Vienna in a Day
We’ll meet one another overlooking the Danube Canal, before we move to touring Vienna’s oldest church: the Romanesque Ruprechtskirche. We’ll spend time strolling through this ancient district as we move from churches to 18th-century palaces (such as the Freyung, a former Babenberg Dynasty Palace) to St Stephen's Cathedral. We’ll pass the great imperial palace, the Hofburg, and use this to discuss what drew the musicians, artists, and authors to Vienna. We’ll stop for a local Viennese lunch (at own expense) and continue our conversation about Viennese music and culture. After lunch, we will take the train to Schönbrunn Palace, a crown jewel of Austria. We’ll spend the afternoon discussing the power of the Habsburg family while viewing their former living and ruling quarters: ceremonial rooms, impeccably manicured lawns and ancient artwork. We’ll have some time after the tour to independently explore the palace and grounds.
What happens if it's raining?
Our tours happen rain or shine. Our guides are great at adapting their route during changes of weather. Please bring an umbrella.
I would like to start at a different time. Is this possible?
We begin early to avoid more crowded times at Schönbrunn Palace. For this reason, we don’t like to start much later.
What is included? Will there be any costs to cover on the day?
Your entrance fees, public transport, and a local snack/refreshment is included. You will be expected to cover the cost of your lunch and any additional refreshments.
Where does the tour end?
We will end at the Schönbrunn Palace.
Can I request a car service?
We find this tour best suited on foot and by using public transport. If you require a car service, please let us know in your clients notes and we can arrange it for you.
Born in Switzerland, raised in Austria from childhood Gabriela has been fascinated by history, art and people in general. After language studies in England, France, Italy and Mexico, Gabriela studied Interior Design in London. She then continued her studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, which opened up a new window to all arts. With a degree in Interior Architecture and Industrial Design Gabriela has been sharing her passion for the arts and the city of Vienna since 1999 with visitors as a licensed guide. She also works in adult education in the field of contemporary architecture. Her special interests are in contemporary art, design, architecture and lifestyle. Gabriela is also Involved in the Vienna Design Week and the AZW, Architektur Zentrum Wien, which she frequently works for. Alpine sports is just another aspect of a very active life that she shares with a husband a two children in one of Viennas nicest neighborhoods, the Servitenviertel in 9th district.
Bulgarian by birth, Marieta has lived in Vienna since childhood. She has a degree in Informatics and is a licensed guide for Vienna and all of Austria. After having worked in the IT business for over 20 years, she decided to dedicate herself to leading tours, and in particular to the transfer of knowledge about history, art, culture and the way of life to the visitors of Austria, mainly Vienna. Her area of specialty is Music in Vienna, Jewish Vienna, Vienna around 1900, and wine culture. Marieta focuses very much on continuous education on her specialties and actively deepens her knowledge by conducting independent research, attending lectures at various institutions like the Institute for Jewish history, exhibitions and museums in Vienna and abroad.
Reinhard studied literature, cultural science and pedagogy at the Universities of Salzburg, Graz and Vienna. His PhD thesis was about Henri Michaux and French post surrealistic literature and art, and he has published literary criticism articles in multiple scientific journals. Since 1986, Reinhard has been working in the field of cultural tourism and cultural pedagogy and has also taught as a lecturer at Graz University. His main research topic is Italian and European Renaissance, Baroque and the Fin-de-siècle. At present, he is working on a study about late Italian Renaissance and the Counter Reformation. His research activities have always been very stimulating for his practical and professional work as a cultural historian.
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