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Discover all the major sights in just 18 hours

Short break Vienna

Horse carriage ride
Parliament Vienna

You want to visit the capital city of music but only have time at the weekend?
No problem, its just a question of concentrating on the essential and planning the logistics in advance.


We have created a special package for your short break including a city tour with a visit to Schönbrunn Palace. That way you have an overall view of the city and you have visited the interior of one of the top sights.


Many of the Viennese "must sees" are on or near the "Ringstrasse" a 4 mile ring road round the centre you could even do on foot. Here you can find the opera, the Hofburg, the Heldenplatz and town hall as well as the twin museums "Kunsthistorisch" and "Naturhistorisch" - the Art History and Natural History museums. Both definitely worth a visit!


Horse lovers can visit the official performance of the white ballet, the Lipizzan horses of the Viennese Spanish Riding School as well as watch the morning training sessions or take a guided tour in the afternoon. The Royal Palace also offers a guided tour through the Emperor's rooms and the Sisi Museum where you can find many exhibitis of the most famous Empress Elizabeth of Austria.


No Vienna visit is complete without a visit to one of its landmarks, Stephansdom - the St Stephen's Cathedral. For a stunning view of the city centre climb up the south tower with a short stop at the Pummerin - the firth largest free swinging bell in the world. Today it is only rung on special occasion such as Catholic holidays, death or election of the Pope etc.


The Kärntner Strasse with its shopping opportunities leads you to the Viennese opera. Refresh yourself en route in the Cafe Sacher and try a piece of the Original Sacher Cake. If you still have energy we suggest the Albertina museum with its internationally leading graphic collection and works by da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens and Rembrandt.


Gourmets will enjuoy an excursion to the Naschmarkt. Formerly purely a food market it has now become more of a fashionable meeting place with many international eating places and restaurants. The special flair is due to the multicultural mix with predominantly Asian, Greek and Turkish stalls.


To get out of the city we suggest the green lungs of Vienna - the Prater. Not only the Wurstelprater with its numerous rides, the giant Ferris wheel and its mascot Calafatti but also the 1.400 acres large green recreation area where you can relax or explore the shores of the Danube on foot, by bike or on inline skates.


Panorama Tours offers many readymade packages. Book today, or let one of our staff advise you.