R. Crusoe Luxury Travel Blog


Spotlight on Vienna.

In the 1995 Richard Linklater film “Before Sunrise,” Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy flirt and philosophize as they wander the cobblestone streets of afterhours Vienna. The film essentially features the city of Vienna as a third main character.

We suggest you watch “Before Sunrise,” fall in love with Vienna, then allow R. Crusoe to start ... Read More >

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28 Jun 2018
Posted in Events & Coming Attractions, History, Music

Silent Night, wholly known.

Thinking about holiday travels? If so, you should know that the carol “Silent Night” made its debut in Austria 200 years ago this coming Christmas Eve. It was first performed by pastor-turned-lyricist Joseph Mohr and melodist Franz Xavier Gruber in the town of Oberndorf, north of Salzburg. Later, following a performance in Leipzig, ... Read More >

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A duet to remember.

Last winter, Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in its New Year’s celebration concerts. This was Maestro Dudamel’s debut conducting the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s concerts, making him the youngest conductor ever to have held this honor.

R. Crusoe & Son was thrilled to be asked to ... Read More >

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24 Jan 2017
Posted in Art, Culture, History, Music, Tidbits & trivia

A song in their hearts.

The year 2017 marks the 225th anniversary of “La Marseillaise,” the national anthem of France. It was first sung in Paris in 1792.

The song was composed by a French army captain, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, following the declaration of war between France and Austria in April 1792. De Lisle was stationed in Strasbourg ... Read More >

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16 Nov 2016
Posted in Art, Culture, Music, Special Offers

Wolfgang’s Salzburg

The lovely old city of Salzburg, Austria, was home to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Each January around the composer’s birthday, the city’s Mozarteum Foundation hosts Mozart Week, a festival of opera, orchestra and chamber concerts, and soloist recitals featuring outstanding musicians from around the world.

Book a journey to Salzburg for travel before 30 April ... Read More >

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23 Mar 2016
Posted in Art, Culture, History, Music, Travel with us

You are invited.

Here is an exclusive invitation for R. Crusoe & Son travelers: Join The Defiant Requiem Foundation’s journey to Prague, Terezín, and Vienna in September 2016. It promises to be a wonderful opportunity to learn about this remarkable organization, to explore several great European cities, and to enter the concentration camp at Terezín in ... Read More >

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4 Nov 2014
Posted in Culture, Music, Special Offers, Travel with us

Join us in Poland.

As an R. Crusoe traveler, you are cordially (and exclusively) invited to accompany patrons of Boston Baroque on a nine-day musical and cultural journey to Poland in the spring of 2015.

Boston Baroque is America’s first permanent Baroque orchestra. Fanfare Magazine calls it “one of the world’s premier period-instrument bands.” (For additional information about the ... Read More >

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5 Aug 2014
Posted in Culture, Music, Tidbits & trivia

Tango: a brief history.

Tango is the lifeblood of Argentina. But how much do you know about the dance?

The word “tango” actually refers to two distinct things: the music and the dance. There is much that is not known about the origins of either, though both are acknowledged to be native to Argentina.

As dance historian Christine Denniston explains ... Read More >

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30 Apr 2014
Posted in Culture, Music, Travel with us

CSO: Yours, on a silver platter

This autumn, Maestro Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians, and CSO patrons celebrate the Maestro’s 200th performance as Music Director of the CSO. And they’re inviting you to join in the festivities.

There is currently limited availability for Crusoe travelers to join CSO patrons on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

We follow the orchestra as they tour some ... Read More >

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23 Apr 2014
Posted in Music, News, Travel with us

Award-winning travel in Europe.

R. Crusoe & Son is thrilled to announce that our World-Class Classical Music Amid Natural Beauty & Manmade Wonders. A Hosted Journey to Lucerne & Berlin has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ninth annual 50 Tours of a Lifetime. It will be featured in the May 2014 issue.

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