1. Vienna: Play with the Orchestra at Schönbrunn Palace
Step into the role of conductor for a one-of-a-kind experience at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace. Play easy instruments with the orchestra in pre-concert rehearsals, take a once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of the Palace after hours, and witness iconic symphonies in concert with Category A seating. Begin at the exclusive Schönbrunn Orangery, where Mozart himself once conducted. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Schönbrunn Orchestra in pre-concert rehearsal and join in by playing the triangle or bells. Then, command the orchestra yourself with a nod of your baton and hear the notes rise at your fingertips. Take a break to savor a well-deserved Viennese snack with drinks and pastries, such as cinnamon rolls or apple strudel. At the end of rehearsal, say goodbye to the orchestra and receive a certificate to remember your day at Schönbrunn Palace. Then, embark on an after-hours tour of Schönbrunn Palace for your group only. Follow your guide through the empty Palace and marvel at the immense wealth of the Habsburg dynasty. Discover the history behind each turn as you explore the opulent Rococo staterooms and vast halls. Watch the Schönbrunn orchestra perform world-famous compositions at the evening concert and experience classical music as it was meant to be heard in this historic venue. Enjoy a privileged view with Category A seating as the orchestra whisks you into the night.