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Great Austrian Composers Self Drive : Salzburg to Prague

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 901

Drive across Central Europe to explore the lives of the great classical and romantic composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Journeying from Salzburg to Vienna to Prague on a self-drive tour, you’ll explore medieval old towns, admire stunning landscapes, and learn about the history and legacy of these remarkable artists.


This 6-day Austrian self-drive takes you from Salzburg to Vienna to Prague as you follow in the footsteps of the great composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. It’s a perfect trip for travellers who like to move at their own pace.

Your trip to Austria begins in Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Austria’s most beautiful town. Join a tour to learn about Mozart’s life and times, visiting his birth home and the many monuments dedicated to his musical legacy. Afterwards, ride the funicular up to Salzburg Fortress and gaze upon the towering spires of the city’s gorgeous baroque buildings. That evening, attend a concert to hear one of Mozart’s symphonies or operas for yourself. The next day, pick up your car and begin your journey across Austria. Head to Linz to tour the old town and visit the Mozart House where he wrote the Linz Symphony in three days. Continue to Melk to see the gorgeous Benedictine Abbey before reaching Vienna.

Vienna is Austria’s capital and the newly-crowned Most Liveable City in the World. Erstwhile capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and home to the Habsburg Dynasty, Vienna is a treasure trove of historical wonders. It was also the home of Mozart and Joseph Haydn during key periods of their lives. On your first evening in Vienna, attend a concert at magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, which was home to Maria Theresia and other Habsburg royals in the past. The next day, head on a city tour through the “City of Music” to see the stunning landmarks from Hofburg Palace to the Opera House to the Mozart and Haydn House, where you’ll learn about the music they wrote while living in the city.

While in Vienna, you’ll head on a full-day trip exploring the life of Joseph Haydn. Start in Hainburg, where you’ll visit his former elementary school and learn about the first stages of his musical education. Continue to Rohrau to see his birthplace before reaching Eisenstadt, where he lived with the Esterhazy family and composed some of his greatest works.

After returning to Vienna for another night, drive across the border into Czechia to Brno, the little sister of Prague and a gorgeous city of restored medieval and modernist architecture. Continue to Prague, the City of a Hundred Spires and one of the most gorgeous capitals in Europe. The historical capital of Bohemia and one of the key cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prague has been central to so much of Central Europe’s history. It was also Mozart’s home during the height of his artistic powers. Tour the historic city centre to see the Powder Tower and the Old Square, where you’ll find the Town Hall and its gorgeous Astronomical Clock Tower, whose automatons comes to life each hour on the hour. Cross the Charles Bridge and spot the baroque statues that honour significant figures of the past. Consider extending your stay in Prague to explore all its historical wonders like Prague Castle.

At the end of your stay, drop off your car and head to the airport to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 901

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Day 1

Salzburg

Arrival in Salzburg, birthplace of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit the city in the footsteps of Mozart - the monuments and the birth house of the genius of music. You may continue with the funicular to the fortress of Salzburg to enjoy the special atmosphere during a dinner and Mozart's concert, above the roofs of Salzburg.

Day 2

Salzburg - Linz - Melk - Vienna

After breakfast, you'll drive to the St. Florian monastery with the famous organ “Brucknerorgel” near Linz. You'll continue to Melk to visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, the most representative baroque monument of Austria. After, head to Vienna, the capital of Austria and known by the composers Mozart and Haydn. At night, you can attend a concert in the famous castle Schönbrunn (not included).

Day 3

Vienna

In the morning, you will be awe-struck by the panoramic views of Vienna. You can admire the Opera, the Hofburg Palace, the Heroes' Gate, the Parliament and the Town Hall. You may embark on a city tour, Mozart's and Haydn's life in Vienna is the central theme. During his 10 years in Vienna, Mozart reached his most outstanding creative aspects. Haydn lived 12 years in Vienna and composed much of his "old works". You may visit the Mozart and Haydn house.

Day 4

Vienna - Hainburg - Rohrau - Eisenstadt - Vienna

Travel to Hainburg, the place where Joseph Haydn went to elementary school and got his first music lessons. Visit the exhibition about the childhood and youth of Joseph Haydn. (Visit from June to December possible). Continue to Rohrau and visit Haydn's birthplace. In the afternoon, trip to Eisenstadt, where Joseph Haydn lived for many years as an orchestra conductor of the Esterházy family, creating most of his works. The walk in Eisenstadt takes you to the House of Haydn, the mountain church, the Franciscan church in the old town, with the baroque houses of the city, the town hall and the plague column.

Day 5

Vienna - Brno - Prague

After breakfast, trip to Brno, the little sister of Prague. The metropolis of Moravia, is the second largest city of the Czech Republic. You'll continue to Prague, the so-called city of a hundred towers. Mozart spent his most successful years of life here. Possibility of attending a concert at Villa Bertramka (not included).

Day 6

Prague

In the morning enjoy a stroll through the historic city center where Mozart and his life in Prague will be in the foreground. Visit of the Powder Tower and the Old Square, which dominates the Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock, the impressive Church of Tyn and the Church of St. Nicholas. You'll pass the Charles' Bridge, a gallery of Baroque statues with beautiful views of Prague Castle. During the tour through the city you can understand why Mozart dedicated a whole symphony to this city.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights' accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Economy-category rental car
  • Unlimited mileages, A/C

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB MILLERISAL18SD: GAC3 2
25 Mar 2019
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