Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, Salzburg were all jewels in the imperial Austrian crown, but that crown rested at the emperor’s court in Vienna.  One cannot fully appreciate the Classical style without a visit to what many considered the musical capital of Europe in the 18th century.

We will travel there by train for an all-day walking tour of the musical highlights, including sites associated with Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert and a visit to the fabulous collection of keyboard instruments in the Hofburg museum.  Don’t forget your walking shoes! 


We’ll pause late afternoon for a visit to Demel’s, the legendary pastry shop to indulge in a Sachertorte and Viennese coffee mit Schlag (whipped cream).  At dusk we’ll take a tram up into the Vienna Woods for a Heurigen, typical Austrian outdoor dining featuring smoked meats, sausages, chicken, potato salad, sauerkraut, and local beverages... all accompanied by traditional folk music.  Hopefully we won’t miss the last train for Bratislava!