Imperial Vienna: Music & The Christmas Markets, 27 November 2020

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In 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. The city comes alive at Christmas time with Chriskindelmarkt on almost every corner. Enjoy dinner and music in the Schönbrunn Palace. See the best of the city on our highlights of Vienna city tour finishing at the famous Vienna Christmas Market at the Schönbrunn Castle with a glass of mulled wine and a Christmas pastry.

Inclusions

• Return flight from Dublin, taxes • Three nights bed and breakfast in the 4* Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia • Three-course welcome lunch on arrival • Half-day ‘Highlights of Vienna’ sightseeing tour finishing at the Christmas Markets at the Schonbrunn Palace mulled wine and a Christmas pastry • An evening of dinner and music at the Schonbrunn palace, with three-course dinner followed by concert in the Palace Orangery where you will hear the beautiful works of Mozart and Strauss accompanied by vocalists and ballet dancers. • Free time for independent sightseeing • Private coach and guide assistance for all transfers and excursions

Itinerary

Day 1

Your tour will start with a morning flight to Vienna. Flight (Aer Lingus) departs Dublin airport at 07:10 and arrives in Vienna 11:00. (flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).

On arrival in Vienna, meet your local Vienna guide and transfer to the 4* Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Hotel.

Your hotel: 4* Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Hotel.

The 4* Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Hotelis located just 4 underground stops from the city centre and stylish rooms decorated in modern style featuring individually adjustable air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV and bathroom with a glass step-in shower or bath tub and tea and coffee making facilities. The Hotel’s public areas include a coffee lounge. Guests can also unwind at the hotel bar. The Viehmarktgasse Tram Stop is just steps away while the famous Belvedere Palace is just 1.5 km from the hotel. There is a choice of restaurants and shops just steps away.

Arrival time at your hotel is approximately 12:30.

A 3-course welcome lunch will be served in the hotel restaurant giving you the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers.

The remainder of the day is free for you to settle in, take a rest or perhaps enjoy a stroll around the city.

Day 2

Today, join your local guide for a city tour of Vienna. See the city sights including the State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History and the Hofburg, the Imperial Winter Palace. Your city tour will also take you across the Danube, where you will see modern Vienna with the Danube Tower, the United Nations buildings and the newly constructed apartment buildings. A tour highlight for many is the controversial multi-coloured Hundertwasserhaus and the KunstHaus, both designed by the famous Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Your city tour will finish at the Christmas markets at the Schönbrunn Palace with a glass of mulled wine and a Christmas pastry after which you will have free time for shopping and sightseeing.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 3

Day at leisure to explore Vienna

 

Evening

In the evening, meet your local guide and enjoy a royal evening at Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. The Schönbrunn Palace is considered one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Europe.

Your evening starts with a delicious three-course dinner at Cafe Restaurant Residenz, located within walking distance from the palace, followed by a classical concert at the Orangerie Schonbrunn, including works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. A delightful evening for your palate, eyes and ears alike.

6.30pm Cafe-Restaurant Residenz Dinner

Culture and fine cuisine are an excellent combination! The restaurant is located in the Ehrenhof (Court of Honor), adjacent to the palace's main entrance.

8.30pm Mozart and Strauss Concert

In historic ambience, the Schonbrunn Palace Ensemble performs the most beautiful works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.

Free seating in the category C area.

Coach transfer back to your hotel at the end of the evening.

Day 4

Today, you have a free morning in Vienna. Coach transfer to airport for return flight in the early afternoon. Flight departs Vienna at 11:40 and arrives Dublin 13:50 (flight times are subject to change at airlines discretion).

Accommodation

Your hotel: 4* Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Hotel.

The 4* Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Hotelis located just 4 underground stops from the city centre and stylish rooms decorated in modern style featuring individually adjustable air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV and bathroom with a glass step-in shower or bath tub and tea and coffee making facilities. The Hotel’s public areas include a coffee lounge. Guests can also unwind at the hotel bar. The Viehmarktgasse Tram Stop is just steps away while the famous Belvedere Palace is just 1.5 km from the hotel. There is a choice of restaurants and shops just steps away.

Extra Information

Booking Deposit

Booking deposit is €250pp. Balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure date. No credit card charge on deposit payments. Tour is based on a minimum of 20 people travelling.

Hand Luggage

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 Aer Lingus currently charge for checked in cabin baggage which is not included in the tour price. Please advise at the time of booking should you wish to check-in a bag. Booking deposit is €350pp.

Special requests

It is important to advise us at the time of booking of any special requests or requirements i.e. wheelchair assistance, special dietary requirements etc. We will endeavour to facilitate these requirements however they cannot be guaranteed. Passport It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact us should you have any queries regarding your passport.

Travel Insurance

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.

  Cost per person: €759pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: 27 November 2020

Single Supplement €135

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