European Tour 2016

 

The Winnipeg Singers’ European
Concert Tour July 2016

 
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Saturday, July 9, 2016        Frankfurt airport to Rothenburg

  • Arrival in Frankfurt to be met by your English speaking tour guide.
  • Transfer with a private, chartered air conditioned motor coach transfer to Rothenburg where the group stays for 1 night.
  • The afternoon is set aside for a guided sightseeing walking tour in Rothenburg.
  • Overnight in 3 star accommodation, twin share rooms, half board

Sunday, July 10, 2016        Rothenburg to Regensburg, via Nuremberg

  • Warm-up performance during service at Jakobskirche or Franziskanerkirche
  • Afterwards some free time and independent lunch.
  • Tour bus will pick you up at mid-day for transfer to Regensburg. En route stop in Nuremberg for sightseeing (optional, time permitting)
  • Early evening arrival in Regensburg;
  • dinner at your hotel
  • Overnight in 3 star accommodation, twin share rooms, half board
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Monday, July 11, 2016        Regensburg

  • Morning guided walking tour of Regensburg
  • During the free afternoon, group can enjoy the city of Regensburg. 
  • A wonderful opportunity to spend the day is a trip to Weltenburg. 
  • Dinner and overnight in Regensburg

Tuesday, July 12, 2016        Regensburg

  • Free time in the morning;
  • Afternoon rehearsal and concert preparations.
  • Choir performs the first concert # 1 in Regensburg or area
  • Dinner 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016        Regensburg to Munich via Neuschwanstein

After breakfast depart Regensburg to Munich where the group will stay for the next 2 nights. The route takes the singers along the Romantic Road and en route they visit the beautiful castle Neuschwanstein.

  • Overnight in 3 star hotel, twin share rooms.
  • Bavarian dinner tonight

Thursday, July 14, 2016        Munich

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a guided sightseeing tour through Munich (by bus). Tour to end at the Marienplatz to enjoy the famous Glockenspiel. 

  • Concert # 2 in the evening.
  • Concert location: TBD
  • Dinner; overnight in Munich

Friday, July 15, 2016            Munich to Salzburg via Lake Chiemsee

The bus takes you to Salzburg today, with an en route sightseeing stop at Lake Chiemsee. Enjoy a boat trip across the lake to Herrenchiemsee castle, situated on its island in the middle of the lake.

  • Late afternoon arrival in Salzburg
  • Accommodation (half board) for 2 nights at 3 star hotel, twin share rooms

Saturday, July 16, 2016        Salzburg

After a day of sightseeing in Salzburg with a guided walking tour of the historic center, a visit to the Mozarthaus and an impromptu performance at Salzburg cathedral, the choir will perform concert # 3 in the evening

  • Concert venue: TBD
  • Dinner; overnight in Salzburg

Sunday, July 17, 2016            Salzburg to Venice

  • The next day of travel takes you from Salzburg to Venice. 
  • Accommodation for the 2 upcoming nights might be on the mainland, with transfer into Venice arranged by chartered boat.

Monday, July 18, 2016        Venice

  • The day is scheduled for a guided walking tour through Venice, followed by some free time to enjoy the “city between sea and sky
  • Evening concert # 4
  • Concert venue: TBD

Tuesday, July 19, 2016        Venice to Florence via Verona

In the morning the coach picks you up in Venice and takes you to the beautiful city of Florence where the next 3 nights are scheduled with participation in the Florence Choir Festival. Along the way the bus stops in Verona for a brief visit to Juliet’s balcony.

  • 4:00 pm - The opening ceremony of the festival starts.
  • ***No accommodation and meals included in Florence for 4 nights July 19th – 23rd***
  • ***No transfers included in Florence July 20 / 21 / 22 ***
  • (these arrangements are part of the Festival package)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Florence Choir Festival

  • 4 pm - Opening Ceremony
  • 9 pm - Concert

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Florence Choir Festival

  • 10 am - 6 pm - Competition
  • 9 pm - Concert

Friday, July 22, 2016

Florence Choir Festival

  • 4 pm - Award Ceremony
  • 7 pm - Final Concert

Saturday, July 23, 2016        

Florence to Rome

  • The journey takes you from Florence to Rome where they stay for the last 2 nights. 
  • The afternoon is reserved for a guided city tour.
  • Overnight at 3 star hotel in a central location, twin share rooms, half board

Sunday, July 24, 2016        

Rome

  • As Rome offers a lot to discover, the free time can be used for some more sightseeing.
  • In the evening the last concert (# 5) is planned, 
  • followed by a farewell dinner

Monday, July 25, 2016        

Rome – day of departure

  • Transfer to Rome airport and check in for the flight home