Dates: September 16 - September 25, 2019
Total Duration: 10 days
Cost: From approx. $3,465 per person, double occupancy
Deposit (per participant): $1,000
Activity level: Moderately Active
Vehicle: Amadeus Queen
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 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 five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, through the stunning Wachau Valley aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Queen, launching in 2018 as one of the finest ships on the waterways of Europe. This custom-designed and carefully orchestrated itinerary includes 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 magnificent Melk Abbey, the storybook village of Dürnstein, imperial Vienna and medieval Bratislava. Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Options offered.