Enescu Festival and Opera in Bucharest

Famous Royal Peles Castle, Sinaia
Famous Royal Peles Castle, Sinaia
National Opera House
National Opera House
George Enescu Museum
George Enescu Museum
Dambovita River
Dambovita River
Town of Sinaia
Town of Sinaia

The capital of Romania, Bucharest, is still relatively little-visited, but our tour of this striking city will show us just how worth the trip it really is. Indulge in delicious regional gastronomy, experience the culture with a folk dancing performance, and explore the fascinating collections at some of the area’s most impressive museums.

See the exhibits housed within the Museum of the Romanian Peasant before touring the George Enescu Museum. Take a guided walking tour of Bucharest and discover its many sights, take in a recital at the Romanian Athenaeum - a landmark concert hall, and get lost in the history to be uncovered here. We will also enjoy some stunning performances at glorious venues, from opera houses to concert halls. The unforgettable encounters that await us in beautiful Bucharest will reveal the beating heart of its performing arts scene, and we spend ample time here soaking it all up.

  • Enjoy an introductory talk with a guest singer
  • Tickets to events at the festival
  • A picturesque visit to Peles Castle, former home of the Romanian royal family
  • Be treated to a very special private recital at the Enescu Memorial House Museum

Themes

  • Cultural Excursion

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • All Inclusive

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

On arrival into Bucharest we transfer to our hotel, where dinner is accompanied by a singer, who gives us a cultural introduction to Romania.
Hotel: Concorde Old Bucharest, Bucharest
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

Our day begins with a lecture and then we depart on foot for a tour of Bucharest, where we see examples of traditional architecture. After dinner, we enjoy a performance of the Enescu Symphony number 3 and the Tchaikovsky Violin concerto at the Grand Palace Hall.
Performance: Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Grand Palace Hall
Hotel: Concorde Old Bucharest, Bucharest
Meals: All meals included

Day 3

The Museum of the Romanian Peasant awaits, home to artefacts that showcase everyday peasant life. We visit the George Enescu Museum, home to exhibits on the musician’s life. After lunch, we visit the Romanian Athenaeum, opened in 1888, for a recital. Dinner is at a restaurant in the city.
Performance: Orchestre Nationale de Lille – Romanian Athenaeum
Hotel: Concorde Old Bucharest, Bucharest
Meals: All meals included

 

Day 4

We visit the Enescu Memorial House in Sinaia, where we enjoy a private recital. We have lunch at a local restaurant, accompanied by folk dancing. Next, we visit Peles Castle and walk around Sinaia. We then return to Bucharest.
Hotel: Concorde Old Bucharest, Bucharest
Meals: All meals included

Day 5

A morning at leisure awaits us today and after lunch in the city, we attend the Romanian Athenaeum for a performance. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner, which will allow us to toast this wonderful holiday.
Performance: Camerata Salzburg – Romanian Athenaeum
Hotel: Concorde Old Bucharest, Bucharest
Meals: All meals included

Day 6

The tour ends after breakfast.
Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - Most meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  6. Hotels
  7. Opera Tickets - Entry to all performances in the program. We request the seats in the centre stalls as these offer the best view although seats in boxes are usually more expensive. There is no guarantee that we will get the seats requested as availability is often limited. Where it is possible to avoid boxes as an alternative we will, but in some cases it may be the only option.

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2019 Tour Details

Mon 16th September - Sat 21st September

Available

$3,975

without flights

sgl supp: $595

ZME19A

Led By: Dr Adriana Festeu

Guide Lecturer

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