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Waltz at a Real Viennese BallAustria

From £545 per person for 2 nights
Take to the floor at one of Austria’s world-famous Viennese Balls on this whirl of a short break.

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"I felt like a fairy-tale princess" Carla dS. Feb 2019

Steeped in tradition and packed with glitz, glamour and plenty of dancing, Vienna’s balls are once-in-a-lifetime events – and we’ve secured exclusive tickets…

What makes this experience awesome:

  • Dance at some of Vienna’s most exciting balls - the Blumen Ball, the Boku Ball or the Bonbon Ball
  • Two-hour Waltz lesson at the city’s leading dance school - even suitable for novice dancers
  • Explore elegant, cosmopolitan Vienna and its fabulous art galleries

Waltz in Vienna


We’ve secured hard-to-get tickets to one of 2020's most exciting Viennese balls. This event may have a long history but it's morphed into a multi-generational, spectacular affair that goes on well into the early hours. Our chosen balls are the Blumen Ball, which takes place in Vienna’s majestic Rathaus, the Boku Ball, which takes place in the historic Hofburg Palace, and the Bonbon Ball, which takes place at the Wiener Konzerthaus. 


The Blumen Ball- or Flower Ball in English- is a particularly mesmerising experience, as for this night only the Vienna Rathaus is fabulously decorated with 100,000 flowers, each one as vibrant and delicate as the next. The Boku ball is held in the Hofburg's grand ballroom by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (called Bodenkultur in German) and is often themed- for example, this year's was in vino universitas. The Bonbon Ball- Vienna's sweetest ball- offers a night of dancing and indulgence, culminating in the reward of the title of 'Miss Bonbon'. 

This year's Miss Bonbon went to a 30-year-old winemaker from Haufsdorg, but technically any girl or woman can nominate themselves.


If you’re nervous about the idea of strutting your stuff on this prestigious stage, or you simply need to brush up on your waltz, don’t worry – your trip includes a two-hour dance lesson at the illustrious Elmayer Dance School and this lesson is designed to get even complete novices dancing at the Ball! An experienced teacher will be on hand to help you hone your technique, and prepare you for the ball.


You’ll also have free time to explore Vienna, a city steeped in imperial grandeur. The Habsburg emperors left their capital with a rich legacy of magnificent architecture, from the sprawling Hofburg Palace complex to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, one of the world’s most impressive collections of European art. 


The foodie scene here is an increasing part of the city’s appeal, with a host of innovative restaurants pushing Austrian cuisine in exciting new directions, while Vienna’s famous coffee houses are something of an institution.


Want to explore more of Vienna? Click here to check out our 3-night Viennese Ball experience, offering you the opportunity to discover everything that the little city has to offer.


To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.

For inside info on this experience, have a look at our blogs here and here.

For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Prices for departures to 30th October include a 20% Pioneers Club discount and are subject to Pioneers Club terms & conditions. Click here for more information about the Pioneers Club.

Full Itinerary



To get our mini brochure for this holiday please click here, and we will email you a PDF copy.

Day One: Wilkommen in Wien!

You will be picked up from the Vienna airport and brought to your hotel, where you can settle in to the beautiful Austrian capital.

Overnight in Vienna

We offer a variety of hotel classes to suit different budgets. You can choose the style that’s right for you.
Select from Premium or Deluxe when booking, and click hotel name below for more details.

Premium - Hotel Astoria

Deluxe - Hotel Intercontinental Wien

Meals included: none


Day Two: Waltzing in Style

Prepare for the night ahead with a big breakfast, served by the hotel - you’ll want to fill up as you’re going to need the energy. After breakfast, you’ll have time to yourself, so pick up a hired ballgown or dinner suit if you don’t already have one: our recommended hire shop is Kleiderverleih Rottenberg near the Sigmund Freud Museum. In the afternoon, develop your waltzing skills with a two-hour lesson with the acclaimed Elmayer Dance School, one of Vienna’s oldest and most prestigious dance schools. The lesson is designed for total novices, but if you can dance already they will pitch it accordingly.

Dancing is hungry work, so you’ll need dinner before the Ball commences. You can try out some traditional Austrian cuisine, such as Wienerschnitzel, gulasch or apple strudel. Finally, put on your ballgowns and suits and head to the ballroom of your ball of choice. For the Blumen Ball, you'll be travelling to the grand Viennese City Hall; finished in 1883, the Vienna Rathaus is a marvel of neo-gothic architecture and remains the seat of Vienna’s local government. There, you will waltz and party late into the night until the ball officially comes to a close at 4am. If you're attending the Boku Ball, you'll be waltzing around the ballroom of the stately Hofburg Palace until 1am, while the Bonbon Ball takes you to the early-20th-century Vienna Konzerthaus and finishes at 2am.  

The Ball starts with a display by debutantes and young dancers in traditional debutante costumes. Once the master of ceremonies announces ‘Alles Waltzer’ the real dancing begins, typically including a line dance (Gavotte) at midnight in which the Master of ceremonies tells you what to do and everybody else helps! In addition to ballroom and Latin dancing there are normally rooms with a disco, jazz dancing, rock ‘n roll and salsa too. The Bonbon Ball has a Sweets Parade, a live performance by a popular Viennese musician and a travel raffle, while the Boku Ball includes a traditional song and dance by Viennese performers in traditional Austrian clothing. The Blumenball features a three-course meal and a variety of dances throughout the night. Sekt (Austrian champagne) and food is widely available throughout the night, and you go home with a ‘goody bag’.

Overnight in Vienna

Premium - Hotel Astoria

Deluxe - Hotel Intercontinental Wien

Meals included: Breakfast


Day Three: An Afternoon in Vienna

Once you’ve recovered from your late night, step out onto the bustling streets of Vienna to explore the best of what this charming city has to offer. Make sure to visit Vienna’s iconic landmarks: for example, the Kunsthistorischen Museum, housed in a palatial building on the grand Ringstrasse and home to an impressive collection of Old Masters and ancient artefacts; the Hofburg Palace, once seat of the Habsburg Emperors with a museum dedicated to national heroine, Empress Sisi; and the ultra-modern Leopold Museum, packed with works by Schiele, Klimt and Kokoschka. You can try out some more Austrian delicacies: try fine-dining in the grand Restaurant Rote Bar or, for an authentic Viennese pub dinner, locals recommend Gasthaus Rebhuhn. If you’re in the mood for music, book a ticket for the famous Viennese opera or ballet as a treat. Finally, say farewell to Vienna and return to your hotel in time for your transfer to the Vienna airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


Overall meals included: 2 Breakfasts

What's included:

  • Private transfers from/to Vienna International Airport
  • Two-hour dance lesson with Elmayer Dance School
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets to the Viennese ball

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience:
    call 0208 432 0885 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.

If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 432 0885


Typical return Economy flights from London to Vienna cost around £150 per person and take approximately 2 and a half hours. 

Experience start point: Vienna (VIE)

End point: Vienna (VIE)

Prices for departures to 30th October include a 20% Pioneers Club discount and are subject to Pioneers Club terms & conditions. Click here for more information.

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