Mahler Festival 2021

Join classical music broadcaster Mairi Nicolson in Leipzig for the unique opportunity to hear Mahler’s complete symphonies and other orchestral works performed by world-class orchestras at a rarely-staged festival of Mahler.

Hosted by the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the festival will feature performances by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras and the London Symphony Orchestra among other renowned ensembles and soloists.

The 2021 festival offers a particularly authentic experience, as for two years Gustav Mahler lived and worked in Leipzig, where he composed his first symphony and conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra daily for the Leipzig Opera.

Alongside festival performances visit museums and other sights in and around Leipzig and explore the city which has produced so many of Germany’s greatest composers.

Full brochure with itinerary and festival details available February 2020.

Per person, twin-share (approximately)

AUD 11,000

Single supplement* (approximately)

AUD 1,500

Deposit, per person (at time of booking)

AUD 1,500

2nd Deposit (12 November 2020)

AUD 3,000

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.

Final payment due

12 March 2021

Tour code


Fitness level

Please see Terms and Conditions for fitness level definitions.

Tour price includes

  • Premium category seats for included performances of the 2021 Mahler Festival
  • Accommodation in a centrally-located 4-star superior hotel with breakfast daily (B)
  • Pre-performance talks by your tour leader, Mairi Nicolson
  • Meals as per itinerary (to be confirmed) including wines with meals
  • Comprehensive sightseeing including local guides and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Transportation throughout on comfortable air-conditioned coaches
  • Airport/hotel transfers in Leipzig on arrival and departure
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers and wait staff
  • Hotel porterage (one piece per person)

Tour price does not include

  • Airfares (please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for assistance)
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone, laundry, room service, minibar, taxis, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (a condition of travel; please contact Renaissance Tours or your travel agent for assistance)
  • Airport porterage


Your hotel

Marriott Leipzig ****+

N.B. A hotel of a similar standard may be substituted.