Itinerary

Fri 13 Mar

Afternoon arrival in Frankfurt and transfer (approx. 2 hours) to the small, but stylish, 4-star Heliopark Bad Hotel zum Hirsch in Baden-Baden, the oldest hotel in the city which can boast that the virtuoso violinist Nicolò Paganini was one of its early guests. Before a welcome dinner that night, there will be an illustrated talk, ‘The Art of Renée Fleming’, by author Helena Matheopoulos.

Sat 14 Mar

Start the day with a guided walking tour of Baden-Baden seeing many of the notable sights along the way, including the belle-epoque casino, described by Marlene Dietrich as 'the most beautiful casino in the world'. The tour ends with lunch in a local restaurant. The rest of the afternoon is free before the early evening concert performance at the Festspielhaus.

Sun 15 Mar

Depart this morning for an excursion to Strasbourg. The city’s rich architectural heritage embraces styles from the medieval, renaissance, romantic and art nouveau eras, whilst its culture, food and language are a unique blend of French and German. During your guided walking tour, you will discover the picturesque historic district of La Petite France where you can take the opportunity to experience some tasty Alsatian cuisine before returning to Baden-Baden and the late afternoon recital.

Mon 16 Mar

Check-out then transfer to Frankfurt for the afternoon flight home.

Programme

14 Mar 18.00

WIENER PHILHARMONIKER ConcertInc

C: Andris Nelsons

Programme: Beethoven Symphony no 8, Symphony no 3

Venue: Baden-Baden Festspielhaus

15 Mar 17.00

ART NOUVEAU AND LUXURY VOICE RecitalInc

Soprano: Renée Fleming

Pianist: Evgeny Kissin

Programme: Brahms, Debussy, R. Strauss

Venue: Baden-Baden Festspielhaus

Flights

British Airways

13 Mar London Heathrow - Frankfurt dep: 11.35 arr: 14.15

16 Mar Frankfurt - London Heathrow dep: 15.05 arr: 15.55

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1820
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1500
Deposit required £400
Tour code BAD1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, introductory talk and possible Q&A with the artist, best available ticket for each included performance, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.