- Top category 1 seating for Andre Rieu and his orchestra in the Vienna Stadthalle
- Exquisite dinner and Mozart & Strauss concert in the Vienna Kursalon
- Guided city tour of Vienna
- Private tour of the State Opera House
- Grand tour of Schonbrunn Palace with gardens and the Imperial Carriage Museum
- Apple Strudel Show demonstration and tasting (of course!)
- The Hofburg - Imperial Apartments & Treasury, the Crown Jewels of the Habsburgs
- Dinner in a local wine tavern
- Excursion to Klosterneuburg Abbey and Melk Abbey overlooking the Danube's Wachau Valley
- Ride on the famous Prater Ferris Wheel
None! – all excursions and extras as listed above and below are included!
- Hotel Porterage
- All Local Guide and driver gratuities
- All hotel and restaurant gratuities
- Personal audio guiding system
- Services of our resident and knowledgeable Tour Manager
- Optional worship from our accompanying faith leader
Included meals & drinks
Meals: a full buffet breakfast each morning, one lunche and all evening meals. Lunch will be in a local restaurant in the heart of Vienna's historic centre within the Ringstrasse on day two to get to know your fellow companions. Dinners are three, three-course dinners in the hotel, a visit to a traditional 'Heuriger' (an Austrian Tavern) and a four course dinner and concert in the Kursalon. During the visit to Schonbrunn Palace we also include Apple Strudel and coffee after the demonstration.
Drinks: welcome drink. A mug of mulled wine at the Abbey of Klosterneuburg as well as a beer, wine or soft drink plus water and tea or coffee with all evening meals and the lunch.
Our team in Austria
Our dedicated and knowledgeable McCabe Tour Manager is there solely for our guests. They will escort all excursions and be available in the hotel for any queries and offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. A faith leader will also escort this experience and offer optional worship on some occasions, for those who wish.
The flight is direct to Vienna with British Airways from London Heathrow. Regional flights to Heathrow from some UK airports and flight seat upgrades, for that extra comfort and ease through the airport can be arranged at a supplement. An overnight stop at Heathrow may be required which we can assist you with. Please enquire at time of booking.
Flight departs Heathrow (BA 0696) : 07:10 Arrives Vienna: 10:25
On arrival you will first visit the famous Ferris Wheel for a ride and overview of the city making the first day not just about the journey!
Flight departs Vienna (BA 0705) : 18:45 Arrives Heathrow: 20:10
Length of flight to Vienna: two hours and 20 minutes
Flight times maybe subject to change and are confirmed with your final paperwork.
Your hotel: NH Danube City Hotel
Situated right next to the United Nations Headquarters and Austria Center Mall in Vienna, the hotel is just 500 metres from the nearest subway station on the U1 line which is the direct line to St. Stephens Cathedral in the heart which takes just eight minutes. Rooms have views to the cathedral and city centre or to the Danube recreation areas and surrounding hills.
Hotel facilities: the Tarragona Restaurant & Bar offers an extensive and excellent breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, it serves Austrian and international cuisine and a wide range of Spanish tapas. The Tarragona bar situated in the lobby welcomes guests to relax and unwind until late in the evening. There is also a sauna, a fitness room, and a relaxation room. There is complimentary hi-speed Wi-fi throughout the hotel.
Your hotel room: all rooms have two beds that can be locked together to create a double bed. Modern and comfortably furnished with full modern amenities, there is a desk/dressing table, armchair and all rooms have heating/air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, fridge/minibar, iron and ironing board. Complimentary hi-speed Wi-Fi is fitted in all rooms.
Hotel bathrooms: available with shower cubicle or shower over the bath-tub (on request), a hairdryer and shaving/make-up mirror. Ample towels and complimentary toiletries are provided.
Single rooms available (limited availability)
Double rooms for single use for a supplement of £339
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Austria freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for three months after your return from Austria.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In Austria the average temperature during your stay should be around +5 to +9 degrees centigrade. November is one of the driest months in terms of rainfall, with an average of four days in the month, and usually too early for snowfall. It is advisable to bring some warm clothes and layers for the days as well as a winter hat, gloves and a scarf. Weather in the Danube basin can change rapidly for worse or better and is difficult to predict, a misty start often leads to a glorious afternoon.
Dress is casual throughout the holiday. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings particularly for the dinner concert in the Kursalon where jeans and casual wear where is not permitted, however this is not a black tie event, just smart. Gentlemen are asked to wear a shirt (no jacket necessary) and ladies a dress or two piece outfit (trousers or skirts are fine). Warm casual clothing is recommended in the day time with evenings in the hotel being smart/casual. As the sightseeing visits require a certain amount of walking, we suggest you take a pair of warm lined shoes or boots. Austrians often wear real fur which are family heirlooms handed down from generation to generation and not seen as taboo as they are in the U.K.
Please bring a hat, scarf and gloves to keep warm as well as a pair of sunglasses as the glare of sunshine (hopefully) can be quite strong.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this holiday so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Tour Manager will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up then please make sure you tell your Tour Manager who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Some streets in the city centre and at the abbeys of Klosterneuburg and Melk that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. For your guided walking tours in Vienna, the abbeys and the visit to Schonbrunn Palace you must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes, walk one kilometer and be able to manage two to three flights of stairs to gain the maximum enjoyment from this tour..
The McCabe Educational Trust
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McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
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