A grand imperial jewel. Few festive markets enjoy a grander or more romantic setting than those held in the elegant Austrian capital. Here the magic of Advent sparkles against a backdrop of baroque palaces, shopping arcades, churches and museums. Join us for a marvellous, four-star festive break.
- A guided city tour of Vienna
- A visit to Schonbrunn Palace Markets (entrance to the palace payable locally)
- A guided tour of the Schnapps museum
- Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in a four-star hotel
- Return flights to Vienna
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- One piece of hold luggage per couple
- The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.
Fly out to Vienna and, upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a first evening in the Austrian capital.
See the imposing buildings and squares of the Ringstrasse, the Hofburg Palace, and the celebrated coffee-houses of the ancient Innere Stadt on this morning’s guided tour, then stop and explore Vienna’s most famous Christmas markets – held in the idyllic lanes of Spittelberg and on the triangular Freyung ‘square’.
Afterwards, we’ll visit the Schonbrunn Palace. See the magnificent building (entrance payable locally), and browse the colourful ‘Christkindlmarkt’ held in the great courtyard before we round off the day with a warming tipple at a schnapps museum.
Spend the day exploring the city’s markets (some stores may be closed on Sundays).
Alternatively, join our full day optional excursion crossing into picturesque Slovakia to its wonderful capital, Bratislava. Delightfully set on the River Danube, close to the point where Austria and Hungary converge, a cosmopolitan mix of Central European influences await you, with glorious Baroque palaces and some stunning churches.
Bid farewell to Vienna and transfer to the airport for your return flight.