Prague ◆ Passau ◆ Melk ◆ Dürnstein
Vienna ◆ Bratislava ◆ Budapest
Goethe once said, “Music is liquid architecture, [and] architecture is frozen music.” The Danube River and the resplendent cultural centers of Prague and Vienna, which inspired classical music’s Great Masters, are a visual symphony of both natural and man-made architecture—rolling hillsides and lush vineyards are in concert with medieval cities and stone castles—encapsulating what centuries of artists and travelers have found so inspiring and resonant.
Join us for this comprehensive itinerary showcasing five countries in the heartland of central Europe. Our itinerary is specially created to feature private performances of the musical heritage of Europe’s most accomplished composers, including Mozart and Beethoven, and it provides opportunities to explore six UNESCO World Heritage sites, experience historically rich and culturally dynamic legacies and contextualize the West’s art and architectural masterpieces. Enjoy three nights in the world-class city of Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires,” in a deluxe, centrally located hotel before cruising the fabled Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary. Travel aboard the exclusively chartered Amadeus Queen—a deluxe river ship launching in 2018 with the ability to dock right in the heart of the cities we visit.
High notes of your experience will include a distinctive schedule of exclusively and specially arranged expert lectures, private classical music performances, guided excursions in Prague and in each port of call along the Danube River, and an overnight stay in the
fin-de-siècle grandeur of Vienna, Austria’s extraordinary capital.
This Symphony on the Blue Danube is a sublime composition; it is sure to strike a chord with virtuosos, art and architecture enthusiasts, historians and travelers of all interests. We encourage you to book now as this popular program sells out quickly!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Dürnstein, Wachau Valley, Austria
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria