Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour
Vienna is an architectural treasure trove. See it all on a panoramic drive through the city before embarking on a walking tour of the Hofburg Palace grounds, which lead to the Austrian National Library (said to be the most beautiful library in the world) and to the designer shops of the Kohlmarkt. Or choose to “Do as the Locals Do” on an intimate walking tour of the city’s historic center. Travel by foot and subway with the locals. Sip a coffee in a traditional café and then explore Vienna’s oldest square, Hoher Markt, with its Ankeruhr, an Art Nouveau clock that features a parade of 12 historical figures.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River
Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz—Passau was a key center of European trade for centuries. The city’s Baroque buildings, erected after the fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially Medieval German town center, with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead you to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert on the Continent’s largest pipe organ. Or, if you’re craving a more active adventure, join us on an exclusive bicycling tour along the banks of the Inn. The river originates in the Swiss Alps and its glacial waters are green, making it a particularly pretty tributary of the Danube. Ride through wooded hillsides and farmland to Wernstein Castle, where you’ll stop for refreshments before crossing a bridge to the Austrian side of the river for a different view of the landscape. As you cycle back into Passau, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful reflection of the city’s Old Town on the river’s glassy surface. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, FD)
Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion
to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is