Vienna
10/08/2020 12:00 AM
10/08/2020 12:00 AM
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstraße, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. Or, you may join us for an optional excursion to visit Schönbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the "Versailles of Vienna". Alternately, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to explore Vienna's elegant architecture and visit its celebrated Museum of Fine Arts; you will also enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride along the Ringstraße. Dinner is served onboard. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Vienna Shore Excursion: Private City Tour of Vienna & Visit of Schoenbrunn Palace, 4 hours
This privately guided tour shows you the major historical sights along the Ringstrasse, before taking you to the magnificent Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg family.

Highlights:
  • Main sights along the Ringstrasse: e.g. Imperial Palace, National Museums, State Opera, Burgtheater, City Hall, Parliament etc. (outside)
  • Visit of the Schoenbrunn Palace, privately guided tour (indoor visit)
Your private guide is always flexible and adapts the tour to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off at the landing stage of the cruise ship in Vienna
  • Transfer in a private car
  • Private licensed English speaking guide (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee for Schoenbrunn Palace (Highlight Tour)
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances other than stated above
Vienna Shore Excursion: Private City Tour Art Nouveau and Viennese Architecture, 4 hours
In addition to the familiar Gothic and Baroque buildings, Art Nouveau has a fixed place in Viennese architecture. Naturally, this tour also covers further architecural epoques, such as modernity.

Highlights:
  • Architecturally interesting sights along the Ringstrasse: e.g. Imperial Palace, National Museums, State Opera, City Hall, Parliament etc. (outside)
  • Visit of the Vienna Secession (inside visit)
  • Visit of the Kunst Haus Wien (insde visit)
  • St. Charles's Church (outside)
  • Hundertwasserhaus (outside)
Your private guide is always flexible and adapts the tour to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Sunday; Morning or Afternoon
(Vienna Secession is closed on Monday!)

Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off at the landing stage of the cruise ship in Vienna
  • Transfer in a private car
  • Private licensed English speaking guide (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee for Vienna Secession
  • Entrance fee for Kunst Haus Wien
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances other than stated above
Vienna Shore Excursion: Private City Walk Vienna's Old Town, 2,5 hours
This interesting city walk offers you an initial overview of the history, culture and achitecture of Vienna, taking you through the most beautiful and elegant streets and passing by some of the most famous sights of the city.
At the end of this tour, you can continue exploring the city centre on your own.

Highlights:
  • The Imperial Palace, residence of the Habsburgs for nearly 650 years (outside)
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna's landmark (outside)
  • State Opera House (outside)
  • the Ringstrasse ('ring road')
Your private guide is always flexible and adapts the tour to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 2,5-3 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up at the landing stage of the cruise ship in Vienna
  • One way transfer in private car from the pier to the city centre
  • Private licensed English speaking guide (other languages available, but on request)
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances
  • Return transfer to the ship (optional service upon extra charge)
Vienna Shore Excursion: Private City Walk & the Lipizzaner Horses, 5 hours
From Tuesday to Friday (9am-2pm, excl. July), this package covers many interesting aspects of Vienna: Starting with a short Vienna Old Town City Walk, you follow your guide through the old town towards the Spanish Riding School, where you attend the Lippizaner's Morning Exercise, allowing an insight into the training of the Lipizzaner Horses and their riders. At the end of this tour, you can continue exploring the city centre on your own.

Highlights:
  • Overview of the history, culture and architecture of Vienna
  • Vienna's historic old town (outside)
  • Attendance of the Morning Exercise at the Spanish Riding School (inside visit)
  • Coffee break at the famous Café Central
Your private guide is always flexible and adapts the tour to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 5 hours

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Friday, 9am - 2pm (excluding July)

Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up at the landing stage of the cruise ship in Vienna
  • One way transfer in private car from the pier to the city centre
  • Private licensed English speaking guide (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee for the Morning Exercise at the Spanish Riding School
  • Coffee break at Café Demel (1 hot drink, 1 piece of cake)
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrances other than stated above
  • Return transfer to the ship (optional service upon extra charge)
Vienna Shore Excursion: Private City Walk Mozart in Vienna, 2,5 hours
During this city walk "On the Traces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart", you discover Vienna's historic old town, passing by some of the most important locations of Mozart's life. This tour also includes a visit of the Mozart House. At the end of this tour, you can continue exploring the city centre on your own.

Highlights:
  • Vienna's historic old town and former addresses of Mozart (outdoor)
  • Visit of the Mozart House Vienna (indoor visit)
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral (outdoor)
Your private guide is always flexible and adapts the tour to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 2,5-3 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up at the landing stage of the cruise ship in Vienna
  • One way transfer in private car from the pier to the city centre
  • Private licensed English speaking guide (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee Mozart House (visit with audio-guide)
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances other than stated above
  • Return transfer to the cruise ship (optional service upon extra charge)

 
Vienna Shore Excursion: Private City Walk Imperial Palace, 2,5 hours
This privately guided walking tour through Vienna's historic old town takes you to the Imperial Palace ('Hofburg'), to visit the Imperial Apartments and the fascinating Sisi Museum.

Highlights:
  • Visit of the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Apartments (indoor visit)
  • Visit of the Sisi Museum (indoor visit)
  • Augustinian Church
Your private guide is always flexible and adapts the tour to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 2,5-3 hours

Tour can operate: Morning or Afternoon

Physical Activity Level: Light to Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up the landing stage of the cruise ship in Vienna
  • One way transfer in private car from the pier to the city centre
  • Private licensed English speaking guide (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee for the Imperial Palace (Imperial Apartments and the Sisi Museum)
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances other than stated above
  • Return transfer to the ship (optional service upon extra charge)

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