Date
Jun 21, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Trip Type
By River

Group Size: Up to 150 guests
Price: From approximately $4,665 per person, double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: To be announced

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Experience one of the world’s greatest dramatic spectacles amid the storybook landscapes of the Bavarian Alps—the extravagant Passion Play staged once a decade by residents of the quaint village of Oberammergau. With a cast of thousands and a legacy that encompasses nearly four centuries, Oberammergau’s rare tradition is made even more exceptional with this program’s specially reserved seating and thoughtfully arranged cultural enrichments. This custom itinerary, effortlessly blending remarkable history with stunning scenery, features an exclusively chartered, five-night deluxe cruise along the fabled Danube River, two nights in the idyllic Bavarian Alps and two nights in Munich. Visit four countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany—and enjoy excursions to medieval Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and scenic backdrop for The Sound of Music, and Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney’s iconic Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Experience five UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour Budapest’s most historic landmarks, the world-class city of Vienna, 11th-century Melk Abbey and medieval Bratislava.

Schedule by Day

  • Jun 21: Depart U.S.
  • Jun 22: Arrive Budapest, Hungary / Embark Amadeus Brilliant
  • Jun 23: Budapest
  • Jun 24: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Jun 25: Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 26: Melk
  • Jun 27: Passau, Germany / Disembark ship / Salzburg, Austria / Oberammergau, Germany
  • Jun 28: Oberammergau Passion Play
  • Jun 29: Oberammergau / Neuschwanstein Castle / Munich
  • Jun 30: Munich
  • Jul 1: Munich / Return Home

Pricing

From approximately $4,665 per person, double occupancy

Accommodations

  • 5 nights aboard Amadeus Brilliant
  • 4 nights in hotels 

Extensions

Budapest Pre-Program Extension

  • Information coming soon

Berlin Post-Program Extension

  • Information coming soon

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Many of the cities and towns being visited were founded centuries ago, and the terrain is rugged. Therefore, a fair amount of walking along narrow cobblestone streets, stone floors or uneven and/or slippery terrain and climbing several flights of stairs (some without railings) is to be expected. Walking excursions often cover distances of at least one mile and are approximately three hours in length.

Study Leader(s)

To be announced

Mode of Travel

This exclusive, 110-meter Amadeus Brilliant was completely refurbished for 2020, offering premium travel comfort with generous suites and cabins for up to 150 guests.

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.