10 Upcoming Events Worth a Trip to Europe
November 7, 2014
Events Worth a Trip to Europe: Cool, crisp air heralds the fall/winter travel season and with it fewer tourists, great values and opportunities to venture beyond the traditional sights in the great cities of Europe. See below for inspiring events and activities worth traveling for.
Fill your travel itinerary in November with new productions of Tosca
at the Opera Bastille in Paris, Simon Boccanegra
at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, and Khovanshchina
at the Vienna State Opera or other opera and ballet performances
in Europe, that are sure to sell out.
Fall Fairs & Festivals
In Paris, galleries from 35 countries will display work at the Photo Fair
at the Grand Palais from Nov. 13 to 16 (www.parisphoto.com/paris). In Prague, hear classical music, jazz, and world music in venues throughout the city during the Strings of Autumn
festival through Nov. 12 (www.strunypodzimu.cz).
See The Nutcracker
performed by one of the renowned ballet companies in Europe, such as London's Royal Ballet or Corpo di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Also, check out holiday concerts
from the Christmas Carol Sing-Along
in London to a concert of works by Bach in Paris.
Kick off 2015 at the Imperial Ball at the Hofburg Palace
in Vienna. Or, spend New Year's Eve in an opera house: Semperoper in Dresden will present Die Fledermaus
and the Palais Garnier in Paris will present the ballet La Source
on New Year's Eve.
Experience the Northern Lights
and winter landscapes in Tromsø, Norway. While in Scandinavia, stay at the beautiful, yet ephemeral ICEHOTEL
, featuring works by artists from around the world and constructed from 30,000 tons of snow and ice.