Visit the homes, concert halls and places
where these great musicians lived and created some of the most outstanding compositions of
the classical music world. You will be escorted by extremely competent guides who will be
able to answer all your queries and help you in any way possible in order for you to enjoy
this unique experience. In addition to the many music related sights, you will have the
privilege of glimpsing places of great historical value, including the former head office
of East Germany's KGB and Luther's Wittenberg, the most important city in the history of
Christian reformation. This fabulous and enlivening tour is exclusive to Classical 96*FM
and 103*FM listeners and their friends, and can be booked only through Allegro Holidays,
our music tour specialists. I look forward to your joining me on this exciting program
offered for the first time in North America.
Day 1. Arrival in Berlin around noon,
transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at your leisure to recover from jet lag. Dinner and
overnight in Berlin, a cultural metropolis of myriad of theatres, many opera houses and
some of the greatest museums in the world.
Day 2. General and music tour of Berlin with
inside visit of the outstanding Pergamon museum famous for its renowned Pergamon Altar
from Asia Minor and the Babylonian Ishtar Gate. In the evening transfer to a concert at
the Berlin Philharmonics, boasting one of the best orchestras in the world. Dinner and
accommodation in Berlin.
Day 3. Excursion to Potsdam, jewel in
Branderburg's crown, where we visit Schloss Sanssouci, the flamboyant garden palace of the
Prussian king, Frederick, the Great. We also take you to Cecilienhof, the charming manor
house that hosted the historic 1945 Potsdam Conference, where Truman, Churchill and Stalin
met to decide the fate of post-war Germany and Europe. The highlight of today is the visit
to the "Forbidden City", with inside tour of the former KGB buildings. Dinner
and overnight in Berlin.
Day 4. Travel to Wittenberg, the cradle of
reformation. Visit Luther's house and the Castle Church to whose door he nailed his Thesis
and where he lies buried. Afternoon transfer to Leipzig. After a short rest and dinner
we'll walk over to the renowned Gewandhouse, for an evening concert by one of the most
exquisite orchestras in the world. Overnight in Leipzig.
Day 5. Music tour of Leipzig and area. A
trading centre since the 12th century, Leipzig is often called the "City of
Books", or the "City of Music". It was the home of J.S. Bach and Richard
Wagner, the place where Goethe created his famous Faust. Visit Thomas Church, where Bach
used to be the Choirmaster, the Aucherbach Cellar, where Goethe spent many evenings
collecting ideas for his "Faust". We'll travel to Handel's birthplace in nearby
Halle and to Wagner's residence in Naumburg. Afternoon transfer to Dresden. After dinner,
enjoy an opera performance in the newly rebuilt Semper Opera House. Overnight in Dresden.
Day 6. Music and general city tour of Dresden
including inside visit of the "Old Masters Gallery" in the palace of Zwinger.
Visit to Graupa and the Richard Wagner House and to Hosterwitz with the Carl-Maria-Weber
museum. Dinner at the famous "Pappritzer Hof", the historic restaurant close to
Wagner's former residence. Overnight in Dresden.
Day 7. After breakfast excursion to Meissen.
Visit the celebrated china factory, followed by wine tasting and lunch in the historic
Vincenz Richter wine cellar. Transfer to Weimar, city of Liszt, Goethe and Schiller. City
tour of old Weimar. Dinner and overnight in Weimar.
Day 8 After breakfast departure to Bayreuth,
the famous festival town. Your visit of Bayreuth includes a guided music tour with the
Richard Wagner museum, Liszt house and the Margravial Opera House, this most beautiful
baroque jewel. Backstage tour of the Festival Hall built by Wagners unique design
(closed on days of rehearsals). In the evening you arrive in the Franconian capital,
Nuernberg. Dinner in a typical Franconian restaurant. Overnight in Nuernberg.
Day 9 Your day starts with a city tour of
Nuernberg including the Albrecht Duerer museum and the fortress. Early afternoon transfer
to the Bavarian capital, Munich. City tour of Munich, followed by a farewell Bavarian
dinner with beer tasting. Overnight in Munich.
Dat 10 Free time, then transfer to the airport to board the
flight back to your home city.
- 1 opera and 2 concert tickets, wine tasting with lunch
- Coach transportation, services of a qualified tour escort and local guides
- All sightseeing specified in the
- Accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily
- Gratuities at your discretion to local guides and escort
- Lunches and items of personal nature
- ON request Single supplement: on request