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Yet_rivers_bg Symphony on the Blue Danube aboard the Amadeus Silver II

Dates: October 10 - October 21, 2017

Total Duration: 12 days

Cost: From $5,995 per person, double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Paul Hawkshaw
Yale School of Music

Vehicle: Amadeus Silver II

Tour Operator: Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.

Region: Western Europe


Visit five countries and up to six UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music's Great Masters. Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards and medieval castles, the Danube River Valley has resonated with musicians, artists, poets and travelers throughout the centuries and has contributed to the world the genius of its most renowned virtuosos. This unique combination of river and land travel includes three nights in the medieval gem of Prague and a seven-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, through the stunning Wachau Valley aboard the newly launched deluxe Amadeus Silver II, one of the finest ships to ply the waterways of Europe. The custom-designed itinerary has been carefully orchestrated to include private performances featuring the musical heritage of Europe's accomplished composers, including Mozart and Beethoven, and a comprehensive schedule of exclusive expert lectures and guided excursions featuring delightful Salzburg, magnificent Melk Abbey, the storybook village of Dürnstein, imperial Vienna and medieval Bratislava.

Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Option are offered.

Paul Hawkshaw

Paul Hawkshaw is Professor in the Practice of Music History. He was the Director of the Yale Summer... more>>