Mozart Festival in Salzburg, departing 24 January 2019

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Every year Salzburg celebrates its most famous son with a week of performances around Mozart’s birthday. The 2019 Mozart Festival programme presents an exceptionally rich selection of orchestral and chamber concerts with top international performers. Our programme includes two wonderful performances, an orchestral performance byone of the world’s great orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonics and a chamber concert by the Schumann Quartet (making their festival debut) in a programme of works by Mozart and Bach. Uncover Salzburg’s musical heritage as we visit Mozart’s birthplace and dwelling house and see this stunning city as we take you on a walking tour. This tour is not just for lovers of Mozart but for everyone who is an admirer of music,culture and history.

Inclusions

  • Return flight from Dublin, taxes and transfers 
  • Three-nights in the four-star Imlauer & Brau on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3-course welcome lunch
  • Walking tour of Salzburg
  • Visit to Mozart’s house
  • Visit to Mozart’s birthplace
  • Sound of Music Tour
  • Dinner on two evenings (3-course)
  • Performance by the Vienna Philharmonics (Category 2 tickets)
  • Transfers and guide assistance

Itinerary

Day 1

Your tour will start with an early morning flight to Munich airport.  Your flight with Aer Lingus departs Dublin airport at 06:50 and arrives Munich airport 10:20 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion). On arrival, meet your local guide for coach transfer to Salzburg where you are booked for three-nights on a bed and breakfast basis.  

Your hotel: 4* Hotel Imlauer & Brau

The 4 Hotel Imlauer & Brau is centrally located only a few steps away from Mirabell Palace, while Mozart’s Birthplace, and Hohensalzburg Fortress can be easily in just a few minutes walk. Rooms feature a range of amenities, including air conditioning and soundproof windows.  Both Austrian and international dishes are served in the hotel restaurant.

Arrival time at your hotel is approximately 13:30

A three-course welcome lunch will be served in the hotel on arrival (beverages not included)

The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.

 

Day 2

Today, join your local guide for short coach transfer to the city centre for a guided walking tour of Salzburg. See the city sights including the Marionette Theatre, Mozart’s Residence and his birthplace on the Getreidegasse, Mozart Square, Trinity Church, the Horse Pond, Sigmund’s Gate and more. Today’s tour also includes a visit to Mozart’s House: From 1773 to 1787, the Mozarts lived at the so-called “Dance Master’s House”, located on Makartplatz. We can trace the history of this house at No. 8 Makartplatz back to 1617. It was first referred to as the “Dance Master’s House” in 1713. The spacious eight-room apartment on the first floor is now home to a museum. Here you can see – in addition to Mozart’s fortepiano – many original documents and portraits. The exhibition provides an array of interesting facts about the history of the house, Mozart’s Salzburg years and the life of the Mozart family.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure

Dinner (3-course) is served in the hotel restaurant (beverages not included)

Optional concert performance this evening

19.30: Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Robin Ticciati / Louise Alder Category 1 ticket - €195 per ticket

Programme:

Mozart Cassation in D serenade K. 100 "Mens sancta".

Aria for soprano, bassoon and orchestra K.C.3.31 (ascribed to Mozart)

Symphony in C (“Linz Symphony”) K. 425

La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus) K. 621: Aria of Servilia No. 21 „S’altro che lacrime“

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) K. 492: Aria of Susanna No. 13 „Venite inginocchiatevi“

Il dissoluto punito ossia il Don Giovanni (The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni) K. 527: Aria of Zerlina No. 18 „Vedrai, carino“

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) K. 620: Aria of the Pamina No. 17 „Ach ich fühl’s“ Così fan tutte ossia La scuola degli amanti (Thus Do They All, or The School for Lovers) K. 588: Rondò the Fiordiligi No. 2: „Per pietà, ben mio“

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Robin Ticciati (Conductor)

Louise Alder (Soprano)

Day 3

This morning, sit back and relax as we take you on a Sound of Music tour. Relive the true story of the von Trapp family and discover the many original locations which featured in the famous movie - The Sound of Music such as the Mirabell Gardens, the Pavillion, the Hellbrunn Palace, the Leopoldskron Palace and Nonnbreg Abbey.

Afternoon at leisure

Dinner (3-course) is served in the hotel restaurant (beverages not included). After dinner, transfer to the House of Mozart for the evening concert performance by the Vienna Philharmonics.

19.30: Vienna Philharmonics / Bernard Haitink

Programme

Mozart Symphony in B flat K. 319

Concerto in A for violin and orchestra K. 219 Symphony in E flat K. 543

Vienna Philharmonic Bernard Haitink (Conductor)

Janine Jansen (Violin)

Category 2 ticket

Transfer back to the hotel at the end of the evening

Day 4

After breakfast, visit Mozart’s Birthplace.  

No.9 in the Getreidegasse always draws great attention as this is the house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Salzburg’s most famous son came into this world on 27 January 1756. His family lived here for 26 years, from 1747 on, occupying an apartment on the third floor. With parents Leopold and Anna Maria as well as sister “Nannerl”, Mozart spend his childhood and much of his youth there. Discover in this museum items of everyday life as well as furniture from the 18th century, and feel as if you have personally been transported back to the days of Mozart! Original certificates, letters and memorabilia document Mozart’s life in Salzburg. A collection of portraits, mostly done during Mozart’s lifetime, allows you to basically stand face-to-face with this musical genius. A particular joy for Mozart fans: the historical instruments, including Mozart’s own violin and clavichord.

Aftrenoon at leisure

In the late afternoon, coach transfer to Munich airport for your return flight. Flight departs Munich at 20:10 and arrives Dublin 21:50 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).

 

Extra Information

Price per person sharing €1549pps

Single Supplement €229

Optional extra concert performance:

25 January 2018

19.30: Chamber Orchestra of Europe - €195 per ticket

Booking Information

Flight Times

Flight times are subject to change at the airlines discretion.

Booking Deposit

Booking deposit is €350 pp.  Balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure date.  No credit card charge on deposit payments. 

Hand Luggage

One standard piece of hand luggage is included in your tour price. (10 kilos). Checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices may vary. Please note this must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. Bags booked within 14 days prior to travel will incur an administration fee of €25 per piece.

 

Passport

It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport.

Travel Insurance

IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information.

IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check.

Flight and tour timings are subject to change

 

  Cost per person: €1,289pp
  Number of nights: 4
  Dates available: Depart 24 January 2019

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