Friday, April 9, 2010

Central Europe - Sample Itinerary I

Imperial Cities and Gems of

Central Europe

A 10-day Concert Tour to Prague, Vienna and Budapest
plus Cesky Krumlov, Göttweig, Melk, Dürnstein and Szentendre

Stepping off the beaten path for a true immersion into the local cultures


• Professionally organized and promoted formal concerts in magnificent venues just for your choir

• Special Reception and performance at the Benedictine Monastery of Goettweig

• A special Kodaly workshop

• Plenty of opportunities for immersion into the local culture

• Educational and entertaining sightseeing

• Nice hotels in good locations, great food, free time for exploring...

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 Monday, Date TBA

Overnight flight to Prague

DAY 2 Tuesday

Vítejtes (Welcome) to Central Europe

Orientation tour upon arrival in Prague en-route to your centrally located hotel. Welcome dinner in the historic Old Town.

DAY 3 Wednesday

Prague in-depth

The guided tour includes visits to the Royal Castle District, Charles‘ Bridge and Betramka Museum - the former Mozart Residence in Prague - where the choir may choose to give a recital. Remainder of the day can be spent at your own leisure.

DAY 4 Thursday

Prague at Leisure - Formal Concert

Explore the Czech Capital at your own pace prior to your choir's first formal concert in a beautiful local venue.

DAY 5 Friday

To Cesky Krumlov - Second Concert

Drive to South Bohemia and visit Cesky Krumlov‘s historic city centre (UNESCO World Heritage site). Your concert will be presented in either the cathedral, a baroque hall or within the castle and is followed by a medieval-style dinner in a medieval cellar restaurant.

DAY 6 Saturday

Linz - Göttweig

Cross the border into Austria and visit Linz - Home to Bruckner, Mozart... Continue along the Wachau Valley to the Benedictine Monastery of Goettweig. A special reception and private tour await your group followed by dinner in the panoramic gourmet restaurant. Evening rehearsal - possibly with a local orchestra.

DAY 7 Sunday

Melk - Dürnstein - Highlight Concert

Visit Melk Abbey and the picturesque town of Dürnstein today prior to presenting a highlight concert at the magnificent Stiftskirche of Göttweig.

DAY 8 Monday

Vienna Sightseeing

"Willkommen in Wien": Your guided tour includes the city‘s highlights and visits to Schubert‘s birthplace and the Mozart Museum. Possibility to attend an opera or concert that evening.

DAY 9 Tuesday

Vienna at leisure - High Mass or Concert at Stephansdom

Your choir may choose to sing High Mass and/or give a formal concert at Stephansdom. Optional guided visit to Schoenbrunn Palace in the afternoon followed by a traditional „Heurigen"-Winegarden-Dinner in Grinzing with the possibility to visit Beethoven‘s house.

DAY 10 Wednesday

Budapest Sightseeing

Only a few hours away lies the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. Upon arrival, embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Budapest ending in the Castle District. Optional visit to Liszt-Museum. Evening at leisure.

DAY 11 Thursday

Excursion to Szentendre - Final Concert

Visit the nearby artist colony of Szentendre this morning. Afternoon at leisure in Budapest. Your choir's Central European Performance Tour will conclude with another highlight concert at a beautiful venue in Budapest followed by a fun farewell dinner.

DAY 12 Friday

Flight to USA or Embark on an Extension

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Los Angeles or continue on an extension tour.

Post-Tour Extension

Incantato offers you various possibilities to extend your stay in Europe at reasonable cost. You may choose to remain in Hungary for a few days, visit another neighboring country or head to Germany, Croatia...

All Incantato Performance Tours are custom designed to perfectly match each choir's individual wishes and needs. The above itinerary is one of many samples. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email at for more information and to request a complimentary proposal for your ensemble's upcoming international concert series. We are looking forward to working with and for you.