Vienna Getaway: Discovering Austria’s Capital City & the Danube Valley

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7 Days, September 27 - October 3, 2024

$3,495 from Washington, DC and other jetports

Tour Operator:
Jet Vacations


With its breathtaking architecture, iconic landmarks, and abundant cultural heritage, Vienna has inspired countless artists and intellectuals throughout history. Musical luminaries from Mozart and Beethoven to Mahler and Strauss walked these streets, as did artists and intellectuals as recognizable as Klimt and Freud. Today, Vienna boasts vestiges of the Habsburg Empire, including the opulent Belvedere, Hofburg, and Schonbrunn Palaces, plus artistic treasures beyond compare. The historic city center is home to the celebrated Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Musikverein, while modern Vienna has developed a world-renowned coffee house culture and a culinary scene supported by abundant cafés, restaurants, and taverns serving delicious food and wine.

Our itinerary includes visits to notable landmarks, including the Vienna Ring Road, Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. We will attend a performance by the Vienna Boys Choir before taking a day away from the city in the Danube and Wachau Valleys, where we will visit historically important trade route towns, Dürnstein and Krems. Our trip includes a stop in Melk, known as the “Cradle of Austria” and home to a Benedictine abbey in operation since 1089. An optional boat tour explores the Seegrotte, Europe’s largest underground sea grotto.

Vienna's rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality offer an unforgettable travel experience for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty and charm of one of Europe’s most beloved cities.

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