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This 10-day music appreciation tour takes you through some of the most musically and culturally rich cities in Central Europe, including Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Prague. Explore these beautiful regions and experience their incredible music traditions, culture, cuisine, and architecture! This trip is filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities including a private chamber concert at the historic Estates Theater, an exclusive talk and organ recital at the Thomaskirche, and an intimate discussion with the music director of the Semperoper Dresden. With five incredible performances in exquisite venues across Central Europe, find out why Encore means more.

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Tour Highlights

  • 4-Star, Centrally Located Hotels
  • World-Class Tour Manager
  • A Full 52-Seat Motor Coach for the Group of 20 Maximum Participants
  • Meet the Music Director of the Semperoper Dresden
  • Guided Tour and Private Chamber Music Concert at the Estates Theater
  • Authentic German and Czech Cuisine From Top-Tier Restaurants
  • Hand Selected Local Wines
  • Exclusive Chamber Performance at the Dvorak Memorial
  • Performance of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the Berliner Philharmonie
  • Performance in Dresden
  • Performance at the National Theater in Prague
  • Performance of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum
  • Exclusive Lecture and Organ Recital at the Thomaskirche (Bach’s Church)
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday, September 16, 2021: Overnight Flight

Departure from the United States.

Day 2 - Friday, September 17, 2021: Berlin

Arrive in Germany and meet your Encore Tour Manager at the airport. Transfer to your comfortable hotel to freshen up before embarking on a city sightseeing tour of Berlin with a local guide. Highlights will include all the major landmarks of the German capital including the Brandenburg Gate and much more. This evening, the group will meet for a special welcome dinner together at one of Berlin's many wonderful restaurants. (D)

Day 3 - Saturday, September 18, 2021: Berlin

This morning after breakfast, provided each day of your tour, enjoy a morning visit to Konzerthaus Berlin for a guided tour. This afternoon, you can enjoy some free time; perhaps head to Museum Island where you will be able to choose from the many museums to visit. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own before rejoining the group to attend an evening performance of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (pending availability)! (B)

Day 4 - Sunday, September 19, 2021: Leipzig

Check out of the hotel this morning and transfer to Leipzig. Your first visit will be to Thomaskirche, the church where Bach worked as Kapellmeister from 1723 until his death in 1750. After an exclusive private tour, you'll have a chance to learn from the current choirmaster before experiencing an organ recital at the Thomaskirche (subject to availability and recital schedule). This evening, you will attend a performance in Leipzig, such as a chamber concert in the Mendelssohn Hall of the Gewandhaus. Dinner will be independent this evening. (B)

Day 5 - Monday, September 20, 2021: Leipzig

This morning’s guided tour of historic Leipzig will include visits to the Mendelssohn Haus and the Grassi Museum with its famous instrument collection. After a busy morning, journey out to Halle where you will visit the Marktkirche (where Handel received his first organ lessons) and the Handel Haus. Later this afternoon, return to Leipzig where you will enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner will be together in a special restaurant this evening. (B,D)

Day 6 - Tuesday, September 21, 2021: Dresden

This morning, depart for Dresden, the “Florence on the Elbe” where you will see the city’s highlights including the historical capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. Following heavy bombing during World War II and 40 years as a Soviet Bloc state, the city has undergone considerable restoration work to bring it to its current state. Since German reunification in 1990, Dresden has emerged as a cultural, political, and economic center in the eastern part of Germany. Today, we will have an opportunity for a meet and greet with a music director at the SemperOper, subject to availability, as well as a visit to one of the cozy Radebeul vineyard wineries to sample exquisite wines along the picturesque hillsides sloping down to the Elbe! Tonight, you'll attend a performance this evening. Options include a music performance in Semper Oper or a concert performance at the Frauenkirche Dresden (pending availability). Dinner will be independent. (B)

Day 7 - Wedesday, September 22, 2021: Prague

Today's destination is Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. On arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the city’s highlights followed by a guided visit of the Czech Museum of Music and short lecture by a local musician. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening. (B)

Day 8 - Thursday, September 23, 2021: Prague

After breakfast, you will journey out to Vysoka u Pribrami to visit the Dvorak Memorial and enjoy an exclusive private chamber concert. After lunch on your own, return to Prague and visit the Antonín Dvorák Museum, where you will learn more about the life of this magnificent Czech composer. Tonight, attend a performance at the National Theatre Prague! Options include Janacek’s opera: Katya Kabanova. Dinner is on your own, (B)

Day 9 - Friday, September 24, 2021: Prague

On your final morning, you will visit the Bedrich Smetana Museum, dedicated to the life and works of this famous Czech composer. Afterwards, visit the Estate's Theater where Mozart's Don Giovanni premiered! Here, enjoy a guided tour and private chamber concert. Following time for lunch on your own, you'll participate in a meet and greet with a musician of the Czech Philharmonic. On our final European evening, we will attend a performance by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (pending availability). Celebrate your music appreciation tour to Germany and the Czech Republic with a special farewell dinner together at one of Prague's iconic restaurants! (B,D)

Day 10, Saturday, September 25, 2021: Departure

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

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Hotel Showcase

The Westin Grand Berlin (Berlin)

  • The Westin Grand is ideally located with convenient access to all means of public transportation. Each of the 400 rooms are beautifully appointed, combining contemporary function and historic décor. With an idyllic hotel garden, state-of-the-art gym and relaxation facilities, this is the optimal location to tour Berlin.

Hotel Radisson Blu (Leipzig)

  • The wonderfully appointed Radisson Blu Hotel is located in downtown Leipzig, opposite the famous Gewandhaus concert hall and Opera house. The hotel is situated in the city center, where you can easily follow the footsteps of Bach and Mendelssohn to discover the cultural and artistic heritage of Leipzig.

Hotel Hilton (Dresden)

  • The Hilton is ideally located in the heart of the city of Dresden allowing you easy access to all the major sights such as the Frauenkirche, Royal Palace, Cathedral, Semper Opera House and Zwinger Palace! Overlooking the mighty Elbe River and famous Church of Our Lady, the Hilton hotel will provide guests with a highly enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing stay while visiting this historical city.

Hotel K+K (Prague)

  • With Art Nouveau architecture, elegant interiors, and superior service, the K+K Hotel Central is the perfect place to stay in Prague’s historic Old Town. One of the oldest Art Nouveau buildings in the city, the K+K Hotel Central's incredible location makes it the perfect base to explore everything the golden city has to offer. With a modern Bar & Bistro and excellent guest facilities, it is the ideal place to rest at the end of a busy day touring one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

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Tour Price

Cost Per Traveler:

$4,999

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