Vienna Holidays by Rail

A t the heart of the Habsburg Empire for more than six centuries, Vienna has been endowed with a treasure-trove of spectacular Imperial palaces, elegant boulevards and dazzling art collections. Watch Lipizzaner stallions perform at the Spanish Riding School, listen to a concert by the Vienna Boys’ Choir, visit one of the historic museums along the famous Ringstrasse or enjoy a romantic cruise along the Danube.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Vienna

Parkhotel Schoenbrunn

A relaxing oasis in the city, the Parkhotel Schönbrunn is situated in its own private garden, within walking distance of the famous Schonbrunn Palace and Vienna Zoo. Enjoy classic Austrian dishes in the hotel’s restaurant or a nightcap in the cosy bar. A nearby underground station provides direct connections around the city.

Hotel Stefanie

The family run Hotel Stefanie dates back to 1600, making it the oldest hotel in Vienna. Recently renovated bedrooms come with free Wi-Fi internet access and individually adjustable air-conditioning. There is also a bar and a traditional restaurant with a terrace, offering Austrian and international dishes. The Hotel Stefanie is located just a few minutes’ walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Hotel Das Opernring

Situated opposite the world-famous State Opera, the charming Hotel Opernring is ideally situated for exploring Vienna’s many highlights on foot. Come evening, you’ll have worked up an appetite which the hotel’s modern on-site restaurant will be happy to sate, whilst the well-appointed rooms will allow you to start each day fresh and ready to explore.

Hotel am Konzerthaus MGallery by Sofitel

This sophisticated hotel sits proudly amongst its glamorous neighbours in the heart of Vienna. Rooms are extremely comfortable with all the additional facilities – a safe, WiFi, minibar, desk and air conditioning – you need to enjoy your stay and both the on-site bar and restaurant provide welcoming environments in which you can relax at the end of the day.

Hotel Sans Souci

Located right next to the inspiring and stylish Museums Quarter, the Sans Souci is a fabulous boutique hotel in keeping with its artistic surroundings. Rooms are tastefully decorated and provide all modern comforts including Wi-Fi and a pillow menu to ensure you get the perfect night’s rest. The hotel operates an excellent on-site spa as well as a wonderful bar and restaurant to help you unwind.

Bristol Hotel

One of Vienna’s historic palace hotels, the Bristol is located opposite the famous State Opera in the heart of the city. Expect personalised service and Viennese flair at this elegant property which boasts antique furnishings, a gourmet restaurant and a fully equipped fitness centre.

Sacher Hotel

One of Vienna’s most famous luxury hotels and home of the famous torte of the same name, the Hotel Sacher has been welcoming guests since 1876. The hotel is located opposite the Vienna State Opera House in the centre of the city, with elegantly furnished bedrooms, a luxurious spa and plenty of options for dining. You can also enjoy a slice of Sachertorte in the beautiful Sacher Café.

Suggested Tours in and Around Vienna

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Spanish Riding School Tour

Book ahead to secure a place on a tour around Vienna's famous Spanish Riding School. Learn about the history of this Baroque institution and see the stars of the show, the famous Lippizaner stallions. We can also book tickets for morning practice and evening performances. Please call for details.

From £16 per person
Performance at the Vienna Opera

Enjoy a performance in one of the world's finest opera houses. With performances throughout the year, it's quite easy to time your stay in Vienna with an evening at the opera. Productions sell out quite quickly though, so it's best to book as far in advance as possible.

From £20 - £200 per person
Melk Abbey & Danube Valley
Day Trip from Vienna

Spend a day discovering Austria’s UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley on this tour along the Danube River from Vienna. Head by bus into the stunning countryside outside the city and then cruise along the Danube to Melk Abbey (subject to the season).

From £70 per person