Travel clinic: Early deals to Bavaria and a family tennis holiday in Devon

Travel clinic: Early deals to Bavaria and a family tennis holiday in Devon

Frank Barrett For The Mail On Sunday

Q. We’re keen to attend the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020. Should we think about making a booking now?

Lara, by email

World-famous: Oberammergau (above) is hosting its once-in-a-decade event in 2020 

World-famous: Oberammergau (above) is hosting its once-in-a-decade event in 2020 

World-famous: Oberammergau (above) is hosting its once-in-a-decade event in 2020 

A. It might be wise. Saga (saga.co.uk/passionplay-2020, 0800 092 0803) is already adding capacity on tours and river-cruise departures to Bavaria for this once-a-decade event. 

It is also offering seats to the Passion Play at Sordevolo in Italy, a perfect alternative for anyone wishing to experience the play without the crowds. Packages include a trip with a chance to see the Tyrolean Alps before attending the Oberammergau play. 

Stay at the Hotel Jagerhof in the Tyrolean village of Kolsassberg, where all 48 rooms have a balcony. The holiday includes tours of Munich, Innsbruck, Lake Achen and Salzburg and a horse-drawn carriage ride in Kitzbuhel. 

Seven nights’ half-board costs from £1,699pp, departing June 28, July 4, August 8 and September 12, 2020, with flights from Heathrow to Munich.

Q. My family are tennis fanatics and we’d love to go on a tennis-inspired self-catering break. Do you have any suggestions – preferably a property with its own court?

Marcia, by email

Family-friendly: The tiny village of Hallsands on the south coast of Devon (above)

Family-friendly: The tiny village of Hallsands on the south coast of Devon (above)

Family-friendly: The tiny village of Hallsands on the south coast of Devon (above)

A. Sykes Holiday Cottages (sykescottages.co.uk) has put together a collection of properties with their own tennis courts, starting from £315 for seven nights. 

They include a six-person house in Hallsands, Devon, which also has an outdoor swimming pool and the sea right outside. 

The village of Beesands, famous for its fish and chips and a pub where Mick Jagger gave his first public performance as a teenager, is nearby.

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