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Imperial Nostalgia & Contemporary Trends

The juxtaposition of what is traditional – coffeehouses and wine taverns with typical Viennese congeniality – and what is modern – events such as the Life Ball and the Festival of Electronic Music – conveys a lifestyle that appeals to the modern tourist. A choice between relaxation and serenity, or action and stimulation that can be made depending on your mood.
The Naschmarkt, Vienna’s multinational fruit and vegetable market which also features a flea market every Saturday, has witnessed the emergence of an extraordinarily diverse gastronomic scene in its vicinity over the past years. Mariahilfer Strasse, a street linking the historic center with Schönbrunn Palace, has been transformed into the city’s largest shopping street since the completion of the U3 underground line. During the summer, Viennese and tourists alike throng not only to Prater park with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel, but also to the Copa Cagrana on Danube Island – which hosts the Danube Island Festival, Europe’s largest free open-air party in June. Beach atmosphere can also be soaked up at the numerous riverside bathing areas along the Danube Canal where summer sun is accompanied by cool drinks. And the wine tavern districts on the gentle hillsides of the Vienna Woods extend an invitation to seriously “study” Vienna and its wines.

Vienna Tasting Tour

Why? Since the 13th century, markets have been an important part of Viennese life.  Even today, they are one of the best ways to get to know the city.  Meeting people, taking in the culture, and tasting a variety of delicious treats—who wouldn’t love to spend a few hours strolling through the markets?

What? Our tasting tour offers an authentic experience of Austrian culture.  By tasting different food and hearing the stories behind it, you will get a glimpse of everyday life in Vienna from a fresh angle.

Join us, and experience a culinary and cultural journey that is informative, delicious, and fun!
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Excursions within and outside Vienna

With Vienna Sightseeing no waiting time at Schönbrunn Palace! This tour will give you an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse we show you numerous grand buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the Natural History Museum,  the cultural district the MuseumsQuartier, the Hofburg (the former Habsburg winter residence), the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresia. Before the tour ends,we drive past the Belvedere Palace which houses the largest and most previous Gustav Klimt collection in the world.With our tour ticket you can get a reduction on the entrance fee for the Belvedere Palace. In case the City Tour ends at Südtiroler Platz - free transfer to State Opera

Available: daily
included: entrance castle Schönbrunn
duration: 3,5 hrs

This excursion gives you the possibility to get to know Vienna better. After a short city tour, in which we show you the Ring avenue with all its famous historical buildings and monuments, we take you to the well known Danube Tower. From its terrace, 150 m above the roofs of Vienna, you can admire the marvellous panorama of our city. This evening will end in one of the traditional wine taverns of Grinzing, where you can enjoy our music and the typical Viennese ambiance. Tour ends: Hotel

Available:        Su/Mo/Tu
Included: Elevator fee for Danube-Tower
1/4 l wine at Grinzing
Duration 3 hours

A half-day excursion which shows you the most beautiful sights of the southern part of the Vienna Woods. Passing the Roman City of Baden which is famous for its thermal springs, we drive through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, (visit of memorial chapel), where Crown Prince Rudolph together with Baronesse Vetsera died tragically in 1889. In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. We then pass the Höldrichsmühle and arrive  at the Seegrotte. After a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe you leae the Vienna Woods and return to Vienna.

Available: daily
Included: Entrance fee Mayerling, Heiligenkreuz and Seegrotte
Duration 4 hours

Through this romantic scenery full of history and legends the Danube winds its way past charming old villages and steep vineyards. The old castles tell us about the former importance of this trade- and trafficway, one of them - Dürnstein - especially famous, because here King Richard Lionheart was imprisoned, while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England, raised by his faithful Minstrel Blondel. During a romantic boat-trip the history comes alive. The heart of the Wachau is the old wine-merchants´town Krems. The highlight of this excursion will be the visit of the Benedictine abbey of Melk, one of Austria´s most famous Baroque buildings, which together with the Wachau area, won the award for "Best Historic Destination of the World" in 2008. Possibilty for lunch at the Abbey Restaurant at Melk. The boat ride takes place from April 12th to October 26th2014 In the winter season we invite you for lunch
Available: daily
Included:Entrance fee for monastery of Melk, Boatride or lunch
Duration 8 hours

On our way to Mozart‘s town of birth you become acquainted with the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with its mountains and its numerous lakes, where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays. Skirting the Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang you reach Salzburg, where you will have time for lunch. The afternoon will be dedicated to a stroll through the old city, showing you the most important sights of this old Bishop‘s Seat. These are the Cathedral, the Festival Hall, St. Peter‘s Abbey Church and its graveyard (tomb of Mozart‘s sister Nannerl). Of course we will show you Mozart‘s birth place in the Getreidegasse. The Edelweiss-Song from the movie Sound of Music will come to your memory, while passing the horse-pond and from the gardens of Mirabell-Palace you will have a marvellous view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Tour ends: Hotel
Available: Tu/Th/Sa/Su
Duration 1 day

All excursions as well as airport transfers can be booked by our travel agent:

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