An Austrian Welcome

3 Salzburg  /  3 Vienna

After landing in Munich you’ll head east to Salzburg, one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Spend the next 3 nights in this city of Mozart exploring its musical history, castles, cathedrals, rivers and gardens. You’ll have the opportunity to perform at several historic venues, visit one of the region’s salt mines with an underground lake before heading east to Vienna. The capital city of Austria and historical center of the musical world is a must-visit for any musician. You’ll tour the Opera, Schönbrunn Palace and Stephansdom and take a trip to Eisenstadt, home of Joseph Haydn.

Tour Highlights

  • Mozartplatz

  • Salzburg Cathedral

  • Mirabell Gardens

  • Mozart’s Birthplace

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress

  • Hallein Salt Mines

  • Schönbrunn Palace

  • Melk Abbey

  • Stephansdom

  • Vienna Opera

  • Hofburg Palace

  • 3 Performance Opportunities

  • 2 Informal Performance Opportunity


6 Days / 3 Salzburg / 3 Vienna

Depart from the USA.

Your Tour Manager will meet you upon arrival in Europe this morning and transfer you to the musical city of Salzburg, Austria. Located in the Salzach River Valley, Salzburg is one of the most picturesque of all European cities – indeed, it is all of Europe in concentrated form with a castle, cathedral, squares, gardens, spires and rivers. The city’s reputation is based on a living musical tradition being the city of Mozart. Its beauty and vibrant musical life have made it one of Europe’s foremost cultural cities. Enjoy a traditional Heurigen dinner together this evening to begin your European adventure!

Discover the enchanting sights of the musical city of Salzburg on a guided sightseeing tour. Journey through the historical town to see the Mozartplatz, the cathedral, Pegasus Fountain, and Mirabell Gardens. Next, visit Mozart’s Birthplace Museum on the crowded shopping street, the Getreidegasse before taking the funicular up to the fortress that dominates the city. This evening, rehearse and perform your next concert performance!

Today visit one of the region’s salt mines at Hallein. Here you will learn all about the history and importance of salt or “white gold” on a guided tour. Descend into the mine on slides and then board a boat for a trip on an underground lake. This afternoon, marvel at the picturesque lakeside town of Halstatt. Surrounded by mountains, Halstatt is ideal to wander the streets and see the pastel-coloured houses casting shimmering reflections onto the looking-glass lake. Tonight, perform your next performance for the people of Austria at a local church!

Check out of the hotel and journey east to the Austrian capital of Vienna, the historical center of the musical world and a must-visit for any musician. En route, stop in the town of Melk to visit the Abbey, of the grandest religious structures this side of the Vatican. An informal performance opportunity may be possible. Continue your journey through the scenic Wachau Valley to Vienna. Upon arrival begin to explore the Baroque façades and lively squares of this musical city in which Beethoven, Strauss and Mozart once composed.

Vienna is the historical center of the musical world as well as being a UNESCO heritage city. Discover the rich architectural wonders from the great Stephansdom and Baroque castles to the 19th century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. Your morning panoramic guided tour will include the highlights of the city including the Stephansdom, Vienna Opera and Hofburg Palace. Enjoy lunch on your own and then take a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. Today, you will give your final concert performance!

Today journey to Eisenstadt, home of Joseph Haydn. Enjoy a guided tour through the Esterházy Palace including the 17th century “Haydnsaal” with its wonderful acoustics. An informal performance may be possible. Entrance is also included to the Haydn Mausoleum. Return to Vienna for some last-minute exploring. Celebrate your successful performance tour to Austria with a special, traditional Heurigen dinner this evening!

Depart for the USA.

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  • Workshop with Prof. Janos Czifra at the Salzburg Dom
  • Workshop with Prof. Gerald Wirth, Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir
  • Lunch at the Augarten Palais with the Vienna Boys Choir
  • Informal performance on the rooftop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • In the Footsteps of Mozart and/or Haydn Tour

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  • Apple strudel making demonstration at Schönbrunn Palace
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