Further Afield

Killarney, the Ring of Kerry & the Dingle Peninsula

17th May 2018

7 days from £959

4* central Killarney hotel
Half board accommodation
A full programme of included excursions & guided tours
Direct scheduled flights from Manchester to Cork
Local professional guide on Days 2 to 6
Coach for all included excursions & transfers in Ireland
Two included boat cruises

What We Will See
Cruise on Lough Leane
Crag Cave
The Ring of Kerry
Dingle Peninsula
The Blasket Centre
Blarney Castle
Muckross House
Boat trip to Garnish Island

Beautiful Jersey

1st July 2018

7 Days from £899

Half board accommodation
A full programme of included excursions & guided tours
Direct scheduled flights to Jersey
Blue Badge guide on Days 2, 3, 5 & 6
Coach for all included excursions & transfers in Jersey

What We Will See
Half day Island tour
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
Glass Church
Jersey War Tunnels
Samares Manor
St Helier
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Eric Young Orchid Foundation
La Hougue Bie Museum
Mount Orgueil Castle

Oberammergau 2020 - The Castles & Lakes of Bavaria

16th - 20th July 2020

5 Days from £1199

Thursday 16 July – Travel to Bavaria
We meet at our allocated London airport for our direct scheduled flight to Munich where we are met by our tour manager who will accompany us throughout our tour. We then transfer in our private executive coach to the 3* Hotel Kolberbräu 
in Bad Tölz (or similar) for a four-night half-board stay.

Friday 17 July – Ammersee & Andechs Abbey
This morning you can choose to enjoy time at leisure in the town of Herrsching am Ammersee or join an optional cruise on picturesque Lake Ammersee. In the afternoon we travel on to the gorgeous hilltop monastery of Andechs. Founded in the 10th century, Andechs Abbey has long been a place of pilgrimage with relics reputed to come from Christ’s crown of thorns, and a victory cross of Charlemagne, whose army overran much of Western Europe in the 9th century.

Saturday 18 July – Neuschwanstein & Linderhof
This morning we visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the ‘castle of the fairy tale king’. The shy King Ludwig II had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life but seven weeks after his death in 1886 Neuschwanstein was opened to the public and today it is one of the most popular of all Europe’s castles. We travel on to Linderhof Palace. Built between 1874 and 1878 and the smallest of King Ludwig II’s three royal castles, Linderhof was originally intended as a hunting lodge but later he declared it would be a new Versailles and the wonderful French Rococo interiors and beautiful parkland certainly reflect that ambition.

Sunday 19 July – Oberammergau Passion Play
This morning we take the short journey to the village of Oberammergau and after time for lunch, we take our seats for the Passion Play. The performance runs from 2.30pm till 10.30pm, with a three hour interval for included dinner. After the Play finishes, we transfer back to our hotel. 

Monday 20 July – Munich & Departure
We leave our hotel and travel to Munich. There is the option of a guided city tour followed by free time for lunch, to relax or for sightseeing before travelling to Munich Airport for our direct scheduled flight back to London.

For more information and to book on this holiday, please download the PDF document and complete the enclosed booking form, or contact Head Office on 01629 826531 for a copy to be posted. 


Oberammergau 2020 & The Lake District of Austria

16th - 22nd August 2020

7 days from £1459

Sunday 16 August – Travel to Austria
We meet at our allocated London airport for our scheduled flight to Munich where we will be met by our tour manager. We then transfer
by private executive coach to the 3* Hotel Gasthof Bräuwirth in Lengfelden (or similar) for a five-night half-board stay. 

Monday 17 August – Salzburg & Prien
Salzburg is our destination today and on arrival there is an optional guided tour around the old city taking in sights such as the
Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. The afternoon is at leisure in the Bavarian resort of Prien and you may choose to join our optional short boat trip on Lake Chiemsee to visit King Ludwig II’s fairytale
Herrenchiemsee Castle.

Tuesday 18 August – Wolfgangsee
You have time at leisure in St Gilgen followed by a cruise from St Wolfgang on the picturesque Lake Wolfgangsee. Enjoy a relaxing free
afternoon in St. Wolfgang, or you may choose to join our optional excursion on the SchafbergBahn, the steepest cogwheel railway in
Austria that famously featured in ‘The Sound of Music’.

Wednesday 19 August – Hallein
The salt mines at Hallein, one of the oldest in the world, brought riches to the archbishops and built the magnificent city of Salzburg. At
Berchtesgaden this afternoon you have the option of a visit to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, given to Hitler as a 50th birthday present and unscathed from the bombings of the Allied Forces during World War II.

Thursday 20 August – Bad Ischl & Hallstatt
Kaiservilla at Bad Ischl is the former summer capital of the great Austro-Hungarian monarchy and associated with the Hapsburg’s for
at least 700 years. It was here on 28th July 1914 that the declaration of war on Serbia was signed. We spend the afternoon in the picturesque town of Hallstatt, ‘the pearl of Austria’ — the site of an early Iron Age culture and considered to be Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement.

Friday 21 August – Oberammergau Passion Play
On arrival at Oberammergau we check in to our allocated accommodation for a one night stay. After time for lunch, we take our seats for the Passion Play. The performance starts at 1.30pm with a 3 hour break for a 3 course dinner included in a restaurant.

Saturday 22 August – Departure
We transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight back to London..

For more information and to book on this holiday, please download the PDF document and complete the enclosed booking form, or contact Head Office on 01629 826531 for a copy to be posted. 

Oberammergau & Further Afield Tailor- Made Tours for Groups

As an alternative to the two tours on offer, if 25 or more of your group would like to travel together we can tailormake your Passion Play tour to your exact requirements, exclusively for your group alone. Tours can be tailored to include beautiful areas of Germany, Austria or Italy, including the castles and lakes of Bavaria; the Rhine and Moselle valleys; the Austrian Tyrol and Lake District;
Lake Garda, Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Ferrara.

We will give you one free place for every 15 paying, provide you with free colour marketing to help you promote the tour to your members and handle all invoicing and payments for your members.  

Just tell us what would make the perfect Oberammergau Passion Play holiday for your group and we’ll do it! 

Call us on 01629 826531 for more information.

Special Offers

The Lake District, the Peak District, the Wye Valley; each is packed with a wealth of attractions
to keep your whole family entertained this summer
And in case caves, castles, walks and watersports weren't enough to whet your appetite, we're also extending our fabulous children's discounts so your children 10 and under can stay for free!

The offer extends to all our fantastic summer family holidays at Abbot Hall, Lindors Country House and Willersley Castle hotels, so whether it's Cumbria, Derbyshire or the Welsh-English border, that family holiday just got a little bit more appealing.

We have also added a fabulous offer from £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast on selected dates for our Summer family breaks between 15th July to 2nd September at the hotels below.

Abbot Hall Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Lindors Country House Hotel, nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire

Willersley Castle Hotel, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire

Prices on selected dates £60 per person Dinner Bed and Breakfast, 3 night Minimum Stay. Other package options are available to suit your family's particular holiday requirements. Please call the hotels for dates when this offer is available and further details.

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