Tour 6

Day 1: Tuesday, June 13

Depart via scheduled air service to Berlin, Germany

 

Day 2: Wednesday, June 14
Berlin

Arrive in Berlin
Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to awaiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to the hotel via panoramic tour of Berlin, including Brandenburg Gate, Under den Linden, Gendarmenmarkt, etc. Also explore Berlin’s architectural treasures and experience the city’s amazing transformation by a 1-hour boat cruise on the River Spree
Late afternoon hotel check-in
Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day 3: Thursday, June 15
Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel
Half-day sightseeing of Berlin with its famous Unter den Linden Strasse, (iconic boulevard of linden trees), the Russian War Memorial, the remains of “the wall,” and “Checkpoint Charlie,” Kurfurstendamm Strasse, home to some of Berlin’s most luxurious stores, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin Dom, Reichstag, etc.
Festival Welcome Lunch
Afternoon rehearsal
Evening dinner, on own
Return to the hotel for overnight

 

Day 4: Friday, June 16
Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning rehearsal
Lunch, on own
Enjoy an afternoon visit to the Neues Museum. The Museum houses the archaeological collections of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Pre- and Early History, as well as works from the Collection of Classical Antiquities
Dinner included
Evening rehearsal
Overnight at the hotel

 

Day 5: Saturday, June 17
Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning dress rehearsal with the orchestra in the BerlinerDom
Lunch, on own
Afternoon at leisure for sightseeing, shopping or other activities
Dinner at a local restaurant
Festival Finale Concert in BerlinerDom
Post festival reception
Return to the hotel for overnight

 

Day 6: Sunday, June 18
Berlin / Wittenberg / Leipzig

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Wittenberg
Sightseeing in Wittenberg includes entrance to the Lutherhalle, a museum of the Reformation. In the room occupied by Luther, preserved in its original condition, are displayed Luther’s writings, prints, medals, Luther’s university lectern, his pulpit from St Mary’s Church and a number of valuable pictures. Also visit the Schlosskirche. It was to the wooden doors of this church that Luther nailed his 95 “Theses” in October 1517. The original doors were destroyed by fire during the Seven Years War; the present bronze doors, bearing the Latin text of the Theses, were installed in 1858. In the church is the tomb of Melanchthon and Luther, and on the columns of the nave are life-size figures of Luther, Melanchthon and other Reformers
Lunch, on own
Continue to Leipzig for a visit to the Bach Museum. The reconstructed Bose House stands in the shadow of St. Thomas Church. It was once the home of the Bach family and now contains the largest Bach archives in Germany, as well as many mementos of the composer
Evening dinner and overnight

 

Day 7: Monday, June 19
Leipzig / Prague

Breakfast at the hotel
Half-day guided In the Footsteps of Composers tour including Schumann House, Wagner Memorial, Leipzig Opera House, St. Nicholas School, St. Nicholas Church, Old City Hall, Mendelssohn House, and St. Thomas Church. Martin Luther preached in St. Thomas Church in 1539 heralding the arrival of Protestantism in Leipzig. Bach’s 12 children and the infant Richard Wagner were baptized here, and both Mozart and Mendelssohn performed here
Sing a recital in St. Thomas Church
Lunch, on own
Afternoon transfer to Prague
Evening dinner and overnight

 

Day 8: Tuesday, June 20
Prague

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning guided tour of Prague includes seeing the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Tyn Church, the Astronomical Clock, and the Jewish Quarter. Also visit the Castle District, where entrance is included to Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the Golden Lane, and Daliborka Tower
Lunch, on own
Afternoon concert in St. Nicholas Church in Old Town Square
Evening dinner and overnight

 

Day 9: Wednesday, June 21
Prague

Breakfast at the hotel
Half-day guided tour of Musical Prague including entrance to the Dvořák home in Nelahozeves where Antonin Dvořák was born. Also visit the Dvořák Museum in Prague. The Museum focuses on collecting, maintaining and displaying documents concerning the Maestro´s life and work
Lunch, on own
Afternoon at leisure for sightseeing, shopping or other activities
Evening dinner and overnight

 

Day 10: Thursday, June 22

Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to Prague’s airport for return flight