The Lucerne Festival: September 5 - 14, 2018
The world’s foremost orchestras, conductors and soloists gather each year at Switzerland’s prestigious Lucerne Festival for a final chapter of the summer’s international festival season. The renowned acoustics of the contemporary state-of-the-art Concert Hall attract today’s most sought-after stars. As in recent years, we have been able to secure a limited number of tickets for a leisurely sojourn of eight nights at the charming and intimate Hotel des Balances, ideally located in the heart of the old town under the dramatic backdrop of the Swiss Alps. This will enable us to include SEVEN MAJOR CONCERTS representing the highlights of the 2018 European season for lovers of great orchestras. This year, we are able to include an irresistible schedule of two programs by the revered Vienna Philharmonic conducted by the Austrian maestro Franz Welser-Möst; two concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, both led by the dynamic Latvian Music Director Andris Nelsons; a pair of concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle; and a concert by London’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam conducted by their Italian Chief Conductor Daniele Gatti.
Our tickets and high-season rooms are at a premium and are expensive, but the quality and ambience of the Lucerne Festival are worthy of its superlative reputation as a connoisseur’s musical event. September is a perfect time to enjoy the magnificent mountainous scenery surrounding Lake Lucerne. Last year’s tour sold out very quickly.
Accommodations for eight nights with a generous Swiss buffet breakfast included at the Hotel des Balances. This four-star property is located in the historic city-center on the Reuss River with beautiful views of the Old Towne and the Alps. It is also within comfortable walking distance of our performances at the Concert Hall. The exterior façade is famous for its murals in the style of Hans Holbein, and the Restaurant Balances offers European and regional Swiss dining. The hotel’s friendly atmosphere and personal service will add immeasurably to our Lucerne experience.
Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)
Double Occupancy: $6,480
Single Occupancy: $7,460