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Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

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Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

Looking at booking dinner and "in period costume" concert in Vienna for August 23. Expedia says we'll get "Superior" dinner & seating for $178 Can each; however, there is NO indication of where will be sitting or what kind of "concert" it is. Actual State Opera is shut down for July & August. Anyone done the Expedia route and willing to share opinions?

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1. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

The state opera is rentng the venue for the period of annual closure July and August.

Period costume concerts are for tourists who are not into classical music and heavily promoted by sellers in period costumes near all major sights in Vienna. People who are into classical music risk being disappointed by the quality of the performances.

$178 per person seems like an outrageous price to me as neither the food, nor the music are likely to be of very good quality. During the season, for that amount you could go to a very good restaurant AND to a very good concert.

The problem is that the offer of classical music in the summer months is rather limited in Vienna.

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2. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

Are you sure you got the price right. When I checked Expedia.ca it was showing $78 per person.

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3. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

Great info - thanks. Any recommendations for Aug "Vienna" music experience or great "old town" dinner. We are staying right bside Stephansplatz.

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4. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

Not for both dinner AND concert.

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5. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

How about going to film and music festival at Rathausplatz 29.6. bis 1.9.

Enjoy a classic concert , opera, ballett on the big screen (start with dawn)

and get yourself food from any of the many stalls there.

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6. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

Copied and pasted directly from Expedia.ca website:

"Trip dates: Fri 23-Aug-2013 to Fri 23-Aug-2013 (Select new trip dates)

Dinner and concert - Mozart

C$78.45 each

Adults (13 & older) *

C$39.89 each

Children (3 to 12) *

*specify age at day of event"

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7. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

My apologies - I am clearly becoming senile. My cost for two would be $156. Clearly all those years of English teaching did NOTHING for my reading skills. Thanks for the follow-up..

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Dinner and Live Orchestra Concert

Dinner and concert - Mozart

Usable on: 23/08/2013 Vouchers required

2 Adults C$78.21 each

Total: C$156.42*

*Includes taxes and fees of C$11.38.

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8. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

Richard R

Will definitely look at this option - maybe even as an "in addition" experience. If you noted, the responder questioning my prices was quite right. I misread the quote. So - it would be about $156 CA for 2 tickets on Aug 23 for dinner and the "period costume," Opera House leased "concert." Does this alter your view of this choice?

Richard too

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9. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

OK - totally confused now. Couldn't understand why I'd been so inept and checked again on the ticket prices for this offering

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Find Vienna Activities & Family Fun Things to Do in Vienna

Selected Activities

Usable from Thu 22-Aug-2013 to Sat 24-Aug-2013

Viennese Mozart Concerts in Period Costume

Mozart in Vienna:

Dinner and Concert Category Superior

Usable on: 23/08/2013

Vouchers required

2 Adults

C$178.18 each

Total:

C$356.36*

*Includes taxes and fees of C$25.56.

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????????? - Clearly I'm missing something and will check this all much more closely. Liking Richard R's suggestion much more. We'll just visit the Opera House : ))

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10. Re: Expedia.ca tickets to Dinner & concert in State Opera House

I thought I'd just saved you $200! ;-)

DON'T spend $178 each on this. It will be indifferent food and so-so music.

One thing I always do in August is go to the classical Film Festival outside the Rathaus (City Hall). They show filmed recordings of operas and concerts on a giant screen with rows of seats in front. It's totally free and there's an extensive and good international food court next to it. I find it a convivial way to spend an evening.