Welcome to Northeast Musicians Abroad

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Your Next Trip is July 5 - July 19, 2025

Musicians Abroad is thrilled to add a Northeast Region tour in 2025. The group includes performers from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. This tour will travel entirely new routing, visiting and performing in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic.

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Most Recent Itinerary Update: March 26, 2024


Saturday, July 05, 2025

Pre-Tour Camp at Ithaca College

Check-in, meet the rest of the group and begin rehearsals with the Northeast Musicians Abroad.


Sunday, July 06, 2025

Pre-Tour Camp

A full day of sectionals and ensemble rehearsals as you prep for our European Performance Tour.


Monday, July 07, 2025

Pre-Tour Camp and Bon Voyage Concert

An early morning and more rehearsal before the Bon Voyage Concert tonight for family and friends. Repack your suitcase before bed.


Tuesday, July 08, 2025

Travel Day to Budapest

Dorm check-out this morning and transfer to your departure airport. Next stop, Budapest!


Wednesday, July 09, 2025

Flights Arrive, Welcome Dinner

Welcome to Budapest. You’ll pass through customs, gather your belongings and get checked in to your hotel. After dinner, get some rest so you are ready for the exciting days ahead.


Thursday, July 10, 2025

Budapest Guided Tour, Leisure Day

You’ll start with breakfast at the hotel before we set out for a guided tour of Budapest where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the rich history of the city of Budapest with local guides. Matthias Church, officially called the Church of Our Lady, is referred to by the locals as Matyas Templom. The church has quite the history and a story to tell. Today, Matthias Church is a lively religious and cultural focal point in Budapest, with several church events, weddings, beautiful classical music concerts, choir performances, Christmas masses, Easter celebrations and more. Fisherman's Bastion or The Halászbástya, is one of the best-known monuments in Budapest, located near the Buda Castle, in the 1st district of Budapest. It is one of the most important tourist attractions due to the unique panorama of Budapest from the Neo-Romanesque lookout terraces. Spend some leisure time sightseeing and grabbing some of your first souvenirs. Dinner will be in the area.


Friday, July 11, 2025

Hungarian Parliament, Concert

After breakfast, you’ll tour Hungarian Parliament. The legislative Parliament is the most important organ of representative democracy. In addition to creating the laws and decisions that regulate individual living conditions, it also plays an important role in controlling the executive power. In addition, it elects public law officials and its priority task is the adoption of the annual budget bill. The Concert Band will perform today followed by a Hungarian Folklore Dinner full of celebrations of Hungarian traditions, music and culture!


Saturday, July 12, 2025

Travel to Bratislava, Slovakia

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll check out and load the coaches for a travel day to Bratislava. When you arrive, you’ll get checked in to your new hotel and have dinner.


Sunday, July 13, 2025

Tour Bratislava, Concert

Local guides will take the group on a walking tour of Bratislava, the capital city and largest city of Slovakia. Set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary, Bratislava is surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century Old Town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle overlooks old town and the Danube. The concert band will perform followed by dinner in the area.


Monday, July 14, 2025

Vienna Excursion

After an early breakfast, you’ll travel to Vienna, Austria, first stop, Schonbrunn Palace. Visit the summer home of the Imperial family and one of the most colorful palaces in Europe. More than six centuries of Hapsburg rule have left an indelible mark on Vienna and its art, architecture and music. The immaculate grounds, dotted with fountains and ribboned with formal landscape, form a fairytale setting around this famous palace. After dinner in the area, it’s time for some rest.


Tuesday, July 15, 2025

Travel to Prague

Grab breakfast, check out and load the coaches for a beautifully scenic drive to Prague. Once in the city, you’ll check in to the hotel and have dinner.


Wednesday, July 16, 2025

Castle Tours, Concert

Start the day with a traditional breakfast and enjoy a walking tour of Prague’s beautiful castle district. Prague Castle is a castle complex serving as the official residence and workplace of the president of the Czech Republic. Built in the 9th century, the castle has long served as the seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The concert band will perform and have dinner in the area.


Thursday, July 17, 2025

Travel to Cesky Krumlov

Only 20 kilometers from the Austrian border lies the small South Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Wrapped around a bend of the River Vltava and its famous 13th century castle, it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The chateau itself has over 40 buildings and a grand cylindrical tower from the 16th century, and the town is dominated by the great gothic church of St. Vitus. Just over 100 miles from Prague, this quaint hamlet is a delight to visit. You’ll have a leisurely afternoon to see the sites and pick up your last few souvenirs and gifts. Dinner will be in the area.


Friday, July 18, 2025

Prague Jewish Quarter, Concert, Farewell Dinner

The Prague Jewish Quarter, “Josefov,” which used to be called Jewish Town until 1850, has a very long and dramatic history. It is named after the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II who emancipated the Jewish population, making the Jews citizens with equal rights. After your final concert, enjoy your Farewell Dinner Cruise to celebrate the trip as a group on the Vltava River. Pack up tonight for an early departure.


Saturday, July 19, 2025

Depart for Home

It’s the last morning of a magnificent tour filled with experiences that will stay with you forever. We’re off to Václav Havel Airport Prague for departure. We return to the U.S. excited, enthused and exhausted yet enriched.

Download Itinerary (as of 03/22/24)

Below is a current list of our informational meetings. These informational meetings will help you understand what the tour package includes. The cost of the tour, payment schedules, important dates and how to get trip protection insurance will be some of the topics covered. The meeting will also include a presentation about the experiences you can expect during the Pre-Tour Rehearsals and the European tour. Specific information regarding travel, accommodations, meals and venues overseas will be discussed.

In general, you should plan to attend the meeting nearest your home. If you can’t make that meeting, you may attend any other meeting that fits your schedule. Meetings will last approximately one hour. During the meeting you will get all of the details regarding the tour from the music directors and local staff.

Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
West Genesee HS - Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room
5201 West Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031-2299
Host: Greg Borsz

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
Lancaster HS - Music Hall
1 Forton Dr, Lancaster, NY 14086
Host: Richard Goss

Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
Ithaca College - Whalen Center for Music - Hockett Recital Hall
Gym Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Hosts: Dr. Daniel Cook, Dr. Ben Rochford

Monday, May 20, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
Penncrest HS - Band Room
134 Barren Rd, Media PA 19063
Host: Craig Snyder

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
West Orange HS - Band Room
51 Conforti Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Park in the main Conforti Ave lot and enter Door 19
Host: Lewis Kelly

Sunday, June 9 2024, @ 6:00 PM
Informational Webinar
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Monday, June 10, 2024 @ 7:00 PM
Arlington HS - Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room
1157 Route 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Host: Darrel Keech

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
Averill Park HS – Band Rehearsal Room
146 Gettle Road, Averill Park, NY 12018
Host: Michael Blostein

Meetings updated as of 05.29.24

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