Salzburg Summer Festival 2017

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Visit the picturesque city of Salzburg during the legendary Summer Music Festival. Salzburg, with its Baroque architecture and ornate churches, and towered by the famous Hohensalzburg fortress, is known as one of the most beautiful cities of the world. Today, the city is famous for its many musical connections and of course the famous move "The Sound of Music".

Salzburg Music Festival 2017

Our included performances are Gaetano Donizetti‘s Lucrezia Borgia in the famous Grosses festspielhaus and a concert performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 

Inclusions

• Return flight from Dublin to Munich, taxes and transfers • 3-nights in the 4* Amadeo Hotel on a half board basis • Guided Tour of Salzburg • Sound of Music coach tour • Third category ticket to the Pittsburg Symphony • Third category ticket to Lucrezia Borgia • Private coach and guide assistance for all transfers and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Your tour will start with an early morning flight to Munich airport. Your flight with Aer Lingus departs Dublin airport at 07:10 and arrives Munich airport 10:25 (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* Amadeo Hotel Schaffenrath The hotel is located close to Hellbrunn Palace and Fortress Hohensalzburg, and the Salzburg Zoo. The afternoon is at leisure to settle in and a welcome dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant in the evening.

Day 2

Today, join your local guide for a guided 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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before getting ready to attend one of the highlights of your stay in Salzburg – a concert performance by the Pittsburg Symphony. Evening dinner is served in the hotel restaurant after which we will transfer to the Grosses Festspielhaus for the evening performance by the Pittsburg Symphony (3rd category seating). Performance Information - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra · Honeck Programme WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI Partita for violin and orchestra WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI Interlude WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI Chain 2 – Dialogue for violin and orchestra PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 – “Pathétique” Performers Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Manfred Honeck, Conductor Performance start time: 20:00 Coach transfer back to hotel at the end of the evening.

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. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Evening dinner is served in the hotel restaurant after which we will transfer to the Grosses Festspielhaus for the evening performance of Gaetano Donizetti‘s Lucrezia Borgia, (3rd category seating). Gaetano Donizetti‘s Lucrezia Borgia Melodramma in a prologue and two acts (1833) Libretto by Felice Romani after Victor Hugo’s play Lucrèce Borgia (1833) Concert performance in Italian with German and English surtitles Marco Armiliato, Conductor Cast Ildar Abdrazakov, Don Alfonso Krassimira Stoyanova, Donna Lucrezia Borgia Juan Diego Flórez, Gennaro Teresa Iervolino, Maffio Orsini Andrew Haji, Rustighello Gordon Bintner, Astolfo Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus Ernst Raffelsberger, Chorus Master Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg Performance start time: 19:00 Coach transfer back to hotel at the end of the evening.

Day 4

Today, you have the morning and afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing. In the late afternoon, transfer to Munich airport for your return flight. Flight departs Munich at 20:25 and arrives Dublin 21:55 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).

Accommodation

​Your hotel: 4* Amadeo Hotel Schaffenrath

The hotel is located close to Hellbrunn Palace and Fortress Hohensalzburg, and the Salzburg Zoo.

  Cost per person: €1,589pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: Departure date: 28 August 2017

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