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Program #18425RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Thomas from Ivoryton, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/09/14 - 10/23/14
Overall this was an outstanding experience. As a lover of classical music, I was thrilled to be in Vienna, where so much musical history exists. To hear a concert at Musickverein, the hall of the Vienna Philharmonic, was so thrilling and moving to me. To see places where Haydn and Mozart played, to hear Haydn's church organ played, to be in the Stephansdom cathedral where Mozart was married and his funeral was held, the cemetery where Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and others are buried, to have lunch in a Salzburg restaurant that has been on that spot since 1045! The beauty of Salzburg. The history of Munich, the ballet at the Bavarian Opera House - one of the most beautiful things I've ever witnessed. Regensburg - like stepping in to medieval time. The timeless beauty of Prague with so much history. The accommodations were fine, though the shower stalls tight. European breakfasts left something to be desired - better coffee and better eggs! But the lunches and dinners included on this tour were all very very good in most instances, always in good restaurants. The transportation around and between cities was excellent. The guides, both the overall tour guide and the individual guides in different cities were outstanding. Very knowledgable and showed great enthusiasm for the topics and they had many detailed and obscure facts. They really made the program fulfilling and educational. The size of my group, 34, was too large. It was a drag on the overall experience at times. The daily scheduled activities for the most part were all worthwhile, informative, stimulating. A few times there was too much packed in, but you always had the option to skip something and remain on your own. Overall I highly recommend this program to anyone who is a lover of classical music and European history in general. If anyone reads this and wishes to contact me directly with questions, I would be happy to answer and help. Tom Soboleski - email: sage1951@att.net Essex, CT

Richard from Vallejo, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 06/05/14
"Music Conquers All." I can attest to that! The Great Composers was a beautiful music journey. Thanks to our leader Ingrid MacGillis we heard great music and even a "surprise" Magic Flute in Prague, In Vienna we heard the Ave Verum at the Jesuit Church and left singing to ourselves. The timeless silence of the Kloster Strahov was enhanced by the flute and guitar duo. The little concert of the Auer's at St. Salvator was a delight by a talented and expressive quartet. All music!
Richard from California.

Larry from Camas, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 06/05/14
Great Composers of Central Europe was a multisensory learning experience that has enriched our lives. Pre-travel suggested reading helped set the foundation and feed our anticipation. The experience on tour exceeded expectations. We were privileged to attend private recitals in chapels, churches, and a monastary library, as well as to join with locals at stunning performance halls for concerts, operas, or ballets from supplemental options. Lectures by musicologists, performance musicians, and experts on history, culture, and architecture complemented and enriched the experience. Route of the tour - Vienna, Eisenstadt, Salzburg, Munich, Regensburg, Prague - was a veritable journey through the history of classical music. How does one describe attending Mozart's Coronation Mass at the Jesuit Church in Vienna on a Sunday morning? One doesn't, other than to say -- go on this tour, for the love of classical music!

Mark from Des Moines, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 06/05/14
The Great Composers of Central Europe program was the trip of a lifetime for me. You can study all you want about a composer, but you really don't know much until you've been in the places where he lived and worked, walked the same cobblestones he walked on, and heard his music in the very halls where he performed.

Gerald from Petersburg, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/09/13 - 10/23/13
A trip of a lifetime! Thanks to our excellent guides and their contacts, we were previleged to see things that most tour groups do not see. I would recommend this tour to any music lover. The other participants were warm and friendly and made the entire trip a joy.

Ralph from Bodega Bay, CA Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 10/09/13 - 10/23/13
Well organized form. Room to pat you on the back as well as room to make constructive suggestions. Obvious that you are actively seeking to make an excellent program better.

Chester from Brevard, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/16/13 - 05/30/13
The great composers of europe is an outstanding program. Hats off to theIngrid MacGillis for her leadership and to the presenters. If you wish to take a look at what experienced look at greatcompposersofeurope.weebly.com

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