Salzburg & Vienna | 2023 Dates: TBD



3 Salzburg, 6 Vienna

On this incredible 10-day experience, you will enjoy the finest art and culture that Austria has to offer! Learn about the legends who helped define a genre as you visit the European capital of classical music. Feed your mind, body, and spirit as you dine at the nation's premier restaurants and enjoy an assortment of hand selected wines from local vineyards.

This program features a wide variety of exclusive, behind the scenes musical experiences that will enrich your enjoyment of the world-class performances included on your trip. An invitation to Augarten Palace to attend a rehearsal of the Vienna Boys' Choir, access to the Mozarteum Foundation vault containing Mozart's musical and personal manuscripts, and a private champagne reception on the rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral are but a few of the unforgettable highlights awaiting in these most musical of cities.

From $7,999
*Includes round trip airfare from New York City

Featured Highlights

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Augarten Palace

As guests of Gerald Wirth, President and Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir, enjoy a warm welcome at historic Augarten Palais, the home of the choir. Visit with a choral director, learn about daily life and hear the boys in rehearsal. During your visit to Vienna, be sure to take in Mass at the Imperial Chapel, to hear the choir sing in a formal setting.

The Pride of Austria

Vienna State opera

A pre-performance presentation on Vincenzo Bellini and his opera I Puritani, will enhance your enjoyment of a production at Staatsoper, one of the great opera houses of the world. After the performance dine across the street at the regal Hotel Sacher.

Staatsoper und Sacher

Boesnedorfer

Placido Domingo once said ‘Sometimes pianists try to sound like singers. Me personally I try to sound like a Bösendorfer’. Make your own impression at a private visit to the production facility outside Vienna for a behind the scenes visit. Enjoy the unique Bösendorfer sound quality as a master tuner introduces you to exceptional instruments like the Millennium Concert Grand. Afterwards, we are treated to a private piano recital in the exclusive Bösendorfer Salon.

Pianoforte Perfection

State Opera House

Meet the Kapellmeister at Salzburg Cathedral and view the original book of records that documents Mozart's birth. Access the organ lofts and the seven organs of the cathedral before a stunning recital by the Cathedral organist.

Kapellmeister Conducts

St Stephens

Stephansdom stands at the heart of Vienna and its stories represent the soul of the city. This privileged access exploration of its history, architecture, and music includes access to the new grand organ loft, musical presentations, and a stunning experience inside and outside the iconic multi-colored tile roof of the cathedral.

Keys To the Cathedral

Mozart

Hidden in a residential Salzburg square is the entrance to a special musical treasure not normally open to the public. Descend to a heavily guarded vault where you'll find more than half of the known documents from the Mozart family including original autographed musical manuscripts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The head archivist provides context and revealing insight into the mind of Mozart through his letters, and answers your questions about the great composer.

Original Mozart

Musikverein

One of the world's most stunning concert venues, visit the halls at Musikverein including the great Goldener Saal, with privileged access behind the scenes. A member of the Vienna Philharmonic will share their experience of playing in the majestic hall.

A Golden Opportunity

Melk Abbey

Enjoy the acoustics of the soaring Melk Abbey, a masterpiece of the high Baroque, where our visit will include an a cappella soprano performance.

Soaring Soprano

Dorotheum

Founded by Emperor Joseph I in 1707, the Dorotheum is one of the oldest and largest auction houses worldwide. Visit behind the scenes, view the most sought after items of the day and attend a live auction all with the guidance and through the eyes of a Dorotheum auctioneer. After the excitement of the auction, explore the stunning building and browse the various departments with items on immediate sale, at your own pace.

Viennese Valuation

Dorotheum

Enjoy a private recital by musicians from a world-class Salzburg orchestra before dining in the Romanesque hall of St. Peter's Abbey and the oldest restaurant in the world.

Stift Kulinaik

Waltz With Me

Perfect your box-step under the guidance of an expert in Viennese Waltz. The city offers many opportunities for ballroom dancing to show off your techinque later in the day.

Waltz With Me

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Comfort

  • Spectacular, centrally located hotels
    1. Salzburg: Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt (5-star)
    2. Vienna: Hotel am Stephansplatz (4-star)
  • Hotel Porterage
  • On-site Encore Travel Concierge
  • Private Coach

Gastronomy

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 4 Exquisite dinners
    1. Dinner at Hotel Sacher
    2. Restaurant Steinterrassen
    3. Restaurant Griechenbeisl
    4. St. Peter Stiftskeller dinner

Music

  • 2 Public and 5 Private Performances:
    1. Vienna Boys Choir in rehearsal
    2. Bösendorfer Pianos
    3. I Puritani at Staatsoper
    4. A Capella at Melk Abbey
    5. Musicians of the Mozarteum Orchestra
    6. Two organ recitals

Culture

  • Dorotheum Auction House
  • Melk Abbey
  • Musikverein tour
  • Viennese Waltz

SPOTLIGHT: SCHONBRUNN PALACE

Arguably the most popular sight in Vienna, the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historic monuments in all of Austria. The park at Schonbrunn Palace, which opened to the public around 1779, is arguably the most important recreational area for the Viennese people as well as a popular location for outdoor concerts.

The summer night concert series takes place annually at Schonbrunn Palace Park, featuring performances by the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic. While the concert was postponed this past year, it will be back in full force for 2022!

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