Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Concert Tour of Austria and the Czech Republic

April 19-May 1, 2017

 

 
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Itinerary

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • 6:00a | Depart from the Reno Airport on Delta Flight #1689 bound for Salt Lake City.
  • 8:29a | Arrive at the Salt Lake City Airport and walk to the gate for your connecting flight.
  • 9:50a | Depart from Salt Lake City on Delta Flight # 2325 bound for Atlanta.
  • 3:29p | Arrive at the Atlanta Airport and walk to the gate for your connecting flight.
  • 5:51p | Depart from Atlanta on Delta Flight # 130 bound for Munich, Germany. Snacks and dinner will be served on the flight.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017
  • 9:30a | Arrive at the Munich Airport. Pass through passport control and customs and collect your checked baggage; then meet your Music Contact International tour manager in the arrivals hall.
  • 10:30a|(approximate) Board your motor coach and depart for Salzburg, Austria.
  • 1:00p | approximate) Arrive in Salzburg and store your luggage at the hotel (rooms may not be ready for check-in until 2:00 p.m.)

    Hotel Star Inn Salzburg Zentrum
    Hildmannplatz 5
    5020 Salzburg
    Austria
    Phone: +43 662 846 846
    https://starinnhotels.com/en/star-inn-hotel-salzburg-zentrum-by-comfort/
    Join your tour manager on an orientation walk of the Old Town. There will be time to exchange money and buy lunch.
  • 3:30p | Return to the hotel to check in and take some time to rest and refresh.
  • 7:00p | Gather together for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your tour manager will preview the days ahead.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017
  • Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room. Today is free for you to explore Salzburg on your own and get acclimated to the time zone.
  • 10:00a | This morning, you may go on an optional guided walk of Salzburg ($15 per person; registrations must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of Sunday, March 26) . Your tour manager will also be happy to make suggestions for places to see in and around the Old Town.
  • 2:00p | This afternoon, you may go on an optional Sound of Music Tour ($30 per person; registrations must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of Sunday, March 26).

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room. The morning is free for your own explorations. You may sign go on an optional excursion to the Hallein salt mines ($42 per person; registrations must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of Sunday, March 26).
  • 3:00p | Meet in the hotel lobby to walk to the Collegiate Church, where Maestro Rawie will conduct a rehearsal for this evening’s concert
  • 6:00p | Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus will perform a concert for the public in the magnificent Collegiate Church. After the concert, return to the hotel to drop off your music and change.
  • 8:00p | Enjoy dinner together at a nearby restaurant. Afterwards, return to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room.
  • 8:15a | Dressed in concert attire, depart by motor coach for the nearby village of Mondsee, where Toccata has been invited to perform the music for the Sunday Mass at St. Michael’s Basilica.
  • 9:00a | Arrive at Mondsee and walk a short distance to St. Michael’s. Sound of Music fans will recognize the church as the one where Baron von Trapp and Maria were married!
  • 9:15–9:50a | Warm up in the church.
  • 10:00a | The Sunday Mass at St. Michael’s begins.
  • 11:00a | After the closing of the mass, Toccata has been invited to offer a 30 minute concert
  • 11:30p | Say good-bye to your hosts and depart for St. Gilgen, a picturesque village on the shores of nearby Wolfgangsee.
  • 12:15p | Upon arrival in St. Gilgen, enjoy some free time for lunch and a leisurely stroll through the town or along the lakeshore.
  • 3:00p | Return to Salzburg. Your tour manager will be happy to make suggestions for dinner.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room.
  • 9:00a | After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart by motor coach for Vienna. En route, stop in the small town of Melk and visit the spectacular Melk Abbey.
  • 12:30p | Enjoy lunch at the Abbey restaurant.
  • 2:15p | Embark on a guided tour of the abbey.
  • 3:15p | After the tour concludes, Toccata may perform a brief musical offering in the Abbey Church.
  • 3:30p | Board your motor coach again and continue your journey to Vienna.
  • 5:00p | Approximate arrival in Vienna. Check in to your hotel and take some time to rest and refresh.

    Hotel Zeitgeist
    Sonnwendgasse 15,
    1100 Wien, Austria
    Phone: +43 1 90265
    https://www.zeitgeist-vienna.com
  • 6:30p | Board your motor coach again to transfer to the small town of Gumpoldskirchen.
  • 7:15p | Dinner will be served to the group at a typical Austrian Heurigen. After dinner, return to the hotel for the night.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day in Vienna! You may go on an optional panoramic city tour of Vienna ($30 per person; registrations must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of Sunday, March 26) or visit one of Vienna’s outstanding museums or famous coffeehouses. Your tour manager will be happy to make suggestions and help you navigate the public transportation system.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
  • 9:00a | Transfer to the Ring and walk to the Winter Riding School; the part of the Hofburg (winter palace) that houses the Spanish Riding School.
  • 10:00a | Observe a training session with the famous Lipizzaner Horses.
  • 12:00a | Afterwards, enjoy free time in the city center for your own explorations. You may wish to visit the Collection of Old Musical Instruments, located in the new wing of the Imperial Palace. We recommend having a late lunch and buying some snacks
  • 2:30p | Transfer by motor coach from the hotel to the church Pfarre Altlerchenfeld to rehearse for this evening’s concert. Be sure to bring your music and concert clothes on the bus! (Rehearsal needs to end at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. mass)
  • 7:15p | Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus performs a concert for the public in the ornate Pfarre Altlerchenfeld church.
    After the concert, return to the hotel.
    Dinner is individually arranged this evening.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then a free morning in Vienna. You may wish to visit one of the city’s famous musuems, such as the Art History Museum, the KunstHausWien, or the Mozart Haus.
  • 1:15p | Depart from the hotel, dressed in concert attire, for St. Peter’s Church. The bus will get you as close as possible, but there will be approximately 10 minutes of walking.
  • 2:00p | Arrive at St. Peter’s Church to warm up (finish by 2:55 p)
  • 3:00p | Organ recital by Kitty DuVernois.
  • 3:10p | Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus perform a concert in St. Peter’s Church.
  • 3:40p | Organ recital by Kitty DuVernois.
  • 3:50p | Depart from the church. Walk back to the bus and transfer back to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free. Your tour manager will be happy to make suggestions for dinner.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017
  • 8:30a | After breakfast at the hotel; then check out and board your motor coach for today’s journey to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. En route, stop in the lovely town of Cesky Krumlov.
  • 11:00a | Arrive in Cesky Krumlov and meet your local guide, who will give you an overview of this attractive town, whose well-preserved castle and renaissance and baroque buildings have earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • 12:30p | Enjoy some free time for lunch in Cesky Krumlov.
  • 2:00p | Board your motor coach again to continue to Prague.
  • 4:30p | Approximate arrival in Prague.
    Check in to your hotel and take some time to settle in and refresh.

    Clarion Hotel Old Town
    Hradební 9
    110 00 Prague 1
    +420 296 398 100
    http://www.clarionhotelpragueoldtown.com/en/
  • 6:00p | Join your tour manager on an orientation walk of the Old Town.
    Dinner is individually arranged this evening. Your tour will be happy to make suggestions.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a free day in Prague. You may enjoy a visit to the Dvorak Museum, the Municipal House with its stunning art nouveau interior, a stroll across the famous Charles Bridge, or some leisurely time at a coffeehouse.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • 8:00a | After breakfast at the hotel, depart on foot from the hotel dressed in concert attire. The church is not accessible by bus; we recommend that anyone who does not feel up to a 15 minute walk find someone to share a taxi.
  • 9:00a | The Sunday Mass at Our Lady of the Snows begins, with Toccata Tahoe Symphony & Chorus providing the music.
  • 10:00a | The mass ends. Walk back to the hotel to drop off your concert clothes and music.
  • 1:30p | Following some free time for lunch, transfer by motor coach from the hotel to Prague Castle.
  • 2:00p | Embark on a guided tour of this impressive castle complex, which served as the seat of the Czech kings throughout the ages.
  • 4:00p | After the tour concludes, walk down through the attractive Mala Strana (Lesser Town) neighborhood and across the famous Charles Bridge. This will be a leisurely walk of about an hour, but those who do not feel up to it may want to share a taxi back to the hotel either from the castle or from either end of Charles Bridge.
  • 6:30p | Meet in the hotel lobby to walk to a nearby restaurant for your farewell dinner.
  • 7:00p | Enjoy a festive farewell dinner of Czech specialties. Afterwards, walk back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017
  • After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some free time for last minute shopping or sightseeing.
  • 11:30a | Load your motor coach and depart from the hotel to Prague’s Airport.
  • 12:30p | Check in for your flight.
  • 2:25p | KLM Flight #1356 departs for Amsterdam.
  • 4:00p | Arrive at the Amsterdam airport and walk to the gate for your connecting flight.
  • 5:05p | KLM Flight #609 departs for Salt Lake City.
  • 7:00p | Arrive at the Salt Lake City Airport. Pass through passport control, pick up your checked luggage, pass through customs, and re-check your luggage.
  • 10:05p | Delta Flight # 1476 departs for Reno, Nevada.
  • 10:34p | Arrive at the Reno airport. Welcome home!

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