Classical Danube
With MPR and the MN Orchestra

With Minnesota Public Radio

and The Minnesota Orchestra!

A Floating Music Festival Journey by River Ship

October 17 - 27, 2021

Join friends and fans of Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Orchestra for a historic cruise down the Blue Danube with host Melissa Ousley. Discover world class museums, grand opera houses and celebrated symphony halls of Budapest, Bratislava, Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague! Your journey begins with three included pre-cruise nights in historic Prague. Walk in the footsteps of Dvorak, Smetana and Mozart while in the Czech capital. In Vienna, we’ll celebrate Beethoven’s 251st birthday, savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums and dine with the locals in a charming wine cellar frequented by the great composers. Enjoy backstage tours and insider experiences. Visit the homes of Liszt, Mozart and Beethoven. Musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra will join us for intimate recitals aboard our privately chartered ship, the luxurious Scenic Jewel.

Expedition Highlights

Hosted by Melissa Ousley of Minnesota Public Radio
Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, and on-board music
Performances by Minnesota Orchestra musicians: Natsuki Kumagai and Michael Sutton
Three pre-cruise nights in glorious Prague
A top opera/classical performance in Prague
Concerts in Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Exclusive tours of celebrated opera houses
Special visits to the homes of the great composers
Seven nights first-class cruising on the Danube
Unique dining experiences featuring regional dishes
Complimentary wine served at dinner while on board the ship
Airport transfers for those arriving/departing with the group
Travel with like-minded classical music lovers
Minnesota Orchestra Beethoven symphonies five disc box set

Trip Facts

11 Days/10 Nights (add one night for air travel)
Trip begins in Prague on Friday, October 17
Trip ends in Passau on Monday, October 27, after breakfast

Single occupant cabins are limited and based on availability.



Save up to $500 when you reserve your space before November 1, 2020
Alumni Save $100
Save $100 if you pay the final balance by check


Note: Valid US passport required. Port taxes, charges & fees currently $199 and are additional. Schedule subject to change.

Not included: Gratuities for ship staff, travel insurance and any items not mentioned in your itinerary.


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