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Christmas in Vienna

Vienna 5 nights Price from £2,655 per person
Departs: 22 Dec 2019
Departs: 22 Dec 2019

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Vienna is at its best at Christmas time, when exquisitely decorated shop windows and elegant festive lights brighten up the medieval streets in the city centre. We include a performance of Puccini’s La bohème at the Vienna State Opera on Christmas Day. There will also be visits to the city’s finest museums and galleries, including the Belvedere and the Kunsthistorisches Museum. We stay at the 5* Deluxe Bristol. Perfectly located adjacent to the State Opera, this elegant art deco hotel has been one of the city’s finest for over 100 years.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • All transfers (including to the opera house and return)
  • Christmas Day lunch and two dinners
  • A second category ticket for one performance at the Vienna State Opera as described
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arriving at Vienna

    On arrival we transfer to the 5* deluxe Bristol in the centre of Vienna where the tour is based. Dinner is included at the Hotel Kempinski Palais Hansen this evening.
  • Day 2 - Historic centre

    We enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the impressive State buildings that line the Ring, including the Houses ofParliament, the University, the Burgtheater and the State Opera House. We leave the coach and walk through the historic centre to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Mozart House, which is now a museum dedicated to the composer’s life in the city. There are anumber of excellent traditional Viennese coffee houses in this area where you can enjoy a light lunch or pastry before we walk to the Museumsquartier, located close to the Volkstheater and the Natural History Museum, where we visit the Leopold Museum with important collections of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Dinner is taken independently this evening.
  • Day 3 - Belvedere Palace

    We will visit the Belvedere Palace this morning. This lavish Baroque palace was built as the official residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy and today it holds an important art collection which spans many periods. It is best known for works by the artists closely associated with the Vienna Secession and here we see Klimt’sThe Kiss (1908), which represents this golden age in the cultural history of the city. There will be time to see the permanent collection as well as enjoy one of the current exhibitions. This afternoon we have a guided tour of the Hofburg, the seat of the Hapsburgs. This was the centre of court life, a city within a city, providing employment for thousands. The rest of the day is free and Christmas Eve dinner is taken at the Bristol.
  • Day 4 - Christmas Lunch & La bohème

    This morning is free until we leave for Christmas lunch at Vienna’s grandest and most historic hotel, the fabled Sacher. This evening we attend a performance of Puccini’s La bohème at the Vienna State Opera.
  • Day 5 - Kunsthistorisches Museum

    We transfer by coach to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the world’s greatest art collections. Here we will see the magnificent collection of Old Masters including works by Vermeer, Brueghel, Titian and Bellotto before visiting the Museum’s Kunstkammer. This displays an awe-inspiring collection of treasures including the golden salt cellar by Benvenuto Cellini. The museum will be introduced by a local guide and afterwards you will be free to explore on your own.
  • Day 6 - Flight back

    We depart the hotel for our return flight to London.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Heathrow 12.40 arrive Vienna 16.05
Depart Vienna 13.25 arrive London Heathrow 15.00
Alternative flights available from regional airports – details available on request
 
 

Departure Dates and Prices

22 Dec 2019

Status Available

Price from£2655

Single Supp.£350

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Included Hotels

Hotel

Bristol
Deluxe
Vienna, Austria, Europe

The sister hotel of the Imperial, the Bristol is traditional and elegant and has been the focal point of Vienna's cultural life for over a century.

Gerald Deslandes

Gerald Deslandes

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

Christmas Day: La bohème by Puccini
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Director: Franco Zeffirelli

26 December: There is an opportunity to attend a performance of Adolphe Adam’s Le Corsaire at the Vienna State Opera on 26th December. The performance is choreographed by Manuel Legris and conducted by Valery Ovsyanikov. £216 per ticket.

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