André Rieu is returning to Austria in 2020 as part of his exciting new tour! Don’t miss the chance to see the violin maestro perform his usual repertoire of romantic, emotional ballads and the most celebrated of waltzes with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, choir and soloists in the magical city of Vienna. This promises to be a concert to remember, with Rieu’s sense of humour and showmanship creating fun-filled extravaganzas packed with surprises. We combine this special event with the beautiful landscapes of Vienna Woods and the towns and villages well-known for their wine growing and musical traditions.
We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3-star hotel such as the Eventhotel Pyramide in Vösendorf or the Schlosshotel Weikersdorf in Baden, both south of Vienna. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.
Please note: in Austria, a twin/double room will have one double bed base structure with two separate mattresses and separate bed linen for each mattress.
Mobility Information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We will provide you with the hotel information as soon as it is known and should you have any queries on the facilities in relation to mobility, please contact us immediately.
We fly to Vienna and transfer to our hotel in the Vienna area, with dinner included.
Day 2 – Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Baden & Gumpoldskirchen
We take a tour of Vienna Woods today, calling first at Heiligenkreuz Abbey. This beautiful medieval monastery was founded in 1133 and is the oldest continuously active Cistercian monastery in the world.
Our next stop is the Imperial spa town of Baden. Once the primary summer resort of Vienna’s well-to-do, the town’s main attraction is still its thermal springs but it is also a principal wine town and home to Austria’s largest rose garden.
Finally, we head to the village of Gumpoldskirchen, famous for its wine and Heuriger (wine taverns). We enjoy a tour of one of the local wine cellars followed by a tasting of some of the delicious local wines. We round off the day with dinner in a Heuriger where we are entertained with traditional, live music.
Day 3 – Vienna & André Rieu concert
Vienna’s historic city centre is full of grand buildings and monuments, beautiful parks and magnificent palaces. Our guided city tour allows us to see the capital’s most important sights including the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace and the wonderful Schönbrunn Palace. We return to our hotel for a late lunch.
This evening will be the highlight of our break when we head to the Stadthalle in Vienna for the spectacular André Rieu concert. The concert includes a beguiling mix of classical music, operetta, musicals and, of course, the celebrated waltzes André Rieu is renowned for. This will be a memorable evening full of fun as we sit back and relax (or maybe dance in the aisles) to the music of André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.
Day 4 – Rust wine village, horse-drawn carriage ride & Lake Neusiedl cruise
We spend the day in the charming village of Rust, located on the western shore of Lake Neusiedl. Surrounded by vineyards, Rust is famous for its production of a sweet dessert wine known as “Ruster Ausbruch”. We enjoy a tour and wine tasting in a local cellar, followed by a Pannonian lunch. Later, we take to the water with a short cruise on Lake Neusiedl. This evening, we dine together at our hotel.
We check out of the hotel and transfer to Vienna airport for our return flight home.
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