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The Musical Heritage of Austria & Germany

(Tour code: AGC17)THE BREATHTAKING MUSICAL HISTORY OF AUSTRIA & GERMANY

Be swept away by the breathtaking musical history of Austria and Germany on this magical musical tour. From Salzburg and melodies of Mozart, to grand Vienna and a performance of Strauss, to Leipzig, with the St Thomas Boys' Choir and the legacy of Bach.

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Tour Highlights
  • Mozart concert by the Amadeus Consort over dinner in the Baroque Hall of St Peter Stiftskeller
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Visit to Wartburg Castle and the Bachhaus
  • Motet by the St Thomas boys’ choir
  • Mozart and Strauss concert in the Kursalon
  • Guided tour of Salzburg & Leipzig
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar
Days 1-2

London to Cologne and Salzburg

From our St Pancras Departure Office, we board the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing on to Cologne, where we overnight. On Day 2 we continue by rail to Salzburg, our base for two nights.

Includes:
  • Day 1- Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Salzburg
Day 3

Salzburg and Mozart

Today begins with a guided tour of beautiful Salzburg, the city of Mozart's birth. Tonight, we dine in the oldest restaurant in Europe, St Peter Stiftskeller. Dressed in period costume, Salzburg's own Amadeus Consort performs a selection of Mozart's music for us.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Vienna
Days 4-5

To Vienna

This morning, you are at leisure to explore Salzburg at your own pace. This afternoon, we travel by rail to Vienna. On Day 5, we enjoy a guided tour of grand Vienna, by coach and on foot, visiting some of the most important sights in Austria's capital.

Includes:
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Free Day
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Tour of Vienna
Vienna Philharmonic Museum
Day 6

Strauss and Mozart in Vienna

Vienna is one of the world's most musical cities, and today we have a chance to experience it at our own pace. This evening, we are treated to a fabulous Mozart and Strauss concert in the Renaissance Kursalon, one of Vienna's most famed music venues.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Leipzig Town Hall
Days 7-8

To Leipzig

Today we leave Austria behind, journeying by high-speed train to Leipzig in Germany. We enjoy a guided tour of Leipzig the next day and later visit the Bach Museum. This evening, we experience a special motet performance by the famous St Thomas Boys' Choir.

Includes:
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 8 - Tour of Leipzig
Eisenach Germany
Day 9

Eisenach and Bach

Today we journey to the beautiful medieval town of Eisenach, where Bach was born. This small town is bordered by the Thuringian forest, and is steeped in rich history. We visit Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German. After some free time in Eisenach, we return to Leipzig by coach. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner in the famous Auerbachs Keller. Situated in the Maedler Passage, Auerbachs Keller was founded in 1525, and was mentioned by Goethe as the meeting place of Faust and Mephistopheles in his play, 'Faust, Part I.'

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Eurostar
Day 10

Return home

From Leipzig we travel by high-speed rail to Frankfurt, and then onwards to Brussels, where we connect with the Eurostar service to London. On arrival, our holiday concludes.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

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