Join Encore for another wonderful “Singing at Sea” voyage May 21-June 2, 2014 enjoying the spectacular and historic cities along the Danube. The 12-day trip starts with 3 days at a first-class hotel in Budapest and then continues with an 8-day cruise aboard the private, luxurious Grand Circle river ship, Harmony. The river voyage starts in Budapest and includes visits to Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Salzburg, and Passau, and concludes in Prague. Tours of each city are included in our package, as well as special Discovery Series events that will include guest speakers on subjects like Austrian history, as well as an Apfelstrudel baking lesson, and a home-hosted visit in Prague. Our musical itinerary includes two performances, including one in Vienna. This is certain to be a once in a lifetime experience and we anticipate a sold-out ship, so please don’t delay in making your reservations.
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Travel with Encore to Cuba in January 2015! We will center our journey around three Cuban cities: the bustling capital of Havana (5 nights), including both 3 nights in the historic Old Town and 2 nights in the vibrant, downtown Vedado neighborhood; the harbor town of Cienfuegos (2 nights), center of Cuba’s sugar, coffee, and tobacco trades; and the colonial gem of Trinidad (3 nights), where cobbled streets, pastel-colored houses, and elegant plazas evoke Cuba’s glory days.
Throughout our journey, we will focus on meaningful cultural exchange (including performing concerts!) with the people of Cuba—who you’ll find to be warm, welcoming, and eager to interact with Americans. It’s a rare, authentic view of daily life in Cuba today.
As Americans, the mystique surrounding Cuba has been ingrained in our psyche for decades. Now, we finally have a chance to break down the cultural barriers between Cuba and the U.S.—at a pivotal moment in history for the people of Cuba, who are in the midst of major government reforms. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted a license to the Grand Circle Foundation to offer People-to-People exchange programs to Cuba. As Encore has established an excellent relationship with Grand Circle, this opportunity has been extended to us. We anticipate two trips, the first departing on January 11, 2015 and a second departure date yet to be determined, but also early in 2015.
These trips will be limited to 18 people and are expected to sell out quickly. Please note, due to the limited number and our commitment to sing concerts while we are there, you MUST be a singer to go. Download a flier with more details HERE.