Music Lover’s Tour of Prague and Leipzig, June 4-15, 2024

Our June, 2024 tour of Prague and Leipzig will be full of great performances, fascinating musical history, great culture, delicious meals, and free time for you to explore these cities on your own. The week in Leipzig is during Bachfest, an international festival featuring some of the world’s finest Baroque performers. We have tickets to outstanding concerts featuring musicians such as John Eliot Gardiner and Ton Koopman.

Prior to our arrival in Leipzig, we will spend four days exploring Prague, its history, and its music. Our musical schedule includes two operas–including “The Magic Flute” in a theater where Mozart performed–and a private lecture by one of the preeminent Dvorak scholars.

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Charles Bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague

Highlights of the Trip

  • 4 days in Prague
  • 7 days in Leipzig
  • Prague’s Estates Theater (where Mozart performed) and the Prague State Opera House
  • Prague’s Castle St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Three music museums in Leipzig: Bach Museum, Mendelssohn House and Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments
  • Two churches where Bach performed and worked: St. Thomas Church and St. Nicholas Church
  • Two day trips from Leipzig
    • Dresden. We’ll see how the city has been restored to its pre-WWII glory and visit the Semper Opera House
    • Halle. The Handel Birthplace Museum is wonderful, and we’ll also visit the church where he was baptized.
  • Tours by local guides in both cities

Prague’s Estates Theater, where Mozart performed, “Don Giovanni” was premiered, and where the concert scenes in “Amadeus” were filmed. We’ll see “The Magic Flute” here.


  • Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Prague’s Estates Theater
  • Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Prague State Opera House
  • Cantata concerts in Leipzig’s St. Nicholas Church, led by John Eliot Gardiner and Ton Koopman
  • Concert in St. Thomas Church by the Bethlehem Bach Choir of Pennsylvania
  • Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra concert in the Gewandhaus, featuring Bruckner’s 5th Symphony
  • “The Apocalypse Opera” which has been called “the opera that Bach never wrote” and is based on themes from his music
  • Terry Riley’s “In C” (not Baroque, but a fascinating musical experience!)
  • Concert, “The Winter’s Journey from Vienna to Leipzig” Music of Schubert and Bach, including adaptations
  • Optional Concerts – there are many additional concerts that you can attend on your own, some are
    • Gewandhaus Orchestra, music of Grieg, Mozart, Reinecke
    • Bach’s St. John Passion at the St. Thomas Church
    • Bach’s Partitas and Sonatas for solo violin
    • and many more
    • information about these concerts will be sent upon registration for the tour.

A group photo in front of Bach’s statue in Leipzig.


  • Tuesday, June 4, arrival day in Prague, opening dinner
    • Some people like to arrive a day or so early. Dr. Nelson can arrange hotel rooms for you.
  • Tuesday, June 4 – Friday, June 7, Prague, four nights
  • Saturday, June 8, travel from Prague to Leipzig in a nice train (we have 1st class tickets)
  • Saturday, June 8 – Friday, June 14, Leipzig, seven nights
  • Saturday, June 15, travel day
    • If you would like to stay a day or so after the trip, Dr. Nelson can arrange hotel rooms

Auerbachskeller Restaurant, one of Leipzig’s most famous locations. Goethe wrote about it in “Faust”. We will have a meal here.

Leipzig-Only Option

  • For travelers who only wish to join us for the seven days in Leipzig, a Leipzig-only option is available.
  • You would arrive in Leipzig on Saturday, June 8 and depart from Leipzig on Sunday, June 15
  • This option is primarily offered to those who have previously visited Prague with In Mozart’s Footsteps, although we have had many people visit Prague on two different trips with us. You do not have to be a past traveler with In Mozart’s Footsteps to do the Leipzig-only option.

The beautiful pastel-colored fronts in the St. Nicholas Church

Included in the Price

  • 11 nights in 4-star hotels, the hotel in Leipzig is especially lovely
  • Transportation from Prague to Leipzig
  • Public transportation passes in both cities
  • Good tickets to the performances listed above
  • Walking tours in each city led by local guides
  • All museum admissions listed in the itinerary
  • Two meals a day (breakfast and lunch, or breakfast and dinner)
  • Group lunches and dinners will include water and one drink per person: beer, wine, bottled water, soft drink. Subsequent drinks can be ordered and paid for individually. No refunds if a drink is not ordered, sorry!
  • Hotel and restaurant gratuities
  • Maps of each city
  • David Nelson’s guidance and assistance at all times
  • Copious amounts of fun

Bach’s grave near the alter of Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church, where the great composer performed many times. We’ll hear a concert here.


  • $4,675 per person for the 11-day trip, double occupancy. $5,625 per person for the 11-day trip, in a single room. This is a lower single-room price that was originally listed.
  • $2,975 per person for the seven days in Leipzig, double occupancy. $3,615 per person for the seven days in Leipzig, in a single room. This is a lower single-room price that was originally listed.
  • For those traveling alone, you may be placed in a double room with another person of the same gender who is also traveling alone. Depending on who signs up for the trip, you may be in a double or a single room, and will still pay the double-occupancy price. The only guaranteed single rooms are for those paying the single-room rate.

Terms and Conditions

  • $500 is due upon registration
  • The balance is due by April 1.
  • After April 10, all payments made become non-refundable.

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