Inspiring the greats from Mozart to Freud, this stunning city enthralls visitors with its rich heritage. A seductive metropolis of elaborate palaces, renowned coffee houses, classical music and enchanting opera.
For typical Viennese tradition pay a visit to Figlmuller, the most famous Schnitzel maker in Vienna. Try a typical Wiener schnitzel with a side dish of potato salad drizzled with pumpkin seed oil - it really is delicious!
Stephansdom The latticework spire and the ornately patterned, richly coloured tiled roof of this Gothic masterpiece rise high above the city and are a focal point for all visitors.
Hofburg Imperial Palace Housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty and was also the birth palace of Marie Antoinette in 1755
After a days sightseeing pay a visit to one of the coffee houses, these are an integral part of Viennese life. There are hundreds but we have picked Café Central and Café Demel, as they are uniquely designed with extraordinary décor and welcoming ambience. The custom is to take your time and linger as long as you like.
Food & Drink
Traditional Viennese food is generally rich, calorie0ridden and tasty! Specialities include Wiener schnitzel, Vienna's best know dish, a cutlet (usually veal or pork) coasted in breadcrumbs and fried. Goulash is also very popular, a beef stew with a rich sauce flavoured with paprika. Dumplings filled with bacon or apricots are an element of many meals and can be included in soups and desserts as well as main meals.
The main shopping areas of the city are the pedestrian-only thoroughfares of Karntner Strasse, Graben and Kohlmarkt. Mainly upmarket and specialist shops are to be found here.
Look out for the bust Mariahhilferstrasse, where the Viennese traditionally do their shopping, home to many large department stores.
Pick up some bargains at the Naschmarkt - this is mainly food but there are some stalls selling clothes and interesting souvenirs.
Vienna's most famous sights by coach. Marvel at the beautiful state opera house and the national theatre, before stepping back in time as you go inside the spectacular Schonnbrunn Palace.
Departs: daily. Duration: 3 hours
Adults from £39