May 20-28, 2020 Des Moines Symphony Tour

highlights performances what’s included itinerary price

This is a custom trip built for the Des Moines Symphony and designed for residents of the Des Moines, Iowa area. To register, please contact Cheryl Fleming of Legacy Tour & Travel. You can email her HERE or phone her at 515 576-5519.

If there are remaining spaces, anyone can join the trip. The date that registration will be open to all will be announced shortly.

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

Salzburg Cathedral. Near the entrance is the font where Mozart was baptized.

 

Highlights

  • 4-star hotels
  • 2 days in Salzburg
  • 5 days in Vienna
  • Lots of Beethoven sites for 2020, the 250th anniversary of his birth.
  • Mozart Birth House Museum in Salzburg
  • Vienna State Opera House
  • Vienna’s Central and St. Mark’s Cemeteries (graves of Beethoven, Brahms, many others)
  • Walking tour of Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt
  • Tours of each city led by local guides

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Performances

  • Mozart concert and dinner at the Peterskeller in Salzburg
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra concerts: Beethoven Symphonies 1,2,3, and Beethoven Symphonies 4,5
  • Piano Recital by Daniel Barenboim of Beethoven Sonatas
  • Concert of Schrammelmusik and Wiener Lieder, delightful Viennese folk music
  • Imperial Mass at the Hofburg Chapel, featuring the Vienna Boys Choir
  • Please read the “Information about the Performances on the Itinerary” on the Terms and Conditions page.

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What’s Included in the Price

  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Transportation from Salzburg to Vienna
  • Public transportation passes in Vienna (We’ll walk in Salzburg. It’s small!)
  • Tickets to the performances listed above
  • Walking tours in each city led by local guides
  • All museum admissions listed in the itinerary
  • The meals listed in the itinerary
  • 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 hear the Vienna Philharmonic perform Beethoven Symphonies 1,2,3,4,5 there.

Itinerary

Note: This itinerary is subject to change.

Wednesday, May 20 – Travel

  • Fly to Europe. 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.
  • Most flight itineraries will leave the U.S. on May 20 and arrive in Europe on May 21.

Thursday, May 21 – Salzburg (dinner)

  • Arrive in Salzburg
  • David Nelson will offer optional musical activities for those arriving in morning or early afternoon .
  • Group dinner
You can buy all sorts of  bottled spirits in Salzburg's open market.

You can buy all sorts of bottled spirits in Salzburg’s open market.

Friday, May 22 – Salzburg (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Group lunch
  • Mozart’s Birth House Museum
  • Some free time in the afternoon
  • Dinner/Concert featuring Mozart arias in Peterskeller, the oldest restaurant in Europe

Saturday, May 23 – Salzburg to Vienna (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Take train from Salzburg to Vienna in the morning
  • Group lunch
  • 3:30pm Vienna Philharmonic concert of Beethoven Symphonies 1,2,3
  • Group Dinner

Sunday, May 24 – Vienna (breakfast, lunch)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Imperial Mass in the Hofburg Chapel featuring the Vienna Boys Choir
  • Group lunch
  • Haydn Museum
  • Dinner on your own
  • Concert of Schrammelmusik and Wiener Lieder (Viennese Songs) at the Konzerthaus
Haydn's House, now a museum, in Vienna

Haydn’s House, now a museum, in Vienna

Monday, May 25 – Vienna (breakfast, lunch)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Walking tour of Central Vienna with a local guide
  • Group lunch
  • Beethoven Walk 1: Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze at the Secession, Theater an der Wien, Laimgrubengasse 22
  • Dinner on your own
  • OPTIONAL, attend Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Vienna State Opera. Tickets are available online.

Tuesday, May 26 – Vienna (breakfast, lunch)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Tour of the Vienna State Opera House
  • Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  • Group lunch
  • Beethoven Pasqualatihaus Museum
  • Dinner on your own
  • Piano Recital by Daniel Barenboim at the Musikverein
The well-known "golden" statue of Johann Strauss, Jr. in Vienna's Stadtpark.

The well-known “golden” statue of Johann Strauss, Jr. in Vienna’s Stadtpark.

Wednesday, May 27 – Vienna (breakfast, lunch)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Beethoven Walk 2: Heiligenstadt
  • Beethoven Museum
  • Group lunch
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • Dinner on your own
  • 7:30pm Vienna Philharmonic concert of Beethoven Symphonies 4,5 at the Musikverein

Thursday, May 28 – Travel (breakfast)

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • return to the U.S., see more of Vienna, or visit other cities in Europe

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Price

  • Registration for persons in the Des Moines area is handled through Cheryl Fleming of Legacy Tour & Travel. To sign up for the trip, please email her HERE or phone her at 515 576-5519.
  • If there are remaining spaces, anyone can join the trip. The date that registration will be open to all will be announced shortly. If you are not from the Des Moines area and wish to join the trip, please contact In Mozart’s Footsteps after the open registration date.

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