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  • Date Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  • Time 8:00 am
  • Venue Prague | Vienna | Budapest

Please join friends of the Richmond Symphony and Music Director Steven Smith on this exciting musical exploration of Eastern European capitals Prague, Vienna and Budapest.

Pricing

Land Package $3,980 per person, based on double occupancy
$700 single supplement
Airfare $780 per person roundtrip
Reservations Please complete this form and send to
Dee Dee White, Covington Travel,
4800 Cox Road, Suite 200, Glen Allen, VA 23060
804.747.4197  |   deedeew@covtrav.com

 

Itinerary

Wednesday, June 7 – Richmond – Amsterdam

  • Depart U.S. to Amsterdam
  • By motorcoach to Dulles Airport for flight to Amsterdam

Thursday, June 8 –  Amsterdam – Prague

  • Amsterdam to Prague
  • By connecting flight to Prague, arriving mid-day
  • Evening: Welcome Dinner

Friday, June 9 – Prague

  • “The city of 100 Spires”: Walking Tour focuses on the lives of Mozart, Dvořák, Smetana, Liszt and Beethoven; coffee and strudel in the famous Mozart Café with view of Astronomical clock and Old Town square
  • Evening: Prague Rudolfinum – Tchaikovsky
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Saturday, June 10 – Prague 

  • Optional Activity: Private Day Trip to Marianske Lazny, a spa town near Prague in West Bohemia, where various musical performances are ongoing

Sunday, June 11 – Prague / Vienna

  • By motorcoach to Vienna via the fairy-tale UNESCO town of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, with its beautiful cobblestone streets and grandiose castle. Continue to Vienna, city of high culture, grand cafés and breathtaking architecture
  • Evening: Vienna Symphony Orchestra – Musikverein Wien
    Shostakovich, Dvořák / Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Monday, June 12 – Vienna / Salzburg / Vienna

  • “The Sound of Music” Tour – See the areas where The Sound of Music was filmed; visits to Mozart’s house and the Domquartier Museum, plus a taste of the famous Fürst candy

Tuesday, June 13 – Vienna

  • Walking Tour: Discover Vienna through its classical music landmarks and museums. Visit Mozart’s house and the House of Music followed by a private tour of the State Opera House
  • Evening: Vienna State Opera, Verdi’s “Rigoletto”

Wednesday, June 14 – Vienna / Bratislava / Budapest

  • By motorcoach to Budapest with stop for city tour of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Evening: Folk Concert with Dances by Hungarian folk ensembles

Thursday, June 15 – Budapest

  • “The Paris of Central Europe”, Budapest is a sprawling regal city split in two halves—ancient Buda and modern Pest, both with their own charms and linked by numerous picturesque bridges.
  • Walking Tour includes Music Academy, Franz Liszt Museum, Opera House
    (mini concert) and Zoltan Kodaly Museum
  • Evening: Danube Carnival – Performances to be announced

Friday, June 16 – Budapest

  • Optional Activity: Four-hour Food & Wine Tasting Walking Tour with numerous generous tastings; Central Market Hall; small shops and cafés
  • Optional Activity: Town of Eger Wine Tasting Private Tour featuring excellent reds and whites of this historical wine region in the northern hills of Hungary
  • Evening: Farewell Dinner

Saturday, June 17 – Budapest / Paris / Richmond

  • From Budapest to Charles de Gaulle for connecting flight to Dulles Airport.
    By motorcoach to Richmond