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Vienna

Austria
Vienna travel packages
The regal capital of Austria is an unfailing source of art and culture.
When you visit Vienna you'll understand why it is such a beloved city.
With romantic nostalgia and modern hype, Vienna combines present and past. Its historical center is one of the most beautiful urban areas in the world. Grand palaces, churches, parks, and museums are everywhere in Vienna. This is a gracious old-world city on the banks of the majestic Danube River. There is no doubt why the historical center of Vienna is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lovers of culture will feel right at home with Vienna's cafes and pastry shops, timeless art, and music. Often regarded as the world's music capital, Vienna is where Mozart and Beethoven made history. This vibrant tradition continues today with musical and theater performances daily across the city.
It's hard to go wrong sightseeing in Vienna. There seems to be a palace around every corner. The city center, known as St. Stephen's Square, features an eponymous gothic cathedral. Visit Stephansdom – St. Stephen's Cathedral – to enjoy a wealth of art treasures and climb the 343 stairs for breathtaking views over the city and square. A splendid boulevard called the Ringstrasse circles the center. It is lined with grandiose imperial buildings and defines the "Innere Stadt" where you will find the magnificent Hofburg. Further out lies the majestic Schönbrunn Palace, a former summer residence of the Habsburgs. The Belvedere Palace is another must-see. A stroll amongst Vienna's bustling walking streets makes for an enjoyable day of shopping. You could also cruise on the Danube. Or just relax at one of the famous Viennese coffee houses.

Where to stay in Vienna

All the accommodation choices we will present to you as part of your customized vacation package proposal are located in or very close to Vienna's Innere Stadt, the historic "Inner City." You can be sure you'll be close to all the major central sights.
Cozy bed and breakfast
This classic, cozy hotel has a family atmosphere and antique furnishings, and a good price for its central location.
Historical boutique with lovely courtyard
This hotel dishes up lots of Viennese charm. You'll feel like you stepped back in time, but with the conveniences of today.
Legendary luxury hotel
With a name like the Imperial, you know your stay will be luxurious, elegant and dare we say royal? This Vienna hotel is the place to splurge.

Things to do in Vienna

You'll find most of Vienna's main sights are in the city center, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg and the opera house, so a walking tour is a great way to get to know the city. Private guides in Vienna are costly but offer the advantage of flexibility versus an excellent small group tour that doesn't run every day. We'll advise accordingly. Another pair of Vienna experiences that you'll want to fit in if you can are a visit to the Spanish Riding School, for a performance, or a practice session, and perhaps a performance of the Vienna Boy's Choir. Beyond the Ringstrasse, Schönbrunn Palace is a must-see marvel of imperial grandeur. To get a taste for another aspect of Austria, we highly recommend heading to the Wachau Valley, one of the country's major wine-producing regions. When we send your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Kursalon
Grand Tour Tickets to the Schonbrunn Palace
Wachau Winery Bike Tour from Vienna
Good Evening Vienna Small Group Tour
Vienna Small Group Food Tour
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Vienna Highlights Bike Tour
Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Vienna vacation packages
Based on 68 reviews
Review by Jeffrey, Patricia, Carrie & BJ

Jeffrey, Patricia, Carrie & BJ

Pennsylvania

Our trip to Budapest, Vienna and then Prague was made perfectly seamless with Jayway making all arrangements. Our overall European representative, Judit Holt, was delightful and invaluable in both developing our itinerary and then making certain that all details were executed perfectly.

Our trip to Budapest, Vienna and then Prague was made perfectly seamless with Jayway making all arrangements. Our overall European representative, Judit Holt, was delightful and invaluable in both developing our itinerary and then making certain that all details were executed perfectly.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Maria & Norman

Maria & Norman

Ontario

Excellent service!! Highly recommended. In fact we have already recommended JayWay Travel to our friends who are planning to travel.

Excellent service!! Highly recommended. In fact we have already recommended JayWay Travel to our friends who are planning to travel.

Year : 2019
Visited : Austria
Itinerary : Vienna, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Austria
Itinerary : Vienna, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Patrick, Lynette, Molly & Helen

Patrick, Lynette, Molly & Helen

Ontario

JayWay Travel is well organized, their staff are very helpful, and their guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

JayWay Travel is well organized, their staff are very helpful, and their guides are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Vienna

When is Vienna's opera season?

The Vienna State Opera, the city's premiere opera house, generally has performances from the beginning of September to early July. The Theater on the Wien has a more far-ranging schedule, so it only has opera from mid-September to mid-May.

Can I pay by card?

While credit cards are widely used, it's best to have some cash on hand. We recommend having about 20 EUR/person per day on hand, just in case. It's best to use an ATM in the entrance to a bank, but you can also change US dollars at any exchange office.

How do I get around Vienna?

The historic center of Vienna is compact and flat, so walking should not be a problem. But this former imperial capital has plenty of attractions beyond the "Innere Stadt." If you're the explorer type, grab a day ticket, good for 24 hours of transportation, for 8 EUR. Schönbrunn Palace, the Danube Canal, and the TV-Tower are worthwhile, and easily accessible by public transport. If you're just interested in a landmark or two beyond walking distance of the center, you can always purchase single tickets, or call a cab.

When are the local shops and cultural hotspots open?

Many museums are closed on Mondays and public holidays. On other days, exhibition halls await guests, often from 10 AM to at least 6 PM. Concert halls offer acoustic experiences almost every day. Most shops are open from early morning until 8 PM, but close on Sundays, although souvenir shops tend to close earlier. Some restaurants, take Mondays off, while the Naschmarkt food market, and its restaurants, take a break on Sundays.

How and where can I eat well?

Viennese cuisine is very much meat-based, and not just because of the Wienerschnitzel. "Tafelspitz" (beef or veal boiled in broth and served with minced apples and horseradish, goulash, various cold cuts served with sauerkraut, spreads, and cheese, are all very popular. And let's not forget the city's famed sweets! Vienna is most famous for its Sacher Torte cakes, and Kaiserschmarrn (a fluffy sweet pancake that's torn up and served with even sweeter toppings such as jam and apple sauce), and has just as many strudels as any of its Central European neighbors. Viennese love to eat out, so we recommend reserving a table. Almost anywhere you go, though, you can expect a quality dining experience.

How long should I spend in Vienna?

Imperial Vienna deserves a good 3-night stay. The historic city center, the "Innere Stadt," is relatively small, and you can get to know its exteriors fairly well with a 2.5-hour tour with a qualified day, then explore the rest of the city on your own or to choose other excursions available during your stay. On one of your full days, make sure to visit the Wachau Valley on a day trip by bike or private transfer. One of your evenings should be dedicated to a music event - it's Vienna, after all! For your last morning, attend the "morning exercises" of the famed Spanish Riding School's Lipizzaner Horses.

Is Vienna safe?

Like any other place in Austria, Vienna is very safe.
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