May 18-31, 2018 Music Lover’s Tour of Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest

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Standing in front of Beethoven's grave in Vienna's Central Cemetery is a moving experience. You will see this on the trip.

Standing in front of Beethoven’s grave in Vienna’s Central Cemetery is a moving experience. You will see this on the trip.

Highlights

  • 4-star hotels
  • 4 days in Salzburg
  • 5 days in Vienna
  • 4 days in Budapest
  • Vienna State Opera House
  • Vienna’s Central and St. Mark’s Cemeteries (graves of Beethoven, Brahms, many others)
  • Two Mozart Museums: Birth House and Wohnhaus
  • “The Sound of Music” Tour in Salzburg
  • Many sites where “The Sound of Music” was filmed
  • Budapest State Opera
  • Hungarian Museum of Musical History
  • Vienna’s Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  • Walking tour of Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt
  • Tours of each city led by local guide

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Musical Tours to Vienna

The Alps just east of Salzburg. You will stand on the spot this photo was taken during the “Sound of Music” tour.

Performances

  • Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at Salzburg’s Marionette Theater
  • Choral Mass in the Salzburg Cathedral
  • Mozart concert and dinner at the Peterskeller in Salzburg
  • Johann Strauss, Jr’s “Die Fledermaus” at the Vienna Volksoper
  • Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein, program of Bach and Bruckner (4th Symphony)
  • Vienna Boys Choir performing at the Imperial Mass in the Imperial Chapel of Vienna’s Hofburg
  • Bartok’s Bluebird’s Castle at the Budapest State Opera House
  • Concert of Hungarian folk music and dance
  • Please read the “Information about the Performances on the Itinerary” on the Terms and Conditions page.

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Salzburg Cathedral. We'll attend mass here that includes an excellent choral performance.

Salzburg Cathedral. We’ll attend mass here that includes an excellent choral performance.

What’s Included in the Price

  • 13 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Transportation from Salzburg to Vienna and from Vienna to Budapest
  • Public transportation passes in Vienna and Budapest
  • Tickets to the performances listed above
  • Walking tours in each city led by local guides
  • All museum admissions listed in the itinerary
  • At least two meals a day (breakfast and lunch, or breakfast and dinner); drinks not included.
  • Hotel and restaurant gratuities
  • Maps of each city
  • David Nelson’s guidance and assistance at all times
  • Copious amounts of fun

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Vienna's Musikverein, one of the most historic concert halls in the world. We'll attend a concert there.

Vienna’s Musikverein, one of the most historic concert halls in the world. We’ll attend a concert there.

Itinerary

Note: This itinerary is subject to change.

A shorter itinerary, at a lesser price, is also possible by joining us in Salzburg and Vienna or in Vienna and Budapest. Contact In Mozart’s Footsteps for more details.

Travelers with In Mozart's Footsteps in front of Mozart's Birth House in Salzburg

Travelers with In Mozart’s Footsteps in front of Mozart’s Birth House in Salzburg

Thursday, May 17 – Travel

  • Fly to Europe (overnight if you are leaving from North America). You can also travel to Salzburg a day or so earlier. Just let David Nelson know and he can arrange for your room in the group hotel.

Friday, May 18 – Salzburg

  • Arrive in Salzburg
  • check into our hotel, relax, and begin to explore Salzburg
  • Group dinner

Saturday, May 19 – Salzburg

  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Group Lunch
  • Visit St. Sebastian’s Cemetery, burial site of Leopold and Konstanze Mozart
  • Group dinner
  • Attend Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at the Salzburg Marionette Theater
We will visit Mondsee Cathedral near Salzburg. This is where the wedding scene in "The Sound of Music" was filmed.

We will visit Mondsee Cathedral near Salzburg. This is where the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music” was filmed.

Sunday, May 20 – Salzburg

  • Attend mass in the Salzburg Cathedral; a guest choir will perform
  • Group lunch
  • Two Mozart Museums: the Birth House and Apartment
  • Dinner on your own

Monday, May 21 – Salzburg

  • Sound of Music Tour, seeing several picturesque sites, including a drive through the beautiful lake country east of Salzburg
  • Lunch on your own
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • Dinner Concert at Peterskeller. This is a delightful evening at the oldest restaurant in Europe and features a chamber orchestra and operatic arias by Mozar.

Tuesday, May 22 – Salzburg to Vienna

  • Take train from Salzburg to Vienna (about 3 hours)
  • Group lunch
  • Walking tour of central Vienna with a local guide
  • Group dinner
The courtyard to the Heligenstadt Testament Museum where Beethoven lived

The courtyard to the Heligenstadt Testament Museum where Beethoven lived

Wednesday, May 23 – Vienna

  • Haydn Museum
  • Strauss and Beethoven statues
  • Group lunch
  • Tour of the Vienna State Opera house
  • Dinner on your own
  • Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein. Program: a Bach Concerto and Bruckner’s 4th Symphony

Thursday, May 24 – Vienna

  • Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  • Imperial Library
  • Group Lunch
  • Schubert Birth House Museum and his childhood neighborhood
  • Late afternoon and dinner on your own
The Mozart monument in the approximate location of his grave site in Vienna's St. Marx Cemetery

The Mozart monument in the approximate location of his grave site in Vienna’s St. Marx Cemetery

Friday, May 25 – Vienna

  • Walking tour of Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt, where he spent several summers and realized he was deaf (Beethoven museum, several of Beethoven’s homes, lots more)
  • Group lunch
  • Optional visit to Mahler’s grave
  • Dinner on your own
  • Attend Johann Strauss, Jr’s “Die Fledermaus” at the Volksoper
In the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest, we will see this interesting desk with a built-in piano.

In the Franz Liszt Museum in Budapest, we will see this interesting desk with a built-in piano.

Saturday, May 26 – Vienna

  • Visit the Central and St. Marx Cemeteries (graves of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg; memorial to Mozart in the area of his unmarked grave.)
  • Group Lunch
  • Afternoon and Dinner on your own
  • Attend concert by the Concentus Musicus Wien in the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein, all Haydn program, including the “Farewell” Symphony

Sunday, May 27 – Vienna to Budapest

  • Attend Mass in the Imperial Chapel of the Hofburg with a performance of the Vienna Boys Choir
  • Travel from Vienna to Budapest, about 3 hours
  • Group Dinner in Budapest
Budapest's magnificent State Opera House

Budapest’s magnificent State Opera House

Monday, May 28 – Budapest

  • Tour of Budapest with a local guide
  • Group lunch
  • Optional walk through the main shopping district
  • Dinner on your own
  • Attend Bartok’s “Bluebird’s Castle” at the Budapest State Opera

Tuesday, May 29 – Budapest

  • Hungarian Museum of Music History
  • Matyas Church and Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Afternoon free
  • Group Dinner
  • Concert of Hungarian Folk Music and Dance
We will attend an evening of Hungarian Music and Dance.

We will attend an evening of Hungarian Music and Dance.

Wednesday, May 30 – Budapest

  • Franz Liszt Museum
  • Lunch on your own
  • Closing Dinner

Thursday, May 31 – travel

  • return to the U.S.

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Price

  • $3895 per person, double occupancy. Travelers have the option of a shorter trip, probably 9 nights, at a reduced cost. Contact In Mozart’s Footsteps for more information.
  • A guaranteed single room is available. The single supplement is $610.
  • For those traveling alone, you may be placed in a double room with another person of the same gender traveling alone. Depending on who signs up for the trip, you may be in a double or a single room, and will still pay the double-occupancy price. The only guaranteed single rooms are for those paying the single supplement.

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