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Vienna’s Cultural Classics

Vienna’s Cultural Classics

Vienna is renowned worldwide for its opera and classical music, so it’s no surprise that many of our guests want to add a night at the opera or a classical concert to the Vienna leg of a European tour. There’s so much to choose from in this brilliant city of classical music, so we’d like to present

Prague’s Best Fests

Prague’s Best Fests

Not to be outdone by the selection of festivals taking place in Budapest, Prague’s got a packed calendar of great events to entice you to visit or, schedule willing. fill your days if you’ve already made your plans. You may notice a dead-zone from late July until the end of August. Festival organisers tend to

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Vienna

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Vienna

Vienna is is renowned worldwide for its opera and classical music and a frequent request from our guests is the inclusion of a night at the opera or a classical concert on the Vienna leg of a European tour. When is opera/classical season? A key point to remember is that like many other European cities’

A Summer of Festivals on Europe’s Sunniest Island

A Summer of Festivals on Europe’s Sunniest Island

There’s a feast of festivals on Hvar this summer, as there is every year. First off the straightforwardly named Hvar Summer Festival 2013, which runs from late May to the middle of October and is an umbrella for a diverse programme of classical, folk music, theatre and choral performances. For dates, times and venue information

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Budapest

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Budapest

If you’re a classical, ballet or opera buff and Budapest is one of the stops on your tour of Eastern Europe then you’re going to be very happy. As part of the Austro-Hungarian empire the city benefitted from a rich tradition of classical music and has the venues from the era to prove it as

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Prague

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Prague

In this post we tell you what’s what when it comes to Classical Concerts, Opera and Ballet in Prague, the major venues and where to finding out what’s playing and where to buy tickets. Prague’s many concert halls, opera houses and theatres means there’s usually a rich vein of culture for you to tap into

Dubrovnik Summer Festival, July 10 to August 25

Dubrovnik Summer Festival, July 10 to August 25

Croatia’s oldest cultural festival, in its 63rd year, takes place in Dubrovnik for 46 days spanning July and August. If you’re going to be on vacation in Dubrovnik during that time then don’t miss one of the ballet, classical and folk music or opera performances at venues in and around the Old Town. Of all

Prague Eventwatch – April to June 2012

Prague Eventwatch – April to June 2012

We’ve already written about concert highlights in Prague for Spring/Summer 2012 but there are plenty of other events taking place in the city over the coming months. Easter Markets, 24th March – 15th April 2012 Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are home to stalls selling handcrafted products: toys, painted eggs, traditional Czech switches for

Prague Spring Festival 2011

Prague Spring Festival 2011

12th May 2011 – 4th June 2011 A highlight of the international classical music scene, the Prague Spring International Music Festival comprises 44 performances over 24 days, with at least one performance every day and brings the New York and San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestras to Prague. Concerts take place at a number of venues around

Something for Classical Lovers

Something for Classical Lovers

A few years ago Prague had an annual music festival in the fall called Prazsky Podzim or Prague Autumn. Sadly it was cancelled after 2008 but the Czech broadcasting corporation stepped up and replaced it in the calendar with their Radio Autumn festival. This year it runs from the 12th to the 16th of October.