Today you'll take a 3-hour city tour of the city - be ready to go at 9 a.m. from your hotel. This tour will give you an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. You will see the Ringstrasse known for such magnificent buildings as the Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History. Also see the Hofburg, the famous residence of Empress Elizabeth, affectionately known as "Sisi" to the Austrians, as well as a host of other fine architectural examples including the Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the University and the Votivkirche. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette, who later became Queen to Louis XVI. On the way back to the State Opera you will pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen. Your tour ends at the Opera House. From here you can stroll the historic walking street Kärtnerstrasse, past elegant hotels and shops as you head towards Stephansdom, the magnificent cathedral of Vienna. Located in the historic medieval center of the city, this Gothic church is worth exploring, as are the narrow lanes around it.
In the evening, make your way by subway U4 to the Schönbrunn stop, walk across the street to the ticket office at the Orangerie, and exchange your voucher for tickets to the Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn. Dinner is at the Café Residence inside the palace grounds (Drinks not included). After dinner, walk back to the Orangerie for a concert of favorite pieces by Mozart and Johann Strauss. This is a magical evening you won't soon forget!
(Breakfast,Dinner & Accommodations, Vienna)