5 In the Heart of the Bavarian Alps ReutteIn the Heart of the Bavarian AlpsOne of the castles built by “mad King Ludwig of BavariaNever finishedAlmost bankrupted Bavaria, had many enemies and was found drowned in a nearby lakePilgramage church, Baroque
6 Neuschwanstein and the Wieskirche One of the castles built by “mad King Ludwig of BavariaNever finishedAlmost bankrupted Bavaria, had many enemies and was found drowned in a nearby lakePilgramage church, Baroque
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 organist100,000 books still in useMass performance in theSound of Music Wedding Church (pending application and availability)
9 Vienna Vienna Home of the Masters: Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Strauss and Haydn
10 E I s e n s t a d tDuring the 40 years that Joseph Haydn worked as a court composer and conductor in Eisenstadt, many of his works were premiered in the Haydnsaal.Capital of BurgundlandDuring the rule of the Hapsburgs, seat of the Esterhazy Noble FamilyHaydn was Kapelameister for the EsterhazysHead vs body - read
11 Prague City of Spires UNESCO World Heritage Site Capital of Czech Republic
12 More Stuff Mozart’s birthplace Mozart dinner concert Salzburg Salt MinesSound of Music Wedding ChurchSchönbrunn PalaceAttend a concert in Vienna’s KursalonPrague CastleFarewell dinner and folkloric show
13 Possible Concert Venues Joint concert with Reutte Music SchoolMass at the WieskircheSound of Music Wedding ChurchSt. Florian AbbeySt. Stephen’s CathedralHaydn Hall in Esterhazy PalaceMuseum of Music in Prague
14 YOU’LL VISIT THESE UNESCO SITES: UNESCO World Heritage Sites United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationThe World Heritage List includes 851 properties worldwide which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.YOU’LL VISIT THESE UNESCO SITES:WieskircheHistoric city of SalzburgHistoric city of ViennaSchönbrunn PalaceHistoric center of Prague
15 Centrally located 3 and 4 star properties HotelsCentrally located 3 and 4 star propertiesDouble occupancyPrivate bathrooms
16 Tour price includes…Round trip coach transportation to and from Detroit AirportRound trip air transportation Detroit/Munich and Prague/DetroitPrivate deluxe motorcoach transportation in EuropeEight nights’ accommodations, double occupancy, private bathBreakfast and dinner dailyConcert arrangements and promotionSightseeing tours using local licensed guidesAll activities and entrance fees as notedPost departure travel insurance by TravelExAll gratuitiesA professional, bi lingual, Tour Manager$1 million liability insurance coverageItineraries, bag tags and document wallets
17 Pricing does not include… Passport expenseCancellation insuranceBeverages during included mealsPersonal expenses such as laundry, telephone or internet expensesPorterageExcess or oversized luggage feesAny costs incurred for unexpected personal arrangements (lost passport, additional transfers, unexpected flight home)
18 Travel InsuranceTour price includes post departure travel insurance by TravelExMissed Connection $1,000Trip Interruption …… $1,000Trip Delay ($150 max/day) $1,000Medical Expense $50,000Emergency Medical Transportation $250,000Baggage & Personal Effects $1,500Baggage Delay $250TravelEx Assist …….IncludedTravel Assistance …… IncludedIncluded insurance policy does not cover cancellation penalties
19 How should I pack? ITINERARY, PASSPORT, MONEY 1 checked bag (50 pounds) +1 carry-on + personal itemBring clothes you can layerTry to stick with one color schemeRaincoat and/or umbrellaTravel size cosmeticsAdaptor for electronicsZip lock bagsCameraCOMFORTABLE SHOES!!
20 Phone, Computer, Electricity Must have global access through carrierTurn off data to prevent high costDo not bring unless necessaryComputerWiFi is widely available (usually with a fee)Use Skype instead of using your cell phoneBusiness centers are available at hotelsElectricityEurope uses 220 VMost appliances are dual voltage and don’t need a convertorALL Appliances will need a 2 prong adaptor
21 Baggage Allowance Checked bag: Carry-on bag: Camera or purse One checked bag per person62 dimensional inches and 50 poundsCarry-on bag:not more than 22x16x8 or 17.5 poundsmust fit under your seat or in the overheadCamera or purse
22 Money Debit cards (ATM) offer the best rate of exchange Germany/Austria use EurosUSD $1.00 = Euro .90(1 Euro=$1.10)Czech Republic uses KorunaUSD $1.00 = CZK 25(1 CZK = $ .04)Debit cards (ATM) offer the best rate of exchangeTravel Funds cards take the place of travelers checksCredit/debit cards accepted for purchasesCheck with your bank for fees on credit/debit card purchases and ATM withdrawalNotify your bank you are leaving the countryUse all cards in the US before departure
23 Travel Documents Passports – a valid passport is required Tickets your passport must be valid for 6 months after your returnsign your passportfill in contact informationMake 2 copies-leave one at home and keep one copy with youNo visas or vaccinations are required for U.S. citizensTicketsName on airline ticket must match passport exactlyTravel documents will be received about 3 weeks prior to departureAirlines issue only a receipt, all tickets are electronicTravelers 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.
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