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Opera & Art in Vienna

Vienna 4 nights Prices on request

Vienna was the undisputed centre of musical life from the mid-18th century until the early years of the 20th. As the capital of the vast Habsburg empire, the city attracted an impressive list of composers, artists and musicians, while its streets were adorned with grand architecture and magnificent palaces accommodating world-class art collections. In the company of art and opera expert Patrick Bade, we will explore the best of the city’s art galleries and museums, from Old Masters at the Kunsthistorisches Museum to the works of the Vienna Secessionists at the Leopold and the Belvedere, as well as including a performance at the splendid Vienna State Opera.


What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners & two lunches
  • One opera ticket (stalls) and synopsis
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Fly to Vienna

    On arrival we transfer to the 5* deluxe Bristol in the centre of Vienna where the tour is based.
  • Day 2 - Belvedere Palace

    We start our visit at the Belvedere Palace with its collection of works by Austrian artists, including Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. Afterwards we will drive round the Ring, which encircles the old city and is lined by the great buildings of state. Later we visit the Leopold Museum with its collection of works by Austrian artists including Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka.
  • Day 3 - Mozart House

    Today we visit the Mozart House where he wrote Le nozze di Figaro and which is now a museum dedicated to his life in Vienna. We will also go to the Stefansdom Cathedral and then to the Kunsthistorisches Museum to see the Old Masters there.
  • Day 4 - Hofburg & MAK

    The day is spent at the Hofburg - the palace from which the Habsburg empire was managed. Later we visit the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), a rich collection of the decorative arts including furniture, textiles and jewellery with rooms dedicated to Biedermeier, art nouveau and arts & crafts. 
  • Day 5 - Flight back

    We will depart for the airport at noon for the flight back to London.

Flight Details

Flights with Austrian:

Depart London Heathrow 09.05 arrive Vienna 12.20  
Depart Vienna 17.15 arrive London Heathrow 18.40

Departure Dates and Prices

Included Hotels


Vienna, Austria, Europe

The sister hotel of the Imperial, the Bristol is traditional and elegant and has been the focal point of Vienna's cultural life for over a century.

Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

Please choose one of the following three operas. If you would like to attend a second or third performance, tickets cost £240 (face value €215).

13 June departure 

14 June: Falstaff by Verdi
The much loved baritone Gerald Finley takes on the role of the bumbling knight. The lovely Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto is Alice Ford. Giampolo Biscanti conducts.

15 June: Don Giovanni by Mozart
The American bass baritone Kyle Ketelsen will set hearts aflutter in the title role. The cast also includes Hanna-Elisabeth Muller, as Donna Anna, the French tenor Stanislas Barbeyrac is Don Ottavio and Kate Lindsey is Donna Elvira. Philippe Jordan conducts.

16 June: L'Orfeo by Monteverdi
A rare and special occasion for the world's first opera to be performed in one of the greatest opera houses. First performed in Mantua as a courtly entertainment, the opera is generally performed on more intimate stages. Here, Pablo Heras-Casado is the director of music, Kate Lindsey takes the roles of La Musica and Speranza, Georg Nigl sings the title role, Slovakian soprano Slavka Zamecnikova is Euridice and Italian bass baritone Andrea Mastroni is Pluto. A special event in the opera calendar for 2022.

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