Tour Details


Winter Magic in Prague and Vienna (November 30 - December 9, 2021)

Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of two of Europe's most beautiful cities at the most wonderful time of the year. The itinerary is still being finalized, but highlights will include Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Lehár's The Merry Widow. The Christmas markets will be open and the cities ablaze with lights. Accommodations include the five-star Art Nouveau Palace Hotel in Prague, the four-star Royal Ricc Hotel in Brno, and the five-star Hotel Bristol in Vienna. This exclusive tour is limited to eight travelers.

Tuesday • November 30, 2021 - Thursday • December 9, 2021

Winter Magic in Prague and Vienna

Tuesday • November 30

Prague, Czech Republic

  • Transfer from Václav Havel Airport Prague to Art Nouveau Palace Hotel
  • Welcome dinner at Restaurant Zvonice in Jindrisská Vez, the tallest free standing bell tower in Prague (Hosted by Rick Perdian)

Art Nouveau Palace Hotel ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Wednesday • December 1

Prague, Czech Republic

  • Guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter.
  • Lunch at Restaurant Tiskárna serving traditional Czech fare based on recipes in historic cookbooks. (Not included)
  • Guided tour of the newly renovated State Theatre.
  • A lecture by Slavomír Hořínka on Czech composers and insights into his Rejoice III, which will receive its world première by the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Jakub Hrůša in the concert that we will attend that evening in the Rudolfinum, one of Prague's most magnificent concert halls. 

Art Nouveau Palace Hotel ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Thursday • December 2

Prague. Czech Republic

  • Guided walking tour of Prague Castle and the Lobkowicz Palace with its exceptional collection of paintings by Bruegel, Canaletto, Velásquez and others, as well as manuscripts of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
  • Lunch at Klášterní šenk in the historic Břevnov Monastery (Included)
  • A delightful, traditional Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Estates Theatre, the only remaining theater in Europe where the composer performed.

Art Nouveau Palace Hotel ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Friday • December 3

Brno, Czech Republic

  • Guided tour of Nelahozeves Castle, one of Bohemia’s finest Renaissance buildings and Dvořák's Birth House
  • Wine tasting with wines from the award-winning Lobkowicz Winery followed by lunch (Included)
  • Highlights of Kutna Hora including the Sedlec Ossuary, a remarkable church decorated entirely with human bones

Royal Ricc Hotel ★★★★ (2 nights)

Saturday • December 4

Brno, Czech Republic

  • Guided tour of the Villa Tugendhat, a monument of modern architecture, designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Guided tour of the Leoš Janáček Memorial, where the composer spent the last 18 years of his fascinating life.
  • Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the newly restored Janáček Theatre.

Royal Ricc Hotel ★★★★ (2 nights)

Sunday • December 5

Neuburg, Austria

  • Guided tour of Lednice Castle, the summer residence for the princely family of Liechtenstein.
  • A stop in Mikulov for lunch (Not included) with time to explore the beautiful old town, its well-preserved historic architecture and charming market square.
  • Dinner at the Hotel Anker (Not included).

Hotel Anker ★★★ (1 night)

Monday • December 6

Vienna, Austria

  • Guided tour of Klosterneuburg to learn of its 900-year-old history, explore its architecture and see its treasures.
  • Wine tasting from Klosterneuburg winery, Austria’s oldest wine estate, followed by lunch at Stiftsrestaurant Leopold. (Included)
  • Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, which was the Empress Maria Theresa’s life-long project and her answer to King Louis XIV of France’s palace at Versailles.

Hotel Bristol ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Tuesday • December 7

Vienna, Austria

  • Guided walking tour of the city
  • Lunch at Restaurant Müllerbeisl, a traditional Viennese restaurant. (Included)
  • The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own, shop or enjoy a leisurely dinner in one of Vienna’s fine restaurants. For those who wish to enjoy more music, there is Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and much more. (Not included.)

Hotel Bristol ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Wednesday • December 8

Vienna, Austria

  • Guided tour of the Belvedere Museum to see its world-famous collection of Viennese Modernism, including Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’.
  • Farewell reception. (Included)
  • And so that you leave Vienna with waltzes running through your mind, on the last night of the tour we will enjoy Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow in a delightful production at the Volksoper.

Hotel Bristol ★★★★★ (3 nights)

Thursday • December 9

End of Tour

  • Transfer to Vienna International Airport.

The itinerary subject to change. The tour cost includes all transportation, guided tours and entrance fees, as well as meals and opera and concert tickets as indicated. Breakfast is included at each hotel.


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