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Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

1. Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

Experience Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a masterpiece of classical music. Visit Vienna’s Karlskirche and listen to the concertos of a string quartet and basso continuo. The performance by Orchestra 1756, a classical period instrument ensemble, makes this concert extraordinary. Enjoy a journey through time with this evening concert and experience unforgettable moments with historical sounds. The Four Seasons includes four of twelve revolutionary violin concertos that interpret each season of the year. Four sonnets are the inspiration for this masterpiece that takes you into a world of sound, with thunder and lightning, cracking ice and birdsong, a sleeping shepherd boy, hunting parties, and many other places. Program: Le quattro stagioni – The Four Seasons Spring, Op. 8 Nr. 1 Summer, Op. 8 Nr. 2 Autumn, Op. 8 Nr. 3 Winter, Op. 8 Nr. 4 One or two additional parts which are changing from week to week and could be from these composers: Works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, H. I. F Biber, and other major composers.

Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

2. Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

Enjoy a classical concert by a string ensemble of musicians from renowned Viennese orchestras. The program includes complete works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven or Schubert, played on period instruments and therefore recreating the atmosphere of the golden age of the Viennese Classic Era. St. Anne's Church ( Annakirche), the concert venue, is located in the heart of Vienna and is considered an architectural masterpiece with splendid acoustics and Baroque ambiance. Vienna is widely known as the capital of music. Enjoy a live performance in the city of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven. The church is heated during the cold months.

Vienna: Hofburg and Empress Sisi Museum Guided Tour

3. Vienna: Hofburg and Empress Sisi Museum Guided Tour

Hear about the life of Empress Elisabeth (commonly known as Sisi), of Austria-Hungary on a guided walking tour of Vienna. Meet your guide at the Albertina and make your way straight to the Hofburg, where you will explore the former Imperial Apartments. Discover more about the daily life of the Empress. Then, visit the Augustinian Church where the Bavarian princess married Emperor Franz Josef in 1854. Afterwards, pay a visit to her favourite confectioner, her favourite jeweller, as well as other shops where Sisi liked to indulge in some retail therapy. Hear anecdotes and curiosities about the life of the famous empress and be amazed by her complex character and personality. Finally, have the option of booking an additional visit to the Imperial Crypt. Located beneath the Capuchin Church, see Sisi's final resting place as well as the burial sites of other famous figures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Join an educational tour of Vienna's Old Town. See the most important landmarks and monuments and immerse yourself in the history of the Austrian capital. Discover the cultural heritage of the Hofburg Empire and fall in love with spectacular sights. Meet your guide and uncover the highlights and hidden gems of Vienna's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. View the monumental Hofburg Palace complex with gardens and numerous monuments. Head to City Hall, a monolithic Neo-Gothic municipal building built. Pass by the Burgtheater with its characteristic statues and staircases painted by Gustav Klimt.Tucked away among the elegant townhouses and shops, find the 18th century St Peter’s Church (Peterskirche). Stroll to a Stephansplatz to visit St Stephen’s Cathedral. Step inside to see stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures.  Pick to the 3-hour tour option to visit St. Peter’s Catholic Church, whose architecture mimics its famous namesake in Rome. Inside, be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of ornamental design with beautiful murals, paintings, and a domed roof with gilding.  Learn about its architectural and artistic qualities and discover its history dating back to the beginning of the city. In addition, during the extended route, see sights, such as the Column of The Trinity and the Vienna University. Choose the 4-hour tour option to also visit the Imperial Treasury of Vienna, housed in part of the Hofburg palace complex. Inside the museum, find secular and religious treasures like the Imperial Crown, the Holy Lance, and the Order of the Golden Fleece.  Select the 6-hour tour option for a full experience of Vienna's Old Town with a visit to the Hofburg Palace. Inside the former residence Habsburg emperors, explore the treasures of the Sisi Museum, the Imperial Apartments, and the Silver Collection.  Marvel at the ornate Rococo-style decor and antique furniture of the 24 private and official rooms of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. View personal items of Sisi, the Empress, and a collection of silver, porcelain, and crystal tableware from Bohemia. 

Vienna: Sigmund Freud Museum Ticket

5. Vienna: Sigmund Freud Museum Ticket

Skip the line at the Sigmund Freud Museum and visit Berggasse 19, Vienna's most famous address. See all the private rooms where Sigmund Freud worked and lived for half a decade and changed our minds by developing the ground-breaking science of psychoanalysis. Use the same entrance Freud and his patients used to enter the house take the historic steps to enter the mezzanine, where the Freud family lived. Marvel at the preserved spatial structures, which reveal an authentic experience of the birthplace of psychoanalysis, and the various exhibits highlight the professional stations and biographical facettes of Freud’s professional and family life. Admire special printings, rare first editions, offprints, and presentation copies provide insights into the geneses of Freud’s theoretical work. Walk through Anna Freud’s adjacent living and practice rooms, which are dedicated to her work of combining psychoanalysis and pedagogy. The private rooms of the Freud family show Freud’s life as a family father and his career path as a young physician and neurologist. Go up a newly-built staircase connecting all floors of the museum and displays information in order to recount the history of the house and its occupants, also depicting the period following Freud’s expulsion, a time fraught with Nazi violence when “Jews were collected” at Berggasse 19. Explore a separate section on the gallery of the foyer is dedicated to Freud’s flight into exile in London with his closest family, to his brother Alexander and the fate of his sisters Rosa, Marie, Pauline and Adolfine, and their murder in the Nazi extermination camps. Step inside Freud’s former office and see the permanent exhibition “Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature” – a presentation of selected works from the Sigmund Freud Museum's collection of conceptual art, including works by John Baldessari, Joseph Kosuth, Susan Hiller, Franz West, Haim Steinbach and others. End your visit at the museum’s shop and café. Browse thorugh the book and gift selections, have an original Viennese coffee, or taste the unique Sigmund Freud Original beer, brewed in Vienna.

Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

6. Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribable ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

7. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys in Lower Austria. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk with a guide. In winter, enjoy lunch in place of the Danube boat trip. Explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. Pass by many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Then take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube (only in summer, in winter we offer you a lunch). In the old city of Krems, go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history. Then, follow your guide to the Danube River town of Melk. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings and its cultural and spiritual center.

Vienna: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

8. Vienna: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna with entry tickets to the Classic Ensemble Vienna concert. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and many more. Step inside St. Peter's Church, built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you here with an evening of classical music. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach, and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribable ambiance of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

9. Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

Experience the beautiful and historic city of Budapest with a day trip on a comfortable tour bus from Vienna. Take a comfortable ride through the plains of western Hungary to the city of Budapest, located on the scenic banks of the Danube River. Take an informative tour of the Buda and Pest districts, learning about their historical and cultural significance of the Hungarian capital along the way. Admire the most famous sights of the city, such as the majestic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of the city. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, inspired by the Palace of Westminster, Heroes’ Square, St. Stephen's Basilica, and Matthias Church. Enjoy a visit to Margaret Island as you learn the meanings of these diverse sights from your tour guide. End by returning to Vienna for drop-off at your hotel.

Budapest Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

10. Budapest Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Budapest and walk through the streets on a small-group guided tour. Explore the Hungarian Capital, expecially the Castle District and Hungarian Parliament. Cross over bridges and discover the Baroque-style streets, with free time afterward. Meet your guide and walk through the streets of the Castle District, with a special visit to the Matthias Church. View the 19th-century Fisherman's Bastion and take a look at the unique interior of the Ruszwurm, the oldest cafe in town. Go to the Hungarian Parliament from different angles, cross the main bridges and the most important avenues, like Andrássy Avenue, the local Champs-Élysées. Take pictures with historical Hungarian leaders at Heroes’ Square, at the St. Stephen's Basilica and learn the many secrets of Budapest. Enjoy your free time in the Budapest downtown area at the end of the sightseeing tour. Take time to walk around and try some Hungarian foods, like traditional Gulash. Afterward, enjoy a worry-free transfer back to Vienna.

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based on 6 reviews

The reconceptualisation of the museum is very good. I trained in psychoanalysis, so it was a treat to visit Freud's home in Vienna, and to learn more about him and his family in context. My partner, who wasn't trained in psychoanalysis (but has had to endure me prattling on for many a year) also enjoyed the experience, too.

This was a beautiful experience. The beautiful church and the breathtaking performance were a total and complete package. It was more than what we had expected. We are so grateful for the opportunity to experience this on Christmas Day night. Absolutely wonderful.

Εξαιρετική εμπειρία, την προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα. Καλό θα ειναι να μεταβείτε άμεσα στον χωρό, γιατί δεν υπάρχει αρίθμηση και κάθεστε αναλόγως την ώρα της έλευσης σας. Μέσα στην εκκλησία κάνει αρκετό κρυο Αλλα δίνουν κουβέρτες.

Fantastic concert in the most beautiful surroundings! Be sure to dress warmly as it seems to be even colder inside the church than outside!

Next time I would pay a bit more, but you can see more. Still very nice experience