Day 1 – Vienna
Scheduled flight to Vienna from your preferred airport – transfer with our professional guide in our private executive coach to the 4* Hotel Park Royal Palace in Vienna.
Day 2 – Vienna guided tour, Karlskirche, St Stephen’s Cathedral & Schönbrunn Palace
Guided tour of Vienna taking in the imperial and architectural beauty of the city, a reminder of the great wealth of the Habsburgs and the splendour of the Austro-Hungarian Empire – the tour takes in Karlskirche, the largest Baroque cathedral north of the Alps, and St Stephen’s Cathedral, dating back to 1147 and for a long time uncontested as the tallest building in Europe – after time for lunch the tour finishes at the Schönbrunn Palace, the residence of the Habsburg Empress, Maria Theresa.
Day 3 – Melk Abbey, River Danube cruise & Krems
Full day exploring the UNESCO listed Danube Valley with its rich history and magical scenery – the famous Benedictine Melk Abbey is one of Europe’s finest examples of Baroque architecture – time at leisure for lunch in Melk which dates back to 831 – cruise along the scenic River Danube to the town of Krems with its colourful array of historical buildings.
Day 4 – The Albertina & Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Albertina, a grand Viennese palace, traces the progression from Impressionism to Modernism with artists ranging from Monet, Degas and Cézanne, to Picasso and the abstract expressionists, Mark Rothko and Sam Francis – the 16th century Kunst-und Wunderkammer (art and treasure chambers) of Archduke Ferdinand and of Emperor Rudolph II, together with the Baroque collections of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, form the nucleus of Kunsthistorisches Museum’s magnificent collection – this evening you have the option of attending a concert at the Kursalon from the very place where Mozart directed his orchestra.
Day 5 – Upper Belvedere Palace
Upper Belvedere Palace is home to a fine collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, including the world’s largest Gustav Klimt collection – transfer to Vienna airport for our scheduled flight home.
4* Vienna hotel
All excursions & guided tours included
Professional local guide
Scheduled flights to Vienna
Executive coach in Austria
One free place per 10 paying passengers
Vienna - guided tour
St Stephen’s Cathedral
Scenic Danube River cruise
Upper Belvedere Palace
Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at the 4* Hotel Park Royal Palace in Vienna. Located a 10 minute walk from Schönbrunn Palace, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar and sauna and all rooms are en suite.
Single room supplement £119
Entrance fees to places of interest
Optional concert at the Kursalon
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Here are some more suggested places of interest:
- Imperial Apartments at The Hofburg - the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years, an audio tour takes in the authentically furnished Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection
- Secession Building - foremost amongst the Secession Movement was Gustav Klimt who in 1897, with 19 others, broke away from the conservative art establishment and the following year the Secession Building with its enormous golden sphere was born
- Leopold Museum - the art collection of Rudolph Leopold encompasses over 5,000 works of art, including major pieces by Gustav Klimt, together with the world’s largest Egon Schiele collection
Reviews for Art & Palaces of Vienna
Date of tour: July 2014
Fantastic weekend in Vienna - thank you so much. Ursula was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. The day out on Sunday was especially good and the cruise on the Danube fantastic with the sun shining and 35 degrees! Hotel was very good, one of the better ones we have stayed in and in a very good location. Many thanks again.
Date of tour: June 2014
My husband and I have just been in Vienna on a Music, Art & Palaces of Vienna tour led by Peter Medhurst. It almost goes without saying how marvellous Peter Medhurst is in his lectures and concerts. I wanted, however, to let you know how helpful Tom, our tour manager, was to my husband on a personal level. On only our first full day one of Richard's hearing aids broke down and he was in total despair. Tom came to our rescue and found someone to mend it by the end of the day. To our complete horror the same thing happened to his other hearing aid two days later and Tom again managed to have it sorted out and by midday. He is not only a very informed guide but he is such a happy, upbeat and positive man and certainly if not for him, my husband's trip would have been very frustrating. We congratulate Tailored Travel not only for organising such a brilliant tour which went without a hitch but also for the terrific leaders who certainly made it for all of our group.
Date of tour: October 2013
Just to let you know that we had an excellent visit. Ursula was brilliant, one of the family by the end of the week. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the concert, and everything else. Thank you very much for all your help.
VM, East Grinstead
Date of tour: June 2013
The group consisted of 27 delightful people, no moaners, all enthusiastic and great fun to be with. The atmosphere, throughout the whole seven days, was excellent. Everybody helped everybody else, nobody was left out and, in spite of a few setbacks, everybody was very cheerful. If I was asked what were the highlights, I would say the visit to Kunsthistorisches, the gourmet dinner we enjoyed together in such breathtaking surroundings, the concert at the Kursalon Palace, although a little touristy, but it was so Viennese, and just being together. Personally, I was extremely impressed with Tailored Travel, particularly Nicola Hatch, who did her very best to meet all our requirements.
Date of tour: May 2013
The Friends trip to Vienna was a great success and those who travelled on it enjoyed it immensely. As usual you and your team were outstanding and the itinerary was superb. The hotel proved to be a hit and was also very convenient. Ursula did an excellent job. She was a very knowledgeable guide and very kind and attentive to our Friends. We would also like to pass on thanks to Nicola who was highly organised and whose attention to detail meant that I had very little to do.
Date of tour: October 2012
We have just returned from a very successful visit to Vienna. Everyone (41 in all) enjoyed the visit enormously and all are looking forward to next year’s visit to Budapest. The hotel was appreciated by all the members of the group. We would like to thank you and Nicola for all your help in organising of this trip. The hotel in Vienna was most complimentary of their dealings with you.
TH & IF-H, Cardiff
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