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NOTE: Herzerl Tours now offers all tours in three versions:
Groups – 10 people or more;

Mini groups – 4 to 8 people;
a FIT’s* – minimum 2 people.
Quoted price is for a couple:

Contact us for all other arrangements at sms@herzerltours.com.

*full planned individual tours

Dance at Le Grand Ball New Year's Eve


Client Comments:

Susanne..our most sincere thanks for a magical vacation - the Kaiserball was an overwhelming success.The hotel Johan Strauss was perfect. Excellent location, close to the metro. The most wonderful breakfast we have ever had in an European Hotel. Staff was extremely helpful. Your choice of restaurants was excellent. Quality and ambiance. Wonderful settings and excellent meals.I don't know how you did it, but we had the best seats in the house, or palace, for the Kaiser Ball, Directly on the dance floor near the main entrance, and elevated. Clearly we were the envy of all those in attendance. First row for Die Fledermaus was not too shabby either.
(P. Lasko-2011/12)

"Our week in Vienna was everything we had hoped it would be and the highlight of the week, the New Year's Eve Imperial Ball in the Hofburg Palace, was a truly magical evening. Herzerl Tours did a most professional job in planning our vacation and packed it with a lifetime
of memories. Thank you, Suzanne, for the personal attention you gave us. We are so grateful for having discovered you and have recommended Herzerl Tours to everyone with whom we have shared our experience."
(C. Leake-2008/9)

The trip was a Blast! - I have to go back to Vienna again. Your choice of restaurants was superb. Everything we did ended with a touch of savoir-faire. At the Palais Coburn they made my goulash even though it was not on the menu, and we had a tour of the underground and the wine cellar. We made friends with another couple that you booked. Petra Muller, our guide in Vienna was the best. The Imperial Ball was better than expected. There were many different bands - I even found a jazz band with a vocalist. Being met and taken to the airport is something that I will add to future travels.”
(S.Irick-2008/9)

SEVEN DAY LUXURY ARRANGEMENT FOR TWO PEOPLE OR MORE

Celebrate New Year's in Vienna
like the Imperial Family!

If you ever had a dream to celebrate a very special New Year's Eve in truly royal splendor, then this is for you. First, Waltz lessons in Vienna's most renowned dancing school, then the Imperial Ball ("Le Grand Bal ") at the
Imperial Palace (the winter residence of the Habsburgs) - swaying to the
strains of Johann Strauss' waltz music in the arms of your prince or princess.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

"Hall of Ceremonies" in the Imperial Palace.


The Dates: DECEMBER 27, 2014 – JANUARY 03, 2015

The Price for the package as shown below in a typically Viennese four star hotel, land only, is $7,450.00 per couple in a double room.



Below is our suggested itinerary for
your special week in Vienna.
(We can add to this program if you have any special wishes)
Day 1

Depart from US airport of your choice for your wonderful romantic adventure in Vienna.

Day 2

 


Hotel Johann StraussHotel Johann Strauss

Arrival at Vienna Airport, Schwechat, and transfer with private car to Hotel Johann Strauss****. The Jugendstil hotel is located in walking distance from the Inner City and close to public transportation.

3:30 PM your private guide will pick you up at the hotel for your first experience in Vienna - a walking tour through the Inner City, passing Vienna's landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral, (guide will point out locations for the program of the next days), ending up at your dinner.

6:00 PM Welcome Dinner at the renown Restaurant "Griechenbeisl", Vienna's oldest restaurant since 1447, located in the untouched medieval quarters of Vienna. After dinner you will venture back to the hotel using your newly acquired city knowledge and the "U-Bahn", Vienna's modern subway.

Day 3

 

 

 

Diningroom of the Vestibuel Diningroom of the Vestibuel

 


"Konditorei Demel" pastriesSome of Vienna's amazing pastries

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:15 AM attend the Mass sung by the Vienna Boys Choir at Imperial Chapel - a very spiritual experience. We'll announce the composer of the mass as soon as it has been decided.

2:00 PM Pickup at hotel for a Vienna City sightseeing tour including the famous Ringstrasse and its elaborate palatial buildings and a visit of Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg summer residence (420 rooms!).

balance of the day at leisure

EVE - Dinner on own

 

 

Day 4

The Vienna Boys Choir
version of "Ave Maria"
by Franz Schubert

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Vienna Boys ChoirVienna Boy's Choir

Buffet breakfast at hotel

12:00 noon After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel stroll into the Inner City. There you will visit the famous Blue Bar at the Hotel Sacher for Hors D’Oeuvres and a glass of the “bubbly”.

1:30 PM you walk a few steps from theere to the waltz lesson at Dance School Elmayer, Vienna's foremost dance school, where you will be taught how to dance the Viennese waltz (Did you know that the Viennese waltz can be danced into two directions: to the right and to the left!)

7:00 PM attend a performance of the famous Lipizzan horses (optional – extra charge for tickets) at the Spanish Riding School (Imperial Stables - public transportation or a leisurely stroll from the hotel).

9:00 PM Dinner, fitting this elegant journey, at the haute-cuisine restaurant Vestibuel at the Vienna Burg Theater. Attached to the theater, this was once the carriage vestibule of the emperor's court theater. Today, the Marmorsaal dining room with marble Corinthian columns, coffered arcades, and candlelight is an orgy of marble, a restaurant where history meets culinary refinement with an excellent non-traditional Viennese cuisine.)

 

 

 

Day 5

shopping on elegant "Kärntner Strasse"Kärntner Strasse








Imperial Hofburg PalaceImperial Hofburg Palace

Buffet breakfast at hotel

This day is free at leisure and relaxing before the big event - or to visit one of Vienna's many marvelous museums or go shopping on elegant "Kärntner Strasse"! Buy yourself something wonderful like a piece of Augarten porcelain or a piece of crystal at world famous Swarovski.

7:00 PM transfer with private car from the hotel to the Imperial Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Austrian Emperors.

Couple dancing at the Imperial Ball

IMPERIAL BALL (Le Grand Bal)

7:30 PM PM as you enter you start feeling like a different person - the elegance of the palace; the Imperial Guards greeting the guests; women in long dresses and men in tuxedos or tails, swaying to the music of a Strauss waltz - in the same place where royalty used to dance.

Your reserved seats are at a table in one of the spectacular halls, dinner including beverages will be served to you there in Imperial style.

Return to the hotel by cab or in your magic pumpkin.

Day 6


Vienna's major opera house "Volksoper"Volksoper Opera House

Buffet breakfast at hotel

12:00 noon - 3:00 PM You may want to stroll through the Inner city to your brunch or take a Viennese tram (street car) along the Ring. The Brunch at Hotel Intercontinental's MediterraNeo - an elaborate buffet prepared by a famous Chef including an special aperitif and the possibility to watch and hear a transmission of the New Year's concert on big screen television.

7:00 PM To end this wonderful first day of 2011 you will attend an age-old Viennese tradition - a performance of Johann Strauss "Fledermaus" - (flitter mouse) at Vienna's major opera house "Volksoper".

Day 7

Haus der MusikHaus der Musik


Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning is free

3:30 PM meet your guide for a walking tour including the newly reappointed Mozart House and the "Haus der Musik", where you can visit a collection of classic Austrian composers and even conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Palais CoburgPalais Coburg

7:00 PM dinner at the glamorous new gourmet restaurant at the Palais Coburg (a wonderful century old palace renovated); a place for culinary indulgences prepared by a Michelin chef, and presentation of rare wines (from the workd famous wine archiv) - a proper send-off from this magical city.

Day 8

Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Transfer with private car from Hotel to Vienna Airport.


What is included in the program price:

• 6 overnights with buffet breakfast at FOUR STAR hotel
• RT airport transfer + one way transfer to Imperial ball with private car
• Tickets for Imperial Ball (cat. II) incl. dinner and beverages
• Tickets for cultural events as per program_• Private guide for walking tours
• All meals per itinerary, New Year's brunch
• Waltz lesson
• 1 regular city tour entrance fees
• 2 x 72 hrs passes for public transport (Vienna Card)

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE:
International airfare, alcoholic beverages at meals, Spanish Riding School, personal expenses, tips and gratuities


The above program is offered by Herzerl Tours Division of Omnific Assoc., Inc. for the New Year 2013/2014.
Upon request arrangements for superior four star or five star hotels at an increased price can be made.
Above package includes ball tickets for CAT II (Hall of Ceremonies); tickets for CAT I (Festival hall) increase the price by $550.00.00 per couple.
Deposit of $2,000.00 ($1,000.00 p/psn.) is due when booking; remaining balance (plus additional services client may add on) is due on October 01, 2013.
Herzerl Tours can arrange your airline tickets if you so desire.
Please make all checks out to Herzerl Tours & mail to PO Box 217, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.
NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

Cancellation Policy please read

For further information E-mail us at: sms@herzerltours.com or call us at 800-684-8488 or 914-771-8558
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*The price is based on the current exchange rate of the Euro vs. the Dollar (Jan 2013) i.e. any drastic cost increases caused by a weakening dollar shall have to be passed along to client.

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