Day 5 - The history and music of Vienna
After a peaceful overnight cruise, Vienna beckons with its
grandeur and elegance and we arrive in the magnificent city for a
guided tour. This is a chance to relish in Austria's Imperial
culture, one full of tradition and rich in architectural, artistic
and musical heritage.
With our expert guide, we wander the winding streets and make
our way to the illustrious Ringstrasse boulevard. Here, we see many
of Vienna's most ornate buildings including the world-renowned
Opera House, where the greatest singers of our time have graced the
stage, and the imposing Parliament Building.
After our inspiring tour, there's time to explore the city at
leisure. The city's vibrant energy is infectious, and it's easy to
lose yourself in the magnificent atmosphere. You could indulge in
the famous Sacher Torte, a Viennese delight, at one of the cosy
coffee shops. Alternatively, you could explore the city centre and
marvel at the striking St. Stephen's Cathedral, or delve into one
of the countless museums that bring the city's history to life.
Tonight, a real treat awaits us in the lounge as we're joined by
four past members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra who whisk us
away with their performances of well-known classical pieces.