Vienna : City of Klimt (and Schiele)

20th - 25th February 2018

Image : Belvedere, Vienna

We are delighted to announce a major new adventure – a six-day tour of Vienna marking the centenary of the death of two quintessential Viennese painters – Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.

We shall visit the museums and historic buildings associated with these two wonderful artists. At the same time, we have prepared a programme that showcases the very best of Vienna and will provide clients with an unforgettable Viennese experience.

A performance of Rossini’s ‘Cenerentola’ at the Vienna Opera will be included as well as a splendid concert of Beethoven in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. We shall take tea in an historic café and enjoy classic Viennese cuisine.

Vienna Cultural Tour : Pollard Tours 2018
Vienna Cultural Tour : Pollard Tours 2018

DAY 1 : Our morning flight brings us into Vienna early afternoon and we make for the excellent Hotel Trend Austria Savoyen – our home for 5 nights. Our programme starts with a tour around the Ring Road which encloses the historic city and coffee and cakes in a classic Viennese café.

DAY 2 : We spend the day in the Belvedere; an extraordinary complex of Baroque palaces, gardens and galleries. It contains the most important collection of Austrian art in the world, including the largest number of the works of Gustav Klimt – around which we shall take a private guided tour. Its royal apartments are outstanding examples of Viennese Baroque.

DAY 3 : Our exploration of the work of Klimt takes us this morning to two wonderful places; the Burgtheater, a magnificent 18th century building and one of the most important German language theatres in the world. Our guided tour takes in Klimt’s great ceiling frescoes.

Then on to the Secession building- the headquarters of the artistic movement Klimt helped to found and site of one of his absolute masterpieces – the tremendous Beethoven frieze. We take lunch in one of the city’s historic restaurants. There will be time for a siesta before we make for one of the world’s most important opera houses for an all-star performance of ‘La Cenerentola’ at the Staatsoper.

DAYS 4 & 5 : The morning of Day 4 will be dedicated to a walking tour of the historic centre, where we discover the medieval city and many of its emblematic buildings, including the Town Hall and the Cathedral of St Peter.

On Saturday, we have a private guided tour of the wonderful Leopold Museum which contains Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ and the most important collection of Egon Schiele in the world. In the evening on Day 5, we enjoy the prospect of a concert in the incomparable splendour of the Golden Hall of the Musikverein where the superb Tonkunstle Orchestra perform a programme of Beethoven. One or two members of the orchestra will join us for dinner after the concert.

Tour details

Tour dates : 20th – 25th February 2018

Number of days : 6

Price : £2150 (per person based on 2 sharing a twin or double room)

Single supplement : £215

Fully inclusive : Flights, transfers, accommodation and meals are all included.

Number in party : 14 – 18

Tour leader : Chris Pollard and Moses Laachiri


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