Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chapman University Choir Tour to Central Europe- First Itinerary

Welcome to the Incantato blog for the 2011 Chapman University Performance Tour to Central Europe. This is the updated itinerary and still work in progress. Details are subject to change as this journey becomes more and more your tour and to enhance the overall experience. Enjoy!

DAY 1 Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Overnight flight to Germany

DAY 2 Thursday, May 26
Welcome to Berlin
Orientation tour, check-in and dinner.
Overnight in Berlin for the next 3 nights.

DAY 3 Friday, May 27
Berlin in depth - Choral Vespers
Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Berlin’s highlights (Reichstag, East Side Gallery, Ku-Damm), followed by some free time. In the early evening, the Chapman Choir sings the ChorVesper at the Memorial Church.

DAY 4 Saturday, May 28
Berlin at leisure
Enjoy Berlin at your own pace with optional visits to Sachsenhausen or Potsdam and an optional exchange.

DAY 5 Sunday, May 29
Leipzig in Bach’s footsteps
Drive to Leipzig for a guided tour, likely
concert at Thomaskirche and overnight.

DAY 6 Monday, May 30
To Salzburg via Bayreuth
Stop in Bayreuth for a guided tour of the Festspielhaus, then continue to magical Salzburg for an evening at leisure. Next two overnights in Salzburg.

DAY 7 Tuesday, May 31
Salzburg in-depth
Explore Salzburg‘s many musical sights with a local guide, followed by the afternoon and evening at leisure for museum visits, to attend a concert, etc.

DAY 8 Wednesday, June 1
Scenic Danube Valley
Continue to the Wachau (UNESCO World Heritage Site) for a river cruise down the Danube, a schnitzel dinner, musical exchange & rehearsal. Next two overnights at Stift Göttweig (dormitory for the students) or Krems (hotel option for guests - upgrade not included in basic tour cost).

DAY 9 Thursday, June 2
Abbey & Highlight Concert
Visit Dürnstein and Melk, then drive to Göttweig for a private tour, reception and concert at the magnificent Stiftskirche (likely with orchestra - cost not included).

DAY 10 Friday, June3
Vienna Sightseeing
“Willkommen in Wien“: Your tour includes the city‘s highlights, visits to Schubert‘s Birthplace and the Mozart Museum. Two overnights in Vienna.

DAY 11 Saturday, June 4
Vienna at leisure
Free time for museum visits, shopping.
Opportunity to sing High Mass at
Stephansdom as the featured guest choir.

DAY 12 Sunday, June 5
To Budapest - Concert
to Budapest for your finale concert (optional with orchestra). Last two
overnights in Budapest.

DAY 13 Monday, June 6
Budapest Concert & Farewell
See Budapest’s highlights with a local guide, then enjoy some free time. A farewell sunset dinner party on a private cruise ship concludes the tour.

Day 14 Tuesday, June 7
Flight to US
Return home with lifetime memories.

• See and experience both major cities and off-the-beaten path gems of Central Europe
• Five professionally organized and promoted formal concerts and masses in historical venues just for your choir
• Plenty of opportunities for immersion into the local cultures
• Educational and entertaining sightseeing
• Quality hotels in good locations, great food, free time for individual explorations...

Likely Concert Venues
• Gedächtniskirche, Berlin Cathedral, Hochschule der Künste, Passionskirche —BERLIN
• Thomaskirche —LEIPZIG
• Stiftskirche —GÖTTWEIG
• Matyas Templom, Embassy —BUDAPEST
The above listed venues are a first selection by Incantato‘s European Concert Managers and will be requested for your choir and travel dates.

Accommodation & Meals
Incantato‘s Hospitality Managers take pride in working only with pre-inspected hotels that fit your budget and selected restaurants frequented by locals.

Cultural exchanges
Incantato encourages the Chapman University Choir to interact with like-minded people and their organizations in Europe. We are uniquely qualified to facilitate musical and cultural exchanges, create international awareness for Chapman before, during, and after the journey, as well as set up meet & greet events with local officials, target audiences, etc.

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