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This tour features the Czech and Slovak capitals, Prague and Bratislava, whilst taking in a number of smaller historical cities en route. By turning aside from the main tourist trail, get to meet the locals and experience some of the architectural and cultural gems which this region has to offer.
Departure from the United States.
Arrive in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and historical capital of Bohemia. Meet your Encore Tour Manager at the airport and transfer into the city center. Depart on an afternoon stroll with your tour manager, then enjoy a group welcome dinner and orientation.
Today, enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of Prague on foot. You will see the Prague castle, famous Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral and much more. In the afternoon, transfer to a local venue for your debut performance.
Entire morning is free to explore at your leisure. You may wish to visit the grand St. Vitus Cathedral, marvel at its stunning stained glass and climb up the tower to discover the amazing view of the city below. Or, venture to the Jewish Quarter to visit the Museum, Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, the Holocaust Memorial, or one of the many synagogues. You could also relax and spend your time sipping coffee at a classical cafe. This afternoon, reassemble to begin rehearsal for your next concert in a nearby town. Tonight, enjoy a dinner cruise on the River Vltava.
In the morning you will check out and depart for Moravia - the eastern area of the Czech Republic. En route, visit the town of Telč a charming town and UNESCO heritage site. Lunch and time at your leisure here before continuing to Olomouc. Check in to your hotel and enjoy a group dinner.
After a breakfast at the hotel you will depart for the city of Kroměříž where you will have time to explore the city which is a UNESCO Heritage World Site. The town's main landmark is the Baroque Kroměříž Bishop's Palace, where some scenes from Amadeus and Immortal Beloved were filmed. In the afternoon, perform your next concert here. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to Olomouc for the evening.
Depart for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the cultural, political and economic centre of the country. The history of the city has been strongly influenced by people of different nations and religions; it was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, a part of the larger Hapsburg Monarchy territories and it has been home to many Slovak, Hungarian and German historical figures. Check in to your hotel and have a group dinner.
After eating breakfast at the hotel depart on your guided sightseeing tour of Bratislava. Free time for lunch at your leisure in the city. In the afternoon, transfer to a local venue for your next performance. After the concert, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Return to the U.S.
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