Danube & Oberammergau
Twelve Day Core Itinerary
August 13 - 24, 2022
Dr. Timothy Dalrymple is President and CEO of Christianity Today, the flagship evangelical media ministry founded in 1956 by Billy Graham. Once a national champion gymnast, he attended Stanford University where he suffered a broken neck his sophomore year. Then followed many years in academia, at Stanford, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Harvard, where he made suffering a theme of his studies in western religious thought. Tim helped to launch Patheos.com, an online marketplace of religious ideas, and in 2013 he founded Polymath, a creative agency that serves businesses and nonprofits serving the world.
Joyce Koo Dalrymple is Pastor of Discipleship and Connections at Wellspring Alliance Church. She has a BA from Stanford University, a JD from Boston College and a MDiv from Metro Atlanta Seminary, and worked as an attorney for 8 years. Joyce has a passion for discipling women, teaching God’s Word and connecting people in the Body of Christ, and she has ministered in women and discipleship ministries at two churches in Georgia. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and for raising up and supporting adoptive and fostering families.
Together, Tim and Joyce have three daughters, ages 6, 9 and 12.
Dr. Mia Chung is among the most accomplished of American pianists. When she was just 16, the famous Russian cellist and conductor Rostropovich selected her for a televised collaboration. A graduate of Harvard, Yale, and Julliard, she went on to study under Peter Serkin.
Mia has performed as a concert soloist with symphonies all over the world, including the Boston Pops, National Symphony, and the Seoul Philharmonic. A 1993 Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, she toured Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union.
Mia is the recipient of many awards and has received accolades in The New York Times (“Her playing was dazzling”) and elsewhere. She has taught at Gordon College and the Curtis Institute of Music and been a frequent guest on NPR. During our evening stop in Strauss’s hometown of Vienna, she will provide our guests with a private concert!
Philip Yancey is one of the best-selling Christian authors in America. He has authored over 30 books reaching more than 15 million readers, including Disappointment with God, Where is God When it Hurts?, The Jesus I Never Knew, and What's So Amazing About Grace? His titles have garnered two Christian Book of the Year awards and 13 Gold Medallion awards.
For three decades he contributed as an editor-at-large for Christianity Today and also wrote articles for publications including Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, and National Wildlife. He has interviewed Bono, Billy Graham, and two U.S. presidents.
Philip holds graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College and the University of Chicago. He lives in Colorado as a freelance writer and avid hiker.
ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS:
Seven nights aboard AmaLea • All meals aboard ship – American buffet breakfast; regionally inspired lunch and dinner with complimentary wines, beer, and soft drinks • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks, and refreshments served daily in AmaLea’s Main Lounge • 5-star hotel accommodations in Munich on Aug 21 • Lunch on Aug 22 in Ettal • Oberammergau Passion Play Ticket Package: 2 hotel nights, 2 breakfasts, Welcome Dinner, Performance Tickets, Intermission 3-course meal, guidebook to performance.
TRANSPORTATION, SIGHTSEEING & EXCURSIONS:
Comprehensive program of sightseeing tours and shore excursions with expert national guides as described in this brochure • Local transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches and all entrance fees • Transfer from Oberammergau to Munich Airport on August 24; we kindly request departures from Munich after 12pm.
All tips to porters, baggage handlers, and hotel staff. One all-inclusive gratuity for the ship’s crew is not included and is at each passenger’s discretion. The suggested tip is 16 Euros per person per day – approximately $135 for the cruise.
RECREATION & AMENITIES:
Free use of AmaLea’s library, onboard games, computers in all staterooms, ship’s fitness center, WIFI on board ship, entertainment-on-demand system featuring movies, TV shows, news, and music, sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track, bicycles for tours and solo exploring while ashore.
FCV Tour Manager handling daily touring arrangements • AmaLea’s Cruise Director, Hotel Manager, and Musician.
OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED:
Currency Advice • Packing Tips • Suggested Reading List • Printed Daily Programs • Abridged newspapers received on ship daily via satellite.
Air transportation to Budapest and from Munich • Taxi transfer from the Budapest airport to hotels or ship on the day of arrival • Passport expenses • Accident/baggage/trip cancellation insurance • Items of a personal nature such as telephone, internet, and fax tolls, bar tabs, personal laundry • Passengers making requests for special services that cause FCV or our local ground operators to incur additional expenses in time and money may be asked to bear the corresponding costs associated with any such individual, out-of-the-ordinary requests.
Terms and Conditions
To confirm your space, please send a signed Reservation Form and a deposit of $1250 per person payable to:
FIRST CENTURY VOYAGES
801 Mitchell Street
Ithaca, New York, 14850
Due in full 180 days prior to departure
CANCELLATION & REFUND:
If written or faxed notice of cancellation is received from passenger 180 days or more prior to departure, all advance deposits will be refunded, less a per person administrative fee of $600. If cancellation is 179-150 days before departure, the cancellation charge, as liquidated damages, is 35% of the tour cost; 149-90 days before departure, 50%; 89-40 days before departure, 75%. The forfeiture for cancellations 39 or fewer days before our departure is the full cost of the tour less $600 per person. If the sailing is sold out and the cancelled space can be resold by FCV prior to departure, the sum received for resale, less $750 per person, will be refunded. Cruise and Oberammergau Package are separate purchases. In the event that additional coaches or other safety measures are required in 2022 to meet health protocols, the Oberammergau cost of the trip may increase slightly. In fairness to all, no exceptions can be made to these terms. There are no refunds for early withdrawal once the tour has commenced.
Insurance programs are recommended and available to insure: (a) baggage valued up to $1,000; (b) accidental injury, illness or death from any cause; and (c) trip cancellation. Upon confirmation of your reservation, you will be sent information regarding such policies. We strongly recommend this protection for all of our passengers. Consider "cancel for any reason" coverage offered by some trip insurance providers. Many options for trip insurance are available at this partner site.
RESPONSIBILITY & LIABILITY:
A detailed statement of limitations and exclusions of liability of AMAWaterways, FIRST CENTURY VOYAGES, and all trip hosts for loss of property, injury, illness, or death will be provided to all trip registrants and is available to prospective travelers upon request.
In the unlikely event that a dispute arises between the traveler and FCV, the traveler agrees that any dispute concerning, relating or referring to these trip policies, the brochure or any other literature concerning this trip, or FCV itself, shall be resolved exclusively by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial [or other] Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. All proceedings will be governed by New York law and will take place in New York State.
Given the ever-changing health protocols surrounding Covid-19 concerns, the traveler agrees to abide by all health policies required by trip providers and domestic and international governments for safe participation in this trip.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES:
Trip prices are based on exchange rates, fuel costs, and tax rates in effect as of November 2020, and are subject to change without notice to reflect fluctuations impacting FCV’s program component costs (currency and maritime fuel prices in particular). However, as a protective cap for FCV's passengers, in no case shall additional collections caused by such fluctuations exceed 3% of the advertised tour cost.
Please call Karl or Julie Johnson at (919) 381-5722 or email email@example.com.