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  • Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Concert with Mulled Wine

    1. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Christmas Concert with Mulled Wine

    Vienna is a city full of magical castles and palaces, spectacular musical events and Christmas traditions dating back many hundreds of years. Be part of the festivities by seeing a concert at the Orangerie of the Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Mozart once played the harpsichord.  Take in the atmosphere where the premiere of Mozart’s musical drama, The Impresario, took place in 1785. It was also here that the famous rivalry between Mozart and Salieri had its dramatic end.  Listen to the perfect musical accompaniment to the palace’s stunning and stately halls. Enjoy an evening of music, song, and dance. Savor homemade mulled wine as you take in the impressive surroundings and the show.  The evening is accompanied by two talented opera singers. They will take you on a musical journey through classic Christmas melodies and forgotten Advent carols. Listen to music ...

  • Vienna: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

    2. Vienna: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

    Celebrate Christmas in Classical style and see the "Salonorchester Alt Wien" onstage in the Lanner Saal. Enjoy performances by excellent ballet dancers and international opera singers in an incredible musical celebration of the works of the king of waltz, Johann Strauss, and one of the primary figures of Viennese Classical music, W. A. Mozart. Hear the waltzes and let the rhythm of the polkas thrill you. Enjoy the moving operettas and solo concerts from 2 of the best composers in the world. performed to the highest degree of artistry.

    Fun evening of amazing music and performers. First Chair/Conductor very engaging and so glad he translated his German into English as most of audience didn't know German. Enjoyed the Christmas focus and also any background comments he gave us helped us to appreciate the piece of music better. The Kursalon very special place.

  • Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

    3. Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

    Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribable ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

    It was a lovely concert! We had brought a blanket to be prepared for the cold so it was very comfortable!

  • Vienna: Christmas Concert and Dinner in the Kursalon

    4. Vienna: Christmas Concert and Dinner in the Kursalon

    Celebrate Christmas in Classical style and see the "Salonorchester Alt Wien" onstage in the Lanner Saal. Enjoy performances by ballet dancers and international opera singers in an incredible musical celebration of the works of the king of waltz Johann Strauss and one of the primary figures of Viennese Classical music, Mozart. Hear the waltzes and let the rhythm of the polkas thrill you. Enjoy the moving operettas and solo concerts from 2 of the best composers in the world, performed to the highest degree of artistry. Enjoy an exclusive 4-course "Imperial Vienna" menu in the festive ambience of the "Das Johann" restaurant.

  • Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

    5. Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

    Enjoy the festive season at some of Vienna’s most beautiful Christmas markets together with a sightseeing Segway tour. After a 20-minute Segway training, you follow the certified guide through festively decorated streets and pass by the famous buildings of Vienna. You will be enchanted by the charm of the festively illuminated world-famous architecture of Vienna, and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or a warm glass of mulled wine at the idyllic Christmas markets. Discover the various markets in the city center: the Altwiener Christkindlmarkt is a glistening wonderland, the Christmas village at Maria-Theresien-Platz offers traditional craftsmanship at over 70 stalls, and the Christmas market at Spittelberg is enchanting with its unique atmosphere. At the end of the tour you will receive the original Viennese Christmas market mug – a real collector’s item.

  • Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

    6. Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

    Meet a local guide to get an insider's perspective of the Christmas markets of Vienna, and visit 4 of their favorite locations in the city's alternative districts. Immerse yourself in the traditions of the holiday season with hot punch boosted by extra rum and Christmas cookies to munch on along the way. Hear fun stories, see Austria's largest ice-skating rink and much more. Purchase gifts at market stands festooned with unique items and festive artifacts, and taste some delicious sweets that will get you into the holiday mood.

    Very interesting, fun and informative tour. We actually had two guides on this tour and they were both very knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    7. Vienna: Christmas Markets 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

    Revel in the sights and sounds of Vienna’s festive period on a walking tour of 3 of its picturesque Christmas markets, and see Vienna’s prettiest squares transform for the season with the aromas and flavors of winter. The illuminated buildings of the Ringstraße make a fabulous backdrop for a host of baked goods, hot punch and roasted chestnuts. Go to the Arts and Crafts Market in the shadow of St. Charles Church (Karlskirche). Visit the Old Vienna Christkindl Markt at Freyung, ringed by the city palaces and Schottenkirche. A calmer alternative to the crowds of Rathausplatz, the market provides plenty of opportunities to sample Christmas goodies (at your own expense). Next, visit the Kingdom of Lights at Rathausplatz, Vienna’s largest Christmas market, with roots that date back to the 18th century. As well as dozens of food stalls, browse the beautiful handmade arts and crafts from Aust...

  • Vienna: Magical Christmas Markets and Old Town Tour

    8. Vienna: Magical Christmas Markets and Old Town Tour

    See how Vienna celebrates Christmas on a magical tour of the city’s many Christmas markets. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, including a wide range of seasonal products such as the traditional Glühwein (mulled wine). Christmas time brings a special feeling of magic to Vienna’s Old Town. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can only experience at this time of the year. You will experience the capital of Austria from a whole new perspective, filled with colors, traditional offerings, and festive vibes.

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What people are saying about Vienna

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4.6 / 5

based on 674 reviews

An amazing day from start to finish! You don't need to be a lover of wine to enjoy this execurison. It's intimate, due to small group, filled with visits to several attractions along the valley. Our tour guide, Iolo, was great fun, full of stories and always great with answering any questiond. Highly recommend this trip.

I would recommend this to anyone really. The history is very interesting and the building is impressive. Our guide explained many different things about all aspects of the Spanish Riding School.

The snitzel was good as was the wine and coffee. Even though the weather wasn’t the best the boat ride on the Danube was relaxing and beautiful showing off the diversity of bienna

This tour was so interesting and informative, Dieter was a wealth of knowledge and sensitive to this topic and the group's background. I would highly recommend it Thank you

Interesting tour, very entertaining. With us it lasted about 2 hours, you should plan a little more time than the specified 90 minutes.