4-8 April 2019
Vienna

Description

Vienna is a city of Imperial grandeur. One senses a confidence and feeling of awe in its numerous magnificent public buildings and rich musical, operatic and theatrical heritage. The Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the most magnificent art galleries in the world with its superb collections of Brueghels, Giorgiones, Velazquez, Titians, the bizarre works of Arcimboldo and the notorious Cellini gold salt cellar. The Secession building is just one of many examples of stunning Art Nouveau architecture and design, and the works of Gustav Klimt demonstrate how, in the early 20th century, painters protested against the formalities of High Art. No visit to Vienna would be complete without seeing the 18th century palace of Schönbrunn, just outside the city.

A visit to Vienna, this ‘city of dreams’, should be made at least once in a lifetime!

 

Other Details

 

Accommodation

Centrally located Hotel Regina****, Bed and Breakfast tariff in twin-share room with private facilities.

 

Course Cost

£615 inclusive of tuition, airport transfers (airport transfers are only available for the Siragusa Tours Ltd nominated flight), accommodation and breakfast.

 

Single Room Supplement

£110

 

Travel Insurance

Once tour is viable and if we have booked a flight for you through Travelpack, you can call Lina on 08444 930465 for an immediate quote (unless you already have insurance)

 

Flight

Ca. £200 scheduled flight to Vienne.

Note that this is an estimate. Once the tour is viable we will contact you with details of the ‘nominated flight’. You can decide whether you wish to make independent arrangements (people from the North may wish to use a Northern airport) or whether you wish to be booked on the group flight. Please note that when we contact you with fares they are usually only valid for the day and may be higher (or lower) the next day. On the booking form you have the option to authorise us to issue flights if we can’t get hold of you.

 

Local Transport

Airport transfers by minibus

 

Group Size

18

 

Tutor

Mary Hawkins, BA (Hon) and NFF, Cert Ed, is an experienced lecturer and art historian.  She has worked for the Open University, the Universities of Cambridge and Essex and the WEA.   She has led numerous studytours to Italy, Belgium, Holland, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Hungary , the Czech Republic and St Petersburg.

 

 

Related OU Courses

General Interest

 

Itinerary / Study Programme

 

Day 1, Thursday, 4 April 2018

Journey and Orientation

 

Day 2, Friday, 5 April 2018

Am Kuntshistorisches Museum: one of the best collections of Old Masters in the world

Pm St Stephens Cathedral and environs

 

Day 3, Saturday, 6 April 2018

am Art Nouveau – The Secession Building, the Majolikahaus and environs.

pm Schloss Belvedere  (Secessionist paintings, mainly Klimt)

 

Day 4, Sunday, 7 April 2018

am Schloss Schonbrunn

pm  The Hofburg

 

Day 5, Monday, 8 April 2018

Free time and departure

 

This itinerary and study programme is provisional and may be subject to change in response to local conditions