Pricing for 2022 is TBA) . June 22 – Verona & Lake Garda Travel to Verona, home to Roman ruins and a courtyard that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, whose story was set in Verona. Stop at Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake and enjoy the scenery before continuing on to Milan. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. June 23 – Milan Explore Milan today, home to great Fashion houses such as Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. This picturesque Italian city boasts the best of the old world and the new. Enjoy a city tour and a visit to the Teatrale alla Scala museum where you can learn about the history of Italian operas and see displays full of costumes and set pieces. This afternoon you may shop and explore on your own or take an optional tour to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” mural (Additional charge. Pricing for 2022 is TBA) . Return to your hotel in Milan for overnight. Dinner is on own this evening.

Since 1634 , the most famous Passion Play in the world has taken place in Oberammergau. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years, will be continued for the 42nd time in 2022. It is regarded as the most important Passion Play in the world. The village at the edge of the Bavarian Alps expects approximately 500,000 visitors for the passion play, over half of which will be international guests. A special law is in effect to ensure that all actors of the world’s largest amateur dramatic performance come from the village. All participants, from actors playing the big speaking parts such as Jesus, Mary or Judas, through members of the choir, orchestra members, firemen and ushers, must have been born in Oberammergau or lived there for at least 20 years. Over 2,000 Oberammergau villagers will participate in the 2022 Passion Play.

June 24 – Depart Milan & return to USA

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Day 1 - Depart USA for Munich Day 2 - Munich, Germany

Arrive in Munich where our local representatives will meet you. 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. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your alpine hotel. Day 3 - Innsbruck, Austria The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day, morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th-century. You’ll view Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, the Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own. Day 4 - Ettal, Oberammergau, and 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 in Oberammergau is included. Day 5 - Travel to Switzerland – Bern Today journey to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The city centre of Bern is a recognized UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. Bern is known for its largely medieval city centre and its famous Zytglogge, an elaborate medieval clock tower with moving puppets. End your time exploring and shopping in the arcades, the old town covered shopping promenades. Continue on to an Alps village above Lake Geneva to check in to your hotel for the evening. Day 6 - Gruyere and Lausanne Take time to explore the medieval stronghold of Gruyere, a charming hilltop town surrounded by a wall and dominated by a castle. You can sample the local cheese and learn how it is made. Continue to Lausanne, a beautiful city settled along the north shores of Lake Geneva. While touring the city of Lausanne you will see the beautiful 18th century architecture, as well as the 13th century Lausanne Cathedral. Day 7 - Zermatt and the Matterhorn Today travel to the mountain town Zermatt, where only horse-drawn vehicles are permitted. Explore the village and enjoy its magnificent view of the Matterhorn. Take an optional cog-wheel train ride up the Gornergrat mountain (additional cost) for breathtaking, up-close views. Day 8 - Interlaken and Zurich This morning travel to Interlaken, the heart of Switzerland. Flower-lined streets and the surrounding mountains will be familiar postcard images to you. Also familiar will be the towering nearby peaks of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. Enjoy free time to wander, shop, and explore this town between two lakes. Travel across incredible Swiss mountain ranges, catching glimpses of glaciers while making your way to Zurich. Zurich was home to Huldrich Zwingli, a contemporary of Luther and Calvin, who led the call for Reformation. Zwingli served as pastor of the Grossmünster (Great Church) in the 1520’s. Two other churches here deserve attention. The Fraumünster (Our Lady’s Church) has portions of architecture dating to the 13th century, and boasts stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Finally, St. Peter’s Church has the largest church clockface in the world. Check in to your hotel for overnight. Dinner is on your own this evening.

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