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Important tour information & cost
Passports: A copy of the photo page of each traveler’s passport is due by February 1st. (If you were on the CMS 2016 Tour and that passport remains valid, you do not need to submit an additional copy.)
REMINDER: Your passport cannot expire within 3 months of use; i.e., within 3 months of the date you return to the United States.
Trip Insurance A complete description of the MCI Travel Protection Plan for trip insurance and the mandatory enrollment/waiver form will be emailed to you.
—Main Tour including flight = $4,200* (per person/double occupancy)
—Main Tour + Post Tour including flight = $5,700* (per person/double occupancy)
*An estimate of the cost of airline taxes and fuel surcharges is included in this price; once those final costs are determined, the final payment will be adjusted accordingly, up or down. In addition, prices are based on bus occupancy of 45 per bus and will be adjusted upward if enrollment is below that threshold.
—Main Tour Land Only = $3,000 (per person/double occupancy)
—Main Tour + Post Tour Land Only= $4,500 (per person/double occupancy)
Notes: Single room supplemental costs:
—Main Tour = $492
—Post Tour = $375
Schedule of Payments We will distribute the payment schedule with the remaining specific amounts and due dates very shortly. For now, we can tell you that the due dates are as follows: First payment ($250) due September 11, 2017; second payment due October 30, 2017; third payment due February 5, 2018; final payment due May 21, 2018.
Payments will be collected at the CMS rehearsals matching the deadline dates listed above. (Exception: we will begin collecting the $250 deposits at the tour meetings on September 5 with the final collection, especially for new singers, on September 11.) All non-singers and those singers who will not be present at those rehearsals should mail their checks to arrive by those dates. Please see mailing instructions below.
All checks must be made payable to: Chicago Master Singers
Checks may be mailed to:
PO Box 1503
Barrington, IL 60011-1503
ALL questions are welcome—please email Margaret at email@example.com or call her at 847-382-2258.
A History of CMS European tours
1993: Germany and Austria: Munich, Neuschwanstein, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Oberammergau
1996: England: Salisbury, Worchester, Bristol, Wells, Bath, Cardiff, Cotswolds (Stow on the Wold et al.), Oxford, Coventry, Ely, Canterbury, Dover, London
1998: Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary: Prague, Kutna Hora, Tabor, Česke Budjovice, St. Florian, Vienna, Esztergom, Szentendre, Budapest
2000: France, Switzerland, Austria: Paris, Chartres, Reims, Strasbourg, Zurich, Lucerne, Vaduz, Innsbruck
2002: Italy: Rome, Orvieto, Siena, Florence (Montecatini), Pisa, Padua, Venice, Stroppari, Bergamo, Milan
2004: Czech Republic, Germany: Prague, Terezin, Dresden, Leipzig, Wittenberg, Berlin, Potsdam
2006: Poland: Warsaw, Poznan, Gniezno, Wrocław, Auschwitz/Birkenau, Krakow, Zakopane
2008: Provence: Arles, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Gordes, Senanque Abbey, Roussillon, Uzès, Les Baux, St-Remy, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence
2010: Germany: Heidelberg, Rüdesheim, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Bamberg, Rothenburg, Wieskirche, Neuschwanstein, Munich
2012: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia: Vilnius, Trakai, Rundale Palace, Riga, Pärnu, Tallinn, Narva, St. Petersburg
2014: Austria, Slovenia: Salzburg, Burg Hochosterwitz Lake Bled, Poreč, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Ptuj, Maribor
2016: Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Germany: Amsterdam, Delft, Haarlem, Maastricht,Trier, Metz, Aachen, Köln
Complete the form below and submit. Your deposit of $250/person is due by September 11, 2017 .