Sounds of Europe 13 Day Choral Adventure
March - November
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Price Includes: All motor coach and land transportation, sightseeing, admissions, services of tour director and driver, lodging, meals as specified in tour itinerary, taxes, gratuities to bellhops and waiters at included meals.
Not Included: Cost of obtaining passports or visas, laundry, meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary, travel insurance, gratuity to guide, driver, communication charges, & excess baggage fees. Port charges and gratuities to crew are not included on cruises.
Day 1: DEPART FROM USA
We depart today and enjoy our overnight flight to Budapest. Dinner and Breakfast will be served aloft.
Day 2: ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST (3 NIGHTS)
Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Budapest, an elegant city comprising of two cities, Bude and Pest nestling on either side of the magnificent Danube. As an introduction we take a panoramic city tour familiarizing you with the many sites.
Day 3: BUDAPEST
We depart this morning after breakfast to spend the day visiting this wonderful city. We spend time in St. Matthias Church, where generations of Hungarian Kings were crowned. We also visit the Fishermen's Bastion, before heading to the Varpalota Castle. This afternoon you are at leisure before our Danube River Cruise highlighting the famous sites along Budapest's river front.
Day 4: BUDAPEST
Today you are completely free to enjoy the wonders of Budapest. Visit the many sites surrounding this city or spend the day shopping in the many historic sections. You have dinner on your own before preparing for your evening concert in the Budapest area. *Concert this evening in the Budapest area.
Day 5: BUDAPEST - VIENNA - LINZ (2 NIGHTS)
Depart Budapest and travel to Vienna, the "City of Music" and the capital of the Republic of Austria. On arrival, you are set loose in the historic section for free time before continuing on to Linz our lodging for the next two nights.
Day 6: LINZ
This morning we visit the Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated by American Troops on May 5, 1945. Today you will see first hand the tragedy of these camps. The afternoon you are free to explore Linz prior to your evening concert. *Concert this evening in Linz area.
Day 7: LINZ - OBERNDORF - SALZBURG (1 NIGHT)
This morning we participate in a church service before departing linz and traveling to Oberndorf to the world famous "Silent Night Chapel," the birth place of the worlds most loved Christmas Carol. We then arrive in Salzburg where we visit the gardens forever know in the movie "Sounds of Music," Mirabell Gardens. We have dinner at one of Salzburg's lovely outdoor restaurants before viewing a concert at the Hohensalzburg Fortress.
Day 8: SALZBURG - CESKE BUDEJOVICE - PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)
This morning we depart Salzburg for the trip north to Prague. We stop at Ceske-Budejovice for lunch and free time before arriving in Prague. After hotel check-in and dinner, enjoy an independent evening walking tour of this beautiful city which is even more impressive by night; all of the buildings are illuminated and appear to be out of a movie set. Walk across the St. Charles Bridge for a view of the city from a unique angle. It is not surprising to learn that Prague was the major filming site for the movie, "Amadeus". Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: PRAGUE
This morning we take a nice introductory tour of Prague including the Old Town. This afternoon is at leisure for independent sightseeing and shopping before Dinner on your own. Following dinner we enjoy an evening River Cruise pointing out the famous sights along Prague's river front.
Day 10: PRAGUE - LEIPZIG (1 NIGHT)
Today we leave Prague and head west, where we cross the border into Germany ending in Leipzig. Here we are introduced to the city before visiting the Bach Museum learning of this famous composer's life and works. We are then free before preparing for our evening concert in Leipzig. *Concert in Leipzig area
Day 11: LEIPZIG - WUERZBURG (1 NIGHT)
Our travels continue today by venturing further into Germany with a visit to Wuerzburg. En-route we stop at nearby Eisenach for lunch. After lunch we take a panoramic city tour to view the sites of this city, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. Upon arrival in Wuerzburg, we visit the Festung Marienberg Fortress and Fuerstenbau Museum. We spend the evening in Wuerzburg.
Day 12: WUERZBURG - ROTHENBURG (1 NIGHT)
Today we travel to one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, Rothenburg. This town boasts some of the best preserved stone walls and cultural shops. You are free to lose yourself in the many cobble stone streets or visit the famous Christmas shop. We have a farewell dinner, before traveling on our night watchman city tour.
Day 13: FRANKFURT - HOME
We have an early morning departure for Frankfurt arriving in the late morning for our flight home.