Dr. Dean Anderson and Dr. Ariel Quintana welcome musicians from their ensembles to this one-of-a-kind performance tour cruise experiences.

Springtime 2023: Concert Cruise & LSU Student Tour

  • Destinations

    You’ll travel or cruise along the Rhine river from Strasbourg, France 🇫🇷 through castle-dotted Germany 🇩🇪 and conclude the journey in the Netherlands 🇳🇱.

  • Saturday March 25/ Sunday March 26

    Departure Days

    There are two departure days for the 2023 Springtime concert cruise and LSU bus tour alongside: Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26, 2023.

    Departure is from LAX and arrival is Frankfurt, Germany.

    Those confirmed on the Paris-Pre-Tour depart Thursday, March 23 and arrive in Paris, March 24.

  • Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27

    Frankfurt to Strasbourg

    Air-Land travelers arrive at Frankfurt airport and transfer by bus to Strasbourg.

    Upon arrival at Frankfurt airport, each group will be met by a local Inside Europe host.

    Each group will have time to sightsee and explore Strasbourg, France. 

    The hotel for the overnight on Sunday, March 26 is the Voco Strasbourg.

    The cruise starts on Monday, March 27 in Strasbourg and ends on Saturday, April 1, 2023 in Amsterdam.

    The LSU student bus tour hotel on Monday, March 27 is the Ibis Centre Historique Strasbourg.

  • Tuesday, March 28 through Thursday, March 30

    Germany Highlights

    All travelers experience the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley with stops in Speyer, Rüdesheim, Boppard and Cologne.

    Concerts are confirmed in Speyer (3/28) and Boppard (3/39) for everyone.

    The LSU student choir directed by Dr. Quintana and all performers traveling with Dr. Anderson’s orchestra will also present a concert in Bonn on Thursday, March 30, at the American Protestant Church.

    LSU students on the bus tour overnight at hotels in Speyer, Boppard and Bonn/Cologne.

  • Friday, March 31


    All Springtime travelers continue to the Netherlands. and visit Amsterdam and Utrecht as their final destinations. There will be time for sightseeing with expert local guides and exploring. A final concert is being planned in the Netherlands for Saturday, April 1 (not kidding).

  • Saturday, April 1

    Amsterdam + Utrecht - Cruise disembarkation - Farewell Concert & Dinner

    All travelers are in Amsterdam today.

    The final concert’s scheduled to take place in Amsterdam or Utrecht.

    The cruise travelers disembark the MS LaFayette and after spending the day in the city, they check into the Crowne Plaza Utrecht for the next two nights.

    A farewell dinner is also scheduled for tonight where all travelers come together after the final tour concert.

    The LSU bus students stay in a Dutch hotel on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.

  • Sunday, April 2 & Monday, April 3

    Departure from Amsterdam

    LSU bus tour students return from Amsterdam on Sunday, April 2, the cruise group Air-Land travelers return on Monday, April 3 to LAX.

Springtime Concert Cruise 2023 Detailed Day-by-Day Itinerary

Here's a closer look at the daily itinerary with all concert confirmations and information concerning sightseeing. This itinerary will be further updates and turns into an app, too.

  • Sandra, Ted, and the Incantato/Inside Europe family. Thank you so much for the wonderful choir tour that you planned for us. Karen and I had a most wonderful time. The river cruise was incredible - beautiful ship, fantastic crew, and the food!! We are still in a food coma. Singing in those amazing places, especially Melk Abbey, was quite an experience as well. Again, thank you for setting those up for us. I also want to add a special thank you for answering my questions to help Karen and I enjoy the extra "before and after" days. We truly had one of the best vacations of our married life. Hopefully this won't be the last choir tour we do with you!!!! Thanks again for everything!!!

    Tim Hodgin