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Waltz at a Viennese Ball with Cultural ViennaAustria

From £0 per person for 3 nights
Take to the floor at one of Austria’s world-famous Viennese Balls and discover some of Europe's best art galleries on this whirl of a short break. No prior dance experience necessary and we have everything covered. We have now added two Friday departures in February.
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"I felt like a fairy-tale princess" Carla dS. Feb 2019

Don't just watch Strictly! Dance at a real fairy-tale ball yourself - even if you've never danced before. Steeped in glitz & glamour, Vienna’s balls are once-in-a-lifetime affairs – we have exclusive tickets, coupled with a 2 hour lesson there to get even novices dancing…


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Dance at Vienna’s most exciting balls - the Blumen, Boku, Bonbon, Juristen & Wiener Wirtschaft Balls
  • Includes ball tickets, hotels, airport transfers& a pre-ball 2-hour Waltz lesson at Vienna’s leading dance school - suitable even for novices
  • Ballgown & tuxedo hire facility
  • You can even hire you a dance partner! 
  • Explore cosmopolitan Vienna's palaces, museums, art galleries & coffee houses
  • Entrance tickets to top art galleries & museums included
  • Flights from £150 per person
  • Ball season Jan & Feb so book now!
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle


2020 PRICE AND AVAILABILITY GUIDE
Indicative prices for Premium hotels - see real-time pricing for specific dates & alternative hotel classes

Departure Dates Typical Price (p/p)
in Twin room
Availability
7 February 2020£725N/A
20 February 2020£725N/A
21 February 2020£725N/A


 




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We’ve secured hard-to-get tickets to a selection of 2020's most exciting Viennese balls. These events may have a long history, but they’ve morphed into multi-generational, spectacular affairs that go on well into the early hours. Our chosen balls are the Blumen Ball, which takes place in Vienna’s majestic Rathaus; the Boku, Juristen and Wiener Wirtschaft Balls, which all take 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 theme of the 2020 ball is 'Spring Awakening'.


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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. The Bonbon Ball - Vienna's sweetest ball - offers a night of dancing and indulgence, culminating in the reward of the title of 'Miss Bonbon'. The less whimsically named, yet no less romantic, Wiener Wirtschaft Ball (Ball of the Viennese Economy) and Juristen Ball (Ball of the Legal Profession) are both held at the historic Hofburg Palace. We have added these Saturday events to our Viennese Ball program for those who are limited to weekend travel.   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 on the afternoon before the Ball. This lesson is designed to get even complete novices dancing, with an experienced teacher on hand to help hone your technique and prepare you for the ball. 


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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, and Vienna’s famous coffee houses are something of an institution. On this 3 night version of our popular Viennese Ball break we include entrance tickets to a selection of top Viennese art galleries and museums so you can explore some of Europe's finest palaces and art galleries as well as enjoying one of Vienna's finest Balls.


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If you only have time for a 2 night break, please see our two-night Viennese Ball package, and get ready to dance the night away.



 


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


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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 or Lindner Hotel am Belvedere (date dependant)

Deluxe - Hotel Intercontinental Wien or Le Meridien Vienna (date dependant)

Meals included: none


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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 at 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, they will pitch it accordingly.

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Dancing is hungry work, so you’ll need dinner before the Ball commences. You can try out a variety of 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, the Wiener Wirtschaft Ball or the Juristen Ball you'll be waltzing around the ballroom of the stately Hofburg Palace, while the Bonbon Ball takes you to the early-20th-century Vienna Konzerthaus and finishes at 2am. 

WaltzingCostumes

The Balls usually start with a display by debutantes and young dancers in traditional debutante costumes. Once the master of ceremonies announces ‘Alles Waltzer’s' the real dancing begins. The evening often includes 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. Typically, food is widely available throughout the night, and you go home with a ‘goody bag’.

Overnight in Vienna

Premium - Hotel Astoria or Lindner Hotel am Belvedere (date dependant)

Deluxe - Hotel Intercontinental Wien or Le Meridien Vienna (date dependant)

Meals included: Breakfast


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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. We include tickets to three of Vienna’s iconic landmarks: 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. After dinner, return to your hotel at your leisure for a good night’s sleep.

Overnight in Vienna

Premium - Hotel Astoria or Lindner Hotel am Belvedere (date dependant)

Deluxe - Hotel Intercontinental Wien or Le Meridien Vienna (date dependant)

Meals included: Breakfast


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Day Four: Wandering Through History

Begin your morning with a traditional Viennese breakfast of warm pastries, Vienna coffee and fresh fruit in one of Vienna’s traditional coffee shops. You’ll have this day to yourself, so that you can continue exploring the city’s cobbled streets and grand palaces at your own pace. If you still haven’t seen all of the palaces and galleries included in your experience, take some time to tick these off your list. Alternatively, do the tourist thing and take one of the carriage rides from outside the Hofburg Palace around central Vienna. Otherwise, some more must-see landmarks include the Schönbrunn Palace, the erstwhile summer house of the Habsburg family and a defining masterpiece of Baroque architecture; the world-leading 19th-century Museum of Natural History Vienna ; and the Belvedere Palace, an 18th-century complex currently hosting the iconic Klimt collection.

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When you need a break from palatial splendour, take some time to admire the ornate St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Blending Romanesque and Gothic architecture, and dating back to the 14th Century, the Cathedral is the religious heart of the city. The ancient crossing place of East and West, and rich with history, Vienna has something for everyone: 20th-century art lovers can explore the Albertina gallery with paintings from Monet to Picasso; activity-seekers and film buffs can check out the Prater, home to the iconic Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, made famous in Welles’ classic film of “The Third Man”. For lunch, seek out Vienna’s street food scene; here you can sample traditional bratwurst or bratkartoffeln, or taste-test some of the edgier fusion cuisine on offer. Finally, return to your hotel to be picked up and taken to the Vienna airport, in time for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast


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Overall meals included: 3 Breakfasts

What's included:

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

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience 
    Call 0208 251 0425 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 251 0425


GETTING THERE

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).


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