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Your Next Trip is June 23 – July 9, 2025

This international tour will be with a group from North Texas. The ensembles include participants centered around the metropolitan areas of Dallas and Fort Worth, as far west as Lubbock and Amarillo, south to Waco and Killeen and east to the Texas border. These areas of Texas are known for their iconic cowboy culture, delicious Tex-Mex cuisine and thriving arts scene. You’ll find the Dallas Museum of Art and plenty of fascinating history that is deeply rooted in the oil industry. Proud to be the Lone Star State, Texas ranks 2nd in size and population in the U.S.

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Monday, June 23

Pre-Tour Camp at Texas A&M Commerce

Check-in, meet your roommate and begin rehearsals with the North Texas Musicians Abroad.

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Tuesday, June 24

Pre-Tour Camp

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

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Wednesday, June 25

Pre-Tour Camp – Bon Voyage Concert

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

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Thursday, June 26

Travel Day to Paris

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

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Friday, June 27

Flights Arrive, Versailles Palace, Normandy

Arrive in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, meet your tour managers and board the coaches for transfer to Normandy. Enroute, visit Versailles Palace, the summer palace of Louis XIV. Admire the state apartments, Chapel and the Hall of Mirrors. There are numerous historical buildings in Versailles, including the one in which, on September 3, 1783, the Government of British King George III, by signing the Treaty of Versailles, recognized the independence of the 13 United States. Arrive in Normandy for hotel check in and dinner.

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Saturday, June 28

Omaha Beach, American Cemetery, Bayeux Tapestry Museum

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.

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Sunday, June 29

Paris, Concerts, Montmartre

After breakfast, you’ll board the coaches to travel back into Paris where you’ll have an opportunity to grab lunch before heading to today’s performance venue. Following the concerts, we’re off to Montmartre. The charming hilltop Montmartre district, also known as La Butte, is a former artists' village once inhabited by Picasso and Dalí, and home to the domed Sacré-Cœur basilica. Scale the many steps up to Montmartre for an amazing view of the city and wonderful dinner.

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Monday, June 30

Leisure Day in Paris, Seine River Dinner Cruise

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. Tonight, you’ll dine on a 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.

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Tuesday, July 01

Travel Day, Luxembourg, Heidelberg

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.

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Wednesday, July 02

Tour Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Concerts

This morning, you'll have a chance to tour beautiful Heidelberg with local guides, during which you will pass by the Alte Brücke (Old Bridge) and the Church of the Holy Spirit. You will also visit Heidelberg Castle. This afternoon will include a joint concert in the Kings Hall or outdoor garden of Heidelberg Castle.

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Thursday, July 03

Travel to Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein Castle

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.

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Friday, July 04

Zugspitze, Concerts

Today, you'll have a chance to ride by cable car and cogwheel train up Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze! With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, Zugspitze lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria and the Austria–Germany border is on its western summit. Return to Oberammergau for some free time and prepare for your evening concert at the Ammergauerhaus.

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Saturday, July 05

Dachau, Munich, Transfer to Austria

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 Mondsee for check-in. Just 30 minutes outside Salzburg city center, Mondsee is a town in the Vöcklabruck district located on the shore of lake Mondsee. The town is home to the medieval Mondsee Abbey, whose cloister church was used for the site of the wedding in The Sound of Music.

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Sunday, July 06

Tour of Salzburg, Concerts

Enjoy 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 and St Peter’s Catacombs and Cemetery. At the end of the tour, you’ll visit Mozart’s Birthplace. Enjoy some free time for lunch in Salzburg followed by concert performances by all ensembles.

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Monday, July 07

Transfer to Vienna, Melk Abbey, Concerts

Melk Abbey was constructed in the 1700s and 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. The Benedictines assumed control of the castle in the late 11th Century and have operated as their monastery ever since. Following lunch on your own in the town of Melk, you will proceed to Vienna for check in and dinner. Tonight will include final concerts for all ensembles at Das MuTh Concert Hall, home of the Vienna Boys Choir.

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Tuesday, July 08

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!

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Wednesday, July 09

Flights Home

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.
OPTIONAL: You may choose to stay for an extra two days and visit Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. More details on this optional extension will be included during our meetings.


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