Symphony on the Blue Danube: A Classical Music Cruise


Enjoy a cruise along the scenic Danube River aboard the Amadeus Diamond, with stays in Prague and Krakow, and private concerts during our custom-designed journey showcasing the musical heritage of the European masters.

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 The Strauss Memorial in Vienna, a city renowned for music  Budapest at dusk, with the Parliament Building and Chain Bridge  The Matthias Church, located on the Pest side of Budapest  Fisherman's Bastion, found on the Pest side of Budapest  Vienna's Hofburg Palace  Vienna's State Opera House  Typical street in Vienna  Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, a World Heritage site and the Habsburgs’ summer residence  The magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk, overlooking the Danube River  The beautiful rococo design of St. Stephan's Cathedral in Passau  The many bridges of Prague and the Vltava River  The Old Town Square of Prague  Tombstones found in the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague  Prague's Hradcany Castle area, with St. Vitus Cathedral  Kraków's Main Square  Kraków's St. Mary's Basilica  Interior of St. Mary's Basilica  Wawal Castle, Kraków
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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The tour provided an excellent balance of history, art and architecture, and music with a relaxing river cruise past beautiful scenery. The lecturer was an expert in the field while the tour manager combined efficiency with a real desire to help people. 


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Dr. Carol Reynolds

Dr. Carol Reynolds

Sep 12 - 26, 2014

Dr. Carol Reynolds weaves high energy, humor, and history into everything she does. After a career in music history at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Professor Carol and husband Hank began designing multi-media fine arts curricula. Her unprecedented Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture (2009) has reached students across the world. In 2011 she released a cross-discipline course called Exploring America’s Musical Heritage. She is now creating a curriculum on the history of sacred music from Jewish Liturgy to 1600. Her research interests include German Romanticism and the musical court of Frederick the Great. She is fluent in German and Russian and maintains a home in Weimar, Germany. Dr. Reynolds is a staunch advocate of arts education at every stage of life and speaks regularly at educational conferences across the U.S. A pianist and organist, she is a popular speaker for organizations like The Dallas Symphony, Van Cliburn Concerts, The Dallas Opera, Tulsa Symphony, Kimball Museum, Fort Worth Opera, San Francisco Wagner Society, and the Davidson Institute.

Maxine Ramey

Maxine Ramey

Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2015

Maxine Ramey is internationally known clarinet performer with a passion for music history and the region of the world that produced the great musical masters, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms.   She is a Professor of Music, Director of the School of Music at The University of Montana, and Director of UM's Vienna Program, a six-week summer experience for university students, faculty, life-long learning students and community members aged 18 to 80.  This experience takes students on over 150 miles of walking tours and includes pre-concert lectures, interdisciplinary presentations involving the arts and culture of the region.  Maxine Ramey teaches courses on Vienna composers, Mozart in Vienna and Beethoven, as well as other courses in Medieval and Renaissance music.  As an international presenter, she recently served as U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors in a tour of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, in a presentation "Women in the Arts". In 2010-2013 she performed and gave presentations on American music in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus, Ramallah and the Golan Heights region).  She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University and  has lectured and performed in 45 of the 50 United States, as well as in Canada, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel and throughout the Middle East.  She is President of the International Clarinet Association, whose mission is fostering collaboration and global exchange between musicians, music enthusiasts and all who love music.