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Vienna Valentines Strauss Ball

Break Available: 14 - 16th February 2020
2 Night Break

Price per person: From £995

Vienna is a wonderfully romantic place to attend the Strauss Ball with private dance lessons to brush up your waltzing skills.

A whole range of optional extras enable you to immerse yourself in the culture of this beautiful city.

This is a lovely special occasion weekend break, and something to look forward to in the post Christmas early part of the year when we all feel a bit low!

Highlights

  • Attend the Strauss Ball in Vienna in top seats
  • 2 hr Private ballroom dancing lesson to brush up your Waltz skills.
  • 2 nights in central Vienna hotel
  • Private airport transfers
  • Vienna Card allowing free access to many museums and transport on the famous Trams
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 

DAY 1 – 14th Feb 2020
Fly Vienna & Private Transfer. Private Ballroom lesson

DAY 1 – 14th Feb 2020
Fly Vienna & Private Transfer. Private Ballroom lesson

Fly to Vienna and on arrival your private transfer is waiting to take you from the airport to your chosen hotel.

After check in you will experience a 2 hour private dance lesson with your own tutor who will brush up your Waltz skills so you can glide around the dance floor at the Ball with ease!

This private waltz lesson is at the Elmayer school of dancing, the most famous dancing school in Vienna, and they are experienced in coaching beginners as well as more advanced dancers.

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DAY 2 – 15th Feb 2020
Attend Strauss Vienna Ball

DAY 2 – 15th Feb 2020
Attend Strauss Vienna Ball

Relax during your romantic weekend away by spending the day at leisure prior to the ball. Vienna is a beautiful city with wide open streets and plenty of museums to enthral you.

After a relaxing afternoon don your ball gowns (Does not have to be white!) and tuxedos prior to a private transfer to the historical surroundings of the Kursalon for the Strauss Valentine’s Ball.

This unique ball encompasses four magnificent rooms, each portraying a different aspect of this elegant building.

The ball opens to the delightful harmonies of the Viennese Waltz followed by a 3 course dinner.

Learn more about the secret rhythms of the waltz and other dances under the tutelage of a professional.

You have the choice of dancing to the orchestra in one of the magnificent ballrooms or retiring to the disco for an evening of music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s. Other highlights are a midnight show and group Quadrille.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Fiaker Horse and Carriage Tour
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Half Day City Tour including Schönbrunn Palace
  • Romantic Visit to the Viennese Woods
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Fiaker Horse and Carriage Tour

Take a 40 mins Fiaker carriage ride through Vienna’s old town streets and discover the city’s most important sights. Pass by Saint Stephens cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the attractions of the Ring boulevard.

Price Per Person: From £75

Fiaker horse and carriage, Vienna
Fiaker in Vienna Copyright Wientourisums/Peter Rigaud
Fiaker in Vienna. Copyright Wientourisums/Peter Rigaud

Spanish Riding School

Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the incomparable Lipizza horses display their unique mastery of the haute Zcole exactly as they did three centuries ago. Performances are located in the Hofburg Palace Winter Riding School. Top Category 1

Price Per Person: From £235 (Not Gala Performance)

Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Copyright Wientourismus/Lois Lammerhuber
Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Copyright Wientourismus/Lois Lammerhuber
Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Copyright Wientourismus/Lois Lammerhuber

Half Day City Tour including Schönbrunn Palace

Your private driver guide will take you see the most important historical sites along the Ringstrasse; the State Opera House, National Musems, Imperial Palace, Parliament, City Hall and University before taking you to the highlight of the tour; the UNESCO cultural heritage site of Schönbrunn. Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family is considered one of the most beautiful of the baroque palaces in Europe. Here you will take a guided audio tour of the majestic stately rooms. This total tour takes @ 4 hrs.

Price Per Person: From £145

Schonbrunn Palace in the winter, Vienna. Copyright Wien tourismus/Maxum
Schonnbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Schonnbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Schonnbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Schonnbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Schonnbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Romantic Visit to the Viennese Woods

After breakfast your private driver guide will collect you from your hotel for a morning in the wonderfully romantic southern Viennese woods to show you some of the most beautiful sights in the surrounding area of Vienna.

This includes the romantic Helenental valley and the former Mayerling hunting lodge. This is where Crown Prince Rudolf is said to have committed suicide.

You will also visit the impressive Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and its medieval cloister which has recently become famous for it’s choir.

In 1912 an underground blasting operation in a mine went wrong causing 20 million litres of water to gush through the rock. The lower level galleries were flooded creating the largest subterranean lake in all of Europe; SeeGrotte. During WW2 SeeGrotte was used by the German military as an aircraft factory as it was protected against bombing raids, and produced the first jetfighter of the world, the HE162; a model of which is on display. Nowadays a romantic motor boat trip of 45mins takes you across the lake.

Please note from 1st Jan – 31 March Mayerling can only be visited on Saturdays and Sundays.

Price Per Person: From £260

Abbey in the woods
Abbey of Heiligenkreuz in Lower Austria
Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz

DAY 3 - 16th Feb 2020
Private Airport Transfer for flight home.

DAY 3 - 16th Feb 2020
Private Airport Transfer for flight home.

After breakfast spend a morning at leisure to recover from the Vienna Ball or to explore Vienna.

Take a private airport transfer after your special weekend break. A lovely romantic weekend break!

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Fleming Selection Hotel

Fleming Selection Hotel

The Fleming's Selection Hotel Wien-City is centrally located in the elegant 8th district of Vienna, the Josefstadt, directly behind the Vienna City Hall. Popular sites such as the Hofburg, the State Opera and St. Stephen's Cathedral are in the immediate vicinity. It is a 5-minute walk to the Ringstraße and 10 minutes to Heroes' Square and only 20 minutes by car to the airport.

The unclassified Fleming's Selection Hotel Wien-City offers a high standard including free Wi-Fi and luxurious rooms with free-standing showers. Please note the glass showers are situated in the room- though come with a shower curtain in the deluxe rooms.

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Grand Hotel Wien

Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna
Exclusive Room at Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna
Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna
Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna

Grand Hotel Wien

The Grand Hotel Wien offers a reminder of the majestic age of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, combined with luxurious accommodation for those who are accustomed to the highest standards.

The Grand Hotel Wien is ideally located on Karntner Ring, only a stroll away from the Vienna State Opera, the famous Karntner Strasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral.

With a spectacular view over the city of Vienna its award-winning restaurant Le Ciel is known as one of Vienna's best gourmet restaurants. For lovers of Japanese food at the very highest level the Unkai Restaurant will delight the senses.

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Do & Co Hotel

Do and Co Hotel, Vienna
Do and Co Hotel, Vienna
Do and Co Hotel, Vienna
Do and Co Hotel, Vienna

Do & Co Hotel

The Do & Co Hotel is situated in the very heart of Vienna overlooking St Stephen's Cathedral. The hotel is designed by architect Hans Hollein, one of the true pioneers of postmodernism. Do & Co is housed in the popular Haas-Hans building which itself is one of Vienna's cultural landmarks.

In the very beginning the structure was four floors, but nowadays has been transformed into 43 unique and cone-shaped guestrooms. Each one is decorated using solid high quality material such as stone and teak wood.

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Optional Extras
Fiaker Horse and Carriage Tour
Fiaker horse and carriage, Vienna

Take a 40 mins Fiaker carriage ride through Vienna’s old town streets and discover the city’s most important sights. Pass by Saint Stephens cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the attractions of the Ring boulevard.

Price Per Person: From £75

Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Copyright Wientourismus/Lois Lammerhuber

Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the incomparable Lipizza horses display their unique mastery of the haute Zcole exactly as they did three centuries ago. Performances are located in the Hofburg Palace Winter Riding School. Top Category 1

Price Per Person: From £235 (Not Gala Performance)

Half Day City Tour including Schönbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace in the winter, Vienna. Copyright Wien tourismus/Maxum

Your private driver guide will take you see the most important historical sites along the Ringstrasse; the State Opera House, National Musems, Imperial Palace, Parliament, City Hall and University before taking you to the highlight of the tour; the UNESCO cultural heritage site of Schönbrunn. Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family is considered one of the most beautiful of the baroque palaces in Europe. Here you will take a guided audio tour of the majestic stately rooms. This total tour takes @ 4 hrs.

Price Per Person: From £145

Romantic Visit to the Viennese Woods
Abbey in the woods

After breakfast your private driver guide will collect you from your hotel for a morning in the wonderfully romantic southern Viennese woods to show you some of the most beautiful sights in the surrounding area of Vienna.

This includes the romantic Helenental valley and the former Mayerling hunting lodge. This is where Crown Prince Rudolf is said to have committed suicide.

You will also visit the impressive Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and its medieval cloister which has recently become famous for it’s choir.

In 1912 an underground blasting operation in a mine went wrong causing 20 million litres of water to gush through the rock. The lower level galleries were flooded creating the largest subterranean lake in all of Europe; SeeGrotte. During WW2 SeeGrotte was used by the German military as an aircraft factory as it was protected against bombing raids, and produced the first jetfighter of the world, the HE162; a model of which is on display. Nowadays a romantic motor boat trip of 45mins takes you across the lake.

Please note from 1st Jan – 31 March Mayerling can only be visited on Saturdays and Sundays.

Price Per Person: From £260

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Price per person: From £995
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

    • Flights with one hold bag per person from the UK
    • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Fleming Selection
    • Private 2 hr Ballroom lesson
    • Strauss Ball Ticket- Top Category 1
    • Private airport transfers
    • Private Transfer to the Ball
    • Vienna Card allowing free access to many museums and transport on the famous Trams

Vienna

Departure Airport

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Manchester (Would need to move Dance Lesson )
  • Stansted(Would need to move Dance Lesson to 27th)
  • Dublin

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"We really loved the Ball and will no doubt do it again at some point. We loved Vienna and we were out everyday seeing the sights and going to cafes and restaurants. It was a magical experience."

Daisy

John and I had an excellent time in Vienna. Travel arrangements all went according to plan and the Do & Co Hotel was really good and so central"

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