Three half-hour shows featuring:
A Music Lover’s Europe: For a totally different view of Europe, Rudy shows smart travelers how to organize a trip around a theme. Rudy discovers surprising and fresh takes on Europe as he sets out on a music lover’s tour. Winning, live performances by the Sicilian folk band Diascouri, and by Groupo Emiliano, a zany, classically-trained quartet from Emilia Romagna, are the backbone of this offbeat trip. But performance is just the start. Rudy visits folkdance groups in Sweden and Norway and delights in the classics in Italy and Austria. And everywhere, the music provides a backdrop for enthralling local scenery and engaging local stories.
Salzburg & the Lakes District, Austria: In musical Salzburg, we focus on Austria’s easy approach to life. We visit the city’s grand Cathedral, take a funicular up to Europe’s greatest medieval fortress, and shop along fine baroque streets reminiscent of Mozart’s time. We visit the house where the young Amadeus was born and where he composed his first masterpiece. Investigating the sumptuous palaces of Salzburg’s prince-archbishops, we discover some “secret” passions. Then we relax in Austria’s woodsy “Sound of Music” land, the Salzkammergut Lakes District. We soar high into the mountains to tour magical ice caves and then stroll little spa towns where Europe’s crowned heads once “took to the baths”.
Tips on best bargain for seeing lots of sights in a short amount of time.
Vienna & the Danube, Austria: Hapsburg palaces, coffee houses, Strauss waltzes…all symbolic of Vienna. Visiting elegant Schoenbrunn Palace, riding in carriages, sampling luscious apple strudel, and listening to Mozart concerts, we see that Austria’s capital still lives its elegant, proud past. We get a behind-the-scenes peek at how exquisite china is made at Augarten, Europe’s second oldest porcelain manufacturer. For a change from urban to countryside, we cruise down the Danube past vineyards and castles, stop at the dazzling Melk Abbey and we sample “new” wines – unique young varieties special to this part of the world.
Tips on where to experience Vienna’s hot new art scene.
Blu-ray Plus Combo Pack-
In addition to the Blu-ray disc, this combo pack also includes:
1. DVD version of the program(s) that you can play in your DVD player, vehicle or computer.
2. Digital copy of the program that you can download to your computer and/or transfer to your mobile devices.
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