Getting on/off motorcoach, walking up to 1.5 miles in 2 hours. Walking over uneven sidewalks or cobblestones.
We will board a motorcoach to take in the Baroque elegance of Vienna during a bus excursion. We will drive along the famous Ringstrasse and pass by the impressive palaces of the Museum Quarter, the Parliament and the City Hall, beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, like the Secession Building or the underground station at Karlsplatz. We finish the bus excursion at the magnificent Opera House. From here we will continue on foot through the Hofburg, pass by the stables of the Lipizzaner horses, walk along the elegant Graben and finish at St. Stephan’s Dom.
Enjoy a free afternoon to see and do what interests you most in Vienna. Shuttle buses between the ship and Schwedenplatz will be available.
Join a local expert for a lecture on Mozart, Schubert, and Strauss. Learn more about the very diverse lives of three of Vienna's best loved composers. Wolfgang Amadé Mozart -- the name he called himself -- achieved renown as a child prodigy, brilliant young pianist, and composer, but struggled financially later and suffered from a variety of illnesses. Franz Schubert, whom we revere today for his masterful songs, symphonies, masses, and chamber music, was relatively unrecognized outside his own circle of friends and colleagues. Johann Strauss (the Elder), however, was a leading conductor, composer of popular dance music, and one of the first international superstars of music. The presentation will be enhanced by live performance of selected works by all three composers.