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
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.