Itinerary

Wed 28 Aug

Morning arrival in Salzburg and transfer to either the comfortable 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City or the luxurious 5-star Hotel Bristol, both located in the city centre. Early welcome dinner at the award-winning gourmet restaurant Carpe Diem in the Old Town before the option of the evening’s orchestral performance.

Thu 29 Aug

Morning excursion to the beautiful Bavarian Alps and Berchtesgaden, a town steeped in myths and legends. Visit the Royal Palace with its antique furniture, exquisite porcelain and paintings and take in the splendid view from the Upper Rose Garden. Lunch is at the nearby spectacular Edelweiss restaurant where you can enjoy haute cuisine and stunning panoramic vistas of the Alps and the imposing Watzmann mountain. Return to Salzburg in the afternoon in time for the opera performance.

Fri 30 Aug

A late morning concert performance is followed by an independent lunch and the afternoon at leisure before the opera performance that evening.

Sat 31 Aug

A guided walking tour of Salzburg will allow you to visit some of the most important sights of the city such as the Mozarteum, Landestheater, Mirabell Palace and the Cathedral, as well as some lesser-known places of interest. Lunch will be served at restaurant M32 located in the Museum of Modern Art and overlooking the historic district of Salzburg. The afternoon is at leisure before the evening opera performance.

Sun 1 Sep

This morning there will be backstage tours of the main Festival houses: the Grosses Festspielhaus, Haus für Mozart and the Felsenreitschule, subject to rehearsal schedules. The afternoon is at leisure to further enjoy this magnificent baroque city. Farewell dinner at the elegant restaurant Sacher.

Mon 2 Sep

Transfer to the airport for the late morning flight home.

Programme

28 Aug 21.00

GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER LEIPZIGInc

C: Andris Nelsons

Programme: Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108

Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus

29 Aug 19.00

SIMON BOCCANEGRA VerdiInc

D: Andreas Kriegenburg

C: Valery Gergiev

Cast: Luca Salsi, Marina Rebeka, René Pape, Charles Castronovo, André Heyboer, Antonio Di Matteo

Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus

New production

30 Aug 11.00

VIENNA PHILHARMONICInc

C: Bernard Haitink

Piano: Murray Perahia

Programme: Beethoven - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G, Op. 58

Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E, WAB 107

Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus

30 Aug 19:00

ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS OffenbachInc

D: Barrie Kosky

C: Enrique Mazzola

Cast: Marcel Beekman, Martin Winkler, Joel Prieto, Kathryn Lewek, Max Hopp, Anne Sofie von Otter, Peter Renz, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Frances Pappas, Lea Desandre, Nadine Weissman

Venue: Haus für Mozart

New production

31 Aug 19.00

LUISA MILLER VerdiInc

C: James Conlon

Cast: Nino Machaidze, Piotr Beczała, Plácido Domingo, Roberto Tagliavini, John Relyea, Teresa Iervolino

Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus

Concert performance

Tickets are on request and will not be confirmed until Spring 2019

Flights

British Airways

28 Aug London Gatwick - Salzburg dep: 06.45 arr: 09.45

2 Sep Salzburg - London Gatwick dep: 11.40 arr: 12.40

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £3325 (4-star Hotel NH) / £3925 (5-star Hotel Bristol)
Single room supplement £490 (4-star Hotel NH) / £500 (5-star Hotel Bristol)
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £230
Deposit required £1000
Tour code SZG2

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

*High deposit due to great demand for tickets. Deposits will only be refunded if we are unsuccessful in obtaining tickets for our included performances.