Music Lover’s Tour of Salzburg and Vienna, March 20-29, 2024

Join us for nine days in Salzburg and Vienna. We’ll see fascinating sites of Mozart, Beethoven, and many other composers, and attend quite a few world-class performances. You’ll experience the culture of these incredible cities, and make new friends along the way. Sign up HERE!

Some of the Highlights

  • 4 Days in Salzburg
  • 5 Days in Vienna
  • Exploring the neighborhoods of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and others
  • Vienna State Opera House
  • Vienna’s spectacular Musikverein
  • Two Mozart Museums: Birth House and Wohnhaus
  • Beethoven Day in Heiligenstadt
    • Our Beethoven Day is now longer and better. In addition to walking through his neighborhood and visiting the wonderful Beethoven Museum, we will have lunch at a traditional Viennese “Heuriger” where the composer lived when he was working on his Sixth Symphony. (A Heuriger is a restaurant in the Vienna Woods that has its own vineyard and makes its own wine.)
  • “The Sound of Music” Tour in Salzburg, and many sites where “The Sound of Music” was filmed
  • Vienna’s Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  • Tours of each city led by local guide
Salzburg is one of the Europe’s most picturesque cities.


  • Two orchestral concerts in Vienna’s spectacular Musikverein
  • Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” in Vienna’s Volksoper
  • Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in the Salzburg Marionette Theater
  • An evening of Mozart opera arias during a lovely dinner/concert in Salzburg’s Peterskeller (the oldest restaurant in Europe)
  • A choral Mass in the Salzburg Cathedral
  • And the highlight will be Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Vienna State Opera!
    • The Vienna State Opera required that we tell them how many tickets we need by January 17. Those registering before January 17 have tickets. If you register after January 17 and would like to see “Der Rosenkavalier,” let David Nelson know, and he will see if there are still tickets available.


  • Wednesday, March 20, arrival day in Salzburg, opening dinner
    • Some people like to arrive a day or so early. Dr. Nelson can arrange this.
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Saturday, March 23, Salzburg. Four nights.
  • Sunday, March 24, travel from Salzburg to Vienna (a nice 2 1/2 hour train ride)
  • Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 28, Vienna. Five nights, including the night of March 24.
  • Friday, March 29, travel day
    • If you would like to stay a day or so after the trip, Dr. Nelson can arrange it.

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

What’s Included in the Price

  • 9 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Transportation from Salzburg to Vienna
  • Public transportation pass in Vienna. There is no need for a transportation pass in Salzburg!
  • Good tickets to the performances listed above
  • Walking tours in each city led by local guides
  • All museum admissions listed in the itinerary
  • Two meals a day (breakfast and lunch, or breakfast and dinner)
  • Group lunches and dinners will include water and one drink per person: beer, wine, bottled water, soft drink. Subsequent drinks can be ordered and paid for individually. No refunds if a drink is not ordered, sorry!
  • Hotel and restaurant gratuities
  • Maps of each city
  • David Nelson’s guidance and assistance at all times
  • Copious amounts of fun
Travelers on our trips enjoy good conversation and food at excellent restaurants.


  • $3150 per person for the 9-day trip, double occupancy. $4030 per person for the 9-day trip, in a single room.
  • For those traveling alone, you may be placed in a double room with another person of the same gender who is also 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-room rate.

Terms and Conditions

  • $500 is due upon registration
  • The balance is due by February 1
  • After February 15, all payments made become non-refundable.

Click HERE to sign up!

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