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.
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.
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.