Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Explore Salzburg and meet the cast of Julie Madly Deeply
How do you solve a problem like… where to take your next trip? Why not cruise the Danube and enjoy Julie Andrews-themed performances on your way to visit the stunning city of Salzburg – setting for The Sound Of Music.
And who better to join you than the cast of Julie Madly Deeply, the acclaimed West End act that offers a cheeky and affectionate look at the life of national treasure Dame Julie Andrews. You’ll enjoy a special live cabaret performance featuring all the classics from The Sound Of Music, Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady – Julie starred in the stage version.
You’ll also receive a signed album and take part in a meet-and-greet with Sarah-Louise Young, star of Julie Madly Deeply.
Breathtaking: On The Mail on Sunday’s exclusive six-day trip you’ll enjoy Julie Andrews-themed performances on your way to visit the stunning city of Salzburg (pictured). It’s where a number of scenes for 1965’s The Sound Of Music were filmed
Your fabulous six-day trip begins with a hotel break in the ancient Bavarian city of Passau. Then you’ll set sail on the Danube for four nights aboard the A-ROSA DONNA cruise ship, taking in the breathtaking Wachau Valley, Linz and Salzburg.
In the Austrian capital, Vienna, known as the City of Music, you’ll have a chance to explore museums, galleries, palaces and castles.
You’ll be joined by the cast of Julie Madly Deeply for an evening performance looking at the life of Dame Julie Andrews, with stories, anecdotes and legendary songs from her hit musicals Mary Poppins and The Sound Of Music.
On the tour you’ll be joined by the cast of Julie Madly Deeply, the acclaimed West End act that offers a look at the life of Dame Julie Andrews. Above is the legendary actress as Maria in The Sound Of Music
The stunning Austrian Alps (above) formed a stunning backdrop to some of the scenes in The Sound Of Music
After the show there will be an opportunity to meet the cast of Julie Madly Deeply, who will be happy to sign your complimentary CD of the show’s songs.
Your trip will also take you to Bratislava. The historic Slovakian capital has long been an ethnic melting pot, as can be seen in every corner of the city.
All meals and drinks (even sparkling wines and cocktails) are included**, as are afternoon tea and snacks, use of the ship’s sauna, gym and top-deck heated pool, all on-board entertainment, and return flights and transfers.
Reasons to book
Enjoy Julie Madly Deeply: Dame Julie Andrews is one of the greats of stage and screen. Her songs from musicals including Mary Poppins, The Sound Of Music and My Fair Lady, performed by the Julie Madly Deeply cast, are intertwined with stories and anecdotes about her life, from her beginnings as a child star to the challenge of losing her singing voice.
Explore Austria’s magnificent capital: Once home to Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert, Vienna’s reputation as the City of Music is well earned. The capital has a vibrant cultural scene.
See the best of the Danube: As you sail, you’ll experience different cities and landscapes, including the stunning Wachau Valley.
Explore historic Bratislava: Bratislava is the only capital city in the world that borders more than one neighbouring country. The streets of the old town are lined with well-preserved baroque and rococo palaces and filled with the sound of people speaking different languages.
Cruise in comfort: Unlike many cruise liners, A-ROSA ships are refreshingly casual. As well as the main restaurant, there is a bar, cafe, sauna, gym, spa, sundeck, heated outdoor pool and putting green.
Visit the film location: From Linz, you will have a chance to follow in the footsteps of the Von Trapps on an included trip to Salzburg, where a number of scenes for 1965’s The Sound Of Music were filmed.