For lovers of classical music, there’s no better place on earth to indulge your passion than Europe. Home to some of history’s most celebrated and beloved composers, Europe is the destination to explore if you want to learn more about your favorite musicians and composers and to be fully immersed in a classical music experience. Fortunately, Vantage Travel offers river cruises and land excursions that place a special emphasis on music so check out these three great options!
Vantage Travel’s Croatia & Pearls of the Adriatic Coast river cruise is a 14-day tour of along the Dalmatian coast. Steeped in history, this cruise transports an intimate group of 26 passengers to a charming seaside resort, Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb and to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For the music-lovers onboard, there’s the opportunity to visit an old stone church in Dubrovnik, where you’ll be treated to a private concert of classical music, performed by the Croatian National Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a Vantage exclusive experience that shouldn’t be missed! There are also opportunities to enjoy traditional Croatian music and dancing on this itinerary, including dinner at a local restaurant as well as at a private, family-owned estate.
Sailing from Cologne to Budapest, this 15-day river cruise takes passengers on an unforgettable journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. From the jewels of Europe like Vienna and Budapest to lesser known diamonds in the rough like Regensburg and Wurzburg, this cruise shows off some of the best that Europe has to offer. And since this part of the world is renowned for the mark it’s made on the world of music, what better place to enjoy live performances? In Vienna, guests can attend an exclusive private concert at the Kursalon Music Hall and will also have the chance to listen to a lecture on ‘Musical Vienna’, hosted by a local expert. In Passau, prepare to be amazed by an organ concert in the baroque Cathedral of St. Stephen’s, which is home to the largest organ in Europe.
This 13-day tour through central Europe will take guests to four of Europe’s most beautiful cities: Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Vienna. Along the way, you’ll be surrounded by Europe’s rich musical history, from a live classical concert in Vienna’s Kursalon Music Hall and a chamber music concert at Nelahozeves Castle in Prague to a tour of the Vienna State Opera House. You’ll learn all about the greats like Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and learn just how Vienna played such a pivotal role in the lives of the world’s most celebrated composers.
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