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This 11-day tour takes you through one of the most beautiful cities of Central Europe; Prague, Krakow, and Budapest. Explore these beautiful regions which were once under the influence of communism and have since flourished with rich music traditions, culture, cuisine, and architecture!

Tour Highlights

  • Hradcany Castle
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Český Krumlov Castle
  • Auschwitz
  • Castle Hill
  • Wawel Castle
  • Matthias Church
  • Lake Balaton
  • 4 Performance Opportunities
CZECH REPUBLIC

Itinerary

DAY 1: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Departure from the United States.

DAY 2: PRAGUE

Arrive in Prague where you'll meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel for check in. Enjoy a welcome orientation with your Tour Manager before tonight's meal.

DAY 3: PRAGUE

A local guide shows you the history of Prague today on your morning walking tour. Visit Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral before strolling across the famed Charles Bridge into the Old Town of Praha! Today's highlight is a concert in the city.

DAY 4: PRAGUE

Enjoy a day's excursion to the stunning city of Český Krumlov where you will have a walking tour with your tour manager and time to explore on your own. After dinner at a local restaurant, present your next concert this evening. Overnight in Prague.

DAY 5: KRAKÓW

Today's drive takes you to the Polish city of Kraków. Here, visit the city's old town and enjoy a short walking tour, including the market square, laid out in 1257 and one of the largest medieval market squares in Europe! You'll also visit Wawel Castle before checking in to the hotel. Tonight, you will have a traditional folklore dinner with entertainment!

DAY 6: KRAKÓW

Early this morning depart for Auschwitz and experience a somber reminder of the Nazi atrocities that occurred during World War II. The tour takes approximately 3 hours followed by a visit to Birkenau where many perished in its infamous gas chambers. Informal singing opportunities are possible and appropriate. This afternoon you'll have a picnic/packed lunch before returning to Kraków for a rehearsal, followed by tonight's concert. Dinner and overnight in Kraków.

DAY 7: ZAKOPANE

Depart this morning for Zakopane, stopping en route in Wadowice for a visit to Pope John Paul II's birthplace and museum. Continue to Zakopane and check in to the hotel. Located in a valley in the high Tatra Mountains, Zakopane is Poland's premier winter resort and boasts a wealth of restaurants, cafes and interest.

DAY 8: BUDAPEST

Drive to Budapest today with a stop en route for lunch. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour upon arrival and learn about Hungary's thousand-year history; visits include Castle Hill and Matthias Church. Enjoy some free time to wander the cobble-stoned streets of old Buda and proud Danube bridges. Tonight features a special Hungarian gypsy dinner!

DAY 9: BUDAPEST

Today's excursion takes you to the beautiful, small town of Szentendre. This baroque town is famous for its Hungarian artists and features many galleries, museums and monuments. You will present your next concert performance today.

DAY 10: BUDAPEST

Today's full-day excursion takes you to Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. The southern shore holds sandy beaches while the northern shore is marked by a chain of eroded volcanoes. The area comes alive during the summer time and offers water sports and charming town life. You'll have time to explore the area on your own before returning to Budapest for a final, farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 11: DEPARTURE

Return to the U.S.

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  • "In the footsteps of" Dvořák and Mozart
  • Mozart dinner at the Grand Hotel Bohemia
  • Tour of the Estates Theatre
  • Folkloric dinner/dance

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  • Excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp
  • Excursion to Kutna Hora
  • Karlštejn Castle
  • Museum Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art
  • Stained Glass Museum
  • Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car
  • St. Stephen's Basilica
  • Danube Cruise
  • Hungarian State Opera House
  • Buda Castle

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