The world’s foremost orchestras, conductors and soloists gather each year at Switzerland’s prestigious Lucerne Festivalfor a final chapter of the summer’s international festival season. The renowned acoustics of the contemporary state-of-the-art Concert Hallattract 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 nightsat 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; a pair of concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle; and a pair of concerts by the foremost Dutch orchestras – the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Our final concert will feature the Orchestre National de France.

Among the renowned soloists, we will hear pianists Evgeny Kissin and Murray Perahia; violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Vilde Frang; and opera stars Christine Goerke, Stuart Skelton, and Barbara Hannigan.

Our tickets and high-season rooms are at a premium and are expensive, but the quality and ambience of the Lucerne Festivalare worthy of its superlative reputation as a connoisseur’s musical event. September is a perfect time to enjoy the magnificent mountainous scenery surrounding Lake LucerneLast year’s tour sold out very quickly.   

Accommodations foreightnightswith a generousSwiss buffet breakfastincluded at theHotel des Balances. This four-star property is located in the historic city-center on theReuss Riverwith beautiful views of theOld Towneand the Alps. It is also within comfortable walking distance of our performances at theConcert Hall. The exterior façade is famous for its murals in the style of Hans Holbein, and theRestaurantBalancesoffers European and regional Swiss dining. The hotel’s friendly atmosphere and personal service will add immeasurably to our Lucerne experience.

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Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)

Double Occupancy: $6,640
Single Occupancy: $7,620