From Canada, 4 of us were doing trip in Europe and stopping by Vienna for 4 days. I wanted to make Vienna memorable for all of us with a special night and I did! I found Peter on Google and wrote to him and he made couple suggestions from so many shows and dinners going on in this beautiful city. I made my choice and hoped for the best. Peter sent me confirmation for dinner reservation and said there will be 4 tickets awaiting for us as well. Note, I did not give him my credit card, etc... It was all done by trust. This is how I remember Europe living there, you shake a hand and you mean it. Few days before the trip, I e-mailed Peter again to confirm, as I did not want any negative surprises and he responded with reassurance that all is booked and we will have a great time.
We walked to Kursalon from our hotel for dinner at Johann restaurant that is inside the property (building/palace).
It was still bright and the grounds looks fantastic and we sat on the patio outside having a drink, then we proceeded to our big table for dinner a la carte. There weren’t many people at all, that’s because we were early. The restaurant filled up and after dinner, I picked up the tickets and the show was sold out! We were seated in the front row, all together. The show was fantastic as the orchestra did amazing job and there was variety for us, some ballet, opera, simply classical music, comedy etc… You were entertained the entire time and not only opera or only classical or only ballet… but a nice mixture for everyone. The only wish I have is that the musicians could have worn wigs and be dressed in “old way” like I saw pictures from other opera/musical halls. At half time, we went outside and sipped on our champagne. The place looked completely different, as it was dark and statues, grounds were lit up nicely.
What a night to remember! My daughter graduated as a Medical Doctor. She was with her boyfriend and I was with mine in a beautiful place and for a great price.
When we got back from Europe, I wrote to Peter to thank him and I hope you will do the same if you get the opportunity to use his help. I wrote to him few times and every time he responded promptly and with courtesy. The fact that he trusted me without payment made him even that much more professional and special.
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