Wine & Opera in Vienna with Arblaster & Clarke
Experience the opulence of Austria’s capital, Vienna. Visit revered wineries, sample incredible regional vintages, tour iconic buildings and lose yourself in both rapturous opera and ballet performances.
Be welcomed backstage at the State Opera House for an exclusive tour, sit in the audience at three rousing performances, and have a private tour of Mozart’s house before visiting magnificent wineries.
A perfect balance of music and wine experiences, including a captivating, multi-sensory visit to the unique Höpler rooms and a day trip to glorious Kremstal situated in northern Austria. We visit some incredible wineries on this tour, from Weingut Nigl with its fresh and aromatic whites, and the renowned Szigeti, known for producing delicious sparkling wines. This country is also revered for its world-class Riesling.
Andante Travels have joined forces with Arblaster & Clarke to offer a series of wine tours.
Upon arrival in Vienna, we enjoy a welcome drink and light buffet supper before attending a Strauss and Mozart concert at the magnificent Kursalon music hall.
Today begins with a private tour of Mozart’s house and we will follow this with lunch at a local winery. Tonight we see a rousing performance of Verdi’s Falstaff.
We start at Szigeti and have lunch at the winery’s restaurant before visiting the unique Höpler Rooms, described as one of the ‘Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations’. An atmospheric, sensory journey into the world of wine, its eight sensory rooms are truly enlightening. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure.
After a free morning, we indulge in lunch at Mayer am Pfarrplatz, which was once home to the legendary Beethoven. Later, we take a tour of Vienna’s musical monuments and there is the chance to attend the extravagant Fête Impérial Ball.
Weingut Stadt Krems is our first visit of the day and it is one of the highest quality wineries in Austria. It produces unrivalled Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. We will indulge in lunch at the Nigl winery and visit a nearby castle, before returning to Vienna to attend a performance of the operetta, Merry Widow.
Before we fly home, Vienna’s iconic State Opera House invites us backstage for an exciting ‘access all areas’ tour (subject to performance and rehearsal schedules).
- Flights - Return flights: London to Vienna
- Hotel - 5 nights in a 4* hotel in Vienna
- Meals - Most meals included with wine as described in the itinerary
- Entries & Tips - Visits, tastings and tickets to all performances as per the itinerary
- Wine Guide & Tour Manager
Our base for this tour will be the cultural heart of this wonderful country – Vienna. We will spend five nights in a perfectly located 4* hotel.