Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Concert Tour of Slovakia & Hungary

April 25 - May 6, 2019

 

 
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Itinerary

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • 6:00a Depart Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Delta flight #1277 to Salt Lake City.
  • 8:27a Arrive in Salt Lake City.
  • 2:25p Depart Salt Lake City on Delta flight #56 to Amsterdam.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019
  • 8:35a Arrive in Amsterdam.
  • 11:45a Depart Amsterdam on KLM flight #1845 to Vienna.
  • 1:30p Arrive in Vienna. Welcome to Austria!
  • 2:30p-3:00p (est.) Your Music Contact International tour manager will greet you in the arrivals area. Together, board your waiting motor coaches and transfer to Bratislava.
  • 3:30p-4:00p (est.) Arrive in Bratislava at your hotel:

    Crowne Plaza Bratislava
    Hodžovo nám. 2
    816 25 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Phone: 011-421-2-593-481-11
    (When dialing from North America)
  • Welcome to Slovakia! Check in, get settled, and refresh.
  • 5:30p Gather in the lobby and join your tour manager on an orientation walk of the hotel neighborhood.
  • 6:45p Gather in the lobby and walk together to Sladovňa -House of Beer.
  • 7:00p A special welcome dinner is served at Sladovňa - House of Beer.
  • After dinner, return to your hotel on foot.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • 9:00a Gather in the lobby and embark on a guided walking tour of Bratislava.
  • 11:45a When your tour concludes, enjoy free time for lunch.
  • 2:00p-4:00p Gather at the hotel for rehearsal.
  • Dressed in concert attire and carrying your instruments with you, gather in the lobby and walk together to the Jesuit Church.
  • Arrive at the Jesuit Church and prepare for tonight’s performance.
  • 7:00p-8:00p The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform a concert at the Jesuit Church.
  • When the concert concludes, return to your hotel on foot. The evening is yours at leisure.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • 8:00a Carrying your concert attire and instruments with you, gather in the lobby and embark on guided tour of South Slovakia.
  • 9:30a Arrive at your first destination, the town of Nitra, and enjoy a guided tour.
  • 11:30a Continue on to your next destination, the town of Trnava.
  • 12:30p Arrive in Trnava, where there will be free time for lunch.
  • 1:45p Reconvene as a group and enjoy a guided tour of Trnava.
  • 3:45p-6:00p Your tour concludes at St. Nicholas Basilica, where you will prepare for tonight’s concert. There will be an opportunity to change into concert attire.
  • 6:00p- 7:15p There will be an opportunity for an early dinner at leisure (those who wish can also opt to attend mass at St. Nicholas Basilica from 6:30-7:30pm).
  • 7:15p Gather at St. Nicholas Basilica and prepare for tonight’s performance.
  • 7:30p- 8:30p The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform a postlude concert at St. Nicholas Basilica.
  • Return to your hotel in Bratislava.
  • Arrive at your hotel and settle in for the night.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • 9:00a Gather in the lobby with packed luggage. Check out and depart for Győr.
  • 10:00a Arrive in Győr and embark on a guided tour.
  • 1:00p When your tour concludes, enjoy free time for lunch.
  • Reconvene as a group and continue on to Balatonfüred.
  • 5:00p (est.) Arrive in Balatonfüred at your hotel:

    Hotel Füred Spa
    Balatonfüred, Széchenyi István u. 20
    8230 Hungary
    Phone: 011-36-87-688-300
    (When dialing from North America)
  • Check in, get settled, and refresh.
  • 7:30p Dinner is served at the hotel.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • 9:00a Carrying your concert attire and instruments with you, gather in the lobby. Meet your local guides and walk together to the departure point for this morning’s cruise.
  • 10:00a Embark on a panoramic cruise of Lake Balaton.
  • 11:00a Disembark your cruise, board your motor coaches, and continue your guided tour of Lake Balaton.
  • 12:00p- 1:00p Following your tour, there will be an opportunity to purchase a traditional lunch at leisure.
  • 1:00p Transfer by motor coach to the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany.
  • 2:00p Arrive at the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany and prepare for this afternoon’s performance. There will be an opportunity to change into concert attire.
  • 3:00p- 4:00p The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform a concert at the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany.
  • 4:30p (est.) Following your concert, return to your hotel by motor coach.
  • 7:00p Dinner is served at the hotel.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • Today is yours at leisure to explore the Lake Balaton area with the assistance of your tour manager. Lunch and dinner are arranged independently.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • 9:00p Gather in the lobby with packed luggage. Check out and depart for Budapest.
  • 10:30a Arrive in Budapest and embark on a guided sightseeing tour of the city. During your tour, break for lunch at leisure, and enjoy a guided tour of the Hungarian State Opera.
  • 5:00p Your tour concludes at your hotel:

    Mercure Budapest Korona
    Budapest, Kecskeméti u. 14
    1053 Hungary
    Phone: 011-36-1-486-8800
    (When dialing from North America)
  • Check in, get settled, and refresh.
  • 7:00p Dinner is served at the hotel.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • The morning and early afternoon are yours at leisure to explore Budapest with the assistance of your tour manager.
  • 2:30p Dressed in concert attire and carrying your instruments with you, gather in the lobby and transfer by motor coach to Matthias Church.
  • 3:30p- 4:30p Arrive at Matthias Church and rehearse for tonight’s performance.
  • 4:30p- 7:00p Following your rehearsal, you may opt to partake in a guided walk of Budapest’s Castle District. You may also wish to enjoy an early dinner at leisure.
  • 7:00p Reconvene as a group at Matthias Church and prepare for tonight’s performance.
  • 7:30p- 8:30p The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform a concert at Matthias Church.
  • 8:45p (est.) Following your concert, return to your hotel by motor coach. You may wish to enjoy a late dinner at leisure.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • Today is yours at leisure to explore Budapest. Lunch and dinner are arranged independently.
  • Optional Danube Bend Excursion
  • 9:00a All travelers participating in the optional guided Danube Bend excursion gather in the lobby, board your motor coaches, and depart for your day of sightseeing. With your local guides, you will visit Szentendre, Visegrád, and Esztergom. There will be free time for lunch in Visegrad, and entrance to the Basilica of Esztergom is included.
  • 5:30p All travelers participating in the optional guided Danube Bend excursion return to the hotel.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.
  • The morning is yours at leisure to explore Budapest with the assistance of your tour manager.
  • Dressed in concert attire and carrying your instruments with you, gather in the lobby and walk together to the Saint Francis’ Church.
  • 11:30a Arrive at the Saint Francis’ Church and prepare for your performance.
  • 12:00p Mass begins. The TOCCATA-Tahoe Chorus will sing during mass at the Saint Francis’ Church.
  • 12:50p (est.) After mass, return to your hotel on foot. The remainder of the afternoon is free for individual exploration.
  • 6:30p Gather in the lobby and transfer by motor coach to Bor Katakomba.
  • 7:00p A festive farewell dinner accompanied by live folkloric music is served at Bor Katakomba. There will be ample opportunity to recount the many highlights of your tour!
  • Following dinner, return to your hotel by motor coach.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019
  • 4:00a Gather in the lobby with packed luggage. Check out, load your motor coaches, retrieve your boxed breakfasts, and transfer to the Budapest Airport.
  • 6:30a Depart Budapest on KLM flight #1972 to Amsterdam.
  • 8:40a Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your connecting flight.
  • 10:00a Depart Amsterdam on Delta flight #57 to Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 12:33p Arrive in Salt Lake City and transfer to your connecting flight.
  • 5:15p Depart Salt Lake City on Delta flight #3599 bound for Reno, NV.
  • 5:53p Arrive at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Welcome back!

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