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September 14 - 23, 2022

Tour Cost: $5225
Activity Level: Moderate

The Salzburg Fortress.  Ein fester Burg!

Who not indulge your senses in the creations of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Hundertwasser, Klimt and many, many other artists and musicians while in Austria?  Mozart was born in Salzburg and spent his young years there, when his father wasn’t showcasing Amadeus around the royal courts of Paris and London.  Beethoven found his fame in Vienna; Mozart added to his significant resumé there.  What did Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Berg, Schoenberg, Weber and Bruckner accomplish there?  That’s what we’ll find out on our trip in September of 2022.

There’s a lot of music in Vienna; there’s also months’ worth of art and other museums.  But we will try to cover as much as possible in the week we are in Vienna; we can get around Salzburg in 2 days fine.

Upon arrival into Munich’s airport, the group will be transferred to The Weisse Taube in Salzburg, where we will stay for the first 2 nights.  During the days, we’ll visit everything Mozart – his birthplace and residence,  (maybe some of the many shops selling Mozart paraphernalia), and last, but not least, the fortress overlooking the town for a dinner and concert.

On our third day, we transfer to the Hotel Beethoven in Vienna, where we can unpack for the rest of the trip.  In this very accessible town, we’ll have a walking music tour; visits to the homes and museums of the 3 most prominent musicians (although the less famous would not agree, I’m sure); a tour of the Musikverein and excursions to the Esterhazy Palace and the Schoenbrunn Palace with its nearby Belvedere Museums. You will have free time to visit any museum(s) you wish in the Museum Quartier or beyond.


In addition, every day we will have a musical event;  these are not known at this time because schedules are not yet published.  However, it will not be difficult to find events – even now concerts occur daily.    I am hoping to schedule one night at the opera, for which we should be a bit gussied up!  More on that as firmer details can be made.

We will end our journey to Austria with an Artful Journeys Gala Farewell Dinner.  Departure will be from the Vienna Airport on September 23, 2022.



Salzburg at night.



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Joe Marchio
Instructor & Guide

Joe Marchio is a graduate of the College of Wooster, where he earned both a Bachelor’s degree in organ performance and a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Yale University Institute of Sacred Music, and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the Boston Conservatory. Joe became Music Director of the Chatham Chorale in 2010. He is also the Pastor and Director of Music of the First Congregational Church of Chatham.

Joan Hill
Owner, Host, & Director

Years ago, it was suggested to Joan that she might offer an art program, and she jumped at the chance of a lifetime. Bringing together all of her life's passions, the development and administration of Artful Journeys is an exhilarating process for Joan.


Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was very difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.

Jessica Edgar

Jessie grew up on Cape Cod and is very excited to be joining the Artful Journeys team! She studied music and psychology at Columbia University and is currently pursuing a masters in musicology at Oxford University. With interests in choral performance and auditory perception, Jessie combines her interests in performing as a soprano and pianist with her love of academia. She loves the outdoors, learning and traveling. 


Trip cost is $5225.  
  • Includes all accommodations, meals, transportation in Europe, event and museum entry fees, and teacher and admin fees.

  • $675 single supplement. 

  • Not included are personal purchases and pampering.

  • NOTE: A deposit of $500 is required upon registration to secure a place on this Journey.

  • Airfare to Munich and from Vienna is not included to enable travelers to use their “travel points,” upgrade flight arrangements, or to extend their trip.

  • Travel insurance  is  strongly encouraged. Please see the Travel Insurance Form.

  • Covid vaccinations (done within 360 days of the end of trip) and proof thereof are mandatory.

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For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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