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Vienna New Years Eve Imperial Ball

Break Available: 30th Dec - 2nd Jan
3 Night Break

Price per person: From £2,185

Vienna is a wonderful place for a New Years Eve Celebration as you recreate the splendour of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy at the iconic Imperial Ball Vienna and wander along the Silvester Trail packed full of entertainment.

New Years Day offers a fabulous concert to ease yourself into 2019, and there are plenty of extra delightful private tours with local guides to choose from.

Highlights

  • Attend the most famous Vienna Ball on New Years Eve
  • 2 hr private Waltz dance lesson
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • 3 nights in central boutique luxury Vienna hotel with Silvester Trail Festivities right outside
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 

DAY 1 - 30th Dec
Fly Vienna, Private Transfer, 2 hour private Waltz dance lesson

DAY 1 - 30th Dec
Fly Vienna, Private Transfer, 2 hour private Waltz dance lesson

Your private driver will meet you in arrivals and transfer you to your chosen hotel to start your Vienna New Year Break.

After check in you will enjoy a private 2 hour dance lesson at the world famous Elmayer school of dance. This will help you master the Waltz for the Vienna Imperial Ball.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Candlelight Dinner for 2 in Ferris Wheel
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Candlelight Dinner for 2 in Ferris Wheel

To crown off a truly spectacular day enjoy a candlelight dinner for 2 in the Prater, the Giant Wheel that has dominated the skyline of Vienna for 100 years. Have a private luxury cabin affording splendid views of the city – a real highlight for your romantic special occasion weekend break.

Price per person: From £210

Giant Ferris wheel at night in Vienna
Ferris Wheel in Vienna. Copright Wiener Risenrad
Giant Ferris wheel at night in Vienna

DAY 2 - 31st Dec
Attend the Imperial Ball Vienna at the Hofburg Imperial Palace

DAY 2 - 31st Dec
Attend the Imperial Ball Vienna at the Hofburg Imperial Palace

Day at leisure or include one of our optional extras.

On December 31, Vienna’s old city center around the City Hall Square, Stephansplatz and the Prater transforms from @ 2 p.m. in the afternoon to 2 a.m. along what is called the Silvester Trail. Along this New Year’s Path, dozens of gastronomes serve punch and culinary treats, and there will be a range of entertainment which could be humorous, show waltzes, an operetta, rock, pop and folk music, and a classical area on Graben. Every year it changes so one never knows what to expect, but we would recommend a wander around to see what is happening !

The beauty of the hotel we suggest is it is in the heart of this area and so it is just a case of stepping outside.

This evening attend the Imperial Vienna Ball, Vienna for your New Year celebrations at the Hofburg Imperial Palace. This evening don your Ball gowns (White not required!) and Tuxedos prior to a private transfer to attend one of the most famous balls in the world.

The approximate schedule will be as follows:-

6.30-7.00 p.m: Entrance with Cocktails The Grenadiers greets you in the entrance area on Heldenplatz. Your imperial host welcome you as guests at the end of the grand staircase.

8.00 p.m: A sumptuous four-course Gala banquet is served by waiters in livery including welcoming cocktail, wine and champagne

10.00 – 10.30 p.m: Grand Opening Ceremony in the Zeremoniensaal and Festsaal.

Midnight: Fireworks on Heldenplatz and the ringing of the largest bell of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Pummerin, and guests can dance their way into 2016 to the strains of the “Blue Danube Waltz” by Strauss.

12.05 am: Show A number of leading Vienna artists such as from the Vienna State Opera will perform a show.

12.30 and 02.30am: Quadrille under professional guidance with the Elmayer School

03.30- 04.00 a.m: Ends

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Fiaker Horse and Carriage Tour
  • Special Performance of Spanish Riding School on 30th Dec or 31st Dec
  • Half Day City Tour including Schönbrunn Palace
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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

Special Performance of Spanish Riding School on 30th Dec or 31st Dec

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.

30th Dec – 7pm
31st Dec – 11am

Price Per Person: From £300 Top Category 1

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 £125

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

DAY 3 - 1st Jan
Day at leisure

DAY 3 - 1st Jan
Day at leisure

Breakfast and day at leisure to recover from the Ball or include some optional extras.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Strauss and Mozart Concert - 5pm or 8.15pm on 1st Jan
  • Vienna Hofburg Orchestra Performance on 1st Jan
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Strauss and Mozart Concert - 5pm or 8.15pm on 1st Jan

At the Kursalon, Johann Strauss himself used to direct his orchestra from his position as first violin.

Here, the essence of Vienna’s Classical music can still be enjoyed today. The Salonorchester “Alt Wien” one of the best known interpreters of classical Viennese music, offers an evening full of Viennese charm – with the beautiful sound of waltzes, polkas, arias and duets, as well as operetta and piano concerto melodies.

Accompanied by excellent opera vocalists and enchanting ballet soloists, Viennas classical music reveals itself as a firework for all senses.

Price Per Person: £135 per person in VIP Category

VIP Category includes glass sparkling wine, Johann Strauss CD, Programme Booklet and guaranteed seat in 1st or 2nd row.

Price Per Person: £185 per person in VIP Category and 4 course Dinner

Concert 5pm/ Dinner after at 7pm, or Dinner before at 6pm/Concert 8.15pm

Wien_Kursalon Konzerte-1st-jan-vienna
Wien_Kursalon Konzerte-1st-jan-vienna
Wien_Kursalon Konzerte-1st-jan-vienna

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra Performance on 1st Jan

On January 1st the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra celebrates the New Year with their guests in the magnificent Gartenpalais Liechtenstein. Previous concerts showcased the most popular waltz and operetta pieces by Johann Strauss, Emmerich Kalman, and Franz Lehar, as well as opera aries and duets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These spectacular concerts are performed by our professional musicians and international vocal soloists.

Ring in the New Year and enjoy the Hofburg Orchestra playing “Die Fledermaus Overture”, “The Blue Danube”, and the “Radetzky March”, as well as music from “The Magic Flute”, and “The Merry Widow”.

Price Per Person: From £120 per person in VIP Category

No photos of previous concert available as normally this concert is in the Hofburg but cannot be for the next couple of years as part of the Government has moved in whilst the Parliament is repaired, so instead it has been moved to this private palace.

 

DAY 4 - 02 Jan
Day at leisure and private transfer to airport

DAY 4 - 02 Jan
Day at leisure and private transfer to airport

Breakfast and day at leisure prior to transfer to the airport after your luxury weekend short break.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

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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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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Optional Extras
Candlelight Dinner for 2 in Ferris Wheel
Giant Ferris wheel at night in Vienna

To crown off a truly spectacular day enjoy a candlelight dinner for 2 in the Prater, the Giant Wheel that has dominated the skyline of Vienna for 100 years. Have a private luxury cabin affording splendid views of the city – a real highlight for your romantic special occasion weekend break.

Price per person: From £210

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

Special Performance of Spanish Riding School on 30th Dec or 31st Dec
Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Copyright Wientourismus/Lois Lammerhuber

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.

30th Dec – 7pm
31st Dec – 11am

Price Per Person: From £300 Top Category 1

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 £125

Strauss and Mozart Concert - 5pm or 8.15pm on 1st Jan
Wien_Kursalon Konzerte-1st-jan-vienna

At the Kursalon, Johann Strauss himself used to direct his orchestra from his position as first violin.

Here, the essence of Vienna’s Classical music can still be enjoyed today. The Salonorchester “Alt Wien” one of the best known interpreters of classical Viennese music, offers an evening full of Viennese charm – with the beautiful sound of waltzes, polkas, arias and duets, as well as operetta and piano concerto melodies.

Accompanied by excellent opera vocalists and enchanting ballet soloists, Viennas classical music reveals itself as a firework for all senses.

Price Per Person: £135 per person in VIP Category

VIP Category includes glass sparkling wine, Johann Strauss CD, Programme Booklet and guaranteed seat in 1st or 2nd row.

Price Per Person: £185 per person in VIP Category and 4 course Dinner

Concert 5pm/ Dinner after at 7pm, or Dinner before at 6pm/Concert 8.15pm

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra Performance on 1st Jan

On January 1st the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra celebrates the New Year with their guests in the magnificent Gartenpalais Liechtenstein. Previous concerts showcased the most popular waltz and operetta pieces by Johann Strauss, Emmerich Kalman, and Franz Lehar, as well as opera aries and duets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These spectacular concerts are performed by our professional musicians and international vocal soloists.

Ring in the New Year and enjoy the Hofburg Orchestra playing “Die Fledermaus Overture”, “The Blue Danube”, and the “Radetzky March”, as well as music from “The Magic Flute”, and “The Merry Widow”.

Price Per Person: From £120 per person in VIP Category

No photos of previous concert available as normally this concert is in the Hofburg but cannot be for the next couple of years as part of the Government has moved in whilst the Parliament is repaired, so instead it has been moved to this private palace.

 

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Testimonials

"Thank you for organising this amazing experience. It has been a dream of mine to go to the Ball and it was even better than I expected. The hotel was perfect, and the 2hr dance lesson was brilliant and definitely needed! Vienna awaits my return...."

All worked very well. We also had superb weathe . Hotel good and Dance lesson Excellent. Thanks.

Yvonne
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Price per person: From £2,185
What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights with one hold bag per person from the UK
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast (Hotel Do & Co)
  • Private 2 hr Dancing Lesson
  • Private Airport Transfers and Transfer to the Ball
  • Imperial Ball Ticket category 1

Departure Airport

  • Heathrow
  • Gatwick
  • Dublin

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