Music Lovers, Listen Up!


A&M Tours is proud to present:

a series of wonderful Opera and Classical Music Seminars 

in major German Cities, like Berlin, Cologne, 

Duesseldorf, Leipzig, Munich, and Dresden! 



Please see a sample itinerary below for our: Berlin- Destination Music! Program and remember, this is just one of many wonderful program ideas and opportunities that we can produce for you!



With three internationally known Opera houses (pictured here is the Staatsoper under den Linden) and eight symphony orchestras, Berlin is certainly one of the most amazing cultural metropolises in this world. International stars such as Daniel Barenboim, musical Director of the Staatsoper unter den Linden or Sir Simon Rattle, the conductor of the magnificent Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra have made Berlin their home and are major players in the city´s music scene. 

In this six night program we will delve down deep into Berlin´s music scene, talking to experts in their field and studying three amazing performances.

In addition, the program is rounded off by a day excursion to neighboring Potsdam with a guided visit of Sanssouci Castle. 

Day 0: Leave USA and fly to Berlin, Germany 

Day 1: Arrival in Berlin, taxi transfer to Hotel. Get settled in and meet your A&M Tours music expert for a short orientation walk, a welcome meeting, and Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant 

(Dinner (D) included)


Day 2: This morning we lay the foundation for our music seminar by having our Tour Director, a University trained musicologist, give you a presentation of the three musical performances you will see in the course of your week´s stay in Berlin. 

After Lunch at a local Restaurant, enjoy an extensive city bus tour with an A&M expert that will take you to all the important sights and places in Berlin, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Unter den Linden Boulevard, famous Kurfuestendamm, to the remains of the Berlin Wall and much much more. 

In the evening, attend your first Musical performance (Opera or concert) 

(B, L) 


Day 3: On your excursion to Potsdam on Day 5, you will hear that Frederick the Great was a very skillful flute player and that he supported musicians throughout his life. This morning Prussia´s musical cultural heritage will come alive as you enjoy your guided tour through the Museum of Musical Instruments in Berlin. Here you will not only see the flute collection of Frederick the Great, but also the harpsichord that Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, son of Johan Sebastian, played when he performed the chamber music concerts with the Prussian King in Sanssouci Castle. One of the oldest collections in Berlin, the Museum of Musical Instruments has about 3000 objects on display among them a “Mighty Wurlitzer Organ” from 1929. 

This afternoon we will not only experience the Opera as a magnificent art form, but also as a place where craftsmanship and hard work are combined. We'll look behind the glamour and observe how Opera in Berlin is REALLY made!  Our A&M expert, a Dramaturg at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, will guide us through “her house”. She will bring us to some of the workshops and with a little bit of luck we will also have a chance to spend some time onstage in Berlin´s largest opera house. 

In the evening we will attend our second musical performance in this wonderful city (Opera or Concert) 

(B) 


Day 4: This morning, attend a fascinating lecture by an A&M Expert: A Celebration of Germany's Cultural Life!

As anyone who has ever visited Germany knows, the country’s cultural life is of legendary proportions. Although only half the size of our state of Texas, Europe’s most populous nation boasts 130 professional orchestras, 820 theaters and 6200 museums! Because most of Germany’s cultural scene is funded by tax revenues, the recent financial and economic crisis has proven challenging to the country’s cultural politics. Join our Expert for a discussion of this remarkable situation. 

After Lunch, enjoy a private visit of the home of the world famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonie, where you (with a little bit of luck) will be able to attend your third performance in Berlin this evening. 

(B,L)


Day 5: No visit to Germany would be complete without an excursion to magnificent Potsdam! We will visit this enchanting city with our IST expert and private bus. In the morning our expert will guide you through Sanssouci Castle, the summer home of King Frederick the Great of Prussia. After a short Lunch break in the enchanting Dutch Quarter of Potsdam, you will visit a place which historical importance is most interesting: Cecilienhof Castle, where in the summer of 1945 the Potsdam Conference took place. Enjoy your evening in Berlin by exploring the countless cultural possibilities of Berlin on your own or use the time to do some more sightseeing or shopping. 

(B, L)


Day 6: This morning you will study the fascinating topic of “Music in Art” by being guided through the famous Gemäldegalerie, Germany´s pendant to the Louvre in Paris. This Museum houses countless paintings from the Old Masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio and many others. Afterwards enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own before you will meet your tour director again in the evening for a delicious Farewell Dinner at a local Restaurant.

(B,D)


Day 7: Taxi Transfer to Airport and Departure 

(B) 


(B)= Breakfast 

(L)= Lunch 

(D)= Dinner


Don't forget: This is just a sample Itinerary! A&M Tours can change and alter it according to your wishes! We can also add excursions to Dresden (with a visit to the Semper Oper) and Leipzig (with a focus on Johann Sebastian Bach) and Halle (birthplace of Haendel)! 

Contact us and let us work our magic for you!