Featured Trip: Vienna: A New Year’s Celebration, December 27, 2013 to January 3, 2014

view over viennaRing in the New Year in Austria’s enchanting capital on the Danube. Stay at the landmark Hotel Sacher, see impressive museum collections, and enjoy music and a reception in the home of one of Vienna’s leading pianists. Here are a few highlights of this wonderful winter trip.

At the Spanish Riding School, view a special performance by the famed Lipizzaner Stallions.

Horses courtesty of Spanish Riding SchoolA unique experience awaits at the Spanish Riding School, where you will view a special performance of the renowned Lipizzaner stallions. Since 1970, the Lipizzaner stallions have entertained more than 23 million people with their spectacular leaps and maneuvers.

Take a waltz lesson at one of the city’s historic dance schools before welcoming the New Year at the Grand Bal.

New Year's Ball Dancing by Kate KlorerPractice your steps for the Grand Bal, held in the splendor of the Hofburg Palace. As you enter Ceremony Hall, orchestras play Strauss waltzes.  This special night begins with a gala dinner, followed by music and dancing. At midnight, welcome the New Year with a champagne toast.

Enjoy a lavish New Year’s Day brunch at the hotel before viewing the collections at both the Upper and Lower Belvedere.

BelvedereAt the Upper Belvedere, the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, see works by Schiele, Munch, and Klimt.  The Lower Belvedere, which was the royal residence for a brief period, was later adapted to house the Museum of Austrian Baroque Art.

Find out more about this extraordinary New Year’s program on our website or call 800-221-1944 for further trip details.

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