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Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival | Hayllar Music Tours


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Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival | Hayllar Music Tours


Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


SALZBURG FESTIVAL, MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL & BREGENZ FESTIVAL

21 JULY–1 AUGUST 2019 (12 DAYS) | EXCLUSIVE EVENTS, FIVE OPERA & MUSIC PERFORMANCES & A PRIVATE RECITAL

Enjoy outstanding European opera and classical music with two performances at the Salzburg Festival, two operas at the Munich Opera Festival and one opera at the Bregenz Festival on the spectacular floating stage on Lake Constance. All of these musical treats plus visits to Schloss Nymphenburg, Hellbrunn Palace, Mozart’s Birthplace, Ottobeuren Basilica and Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Photo credits: Salzburg Large Festival Hall © Andreas Kolarik, Munich Opera House © Wilfried Hoesl 

AUD$9,950 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

LOYALTY CLUB PRICE: AUD$9,452.50

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$1,950

Final payment due: 17 May 2019

Places available

You might also enjoy our optional tour extension OPERA & ART IN VERONA & MANTUA

Tour Leader Anna Goldsworthy

tour leader

Anna Goldsworthy

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Overview | Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


Overview

Overview | Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


Overview

performances

  • Premium seats to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Munich Opera Festival with Jonas Kaufmann in the role of Walther von Stolzing, British tenor Allan Clayton as David and Sara Jakubiak as Eva, under the baton of Kirill Petrenko.

  • Premium seats to Puccini’s La fanciulla del West at the Munich Opera Festival with Anja Kampe as Minnie, John Lundgren as Jack Rance and Brandon Jovanovich as Dick Johnson.

  • Premium seats to two performances at the renowned Salzburg Festival.

  • Premium seats to Verdi's Rigoletto at Bregenz Festival, enjoying the performance from the spectacular outdoor stage with the striking backdrop of Lake Constance.

  • An exclusive private opera recital at elegant Schloss Nymphenburg with a singer whom we will also hear perform at Munich Opera Festival.

OVERVIEW

  • Explore the baroque city of Salzburg including visits to Mozart’s Birthplace, Hellbrunn Palace and Hohensalzburg Fortress.

  • Delve into the city of Munich with a guided walking tour and expert-led visits to the Alte Pinakothek and Schloss Nymphenburg.

  • Enjoy a day trip through scenic Bavarian countryside and visit the fascinating town of Oberammergau, Wieskirche, a highlight of Bavarian rococo architecture, and Linderhof, a small but spectacular baroque palace built by King Ludwig II.

  • Delight in the Alpine city of Bregenz, nestled at the foot of Pfander Mountain, on the shores of beautiful Lake Constance.

  • Travel in a small group (maximum 20 people), attend exclusive events, stay in luxurious hotels, travel by private coach and enjoy fine dining

tour leader

Anna Goldsworthy

Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador,’ Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. As a piano soloist, she has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally, and as a chamber musician she is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. Anna records for the ABC Classics label. Her most recent CD is ‘Beethoven Piano Trios’ with Seraphim Trio, released in February 2016. She is currently a Lecturer in Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, a Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall.

Musical highlights of 2017 include solo appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; a nine-city solo piano tour of China; Seraphim Trio’s Australian concert season celebrating the history of the piano trio; and Seraphim Trio’s London debut. Anna will also curate the mini-festival ‘Chamber Landscapes’ for the 2017 Adelaide Festival, and edit Best Australian Essays 2017.

Hotels

IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

The hotel is conveniently located five minutes’ walk from the Mirabell Palace, with its lovely gardens, and less than a 15-minute walk from the picturesque, historic district of Old Salzburg. Dining options include a charming Austrian restaurant, an elegant international restaurant featuring a rooftop terrace and an American-style bar. The hotel’s facilities include a gym and a sauna.

PLATZL HOTEL Munich

The Platzl Hotel is located in the heart of Munich, a block from the Hofbräuhaus, the famous 16th-century beer hall, and a 5-minutes walk from Marienplatz, the city’s administrative and historical centre. The hotel has a Bavarian fine-dining restaurant, a quaint tavern with terrace seating, and a stylish lobby bar. Other amenities include an exercise room, a relaxation area, a steam room and a sauna. 

SEEHOTEL AM KAISERSTRAND, BREGENZ

Seehotel am Kaiserstrand, in Lochau near Bregenz, is delightfully situated on the shores of Lake Constance with extensive views over the lake, the Austrian Rhine valley and the foothills of the Swiss Alps. It has an award-winning restaurant, the Wellenstein restaurant, which serves traditional Austrian cuisine, a bar with a fireplace, the Barista Bar, and a library with a fireplace. The Seehotel's spa includes a sauna with lake views, a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, an infrared cabin and a fitness room. 

21 July–1 August 2019 (12 DAYS)

AUD$9,950 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$1,950

Final payment due: 17 May 2019

PLACES AVAILABLE


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Itinerary | Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


Itinerary

Itinerary | Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


Itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1 | SUNDAY 21 JULY 2019

1ST OF 4 NIGHTS AT IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

MUNICH TO SALZBURG:

We meet in the morning at our Munich hotel, the Platzl Hotel, and travel in luxury on our private coach from Munich to Salzburg. 

On arrival in Salzburg we check into Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg. In the evening we meet for an introduction over drinks and canapés with our Tour Leader, Anna Goldsworthy, who will outline what is to come over the duration of the tour. 

DAY 2 | MONDAY 22 JULY 2019

2ND OF 4 NIGHTS AT IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

SALZBURG:

In the morning we take a guided walking tour through the old town of Salzburg. Located between the Salzach River and the surrounding mountains, it is rich in buildings from medieval times to the 20th-century, including many examples of beautiful gothic and baroque architecture. It is an attractive and historically important area which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our tour ends at the ancient Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, the oldest monastery with a continuous history since its foundation in 696. The present-day Romanesque abbey church at the northern foot of the Mönchsberg, a hill in the centre of Salzburg, was erected from about 1130 onwards. Time is allowed to explore the Abbey. We then enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant with a panoramic view of beautiful Salzburg and the mountains surrounding it.  

In the early evening we enjoy a talk by Anna Goldsworthy about this evening’s performance. We then attend our first performance at the renowned Salzburg Festival.

DAY 3 | TUESDAY 23 JULY 2019

3RD OF 4 NIGHTS AT IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

SALZBURG:

In the morning we visit the house where Mozart was born, today a museum where Mozart’s childhood violin, clavichord, letters and documents are among the many items on display. In the afternoon we visit Hellbrunn Palace, a magnificent Renaissance building, and we have a guided tour through the palace’s spacious, landscaped park with its unique and entertaining Wasserspiele (trick fountains). In the evening we have a gourmet dinner at a restaurant in the town centre.

DAY 4 | WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2019

4TH OF 4 NIGHTS AT IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

SALZBURG:

This morning we visit Hohensalzburg Fortress, one of Europe’s best preserved and largest medieval castles. A guided tour will help us to understand the history contained in its powerful walls, and will reveal, not only the wonderful views from the battements of the castle, but the attractive chambers within. 

The afternoon is free and in the early evening we have a talk about the performance we are about to hear. We then attend our second performance at the Salzburg Festival. 

DAY 5 | THURSDAY 25 JULY 2019

1ST OF 4 NIGHTS AT PLATZL HOTEL MUNICH

SALZBURG TO MUNICH:

This morning we travel through the spectacular Austrian and German countryside to the city of Munich. In the afternoon we visit the summer residence of the Bavarian kings, Schloss Nymphenburg. It is a stunning building exhibiting both baroque and rococo styles and surrounded by beautiful gardens. We have a guided tour of the Palace including the intriguing Gallery of Beauties, a series of portraits of beautiful women, not only ladies at the court, but women from all classes of society. Afterwards, time is allowed to enjoy the palace gardens. 

In the early evening we attend a private opera recital at Schloss Nymphenburg with a singer we will hear perform at the Munich Opera Festival. Following the recital, we will have drinks and the opportunity to speak with the musicians. 

DAY 6 | FRIDAY 26 JULY 2019

2ND OF 4 NIGHTS AT PLATZL HOTEL MUNICH

MUNICH:

In the morning, on a guided walking tour of Munich, we visit famous city landmarks, such as the Viktualienmarkt, with its stalls of gourmet Bavarian food, the Frauenkirche, Munich’s cathedral and best-known landmark, Marienplatz, the city’s central square, and the decorative buildings that surround it such as the Neues Rathaus, the neo-Gothic new town hall, and the Altes Rathaus, the elegant Old Town Hall. Following our tour we have a lunch of traditional Bavarian food at the famous Hofbräuhaus, built in 1589 by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I, and famous as a site of one of Adolf Hitler’s speeches. 

The afternoon is free and in the early evening we enjoy a talk about the performance we are about to hear. This is followed by our first performance at the celebrated Munich Opera Festival. The festival was founded almost 140 years ago and is held at the magnificent Bavarian State Opera House.

DAY 7 | SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019

3RD OF 4 NIGHTS AT PLATZL HOTEL MUNICH

MUNICH:

In the late morning we have a guided tour of the Alte Pinakothek, with its famous and extensive collection of Old Master paintings dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Following our visit we enjoy a relaxed lunch. The afternoon is then free to rest before the evening’s performance; however, close to the Alte Pinakothek is the Neue Pinakothek, with works by the German Romantics and French Impressionists, including Caspar David Friedrich, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh, which you might like to visit. 

In the early evening we have a talk about the performance we are about to hear. This is followed by our second performance in the Munich Opera Festival.

DAY 8 | SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019

4TH OF 4 NIGHTS AT PLATZL HOTEL MUNICH

EXCURSION TO SOUTHERN BAVARIA:

Today we go on an excursion through the beautiful countryside of winding roads, green fields and high mountains in the German state of Bavaria. We visit spectacular Linderhof, the smallest of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one he lived to see finished. Intended to be a retreat, it bears more resemblance to a baroque palace than a castle. It stands in outstanding classical gardens, with a Moorish kiosk and Hunding’s Hut, a copy of a stage set from one of Wagner’s operas.  Ludwig, a great Wagner fan, and his friends re-enacted their preferred scenes from Wagner’s operas on this set.

Next we visit a highlight of Bavarian rococo architecture, Wieskirche. It is said that after tears were seen on a wooden statue of Christ in 1738, pilgrims flocked to the area to see the statue, and consequently this splendid pilgrimage church was commissioned and built. It is strikingly situated on a small rise in a meadow at the foot of the Alps. Our final visit is to Oberammergau, the town famous for its Passion Play and for its many buildings with their beautifully painted (and usually religious-themed) facades. At the end of the day we return to our hotel in Munich. Our evening is free.

DAY 9 | MONDAY 29 JULY 2019

1ST OF 3 NIGHTS AT SEEHOTEL AM KAISERSTRAND, BREGENZ

MUNICH TO BREGENZ:

In the morning we set out through impressive countryside to the Alpine city of Bregenz. On the way we call in to the town of Ottobeuren to visit the magnificent basilica standing on one side of the town square. We have a private tour of the basilica. Built between 1737 and 1766, the basilica is a parish church as well as part of the monastery, and it is one of the most ornate Baroque and Rococo buildings in the world. Time is then allowed for lunch. 

We continue onto Bregenz, nestled at the foot of Pfander Mountain, on the shores of Lake Constance. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to explore behind the scenes of the Bregenz Festival. The tour includes the chance to see close-up the world’s largest floating stage. 

The evening is then free to relax or to discover Bregenz. 

DAY 10 | TUESDAY 30 JULY 2019

2ND OF 3 NIGHTS AT SEEHOTEL AM KAISERSTRAND, BREGENZ

BREGENZ:

This morning we have a trip up the Pfänderbahn to see panoramic views of Bregenz and the surrounding countryside from the mountain behind the town. We also have a guided walking tour in the town that includes many historic sites, for example the streets and buildings of the old town which have preserved their charm and old-world character, and the remnants of the 13th century town walls. In the Lower Town we see such places as City Hall, which was built to store grain in 1686 and has been used for local government since 1810. 

This evening we enjoy a gourmet dinner together. 

DAY 11 | WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2019

3RD OF 3 NIGHTS AT SEEHOTEL AM KAISERSTRAND, BREGENZ

BREGENZ:

Today we take a ferry trip on spectacular Lake Constance, which, fed by the Rhine River, borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We alight at the picturesque German island-town of Lindau. Here we enjoy a private guided tour which leads us along narrow cobblestone streets to medieval merchant houses, and which explains the fascinating history of the town, pointing out such features as the 12th-century Mangenturm, the former watchtower near the harbour front, and the Gothic Altes Rathaus, the Old Town Hall, with its beautiful painted façade.

This afternoon is free. In the early evening we enjoy an informative talk about the opera we are about to see. We then attend a performance of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Bregenz Festival. The festival stage is situated on the lakeside with a spectacular backdrop of Lake Constance and the surrounding countryside. Throughout its long history this festival has created some of the most amazing designs ever seen on an opera stage. 

DAY 12 | THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2019

Following our final buffet breakfast at the hotel, the tour concludes.

For those finishing the tour in Bregenz we will arrange one coach transfer that will depart Bregenz at 9:30am and make two stops, the first stop will be at Munich Airport and the second stop will be at the Platzl Hotel in Munich’s city centre.

For those continuing onto Verona we will depart the hotel for a long lunch in Lake Como and then continue onto Verona.

Please note: There may be some changes to the itinerary depending on the final confirmation of performances.

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY OUR OPTIONAL TOUR EXTENSION OPERA & ART IN VERONA & MANTUA


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Inclusions | Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


Inclusions

Inclusions | Salzburg Festival, Munich Opera Festival & Bregenz Festival


Inclusions

INCLUSIONS

21 JULY–1 AUGUST 2019 (12 DAYS)

AUD$9,950 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

Deposit AUD$600 per person
Single supplement: AUD$1,950

Final payment due: 17 May 2019

INCLUSIONS:

  • Performances: Premium seats for two performances at the Salzburg Festival, two performances at Munich Opera Festival and one performance at Bregenz Festival, and attendance at an exclusive private recital.
    Please note: The festivals will announce their 2019 seasons in late 2018 and early 2019. There may be some changes to the itinerary depending on final confirmation of evening performances. 

  • Tour Leader and Talks: Tour leadership and background talks by Anna Goldsworthy. 

  • Hotels: 11 nights' accommodation including:
    - Four nights at the 4-star Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg;
    - Four nights at the 4-star Platzl Hotel Munich;
    - Three nights at the 4-star Seehotel am Kaiserstrand;
    - Porterage of one piece of luggage at each hotel.

  • Travel: Land travel by private air-conditioned coach.

  • Meals/Drinks: Full buffet breakfast each morning. Five lunches/dinners with wine, soft drinks and tea/coffee. Drinks and canapés on arrival in Salzburg and drinks following the private recital. 

  • Entry Fees and Guided Tours: Entrance fees for museums, art galleries etc as stated in your itinerary. Expert local guides will be used at some sites. 

  • Tips: Tips for drivers, local guides and meals included in your itinerary.

  • Information Pack: Comprehensive pre-tour information pack.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International/Domestic Travel: Hayllar Music Tours can provide you with a quote. Phone +61 (0) 2 8091 2545 or email contact@hayllarmusictours.com

  • Airport Transfers: Transfers to/from airports and hotels at the beginning and end of tours. These can be arranged at an additional cost. 

  • Special Taxes: Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will endeavour to advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart.

  • Visas: Costs associated with obtaining visas for countries visited on the tour. Please note that Australian and New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa to enter Austria and Germany.

  • Travel Insurance: Please note that you are required to have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for the duration of your tour. Hayllar Music Tours can organise your travel insurance for you. Please contact them at phone +61 (0) 2 8091 2545 or email contact@hayllarmusictours.com

  • Meals: Lunches and dinners not nominated in your itinerary.

  • Personal Expenses: Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls and mini-bar.

  • Activities in Free Time: Costs associated with any activities suggested for you in your free time.

SMALL GROUP SIZE

The tour will operate with 8 people. The maximum number on the tour will be 20 people.

FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED - LEVEL 1

All members of the group must feel comfortable walking for 1–2 hours, standing for long periods of time in museums, art galleries etc and embarking/disembarking coaches.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

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SALZBURG FESTIVAL, MUNICH OPERA FESTIVAL & BREGENZ FESTIVAL

DEPOSIT ONLY | AUD$600 PER PERSON

21 JULY–1 AUGUST 2019 (12 DAYS) | EXCLUSIVE EVENTS, FIVE OPERA & MUSIC PERFORMANCES & A PRIVATE RECITAL

With optional Opera & Art in Verona & Mantua Tour Extension | AUD$600 additional deposit per person

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