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Vienna City Break
Best time to go: March to July
3 Nights | from £550pp
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Included in your A&K Vienna City Break:
- Private half day walking tour with one of our expert guides
- Entrance fees to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Leopold Museum
- Return flights
- Private luxury transfers
- Accommodation including breakfast
- Services of your dedicated A&K Concierge to book additional private tours, restaurants & spa treatments, to tailor your break to suit you
Few cities can boast the grand imperial glamour of Vienna, where outrageously extravagant palaces sit alongside coffee houses that resemble artists’ living rooms and music practically emanates from the streets. Visit one of the most musical cities in the world and you’ll experience the works of Mozart, Haydn, Strauss (both junior and senior) Schubert, Brahms and countless others, in venues like the neo-Renaissance Staatsoper, a cultural bastion with an illustrious history. Only second to its music are Vienna’s coffee houses, which feel more like second homes to the residents of this favourably liveable city. The culinary scene is quietly bubbling away and Beisln (bistros) are loved by inhabitants and tourists alike for their eclectic blend of homely cuisine, delicious brews and fine wines.
From Schloss Belvedere to Schloss Schönbrunn and the monumental Hofburg complex, you’ll feel the city’s staggering past in many ways, through the excessive architecture and attractions that only classically stylish Vienna could get away with. One of the best displays of Vienna’s imperial past can be seen at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, where an army of elegantly powerful Lipizzaner stallions perform haute école movements of classical dressage, known as ‘airs above ground’. With a flick of a hoof and swish of an intricately plaited mane the horses and their riders appear to fly across the ground, in an arena that’s so absurdly pompous it could be a ballroom.
The Viennese Waltz, the Spanish Riding School and Johann Strauss; everything associated with Vienna exudes class and quality, and the Ritz-Carlton is no exception. Occupying the site of four former palaces, the 19th century façade gives way to individual, surprisingly capacious rooms and an open roof terrace provides a spectacular platform from which to review the day’s sightseeing conquests. If you do need reminding of the city’s glorious history, a golden, violin-toting Strauss Jnr is waiting for you just over the road in the adjacent Stadtpark.
Hotel Sacher Wien
The Sacher name melts into Vienna’s history, principally due to Franz Sacher’s eponymous torte but more recently, and enduringly, under the stewardship of the Guertler family, in the guise of the Sacher Vienna. Boasting rooms dripping with high quality art, fabrics and furnishings and an enviable location by the State Opera, guests are immersed in the Viennese culture and history. Sampling the decadent Sachertorte is almost a condition of any stay here but why not also indulge in a chocolate based spa treatment in the hotel’s spa, we can personally recommend it!
View the rest of our hotel collection in Vienna, or contact one of our team on 01242 547 703
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this four day suggested city break will cost from:
• £550 per person, staying at The Ritz-Carlton
• £785 per person, staying at Hotel Sacher Wien
Including flights, breakfast, private transfers, half day walking tour and entrances.
Prices based on two people sharing in low season and subject to availability.
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Our European offices are managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of the continent, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
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