Music from Venice to Vienna
Explore Europe’s musical traditions.
This 15 day tour exposes students to a wide range of repertoire and deepens their knowledge of Western music from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The itinerary is well-balanced with visits to important music sites and a selection of live performances in historic venues to allow students a greater appreciation of music in the global environment. Students will learn about the lives and inspirations of Europe’s finest composers, including Vivaldi in Venice, Wagner in Munich and Mozart in Salzburg. The tour will visit some of the world’s most famous venues, such as La Fenice and Vienna State Opera House, as well as beautiful churches also used for performances. The day will be spent touring the sites used in the beloved movie, “The Sound of Music.” City tours are included to see the iconic sites of Venice, Munich, Salzburg, Prague and Vienna. The itinerary can easily be combined with Drama or English Literature sites for a cross-curriculum tour.
Summary itinerary and highlights
- Day 1: Depart Australia.
- Days 2-4: Venice. Tour musical sites, including St Mark’s Basilica, the Pieta church and La Fenice opera house. Travel around the islands of the Venetian lagoon. Attend two performances.
- Days 5-7: Munich. Guided tour of music-related sites. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Attend a performance.
- Days 8-10: Salzburg. Visit important Mozart sites in his hometown. Tour “The Sound of Music” locations and see a performance.
- Day 11: Prague. Walking tour from Charles Bridge to Prague Castle and attend a performance.
- Days 12-13: Vienna. Explore the musical tradition of the city, visiting St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Museum of Sound, Mozarthaus and the State Opera House Museum. Attend two performances.
- Days 14-15: Depart Vienna and arrive Australia.