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1 Traverse City Central High School Choir Performance Tour to Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic March 24-April 2, 2016

2 Traverse City Central High School Choir Concert Tour to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic March 24-April 2, 2016

3 Your Tour… Munich Reutte Salzburg Vienna Prague

4 MUNICHMUNICH Capital of Bavaria

5 Reutte In the Heart of the Bavarian Alps

6 Neuschwanstein and the Wieskirche

7 Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site Birthplace of Mozart Setting for The Sound of Music

8 St. Florian Abbey and Mondsee Anton Bruckner trained here as an organist 100,000 books still in use Mass performance in the Sound of Music Wedding Church (pending application and availability)

9 Vienna Home of the Masters: Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Strauss and Haydn

10 E I s e n s t a d t During the 40 years that Joseph Haydn worked as a court composer and conductor in Eisenstadt, many of his works were premiered in the Haydnsaal.

11 Prague City of Spires UNESCO World Heritage Site Capital of Czech Republic

12 More Stuff Mozart’s birthplace Mozart dinner concert Salzburg Salt Mines Sound of Music Wedding Church Schönbrunn Palace Attend a concert in Vienna’s Kursalon Prague Castle Farewell dinner and folkloric show

13 Possible Concert Venues Joint concert with Reutte Music School Mass at the Wieskirche Sound of Music Wedding Church St. Florian Abbey St. Stephen’s Cathedral Haydn Hall in Esterhazy Palace Museum of Music in Prague

14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization The World Heritage List includes 851 properties worldwide which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. YOU’LL VISIT THESE UNESCO SITES: Wieskirche Historic city of Salzburg Historic city of Vienna Schönbrunn Palace Historic center of Prague

15 Hotels Centrally located 3 and 4 star properties Double occupancy Private bathrooms

16 Round trip coach transportation to and from Detroit Airport Round trip air transportation Detroit/Munich and Prague/Detroit Private deluxe motorcoach transportation in Europe Eight nights’ accommodations, double occupancy, private bath Breakfast and dinner daily Concert arrangements and promotion Sightseeing tours using local licensed guides All activities and entrance fees as noted Post departure travel insurance by TravelEx All gratuities A professional, bi lingual, Tour Manager $1 million liability insurance coverage Itineraries, bag tags and document wallets Tour price includes…

17  Passport expense  Cancellation insurance  Beverages during included meals  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone or internet expenses  Porterage  Excess or oversized luggage fees  Any costs incurred for unexpected personal arrangements (lost passport, additional transfers, unexpected flight home) Pricing does not include…

18 Travel Insurance Tour price includes post departure travel insurance by TravelEx Missed Connection $1,000 Trip Interruption.... …… $1,000 Trip Delay ($150 max/day) $1,000 Medical Expense $50,000 Emergency Medical Transportation $250,000 Baggage & Personal Effects $1,500 Baggage Delay $250 TravelEx Assist …….Included Travel Assistance …… Included Included insurance policy does not cover cancellation penalties

19 How should I pack? ITINERARY, PASSPORT, MONEY 1 checked bag (50 pounds) +1 carry-on + personal item Bring clothes you can layer Try to stick with one color scheme Raincoat and/or umbrella Travel size cosmetics Adaptor for electronics Zip lock bags Camera COMFORTABLE SHOES!!

20 Phone, Computer, Electricity Phone Must have global access through carrier Turn off data to prevent high cost Do not bring unless necessary Computer WiFi is widely available (usually with a fee) Use Skype instead of using your cell phone Business centers are available at hotels Electricity Europe uses 220 V Most appliances are dual voltage and don’t need a convertor ALL Appliances will need a 2 prong adaptor

21 Baggage Allowance Checked bag: One checked bag per person 62 dimensional inches and 50 pounds Carry-on bag: not more than 22x16x8 or 17.5 pounds must fit under your seat or in the overhead Camera or purse

22 Money Debit cards (ATM) offer the best rate of exchange Travel Funds cards take the place of travelers checks Credit/debit cards accepted for purchases Check with your bank for fees on credit/debit card purchases and ATM withdrawal Notify your bank you are leaving the country Use all cards in the US before departure Germany/Austria use Euros USD $1.00 = Euro.90 (1 Euro=$1.10) Czech Republic uses Koruna USD $1.00 = CZK 25 (1 CZK = $.04)

23 Travel Documents Passports – a valid passport is required –your passport must be valid for 6 months after your return –sign your passport –fill in contact information –Make 2 copies-leave one at home and keep one copy with you –No visas or vaccinations are required for U.S. citizens Tickets –Name on airline ticket must match passport exactly –Travel documents will be received about 3 weeks prior to departure –Airlines issue only a receipt, all tickets are electronic Travelers holding passports from countries other than the U.S. should check with the consulates of the countries to be visited to insure that they have proper documentation.

24 Visit your tour’s homepage –On homepage under “My Tour” input (case sensitive): User name: TCCHS Password: tours (lower case) Enroll for the tour Review your itinerary, inclusions, payment schedule, terms and conditions and insurance information. Visit the “Travel Info” section for FAQs


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