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Wagner's Ring Cycle in Berlin

12 Apr — 18 Apr 2017 | Tour Director: Robert Hanson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Robert Hanson , PhD

composer and musicologist as well as a practicing musician

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1435 on Eurowings, arriving Berlin 1725. Transfer to Hotel Albrechtshof for six nights.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by architectural tour including Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstrasse, Nikolaiviertel, Unter den Linden, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate. Evening performance at the Deutsche Oper: Das Rheingold.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by Alte Nationalgalerie (fine collection of Caspar David Friedrich and French Impressionists) and independent visits to Pergamon Museum (Greek and Roman collection), Altes Museum (Classical antiquities) or Bode Museum (sculpture, Byzantine art). Evening performance at the Deutsche Oper: Die Walküre.

Day

4

Morning lecture and guided tour of guided tour of the new wing of Schloss Charlottenburg and gardens. Evening performance at the Deutsche Oper: Siegfried.

Day

5

Whole-day excursion to Potsdam: Potsdam city tour, Sanssouci Palace and Cecilienhof (scene of Potsdam conference in 1945). Return to Berlin for free evening.

Day

6

Morning lecture followed by Gemäldegalerie (Old Masters including Botticelli, Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Dürer). Evening performance at the Deutsche Oper: Götterdämmerung.

Day

7

Depart Berlin 1735, arriving Heathrow 1830.

Tour Dates

12 Apr — 18 Apr 2017

Days

7

Cost

£2395

Tour Code

WRBL-17

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, three lunches & one dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £175.

 
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