Itinerary - Nordic Choir Companion Tour

Please note: The daily itinerary may change slightly due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Included Meals B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Monday, May 28 (Meals in-flight)
Today we will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul and connect in Atlanta with your international flight via Delta Air Lines to Frankfurt, Germany.

Tuesday, May 29 (Meals in-flight, D)
Upon arrival in Frankfurt, meet your European tour manager and driver for the transfer to Eisenach. Here we will check into our hotel and have time to refresh before the evening Welcome dinner at the hotel. Steigenberger Thuringer Hof https://www.steigenberger.com/en/hotels/all-hotels/germany/eisenach/steigenberger-hotel-thueringer-hof

Wednesday, May 30 (B, L)
We will start out day with a walking tour of Eisenach.  Our tour will include a visit to the Bach House and Luther House. This will be followed by a tour of Wartburg Castle and a group lunch. The afternoon finds us attending a Nordic Choir recital in Eisenach. Dinner will be on your own this evening. Steigenberger Thuringer Hof

Thursday, May 31 (B, D)
This morning we will check out of our hotel and depart for Erfurt. When we arrive, we will be treated to a walking tour of Erfurt Cathedral and the unique medieval Merchant's bridge (Krämerbrücke). Continuing on to Leipzig, we will check into our hotel. This evening we will gather for a group dinner at Auerbach's Keller, which was mentioned in Goethe's "Faust". Radisson Blu Hotel  www.radisson-leipzig.com/

Friday, June 1 (B, D)
Today we will begin with a walking tour of Leipzig including a visit to the famous Bach church, St. Thomas (Thomaskirche). Lunch will be on your own this afternoon with time to explore Leipzig. Perhaps you can visit the Bach Museum, the Mendelsohn house, or Gewandhaus. We will meet up in the evening for a group dinner followed by a concert from Nordic Choir in Leipzig. Radisson Blu Hotel

Saturday, June 2 (B, D)
We will check out of our hotel this morning and be transferred to Wittenberg. Upon arrival we will take a walking tour of  Wittenberg including a visit to Wittenberg Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door in 1517. The tour will end with a visit to the Luther House. In this former Augustinian monastery Luther lived as a monk, but later it was given to him for his family home. The Luther House is now the world's largest museum for the history of the Reformation. The afternoon will be for individual exploration and lunch. Later in the afternoon we will be attending a recital of Nordic Choir. Following the recital, we will continue on to Berlin and check into our hotel. We will meet for a group dinner. Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexandeplatz www.parkinn.com/hotel-berlin

Sunday, June 3 (B, D)
We will begin our day by attending a worship service where Nordic Choir will sing. The afternoon's activities will include a city tour of Berlin. We will see the city highlights such as Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, the Reichstag building (German parliament), the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie. In the evening our group dinner will be followed by a concert from Nordic Choir. Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexandeplatz

Monday, June 4 (B, D)
After checking out of the hotel this morning we will be on our way to Dresden. We will take a city tour of Dresden that will include a visit to the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). We will check into our hotel this afternoon and attend a group diner in the evening. Maritim Hotel Dresden www.maritim.de

Tuesday, June 5 (B)
The Zwinger Palace is our destination for this morning. We will visit the Old Masters Picture Gallery to see masterpieces by Raphael, Vermeer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, and more. In the afternoon there will be time to explore the city on your own; perhaps tour the famed Semper Opera House. This evening we will attend a concert by Nordic Choir in Dresden. Maritim Hotel Dresden

Wednesday, June 6 (B, D)
After we check out of the hotel we will transfer to the Czech capital Prague. Here we will take a city tour  that will include a visit to the Prague Castle District (St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, St. George Basilica), Charles Bridge, and the 15th century Astronomical Clock. This evening we will attend a concert of Nordic Choir in Prague, followed by a group dinner. Hotel Beseda www.hotelbesedaprague.com

Thursday, June 7 (B, D)
Today we will take a walking tour of Josefov, the Old Jewish Quarter that houses Europe's oldest synagogue and cemetery. A children's museum here shows artwork by the children who were housed in Terezin concentration camp outside of Prague. Together we will attend a concert of Nordic Choir and the afternoon will be at your leisure to explore and discover the historic center on your own. We will meet up in the evening for our Farewell dinner. This will be a cruise on the Moldau (Vltava) River with traditional Czech foods and entertainment. Hotel Beseda

Friday, June 8 (B, Meals in-flight)
Today we transfer to the airport to check-in and depart to return home this same day.