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14 day Classical Music on the Danube

April 19 to May 2, 2023

Clarkson Travel's Exclusive Hosted Classical Music Tour, Join Us!

Book this amazing river cruise tour with Clarkson Travel and enjoy 

Classical music events in Zagreb and Prague, and along the Danube as you sail on your luxurious river cruise ship!

Limited Space in our Hosted Group, Call Today To Book!

$300CAD* pp savings, complimentary private limo ride to Pearson Airport**& pre-paid gratuities!

Fares start at C$9,200 pp in double occupancy, Category E

*Fares reflect all savings

**$70 credit in lieu of airport ride

All of this is included:

  • 3 n. Zagreb Esplanade Hotel*****
  • Guided tours conducted by local professional guides
  • 7 nights aboard the luxurious AmaSonata, full board
  • Enriching entertainment onboard and in local venuesCoach transfer from Vienna pier to Prague
  • 3 n. Prague Esplanade Hotel *****
  • All gratuities throughout the tour
  • Accompanied by Mark Wigmore, host of The Oasis on The New Classical 96.3FM
  • Hosted by Joe and Zaneta Rochemont, owners of CH Clarkson

Your Music Content on Tour!

  • Welcome Dinner with Croatian folk entertainment
  • Hungarian Csárdás afternoon
  • Budapest Opera House recital
  • Choral performance at Milk Abbey
  • Concert at local venue in Vienna
  • Visit to Liszt House and Museum
  • Bratislava surprise performance
  • Private piano concert by local concert pianist in Zagreb
  • Private String quartet concert at Zagreb Museum
  • Opera performance at Prague Opera House, subject to scheduling
  • Gala Farewell Dinner and concert at Nelahozeves Castle in Prague

Mark Wigmore

Host of The Oasis, The New Classical 96.3 FM

 Join me for the trip of a lifetime as we explore European history, and tour some of the most important Classical music landmarks and locations. From glorious Vienna and the Liszt Museum, to the opera houses of Budapest and Prague, this luxurious river cruise is sure to inspire. It’s time to travel again… join me in 2023! 

“…years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So, sail away from the safe harbour. Explore. Dream.”

Mark Twain

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1, ZAGREB

Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city boasts a rich cultural heritage that blends in harmony with its historic past. Check in the luxurious Esplanade Hotel and enjoy Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant with Croatian folk entertainment. (D)

Day 2, ZAGREB

Join your guide for a walking tour that includes the neo-Gothic Cathedral, a cheese tasting at the fresh market, the main square, and a funicular ride to the Upper Town, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. We meet again in the evening, and we will proceed to a local venue for a classical music concert. (B, L)

Day 3, ZAGREB

Explore Hrvatsko Zagorje, and visit Trakoscan Castle built in Romanesque style back in the 13th century, and the town of Krapina, known for its Neanderthal Museum, boasting the richest collection of Neanderthal men exhibits in the world. Next,  visit with a local family in a traditional Zagorje and enjoy a home-cooked traditional meal . Return to your hotel in Zagreb, and after a well-deserved siesta,  gather again in the evening to enjoy one more classical music concert.  (B,L)

Budapest Hungary

Day 4, BUDAPEST

Transfer to Budapest this morning and enjoy lunch with Hungarian czardas entertainment. Board your luxurious ship in the afternoon and join the group again for Welcome Reception in the evening.  (B,L,D)

Day 5, BUDAPEST

Budapest is a city of unparalleled beauty and history. Your guide will take you on a tour to see the cites and learn about the history of this remarkable city. Stop at the Opera House for a backstage tour and recital and visit the Liszt House and museum. Immerse yourself in the history of music as you will see a collection of pianos and portraits of this influential pianist. (B,L,D)

Bratislava Castle

Day 6, BRATISLAVA

Take in the breathtaking scenery along the Danube River and even catch a glimpse of the gleaming Bratislava Castle on your way into the city. Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” . Enjoy a surprise musical performance as part of this included excursion. (B,L,D) 

Day 7, LINZ

Revel in a morning scenic cruise before your ship arrives in Linz. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center and visit the Mozart Birth House museum  where the legendary composer was born in 1756 and lived until 1773. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozarthaus where Mozart composed his Linz Symphony and Linz Sonata in only three days in 1783 (B,L,D). 

Vienna Austria

Day 8, LINZ-MELK

Enjoy a morning cruise through Austria’s beautiful Wachau Valley before sailing into Melk. Explore the city known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. Within these walls you will find frescoes painted by Johann Michael Rottmayr and Paul Troger, as well as a famed collection of musical manuscripts. You will also enjoy the incredible acoustics of the abbey during a beautiful live choral performance. Later in the day, if you prefer a more active adventure, hike up to the Melk Abbey and then visit this magnificent Baroque monastery or join a guided bike tour to Melk. (B,L,D) 

Day 9, MELK-VIENNA

Sail from Melk to the grand capital of Vienna on a morning scenic cruise. Once there, the “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. Alternatively, visit a traditional café to experience a true Vienna specialty with its very own national holiday and a unique history to match: the rich chocolate sachertorte – and savor this treat with a piping hot Viennese coffee. In the evening, join us for a very special live classical performance at a renowned local concert hall. (B,L,D) 

Day 10, VIENNA

Visit the UNESCO-designated Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Built in the 18th century as an imperial summer residence, this magnificent 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. During the afternoon, explore the city of music while following in the footsteps of world-renowned composers, such as Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, from their past residences to museums to grand monuments. (B,L,D) 

Day 11, VIENNA-DISEMBARK-PRAGUE

Bid farewell to Vienna and prepare for your journey to Prague. En-route stop for lunch at a local restaurant, and upon arrival in Prague, check in at the Esplanade Hotel (or similar), our home for the next 3 nights. In the evening, we join our group for an evening of classical music. Venue TBA. (B,L)

Day 12, PRAGUE

Discover Prague today and see why it is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See all the key highlights, including the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, where you will find the famous Astronomical Clock. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to our hotel and the rest of the day is ours to enjoy at leisure. (B,L)

Charles Bridge Prague Czech Republic

Day 13, PRAGUE

This morning, we will explore Prague’s Castle complex. The largest ancient castle in the world, the Prague Castle complex is home to an array of cultural sites and historic buildings, from royal palaces and ancient cathedrals to art galleries and gardens. A vast hilltop fortress, Prague Castle was founded by Prince Bořivoj in approximately 880 and it holds UNESCO’s World Heritage status. But with so much ground to cover, how do you decide where to begin? From the hallowed halls of St Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, the Old Royal Palace, and Golden Lane…we will see it all. 

We return to our hotel and enjoy free time for lunch and afternoon. In the evening hours we transfer to Nelahozeves Castle for concert and gala dinner. (B,D)

Day 14, DEPART PRAGUE

This morning our journey ends and we transfer to the airport for our return to Toronto. (B)

Why We Love AmaWaterways!

We were very pleased with everything on the cruise and the extension. It was all first class. All of the guides for the excursions were excellent. The food and wine was excellent. It was a terrific cruise and extension in Prague and we would definitely recommend it to others“.  – Ruth R.

THE EXPERIENCE

With eighteen years of experience on the world’s rivers, AmaWaterways family-owned and operated company has remained focused on what they do best: providing our guests with innovative and unforgettable travel experiences.

Call today to book this amazing Classical Music river cruise voyage, space is limited!

Book this amazing river cruise tour vacation with Clarkson Travel and enjoy $300CAD* pp savings PLUS pre-paid gratuities!
Let us treat you to a private limo ride to Pearson Airport on departure, or enjoy $70 credit
Fares start at C$9,200 pp in double occupancy, Category E

*All fares reflect $300CAD pp savings.

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Fares are subject to change and space cannot be guaranteed. Book early for best availability and fares!