Vienna Hofburg Palace Schönbrunn Palace St. Stephens Cathedral State Opera
Vienna offers its residents amongst the best quality of life of any city in the world and has been doing so for years. With contemporary museums and a wide range of activities involving classical music, Vienna continues to charm visitors with all it can offer. Be surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful architecture, have a cup of tasty Viennese coffee as you listen to Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Brahms or stride through its lush green parks and enjoy the Viennese life like the locals do.
Welcome to the city of Vienna! Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city as you circle around the Ringstrasse, passing by some of the most significant sights such as the City Hall(Rathaus), the Parliament Building, the State Opera House and the famous Hofburg Palace. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy some free time this evening. Overnight Vienna.
Start your morning with a visit to the Naschmarket which has been around since the Middle Ages. Enjoy strolling through the open air market bursting with the colours of fruits, vegetables, delicacies and local finds. Then explore the city’s imperial past as you tread in Sisi’s footsteps at magnificent Schönbrunn Palace which used to be her summer residence. Take a timeless wander around the palace’s Baroque gardens and get lost in the 17th century maze. Afterwards, spend a little time appreciating some magnificent Viennese works of art as you visit either the Kunsthistorische Museum or the Leopold Museum before capping the day off at Cafe Central, a popular meeting point for the likes of Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Leo Trotzki. A visit to one or more of the many mosques in the city can be incorporated in your itinerary. Overnight Vienna.
Today you will visit some of Vienna’s most iconic architectural treasures including the stunning 12th century Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral where you can also explore the catacombs and – if you’re up for a little exercise – climb the 343 steps to the top of the bell tower for a lovely view of the city. Stroll down Karntnerstrasse as you walk your way to the famous Hofburg Palace, the very center of the Habsburg empire, where you can visit three museums: The Imperial Apartments with their original furnishings and decorations, the Sisi Museum where you can learn about the empress’ life and the Imperial Silver Collection. In the evening, catch a concert in St. Anna’s Church or St. Charles’ Church and be delighted by an ensemble playing famous works by Mozart, Bach, Haydn and Beethoven. Overnight Vienna.
Enjoy some time to explore more of Vienna just as you please before commencing your homeward journey.
You may wish to maximise your stay in Vienna with a day trip to any of the following:
Discover the very scenic Wachau Valley as you take a delightful boat ride along the Danube and visit the magnificent Melk Abbey and the historic town of Krems.
If you’re up for the long drive, you can enjoy a day trip to Salzburg and perhaps take the fascinating “Sound of Music” tour
See the Roman city of Baden, visit a Mayerling hunting lodge and take a boat ride at the Seegrotte on a half day trip to Vienna Woods and Mayerling
There’s so much more you can do in the city and the following are just some of the many activities which we can arrange for you:
Walk the romantic path of Jesse and Celine on a Before Sunrise Walking Tour, based on the popular 90’s classic film by Richard Linklater
Make your Schönbrunn Palace visit more magical with a dinner and concert included in the evening within the Palace’s premises
Be transported back to Mozart’s time in an evening of entertainment, 1790’s style with candelight, a menu based on historical recipes, period costume and instruments and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s exquisite music at St. Peter Stiftskeller.
Take a ride on the Prater Big Wheel, made so famous in the film “The Third Man” and offering superb views across the city.
Have just arrived back from London. Everything was perfect with the group. The drivers were always on time and very kind, the dinners were all very satisfactory as well. Thank you very much for all your help this year and to be continued next year.