Arizona June 14-30, 2025
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Your Next Trip is June 14-30, 2025
This international tour will be with a group from the great state of Arizona. Best known for the Grand Canyon, Arizona is the 14th most populous state. With much of the terrain desert, the state bird is the cactus wren and flower the saguaro cactus blossom. Famous for fry bread, chimichangas and Sonoran hot dogs, you’ll find plenty of good eats in the Grand Canyon State.
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Saturday, June 14, 2025
Check-in, meet the rest of the group and begin rehearsals with the Arizona Musicians Abroad.
Sunday, June 15, 2025
A full day of sectionals and ensemble rehearsals as you prep for our European Performance Tour.
Monday, June 16, 2025
An early morning and more rehearsal before the Bon Voyage concert for family and friends. Repack your suitcase before bed.
Tuesday, June 17, 2025
Meet the group at your departure airport this morning. Next stop, the United Kingdom!
Wednesday, June 18, 2025
Welcome to London. Grab your bags and you’re off to Windsor Castle! Known today as a diverse melting pot, the arts, commerce and banking are its driving engines. Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and, dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, it is the oldest in continuous occupation. Check-in to your hotel, enjoy dinner and get some much-needed rest.
Thursday, June 19, 2025
Highlights of the London tour include Buckingham Palace, Palace of Westminster with Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge. We’ll enjoy lunch at Borough Market then make our way to Holy Sepulchre Church for the Concert Choir performance.
Friday, June 20, 2025
Standing guard by the River Thames, The Tower is an impressive London landmark. Discover the secrets that lie within its walls, marvel at the breathtaking Crown Jewels, stand on the site where three English queens were beheaded and explore the myths and legends that make a visit to The Tower a fantastic day out. The Concert Band will give an outdoor performance in Victoria Embankment Garden. Tonight, you will have free time to explore the area or see a Broadway show in the West End.
Saturday, June 21, 2025
We will be up early today for a quick breakfast then load the coaches to depart London for the coast of England. We’ll take a ferry across the English Channel, leaving behind the White Cliffs of Dover. The euro is now our currency as we arrive in Calais and head for Paris.
Sunday, June 22, 2025
Get ready for a memorable day! What could top a visit to the Eiffel Tower? Maybe you want to go up to the third and highest level of the Tower for exquisite views of Paris. A sightseeing tour to the Arc du Triomphe, the Champs Élysées, Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens and Les Invalides which houses Napoleon’s tomb. Keep your eyes on the horizon for your first view of the Eiffel Tower and check out the sights on a Seine River Cruise. The Seine River is the second longest river in France, but by far the best known, as it flows through the middle of Paris. This is one of the most romantic rivers in Europe as it is intertwined through art and films with some of France's most historic cities. The Concert Band will perform at Jardin de Luxembourg. You’ll have some amazing photos from this day!
Monday, June 23, 2025
There are numerous historical buildings in Versailles, including the one in which, on September 3, 1783, the Government of the British King George III, by signing the Treaty of Versailles, recognized the independence of the 13 United States. The Concert Choir will perform this afternoon at the Madeleine Church. Tonight, you’ll visit the charming hilltop Montmartre district, also known as La Butte, a former artists' village once inhabited by Picasso and Dalí and home to the domed Sacré-Cœur basilica. You won’t miss the sweeping views of the city from its steep, winding streets. Dinner tonight will be provided in Montmartre.
Tuesday, June 24, 2025
Traditional Swiss customs and usages, with alphorns, cowbells, national costumes, flag throwing and yodeling will make your visit to the Stadtkeller an unforgettable experience with a unique combination of good food, music and fun.
Wednesday, June 25, 2025
Highlights of the tour include the medieval Altstadt (old town), Lion Monument and the covered Kapellbrücke Chapel Bridge from 1333. All ensembles will have performances today.
Thursday, June 26, 2025
Today will begin with the Pilatus Mountain Excursion. In Alpnachstad, you’ll board the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to reach the summit of 2,132 meters above sea level. The breathtaking panorama and view of the Alpine massif and its mountain range do their part to make your stay unforgettable. After some leisure time, glide down to Kriens on the aerial cableway Dragon Ride and on the Panorama gondolas. Following lunch, you’ll travel to Bavaria, including a stop at Vaduz. Vaduz is an alpine town and capital of Liechtenstein, a German speaking sovereign state situated in the Alps. When we arrive in Bavaria, check-in at your hotel and have a group dinner in Oberammergau, a village of noted wood carvers. Over 2,000 village residents perform a world-famous Passion Play every 10 years, fulfilling a promise made by the town in 1634, if God would spare it from the bubonic plague.
Friday, June 27, 2025
Just northwest of Munich lies KZ gedenkstaette Dachau, the infamous concentration camp that became the model for all other camps established by the Nazi regime across Europe. From its famous motto, inscribed in iron over the camp entrance, "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work makes (you) free), to its now-restored barracks, and to memories of its fine camp orchestra, a visit to Dachau gives insight into the horrors visited on political prisoners, Jews, Gypsies and others prior to and during the Second World War. While it was in operation, more than 200,000 prisoners from over 30 countries passed through Dachau's main gate. U.S. Forces liberated the camp in April of 1945. You'll have a chance to spend some time for lunch in the Munich city center today followed by our return to Oberammergau for a joint performance at the Ammergauerhaus and dinner.
Saturday, June 28, 2025
It’s up early and on the road to Neuschwanstein Castle. Commissioned in 1868 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as his personal retreat, Neuschwanstein's amazing towers and picture-perfect setting have been enchanting visitors and architects since its completion in 1886. Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle is modeled after this Bavarian masterpiece. After your visit, you’ll make a lunch stop in Innsbruck on the way to Salzburg.
Sunday, June 29, 2025
Take a walking tour of the historic center of Salzburg with your local guide. Highlights of the tour include the Baroque Old Town, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg Cathedral, Mirabell Gardens, St Peter’s Catacombs and Cemetery and Mozart’s birthplace. All ensembles will have a performance today at Mirabell Gardens. Enjoy a special farewell dinner tonight to celebrate the end of your European adventure!
Monday, June 30, 2025
It’s the last morning of a magnificent tour filled with experiences that will stay with you forever. We’re off to Munich International Airport for departure. Today you will gain back the six hours you lost on your flight to London many days ago! We return to the U.S. excited, enthused and exhausted yet enriched.