Vienna Short Stay

Austria Adventures in Travel

This gorgeous city has been titled a number of notable names including "The City of Music" and "The City of Dreams"

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Upon arrival to Vienna you will be transported to your hotel. Spend the day relaxing at one of the city’s many coffee houses or take an afternoon walking tour of Belvedere Palace and Gardens.

Dine by candlelight with your tour guide at a traditional Viennese restaurant, followed by coffee and cake. We’ll jump right into the culture as we practice our greetings, thank you’s, and basic cultural customs.

Begin with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, followed by a walking tour. Stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a stunning example of 12th century Gothic structure. Continue through the Old Town, and our guide will point out which sections were rebuilt after World War II. Stop at Naschmarkt for lunch and another language lesson. Today we’ll practice ordering food in German.

Spend the afternoon learning about the Hofburgs, exploring the old palace complex and museums. Enjoy a performance at the Spanish Riding School, with the gorgeous Lippizaner horses high-stepping just as they did when the school was established in 1572. Continue with a tour of the Mozarthaus, Mozart’s home for three years. Finish today’s tours with a visit to the Vienna State Opera House, followed by a brief opera performance.

Dress up for dinner and a night out at a Viennese musical performance.

Today we’ll take our day trip to beautiful Salzburg! Enjoy stunning drive to Salzburg with stops by Lake Mondsee and the Austrian Alps. Upon arrival in Salzburg, take a guided walking tour of the gardens at Mirabell Palace. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have lunch in Old Town.

This afternoon, we’ll bike around the Austrian countryside to more Sound of Music movie location highlights, followed by a stop at the old Augustiner Monk’s Brewery for a refreshing drink.

Enjoy dinner at the Saint Peter’s Keller, one of the oldest restaurants in Europe, and listen to a Mozart concert. Tonight we’ll head back to the hotel in Vienna.

Today, you have options. If you choose a guided tour, join the tour guide on a visit to Schonbrunn Palace. Highlights here include the Imperial Carriage Museum, the Orangery, the Gloriette, and the zoo. Stop by the Strudel show for a demonstration and a taste of this delicious local dessert.

If you’d rather have a day to yourself, tour the Sigmund Freud Museum, ride the Ferris Wheel at Prater Park, have lunch up the Danube Tower, or just relax at a coffee house.

Your farewell dinner will take place at a traditional Viennese restaurant, accompanied by live music. Spend another night in this magical city, or head for the airport for your international flight home.

Willkommen in Österreich!

Discover Austria’s top sights in a four day, multi-city tour. Begin with a few days in classic Vienna, with a day trip to musical Salzburg. From palaces to gardens to rolling green hills, Austria has sights and sounds to inspire.

This tour includes a lot of walking, so feel free to dig in to traditional specialties such as schnitzel, apfelstrudel, and Sachertorte. Sample the excellent beer and even better coffee. Musical performances abound on this trip, and museum visits are available for the historically inclined.


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