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Sample Itinerary - 5 day tour to Vienna

Day 1

City HallGroup flight to Vienna.  Arrival in Vienna and introductory panoramic tour of Vienna with a local guide.

See the splendid baroque cupolas of the Imperial Palace, the neo-Gothic Vienna City Hall, the slim spires of the St. Stephen's Cathedral, the famous Opera House, the National Art Museum, Volksgarten and much more.

Arrive at the hotel for check-in.


Afternoon guides visit of the Imperial Palace.

In the centre of the old city, you can admire the splendour and magnificence of the daily life ofHofburg the noblest family of the Habsburg monarchy at the Hofburg.  For more than seven centuries the great empire of the Habsburgs was ruled from the Imperial Palace.  The Palace, inhabited by the imperial family until 1918, was originally a castle built in the 13th Century.  It has later been extended to a splendid residence in accordance with the increasing power of the Habsburgs and the expansion of their reign.  Today, the Imperial Palace houses the office of the President of Austria.

Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Vienna.

Day 2

Morning preparation for your lunchtime concert.

St Stephen's CathedralLunchtime concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Construction of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Austria's most eminent Gothic edifice, was started in 1359 when the cornerstone of the Gothic nave was laid.  The South Tower (Südturm), 448 feet high, was completed in 1433 (the Viennese have given it the nickname Steffl, which also denotes the whole Cathedral).  During the 18th Century the Cathedral was decorated with Baroque altar pieces.

Sacher Torte
Free afternoon to explore Vienna or hit the shops!  Make time to sample a local piece of Sacher Torte with a cup of coffee!

Free time for own dinner.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Vienna.

Day 3

Prater RiesenradParticipate in a Sunday Mass at a local Viennese church.

Afterwards, enjoy a "dead composer's tour" of Vienna.

Free time for lunch and own sightseeing.  Perhaps join the locals at the Nashmarkt (flea market) or at the Prater amusement park with it's famous giant Ferris wheel.

Late afternoon coach tour around Vienna, Wienerwald, Grinzing and other vine-growing villages around the city.  Visit a Heuriger for wine tasting and dinner.

Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Vienna.

Day 4

Morning excursion to Schönbrunn, Empress "Sissi's" former summer residence.Schoenbrunn

Schönbrunn is considered to be one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe.  The Habsburgs resided here for the better part of the summer.  Emperor Franz Joseph (1848 - 1916), who later married the enchanting Sissi, was born here in 1830.  The monarch spent his last years entirely in the palace, which became the property of the new Republic of Austria only two years after his death.  Today, the palace is part of UNESCO's cultural heritage.

Concert Opportunity to participate in Voices of the World on the steps of Schönbrunn - famous location for choirs from all over the world to come and perform (May-September).  Palm HouseAlternative for Easter - participate in the Easter Market at Schönbrunn.

After visiting the palace itself, some time should be spent wandering through the beautiful park, visiting the Palm House, or climbing to the famous Gloriette.

Transfer back into town.

 

Overnight in a 3-star hotel in Vienna.

Day 5

Transfer back to Vienna Airport and group flight back home.

 

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GUIDELINE PRICE 2014

from £449 per person 
excluding flights. 
Based on 40 paying guests and including 1 free package for the conductor.

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