8 Days Wine Taste and Cooking Holidays in Austria & Hungary

8 Days Wine Taste and Cooking Holidays in Austria & Hungary

  • Vienna, Austria

Wine Tasting and Culinay Vacations in Vienna and Budapest

Once upon a time, there was a place where people lounged in fin de sicle coffeehouses, surrounded by writers and musicians, intellectuals and philosophers. In the winter, during ball season, they were invited to majestic palaces to waltz, their own waltz, the Viennese waltz. They traveled to Budapest to take the waters, to soak in grand baths resembling small palaces. Delicious expeditions has recreated this magic time and place in history by offering you a unique blend of imperial tradition and modern living in two of Europe's most vibrant cities. Embark yourself on this journey to indulge your senses with wine tastings and cookery activities.

Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Participate in a cooking demonstration
  • Private dance classes at the prestigious Elmayer dance school
  • Lunch at the New York caf, the most beautiful coffeehouse in the world
  • Guided visits to the Vienna and Budapest imperial cities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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In Vienna you will be staying at the 5-star, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof, past and present meeting point for writers, situated in the heart of Vienna, in the old city center classified by the UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage and only a stones throw away from the Hofburg Palace. When in Budapest, enjoy a comfortable staying at the Corinthia Hotel and Spa, located in the heart of Budapest, is the perfect destination for the individual who likes to mix the grandeur of old with the convenience and luxury of the new. The hotels Royal Spa has also been faithfully restored from its majestic beginnings in 1886 to a modern day spa haven.

Day 1 - Herzlich Willkommen

  • Arrive to the 5-star Steigenberger Hotel in the historic center of Vienna.
  • Meet for drinks and introductions, followed by a traditional Austrian dinner.

Day 2 - Fine dining

  • Discover the enchanting city of Vienna with a guided walking tour.
  • Duck into a cozy turn of the century cafe to warm up before continuing the tour via streetcar.
  • Free time to wander or visit one of the citys outstanding museums.
  • Dinner at the luxurious Sacher Hotel, home of the famous Sachertorte.

Day 3 - Austrian wines

  • Tour Schoenbrunn palace-the summer house of the Hapsburgs.
  • Afternoon Viennese waltz class at the renowned Elmayer dance school.
  • Discover a wide array of Austrian wines during a wine tasting dinner in the museum district.

Day 4 - The ball

  • Morning dance classes, followed by time on your own to prepare for the ball.
  • Horse-drawn carriage to the Hofburg palace.
  • Optional salon appointments and guided shopping.

Day 5 - Budapest

  • Arrive to Budapest by train, enjoying a traditional lunch of Palacsinta along the way.
  • Settle in at the Corinthia, a historic luxury hotel and spa.
  • An evening wine tasting, followed by dinner.

Day 6 - Historic coffee house

  • Discover Budapest during a walking tour.
  • Lunch at the New York cafe, considered the most beautiful coffeehouse in the world.
  • Free afternoon to enjoy the spa.
  • Dinner on your own (a list of recommended restaurants will be provided).

Day 7 - Market day

  • Tour the great market hall while sampling local specialties and learning about traditional Hungarian cuisine.
  • Mid-morning break in another fin de sicle coffeehouse.
  • Afternoon on your own to explode Budapest.
  • Farewell dinner.

Day 8 - Departure

  • Depart the Corinthia for the airport or train station.

This retreat will take place in 2 of the most beautiful imperial cities of Europe:

Vienna, the capital of Austria, lies in the country's east on the Danube river. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its imperial palaces, including Schonbrunn, the Hapsburg's summer residence.

Budapest, the capital and the largest city of Hungary. Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest's extensive world heritage site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda castle quarter, Andrassy avenue, heroes' square and the millennium underground railway, the second-oldest metro line in the world.

This packages includes 7 breakfast, 1 coffee break, 2 lunches and 5 dinners.

On day 2, you could attend to an optional opera performance at the spectacular wiener Staatsoper, considered one of the most important opera houses in the world.

Please note: Tosca will be playing at the Staatsoper on February 7th; however the exact hour will not be posted until December. If participants would like to attend, the itinerary will be adjusted to allow this. You can purchase you tickets directly at the Wiener-Staatsoper website.

  • 1 coffee
  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 cooking demonstration
  • 1 wine tasting session
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 private dance classes at the prestigious Elmayer dance school
  • 5 dinners
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodations: 4 nights in Vienna and 3 nights in Budapest
  • A 72-hour Vienna pass is included for public transportation and museum discounts
  • A one-way train ticket to Budapest
  • All group activities
  • All group ground transportation after arriving at the Steigerberger Hotel
  • Entrance into the Ball and availability of dance hosts
  • Tours listed on the itinerary
  • The optional opera performance at the wiener Staatsoperis is not included in the price.

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