22960
Austria

City Walks: Exploring Vienna’s Neighborhoods

Explore the beautiful and historic neighborhoods of Vienna on foot, and venture out to the Vienna Woods Biosphere Reserve to take in the natural surroundings and views of the city.
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Program No. 22960RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,899
Flights start at
850

At a Glance

Vienna, Austria’s impressive capital, is internationally recognized for its imperial palaces, timeless architecture, renowned museums, elegant coffeehouses and, above all, classical music. Extensive walks with a local expert introduce a city that has nurtured scientists, philosophers, rulers and artists. Stroll through the neighborhood where Johann Strauss Jr. gave his first concert. Walk along the magnificent Ring Boulevard where Vienna’s noble and wealthy built lavish, historic mansions. Navigate the winding streets and spacious squares of the Old Town, and hike in the city’s beloved Vienna Woods for amazing views from Kahlenberg Hill. Enjoy ample free time to discover some of the finest museums and concert halls in the world.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 3-6 miles daily on varied terrain and using public transportation.
Flex
Flex
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk in the footsteps of the artists of Vienna 1900 and the Hapsburgs as you explore the district of Hietzing, including Schönbrunn Palace.
  • An evening performance, including works by Mozart, illuminates this imperial city's rich musical past.
  • Get a taste of Vienna in the lovely Demel coffeehouse, once a meeting point for Europe’s intellectuals.
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Ruth Gratzenberger
Ruth Gratzenberger was born in Vienna, where she lived for about 30 years before moving to a small village south of the city. Having worked in the travel industry for over 40 years, she considers herself a truly service-oriented provider who cares deeply about the wellbeing of those she is guiding, welcoming guests with heartfelt warmth. When she is not travelling, she enjoys being with her grandchildren, spending time in nature, riding her bike and dancing.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ruth Gratzenberger
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