Across the Austrian Empire 

2 Budapest  /  1 Bratislava  /  2 Vienna  /  3 Prague

Welcome to an extraordinary musical journey through the heart of Europe! As we journey through the once-mighty Austrian Empire, you’ll explore captivating capitals—Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and Prague—each offering a unique blend of history, culture, and music. From Budapest’s rich history to Vienna’s musical prominence, and the charm of Bratislava, this itinerary provides opportunities for performances in prestigious venues and immersion in European culture. The adventure concludes in Prague with a special farewell dinner cruise along the Vltava River. Guided by our experienced Tour Managers, prepare for an unforgettable exploration of the Austrian Empire’s musical heritage.

Tour Highlights

  • Matthias Church

  • Fisherman’s Bastion

  • Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s)

  • Ringstrasse

  • Concert tickets for performance at Musikverein

  • Guided tour of Esterhazy Palace

  • Lennon Wall

  • Farewell Dinner Cruise

  • 4 Performance Opportunities



10 Days / 2 Budapest / 1 Bratislava / 2 Vienna / 3 Prague

Departure from the United States.

Welcome to Hungary! Meet your Encore Tour Managers at the airport and transfer to your centrally located hotel for check-in and to freshen up. Begin to explore this jewel of central Europe with your Tour Manager. Enjoy a welcome dinner together at the hotel this evening. (D)

This morning, discover Hungary’s thousand-year history during a guided tour of Castle Hill, including Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to wander the cobble-stoned streets of old Buda and proud Danube bridges before transferring to the venue to set up and rehearse. This evening, you will perform your debut concert performance in Europe this evening! Enjoy dinner together in a restaurant. (B,D)

This morning, take the short transfer to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour with your Tour Manager and lunch on your own. Later this afternoon, transfer to the concert hall to set and rehearse. Your next European performance will be this evening at Slovak Radio Concert Hall. Dinner will be on your own this evening. (B)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and take the short one-hour drive to the musical capital of the world, Vienna! Vienna is the historical center of the musical world and a must-visit for any musician! Vienna’s historic center is rich in architectural wonders from the great Stephansdom and Baroque castles to the 19th century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments, and parks, which you will see during today’s guided sightseeing tour. This afternoon, prepare for your next performance which will be held at a local venue. Have dinner together tonight at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Today you will give a matinee performance to the public in the Grand Hall of the world-renowned Musikverein. Enjoy lunch on your own before visiting Eisenstadt, home of Joseph Haydn. Your guided sightseeing tour of Esterhazy Palace will take you around the beautiful Baroque style grounds, and includes admission to Bergkirche, the Hadyn Mausoleum, and Kalvarienberg. Have time to explore more of Vienna tonight with dinner on your own. (B)

This morning, depart for Prague! Upon arrival, stop to visit the Lennon Wall, then see the major highlights of this beautiful city on a sightseeing tour with local guides. You will pass through the Castle district, the Lesser Town, on to Charles Bridge, through the Old Town and to the medieval Astronomical clock. Check in to your hotel and enjoy your evening at your leisure with dinner on your own. (B)

This morning is yours to see further highlights of this beautiful city with your Tour Manager. This afternoon, come together for your final rehearsal and performance in the famed Smetana Hall! (B)

Today is entirely yours to explore Prague and the surrounding area at your own pace. Tonight, celebrate your successful tour with the group for a special farewell dinner cruise together on the river Vltava to view the illuminated historic buildings of Prague by night. (B,D)

Transfer to the airport for return flight to the United States. (B)

Sample Customizations*

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General Changes

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Add a Musical Highlight

  • Workshop with Prof. Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir 
  • Lunch at the Augarten Palais with the Vienna Boys Choir 
  • Informal performance in the rooftop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral 
  • Budapest opera tour 
  • Attend an opera or classical music performance 

Add an Activity or Excursion

  • Apple strudel making demonstration at Schönbrunn Palace 
  • Visit to traditional Viennese coffee house (e.g Sacher hotel) 
  • Viennese Waltz — dance workshop 
  • Welcome or farewell reception in the rooftop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral 
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