Itinerary

Thu 23 Mar

Early afternoon arrival in Vienna and transfer by coach to Linz (approx. 2 hours) to check in at the 4-star modern Hotel Schillerpark, located in the centre of the city and just a few minutes’ walk from the Landestheater. A welcome dinner will be served in a local restaurant.

Fri 24 Mar

Join your guide for a walking tour of the city’s baroque highlights, including the Main Square and the Old Cathedral, where Anton Bruckner spent the years between 1855 and 1868 working as a local composer and organist. In the afternoon we continue with a backstage tour of the Landestheater. There will then be some free time before returning for the evening opera performance.

Sat 25 Mar

Today we take a tour out of the city to visit the Augustinian monastery of St Florian, an eminent example of baroque architecture in Austria. We take a guided tour of the monastery, seeing highlights including the crypt with the coffin of Anton Bruckner, the Collegiate Basilica, the Marble Hall and the Library, and enjoy a 20-minute organ concert before lunch is served in a local restaurant. Return to Linz for a free afternoon and the evening performance.

Sun 26 Mar

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Programme

Programme at the Landestheater

24 Mar 19.30

DON GIOVANNI Mozart Inc

D: François De Carpentries

C: Jonathan Darlington

25 Mar 19.30

SALOME R Strauss Inc

D: Marc Adam

C: Dennis Russell Davies

Casting will be confirmed nearer to the date of departure.

Flights

British Airways

23 Mar London Heathrow – Vienna dep: 10.25 arr: 13.35

26 Mar Vienna – London Heathrow dep: 15.40 arr: 17.10

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1280
Single room supplement £150
Club Europe flight upgrade from £200
Land-only tour price £1135
Deposit required £300
Tour code LIN1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.