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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

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DAYS 1 & 2—CHICAGO/WELCOME TO GERMANY After our overnight flight from the U.S., we arrive at Munich's airport. Our European Tour Guide, Patricia Hechenblaikner, meets us here as we transfer to the charming village of Reith im Alpbachtal. We'll stay seven nights in the center of this enchanting village. You may want to take a short stroll around the village, enjoying the idyllic lake and beautiful church. D DAY 3—ALPBACH A peaceful day with a visit to the neighboring village Alpbach, known for its yearly "Forum" and voted as the most beautiful village in Europe, is planned. Take the cable car up to the Wiedersbergerhorn and enjoy the view of the Alps. B, D DAY 4—SALZBURG AND THE SOUND OF MUSIC After breakfast drive to Salzburg — city of the Sound of Music. Take a guided tour which will show you around one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. The life of the Von Trapp Family is entwined with that of Salzburg, as is Mozart's. Enjoy some free time in Salzburg before returning to the hotel for dinner. Afterwards, get set for a traditional Tyrolean music and dance show. B, D DAY 5—INNSBRUCK/SWAROVSKI This morning we begin at the Crystal World of Swarovski for some souvenir shopping. Then we'll head to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, nestled below the Northern Chain Mountains. Innsbruck twice hosted the Winter Olympics. We'll see highlights including the Hofkirche or court church and the iconic Golden Roof. We continue on to the Bergisel, historically important as the location of four 1809 freedom battles against Napoleon's troops. It is also home to the imposing Bergisel ski jump. Be sure to savor the breath-taking views of the Northern Chain Mountains. B, D Oberammergau's Passion Play Experience the Passion Play and Austria's Splendor Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play, considered one of the most important religious and cultural events in Germany, began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau. In 1633, the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year. In return, no one was to die of the plague any longer. The villagers were divinely answered by God, and soon after the first Passion Play took place. Their promise has been kept until today. In 2022, the 42nd Passion Play will take place in the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as we tour through scenic Germany and beautiful Austria, culminating with the Passion Play. Delight in watching the cows come down the mountain on Sept departures ©German National Tourist Board/Kreuzigung CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE 4 FOUR 2022 DEPARTURES 11 DAYS • 19 MEALS 11 DAYS • 19 MEALS AUSTRIA 7 1 GERMANY 1 Oberammergau Munich Reith im Alpbachtal Starnberger Lake Innsbruck Salzburg Passion Play Linderhof Castle First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Tour Route Flight Route NEW TOUR NEW TOUR AIRFARE From Chicago, IL Included 855-744-TRIP (8747) | 7 EUROPE | OBERAMMERGAU'S PASSION PLAY

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