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Music & Art Delights in Imperial Vienna: 03 January 2022
|5 days and 4 nights|
Music & Art Delights in Imperial Vienna
4-nights, from €1093pps
Direct flights from Ireland
INITIAL BOOKING DEPOSIT ONLY €150 PER PERSON
Low Booking Deposit €150pp * Flexible Booking ConditionsIn its magnificent setting on the beautiful Danube, Vienna more than lives up to its centuries old tradition of civilised culture. Beautiful buildings of many architectural styles including beautiful palaces, ancient streets, public gardens and street cafes make it one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Serious music lovers have long considered Vienna to be one of Europe’s premier music destinations. No other city has been home to so many composers of international renown: some, such as Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg and Berg were born there, others, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and Mahler chose to live there. Discover more of Vienna. Luxuriate in a magical concert evening at the Musikverein with the Tonkunstler Orchestra Niederosterrich. Marvel at what you see and hear on our “Highlights of Vienna” City Tour. Explore the Sisi Museum and Imperial Treasury and see stunning works of Art in the Albertina Museum.
Images Albertina, Schonbrunn @Osterrich Werburg Fotograf Viennaslide
Day 1 – Monday 03 January 2022
Your tour will start with an early afternoon flight to Vienna. Flying with Aer Lingus, flight departs Dublin at 07:10 and arrives in Vienna at 11:00 (flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).
On arrival in Vienna, you will meet your local Viennese guide for private coach transfer to the
Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Wien where you will stay for 4-nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
The hotel: Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
The Best Western Plus Amedia Wien is located in the vibrant business district Landstrasse - only four metro stops away from the center of Vienna. The hotel rooms are decorated in modern style featuring with designer bathroom with a glass step-in shower or bath tub and tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms. The hotel’s public areas include a coffee lounge and hotel bar. Thanks to the hotels proximity to trams and subways, you can enjoy quick and easy access to other exciting areas of Vienna.
This evening, a 3-course welcome dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant.
Day 2 – Tuesday 04 January 2022
Experience the very best of Vienna on guided tour with a stop for coffee and cake in one of Vienna’s traditional cafes. Vienna, one of the most beautiful of Europe's historic and cultural cities, has long been one of the Europe’s most important centres of music and art. The city offers many fascinating museums and art galleries and today you will visit the Albertina Museum.
See the architectural highlights of the city center, including the Ringstrasse, Prater and the soaring spires of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Hear stories about the city’s kings, queens and revolutionaries, with stops for photos of Vienna’s classic sights. A traditional Austrian lunch is included in today’s tour and will be taken at the Cafe Gerstner. After this stop, visit the Albertina Museum, an 8th-century palace in Vienna housing a famous museum of paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and more.
After your guided tour of the Albertina Musuem, you are free to stay on and admire the museum independently or you can return on the coach to the hotel.
The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city sights independently. Perhaps take another of Vienna’s world class museums, visit one of the city’s renowned coffee houses and watch the world go by or simply relax in your hotel.
Day 3 – Wednesday 05 January 2022
Vienna is considered to be a city of stages – and there is plenty to discover not only in front of but also behind the scenes of Vienna's most famous music venue - The Musikverein. Home to the annual New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, it is one of the acoustically brilliant concert halls in the world. This backstage tour will give you an idea of the impressive architecture and unique acoustics of the Musikverein for yourself before you attend for your evening performance.
Your duration: 45 minutes.
Afternoon at lesiure.
In the early evening, meet your fellow travellers in the hotel restaurant for a three-course pre-concert dinner.
After dinner, depart by coach once again for the Vienna Musikverein which for many is the highlight of the tour; an orchestral performance by the Tonkunstler Orchestra Niederosterrich.
With category 1 tickets.
Coach transfer back to your hotel at the end of the evening
Day 4 – Thursday 06 January 2022
Today’s excursion is a visit to The Hofburg Palace, a must-see when visiting Vienna. Here you will have a guided tour of the Sisi Museum and Imperial Treasury. Formerly the winter residence of the Austrian royal family, the Hofburg Imperial Palace (Hofburg Wien) is now a lasting tribute to the glory of the Habsburg Empire and stands as the official seat of the Austrian President.
Hofburg Sisi Museum: 1-hour tour
Since 2004 the Sisi Museum has been housed in the Stephan apartments, named after Archduke Stephan Viktor. Here you can view a selection of personal items that once belonged to Elisabeth and which are used to illustrate the true personality of the Empress.
Imperial Treasury: 1-hour tour
Here you can admire the jewels of the Habsburgs. One of the most important treasure chambers in the world, the Imperial Treasury houses the Austrian Imperial Crown, one of the most beautiful crowns in the world, the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire with the Imperial Crown and parts of the original Jewellery of the Empress,
After the tour, you can head back to the hotel on the coach or remain in the center of Vienna.
Day 5 – Friday 07 January 2022
Coach transfer to airport for return flight. Flight departs Vienna at 11:50 and arrives in Dublin at 13:45 (flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).
• Return flight from Dublin, taxes and transfers
• Four-nights in the Best Western Plus Amedia Wien with breakfast
• Welcome lunch or dinner in hotel
• Panormaic city tour of Vienna, with lunch in Cafe Gerstner
• Explore the collections of the Albertina Museum
• Guided tour of Sisi Museum and Imperial Apartments
• Behind Vienna’s Scene; with backstage tour of the Musikverein
• Pre-concert dinner at your hotel
• Category 1 ticket for Tonkunstler Orchestra Niederosterrich in the Großer Saal of the Musikverein
• Private transfers and local guide according to the programme
Price does not include
• Travel Insurance
• Checked-in luggage
Information to Note
Please note that dates are provisional and that the itinerary is subject to change until airline flights are released by the airline. The tour date may change by a day or two of the advertised departure date.
Booking deposit is €150 pp. Second deposit of €200 due 15 September 2021. Remaining balance due 8 weeks prior to departure date. No credit card charge on deposit payments.
Please note that our hotel rating is a reflection of how the property compares to the industry standard in Prague in relation to when it comes to price, facilities and services offered by the hotel.
One standard piece of hand luggage is included in your tour price. (10 kilos). Checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices may vary. Please note this must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. Bags booked within 14 days prior to travel will incur an administration fee of €25 per piece.
Please note that concert tickets are Category 1
Please note that there is a fair amount of walking on this tour, especially in the city walking tour. Ours are active holidays. Walking, stair-climbing and standing around for periods are unavoidable aspects of this tour. This tour is suitable for those of a normal fitness but may not be suitable for those who need support. Walking and getting on and off a coach several times a day is part of the tour. Please note that we reserve the right to amend the timings of the tour itinerary in line with supplier requests and included excursions may take place on different days.
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport. EU passport holders do not require a visa to travel within the EU. As a rule of thumb for European travel your passport should be valid until your intended date of return to Ireland. For travel outside the EU a validity of a minimum of 6 months beyond your return date is required. A visa may be needed for your holiday and information regarding this will be sent closer to travel.
IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check
COVID-19 Special information
Please note that the visitor attractions state that customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned and that in a attempt to reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited. Masks are required in visitor attractions and indoors and we would ask all travellers to bring their own. Temperature checks are mandatory in certain attractions.