Operetta Heaven Holidays from C and H Travel Ltd

Tailor-made Holidays for lovers of Opera, Operetta and Classical Music


The Lehar Operetta Festival in Bad Ischl

(Escorted and Non-Escorted Holidays Available)

"Wonderful music at the heart of the stunning lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut"


River Traun at Bad Ischl 

C and H Travel are offering you the opportunity to experience some of the world's most beautiful and melodious music performed to the highest standards.

7 nights* in very comfortable four star hotel or apartment accommodation in the beautiful Spa Town of Bad Ischl, near Salzburg, visiting the Lehar Operetta Festival.
(Tickets to 2 performances included).  
Details shown below (*number of nights can be flexible).

Please contact us for your FREE DVD to see more details of these holidays.

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Overlooking Lake Wolfgang, Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergut region of Austria is an area of spectacular lakes and stunning  mountain scenery.  "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews, was filmed at numerous locations in the region.  At the heart of the Salzkammergut is the very beautiful Spa Town of Bad Ischl - home to the famous Lehar Operetta Festival.  Each Summer fully professional operetta productions are staged, along with numerous free concerts of music by composers such as Strauss, Lehar, Kalman, Stolz, Zeller, Millocker and many more! 

The main Festival Productions for Summer 2017 are:

  • "The Merry Widow"  Operetta by Franz Lehar.

  • "Season in Salzburg" - Operetta by Fred Raymond

  • "Kaiserin Josephine" ("Empress Josephine") -
    Operetta by Emmerich Kalman
    (Semi-staged production).

Bad Ischl is around  one hour's drive from Salzburg, historic City of Music, and birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

Franz Lehar, composer of "The Merry Widow", lived in Bad Ischl for almost 30 years.  He died there in 1948.  His villa has been preserved as he left it and can be visited today.  Lehar's private art collections, personal effects, plus musical and theatrical memorabilia are all on display there. 

Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Oscar Straus, Johann Strauss, Emmerich Kalman, Robert Stoltz and Richard Tauber also owned or rented villas in Bad Ischl.  

For more information about the Lehar Festival and details of things to see and do in the area, click here.


        St Wolfgang                Emperor's Summer Palace              Lehar Villa

Unescorted holidays can be taken at any time in July or August 2017.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  This holiday experience includes all of the following:

  • All guests met at your arrival Airport or Railway Station (depending on your choice of travel to Austria), and driven in comfort by car direct to your hotel or apartment.
  • 7 nights* accommodation, with full buffet breakfast at one of our personally inspected and selected 4 Star Hotels in the centre of Bad Ischl, OR 7 nights* at Haus Strutzenberger including breakfast served in your apartment. (* Number of nights stay can be flexible).
  • Tickets to see two of the Festival Productions.  (The holiday price shown below is based on mid category tickets.  If you would prefer a different category just let us know). 
  • Detailed information in English about your chosen performances.
  • Full information about other concerts, tours, excursions and other activities available during your stay.
  • Transfer by car to your departure airport or railway station.

Guide Price to include ALL of the above from around £895.00* per person

(Based on 7 nights, number of nights can be flexible).

Escorted Holidays in Bad Ischl 2017

These will be available from on selected dates in July / August 2017. 

During this time we will personally be on hand to assist you during your stay in Bad Ischl and ensure that you have a relaxing and carefree holiday. 

Our escorted holidays can include excursions and sightseeing tours to various places of interest including Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen, Mondsee, Strobl, Hellbrunn Palace and Hallstatt. 

Please contact us for details.

As all of our holidays are tailored to your own individual requirements the holiday price may vary from those shown above. 

*Price based on mid category tickets being available.  If mid category tickets are not available / desired, or if you wish to exclude any of the above elements then we will amend your holiday price accordingly.

*Price per person as shown above is based on two people sharing a double / twin room.  Single travellers are most welcome, but accommodation rates for single occupancy may be higher in some hotels. Final price may vary depending on choice of hotel, room type requested / available, and any special requests you may have.  We aim to be as flexible as possible and will tailor your holiday to your individual requirements as far as we are able. 

We are very happy to check availability and quote prices for you entirely without any obligation.  Just contact us with your requirements.  Please see our Enquiries and Contact  page for more information. 

Our holiday price does not include the cost of flights or other travel arrangements from your home to Austria (transfers as specified above are included).  Please see our Travel Arrangements page for details of options available.  

To see some of the wonderful locations that can be visited on our holidays, please view our musical slideshow.

Please contact us for a free brochure and DVD.

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