CSA Tours

July 20-29, 2010

Our Invitation to the A SLICE OF HEAVEN TOUR FEATURING THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY

A delightful, spiritual, first-class tour planned to the last detail of Germany’s Bavaria & Austria's Salzkammergut Lake Region, focusing on getting closer to Nature, the Heavens and God. The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. During the Thirty Years' War, after much suffering and also many deaths caused by plague, the surviving population of the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau vowed that they would perform the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ every ten years, if they were spared from extinction. They kept their promise for the first time in 1634! As early as the middle of the 18th century, spectators came to Oberammergau attracted by the great power and mystique of the play. In 2010 Oberammergau, home to skilled wood carvers since the 12th century and known for beautiful scenes from the scriptures and fairy tales painted on the walls of its traditional buildings, will perform the play for the 41st time, maintaining the continuity of this unique world-famous event. CSA has escorted tours to see the Oberammergau Passion Play six times, in 1960, '70, '80, '84 (the 350th year anniversary), '90, 2000 AND will go again in 2010 to this beautiful land at the foot of the Alps, the cross roads between East, West, North and South, which offer traditional Hospitality, Peaceful Ambiance & an Enchanting, spiritual way of life. Come join us....

July 20-29, 2010.

The Crucifixion  Passion Play Oberammergau 2010

The Crucifixion Passion Play Oberammergau 2010

h2. The A SLICE OF HEAVEN TOUR includes...

NOT INCLUDED: Passport fees, Visa fees (there are no Visa requirements for passengers traveling on a U.S. or Canadian Passport), Accident, baggage & trip cancellation/interruption insurance and/or insurance of any kind (highly recommended – travel insurance forms sent in advance of departure, costs range from $164+ depending on age of participant), Connecting flights/transportation to/from gateway city (arranged on request), 4 lunches & 3 dinners, beverages during meals (standard beverages always included for all breakfasts), items of a personal nature (such as but not limited to room service, valet costs, use of in-room mini-bar contents, telephone, fax, internet, laundry charges, beverages, fees), single room supplements, room upgrades, rooms other than noted, etc.). Although very rare, the price of the tour does not cover any cost or expense associated with your return home, should you leave the tour for any reason, including, but not limited to illness or as a result of official action by the government of any country visited.

A SLICE OF HEAVEN TOUR ITINERARY

A SLICE OF HEAVEN TOUR ESCORT:

Mr. William ‘Bill’ Schneberger, Art History Professor at Bergen Community College and recently retired Fine Arts/Art History teacher at Northern Valley Regional High School, has taught Fine Arts and Art History for over twenty years at both the high school and college levels. Bill holds B.A. and M.A. degrees and studied in a doctoral program at Columbia University. He is a Fulbright scholar (Belgium/Netherlands), a Bard Fellowship Recipient and has studied in Italy as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. Bill is also a recipient of the R.I.S.D. Honors Program for Excellence in Art Education Award, the Baltimore Institute College of Art Teaching Award, the New Jersey Governor's Teaching Award, and has been named ‘Northern Valley Teacher of the Year’ and ‘Bergen County Teacher of the Year Award.’ He has also been honored at the White House as Advisor to the Northern Valley Academic Decathlon Team. Bill has a passion for travel and foreign study and has many years of leadership experience in European travel. Bill has been a Staff Member of CSA’s European Summer Study Program in Salzburg, Austria and associated with CSA since 1991. Bill’s affable nature, commitment to learning and zest for life virtually ensures all participants of a quality travel experience filled with enjoyment & lasting memories.

TOUR COST:

$4995 per person adult/double
$4795 per person child (11 years or under on 7/20/10 with accompanied adult)
$500 Single Room Supplement (limited & offered on a 1st request/receive basis)
$200 Optional Flight Deviation Fee (depart earlier or stay longer, call CSA for details).
[$500 per person deposit due with all reservations - Payment in full due 5/1/10]

RESERVATIONS:

To reserve space on this tour, complete the reservation form & mail it to the address indicated with a $500 deposit to “CSA Tours”. Deposits and payments can be paid by check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Since the tour is limited in size, interested persons should apply as soon as possible to begin processing and confirm availability. Reservations are accepted as long as vacancies remain. For immediate reservations via credit card, call 1-800-443-8687. The deadline for accepting reservations is March 26, 2010. All reservations will be acknowledged in writing.

Alte Post

Hotel Alte Post in Oberammergau

h2. WHO IS CSA?

For those not familiar with our company, the Cultural Studies Academy Inc. (CSA Tours) specialized in college level study programs from 1963 until 1979, when we were asked to add international sightseeing tours for parents and friends of our students. We have since opened all our tours to the general public, have expanded our expertise and added first class and deluxe tours. Not forgetting our roots, we still serve the needs of our study-oriented high school, college and adult students through high quality summer educational programs. The A SLICE OF HEAVEN TOUR, is of course a private CSA Tour with no compromise in its service, hotel selections, and thorough sightseeing program. Escorted in all respects, you have a total guarantee that the tour will meet all high expectations and standards. The CSA family has a lifetime of dedication to serving your needs as a group traveler. Whether this is your first group or one of many, we work to make your experiences your most memorable.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATION POLICY:

If a participant must withdraw for health reasons or any other emergency prior to March 26, 2010, a full refund, less a $350 service fee will be made upon receipt of written cancellation. The tour balance is due May 1, 2010 and will be billed by and paid to CSA Tours. Between 116 and 45 days before departure CSA will retain that portion of payment which has already been committed or paid to various agencies. Up to 100% of the airline ticket price may be levied (refunds, if any, for airfare can only be made when cancellation is due to hospitalization or death of passenger or immediate family member and is determined by the airlines). Cancellations within 45 days of departure or ‘no show’ at the time of departure will result in forfeiture of the entire cost of the program and all add-ons, if any. TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and will be available. All cancellations must be received in writing. In the unlikely event that last-minute circumstances make it impossible for CSA to carry out its program, a refund will be made. CSA will make no refund in the event of a supplier delay, over-booking, cancellation, or non-used portions of services.

AGREEMENT & RESPONSIBILITY:

CSA reserves the right to make any cancellations, changes or substitutes either in cases of emergency, weather or in the interest of the group, and to alter prior to the Tour/Program’s departure the cost thereof in order to meet unexpected changes in airline fares, hotel rates, exchange rates, and similar expense items. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers. CSA also reserves the right to increase the program and/or tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs and taxes received after prices are published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. The announced fee, therefore, is based on current tariffs and may be subject to change not to exceed 15% thereof. If the cost of said programs shall be increased more than 15% by such expected changes in airline fares, hotel rates, exchange rates, and similar rates, either party to the agreement may terminate the same upon ten (10) days written notice. CSA and their agents assume no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of any train, vessel, carriage, aircraft, motor or other conveyance which may be used wholly or in part, in the performance of their duty to the passenger, neither will they bear responsibility for any error, or omission or any injury, loss, delay, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of default or any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger, or for any hotel proprietor or for any other person engaged in carrying out the purpose for which tickets are issued or acceptance is granted. CSA reserves the right to correct errors in pricing prior to client departure. CSA is under no obligation to give breakdown costs involved in the program and/or on any program trips/tours.

DISCLAIMER:

CSA is not responsible for brochure/publication typing or printing errors. Tours listed herein are conducted in accordance with regulations of the United States Department of Transportation. In consideration of payment enclosed, CSA and the Travel Associates used agree with the undersigned to provide the tour/program described herein subject to the terms, conditions and limitations as set forth in this publication and incorporated herein by reference.

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