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Bachfest 2020 and Dresden June 16-25, 2020

The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra is pleased to invite you to join a unique escorted nine-day, eight-night trip to Leipzig, Germany, to experience the internationally known Bachfest 2020, with a visit to nearby Dresden.

Enjoy seeing the sites most associated with Johann Sebastian Bach’s years in Leipzig as Cantor at the St. Thomas Church School and Director of Music at the other principal churches there, St. Nikolaus and St. Paul. Delight in the sound of Bach being performed in several of the very places where he worked. Savor the tastes of local and regional delicacies and liquid refreshments. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of Leipzig and Dresden on your own and discover the beauty of each location. Marvel at the natural wonders of the nearby “Bohemian Saxon Switzerland National Park.”

Your tour cost of $4533* includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.
  • Accommodations at four- or five-star hotels with breakfast included.
  • Five Bach concerts in the most beautiful concert venues Leipzig has to offer, including an organ concert, a choral cantata, a passion performance at the Opera, a violin concert, and a cello suite performance. A bonus is a classical concert at the Zwinger Palace in Dresden by the Dresden Residence Orchestra.
  • Visit to the Bach Museum in Leipzig.
  • Hop-on, Hop-off orientation tours in both Leipzig and Dresden.
  • First-class, high-speed train transportation from Leipzig to Dresden.
  • A full-day visit to the “Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Park,” including lunch.
  • Transfers from the Leipzig Airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Dresden Airport.
  • Ample personal time in each location for everyone to see the sites at their own pace.
  • Tour escort to handle any logistical challenges.

Not included are:

  • Most lunches and dinners (unless specified).
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Travel insurance (which will be offered as an option).
  • Other incidental costs.

Call 715-345-7726 to book.

Payment Schedule** :

  • $500.00 Deposit (with application)
  • $2350.00 Payment by October 31st
  • Balance by December 31st

Refund Policy:

  • Full refund by October 31st
  • No refund after October 31st unless new participants sign-up after that date to replace the participant wanting to cancel. Refunds being issued on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date of the cancellation.

Call 715-345-7726 to book.

*Based on double occupancy; for single accommodations, the supplement will be $745.

**While every effort will be made to conform the tour price and lodging/concert arrangements for late registrants after October 31st with those made at the time of the original booking, late registrants may be subject to a higher cost and varying lodging/concert arrangements due to ticket and lodging availability. Bookings for late registrants will not be confirmed until a firm price and arrangements are agreed to by the registrant.

Pricing is tentative until the tour is actually booked on or about November 1, 2019.

Itinerary is subject to minor revisions based on availability of arrangements at time of booking.

Credits:

Created with images by FelixMittermeier - "dresden elbpanorama historic center" • ThomasWolter - "leipzig city view" • falco - "leipzig saxony architecture" • Walensky - "bach composer music"