FASO's Musical Trip to Europe

 

FRIENDS OF THE ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

TOUR TO AUSTRIA AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC

MAY 30 - JUNE 9, 2017

 
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
 Upon arrival at the at the Munich International  Airport, you will be met by your English speaking  tour manager and transported via deluxe  motorcoach to the beautiful and charming city of  Salzburg–Mozart’s hometown. You will spend three  nights here and will see Mirabell Gardens (made  famous by the Sound of Music), Salzburg’s Old  Town, St. Peter’s Abbey, Hellbrunn Palace, and of course Mozarts Geburtshaus (Mozart’s birthhouse). You will also take an excursion to the incomparably beautiful Lake District where you will enjoy a day cruise on the Wolfgangsee. Maestro Novo will provide commentary to accompany the two performances you will attend in some of Salzburg’s legendary venues.
 
 
VIENNA, AUSTRIA
 Next stop, die Haupstadt – the capital of Austria –  Vienna. You will spend the next three nights in this  regal city where you will enjoy a guided bus and  walking tour which will  bring you to the  highlights of the city including Parliament Palace,  City Hall, Old Town, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and  more.  Additionally you will visit Schönbrunn   Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. On your final day in the city you will go to the House of Music Museum, an interactive sound museum, the Mozarthaus Vienna which presents the life and work of the musical genius, and will take a guided tour of the Vienna State Opera House, one of the most famous opera houses in the world. The performances you will attend in two of Vienna’s grand concert halls will also be preceded by insights from the Maestro.
 
 
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 The last leg of your tour brings you to Prague, one  of the most stunning and historically and  musically interesting cities in all of Europe. En  route from Vienna you will enjoy a guided tour of  the village of Cesky Krumlov‘s historic old town  and castle. Once you arrive in Prague, where you  will spend three  nights, you will spend your time  visiting the Strahov Monastery, (founded in the 12th century!), and the Prague castle district including the Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, and the Golden Lane. Your guided walking tour will bring you to Prague’s greatest hits including Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, and the Jewish Quarter. You will also tour Town Hall (home to the Czech Philharmonic) and will visit one of Prague’s many museums. Maestro Novo’s musical expertise will accompany your final concert experiences in two of Prague’s majestic concert venues.
 

INCLUSIONS:

  • Round trip, economy class airfare from Washington, D.C. to Munich with a return from Prague
  • Nine (9) Nights 4-Star Hotels Sharing Twin/Double Room Accommodations.
  • Nine (9) Breakfasts; One (1) Welcome Dinner; One (1) Other Meal as per the Final Itinerary; One (1) Farewell Dinner
  • One (1) Local English Speaking Tour Manager and Local Guides as Needed; One (1) Motorcoach and Driver

Sightseeing Tours and Entrance Fees:

  • Salzburg: Mozart's Birthhouse, Trick Fountains and Hellbrunn Castle, Cruise on Lake Wolfgangsee
  • Vienna: Stephen’s Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, House of Music museum , Mozarthaus, Vienna State Opera (guided tour)
  • Prague: Strahov Monastery, Prague Castle District, Town Hall, Municipal House, Czech Music Museum
  • Substitutions possible based on the final itinerary.
  • Tour Book and Luggage Tags
  • Post Departure Group Insurance
  • Tips to Guides and Drivers
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.  No more than two (2) pieces of luggage per passenger at airports in Washington, D.C., Munich, and Prague and hotels in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague.
  • Classical Movements Fee
  • $1,000 donation to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

PRICE:

  • 25 Paying - Sharing Twin/Double Rooms:  $5,188.00 USD per person
  • 30 Paying  - Sharing Twin/Double Rooms:  $5,058.00 USD per person
  • Single Room Supplement:  $420.00 USD per person. 
  • Land-only cost: Less $1,300.00 per person.

EXCLUSIONS (the following items are not included in the price):

  • The prices are stated in U.S. Dollars but are based on the Euro and the Czech Koruna. The prices are subject to increase based on changes in the currency exchange rates. The entire tour price is not subject to exchange rate fluctuations as some payments are in dollars.
  • Checked baggage, carry-on baggage, and associated fees, if applicable.
  • Meals not included in the itinerary.  Airport and airline meals and snacks.
  • Cost of obtaining or renewing a passport. 
  • Cost of obtaining a visa.  A visa is not needed for Austria or the Czech Republic for U.S. Citizens. Foreign nationals are subject to different requirements than U.S. Citizens.  Like all entry and exit requirements, these requirements are subject to change. 
  • Trip cancellation insurance. Classical Movements offers a group plan with trip cancellation and increased trip interruption insurance at additional cost.  Let us know if you would like a quote. 
  • Concert tickets in each city. Ticket availability to be determined at a later date.  Average estimate of $90-$280 per ticket in Salzburg and Vienna and $30 - $60 per ticket in Prague based on venue and seating category. Cost to be billed separately after tickets are secured. 

 To make a reservation, please contact Michael Kurtz, FASO Board Chair, at

410-757-1824 or  mkclandcats@verizon.net 

 

              

 

 

Classical Movements is a premier concert touring company for the world's great professional symphony orchestras and choirs, as well as youth orchestras, universities and conservatories. Classical Movements works in 144 countries and has become the leader in understanding the needs of quality music performance groups since our inception in 1992, arranging exciting, meaningful and life changing choir tours and orchestra tours. In addition, Classical Movements also regularly commissions new music and produces four International Choral Festivals as well as an International Young Artist Opera and Orchestral Festival.