Symphony on the Blue Danube Aboard Amadeus Queen

Symphony on the Blue Danube Aboard Amadeus Queen



Visit five countries and up to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters. This combination of river and land travel includes three nights in Prague and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Passau, Germany, to Budapest, Hungary, aboard the deluxe Amadeus Queen. Our custom-designed itinerary has been carefully orchestrated to include private classical music performances and a comprehensive schedule of guided excursions, featuring magnificent Melk Abbey, the storybook village of Durnstein, imperial Vienna, and medieval Bratislava.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International River Voyages
Departure Dates
Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019


  • James Hepokoski

    James Hepokoski

    James has taught for Yale since 1999, and where he served as Chair of the Department from 2013 to 2018. Professor Hepokoski is a specialist in operatic, symphonic, and chamber music from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with particular expertise in musical style and its political and cultural implications. He is the author or co-author of seven books and dozens of essays on a wide variety of topics, including studies of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, Sibelius and Debussy, as well as his award-winning book from 2006 Elements of Sonata Theory. He has also given several pre-concert lectures at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In 2010, he was awarded Yale College's Sidonie Miwkimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities.




  • day 1

    Mon, 16-Sep-19

    Board overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic Overnight In Flight

  • day 2

    Tue, 17-Sep

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • day 3 & 4

    Wed, 18-Sep & Thu, 19-Sep


  • day 5

    Fri, 20-Sep

    Prague/Passau, Germany

  • day 6

    Sat, 21-Sep

    Melk, Austria/Dürnstein/Vienna

  • day 7

    Sun, 22-Sep


  • day 8

    Mon, 23-Sep

    Vienna/Bratislava, Slovakia

  • day 9

    Tue, 24-Sep

    Budapest, Hungary

  • day 10

    Wed, 25-Sep


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