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Imperial Vienna

Staying with the court

5 Days / Vienna

The Habsburgs have ruled Austria for more than 600 years. Still today, grand palaces and generous gardens remind of the lived glory of the past. Immerse yourself in the good old imperial era and let yourself be inspired by the life at the former Vienna court.

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Day
1
Arrival in Vienna

Afternoon

Arrival at Vienna Airport.
Meet your licensed English-speaking guide at the airport.

Transfer in private coach to your hotel. After check-in, enjoy some time to relax.

Evening

Meet your licensed English-speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel. During a guided tour in the evening, you experience the imperial summer residence Schönbrunn Palace and enjoy royal entertainment at a concert in the Orangerie afterwards. Before the concert, dinner will be served.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attractions of this day

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Schoenbrunn Palace

The former summer residence of the Habsburg family ranks among the most impressive Baroque buildings worldwide. In 1966, Schönbrunn Palace and gardens were certified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The outstanding architecture, the magnificent staterooms and the palace gardens are definitely worth a visit.

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Schönbrunn Palace Dinner and Concert

At the Orangery Schönbrunn, a place rich in tradition, the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra and the Schönbrunn Chamber Ensemble perform the most beautiful tunes of the classic composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. The orchestra is accompanied by two opera singers, a soprano and a baritone, and two ballet dancers dressed in authentic costumes.
Right before this concert, enjoy a delicious dinner in this impressive location.

Day
2
Vienna

Morning

After breakfast, meet your licensed English-speaking guide. Start your day with a walking tour on the traces of the Habsburg family, followed by a visit to the Imperial Apartments, the Sissi Museum and the Imperial Silver Collection. Then discover the Imperial Burial Vault before having lunch on your own. 

Afternoon

The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Meet your local English-speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attractions of this day

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Imperial Palace / Imperial Apartments

The Imperial Palace or Hofburg is the former centre of the vast Habsburg empire. Originally, the Imperial Palace was a fortress, which the Habsburgs transformed into a splendid residence and henceforth lived there tilll 1918. Today, visitors have access to these grandiose apartments.

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Imperial Silver Collection

The former court silver services and dining silverware are displayed in the Imperial Chancellery Wing of the Imperial Palace. One can admire precious porcelain, finest china, gold and silver work and the Vienna Court Silver, which still shines as bright as in the old days.

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Imperial Burial Vault

Since 1633, the Imperial burial chamber beneath the Capuchin Church and monastery has been the place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. Still today, Capuchin friars take care of the Imperial Burial Vault, additionally to their regular pastoral work.

Day
3
Vienna

Morning

Meet your licensed English-speaking guide in the lobby of your hotel. This morning you admire the enchanting Lipizzan Stallions at the Spanish Riding School while enjoying a tour through the premises of this renowned institution. 
Afterwards, enjoy a delicious coffeebreak at one of the traditional Viennese coffeehouses.
Lunch on your own.

Afternoon

Transfer to the Imperial Festival Palace Schloss Hof, located in the surroundings of Vienna. 
Visit to Schloss Hof Palace and its gardens.
Then return transfer to Vienna.

Evening

Meet your local English-speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attractions of this day

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Spanish Riding School

For more than 450 years, the Spanish Riding School has been practicing and cultivating classical equitation. Its glamorous Lipizzan stallions can be admired in a corresponding glamorous ambiance at the Imperial Palace. One can expect riding skills at the highest level. 

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Schloss Hof Excursion

The Imperial Palace Schloss Hof is only a short hour’s drive from Vienna and you will find a fascinating baroque adventure world, with stunning buildings, romantic parks and gardens with a great diversity of plants and flowers. Do not miss to walk around in the nature and feel the imperial atmosphere before going back to imperial Vienna.

Day
4
Vienna

Morning

Meet your licensed English-speaking guide in the lobby of your hotel and enjoy a visit to the Imperial Furniture Collection.  
Lunch on your own at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants.

Afternoon

The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Meet your English-speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel. Before your farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant, you enjoy a Fiacre Carriage ride through the old town of Vienna.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attractions of this day

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Imperial Furniture Collection

Formerly, the task of the Imperial Furniture Collection was to administer the furniture of the Habsburgs, to maintain and to distribute these pieces to the imperial households. Nowadays, this unique museum of imperial living decors display exhibits originating from five centuries.

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Fiacre Carriage Ride

Since the 17th century, the horse-drawn carriages have characterized the cityscape of Vienna and still are of great importance. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and enjoy a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town of Vienna. By the way - both the coachman as well as the coach itself are called Fiacre.

Day
5
Departure from Vienna

Morning

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Vienna airport. 
Have a safe trip!

Schoenbrunn Palace

The former summer residence of the Habsburg family ranks among the most impressive Baroque buildings worldwide. In 1966, Schönbrunn Palace and gardens were certified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The outstanding architecture, the magnificent staterooms and the palace gardens are definitely worth a visit.

Schonbrunner schlosskonzert  c  image vienna

Schönbrunn Palace Dinner and Concert

At the Orangery Schönbrunn, a place rich in tradition, the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra and the Schönbrunn Chamber Ensemble perform the most beautiful tunes of the classic composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. The orchestra is accompanied by two opera singers, a soprano and a baritone, and two ballet dancers dressed in authentic costumes.
Right before this concert, enjoy a delicious dinner in this impressive location.

Imperial Palace / Imperial Apartments

The Imperial Palace or Hofburg is the former centre of the vast Habsburg empire. Originally, the Imperial Palace was a fortress, which the Habsburgs transformed into a splendid residence and henceforth lived there tilll 1918. Today, visitors have access to these grandiose apartments.

Imperial Silver Collection

The former court silver services and dining silverware are displayed in the Imperial Chancellery Wing of the Imperial Palace. One can admire precious porcelain, finest china, gold and silver work and the Vienna Court Silver, which still shines as bright as in the old days.

Imperial Burial Vault

Since 1633, the Imperial burial chamber beneath the Capuchin Church and monastery has been the place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. Still today, Capuchin friars take care of the Imperial Burial Vault, additionally to their regular pastoral work.

Spanish Riding School

For more than 450 years, the Spanish Riding School has been practicing and cultivating classical equitation. Its glamorous Lipizzan stallions can be admired in a corresponding glamorous ambiance at the Imperial Palace. One can expect riding skills at the highest level. 

Schloss Hof Excursion

The Imperial Palace Schloss Hof is only a short hour’s drive from Vienna and you will find a fascinating baroque adventure world, with stunning buildings, romantic parks and gardens with a great diversity of plants and flowers. Do not miss to walk around in the nature and feel the imperial atmosphere before going back to imperial Vienna.

Imperial Furniture Collection

Formerly, the task of the Imperial Furniture Collection was to administer the furniture of the Habsburgs, to maintain and to distribute these pieces to the imperial households. Nowadays, this unique museum of imperial living decors display exhibits originating from five centuries.

Fiacre Carriage Ride

Since the 17th century, the horse-drawn carriages have characterized the cityscape of Vienna and still are of great importance. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and enjoy a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town of Vienna. By the way - both the coachman as well as the coach itself are called Fiacre.

Prices

Price per person in twin room:  from EUR 869,00
Single supplement per person:  from EUR 129,00

 

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The prices shown aim to providing you with a broad indication of how much to budget for the trip. 
Rates are based on shoulder season rates with a min. of 20 participants. 
Rates are quoted in EURO and include taxes and VAT. Rates are subject to change, offer is upon request. Please contact us for tailor-made itineraries and definite prices.
The transportation to/from the point of origin of the tour, porterage, meals other than indicated, other tour-elements than indicated as well as tips and personal expenses are not included in the price. 

Included Services

  • 04 x overnight stays in twin room incl. breakfast in 4-star hotel
  • 04 x dinner at local restaurants (3-course, excl. beverages)
  • Arrival/departure transfer in private coach from/to local airport
  • Arrival/departure assistance at the airport
  • Private coach transfers as per itinerary
  • Private local English-speaking guide services as per itinerary
  • 01 x Guided tour through Schönbrunn Palace
  • 01 x Dinner and Concert at Orangerie Schönbrunn (Category A) 
  • 01 x Entrance to the Imperial Palace including Sisi Museum and Imperial Apartments
  • 01 x Entrance to the Imperial Vault 
  • 01 x Entrance to the Imperial Silver Collection 
  • 01 x Guided tour through the Spanish Riding School 
  • 01 x Coffee break incl. one hot beverage (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and one piece of cake/pastry 
  • 01 x Entrance to Hof Palace 
  • 01 x Entrance to the Imperial Furniture Collection
  • 01 x Fiacre carriage ride