Baroque streets and imperial castles blend together in the beautiful city of Vienna. A treat to the eyes and the heart at any time of year, Austria’s artistic capital becomes even more magical at Christmas. We’ll discover lavish terraced gardens at the famed Belvedere Palace, browse the sprawling Christmas markets, and taste traditional specialities. The warming scent of gingerbread and Glühwein will be ever present as we discover this special city.
4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
4 meals: 4 breakfasts (days 2-5)
2 included excursions and visits
Vienna city tour with local guide
Rathausplatz Christmas Market with Glühwein in a complimentary decorative mug
Plus all these benefits
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Services of a Titan local representative
International flights (prices are based on return flights with Austrian Airlines from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Vienna. On arrival, we transfer to the Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier (4T).
We depart this morning for a guided tour of Vienna. Our tour includes views of the lavish terraced gardens of Prince Eugene’s Belvedere Palace, the State Opera House, the Hofburg residence of Emperor Franz Josef, and the Parliament Buildings. We finish at St Stephen’s Cathedral after which you are free to explore the delights of this fascinating and historic city at leisure. An undoubted part of the city’s ‘soul’, is its café culture and we would thoroughly recommend allowing time to sit back with a coffee, apple strudel and vanilla custard and watch the world go by.
Enjoy a morning at leisure, where you might wish to visit the Spanish Riding School where morning training sessions give a good insight into the training programme of the white stallions. This afternoon we visit the Rathausplatz where the Vienna Magic of Advent Christmas market is located. Here you can browse at your own pace the 150 or so stalls offering gifts, decorations, sweets and warming drinks. The trees of the surrounding City Hall Park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights. This evening you can choose an optional excursion to see a performance of Strauss and Mozart.
This morning we offer an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. At Christmas time the Palace grounds are transformed with the buzz of excitement as it hosts one of Vienna’s most spectacular Christmas markets. Roasted sausages, gingerbread, toys, and highly decorative Christmas candles, plus much more festive fare are to be enjoyed. Inside the Palace, headsets with English-speaking commentary will be provided so you can progress at your own pace through the state rooms which are decorated in the Rococo style of the 18th century and filled with frescoes, crystal chandeliers, priceless tapestries and furniture. We return to our hotel this afternoon for free time.
Day 5 Vienna - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.