Friday, September 7, 2012

Summary and first Itinerary for "Great Composers' Central Europe"

• See and experience major cities and off-the-beaten path gems of Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria 
• Up to four professionally organized and promoted formal concerts, plus mass participation and recitals in magnificent venues 
• Plenty of opportunities for immersion into the local culture 
• Visits of and exchanges with local conservatories and universities 
• Educational and entertaining sightseeing 
• Central accommodations, free time for individual explorations ... 

Incantato‘s Hospitality Managers take pride in working only with pre-inspected hostels and hotels that fit your budget and selected restaurants frequented by locals. To keep the overall cost low, we selected central accomodations within a short distance (walking or public transportation) to many city attractions. We included buffet breakfasts and four other meals featuring typical dishes served in charming places. Your Incantato Tour Manager is with the group 24/7 to coordinate scheduled activities and offer advice during free time. Transportation is via modern, air-conditioned motor coach. 

Incantato encourages your group to interact with like-minded people and their organizations during your journey to Europe. Through our team members’ contacts and the relationships we have built over the years, Incantato is uniquely qualified to set up meet & greet events with audiences, and to organize exchanges and joint concerts. 

• Frauenkirche — MUNICH 
Margravial Opera House — BAYREUTH 
• various venues from concert halls to palaces, the university auditorium and churches — WEIMAR 
• St. Vitus, Castle, Jesuit Hall — CESKY KRUMLOV 
• University, Karlskirche, Stephansdom — VIENNA 

Day 1, Monday, May 27, 2013 
Overnight flight to Germany 
Nonstop group flight with Lufthansa from LAX to Munich. 

Day 2, Tuesday, May 28 
Willkommen in Muenchen Your Incantato Tour Manager and driver welcome you at Munich airport. Transfer to your hotel for check-in, followed by a traditional Bavarian welcome dinner. 

Day 3, Wednesday, May 29 
Munich sightseeing 
Take a guided tour of Bavaria’s capital in the morning as you discover some of Munich‘s most famous sights, such as the Marien Square, the New Town Hall or the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady. Afternoon at leisure for more exploring and/or shopping in some of the city‘s many traditional and creative shops. 

Day 4, Thursday, May 30 
Bayreuth - Recital at Opera House 
It is all about music today. Transfer to the festival city of Bayreuth, home to the Wagner Festspielhaus. A local expert guide will show you around the city prior to a recital at the Margravial Opera House that was just recently added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. 

Day 5, Friday, May 31 
Welcome to Weimar 
Continue to charming Weimar, a UNESCO world heritage city for its rich culture and high artistic quality. A mayor’s reception is scheduled today followed by an exchange with students from the Liszt University. 

Day 6, Saturday, June 1 
Weimar Concert 
See the city’s highlights with a local guide, then present a highlight concert in a magnificent venue. 

Day 7, Sunday, June 2 
In Bach‘s Footsteps? - Concert The morning is at leisure with an optional visit to nearby Buchenwald, once a Nazi concentration camp. Alternatively, your group could visit Eisenach with the Bach Museum, as well as Wartburg Castle. Performance opportunity. 

Day 8, Monday, June 3 
Via Pilsen to Cesky Krumlov 
Next stop is the Czech Republic where you will be visiting first Pilsen and then one of Dr. Talberg’s favorite places: Cesky Krumlov. 

Day 9, Tuesday, June 4 
Concert in Cesky Krumlov 
You will feel transported back in time in this charming Czech Village. Concert in the evening. 

Day 10 to Day 12, Wednesday June 5 to Friday June 7 
Vienna in-depth & Concert Austria‘s capital city is another must-see place for musicians and you will be exploring its many offerings during the almost three days in Vienna with Dr. Talberg as your expert guide. A final concert and farewell party conclude the journey. 

Day 13, Saturday, June 8 
Flight back to LA Board your return flight home with memories to last a lifetime or extend your stay in Europe further if you chose the land-only option. 

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