General Tours World Traveler is introducing two new cruise and tour programs for the 2010 Passion Play performance in Oberammergau, Germany.
General Tours has partnered with Uniworld River Cruises to offer the tour and cruise Passion Play itineraries.
The 11-day Rhine River cruise itinerary starts in Basel, Switzerland and includes a one-week cruise aboard the River Ambassador. The other, a Danube River itinerary, sails between Budapest and Passau aboard the brand-new River Beatrice, which made its debut this spring.
Both cruises include all meals, wine or beer with dinner, port charges, and shore excursions.
After stepping off the ship, General Tours will offer fully-escorted touring into the Bavarian Alps. Passengers will stay at the 5-star InterContinental Berchtesgaden Resort & Spa, and will have complimentary access to the Mountain Spa and free use of their guestroom mini-bar. Specially-arranged sightseeing features include a private cruise on Lake Königsee followed by a dinner in a mountain chalet with Bavarian cuisine, local wines, regional beer, and live entertainment.
Both itineraries continue along the Alpine Road from Berchtesgaden to Oberammergau. They include two nights at Bavarian hotels near the Passion Play Theater, transfers to the theater site, a guided village walking tour, and center-orchestra seats for the 41st presentation of the historic play, which is only performed once every 10 years.