Sample Itinerary for Salzburg and Vienna Music Trip

This is a typical 8-day trip to Salzburg and Vienna.

Day 1 Salzburg

  • Morning: meet at the hotel in the morning. (Many flights from the US to Europe land in Europe around 9 a.m.)
  • Lunch: group lunch
  • Afternoon: walking tour of Salzburg led by a local guide
  • Dinner:group dinner

Day 2 Salzburg

  • Morning: Visit two Mozart Museums: the Mozart Birth House and the Mozart Apartment
  • Lunch: group lunch
  • Afternoon: free time or visit Salzburg’s Fortress
  • Dinner: optional group dinner
Traunsee Lake in the Salzkammergut

Traunsee is one of the beautiful lakes in the Salzkammergut, east of Salzburg.

Day 3 Salzburg

  • Morning: bus tour of Salzkammergut (Lake Country) stopping at several Sound of Music sites
  • Lunch: group lunch
  • Afternoon: free time
  • Dinner: optional group diner
  • Evening: attend performance at the Marionette Theater or the Mozarteum*
Andre Rieu giving an outdoor concert in front of Vienna's Hofburg

Andre Rieu giving an outdoor concert in front of Vienna's Hofburg, similar to what Johann Strauss, Jr. would have done 150 years ago.

Day 4 Salzburg to Vienna

  • Morning: take train from Salzburg to Vienna
  • Lunch: quick meal on the train or near the hotel in Vienna
  • Afternoon: walking tour of Vienna led by a local guide
  • Dinner: group dinner at a historic Viennese restaurant

Day 5 Vienna

  • Morning: guided tour of the Vienna State Opera House, visit Mozarthaus Vienna (Mozart’s apartment from 1784-87, now a three-story museum)
  • Lunch: group lunch
  • Afternoon: walking tour of Heiligenstadt (Viena’s 19th district where Beethoven spent several summers)
  • Dinner: attend performance at Vienna’s Volksoper*

Day 6 Vienna

  • Morning: Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments (a wonderful musical-instrument museum); Imperial Library
  • Lunch: group lunch
  • Afternoon: House of Music (high-tech museum) or free time
  • Evening: optional group dinner

Day 7 Vienna

  • Morning: visit Central and St. Mark’s cemeteries
  • Lunch: on your own
  • Afternoon: free time
  • Late Afternoon: private tour of Vienna’s City Hall
  • Dinner: group dinner
  • Evening:attend orchestra concert at the Musikverein or Konzerthaus*

Day 8 Vienna

  • Free day to explore on your own

Day 9 leave Vienna

  • Travel Day: fly home, stay in Vienna, or visit another European city!

*Please note that the performances we attend are dependent on schedule and ticket availability, but we will always attend first-class concerts and operas and not the typical performances for tourists!

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