Dec. 12th – 20th, 2014
Price: $4,450 USD
Experience the enchantment of an old-world Advent in Vienna with Austrian natives, father and daughter Nina Hirlaender and Horst Prelog. The ancient spirit of Christmas is not forgotten in the streets and markets of this beautiful city. Bring in the Spirit of renewal, giving, love and joy into your life as you experience the Christmas Season with new eyes.
Christmas is a truly magical time of the year, and Vienna flourishes with seemingly endless traditional festivities. The smells, the sounds and the tastes of Christmas enchant every moment as the whole city radiates in a sea of twinkling lights.
Vienna comes alive at Christmas with it’s many “Christkindlmarkt” or Christmas Markets, an annual tradition that originated several hundred years ago and still thrives each year.
Make advent a tradition in your life by creating a season of shopping and preparation that brings in joy and the atmosphere of festivity into all you do.
Our special Christmas Advent Tour will do just that, and Vienna is the right place to do it. Here we will delight to musicians playing Mozart in the streets. Browse and shop for you and your loved ones in the outdoor winter markets. Children are delighted with the ‘Zukerwatte’ (fairy floss) and petting zoos, while adults enjoy ‘Gluehwein’ or mulled wine, roasted garlic potatoes, hot chestnuts and other delicacies from the decorated food stands. You will find artisans selling handmade gifts, beautiful artwork and more.
We experience the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century by delving into Vienna’s essential role as a leading European music centre. Immerse yourself in the musical sophistication of internationally acclaimed Viennese Boys Choir, Trumpet Concert, and Christmas in Vienna Advent Celebration.
Vienna’s Castles and Gardens
Connect with the old world of Vienna as our tour explores the ancient sites of the city, from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city and later the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Our tour discovers rich architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks adorned with holiday decorations.
- Schönbrunn Castle
- Christkindlmarkt at Schönbrunn, Rathaus & Karlskirche
- ‘Christmas in Vienna Concert 2013’
- Spanish Riding School Performance
- Viennese Boys Choir
- Horse Drawn Carriage Tour of Ringstrasse
- Schatzkammer, Treasury of the Roman Empire
- ‘Elisabeth’ musical theatre performance at the Raimund Theatre
- Kaisergruft, Vaults of the Imperial Habsburg