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Vienna is one of the great European capitals - a city full of tradition and rich in architectural, artistic and musical heritage. Situated on the banks of the Danube, with a population of about 1.7 million, Vienna is by far Austria's largest city, as well as cultural, economic and political centre. Vienna was originally a Celtic settlement, founded around 500BC later to become a Roman frontier in 15BC previously known as "Vindobona".

In 1440 the Habsburg dynasty took a seat for several centuries, and the city became their residence. Vienna is full of reminders of its imperial heyday, from the austere Hofburg Palace to the magnificent baroque Belvedere Palace and the grandiose public buildings of the Ringstrasse. Although it can be traced back to the Roman era, Vienna did not gain any real significance until it passed into the control of the Babenburg dynasty.

8 results matching: Escorted Rail Tours to Vienna

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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.6 stars(36 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSepOct
13 days from
£2,295 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Amadeus Queen
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4.8 stars(6 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,195 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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17 days from
£3,695
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  • DestinationAustria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow / London Heathrow, St Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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16 days from
£3,495
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  • DestinationAustria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Vineyards In Lavaux
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2022JunJulAugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube
Small Group
4.2 stars(9 reviews)
2022JulSep
9 days from
£2,245 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Vienna, Salzburg and the Danube
05 Aug 2018
Mrs L Whiting
5 stars
“Good itinerary and helpful your manager
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Delights of the Danube (Rail and Cruise)
Jun 18 2018
Mr J Rowse
5 stars
“The holiday was very good, visiting Berlin and Prague before boarding the Amadeus Brilliant which was excellent. Accommodation and food on board also excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
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Grand Imperial Cities
23/May
C Pipe-Wolferstan
4 stars
“I already much prefer travelling by train than aeroplane. I have a particular problem, being tall, with finding a seat with sufficient leg room. Also there sees to be a lot less waiting around in railway stations than there is in airports. Our tour director, Jon Cockerell, looked after us very well, giving us appropriate briefings and answering questions, and sorting things out when they went wrong. The guides in each city were very good with the exception of the one in Prague, but at least she was able to guide us to a good restaurant. Some of the information from the Prague guide was a little “long winded” and more up to date information would have been useful. The tour should also been renamed as a tour of Prague castle finishing it the town square rather than a Prague city tour. Perhaps the guide in Prague should have remembered to turn her microphone off while she was walking from one point on the tour to the next. The other guides (especially the one in Budapest) were prepared to “go the extra mile” and find the answers to questions. The advance luggage facility was very helpful so we didn’t have to carry our luggage between the first and fourth capital. The hotels in Frankfurt, Vienna and Budapest were very good. Prague: The Castle Hotel was quite good thought on the second evening there was only one rather eccentric waiter serving in the restaurant, who was also having to run the bar. All hotels so far were able to arrange to have our luggage outside our rooms by the time we arrived. However the last hotel, Checkpoint Charlie did not, and were causing difficulties about our luggage which arrived before we did. They claimed that they didn’t have room to store our luggage, which apparently they did. The breakfast staff at this hotel were good but the desk staff and at the bar were somewhat offhand and unhelpful. I would not recommend any friends to stay at that hotel. [I also had trouble with an unfriendly pianist who didn’t like me touching “his” piano]. I appreciate that hotels must be chosen for reasons of fair pricing but I would not recommend using this hotel again. Tipping: Tips and gratuities. We tipped out tour guides in each city accordingly. I also tipped hotel staff (except in Berlin) We both feel that high level tipping is an unwelcome import from the U.S.A and we do not like being “told” how much to tip. I was a little puzzled by your recommendation to tip our tour director by at least £5 per day and wonder if it might have been better to charge us a little more for the tour and leave supplementary tips to our discretion. A minimum £70 tip seems quite a lot. I appreciated having a “free day” in each city as being older I found the tour, particularly the days with walking guided tours, fairly tiring and the free day enabled me to catch up, so to speak, while more energetic members could visit whatever attractions appealed to them. I would certainly consider going on a similar tour as long as it was sufficiently leisurely. I also appreciated the opportunity for a quick visit to Cologne Cathedral during our return journey while Jon (and a weary tour member) guarded our cases. Charles Pipe-Wolferstan Pictures: 1. The sleek Eurostar Engine 2. Pho Ga in Xinh Xinh, Linienstr., my favourite Berlin cafe. 3. The curious pedestrian signals, the little man with the hat.
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Cruise - Danube Delta to the Austrian Lake District
Aug 30 2018
Mr J Mann
4 stars
“The ship and service not as good as AMA waterways ships
Collected by Great Rail Journeys

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Schönbrunn Palace is one of the ultimate cultural monuments in Austria and is definitely a must see including the palace and the park with its numerous architectural features, fountains and statues. The castle was built to rival French Versailles in Baroque beauty and importance, but House Habsburg lacked funds to out-do the opposing nation of France. In earlier times it served as summer residence to various Habsburg rulers. In 1918, the palace became property of the new republic due to this historical importance, its beautiful location and its gardens.

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