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Leipzig at Easter

17 Apr — 25 Apr 2019 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Bryden,

MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0845 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1135. Transfer to Leipzig for eight nights at Seaside Park Hotel. Welcome and introduction.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by walking tour of central Leipzig and visit to the Schiller House Museum. Evening performance at Thomaskirche: J S Bach St John Passion.

Day

3

Good Friday Excursion to Halle (birthplace of Handel): Market Church with short recital on the 1664 organ that young Handel played (subject to confirmation), Moritzburg Museum and Art Gallery (fine collection of Expressionist art) and Handel-Haus (Handel’s birthplace) with short organ recital.

Day

4

Felix Mendelssohn House Museum with a private concert by the Tour Director. Afternoon: Schumann House Museum with private recital by the Tour Director. Evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Weber Der Freischütz.

Day

5

Easter Sunday Whole day excursion to Dresden including optional service and visit to the spectacular restored Frauenkirche. Evening performance at the Saxon State Opera House: Handel Giulio Cesare.

Day

6

Morning lecture and visit to the Bach Museum, followed by free afternoon. Evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Wagner The Flying Dutchman.

Day

7

Whole day excursion to Weimar including Goethe and Schiller Houses followed by walking tour.

Day

8

Excursion to Schönfeld Church (where Robert and Clara Schumann were married) with private recital by the Tour Director (subject to confirmation), Köthen Castle (where much of J S Bach’s music was originally performed) and St Jacob’s Church for private recital by the Tour Director on the Ladegast Organ.

Day

9

Depart Berlin 1430, arriving Heathrow 1535.

Tour Dates

17 Apr — 25 Apr 2019

Days

9

Cost

Tour Code

LPZE-19

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Testimonial

"A wonderful first trip with ACE. Such a detailed tour and excellent guides."

Recent ACE Customer


FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£160.00

Cost of £2575 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, two lunches, seven dinners including one opera plate with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £150.

 
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