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Music in the Baltics with UBC's Nancy Hermiston

Surprise yourself on this trip to three fascinating Baltic cities. Join UBC Opera Ensemble Director Nancy Hermiston for a music-themed trip to Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn. We’ll focus on the grand sights in these three beautiful cities and enjoy performances, not just of professional performances, but also student concerts of the highest calibre and rehearsals of famous choir groups.

Enjoy a relaxed pace as we explore the three gorgeous cities. Vilnius is a Baroque beauty with a labyrinth of cobbled streets and a vibrant contemporary art scene. Riga is a delightful combination of flamboyant art nouveau and Gothic churches. Tallinn is splendidly photogenic; the walled city looks over the Baltic Sea and its medieval streets are lined with gabled merchants’ houses, churches, and classical buildings. We’ll spend one night in the countryside at an elegant country manor.

In each city we’ll have walking tours, visits to palaces and galleries, performances, and opportunities to learn about the rich history of music in the region. Nancy’s presentations add exclusive insights to the performances, composers, and musical history of the Baltics.

Hidden from most travellers for many years, these enchanting cities are amazingly different one from the other and each offers an altogether delightful surprise.

Performance Details to Date:

April 27, Vilnius: Ballet Triptych – an evening of one-act ballets
May 2, Riga: Balsis Choir Rehearsal
May 5, Tallinn: Estonian National Opera “La Traviata”

Please check in with us regularly for updates on the performance schedule. We expect to confirm performance details by September, 2018. Pending concert schedules, the dates of this tour may vary by a day or two. Please check with us before making any travel arrangements.
 
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Baltics | 12 days
Music

Dates:
Apr 26 - May 07, 2019
Cost:
C$5995 (Incl. $700 taxes, grat., and concert tickets)
Group Size:
Limited to 18 participants

Includes:

Airport transfers at destination for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodations based on double occupancy in listed hotels or similar, meals as indicated, all ground transportation as listed, Nancy’s pre-performance seminars, excursions as listed with experienced English-speaking local guides, all entrance fees, fully escorted by Nancy Hermiston. Taxes and gratuities of C$300 are included. Concert tickets at approx. C$400 are also included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Vilnius
Day 2: The Baroque city palaces and the ‘Gates of Dawn’
Day 3: A wealth of architecture in historical Kanaus
Day 4: The Hill of Crosses, the splendid palace of Rundāle
Day 5: Riga’s medieval streets; Gothic and Baroque churches
Day 6: Day at leisure in Riga
Day 7: Seaside villages outside of Riga
Day 8: Latvia's countryside and Malpils Manor
Day 9: Drive to Tallinn, stopping to visit seaside towns along the way
Day 10: Tallinn's Old Town
Day 11: The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, farewell dinner
Day 12: Depart Tallinn
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Your Tour Leader

UBC Opera Ensemble Director Nancy Hermiston’s operatic career has taken her throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The consummate opera expert, Nancy is as knowledgeable as she is congenial.

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Music Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions alumni UBC Travel Club

Baltics | 12 days
Music

Dates:
Apr 26 - May 07, 2019
Cost:
C$5995 (Incl. $700 taxes, grat., and concert tickets)
Group Size:
Limited to 18 participants

Includes:

Airport transfers at destination for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodations based on double occupancy in listed hotels or similar, meals as indicated, all ground transportation as listed, Nancy’s pre-performance seminars, excursions as listed with experienced English-speaking local guides, all entrance fees, fully escorted by Nancy Hermiston. Taxes and gratuities of C$300 are included. Concert tickets at approx. C$400 are also included.

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