May 30-June 8, 2020 Music Lover’s Tour to Salzburg and Vienna

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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.

Highlights

  • 4-star hotels
  • 4 days in Salzburg
  • 5 days in Vienna
  • Vienna State Opera House
  • Vienna’s Central and St. Mark’s Cemeteries (graves of Beethoven, Brahms, many others)
  • Lots of Beethoven for his anniversary year.
  • Two Mozart Museums: Birth House and Wohnhaus
  • “The Sound of Music” Tour in Salzburg; Many sites where “The Sound of Music” was filmed
  • Walking tour of Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt
  • Tours of each city led by local guides

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The Musikverein, one of the most famous concert halls in the world, is where we will hear the Vienna Philharmonic perform four Beethoven Symphonies.

The Musikverein, one of the most famous concert halls in the world, is where we will hear the Vienna Philharmonic perform four Beethoven Symphonies.

Performances

  • Choral Mass in the Salzburg Cathedral
  • Mozart concert and dinner at the Peterskeller in Salzburg
  • Vienna Philharmonic concert of Beethoven’s 6th and 7th Symphonies
  • Vienna Philharmonic concert of Beethoven’s 8th and 9th Symphonies
  • Piano Recital by Daniel Barenboim of Beethoven Sonatas
  • Please read the “Information about the Performances on the Itinerary” on the Terms and Conditions page.

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The gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and "I Must Have Done Something Good" were filmed is part of every "Sound of Music" Tour.

The gazebo where “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “I Must Have Done Something Good” were filmed is part of every “Sound of Music” Tour.

What’s Included in the Price

  • 9 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
  • 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 State Opera House

Vienna State Opera House

Itinerary

Note: This itinerary is subject to change.

Friday, May 29 – 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.

Saturday, May 30 – Salzburg

  • Arrive in Salzburg
  • check into our hotel, relax, and begin to explore Salzburg
  • Opening meeting
  • Group dinner
One of Naschmarkt's many fruit and produce stands. The vendor in the corner looks as if he sampled a few too many of his items!

One of Naschmarkt’s many fruit and produce stands. The vendor in the corner looks as if he sampled a few too many of his items!

Sunday, May 31 – Salzburg

  • Attend mass in the Salzburg Cathedral. This always features a great choir
  • Group lunch
  • Two Mozart Museums: the Birth House and Apartment
  • Group dinner

Monday, June 1 – Salzburg

  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • Group lunch
  • St. Sebastian’s Cemetery
  • Dinner/Concert featuring Mozart arias in Peterskeller, the oldest restaurant in Europe

Tuesday, June 2 – 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
  • Group dinner
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

Wednesday, June 3 – Salzburg to Vienna

  • Take train from Salzburg to Vienna (about 3 hours)
  • Group lunch
  • Walking tour with local guide
  • Vienna Philharmonic Concert: Beethoven’s Symphonies 6 & 7

Thursday, June 4 – Vienna

  • Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  • Group lunch
  • Beethoven Walk in Heiligenstadt; Beethoven Museum
  • Dinner on your own
  • Evening free

Friday, June 5 – Vienna

  • Central and St. Marx Cemeteries
  • Group Lunch
  • Music Exhibition of the Vienna Museum of Technology
  • Dinner on your own
  • Piano Recital by Daniel Barenboim of Beethoven Sonatas

Saturday, June 6 – Vienna

  • Day in Baden, a lovely town about an hour south of Vienna. Beethoven stayed there for several summers. The apartment where he lived when he was working on the Ninth Symphony is now a nice Beethoven Museum.
  • Group lunch
  • Dinner on your own
  • Evening free
Vienna's Karlskirche St. Charles Church

The Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) in Vienna

Sunday, June 7 – Vienna

  • 11:00am. Vienna Philharmonic’s concert of Beethoven’s 8th and 9th Symphonies
  • Lunch on your own
  • Visit the Secession, an art museum with a large work by Gustav Klimt (The Beethoven Frieze) dedicated to the Ninth Symphony.
  • Closing Dinner

Monday, June 8 – Travel

  • Return home or explore more of Europe

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Price

  • $2895 per person, double occupancy.
  • A guaranteed single room is available. The single supplement is $400.
  • 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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