A Floating Music Fest Along the Rhine River

Holland * Germany * France * Switzerland
with Performance Today

May 27 - 06 June 2020


The year 2020 marks Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and you are cordially invited to celebrate in the composer’s homeland with Performance Today ™ host Fred Child.  Designed for lovers of nature, culture and, of course, classical music, this customized adventure of food, music, art and sheer fun will thrill you.  Enjoy concerts featuring the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Cologne and the celebrated Bonn Philharmonic in Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn.  As we cruise the Rhine River through Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland on our privately chartered river ship, we’ll enjoy intimate classical music “Perf Chats” with pianist and Performance Today ™ Artist in Residence Andrew Staupe. Stroll through festive village streets and sip delicious wines with the locals in Germany’s Rhine region and in Alsace, France. Enjoy lakeside café views of the towering Alps in Switzerland. Your journey ends on a high note in the High Alps of Switzerland on the shore of beautiful Lake Lucerne.

Expedition Highlights

With Performance Today host Fred Child
With pianist PT Artist in Residence Andrew Staupe
Guided by Earthbound Expeditions founder Matthew Brumley
Seven nights cruising the Rhine River on the MS Amadeus Silver III
Three nights, post-cruise stay in Lucerne, Switzerland
All multi-course meals while cruising with wine served at dinner
Musical performances and Performance Today talks while cruising
Tour of Beethoven’s birthplace in Bonn, Germany
On-shore musical performances and concerts en-route from Amsterdam to Lucerne
Performance of the acclaimed St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Concert with the celebrated Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Wine and cheese tastings in Germany and France
Alsace and the UNESCO city of Strasbourg
A private cruise on Lake Lucerne
Time to stroll through picturesque timber villages
Dining in lakeside cafes amid the towering Swiss Alps
Fellow travelers who share your passion for classical music, food, history and culture
Earthbound Expeditions makes a contribution to the respected Carbonfund annually

Trip Facts

12 Days / 11 Nights (when including optional group air)
Optional Group flights depart: May 26, 2020
$1295 per person from MSP, ATL, LAX, IAD & ORD
Trip begins Amsterdam, the Netherlands on May 27, 2020
Trip ends: Lucerne, Switzerland on June 6, 2020
Pricing listed on MS Amadeus Silver III deck plan page

Not Included: Travel insurance ♦ Port fees of $200 ♦ Gratuities for the ship crew ♦ Air tickets to/from Europe ♦ Any items not mentioned in your Performance Today floating festival itinerary.

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