As usual ever year, the Bregenzer Festspiele, the Opera Festival on the largest floating stage in the world proudly presents a beautiful work with renowned Operas, this time for the second year will play Madame Butterfly from Giacomo Puccini. Come with us to this magnificent piece of art, starting in Konstanz and enjoying the awesome Lake Constance. In three days, we want to show you the largest city on the Lake where in the XV Century was decided who would be the next catholic Pope, the wine region with exclusive wines like the Pinot Noir and an abbey dedicated to produce wines for centuries. We will also prepare you to the Opera bringing you on ambient in a Japanese restaurant and we will approach on a special ship directly to the floating stage. Come with EUROLATINO and live your classical adventure! If you don´t want to participate on the activities, we can offer you only the entrance to the performance. And if you want to take part partially on the tour, it is also possible, as well as adding other activities round the Lake Constance or transfers from/to the Zurich Airport.
DAY 2 (Wednesday, August 16) KONSTANZ – LINDAU – BREGENZ
Opera evening with Cio-Cio
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure to relax at the hotel, go in the city for a walk or shopping. In the afternoon we will offer you a Bodensee Lake Tour and a Wine Tasting. The Lake Constance region is internationally known for its wine variety. The region has been cultivating diverse grape varieties for more than 2000 years. The grape varieties Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Noir play a special role here. The exciting thing about the regional wines is that while they grow under the same climatic conditions as other grapes, they express their own unique flavors due to the different soils and the artistry of Lake Constance winemakers. The tour begins with a visit to Meersburg, where you visit the vineum bodensee, an interactive wine museum, where you can look forward to a rich and varied interactive exhibition: fragrance jars representing the wines from around Lake Constance, wine as a lifestyle medium, the Torkelshow presenting the historical working wine press dating back to 1607 and much more. We will continue to the Meersburg State Vineyard. The earliest historical documentation of viticulture in Meersburg dates back to 1210. Nowadays the winery cultivates Pinot Noir, Müller-Thurgau, White Burgundy, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Before we continue, we will have a wine tasting at the “State Wine Estate”. The next stop is Lindau. Upon arrival, short break to walk around and visit its small but fascinating old city, followed by dinner in a typical german restaurant. The journey continues with a special ship to Bregenz. Start your Festival evening with an aperitif on board “MS München”. We will take you directly to the Festival stage and return to the lake stage after enjoying the opera. The all-round carefree package: no traffic jams on arrival and no search for a parking space, instead you can enjoy the panoramic view over Lake Constance and see the lake stage from the distance. From Lindau we will get back to Konstanz with our bus. Overnight at the Constantia Hotel 3*** or similar. (B) (D)
DAY 3 (Thursday, August 16) KONSTANZ End of your classic experience
Breakfast at the hotel. You can have a late breakfast today. After a very intensive journey last day but rich on experiences, time to plan your coming back home or to extend your vacation in the region. Visit for instance the Salem Castle and Monastery where you can enjoy a selection of wines to taste. The tasting takes place during a guided tour through Salem Abbey’s wine cellar, monastery, dining room, cloister and church. The event is garnished with exciting stories about Salem wine culture.
We can also suggest you to go to the most visited Castle in Germany, the Neuschwanstein Castle, built by the King Louis of Baviera and inspiration to Walt Disney for his castle at the Disneyland Parks. If needed, we will take you to the airport in Zurich. We thank you very much for your trust in EUROLATINO. End of our services. (B)
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