Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Intriguing Spain - a first itinerary for the 2013 PC Performance Tour with a special emphasis on music and Dominican traditions

Here is a first itinerary for the upcoming journey:

Day 1, Monday, May 20, 2013
Overnight group flight to Spain
Those choosing the air-land package will depart from Boston today.

Day 2, Tuesday, May 21
Benvenidos en Espanya
Meet your Incantato Tour Manager and bus driver at the airport, then embark on an orientation tour of Barcelona’s highlights prior to check-in at your hotel and a special welcome dinner.

Day 3, Wednesday, May 22
Barcelona sightseeing - Mass
Your guided tour of Spain‘s second largest city will include many highlights, but also retrace Dominican history. A special Mass featuring the PC choir is scheduled today, followed by free time for exploring.

Day 4, Thursday, May 23
Scenic Route to Modern Valencia
Bid farewell to Barcelona late this morning. You’ll experience a rapid change in scenery as you take the coastal highway to the artistic city of Valencia. Meet with students from the Conservatory and rehearse for tomorrow’s highlight performance.

Day 5, Friday, May 24
Valencia Sightseeing - Exchange Concert & Reception
Known as the city of Arts and Sciences, Valencia is also haven for musicians. Embark on a guided tour, followed by a second rehearsal at the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica de Valencia, followed by a special concert.

Day 6, Saturday, May 25
Ancient Cuenca & Concert
There is lots to see and do today as you explore the historical hilltop town of Cuenca in the La Mancha province. Learn more about the Dominican routes of this unique place, then presents a special concert tonight at one of three unique venues.

Day 7, Sunday, May 26
Dominican Mass - To Toledo
After participating in Sunday Mass, continue to Toledo - declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish, and Moorish cultures. Enjoy a guided tour and plenty of free time for exploring.

Day 8, Monday, May 27
Toledo in-depth & Concert
There is so much to see and do in beautiful Toledo. After a guided tour and recital at the magnificent Cathedral, your next concert will take place in the historical city center.

Day 9, Tuesday, May 28
Madrid sightseeing - Farewell performance & Dinner
Madrid is only a short drive away. After a guided tour of the capital city‘s highlights including the Gran Via, the PC ensembles prepare for a farewell performance at one of the city‘s stunning Dominican churches followed by a tapas farewell dinner.

Day 10, Wednesday, May 29
Flight back to Boston
Return home with memories to last a lifetime.

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