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stradfas-vienna-1Departs 10th July 2017

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The History, Art and Palaces of Vienna
5 days from £839

Single room supplement from £114

If you wish to park at the Johnsons coach park (Henley), there is a charge of £20 per car.

FEATURES

  • 4* central Vienna hotel
  • Two dinners included
  • All excursions, guided tours, entrance fees & gratuities included
  • Direct scheduled flights from Luton to Vienna
  • Return UK airport coach transfers
  • Professional local guide in Austria
  • Executive coach throughout
  • Audio headsets included on Days 2 to 4

WHAT WE WILL SEE

  • Vienna — guided city tour
  • St Stephens Cathedral
  • Schönbrunn Palace — audio tour
  • Melk Abbey
  • Melk
  • Imperial Apartments at The Hofburg — audio tour
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum & Kunst-und Wunderkammer — guided tour
  • Upper Belvedere Palace — guided tour

 

ACCOMMODATION
We stay four nights at the 4* Savoyen Hotel in Vienna (www.austriatrend.at). Located close to Belvedere Palace and the Botanical Gardens, the hotel is a fifteen minute walk or short tram ride from the Ringstraße. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, sauna and a steam room, and all rooms are ensuite and feature television, telephone and a minibar. Set three course dinners without drinks are included in our hotel on the first and last evenings, and the remaining two nights are on bed and breakfast basis. EXTRAS TO

YOUR TOUR
insurance £29
Flight details may be subject to change.
Price based on twin share. Normal booking conditions apply.

 

For more information on this tour contact your Group Organiser:
Anne Giles
Tel: 01789 297166
Email: anniegi@a01.com

Schedule

Day 1
We meet at our designated pick up points and transfer by coach to Luton Airport for our direct scheduled Easyjet flight to Vienna. On arrival in Vienna we are met by our guide and transfer in our private executive coach to the 4* Savoyen Hotel for a four night stay. Set three course dinners without drinks are included in our hotel on the first and last evenings, and the remaining two nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2
This morning we depart with our guide and coach for a city tour of Vienna, taking in the imperial and architectural beauty of the city, a reminder of the great wealth of the Hapsburgs and the splendour of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During our guided tour we visit St Stephen’s Cathedral, dating back to 1147 and for a long time uncontested as the tallest building in Europe. After free time for lunch in Vienna we visit Schönbrunn Palace, commissioned in 1696 by Leopold I, completed in 1730, and adapted in the mid 18th century for Maria Theresa. Our audio-guided tour takes in her bedroom, hung with Brussels tapestries, her breakfast room decorated with needlework worked by her and her daughters, and the Hall of Mirrors, where Mozart, aged 6, gave his first recital. The gardens were laid out with fountains and statues, and later, on the Gloriette Hill, a colonnaded arcade was added, from which one has an extensive view over the city.

Day 3
This morning we explore the UNESCO listed Danube Valley with its rich history and magical scenery. The famous Benedictine Melk Abbey is our destination, offering one of Europe’s finest examples of Baroque architecture. Time is then at leisure for lunch in Melk which dates back to 831 and offers a wonderful variety of architectural gems. We then return to Vienna where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 4
This morning we visit the Imperial Apartments at The Hofburg, the residence of the Hapsburgs for over 600 years. The Hofburg was considered the centre of the Hapsburg Empire and during our audio tour we visit the authentically furnished Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection, home to a fine and extensive collection of Imperial utilitarian objects. We enjoy a guided tour at the Kunsthistorisches Museum this afternoon. The 16th century Kunst-und Wunderkammer (art and treasure chambers) of Archduke Ferdinand and of Emperor Rudolph ll, together with the Baroque collections of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, forms the nucleus of the Museum’s magnificent collections. We enjoy a farewell dinner in our hotel this evening.

Day 5
We visit Upper Belvedere Palace this morning, and our guided tour on arrival introduces us to a fine collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, including the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection. We then transfer to the airport for our direct scheduled Easyjet flight to Luton, and onwards coach travel back to our original pick up points.
NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons. Given the historic nature of the places visited, a certain degree of walking will be involved, and this holiday may not be suitable for those with mobility problems. 

 

 

See also our Policies page for details of refunds and insurance, etc.