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Imperial Christmas in the Vienna Woods

Imperial Christmas in the Vienna Woods

Including a local Tour Guide for 4 days whilst in the Vienna Woods!

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“Every year the scent of candied fruits, hot chestnuts, punch and cinnamon lies over the land of Austria. Where can Christmas be celebrated more stylishly, or more traditionally than in Vienna? Where can you feel a peaceful Christmas mood more warmly than in the snowy Vienna Woods? Experience Christmas and along the way get to know the city of Vienna, get into the Christmas spirit at a private Christmas carol concert, spend an evening at a typical Austrian wine tavern. Enjoy hot punch at a Christmas Market and visit ancient monasteries in the Vienna Woods. All this, and more, is in this journey to an Imperial Christmas in Vienna."

Day 1

Travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. We continue travelling through France, Belguim and onto Germany making suitable refreshment stops and arrive at the Pentahotel Wiesbaden in time for our evening meal.

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Day 2

After breakfast we continue travelling through Germany and into Austria making suitable stops and arrive at our main stay hotel late afternoon where our local guide will be there to greet us.

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Day 3

After breakfast the first highlight of our day is an audio tour of the majestic Schönbrunn Palace and the romantic Christmas market in front of the Palace. The tour then takes us via the Second World War – built High Road around Vienna, with a Scenic stop overlooking Vienna, to Klosterneuburg. This beautiful little town just outside Vienna is famous for its breath-taking Abbey. Return to the hotel later for our evening meal.

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Day 4

Christmas Eve: After breakfast discover the very old town of Vienna with a guided tour on foot. The guided walk of Vienna will take us even closer to the heart of this magical city with its lovely Christmas markets! Visit the beautiful “St. Stephen’s” Cathedral in the 1st district. Visit an authentic Viennese coffee-house and enjoy a freshly brewed coffee and a delicious slice of “Sachertorte” before returning to our hotel for a special Austrian Christmas Dinner.

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Day 5

Christmas Day: After breakfast we can join the Christmas Day Service in a nearby church this morning, before enjoying a traditional Christmas lunch of roast turkey and trimmings “Austrian- English style”, in the hotel. The afternoon’s guided tour of Vienna will take right us into the heart of this magical city. Travel the famous “Ringstrasse”, home to the Viennese State Opera House, the “Burg” Theatre, and Parliament House. Return to the hotel later to enjoy a 3 course dinner in a restaurant… but the highlight of the day is yet to come: a classic concert in a spectacular “Vienna Palais”, featuring unforgettable melodies from Johann Strauss and Mozart, along with traditional Christmas music!

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Day 6

Boxing Day: After breakfast discover the many sights of the beautiful Vienna Woods, including the Abbey at Heiligenkreuz, and the famous Mayerling Hunting Lodge. It was here that Crown Prince Rudolf and his lover sadly took their lives. Return to Vienna where a 3-course dinner served with home-grown wines, and accompanied by local musicians is awaiting us.

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Day 7

After breakfast we bid farewell to our guide and the beautiful Vienna Woods to travel back to our overnight hotel in Wiesbaden.

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Day 8

After breakfast we retrace our outward journey making suitable stops and arrive home approx. 8.30pm.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

HOTEL MARIENHOF, VIENNA WOODS ***

The Marienhof enjoys a quiet location in the gentle hills of the Vienna Woods, only 9.7 km away from Vienna’s city limits. The restaurant serves seasonal cuisine prepared with regional dishes and herbs from the hotel’s garden.

 

AT A GLANCE;

  • Return coach travel

• Return Eurotunnel crossing

• Outward & return overnight accommodation

• 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at Hotel Marienhof

• Local tour guide whilst in the Vienna Woods

• 2 x 3 course dinner in your hotel

• Austrian Christmas Dinner in your hotel

• Traditional Roast Turkey Christmas Lunch in your hotel

• 1 x 3 course dinner at a Viennese restaurant in the city centre

• “Heurigenabend” in Vienna including 3 course dinner, ¼ l wine and music

• Entrance & audio tour at the Schönbrunn Palace

• Visit the romantic Christmas Market in front of the Palace

• Scenic drive over the “high road” along Vienna

• Entrance & guided tour of Abbey Klosterneuburg

• Guided walk at Vienna´s historic city centre

• Visit of the Christmas Markets in the city centre of Vienna

• Visit to a traditional Viennese Coffee-house including coffee and Sachertorte

• Half Day guided city tour of Vienna

• Classical concert at a Viennese “Palais”

• Tour of the Vienna Woods

• Entrance and tour of the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz

 

Passports are required.

 

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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