- 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Today 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 baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to the ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, the Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or, you may choose to join an optional excursion. Perhaps visit Schönbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the “Versailles of Vienna,” or go behind the scenes at the Spanish Riding School to see its famed Lipizzaner stallions. This evening, you might enjoy an optional classical concert or celebrate the bottling of this year’s wine vintage among the locals at a high-spirited optional Heurigen dinner.
The following day, spend time exploring Vienna. You may choose to join one of the many optional excursions, including a panoramic tour of Vienna by bike or an all-day optional excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and leafy squares. Perhaps venture to the local Farmer’s Market with a Viking chef. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own or on board, after which you may choose to join a Mozart & Strauss concert.
The Panoramic Vienna excursion is included. Optional excursions are available at an additional charge: Jewels of Vienna's Ring, Schonbrunn Palace, Heurigen Dinner, Behind The Scenes At The Vienna Boys’ Choir, Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna Boys’ Choir, Historic Framer's Market Visit with Viking Chef, Behind the Scenes of Lipizzaner Stallions, Mozart & Strauss Concert.