The Romantic Road to the Passion Play 2020

May 24 – 31, 2020

$5,299.00 Per Person Round Trip From Charlotte, NC

Based on Double Occupancy

Description

Destination: Germany

HIGHLIGHTS:  Residenz Wurzburg, St. James’ Church, German Christmas Museum,St. George Minister, Harburg Castle, 
Hohenschwangau Castle, and Fussen Town Museum, and Oberammergau and The Passion Play 2020.

Travel Insurance is Available. Rates Shown Below:
|Age  | 0-55  |  56-60 |  61-65  |  66-70 |

|Cost | $305  |  $333   |  $367  |  $420  |
 
.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.

 
***Note: Fill out registration form after making deposit payment. You are not registered for the tour until we receive your registration details.***
   
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Inclusions

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Current economy air fare from Charlotte to Frankfurt, returning from Munich to Charlotte.
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
  • First & superior first-class (3 & 4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (6 nights).
  • Wurzburg                                          1 nights
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber          2 nights
  • Landsberg am Lech                        1 nights
  • Oberammergau                               2 nights
  • Breakfast and 3 course dinner daily at our hotel or a local restaurant, including a welcome dinner, and 
    a wine tasting in the Tauber Valley.
  • Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and a 
    licensed guide/escort who is fluent in English whom you will meet upon arrival after clearing German customs. 
    Your guide/escort will remain with the group throughout the tour until you arrive at the airport for your 
    return flight to the USA.
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing including Residenz Wurzburg, St. James’ Church, German Christmas Museum, 
    St. George Minister, Harburg Castle, Hohenschwangau Castle, and Fussen Town Museum.
  • First Class Passion Play entrance ticket.
  • All transfers and porterage (one suitcase per person).
  • All tipping to hotel and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides.
  • Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag and Passion Play Guide Book.
NOT INCLUDED:
  •  Single room supplement $780.00
  •  Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc. - Costs vary based on age and state of residence. 
     Details are outlined on your Registration Form.
  •  Meals not specifically mentioned on itinerary (lunches).
  •  Passports
  •  Personal Items and Immunizations

Itinerary

DAY 01 – SUNDAY, MAY 24TH – DEPARTURE USA
Today, you depart Charlotte, NC for your overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany.

DAY 02 – MONDAY, MAY 25TH – FRANKFURT / WURZBURG
You will arrive in Frankfurt in the early morning and proceed through customs.   After claiming your luggage, you will be met by your tour manager 
and board your private deluxe air conditioned touring coach to begin your trip down the Romantic Road to Oberammergau. You will travel along one 
of the famous German Autobahns to Wurzburg. Located at the northern end of the Romantic Road, Wurzburg is an old city nestled in a vineyard-filled 
valley on the Main River.  Heavily damaged during World War II, the city was restored by the residents to the Wurzburg of their memories.  
Upon arrival in Wurzburg, you will take a guided tour of Wurzburg Residence, a Baroque palace build in the 18th century and former home of the Prince Bishops. 
Next you will visit Wurzburg Cathedral, that was dedicated to Irish martyr St. Killian.  Following your hotel check-in, you will conclude your first 
day on the Romantic Road with a welcome dinner at your hotel or a local restaurant.

DAY 03 – TUESDAY, MAY 26TH – WURZBURG / ROTHENBURG ob der TAUBER

After breakfast, you will board your touring coach continuing your trip down the Romantic Road.  En route to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you will travel through
Lauda-Konigshofen and Bad Mergentheim arriving in Creglingen where you will tour the Church of Our Lord.  The Church of Our Lord dates to the mid-14th century
and is famous for its wooden alter by the master woodworker Tilman Riemenschneider.   Your trip continues to Rotenburg ob der Tauber.  Upon arrival, we have 
arranged for a local professional tour guide who will lead you through this historic example of one of the oldest walled medieval towns along the Romantic Road.  
Following your tour, you will visit St. James’ Church which was built between 1311 and 1436.  Within the church, you will view the Holy Blood Alter as well as 
the High Alter and the fantastic great organ.  Prior to checking into your hotel, you will visit the famous German Christmas Museum.  After checking into your 
hotel, where you will stay for the next 2 nights, you will enjoy dinner at your hotel or a local restaurant.

DAY 04 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH - ROTHENBURG ob der TAUBER AND THE TAUBER VALLEY

After breakfast, you will travel to a winery in the Tauber Valley for a guided tour and wine tasting.  Returning to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you will have free 
time to visit the many shops in town. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is considered one of German’s best shopping towns.  You will find beautiful Christmas ornaments 
that can be shipped home along with other gifts and remembrances from your trip.  If you are interested in an hour long fun walking tour, you may check into the 
Night Watchman’s Tour.  This evening you will enjoy dinner at your hotel or another local restaurant.

DAY 05 -THURSDAY, MAY 28TH – ROTHENBURG ob der TAUBER / LANDSBERG am LECH

After breakfast, you will continue down the Romantic Road to the uniquely unspoiled town of Dinkelsbuhl.  Here you will tour the massive Gothic Minster of St George 
that dominates the heart of historic Dinkelsbuhl.  Your next stop will be Nordingen for a brief tour, then on to Harburg where you will have time for lunch and a 
tour of the impressive Harburg Castle that sits majestically on the hill overlooking the settlement below.  Back on the road, you will pass through Donauworth then 
on to Augsburg, the oldest city in Bavaria, founded by the Romans in 15BC.  Augsburg abounds with churches and galleries.  The central Maxmillianstrasse is home to 
three Mannerist fountains that were built for the city’s 1,600th birthday.  Day 5 finishes at Landsberg am Lech, an important point on the Roman trade route, Via 
Claudia Augusta, as it headed to Augsburg. The town is beautifully positioned in the countryside with a breathtaking view of the Alps in the distance.  In the 20th 
century, Landsberg am Lech became best know at the location of the prison where Hitler was briefly incarcerated.  It was during this period that Hitler wrote Mein Kampf.  
Following a brief tour, you will check into your hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel or in a local restaurant.

DAY 06–FRIDAY, MAY 29TH – LANDSBERG am LECH /  FUSSEN / OBERAMMERGAU

After breakfast, your trip travels through Shogau and Pfaffenwinkel en route to Schwangau.  This part of Bavaria, is known as the “priests’ corner” renowned for its 
pretty rural scenery and numerous historic monasteries and churches.  At Schwangau, you will tour the exterior of Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of 
Mad King Ludwig.  You have seen this castle in numerous films and duplicated thousands of times on Bavarian souvenirs. You will enjoy an interior tour of 
Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig’s childhood home.  You then continue on to Fussen, your last stop on the Romantic Road, for a tour of the 500 year old Gothic style 
High Castle with its brightly painted clock tower and numerous trompe l’oiels found in the courtyard.  Located in the former Abbey of St Mang, the Fussen Town Museum 
highlights the town’s extensive history as a major 16th century violin and lute making center.  Leaving the Romantic Road behind, you continue onto Oberammergau for 
the next two days.  Following your check-in, you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 07 – SATURDAY, MAY 30TH – OBERAMMERGAU AND THE PASSION PLAY 2020

This morning is free to enjoy the delightful village of Oberammergau that may include taking the cable car to the top of the mountain, the Laber, for  a spectacular 
view of the Ammergau Alps.  This afternoon, Part I of the Passion Play begins at 2:30 PM.  We break for dinner from 5:00 until 8:00 PM, at which time Part II begins 
and continues until 10:30 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 was ravaging 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!

DAY 08 – SUNDAY, MAY 31ST – OBERAMMERGAU / MUNICH / USA

After breakfast, you will board a private coach for your trip to the Munich airport and your return flight to the USA.

Terms & Conditions

Air Transportation: ARC/IATAN jet economy class, round trip from gateway city applicable on all IATAN and ARC carriers, 
based on the non-refundable fare.  Tours must be fully paid for and tickets issued no later than 60 days before the tour’s departure date.  
If you cancel or change your reservation for any reason after tickets have been issued, a cancellation fee of 100% of the ticket price 
will be charged by the airline. Fuel Surcharges: We will review the air costs approximately 65 days before departure and notify you of 
any changes in air fuel surcharges or taxes.  Deviations:  Deviation requests should be in writing and will incur an additional service 
fee plus any applicable fare increases.

Land Transportation and Transfers: By private deluxe motor coach.

Accommodations: Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom with tub or shower.  
Single rooms subject to availability and an additional cost of $780.00 (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge).  
Hotels used are first and superior first class category.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily.  Iced water, coffee & tea are included, all other beverages are extra.

Baggage: Subject to change, free baggage allowance is governed by the airline on which you are flying.  Baggage allowance guidelines will be 
included in your final documents.  Excess baggage will be charged at the established rates. Due to limited motor coach capacity we urge our tour 
members to carry only one bag per person.  Porterage for one checked bag is included in the tour price. Excess baggage charges from the airlines 
and motor coaches are the passenger’s responsibility and will be collected at time of handling.

Service Charges and Taxes: Those normally levied by hotels and restaurants are included and all departure taxes and tipping.

Not Included: Passport costs, and health documentation costs (when required); food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included 
with regular table d’hote meals; optional sightseeing tours and excursions; accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance; transporting and 
handling excess luggage; tips to persons rendering special services not specifically mentioned as included; items of a purely personal nature 
such as laundry, telephone and cable expenses, internet access, room service orders, etc.; transportation between hometown city and gateway city.

Insurance: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc., is not responsible for damage, 
loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For protection, it is important that you 
have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. We recommend Allianz Travel Insurance.  Travel protection is available to all residents of 
the U.S. and Canada, and includes coverage for lost luggage, medical emergencies and more.  Guests booking this tour have the option of purchasing 
cancellation protection in the event they need to cancel their trip after making their reservations.  This optional Guest Protection may be requested
at time of booking and fee included with initial payment.  Rates vary by age and state of residence and are outlined on the Registration Form. 
Details of coverage will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation.

Important Passport Information: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office. Passports 
must have an expiration date beyond Dec. 1, 2020 in order to travel with this tour. If your expiration date is inside this date, you must renew your 
passport in order to participate.

VISA: A visa is not required for US citizens traveling to Germany.

Deposits and Payments: A non-refundable deposit of $925.00 per person is required immediately. Installment payments are accepted and updated statements 
will be forwarded with each payment sent.  The balance is due no later than 90 days prior to departure. Please check your statement for specific due dates. 
Tour conditions and airfares are subject to Governmental, ARC/IATAN, and airline regulation requirements in effect on the date of and during the tour.  
All airfares and land rates are quoted in US Dollars and are based on tariffs, exchange rates (Euros) and cost in effect November 2018 and are subject 
to change without notice.  Land costs are based on group rates and final tour cost may be dependent on number of tour participants.

10 months prior to departure date, costs will be reviewed and adjusted, up or down, for the then current exchange rates.

Guests with Disabilities: Please be aware that certain land tours may not be fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Wilcox World Travel and Tours 
must be notified of any special medical, physical or other requirements of passengers at the time of booking.  Should a passenger require the assistance 
of another to make this tour, it is the responsibility of that passenger to arrange for a companion to provide the assistance at all times and for the 
entire duration of the tour.

Participating Air Carriers: The services of any ARC/IATAN air carrier may be used by Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. 
for the air portion of these tours.

Responsibility: Your tour operator, Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc., an ARC/IATAN appointed agent, acts as agent for 
you in the making and securing of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing, or for hotel accommodations for the tour.  Wilcox World Travel and 
Tours does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant, or any other supplier of services.  All coupons, 
receipts and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers.  Thus, by accepting the coupons and tickets and utilizing 
the services, you agree that neither Wilcox World Travel and Tours nor any of its Tour Hosts or Representatives shall be liable for any loss, injury or 
damage to you or your belongings or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services, or resulting directly or indirectly 
from any occurrences beyond its control including breakdown in equipment, strikes, theft, delay or cancellation of or changes in itinerary, or schedules, etc.  
Also, remember that travel documents are your responsibility as well as compliance with custom regulations.  No employee of Wilcox World Travel and Tours can 
change the terms under which you agree to take this tour.  Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time 
you are not onboard the aircraft.  The passage contract in use by the airline, when issued, constitutes the sole agreement between it and you.

Cancellations and Refunds: If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership up to 91 days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of $925.00 to cover 
administration and communication costs. For cancellations within 90-46 days of departure date you will be subject to a 50% penalty or $925.00 whichever is greater.
Cancellations within 45 days are subject to a penalty of 100% of tour price. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Wilcox Travel in writing. 
Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.

NOTE:  Wilcox World Travel and Tours reserves the right to cancel, withdraw, or change the tour, in part or whole, at any time.  In the event of a change deemed 
necessary by Wilcox World Travel and Tours, the sole and exclusive obligation of Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. is to refund 
monies recovered.   

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