May 19-31, 2017 Music Lover’s Tour of Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague

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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
  • 3 days in Prague
  • 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
  • Dvořák Museum with a lecture by a renowned Dvořák scholar
  • Czech 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
  • Staatskapelle Dresden Orchestra in Vienna’s Musikverein, all Richard Strauss program
  • Johann Strauss, Jr’s “Die Fledermaus” at the Vienna Volksoper
  • Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Konzerthaus, all Haydn program, including the “Farewell” Symphony
  • Vienna Boys Choir performing at the Imperial Mass in the Imperial Chapel of Vienna’s Hofburg
  • Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” in Prague’s Estates Theater OR Dvořák’s “Rusalka” at Prague’s National Theater
  • 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

  • 12 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Transportation from Salzburg to Vienna and from Vienna to Prague
  • Public transportation passes in Vienna and Prague
  • 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.

Mozart's Birth House seen from a restaurant across the square.

Mozart’s Birth House seen from a restaurant across the square.

If you only miss limited time because of work, you can go on a shorter version of this trip. You would leave North America on Thursday, May 18 and return on Sunday May 28. Other dates are also possible. Contact In Mozart’s Footsteps for more details.

Thursday, May 18 – 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 19 – Salzburg

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

Saturday, May 20 – 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 21 – 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
  • You may wish to attend the Dinner Concert at Peterskeller, the oldest restaurant in Europe, featuring operatic arias by Mozart (not included in the trip cost).

Monday, May 22 – 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 at a restaurant overlooking Salzburg

Tuesday, May 23 – Salzburg to Vienna

  • Take train from Salzburg to Vienna (about 3 hours)
  • Group lunch
  • Mozart Walk in the center of Vienna
  • Group dinner
  • Attend Staatskaapelle Dresden in the Large Hall of the Musikverein, all Richard Strauss Program
Pianos owned by Brahms and others in the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

Pianos owned by Brahms and others in the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

Wednesday, May 24 – Vienna

  • Walking tour of Vienna with a local guide
  • Group lunch
  • Tour of the Vienna State Opera house
  • Dinner on your own
  • You can attend the Vienna Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler’s 7th Symphony at the Konzerthaus (not included in the cost of the trip).

Thursday, May 25 – Vienna

  • Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
  • Imperial Library
  • Group Lunch
  • Haydn Museum
  • Late afternoon and dinner on your own
The Grand Staircase of Vienna's Art History Museum.

The Grand Staircase of Vienna’s Art History Museum.

Friday, May 26 – 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
  • Schubert Museum
  • Dinner on your own
  • Attend Johann Strauss, Jr’s “Die Fledermaus” at the Volksoper

Saturday, May 27 – 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 28 – Vienna to Prague

  • Attend Mass in the Imperial Chapel of the Hofburg with a performance of the Vienna Boys Choir
  • Charter bus from Vienna to Prague (5 hours; lunch on your own during a rest break)
  • Group Dinner
The Estates Theater in Prague is where Mozart's "Don Giovanni" was first performed, and where the opera scenes in "Amadeus" was filmed. We'll see it.

The Estates Theater in Prague is where Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” was first performed, and where the opera scenes in “Amadeus” was filmed. We’ll attend a performance there.

Monday, May 29 – Prague

  • Walking tour with a local guide
  • group lunch
  • Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Dinner on your own
  • Attend Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Estates Theater

Tuesday, May 30 – Prague

  • Lecture on Dvorak by one of the world’s leading Dvorak Scholars
  • Lunch on your own
  • Afternoon free to explore Prague
  • Closing group dinner

Wednesday, May 31 – Travel Day

  • return to the U.S.

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Price

  • $3595 per person, double occupancy
  • For a guaranteed single room, 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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One of the souvenirs you can buy in Prague are there Russian dolls.

One of the souvenirs you can buy in Prague are there Russian dolls.

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