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The Viennese Cuisine, which has been around for a thousand years, is a result of the pleasure-loving lifestyle of the Viennese people, who simply love to eat and therefore cook well. Spend a full week watching famous Viennese chefs at work, and then trying your hand at it; and indulging in Viennese food and Viennese wines. And as you cannot go to Vienna without "tasting the culture" you'll visit some of its great palaces. Visit the Imperial Table Museum to see the Habsburg Porcelain collection. Add a concert of Viennese music and you've got the culinary tour of a lifetime.
Arrive at the Vienna Airport (VIE) and transfer with private coach to a charming Viennese hotel, located close to the Inner City. Check in and relax in the comfort of your room. In the afternoon, you’ll stroll through the historic Inner City of Vienna with an English speaking guide including a visit to the historic produce market “Naschmarkt” to see where the chefs buy the produce, ending up for an early dinner in Vienna's oldest restaurant, Restaurant Griechenbeisl.
After your buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will go on a Vienna city tour in private coach including entrance to Schönbrunn Palace. After that, you will stroll across to attend a private Viennese Apple Strudel demo at Café Residenz (Schönbrunn), which you will taste with your coffee. Your afternoon is free.
After your buffet breakfast you will attend your first cooking class at the Restaurant Horvath where you will receive instructions how to cook Viennese dishes.
For lunch you will eat what you have prepared.
After your buffet breakfast, you will attend your second cooking class; this one at the Wiener Kochsalon Wrenkh in the Inner City, where you try your hand under guidance of Chef Wrenkh on how to cook Viennese dishes; you will then eat what you prepared.
After buffet breakfast meet your guide at the hotel and start with walking tour including the visit of famous Viennese Lobmeyer Glass museum and Imperial Silver and Tableware Collection at the Habsburg Winter Palace. Following this, you will attend a chocolate workshop at Xocolat Manufaktur, accompanied by your guide. During the workshop Christian Petz and/or pastry chef Thomas Scheiblhofer share their secrets of how to work with premium-quality chocolate and the right techniques for perfect pralines and chocolate desserts. After dinner on your own, you will attend a concert with the Wiener Residenz Orchestra at the Palais Auersperg.
After your buffet breakfast you will attend your third cooking class at the traditional Culinary Institute “am Judenplatz” where many Viennese “toque” chefs got their training. There you will receive instructions by one of their chef/ professors on how to cook some of the well known Viennese dishes which you will then eat.
In the afternoon you will set out with your guide by public transportation (like a native) across the Danube to a vintner Wieninger (a family growing wines in Vienna for hundred years) in Stammersdorf - still part of Vienna. There you will taste whites and reds grown in the Wieninger’s vineyards on the surrounding hills.
And then you will experience another Viennese tradition, the Heuriger, where you will eat and drink and listen to Viennese music, also at Wieninger’s. You return by public transportation to your hotel.
After your last buffet breakfast, you will transfer from the hotel to Vienna airport in private coach with English speaking assistant for your flight back.
Dinner is on your own at the lovely Sky restaurant which can be reached from hotel by public transportation on day 2. Other nights you can have dinner on your own in one of Vienna's charming pubs, elegant restaurants, or "Corner Wurst-Stands".
You can spend your free afternoon in one of Vienna's museums, shopping, attend the Spanish riding School rehearsal, or visit the famous catacombs where the Habsburg emperors lay in their caskets.
The nearest airport to the location is Vienna Airport (VIE). Herzerl Tours will pick you up from the airport. The pick up is included in the price.