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Le Grand Bal & New Year’s Concert  

December 27, 2014 – January 2, 2015
 
(Services can be added or deleted to customize your New Year's celebration.
Additional days and different dates available.
This program can also be combined with "Romantic Christmas in Salzburg")

Included Features:
  • Arrival, departure transfers and all transfers in Vienna as per itinerary
  • 6 nights accommodation in hotel of your choice (based on availability)
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Grand City sightseeing tour of Vienna including Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Excursion to the Southern Vienna Woods
  • Private waltz lesson
  • "Vienna and its Musical History" sightseeing tour
  • Ticket to an operetta at the Volksopera
  • Gala performance at the Spanish Riding School
  • Ticket to Le Grand Bal and Gala Dinner
  • New Year's concert with the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra
  • Traditional "Heurigen" evening with local wines, food and entertainment
  • Local representative in Vienna
  • Comprehensive information kit
Tour Prices:
$3,450 - $5,350 per person, double occupancy

Hotel Kaiserhof:   $ 3,450 per person double occupancy
Grand Hotel:   $ 5,350 per person double occupancy
Sacher Hotel:   Available on request basis only
Hotel Imperial:   Available on request basis only


Please note: Airfare is NOT included, but available upon request. Prices are subject to change, based on currency exchange rate fluctuation.

We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Pre-existing medical condition exclusion is waived if insurance is purchased within 24 hours of initial tour deposit.

Optional: Transfer to Ball in Horse Drawn Carriage (1-4 persons) available at $280.00 per carriage.

* Tickets to the Spanish Riding School performance are limited, and available on a first come first serve basis.

A list of Scheduled cultural events will be provided. Tickets can be obtained in advance through Smolka Tours.

Detailed Itinerary
 

Friday, December 26
Optional: Departure from the U.S. to Vienna on a transatlantic flight.
 
Saturday, Decemeber 27
Arrive in Vienna in the morning and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and recover from the trip. Stroll through the city this afternoon and experience the sweet life of Vienna, its famous cuisine, coffeehouses and local wines.
 
Sunday, December 28
This morning, you will take a guided sightseeing tour of Vienna, including a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace. This remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the many sights and sounds the city has to offer.
 
Monday, December 29
After breakfast, an excursion has been arranged to the Southern Vienna Woods, featuring the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and Mayerling, the former Imperial Hunting Lodge. Return to Vienna through the romantic Helenental and via Baden. After lunch on your own, you may want to shop along Kaertnerstrasse or the Graben. Tonight, you will attend an operetta performance at the Volksopera “Wiener Blut” by J. Strauss. Transfer to and from the theater is included.
 
Tuesday, December 30
This morning we have arranged for a waltz lesson with the most prestigious dance school of Vienna. This afternoon your guide will take you on a special tour, “Vienna and its Musical History,” which will lead you to many sights and memorials related to the numerous musicians who lived and worked in this city. The lives of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and many more great composers, conductors, musicians and singers are closely associated with Vienna. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
 
Wednesday, December 31
This morning, enjoy breakfast at your leisure. At 11:00 am, you will attend a gala performance at the famous Spanish Riding School, featuring the amazing Lipizzaner Stallions. The remainder of the day is yours to prepare for the most traditional of Austrian balls, Le Grand Bal. Upon arrival at the Hofburg, you are greeted by the Imperial Couple and served a welcome cocktail followed by the Gala Dinner. Stars of the State Opera and Volksopera sing and dance, inviting you to dance the night away and welcome in the New Year in style.
 
Thursday, January 1
A mid-morning transfer takes you to the traditional New Year's concert. Hear the waltzes and operetta melodies performed by the Hofburg Orchestra and singers, and watch the ballet dancers. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a typical Heurigen Dinner in one of the wine growing villages surrounding Vienna. Sample local food and wine while being entertained by local Viennese musicians.
 
Friday, January 2
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the U.S. Should you wish to extend your stay in Austria or one of its neighboring countries, the professionals at Smolka Tours would be pleased to assist you.

 
Call Us to Customize your Trip!
It's simple to extend your stay
before or after this fabulous vacation!!
 
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