Vienna Jazz Festival
Vienna Jazz Festival is so unique because many performances are held at the world-famous Vienna state Opera House.
There are free concerts at City Hall square, while the program is extensive at Jazzland and on the summer stage by the Danube Canal.
The festival normally runs during the last week of June on the first week of July. Artists such as Jamie Cullum, Bobby McFerrin, Chilly Gonzales and Gilberto Gil played at the festival in 2019. The performance schedule for 2021 will be available from March 2021.
Combine your Jazz experience with a sightseeing tour of Austria and include a visit to see the unforgettable Lippizaner horses.
Welcome to Vienna
Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes.
Vienna’s imperial grandeur is the legacy of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Their home for more than six centuries, the Hofburg palace complex, incorporates the Burgkapelle (Imperial Chapel), where the Vienna Boys’ Choir sings Sunday Mass, and the famed Spanish Riding School, where Lipizzaner stallions perform elegant equine ballet, along with a trove of museums, including in the chandeliered Kaiserappartements (Imperial Apartments). Other immense palaces include the baroque Schloss Belvedere and the Habsburgs’ 1441-room summer residence, Schloss Schönbrunn, while 19th-century splendours such as the neo-Gothic Rathaus (City Hall) line the magnificent Ringstrasse encircling the Innere Stadt (inner city).
One of the Habsburgs’ most dazzling Rinsgstrasse palaces, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, houses the imperial art collection. It’s packed with priceless works by Old Masters, and treasures including one of the world’s richest coin collections.
With a musical heritage that includes composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss (father and son), Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler, among countless others, Vienna is known as the City of Music. Its cache of incredible venues where you can catch performances today include the acoustically renowned Musikverein, used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the gold-and-crystal main opera house, the Staatsoper, and the multistage Konzerthaus, as well as the dedicated home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, MuTh. Music comes to life through interactive exhibits at the captivating Haus der Musik museum.
Renowned Drinking & Dining
The Viennese appreciation of the finer things in life extends to its opulent coffee-house ‘living rooms’ serving spectacular cakes; its beloved pub-like Beisln dishing up hearty portions of Wiener schnitzel, Tafelspitz (prime boiled beef) and goulash; elegant restaurants; and its fine Austrian wines served in vaulted Vinothek (wine bar) cellars, and in rustic vine-draped Heurigen (wine taverns) in the vineyards fringing the city. Local and international delicacies fill the heady Naschmarkt stalls, and creative chefs are experimenting with local produce and fresh new flavour combinations in innovative, often repurposed venues.
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna has a lot going for it with baroque architecture, the largest oval horse walker in the world, and, of course, its Lipizzaner stallions. You can see it all on a visit, but if you want to understand the history behind the landmark site, a tour is the best way to do it. With this experience, learn about the equestrian traditions and history of the Spanish Riding School as a guide introduces you to its standout sights. Book ahead to secure a spot on a popular tour of the Spanish Riding School Visit the indoor and outdoor areas of the winter and summer riding schools Explore the historic venue with a guide to discover the stables’ history Admire the famous Lipizzaner horses and learn about them from your guide
£480 per person.
- 2 nights in a 4* central hotel in Vienna.
- Tickets to see the artist of your choice (subject to availability).
- Based on two people sharing.
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• The above experience can be customised to suit your requirements
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