Highlights: Munich, The Marienplatz, Landsberg am lech, Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau Castle, Eibsee Lake, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, The Laber, Oberammergau
TOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
$925.00 – Non-refundable deposit due at registration
$925.00 – Due November 15, 2019
$925.00 – Due January 15, 2020
Tour Balance due June 20, 2020, 90 days prior to departure date.
Travel Insurance is available upon request. See Travel Insurance Tab for cost and other details.
***Please make sure to fill out registration form after making deposit payment. You are not registered for the tour until we receive your registration details.***
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Day 1 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – DEPARTURE
Today we depart Charlotte for our overnight flight to Munich.
Day 2 – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – ARRIVE MUNICH
We arrive in Munich early this morning where we will be met by our tour manager and private deluxe motor coach. Today we will tour Munich, the capital of Bavaria. One of our first stops will be the Neues Rathaus, Munich’s town hall, located on the Marienplatz. The Neues Rathaus houses the famous Glockenspiel that since 1908 has chimed each day from March to October at 1100, 1200 and 1700, with automatons acting out episodes from the 1600s. The Marienplatz has been the center of the city since the 12th century. It is named for the Marian column that dates from 1638 and celebrates the withdrawal of Swedish troops during the 30 Years’ War. We will tour the Munich Residenz Museum and visit the Asam Church or the English Gardens. Following check-in at our centrally located hotel we will enjoy a welcome dinner at a Munich beer hall.
Day 3 – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – MUNICH / LANDSBERG am LECH / SCHWAGAU / FUSSEN
This morning we depart Munich and travel to Landsberg am Lech, an important point on the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. The town is beautifully positioned in the country-side with a breathtaking view of the Alps in the distance. In the 20th century, Landsberg am Lech became best known as the location of the prison where Hitler was incarcerated. It was in this period of time that Hitler wrote Mein Kampf. Traveling on we will visit Neuschwanstein Castle prior to checking into our hotel for the evening in the Schwagau und Fussen area.
Day 4 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBR 23 -SCHWGAU / FUSSEN / GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
This morning we will enjoy a guided tour of Hohenschwangau Castle followed by a visit to the Museum of Bavarian Kings. En route to Gamisch-Partenkirchen we will stop in Ettal and visit Linderhof Palace, the smallest of the palaces built by King Ludwig II and the only one he lived to see completed. Linderhof Palace is a Schloss in Germany. A Schloss is similar to a country house or stately home. Our day will conclude in Gamisch-Partenkirchen.
Day 5 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
This morning we awake beneath the Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany. Garmisch-Partenkirchen was formed when the two towns united in 1935. The area is renowned for skiing, ice skating and hiking. The Partenkirchen section of the town retains the old charm of a traditional Bavarian town with its cobblestone streets and quaint shops. Garmisch on the other hand is more fashionable, making the town ideal for visitors to see the best of German culture. Today we will take the Cogwheel train from Gamisch-Partenkirchen to Eibsee. You will have time to the explore the Eibsee lake and the surrounding area or you may opt for the addition of a trip on the cable car from Eibsee to Zigspitze. There is an additional charge for the cable car to Zigspitze as outlined on the registration form. We will enjoy dinner and our second overnight in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Day 6 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN / OBERAMMERGAU
This morning is leisure time for you to tour the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and do some shopping if you chose. We will travel to Oberammergau where you will have time to explore the delightful village of Oberammergau or you may take the cable car to the top of the mountain, the Laber, for a spectacular view of the Ammergau Alps. We will check into our hotel and relax at a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 7 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – OBERAMMERGAU AND THE PASSION PLAY
This morning you may continue visiting the many quaint shops of Oberammergau. Following lunch Part I of the Passion Play begins at 1:30 PM. We break for dinner from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, at which time Part II begins and continues until 9:30 PM. The famous Passion Play has been performed every 10 years since 1634 by the residents of Oberammergau as an act of thanksgiving for having been spared from the bubonic plague that ravaged the region. It depicts the events in the life of Christ from his visit to Jerusalem to the crucifixion and the resurrection. The play is a captivating and emotive play, a testimony of religious faith, and an outstanding cultural event! Following the play you will return to your hotel for the evening.
Day 8 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – OBERAMMERGAU / MUNICH / USA
This morning you will board a private coach for your trip to the Munich airport and your return flight to the USA.
Travel Insurance (Optional)
Though this is optional we strongly urge you to consider purchasing trip insurance.
This can protect you from unanticipated events while you are traveling, many with catastrophic financial effects. Most people cannot absorb this cost on their own, so why take a chance?
Wilcox acts as an agent for Allianz Insurance and we will process the purchase of the insurance should you choose it. However, you are welcome to seek out other options that may be available out there. The important thing is ensuring you are prepared and covered for any unforeseen circumstances that may occur.
Insurance costs vary by cost of trip, age and state of residence. The chart below outlines costs for North Carolina residents. If you are not a North Carolina resident or do not fit into one of the age groups listed, please call or email for a quote.
Age: 00-55 56-60 61-65 66-70 71-75 76-80 81-85
Cost: $278 $304 $334 $382 $478 $597 $750
If you decide to purchase trip insurance at the time of booking the charge will be processed after we have received your deposit and registration. Your card would reflect two separate charges, one for the tour deposit & one for travel insurance.
*** In order for coverage to include any preexisting medical conditions the insurance must be purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. ***