Georgia May 30 - June 15, 2025
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Your Next Trip is May 30 - June 15, 2025
This international tour is from the great state of Georgia. The Peach State is known for peanuts, the birthplace of Coca-Cola and the home of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 39th president of the U.S. Jimmy Carter. Filled with southern hospitality, Georgia boasts the 8th largest state population and is the filming location for The Walking Dead.
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Friday, May 30
Check-in, meet your roommate and begin rehearsals with the Georgia Musicians Abroad.
Saturday, May 31
A full day of sectionals and ensemble rehearsals as you prep for our European Performance Tour.
Sunday, June 1
An early morning and more rehearsal before the Bon Voyage concert for family and friends. Repack your suitcase before bed.
Monday, June 2
Dorm check-out this morning and transfer to your departure airport. Next stop, France!
Tuesday, June 3
Arrive in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. You’ll spend the afternoon at Versailles Palace and the numerous historical buildings, 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. Hotel check-in and a good night’s sleep.
Wednesday, June 4
En route to Omaha Beach this morning, you'll have a chance to stop at Point-du-Hoc, a 40-meter-high cliff where the Elite Ranger Force scaled on D-Day. Omaha Beach is the site of an intense and important battle where the American forces took the German fortifications. Walk the grounds of the Normandy American Cemetery that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. Finish the day at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, a masterpiece of 11th century Romanesque art. The Tapestry tells the story of the events surrounding the conquest of England by the Duke of Normandy.
Thursday, June 5
You’ll wake up early and board the coaches to travel back into Paris. 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. All ensembles will have a performance today.
Friday, June 6
Today is your day to explore the sights and sounds of Paris at your leisure in staff groups! You can procure tickets to the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. Scale the many steps up to Montmartre for an amazing view of the city and wonderful dinner.
Saturday, June 7
Today we depart France and travel to Germany. We’ll make a stop for lunch in Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.
Sunday, June 8
This morning, you'll have a chance to tour beautiful Heidelberg with local guides including a visit to Heidelberg Castle. All ensembles will have performances today.
Monday, June 9
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. Catch a glimpse of the Bavarian Alps before heading to 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.
Tuesday, June 10
Today, you'll have a chance to ride by cable car and cogwheel train up Germany's highest mountain the Zugspitze! The Zugspitze is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains and the highest mountain in Germany. It lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria and the Austria–Germany border is on its western summit. All ensembles will have performances today.
Wednesday, June 11
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. En route to Austria, you'll have a chance to spend some time for lunch and sightseeing in the Munich city center before arriving in Salzburg.
Thursday, June 12
Enjoy a walking tour of the historic center of Salzburg with your local guide. See the Salzburger Dom, Mirabell Gardens, the River Salzach and the fortress, Hohensalzburg. All ensembles will have a performance today.
Friday, June 13
Melk Abbey was constructed in the 1700's, and it is considered one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in the world. Designed by Jakob Prandtauer, with a grand view over the Danube, it sits on the ancestral home of the Babenberg dukes (from the 10th Century). The Benedictines assumed control of the castle in the late 11th Century and has operated as their monastery ever since. All ensembles will have a performance today.
Tour of Vienna, Leisure Time, Farewell Dinner
Morning sightseeing begins with a drive along Ring Boulevard, Hofburg Palace and the State Opera. Learn why Bruckner, Brahms, Beethoven and Strauss called this Austrian capital home. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral and see the midday parade of historical figures at the musical Anker Clock. Grab your last souvenirs during leisure time in the city. Enjoy a special farewell dinner tonight in Vienna to celebrate the end of your European adventure!
It’s the last morning of a magnificent tour filled with experiences that will stay with you forever. We’re off to Vienna International Airport for departure. Today you will gain back the six hours you lost on your flight to Paris many days ago! We return to the U.S. excited, enthused and exhausted yet enriched.