Tours coming up in 2014
Besides what we mention below, in September we are planning a tour to Krakow and then traveling east across the border to Lviv and then onto Kiev, as well as a long weekend in Bucharest in October, as it is fast regaining its place among the elegant capitals of Europe. Please write in and let us know if any of the above appeals.
1914: PRAGUE & FRANZ FERDINAND: 1–4 May
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, and a new opera production by the celebrated American theatre director Robert Wilson will be premiering in Prague. We have reserved tickets and designed a weekend tour around it. This opera/cabaret juxtaposes the Good Soldier Švejk, an important Czech comic novel with an ironic insight into the absurdity of war, with Karl Kraus’s satirical anti-war play The Last Days of Mankind.
We plan to explore Prague of this period by staying in an Art Nouveau hotel (3 nights), visiting a private Adolf Loos apartment for drinks and seeing the newly re-opened Cubist Museum and the new Decorative Arts display at the contemporary Municipal House. We will leave Prague to visit Franz Ferdinand’s much-beloved hunting lodge at Konopiste and also the home of Karl Kraus’s society lover nearby. On another day we will visit the Chotek family house where they married in the north and have a wonderful private lunch in a resuscitated private castle. Cost tbc. Please email to register your interest
SKOPJE AND KOSOVO: 9-14 June
This journey through part of Macedonia and neighbouring Kosovo should prove fascinating to those who are interested in fine Byzantine art, the Ottoman Empire and modern day megalomania.
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