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Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Savour a slice of chocolatey Sacher-Torte, arguably Vienna’s most compelling culinary contribution, then head on to the famed lakes and mountains of Salzburg to see if the hills really are alive with the sound of music. But not before taking a seat in the Baroque elegance of Auersperg Palace’s Rosenkavalier Hall to enjoy ballet set to Mozart & Strauss. 

Location:

Vienna & Salzburg

Location:

Vienna, Austria (VIE), Salzburg, Austria, Austria

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Vienna (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport and train station transfers in Vienna and Salzburg
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 2 tastings 
  • Train tickets (1st Class) between Vienna and Salzburg
  • 5 More Moments activities included: 
    • Half-day city tour of Vienna including Schönbrunn Palace (English-speaking guide)
    • Sacher-Torte and coffee or tea at the Sacher Eck in Vienna
    • Mozart & Strauss evening concert in Vienna
    • 2.5-hour city tour of Salzburg including Mozart’s residence
    • 4-hour the Original Sound of Music tour in Salzburg
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Vienna.

Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 2

Welcome to Vienna

Take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to begin exploring the city.
 

Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day3

Vienna: Sightseeing

Get to know imperial Vienna on an informative city tour that includes a guided visit of Schönbrunn Palace.

More Moments Activities Included:
Vienna City Tour & Schönbrunn Palace:

Start off at the impressive Vienna State Opera, home of the famous "Opera Ball" which takes place every year. Not far from the Opera, is the grand Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the imperial family. Next, you’ll see the monumental buildings of the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History. Further sights on our tour are the neoclassical Parliament, the acclaimed Burgtheater and the striking City Hall. Continue on to Schönbrunn Palace where your guided tour starts at once, no need to wait for Austria’s most popular tourist attraction! The former imperial summer residence is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts millions of people from all over the world every year. We visit the historic state rooms and see how the imperial family once lived. Afterwards you have time to take a stroll through the palace gardens or enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 4

Vienna: Sightseeing

Spend the day at your own pace, and when it suits you, head over to the Sacher Eck and enjoy the original Sacher-Torte with coffee or tea included in your package. Then in the evening, enjoy a classical music concert on us!

More Moments Activities Included:
Sacher Eck:

Located at the famous Hotel Sacher in Vienna, the new Sacher Eck recently expanded to fill over two floors, allowing even more space for visitors to enjoy tasty Sacher treats. Enjoy a piece of the original Sacher-Torte — Vienna’s most famous cake since 1832 — accompanied by a soothing cup of coffee or tea.

Mozart & Strauss Concert:

In the evening, enjoy a concert in a beautiful historical Viennese palace! The chamber ensemble of the Vienna Residence Orchestra, with 8-12 musicians, plays the Baroque Palais Auersperg. The concert features the world-famous music of W. A. Mozart and Johann Strauss. Renowned opera singers and a classical ballet duo will enchant you in the Rosenkavalier Hall. Concerts are available at 6:30 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. and consist of two parts: The first focuses on the works of W. A. Mozart. Enjoy the most beautiful melodies of this world-famous composer from Salzburg, such as the Figaro Overture, popular chamber music works such as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and the most famous arias from Mozart’s operas. The second part is dedicated to the Johann Strauss dynasty. Swinging waltzes and polkas, as well as the world-famous Blue Danube waltz and the traditional Radetzky March form the highlight of our concerts.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 5

Vienna – Salzburg (approx. 249 km

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the railway station and board the train to Salzburg. Upon arrival, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to explore this quintessential Austrian city.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 6

Salzburg: Sightseeing

Discover the city through a sightseeing city tour, that also includes entrance to Mozart’s Residence.

More Moments Activities Included:
Salzburg City Tour & Mozart’s Residence:

This tour is the best way to see all the important sights of the city within 2.5 hours: Mirabell Palace, Mozarteum (University of Music), Marionette Theatre, Mozart’s Residence, Trinity Church, Hellbrunn Palace (short stop), Palace of Frohnburg, Nonnberg Abbey, Siegmund‘s Gate, Festival Halls, Horse Bath, Getreidegasse, Blasius Church. Also included, is admission to Mozart’s Residence.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 7

Salzburg: Sightseeing

Make your way to the meeting point and get ready to walk in the footsteps of the Von Trapps on the Original Sound Of Music Tour.

More Moments Activities Included:
​​​​​​The Original Sound of Music Tour since 1967!:

Relive the making of the Sound of Music movie in and around Salzburg. This tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967, is a combination of both historical Salzburg and the breathtaking Lakes and Mountains region. You’ll get to see many film locations and share not only background stories of the movie, but also the history and culture of the region. Find out whether the hills of Salzburg truly are alive with the ‘Sound of Music’ as you listen to the original movie Soundtrack along the way. Stops include:

  • Mirabell Gardens: Shown in many scenes including where Maria and the children sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’. 
  • The Gazebo: Where Rolf and Liesl sang ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and Maria and the Baron sang ‘Something Good’. 
  • Palace of Leopoldskron: This historical palace and its ground provided many filming locations including the lake where the boating scene took place. 
  • Nonnberg Abbey: This historical abbey was used both in the movie and the true story. In real life Maria and the Baron where married here in 1927.
  • St. Gilgen/Lake Wolfgang: This picturesque area was featured in the opening sequence of the movie. The village of St. Gilgen is situated directly across from the famous Schafberg mountain. 
  • Church of Mondsee: The Sound of Music Wedding Church. This historical church of Mondsee was the location of the movie wedding between Maria and the Baron.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 8

Salzburg – Vienna (approx. 249 km)

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the railway station and transfer by train to Vienna.  Upon arrival, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to soak up one last day in stately Vienna.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

Day 9

Vienna - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Symphonic Salzburg & Vienna

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Vienna, Austria (VIE)
Star Inn Hotel(or similar)
Salzburg, Austria
Austria Trend Salzburg Mitte(or similar)
Vienna, Austria (VIE)
Pentahotel Vienna(or similar)
Salzburg, Austria
Austria Trend Europa(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The location and corresponding hotels are as follows.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons (2 adults, or 2 adults + 1 child up to 12 years old.)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

April 1 to October 27, 2020 tour operates daily

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

 

ACTIVITIES

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Vienna City Tour with Schönbrunn Palace: 

  • Operates daily in English
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • City tour ends at the Vienna State Opera House


Salzburg City Tour with Mozart’s Residence: 

  • Make your way to the meeting point (provided with your documents)
  • Daily departures: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.


The Original Sound of Music Tour: 

  • Make your way to the meeting point (provided with your documents)
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Daily departures: 9 a.m., 1:45 p.m.


Sacher Eck

  • Voucher provided for 1 original Sacher cake, and coffee or tea 

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.