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Tanglewood: Meet the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Its Summer Home

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5 Days | 4 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Enjoy two nights in Boston followed by four nights at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1936. Attend four concerts and discover the Tanglewood grounds on an expert-led exploration, with behind the-scenes access to performers and BSO staff. Hear instrument demonstrations with BSO musicians and attend lectures to heighten your enjoyment of the concerts.


• In August, discover the inimitable character of Boston neighborhoods with a local historian and visit many of the city's famous landmarks.
• Engage with BSO instrumentalists as they demonstrate their skills and discuss what it is like to be in a world-class symphony orchestra, and learn from BSO staff about its inner workings.
• Step inside legendary Russian maestro Serge Koussevitzky’s private summer residence at Tanglewood, and experience the Berkshires home of Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Edith Wharton.

Activity Notes

Walking one hour or more, uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Boston, 2 nights; coach to Great Barrington, 4 nights; coach to Boston, departure

Date Notes
This program is a shorter version that does not include 2 nights in Boston.This program begins and ends in Great Barrington, MA. Performances include Andris Nelsons conducts: Mozart and Mahler (7/29); Corigliano, Sibelius and Beethoven (7/30); All-Brahms Program (7/31)8/9/2016
Arrival Boston, 2 nights; coach to Great Barrington, 4 nights; coach to Boston, departure. Lodging in Boston at a boutique hotel steps from the Boston common. Performances include Charles Dutoit conducts Nicolai, Mozart, Debussy and Ravel (8/12); John William’s Film Night (8/13); David Afkham conducts Beethoven and Schumann (8/14)

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Performances


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