Day One: Arrival in Warsaw On arrival at Warsaw Airport, you will be met by your Tour Manager and escorted to your hotel. The day is at leisure before this evening’s Dinner.
Day Two: Chopin and Arcadia The great mecca for Chopin aficionados is Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of the composer, a small country manor set in a dreamy flower-scented garden. Time to visit and explore for yourselves before continuing on to Arkadia, an appropriately-named landscaped park laid out in 1778 and filled with pavilions, temples and neo-Gothic ruins. Continue to the concert hall for a Rehearsal, Concert and Dinner, before returning to your Warsaw hotel for the night.
Day Three: Warsaw Sightseeing Your tour of the city includes all of the sights; the Old Town, rebuilt in the original style after the devastation of World War Two; the Royal Castle, towering over the Vistula River, and much more besides. Also included today; a visit to the Chopin Museum and one of the royal castles of Warsaw. There will also be some free time today for shopping and your own interests. Dinner in the hotel, followed by a Rehearsal.
Day Four: Czestochowa and Krakow Czestochowa contains the holiest shrine in Poland. The Pauline monastery was founded there in the fourteenth century, and is now an impressive stronghold. The Black Madonna, object of many pilgrimages, is a portrait of Our Lady of Czestochowa attributed to St Luke. There will be time for quiet contemplation before you continue to Krakow for dinner and overnight. There will be a Rehearsal in the hotel this evening.
Day Five; Krakow Krakow was the capital of Poland until 1611, and is the only major city which escaped damage during the last war. The city has a delightful appearance; fine ramparts, towers, dungeons and churches. Krakow also has a lively musical and theatrical tradition. Your tour will include a visit to the Cathedral, the crowning and burial place of the kings of Poland for many centuries. You will see the many beautiful side-chapels and the stunning silver tomb of St. Stanislaus, patron saint of Poland. Time at leisure in Krakow this afternoon, before you rehearse and give a Concert in a city-centre Church this evening. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day Six; To Vienna It’s all aboard for the drive into Vienna this morning! The journey will take most of the day, but, time permitting, we will do a brief sightseeing drive around Vienna this evening before checking into our accommodation. Dinner awaits, and there will be a rehearsal this evening.
Day Seven; Vienna sights Today’s city-tour of Vienna will show you all of the main sights of the Hapsburg capital; the Ring street, Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Old Town. Highlight of the day will be your visit to Schonbrunn Palace for a tour of the magnificent building and its gardens. Pause for lunch, before this afternoon’s tour to Schubert’s and Beethoven’s houses. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
Day Eight; More Vienna A morning at leisure in Vienna. The tour buses will take you down into the centre, and there will be free time to visit the House of Music, one of the Art museums, the Cathedral, or maybe even the shops! After lunch, rejoin your tour bus for the short drive to the park, where you will give an outdoor concert this afternoon (indoor option if the weather is bad).Dinner at the hotel.
Day Nine; Brno and Prague Drive across the border to the Czech Republic today; the first stop will be in Brno, for a brief stay in the town and a visit to the Spilberk Castle, which dates back around seven hundred years. Your destination today is Prague. On arrival, check in to your hotel for dinner.
Day Ten; Prague sights Walk across Charles Bridge, decked with statues of local saints and heroes, and cross into the Old Town of Prague. You will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town Square with its delightful historic buildings, and your tour will emphasise the musical connections of the city. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure, and there will be a Rehearsal after dinner.
Day Eleven; Musical Prague Today’s tour of the city will emphasise its musical connections; see the Vltava River, visit Dvorak’s House, now a small museum, and Bertramka, where Mozart and his wife stayed whilst visiting Prague, and the Strahov Monastery, where Mozart played the organ. You will also visit Prague Castle, where you will see St. Vitus’ Cathedral, the Golden Road, the President’s Residence, and much more. Continue through the ‘Little Town’, former home of the royal courtiers, to the Smetana Museum, for a short tour. The afternoon is at leisure before returning to your hotel for an early Dinner prior to tonight’s Concert in a city-centre church.
Day Twelve; Departure Join your private bus for the last time this morning en route to the airport.
A fun and educational tour to Eastern Europe. This programme is also available for Choirs and Bands. Amateur groups only please.
This is not a scheduled tour; it is an example of the Performing Tour itineraries that we put together for groups of all sizes.
Each Performing tour that we operate is customized to suit your exact requirements. The price of the tour depends upon the number of people travelling, date of departure, required standard of hotels, included features etc.
Our emphasis is always on quality; we do not claim to be the cheapest, but prefer to offer excellent value for money for those groups wanting that 'extra something' and a memorably wonderful tour. We use centrally-located hotels, professional Guides, and we include all sightseeing tours in our quotations. Our concert venues are prestigious cathedrals, castles and concert halls, and performances are scheduled to maximise the possibility of a large audience.
Our many repeat customers seem to agree with our philosophy of quality and value!