Bratislava & Csipero Festivals

June 30 - July 13, 2018: Two music festivals in the heart of Central Europe

This unique tour combines two outstanding music festivals in Central Europe: the Bratislava International Youth Music Festival and the Csipero Festival.

The Bratislava International Youth Music Festical invites musically inclined people from around the world to contribute their talents in the following categories: children and youth orchestras, vocal ensembles, traditional music, folk music, brass and string orchestras, or a combination of both vocal and instrumental choirs. Groups may participate in a competitive or non-competitive setting. The goal of this summer festival is simply to bring together talented musicians from around the world in an effort that will prove mutually beneficial to all. This unique musical and cultural experience is sure to inspire musicians as they perform and learn together in Bratislava - the city of dreams.

Csipero Festival is organized in Kecskemét in every even-numbered year. Since its founding in 1990, it has become one of the biggest youth gatherings in Hungary. The city centre comes to life as a huge central stage is set up near City Hall. Hundreds of young people attend the festival. During the day, international participants continuously perform pieces from their countries, on the stage and in other parts of the square. Musicians and artists from around the globe have the opportunity to meet, perform, share culture, and get to know each other.

The combined tour of both festivals takes place June 30 to July 13, 2018. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

Itinerary Options

  • Kecskemét opening ceremony with concerts
  • Concert performance on the main square
  • Visit Kecskemét Town Hall
  • Bathing at Kecskemét Beach
  • Dancehouse
  • Visit a Mercedes factory
  • Dragon boat competition
  • Visit the puszta with horse show and typical Hungarian lunch
  • Bratislava festival performance
  • Walking tour of Bratislava
  • Secular concert
  • Church concert
  • Day trip to Vienna
  • Concert performance in Budapest
  • Guided tour of Budapest
  • Excursion to the Danube Bend
  • Visit one of Budapest's thermal baths
  • Spectacular farewell dinner cruise on the Danube

Tour Fee Includes

  • Round-trip transportation
  • All overnight stays in hotels
  • Breakfast and Supper daily
  • Guided sightseeing and city tours as per itinerary
  • Overnight security at the hotel
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