Itinerary

Mon 22 Apr

Afternoon arrival in Vienna and transfer to the elegant 5-star Hotel Bristol, centrally located next to the Vienna State Opera. A welcome drink will be served in the hotel before the evening performance.

Tue 23 Apr

This morning we take a tour of Vienna ‘in the footsteps of Vienna’s famous musicians’, visiting St Stephen’s Cathedral with its distinctive multi-coloured tile roof, the Mozarthaus where the Mozart family from 1784 to 1787 (during which time he wrote the world-famous opera The Marriage of Figaro and three of the six Haydn Quartets) and the majestic State Opera and Opera Museum. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant after the tour. Afternoon at leisure and optional evening performance.

Wed 24 Apr

Join your guide this morning to visit the Spanish Riding School for a traditional performance by the Lipizzan stallions which were first schooled there during the Habsburg Monarchy in 1572. The afternoon is at leisure. Evening performance at the State Opera.

Thu 25 Apr

Morning transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.

Programme

Programme by the Vienna State Ballet

22 Apr

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D: Boleslaw Barlog

C: Michael Boder

Cast: Herwig Pecoraro, Jane Henschel, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Markus Marquardt

23 Apr

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D: Otto Schenk

C: Adam Fischer

Cast: Thomas Johannes Mayer, Brandon Jovanovich, Anne Schwanewilms, Lars Woldt, Chen Reiss

24 Apr

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D: Alvis Hermanis

C: Valery Gergiev

Cast: Matthias Goerne, René Pape, Simon O’Neill, Boaz Daniel, Elena Zhidkova

Flights

Finnair

22 Apr London Heathrow – Vienna dep: 11.35 arr: 14.55

25 Apr Vienna – London Heathrow dep: 14.15 arr: 15.45

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £2295
Single room supplement £300
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £2145
Deposit required £400
Tour code VIE1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome drink, one lunch, 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.