Itinerary

Sat 15 Aug

Early 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. A welcome lunch will be served at restaurant M32 which is located in the Museum of Modern Art overlooking the historic district of Salzburg. After lunch, check in to your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Sun 16 Aug

A late morning concert performance is followed by an independent lunch, with the rest of the day free to explore the beautiful baroque city of Salzburg.

Mon 17 Aug

A full-day excursion to the scenic Salzkammergut, an Alpine region of lakes and mountains to the east of the city, which has inspired many an operetta melody. Pass through the village of St Gilgen where Mozart’s sister lived, and visit the idyllic spa resort of Bad Ischl, popular with the 19th-century Viennese elite, where you will have a guided tour of the Kaiservilla, the Imperial Villa which was a summer residence for Franz Josef I and his wife Elisabeth (Sisi). Lunch will be in a local restaurant before your return to Salzburg for the performance that evening.

Tue 18 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 a visit to the State Exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Salzburg Festival. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before the early evening opera performance.

Wed 19 Aug

This morning, subject to rehearsal schedules, there will be backstage tours of the main Festival houses: the Grosses Festspielhaus, Haus für Mozart and the Felsenreitschule. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, with the afternoon at leisure before the recital that evening.

Thu 20 Aug

The day is free for you to spend either sightseeing, shopping or simply relaxing. There will be an early farewell dinner before the evening recital.

Fri 21 Aug

Transfer to the airport for the late morning flight home.

Programme

16 Aug 11.00

VIENNA PHILHARMONICInc

C: Riccardo Muti

Singers include: Asmik Grigorian, Marianne Crebassa, Daniel Johansson, Gerald Finley

Programme: Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Venue: Grosses Festspielhaus

17 Aug 20.00

ELEKTRA StraussInc

D: Krzysztof Warlikowski

C: Franz Welser-Möst

Cast includes: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Aušrine Stundyte, Asmik Grigorian, Michael Laurenz, Derek Welton

Venue: Grosses Felsenreitschule

New production

18 Aug 18:30

DON PASQUALE DonizettiInc

D: Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier

C: Gianluca Capuano

Cast includes: Cecilia Bartoli, Javier Camarena, Peter Kálman, Nicola Alaimo

Venue: Haus für Mozart

19 Aug 19.00

I VESPRI SICILIANI VerdiInc

C: Daniele Rustioni

Cast includes: Plácido Domingo, Neven Crnić, Fabio Sartori, Mika Kares, Rachel Willis-Sørensen

Venue: Grosses Felsenreitschule

Concert performance

20 Aug 19.30

RECITAL – ARGERICH / R. CAPUÇONInc

Piano: Martha Argerich

Violin: Renaud Capuçon

Programme: Beethoven - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G major, , Op. 30/3

R. Schumann - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Prokofiev - Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a

Venue: Haus für Mozart

Please note that tickets are on request and will not be confirmed until Spring 2020.

Flights

British Airways

15 Aug London Gatwick - Salzburg dep: 07.25 arr: 10.25

21 Aug Salzburg - London Gatwick dep: 11.35 arr: 12.35

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

SHOULD YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY BEFORE OR AFTER THE GROUP TOUR, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Prices per person

Tour price £3380 (NH Hotel) / £3695 (Bristol Hotel)
Single room supplement £765 (NH Hotel) / £660 (Bristol Hotel)
Club Europe flight upgrade from £450
Land-only tour price £3185 (NH Hotel) / £3500 (Bristol Hotel)
Deposit required £1200*
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 lunches, two dinners, sightseeing
tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.

* High deposit due to great demand for tickets.