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Example Itineraries

Below are examples of itineraries, based on actual tours from school and national groups all booked with Simon. These tours have been tried and tested, and Simon is able to individualy tailor each one to suit your groups particular needs, or create an entirely new itinerary!
Click on the options below to view sample itineraries online. You can download a pdf of each sample itinerary viewed by scrolling to the bottom of each itinerary. Remember that all of these tours can be modified to suit your groups needs. Simon tailors tours precisely to the requirements of each individual group.
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European Music History Tour



Suggested Itinerary


Depart New Zealand for Vienna


Arrive Vienna
Coach transfer from airport to hostel.


Full day guided coach sightseeing-tour.
Visit Hofburg Palace (Imperial Apartments)
Visit the Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente
Visit Burgtheater-
Visit Vienna State opera house


Full day guided sightseeing coach.
Guided visit of Schönbrunn Palace
Visit Haus der Musik –An interactive discovery museum Visit the Haydn Museum.
Private church concert with organ player, followed by possible Q + A session


Half day guided coach trip to Vienna woods
Visit Heiligenkreuz abbey- is a Cistercian monastery in the village of Heliligenkreuz


Coach transfer from Vienna to Salzburg (approximately 2 hours 40mins)
On the way visit Melk Abbey.
Half day guided sightseeing tour of Salzburg.


Full day coach hire in Salzburg.
Visit Mozart’s Birthplace-
Hellbrunn Castle to see the Wasserspiele trick fountains.
Sound of Music Dinner Show
Open air Mozart festival


Coach  transfer from Munich to Salzburg
Guided sightseeing tour of Munich
 Visit Dachau concentration camp-
Rail transfer from Munich to Paris.  Overnight on the train.


Arrive into Paris.
Visit to Parc Floral de Paris
River cruise on the River Siene.
Evening meal at the Hard Rock Café.


Visit to Eurodisney (1 day 1 park pass)
Dinner at Planet Hollywood in Disneyland Paris.


Sightseeing by metro and personal guide  of Paris, to include Cimetere du Pere Lachaise finishing at Montmartre for some free time here.

Visit to Mussee de la
Modern Music Concert in Paris (TBA)
Evening meal at L’Averyonnais.


Time for some last minute sightseeing and souvenir shopping in Paris.

Depart via Eurostar from Paris to London


River cruise from Westminster to Greenwich.

Visit the British Music Experience-
Guided tour of Trinity College of Music
Evening meal at Sticky Fingers Cafe.


Half day coach hire. Today travel out of London to Guildford in Surrey and visit ACM (Academy of Contemprary Music) for a guided tour and talk from on of the tutors.
This afternoon take a guided ROCK walking tour- The world famous Marquee Club, Evening performance of “We Will Rock You”
Dinner and overnight at hotel


Morning workshops of World Music
Afternoon visit to Ronnie Scott’s (optional and subject to availability)?
Visit to BBC Television Centre (1.5 – 2 hours)


FULL DAY FREE, to enjoy your own shopping, sightseeing or catching up with family and friends.
Meet your coach and transfer to for your return flight to New Zealand.


In transit


Arrive New Zealand

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