Ideal tour for music groups including three unique performance venues, opportunity to interact with local students and teachers, Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, the Imperial city of Vienna and The historic twin city of Budapest on the banks of the River Danube....
Depart on your overnight flight to Munich via a European gateway.
Arrival in Munich. Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour to Munich to include the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz with the famous Glockenspiel. After the tour, depart for Salzburg.
Half day guided tour to Salzburg to include the city's historic center. Visit exquisite Mirabell Gardens, the famous Horse Trough, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter's Churchyard, Domplatz, and Mozart's birthplace. You will also see the Salzburg Museum. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to perform your music at Mirabell Gardens. In the evening, an Austrian choir will entertain the group.
Enjoy a full day excursion which will take you to the Hallein Salt Mine where participants will learn about the different techniques used in the extraction of salt (the tour lasts 2.5 hours). In the afternoon, the group will travel to St. Leonhard to take the Untersberg Cable Car for a panoramic view of the area. In the evening, enjoy a candlelight walk on the grounds of the hotel.
Depart for Melk Abbey. Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of this abbey which was the former seat of the Babenberg family. In the 11C, Leopold III von Babenberg handed over his castle to the Benedictines, who converted it into a fortified abbey. Continue to Vienna. Dinner will be at your hotel, followed by a play/concert.
Depart for Wieselburg, where students will have the opportunity to perform at a local school. They will also have plenty of opportunity for interaction with their local counterparts. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day guided tour of Vienna to include Belvedere Castle, famous Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, Schubert's birthplace, a city walk past Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen's Square and Cathedral.
This morning enjoy a 2-hour highlight tour of Schonnbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs' Summer residence. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour to the famous Vienna Woods. The tour will end in Baden, where you will enjoy a typical Austrian dinner in a Heuriger.
Depart for Budapest by coach. On arrival, enjoy a half day tour of Budapest to include Fisherman's Bastion, the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church, the Citadel on Mount Gellert, and Heroes Square. Overnight in Budapest.
This morning, you will have the opportunity to perform your music at a local venue. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament, the largest and most splendid building of the country, home to the 1000-year old Holy Crown and the coronation jewels. In the evening, enjoy a typical Hungarian Farewell Dinner and Folkloric Show at a local restaurant. Overnight in Budapest.
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