Prague * Passau * Melk * Dürnstein * Vienna * Bratislava * Budapest
Goethe once said, “Music is liquid architecture, [and] architecture is frozen music.” The Danube River and the resplendent cities of Prague and Vienna, which inspired classical music’s Great Masters, are a visual symphony of landscape and architecture—rolling hillsides and terraced vineyards are in concert with medieval cities and stone castles—inspiring centuries of artists and resonating with travelers.
Join us for this comprehensive itinerary showcasing five countries in the heartland of central Europe. Our specially created itinerary features private performances from the musical heritage of Europe’s most accomplished composers, including Mozart and Beethoven; and opportunities to explore six UNESCO World Heritage sites, experience the rich history and dynamic legacies that contextualize the West’s art and architectural masterpieces. Enjoy three nights in the world-class city of Prague, the “City of a Thousand Spires,” in a deluxe, centrally located hotel before cruising the celebrated Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary. Travel aboard the exclusively chartered Amadeus Brilliant.
High notes of your experience include a distinctive schedule of exclusive, specially arranged expert lectures; private classical music performances; guided excursions in Prague and in each port of call along the Danube River; and an overnight stay in the
fin-de-siècle grandeur of Vienna, Austria’s extraordinary capital.
This Symphony on the Blue Danube is a sublime composition that will strike a chord with virtuosos, art and architecture enthusiasts, historians and travelers of all interests.
Pre-Program Extension: Historic Prussia and Saxony
Day 1: Depart Home City
Day 2: Prague, Czech Republic
Day 3: Prague
Day 4: Prague
Day 5: Prague, transfer to Passau, Germany, embark Amadeus Brilliant
Day 6: Melk and Durnstein, Austria
Day 7: Vienna
Day 8: Vienna, Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 9: Budapest, Hungary
Day 10: Budapest, Return to Home City
Post-Program Extension: Hungarian Tradition in Budapest