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Vienna: Culinary Experience at Restaurant Stefanie

1. Vienna: Culinary Experience at Restaurant Stefanie

Discover the culinary side of Vienna on a gastronomic experience at the “Stefanie” restaurant in Hotel Stefanie. Visit the oldest hotel in Vienna and enjoy a culinary journey through the former crown lands of the Austrian monarchy, garnished with an insight into the history of Viennese cuisine. Learn links Viennese Schnitzel to Field Marshal Radetzky, whether Hungarian goulash actually originated in Vienna, where Kaiserschmarren (shredded pancake) got its name, and whether the top round is actually the best piece of beef. Try 7 delicious specialties including veal goulash with pretzel sticks, beef soup with sliced pancakes and Kaiserschöberl (unsweetened sponge cake), Viennese schnitzel with potato salad, and boiled filet of beef with chive sauce and apple horseradish sauce, as well as plum jam turnovers, apple strudel, and shredded pancakes.

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Vienna: 3-Course Evening Dinner Cruise

2. Vienna: 3-Course Evening Dinner Cruise

Pass the romantically lit shores and enjoy the excellent service of the on-board restaurant. Varied menus that are always freshly prepared on the ship provide culinary highlights. Come aboard the 'Dream Ship' and let your mind wander. The cruise starts at Schwedenplatz, just a few steps from the city center. Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the shipping station (after the checkpoint directly at the ship). The friendly crew of MS Wien is pleased to welcome you on board. The evening cruise leads past the lively bustle on the banks of the Danube Canal. Pass the Nussdorf lock and experience how the ship overcomes the dammed-up elevation and approaches the sunset on the Danube.

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Vienna: Concert in Kursalon with Dinner

3. Vienna: Concert in Kursalon with Dinner

Experience an incredible evening in classic style and enjoy the most beautiful compositions of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Enjoy the whole repertoire of classical music and admire the excellent opera singers and fascinating ballet soloists. Begin the evening with a 3-course meal in the in-house restaurant "Das Johann" and enjoy the Salonorchester of Old Vienna's music in the Kursalon. Hear beautiful operettas and impressive solo concerts by the 2 best composers in the world, performed with incredible artistry. 

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From Vienna: Bratislava City Tour with Food Options

4. From Vienna: Bratislava City Tour with Food Options

Enjoy a day trip to Bratislava on a tour that shows you the sights of this charming capital, and allows you plenty of free time to explore the city on your own. Depart the Erdberg bus station at 9:45 AM, arriving at the Bratislava Most SNP bus stop at 10:45 AM. Cross the street from the stop via zebra crossing, free time for coffee in Bratislava. At noon meeting with your guide in front of the main entrance to Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel. Stroll through the historical center of Bratislava. See all the city’s important landmarks including the Opera, Reduta building, Man at Work statue, Central Square, Primate's Palace, and Michael's Gate. Enjoy a coffee and cake at a café after your walking tour. Take advantage of more free time to explore the city on your own. Meet up back at the bus station at 6:20 PM, arriving in Vienna at 7:20 PM.

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Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

5. Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

Discover the wonders of Vienna from a different perspective on this idyllic cruise along the Danube Canal. The trip begins at Schwedenplatz and sets sail onto the Viennese Donaukanal. Watch as the lock below is turned and the boat turns around to continue the journey. As you glide along the water, soak up the sights that surround you and enjoy a delicious warm apple strudel and a hot drink. Choose between a melange, hot chocolate, or a tea, then find a seat to admire the view. On the tour, see a selection of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Uniqa Tower, Uranie Observatory, Jean Nouvel hotel and commercial building, the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer Kaserne, Zaha Hadid House and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

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Vienna: Chocolatier Workshop with Chocolate Tastings

6. Vienna: Chocolatier Workshop with Chocolate Tastings

Become a real chocolatier at our museum and chocolate workshop, where our team will provide you with everything you need from cookware, ingredients, and recipes to craft the tastiest chocolate. No previous cooking experience is needed to guarantee you get the most out of this delectable opportunity. You will be spoilt with various flavors, smells, and tastings while you create 3 unique chocolate bars. With various professional tools, you will temper your chocolate to perfection and make the original "Xocolate" drink, the first chocolate drink as created by the ancient Aztecs.  After the workshop, you will receive the official Chocolate Museum Vienna signed certificate, before being let free to visit the rest of the interactive chocolate museum. Here you can journey deep into the jungle, the homeland of the cocoa plant and learn about cocoa cultivation, while also seeing sculptures of famous historical figures made from pure chocolate.

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Hard Rock Cafe Vienna: Skip-the-Line Entry

7. Hard Rock Cafe Vienna: Skip-the-Line Entry

Experience rock star treatment at Hard Rock Cafe Vienna, and move straight to the front of the line! Taking inspiration from classical architecture, the café combines old Vienna style with modern metropolitan elements. Hard Rock Cafe Vienna’s memorabilia includes items from old, new, and local artists, combining the influence of classical instruments with collections from today’s hits and chart toppers. The multi-level Hard Rock Cafe Vienna opened in August 2014 and with a vibrant upscale bar, a spacious outdoor terrace, and a live entertainment space that features acoustic sessions from Vienna’s unique local music scene. Enjoy fresh, high-quality items from Hard Rock’s new menu, including a mouth-watering selection of legendary burgers. The Rock Shop offers rock 'n' roll inspired items, as well as collectible Hard Rock Cafe merchandise. The Vienna-specific merchandise can only be purchased at this location, and features exclusive design quality that enhances each item’s appeal. Treat yourself to authentic American fare and dine on classic selections from the following menu options: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

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Vienna: Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar

8. Vienna: Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar

Since time immemorial, around 700 hectares of wine have been cultivated within Vienna's urban area. The roots of viticulture here go as far back as the Romans, who populated the city two thousand years ago. But what exactly is left of the former empire in Vienna today and how is that related to Viennese wine? Get to the bottom of these questions in the truest sense of the word with a wine tasting in the city's deepest wine cellar.  A trained wine expert will lead you into the cellar to taste three different wines. The wines range from classic Viennese wines to other Austrian wines, which will, of course, be paired with a small snack from from the in-house, family-owned delicatessen.

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Vienna: Cruise and Schnitzel Tour

9. Vienna: Cruise and Schnitzel Tour

A cruise through Vienna with a fitting culinary combination. The ticket includes a boat trip down the Danube and through Vienna. Start the tour at Schwedenplatz and redeem your voucher at the Vienna/City boat station at the DDSG Blue Danube. The ships depart just a few minutes' walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral in the city center. On board, the crew welcomes you. The ships are beautiful restaurant ships that sail both the Vienna Danube Canal and the great Danube. During the tour you will pass through two locks, a process that takes about 20 minutes each time. The tours are carried out with both the French designed MS Vindobona, which is now one of the sights of Vienna (departure 11:30 and 15:00) and the MS Wien, which has a large outdoor deck (departure 10:30 and 14:00). Both ships are air conditioned. The food is freshly prepared on board, the Schnitzel of course tapped, breaded and baked in butter lard. As you wish, you can also enjoy premium coffee from Julius Meinl or typical Austrian pastries, but neither of these are included in the price and have to be paid additionally. The round trip takes about 3.5 hours, returning to your starting point at the conclusion of the tour. Simply relax by the water and enjoy your stay aboard.

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Vienna: Romantic Old Town 2-Hour Discovery Tour

10. Vienna: Romantic Old Town 2-Hour Discovery Tour

This tour takes you on a discovery of the different sides to Vienna. You professional tour guide will focus on a total of 6 different topics from the past and present, allowing you to quickly see how the city has so much more to offer than just the famous attractions. 1. Romans, Jews, and traders The Hoher Markt is a place that has attracted power-conscious politicians and architects or tradesmen throughout the centuries. The classic sights here include the oldest building in Vienna, the first public waterworks of the city, and the famous Anchor Clock, which has a few surprises for you. 2. Greek Quarter This hectic neighborhood located at the innermost arm of the Danube River has been shaped by centuries of trading. The Turks fought here and the Greeks prepared their fight for independence here. Traces of history can be found in every corner. 3. Architectural diversity All kinds of architectural styles can be found in Vienna’s old town from Gothic residential towers to medieval paving, back courtyards from the Renaissance, Baroque city palaces, whole rows of houses from the Rococo period, and magnificent Gründerzeit houses to elegant Art Nouveau houses. 4. Myths and legends Many stories and legends are associated with the rich and colorful history of the city. Time and time again people have tried to explain their existence with legends. Legends and reality sometimes differ from one another. Animals place an important role in this mythology, and they can be seen as ornaments on the facades and fountains in the city. 5. Old university quarter Sealed off from traffic, the Jesuit quarter is located in the center of the old town. By the fountain in the square, you can take a look into the interior of the Jesuit Church, a treasure trove of Baroque exuberance, a demonstration of church power, and an example of the rivalry between painters and architects within Vienna. 6. Narrow streets and back courtyards Many of the city’s streets are winding, narrow, and anything but straight. Just the thought of the hygienic conditions in the Middle Ages stimulates the imagination of how everyday life used to be like here. Even opening a window will take ones breath away.

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What people are saying about Vienna

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Excellent evening with 3 course pre-selected meal at Tafelspitz across the street and then small concert at the Orangerie. Just make sure to leave plenty of time to exchange your vouchers at the Orangerie before heading to the restaurant! Schonbrunn is huge and it took us a while to find the right place. But the food was excellent, music was excellent with orchestra and opera singers. Would highly recommend!

Yolo was great! Yes that is his name! He was very informative from the start of the tour. He even changed the pick up location the day before in concern of protestors the day of the tour. Yolo loves the Wachua Valley as they do him. Knows his way around the valley and the really good wines. Great tour!

It was a great ride. The food was excellent. The musicians were great. We will do the trip again next time we are in Vienna.

Good experience to make chocolate and learn the process!

Nice boat trip. With great entertainment and food.