I want to take a river cruise on the Danube - my husband wants to find one focused on classical music (Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, etc.) Does anyone know if this exists? I have checked out the big providers - although they hit some of the places (Vienna, etc.) I have found none that actually focus on the subject. I have called classical music stations et. al. Google searches too, no luck.
I am guessing that are probably no themed river cruises. We have been watching river cruises for awhile and about the only special subject cruises that we have seen are for Christmas markets in Nov/Dec. Our local theater company will offer specialized tours from time to time. You might check with the Dallas music scene. But think it is a long shot.
Thanks! I won't give up, but I will stop beating my head against the wall.
I'm going to assume you meant a multi-day river cruise. It looks like the Smithsonian does one in Sept but it's a bit pricey - here's the website so you can check it out: http://www.smithsonianjourneys.org/tours/music-cruise/ The cruise line is Luftner cruises and the boat is the Amadeus Elegant, their website is: http://www.lueftner-cruises.com/en/amadeus-fleet/ms-amadeus-elegant.html
Smithsonian generally does things right do I looked at the tour. What? Salt mines and Death Camps? Tours of two Opera Houses and lectures from three Americans? That's not a music theme tour. If you choose to create your own tour let me know as I can help a lot with Budapest and some with Prague and Vienna and Gyor. Its an excellent idea as the experiences are going to be pretty unique in each city.
Go to Budapest by land or air, look at the not-really-blue Danube, and buy a ticket for the preposterously magnificent state opera house on-line for very little money. It is such a national monument that even the triangle player gets a free meal during performances of Wagner's longer operas (although no, don't expect the Blue Danube waltz on that program.) Budapest is lots of fun, plenty to see, and a Paris-style boulevard cafe culture at half the price.
James and Southham - both good points! Thank you!
Tauk has just such a tour. It was too pricey for us, but friends with deeper pockets loved it!
Thank you Judi, I'm looking into it.