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To pre-book and hold your spot for the Prague Music and Art Immersion October 2-11, 2020, pay a deposit of $250/person. This deposit will be refundable minus a $50 service fee until January 31st, 2020. Type of room is available on first come first serve basis and your deposit will automatically put you in the queue in the order received. Musician lineup, venues and other event details will be announced in January, 2020.

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Prague Immersion Overview

IGE Prague Immersion 2020 will reveal the hidden heart of Prague’s thriving cultural scene!

We’ve scoured Prague to secure an enchanting diversity of venues across the dreamlike city and identify the finest of local musical talent. As with Venice, Barcelona and Lisbon, we curate musical and artistic experiences with a mind to overarching synergistic impact.

Freshly remodeled in 2020, The Mosaic House hotel, our exceptional hotel headquarters, is ideally situated by Charles square and the iconic Charles bridge. In Prague, participants will witness once in a lifetime musical collaborations of IGE Musical Ambassadors with a broad range of multi-genre European All-Stars. Conceived as a cohesive multi-dimensional installation and crafted with our local friends and nonprofit partners, we’ll move from jazz hall to synagogue, rock theater to cathedral, chateau to vaudeville boat, disco to ancient pub.

Expect to engage with local friends through philanthropic programming as we together benefit partner charities. Immersion participants give, of course while having the times of their lives and earning a substantial tax deduction.

In Prague expect a highly limited participant capacity to retain the intimacy of the Immersive environment.

For Reference – 2019 Lisbon Immersion Itinerary

IGE Musical Ambassadors

Musical Ambassadors are the essence of IGE Music and Art Immersions. IGE honors Ambassadors for unusual commitment over careers to musical, educational and broader communities. These eminent master musicians embrace cross-cultural, multi-genre collaboration as they contribute to the dynamic synergism at the core of the Immersion experience. It is around Musical Ambassadors, against backdrops of historic Venice, magical Barcelona, phantasmal Lisbon, and now dreamlike Prague that Immersions coalesce and unfold. Ambassadors orchestrate Immersions as they perform in rehearsed and spontaneous ensembles.

Prague Immersion Packages Include:

ACCOMMODATIONS

10 days and 9 nights single or double accommodations and daily buffet breakfast at the Mosaic House hotel, IGE Prague headquarters. IGE occupies the entire property for the duration of the Immersion with few limitations on hours of operations or musical stylings. At the Mosaic, we will host ‘round the clock scheduled and impromptu performances. From the pull-out-the-stops catered first night concert, to afternoon and after hours sets, to our final evening catered musical extravaganza, the Mosaic is the epicenter for the musical collaborations unique to IGE Immersions

DINNERS, COCKTAILS, MUSIC AND ART

  • Arrival drinks and catered dinner at hotel Mosaic with local and Musical Ambassador performances.
  • Two additional catered group dinners TBA
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Final Evening Party, catered dinner and multi set concert extravaganza at the Mosaic.
  • Venues, Performance Schedule, and Participating Musicians TBA January, 2020.

– Airfare is not included in package price –

– Specific programming is subject to change –

— All included meals carefully cater to dietary preferences and restrictions—

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The Mosaic House

10 days and 9 nights single or double accommodations and daily buffet breakfast at the Mosaic House hotel, IGE Prague headquarters. IGE occupies the entire property for the duration of the Immersion. The Mosaic House, newly remodeled in 2020 from hotel/hostel to private room luxury hotel, is perfectly situated by Charles square and the iconic Charles bridge in the heart of medieval Prague. The Mosaic will be converted into an atmospheric event venue with a performance stage, cozy living room space and bar, ideal for the intercultural collaborations and philanthropic programming at the heart of the immersive experience.

The  Mosaic House

IGE occupies the entire Mosaic House for the duration of the Immersion. At the Mosaic, expect a broad range of scheduled and impromptu performances. From the catered first night welcome concert, to afternoon and after hours sets, to our final evening catered musical farewell, the Mosaic is the epicenter for the musical collaborations unique to IGE Immersions

 – Complete list of  venues will he added by January 2020 –

Musical ambassador line up for Prague Immersion will be announced January, 2020.

2020 Prague Music and Art Immersion Packages 

Prague immersion packages will go on sale to general public on February 1, 2020. Click HERE to pre-book and hold your spot with deposit of $250/person. This deposit will be refundable minus a $50 service fee until January 31st, 2020. Type of room is available on first come first serve basis and your deposit will automatically put you in the queue in the order received. All pre-book patrons will have the opportunity to buy a package before the public on sale. Musician lineup and other event details will be announced in January, 2020.

Room Type Cost Per Person
Standard Double with Queen Bed $3,950.00
Standard Double with Twin Beds $3,950.00
Superior Double Terrace Room with Queen Bed $5,250.00
Standard Single with Queen Bed $5,750.00
Penthouse with King Bed and Outdoor Deck  $7,500.00

Charitable Contribution:
Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) 509 (a)(2) Immersion Guests may claim a substantial charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid over its fair market value (FMV). IGE will provide documentation to Guests indicating your tax deductible donation to IGE

Our standard payment schedule:

Pre-book and hold your spot with a deposit of $250/person. This deposit is refundable minus a $50 service fee until January 31 2020. We expect to announce our preliminary lineup January, 2020. After lineup announcement, deposit holders will have until January 31, 2020 to make initial 50% payment of Trip Price (including deposit) per reservation, or request a deposit refund.

Type of room is available on a first come first serve basis and your deposit will automatically put you in the queue in the order received. The majority of twin and double rooms are largely identical. Singles may be paired with other singles in rooms with twin beds or pay a premium for single occupancy. There are 9 terrace rooms and two penthouses.

  1. 50% of Trip Price at booking (including deposit if paid)
  2. 75% of Trip Price by June 2nd, 2020
  3. 100% of Trip Price by July 2nd, 2020

Cancellation Policies:

1. On or before January 31, 2020 – 100% Deposit Return – $50.00 Service Fee per reservation
2. On or before March 1st, 2020 – Full Refund – $250.00 Service Fee per reservation
3. On or before April 2nd, 2020 – 75% Returned of 50% Trip Price
4. On or before May 2nd, 2020 – 50% Returned of 50% Trip Price
5. On or before June 1st, 2020 – 25% Returned of 50% Trip Price
6. On or before July 1st, 2020 – 50% Returned of 75% Trip Price
7. On or after July 3rd, 2020 – No refund

We strongly encourage all Immersion participants to take trip cancellation insurance including medical evacuation coverage immediately upon booking your trip and paying your first deposit to IGE. The policy should cover all air, current and future IGE payments. In addition to trip cancellation insurance, participants are strongly encouraged to add cancel for any reason to the policy. Although cancellations are infrequent, there have been past instances for which such insurance would have defrayed nonrefundable payments.

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           “An IGE immersion is like no musical excursion you will participate in. It’s incomparable to any vacation – becoming a community in a foreign land to appreciate culture, art and music is the way to get to know a city like you never can sightseeing alone. On Immersions you are simultaneously a traveller and at home with a group of common minded people.” – Paul Hoffman, Greensky Bluegrass

           “For me, the IGE immersion is truly unique. It’s not a gig, it’s not a vacation, it’s an opportunity to be who we are, among friends. Lovers of culture, of language, of food, of lifestyle. Its about special musical collaborations in sublime settings. It’s about sharing laughter and wonder and song in enchanting European locations. It’s about tuning in to the local vibe and rhythms and soaking them up. It’s less about performing music, and more about playing it out of joy, inspiration and gratitude fueled by the immersive experience.” – Keith Moseley, String Cheese Incident

           “The opportunity to see disparate artists join together in multiple formats, to watch their musical language at work, creating new harmonious wholes, was awe-inspiring.” – Zak Gordon

           “I had a fantastic time. I wasn’t sure what to expect but felt truly immersed–no other word truly applies–with my favorite music. I loved the venues you found and how the music was seamlessly integrated with the art and architecture around us. Some of the experiences (the Holly Bowling concert at MEAM comes to mind) were truly stunning. I also liked the ratio of group activities to free time for exploring.” – Wendy Gordon

           “Just as there was “Nothing like a Grateful Dead show”, there is nothing like the IGE experience. I’m still high from it and there will be lifelong memories and, I expect, ongoing relationships. Extremely well organized, seamlessly designed, thoughtful artists. A very classy operation. Folks were smiling even when it was rainy. Help was always nearby. AND THE MUSIC WAS TOPS!. – Barry Elkin

           “At first I was hesitant to attend this event as a solo. I’m forever grateful I made the leap and signed up. Less than 24 hours in – the experience had more than paid for itself. The warmth of the group, talent and graciousness of the musicians, and attentiveness of the staff combined to make for one of the best vacations I have ever taken.” – Reed Lewis

           “Thank you so much for the memories! May the Universe return to you the blessings you shared with us tenfold!” – Brenda Hann

           “I have been on more than my share of wonderful travels and adventures in my lifetime, but the trip to Barcelona was super duper extra Special! What a special experience to be a part of a living breathing music troupe coming together! The music and the people helped me reset myself vibrationally, and emotionally! – Alessandra Schwartz

           “Music, travel, friends. No other festival captures the intimacy and creativity of an Immersion. There’s just nothing else like it. This year’s immersion was equally mind-blowing as last year’s.” -Susi Bouse

“Mind-blowing is an understatement for what we experienced in Barcelona, on many levels. From the music, the architecture, the food, the people, the IGE staff & production crew who worked so hard to make it all happen & run smoothly….Barcelona was an exhilarating adventure that we’ll be talking about for a long time to come.” – Joel Tarantal 

           “An absolutely fabulous experience… We have been around the block a few times and I can say that in almost 50 years of listening to this music and being a part of this community, this was our finest experience ever.” – Ron and Lili Zweibaum

      “Unforgettable. The City of Venice – its people, history and culture – was beyond my wildest imagination. Our IGE hosts and fellow travelers were kind and wondrous. The musicians were bellissimo – in performance and in spirit. Living in the villa along the canal, I felt like a Venetian.”  – Michael Jon Samuels, Qello Concerts 

          “Hands down the best musical experience I’ve ever had. If there’s a heaven, it’s pretty close to being immersed for 10 days with great musicians in a beautiful setting, surrounded by friends old and new.” – Dave F.

“We had an amazing experience with IGE in Venice. The performances and friendliness of the unbelievably talented musicians and outstanding hospitality of the hosts exceeded our expectation. It was truly a memorable experience which we will always cherish.”  – Jason Eig Partner at Blank Rome LLP & his AWESOME wife Heather Eig

                         “Nothing beats immersing yourself in a beautiful city like Venice, surrounded by live music and kind folks – truly a unique travel experience!” – Melissa Herman 

              “Our trip was an incredible experience that approached was almost surreal with the level of camaraderie that we enjoyed with the artists and our fellow travelers. Friendships that will last our lifetime!” – Peter H.

“I just want to tell you that our time together in Venice was one of the best times of my life. I feel that I understand the concepts around immersion and flow as I never have before. I loved everything you did to make our time here transformative and engaging and crazy fun. And full of heart.”  – Vanessa

“Great Music, Great Venues, a well thought out program that blends music, local culture and a truly unique intimate experience with like minded music freaks- you won’t find this elsewhere.” – Todd Z.

“We had the time of our lives and became so fully immersed in music and art that our hearts were exuberant! This experience is like no other with musical talent and fellowship beyond compare.” – Emily S.

“After augmenting our Venetian Immersion with subsequent expeditions to Florence and Rome, we have finally safely, albeit somewhat sadly, arrived back home in Philadelphia. The abrupt difference in the view from our bedroom window this morning from weeks past was a rude awakening, to be sure, but we are indeed most grateful for the abundance of joyful memories from this excursion which replay so vividly in our nightly dreams, and which will no doubt continue to titillate our souls for time eternal.Our deepest and most humble thanks to everyone who participated in and made possible this most extraordinary and magical event.” – Tanto amore,  Stu and Maria

“Venice washed over me like a wave, and touched all the senses. We saw amazing art & were treated to fantastic music everyday we got to be with friends old & new, and what more could you ask for? Yes, Yes, Yes!” – Joel

“What a special way to explore a new place! I really loved settling in and getting to know my surroundings as well as spending time with new and old friends. The music was icing on the cake and a pleasure to be a part of!” – Jilian

“One of the peak experiences of my life, and I’ve had (more than) a few!” – Greg

FAQ

What Airport do I fly into in Prague?

Immersion participants fly into Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), a twenty minute taxi ride from Mosaic House hotel, IGE Prague headquarters. Participants will take taxis or UBER from the airport to the Mosaic.

What dates should I arrive and depart?

The Immersion begins Friday afternoon, October 2, 2020 and ends Sunday morning, October 11th, 2019.  Most flights from the United States, particularly from the west coast will depart on October 1, 2020 for an arrival on October 2, 2020. Check in on October 2nd is 3pm, Check out on October 11th is 12pm.

Can I arrive early or stay after the end of the Immersion at the Hotel Mosaic House?

Many guests elect to arrive early or stay later. All such reservations should be made directly with Hotel Mosaic House.

What is the capacity of an IGE Immersion?

Maximum capacity is approximately 150 participants to maintain the intimacy of the experience. 

What is the currency of the Czech Republic?

In Prague the currency is the Czech Koruna which is currently in the neighborhood of 26 czk to the US dollar.

Is the Immersion fully inclusive other than airfare and Prague ground transportation?

Immersions are largely, but not entirely inclusive. Guests enjoy a substantial daily breakfast at the hotel. In addition, a combination of four catered and restaurant meals are included. All concerts and musical performances are included as is participation in group adventures.

In addition to the Immersion participation fee, what other expenses can I expect?

During the Immersion, prepare to pay for nonincluded dinners, drinks and ground transportation, as well as your private activities and adventures. It would be reasonable to budget $500.00. 

Do included meals cater to all dietary choices and restrictions?

All meals, including daily breakfasts are designed to meet all dietary choices and restrictions.

Are all IGE concerts and performances exclusive to Immersion participants? How many performances can I expect?

The majority of performances are exclusive to IGE participants. Several larger concerts are held as benefits for partner nonprofits and you can expect local friends and supporters to turn out for these performances. Over the course of the Immersion, expect a score of performances including afternoon sets, nightly concerts, and after hours shows.

Can I attend the Immersion for a shorter period?

Given the purposeful cap on participant numbers, IGE guests typically attend the Immersion for the entire period. Immersion guests stay in the IGE headquarters hotel. Certainly, participants are welcome to come for as long as they wish, though no discounts are offered for shorter stays.

How does IGE select venues and what types of venues can I expect?

Immersion venues span the city and lie at the heart of the immersive experience. Venues are selected in partnership with local artist and nonprofit communities with intimate knowledge of the city. Over the two to three years of Immersion development, location teams explore scores of potential venues, many of which are available only to IGE as a nonprofit partner of local charities.

How much of the Immersion city will I visit through IGE concerts, events and outings?

IGE participants experience Immersion cities in profound insider fashion rather than superficially as do most tourists. Venue selection, performance arrangement and group adventures are structured as an arc and crafted to reveal the Immersion city in manners no other visitor can experience.  

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