- 1. LHS Select Choral Ensembles European Tour Spring 2012 Proposed Itinerary
2. Tour Overview WHO: Womens Chorus, Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers WHAT: 9-day Concert Tour of Europe (11 travel days) WHEN: Spring Break 2012 (depart Thursday, April 12 and return Sunday, April 22) WHY: Amazing opportunity to share music and participate in cultural exchange WHERE: Stockholm, Sweden / Helsinki, Finland / Tartu & Tallinn, Estonia 3. The Tour 4. 5. Day 1 6. Day 1: Thursday, April 12
- Check in at Logan Airport
- Depart for Stockholm, Sweden
7. 8. Day 2 9. Day 2: Friday, April 13
- Arrive at Stockholm Airport
- Clear immigration and customs; meet ACFEA courier
- Transfer to hotel via coach/check in
10. Stockholm, Sweden
- Spread over 13 islands and several peninsulas, Stockholm is Swedens capital and its largest city.Called the City on the Water, Stockholm is also a university town; the most celebrated of its scientific institutions is the Nobel Foundation.
11. 12. Day 3 13. Day 3: Saturday, April 14
- Concert at Klara Kyrka(St. Clara Church)
14. Saturday, April 14, cont.
- Guided sightseeing tour, during which we will see the Royal Palace, Old Town, Vasa Ship Museum and City Hall, where the Nobel Prize festivities take place
15. Stockholm Royal Palace 16. Gamla Stan (Old Town) 17. Vasa Ship Museum 18. Stockholm: City Hall 19. Saturday, April 14, cont.
20. 21. Day 4 22. Day 4: Sunday, April 15
- Transfer by coach to Uppsala
23. Uppsala, Sweden
- The famous Swedish university town of Uppsala lies about 70km northwest of Stockholm on the banks of the river Fyrisa.The university was founded in 1477.It is also the see of the Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden.
24. Sunday, April 15, cont.
- Service participation (Uppsala Cathedral?)
25. Day 4: Sunday, April 15
- Return by coach to Stockholm
- Depart by overnight ferry for Helsinki
26. 27. Day 5 28. Helsinki, Finland
- Helsinki is a modern-looking city, with handsome streets and boulevards.The white facades of its buildings have earned it the name of the white city of the north.The port, dotted with small islands, harbors ships from around the world.
29. Day 5: Monday, April 16
- Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
- Guided sightseeing tour, during which you will see the Cathedral, the bustling Market Square and the controversial Sibelius Memorial
30. Helsinki Cathedral 31. Helsinki Market Square 32. Sibelius Memorial 33. Monday, April 16, cont.
34. 35. Day 6 36. Day 6: Tuesday, April 17
- Evening concert at The Rock Church
37. Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church) 38. Tuesday, April 17, cont.
39. 40. Day 7 41. Day 7: Wednesday, April 18
- Depart by ferry to Tallinn (2 hrs.)
- Continue by coach to Tartu (3 hrs.)
- Lunch independent en route
- Arrive in Tartu, Estonia and check into hotel
42. Tartu, Estonia
- Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia.Its fame as the cradle of Estonian culture goes back to the foundation of the university by the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus II in 1632.
43. Wednesday, April 18, cont.
44. 45. Day 8 46. Day 8: Thursday, April 19
- Guided sightseeing tour, during which you will see the 18th century Town Hall, the University, the Cathedral and the Estonian National Museum
47. Tartu Town Hall 48. University of Tartu 49. Tartu Cathedral 50. Thursday, April 19, cont.
- Concert in St. Peters Church
51. 52. Day 9 53. Day 9: Friday, April 20
- Depart by coach for Tallinn (3 hrs.)
- Lunch independent en route
- Arrive in Tallinn and check into the hotel
54. Tallinn, Estonia
- Capital of the smallest Baltic republic, Estonia, Tallinn is today the best preserved of the old North Hanseatic towns.A rich heritage of medieval buildings is preserved, including the 13th century Toompea Castle, which dominates the city.Tallinn is well known for its national song festival which takes place every four years.The huge open air stage can hold up to 25,000 singers, and the event is attended by up to 150,000 people.
55. Friday, April 20, cont.
56. 57. Day 10 58. Day 10: Saturday, April 21
- Guided sightseeing tour, during which you will see the Song Festival site, Toompea Castle, the 14th century Town Hall, the Niguliste Church, and the 15th century bastion called Kiek-in-de-kk, so called because from its vantage point, you are meant to be able to see into all the towns kitchens
59. Tallinn Song Festival Site 60. Toompea Castle 61. Tallinn Town Hall 62. Niguliste (Nicholas) Church 63. Kiek-in-de-kk 64. Saturday, April 21, cont.
- Evening concert at St. Johns Church
65. Saturday, April 21, cont.
- Farewell dinner in a restaurant
66. 67. Day 11 68. Day 11: Sunday, April 22
- Transfer by coach to the airport and check in
- Depart on flight(s) to Boston
69. 70. Financial Info 71.
- @$3,700 per person (80 people)
- @$3,500 per person (100 people)
- Fundraising: group, individual
- (can reduce price by several hundred dollars)
- Scholarships available to 50% cost
- Beverages other than coffee/tea with breakfast and water with dinner
- Trip cancellation/interruption insurance
- Checked baggage fees, if applicable