Perform throughout three countries on this classic itinerary featuring the highlights of Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague - perfect for any music history fanatic. Walk the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn and Dvořák in some of Europe's most picturesque cities. Explore Mozart's House in Vienna where he wrote "The Marriage of Figaro," learn the art of the Viennese Waltz and more!
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Arrive in Munich, capital of Bavaria! Meet your Encore Tour Manager at the airport and transfer into the city. Munich showcases the traditional alongside the modern, as you’ll discover as you explore this afternoon. Tonight enjoy a special dinner at the world`s most famous tavern, the Munich Hofbräuhaus!
The word Gemütlichkeit means coziness, hospitality, warmth and welcome. Dive right into this Bavarian way of thinking with an expertly guided sightseeing tour to sites like Marienplatz with its famed Glockenspiel, the Viktualienmarkt food and flower market and the surfers on the Isar River in the Englischer Garten. Later today, discover the city's hidden gems during a Munich by bike tour of unique neighborhoods and sights off the beaten path. Tonight, rehearse and perform your debut concert performance for the people to Germany!
Today’s somber excursion brings you to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial, an important reminder of Germany's Nazi past. Continue to travel to Salzburg, known as the most musical of all Austrian cities. You may want to gain a bird's eye perspective of the Old Town by climbing Kapuzinerberg for its panoramic views before dinner.
Discover the enchanting sights of the musical city of Salzburg on a guided sightseeing tour. Journey through the historical town to see the Mozartplatz, the cathedral, Pegasus Fountain, and Mirabell Gardens. Next, visit Mozart's Birthplace Museum on the crowded shopping street, the Getreidegasse before taking the funicular up to the fortress that dominates the city. This evening, rehearse and perform your next concert performance!
Check out of the hotel and journey east to the Austrian capital of Vienna, the historical center of the musical world and a must-visit for any musician. Upon arrival begin to explore the Baroque façades and lively squares of this musical city in which Beethoven, Strauss and Mozart once composed. This afternoon, a local master will mesmerize you with a demonstration of the world famous Viennese Waltz before you take to the floor to give it a try. All that dancing earns you a taste of the city's famed coffee house culture—visit one of Vienna's many glittering cafés to savor some mélange coffee or hot chocolate and Sachertorte.
This morning tour the grounds and interior of Schönbrunn Palace, the massive Habsburg summer retreat, including the Imperial state rooms and private quarters of the Austrian Emperors. Then embark on a sightseeing tour of Vienna where an expert local guide shows you the glory of the former Imperial capital including the Ringstrasse, Hofburg Palace complex, Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Rehearse this afternoon for this evening’s concert performance.
Travel north Prague today stopping en route in the fairytale-like town of Telč. This UNESCO World Heritage Site looks as though it came from the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. Spend the afternoon exploring the charming streets, view the romantic chateau and crystal-clear fishponds surrounding the city. Continue your journey to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
Prague is one of Europe's most beautiful cities as you'll see during a guided sightseeing tour. A local expert will show us the quaint Malá Strana (Czech for “Lesser Quarter,” named for its location at the foot of Prague's ancient castle) and the graceful Charles Bridge, built during the 14th century. Spend the afternoon in rehearsal as preparation for tonight’s final concert performance! Celebrate your tour with a farewell dinner cruise on the Vltava River this evening.
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