The 2016 Choral Cruise
The final event of the 2016 Spring Series of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London took place NOT in London - but at sea!
After presenting sell-out concerts for the last six years, we teamed up with the prestigious Voyages to Antiquity to create a very special Come & Sing experience, culminating in a performance on board the MV Aegean Odyssey just outside the beautiful Italian city of Ravenna.
Pretty much everything was included: shore excursions - like the private evening tour of St Mark's, hotels, excellent wines with dinner, lectures, gratuities, transfers, flights, etc,
as well as a special $100 on-board spend too.
The cruise sailed from Athens to Venice, taking in some incredible historic destinations along the way. Joining the tour as a discrete group, our Come & Singers enjoyed daily singing of repertoire selected by them, special Brandenburg-only social events and a final concert off the coast of the Italian city of Ravenna. Our choral workshops were a highly popular addition to the cruise!
THE 2016 SCHEDULE
Mo 9 May - ATHENS, Greece - arrival, transfer to hotel
Tu 10 May - ATHENS, Greece - choice of sightseeing tours: Athens & Acropolis or Byzantine Athens
We 11 May - ATHENS, Greece - free morning, optional tours in Athens, transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus
Th 12 May - GYTHION, Greece - choice of tours: Sparta & Mystra or a visit to the Dyros Cave
Fr 13 May - KATAKOLON, Greece - morning tour of ancient Olympia; afternoon cruising the Ionian Islands. Evening arrival in ITHACA, Greece
Sa 14 May - CORFU, Greece - choice of tours: Venetian or Byzantine Corfu. Then to
SARANDE, Albania - the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint
Su 15 May - DUBROVNIK, Croatia - cruising Kotor Bay in the morning, evening arrival and overnight.
Mo 16 May - DUBROVNIK, Croatia - morning tour featuring city walls, Baroque church of St Blaise, Cathedral and Rector's Palace. Optional afternoon tour of Cavtat and Croatian riviera
Tu 17 May - SPLIT, Croatia - city tour of Diocletian's Palace, Temple of Jupiter. Optional tour of Salona and Trogir
We 18 May - ZADAR, Croatia - sightseeing tour including old town and Roman Forum, now the site of Zadar's most beautiful churches
Th 19 May - RAVENNA, Italy - visit the superb church of San Vitale, famous for its Byzantine mosaics and the mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Fr 20 May - VENICE, Italy - disembark and transfer to hotel. Venice orientation tour, and exclusive visit to St Mark's in the evening.
Sa 21 May - VENICE, Italy - optional tours and free time in Venice
Su 22 May - VENICE, Italy - transfer to Venice airport for return flight