1. Arrival in
Prague in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. The rest of your
day is for relaxation to recover from jet lag. Dinner and overnight at the
hotel Hilton in Prague.
2. Music tour of the �Golden City� located in the geographical center
of Europe, including the Museum
of Mozart in the Villa Betramka, the Museum of Smetana and the Gothic
Prague castle. In the afternoon walking tour of Charles Bridge, the 11th
century Old Town Square and the
Jewish Town. Dinner at the hotel followed by a Cosi Fun Tutte
performance at the Estates Theatre,
where several of Mozart�s operas were originally premiered. Overnight at
the hotel Hilton in Prague.
to Nelahozeves with visit to the castle and Dvorak�s
birth place. The rest of the day is free. We can book tickets to
additional performances on optional basis. Our suggestions: Carmen at the
National Theatre or �The Best of Mozart� at the Opera Mozart. Dinner
and overnight at the Hotel Hilton.
Full day excursion to the medieval towns of
Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice. Ceske
Krumlov, a protected World Heritage site boasts a mid 13th
century castle with an open-air revolving stage in its gardens. Ceske
Budejovice, home of the famous Budweiser beer has 236 buildings, which
are classified as being of special historical interest, among them the
remains of the Gothic fortifications, the unique market square and a
multitude of smaller monuments from various ages. After dinner, transfer
to the Church of Sts Simone and Juda to a special Vivaldi
performance. �Vivaldi back in Prague� is a fascinating visual
early music presentation by the Prague Vivaldi Orchestra, with leading
instrumental soloists and singers in authentic costumes. Overnight at the
hotel Hilton in Prague.
Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight to
Arrival in Budapest, transfer to your five star hotel located opposite to bucolic
on the left bank of the Danube. Your hotel is a renowned spa with several mineral water pools offering many
possibilities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Dinner and overnight at the Thermal Hotel Aquincum.
6. General and music tour of
picturesque Budapest including visits to the Bela
Bartok Memorial House, the Liszt Memorial Museum at the Academy of Music and
the Museum of Music History, as well as to the Parliament and many other famous sights of the city often called the
�Pearl of the Danube�. Tonight, we offer you Verdi�s Requiem with
the National Philharmonic Orchestra at the Budapest Academy of Music.
Dinner and Overnight at the Thermal hotel Aquincum.
7. Full day excursion to
Hungary�s most renowned wine-growing region, Tokaj, where the premier dessert wine, the ASZU, is produced among many others. Tokaj is to Hungary what
Champagne is to France. It is a place of sloping cobbled streets and faded
ocher dwellings with nestling storks and wine cellars overlooked by lush
vineyards. Louis XVI, Goethe, Voltair, Browning and other literary
figures, has praised Tokaj wines. Beethoven and Schubert also dedicated
glorifying songs to the �wine of
the kings, the king of the wines. Your wine tasting in the historic Rakoczi
Cellar is followed by a typical lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner and overnight in the heroic town of EGER.
sightseeing tour of Eger, the City of Women, where in the dark era of the
16th century, during the Turkish raids Eger�s brave women
were defending their castle, an important bastion against enemy attacks. See
the castle, the Archbishop�s Palace, the minaret, etc, followed by
an organ concert in the
imposing cathedral. Lunch at the Valley
of the Beautiful Women accompanied by the Eger�s area�s
throat-rasping red wine, the �Bull�s
Blood�. Afternoon transfer to Budapest. Free time at the hotel.
Evening transfer to the Budapest
Opera House for a Don Quijote (ballet)
performance. Overnight at the hotel Thermal Hotel Aquincum.
Free day to enjoy the many possibilities the city can offer. Afternoon
transfer to the airport to board the flight back to North America.
First class hotel accommodation with free use of spa facilities in
2 meals per day as per detailed itinerary
Services of a tour escort
Services of local guides
Tickets to one opera and one concert performance in Prague
(additional tickets can be arranged)
Tickets to one ballet, one philharmonic concert and one organ
concert performance in Hungary
Air and land taxes and service charges.
Included: Gratuities at you discretion to your escort and guides.
Prices vary depending on the
number of people in your group, hotel categories used and seasonality.
Inquire about rates based on the number of people in your group!