(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Vienna, Wachau, Burgenland, Styria
This private luxury tour features private touring and tastings in Austria's top food and wine regions, whose excellent products will come as a revelation to first-time visitors. It also includes private cultural touring in Vienna and in some of Austria's most beautiful landscapes, including rolling farmland, rugged mountains and lush river valleys.
Begin in Vienna. During private touring, your expert local guide will take you to the most interesting neighborhoods, upscale shops and food markets, and help you navigate the overwhelming wealth of spectacular art, architecture and history in this former imperial capital. Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Stallions and take a behind-the-scenes tour of their stables. See the highlights in the world-renowned MuseumsQuartier. Tour architectural monuments that exemplify the best in Vienna's Gothic, Baroque and Secessionist styles. Visit our favorite shops selling exquisite linens, crystal, chocolates, gourmet foods and antiques. Visit up-and-coming neighborhoods known for their designers and chefs. Taste local culinary specialties at our favorite stalls in the enormous Naschmarkt food market. We'll also ensure you have daily opportunities to visit Vienna's leading coffee houses. One evening, enjoy a performance at the Vienna State Opera. Also, enjoy a memorable afternoon drive through residential districts in the hills surrounding Vienna. Tour local vineyards and enjoy a pre-dinner drink and snacks at one of our favorite heurigen (wine taverns).
Enjoy full-day excursions into major wine producing regions near Vienna. One day, tour Abbey Stift Klosterneuburg, a massive religious complex filled with centuries of art and architectural treasures, including the Verdun Altar, a masterpiece of medieval enamelwork. The Augustinian monastery is also Austria's oldest and largest winery. Visit the Baroque cellars, and sample some of the wine produced there. Later, stop at a traditional, family-run winery and heurigen. Another day, tour the Wachau, the beautiful wine-growing region along the Danube River. Take a cruise on the Danube, passing castles, vineyards and villages. Taste a range of local vintages, tour Krems, and visit the Loisium wine center and wine museum, designed by American architect Steven Holl. Also, visit one of Austria's leading wineries, and dine at their wine tavern.
Next, take a scenic drive through Burgenland en route to Styria. In Eisenstadt, visit Esterhazy Palace, where Joseph Haydn composed under the patronage of Hungarian princes, and sample local varietals at some of the best wine estates in Burgenland. Continue to Styria, Austria's gastronomic heart. Stay at the Sattlerhof, a hotel and restaurant renowned for food and wine. Tour the Styrian Wine Country, and stop by top artisanal food producers to sample local specialties such as air-cured ham, gourmet chocolate, balsamic vinegar and products made from pumpkins. Also tour a castle in a spectacular setting, perched high on a rocky outcrop.
Return to Vienna for a final afternoon and evening. Enjoy last-minute shopping and one more unforgettable meal in one of the capital's many fine restaurants.
This tour can be fully customized according to your interests and schedule.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Full-day private tour including visit to heurigen
Morning private tour
Vienna & the Wachau
Full-day private excursion to the Wachau, including Krems and Loisium
Vienna – Burgenland – Styria
Private transfer to Styria for 2 nights. Tour Burgenland en route
Full-day private food, wine and cultural tour
Styria – Vienna
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon at leisure
Private airport transfer
Hotel Bristol or Hotel Sacher
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
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All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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