Dertour has launched a brochure for its new ‘Sea & Music’ cruise of the Baltic Sea for 2010 featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Julie Craig, managing director for Dertour said:“Agents may think of Dertour just for Germany and our river cruise product, however we are thrilled to offer them something particularly appealing to clients with a special interest in orchestral music and larger ship cruising to Baltic destinations. This product will offer guests unrivalled access to one of the world’s top orchestras.”

The cruise follows a similar product Dertour ran in 2008. The dates this one will run are between 7th and 17th of July 2010 and its itinerary includes Kiel, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Kaliningrad.

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s conductors will be Valery Gergiev and Christian Thielemann, and will feature soloist performances by pianist Rudolf Buchbinder and soprano Ildiko Raimondi.

Highlights will include three concerts – one in St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre; the second in Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall and the final one in Kaliningrad, which was the birthplace of the German composer and conductor, Otto Nicolai, who founded the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Classical music’s rising star, Christian Thieleman will be conducting works by Nicolai and Beethoven to mark this occasion.

Prices start from £2,679 per person to include 10 nights’ onboard accommodation on the four-star ‘Mein Schiff’ (onboard facilities include swimming pool, luxury spa and fitness centre, shops, casino etc). The price includes return flights with British Airways from Heathrow to Hamburg, transfer to/from ship, ten nights full board accommodation, all gratuities, port taxes and visas for onshore visits to concerts, or as part of an organised excursion. Based on two people sharing.

Included musical highlights are as follows: three onshore gala concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in St Petersburg, Helsinki and Kaliningrad; two additional onshore concerts in Tallinn and Stockholm; four chamber music concerts by ensembles of the VPO on board; autograph session; onboard lecture by Prof. Dr Clemens Hellsberg and transport to and from all onshore concerts plus access to occasional rehearsals of the full Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra onboard.

For more information agents should contact DERTOUR on 0207 290 1111, or go to

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