Ladies Getaway to Baden & Vienna for Christmas!
This year I will be travelling to Austria
and invite you to join me.
- 3 Nights at (4-star) Schloss Weikersdorf in Baden
- 6 Nights at the central (4-Star) Johann Strauss Hotel, Vienna
Dec 18 - depart TORONTO on Austrian Airlines, non-stop to Vienna
Dec 19 - upon arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel, Scloss Weikersdorf
Weikersdorf where we will spend 3 nights in the lovely town, Baden.
The rest of the day is just for settling into our hotel/spa and to take a walk
around the town. In the early evening we have a Welcome reception and
Baden is located just 25 kms from Vienna, surrounded by the Vienna Woods and
vineyards. Although originally developed as a thermal retreat by the Romans, it continued to flourish through the ages. It is recorded in 869 as the seat of a Frankish imperial palace. Through the Golden Age it enjoyed popularity as a cultural and spa destination by the aristocracy of the 19th century. The town was ravaged by fire in 1812, then extensively rebuilt in the “Biedermeier” style. This style refers to work in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design during the period between 1815 and 1848. This style corresponds with the Regency style in England and the Empire style in France.
Dec 20 - This is a day to relax and enjoy the spa. We have full access of the Spa's
1000 metre facilities so this is a day to relax and rejuvenate. We have
included a 100.00 Euro Spa voucher to be used toward treatments.
Dec 21 - Another day to relax, enjoy the thermal pool and explore Baden
Dec 22 - After breakfast today we will transfer into Vienna. We check into the
Johann Strauss Hotel for a 6 night stay.
Dec 23 - Whether you have been to Vienna before or not there are so many things to do in this wonderful city.
Over breakfast we can coordinate who wants to join me with some sightseeing and who wants to
explore on their own. Shopping aside there are tons of options, the galleries, the Hoffburg Palace,
Royal Apartments, The Spanish Riding School. We'll have to leave time for hot chocolate in one of
Vienna's many coffee houses. In any case we will arrange to meet for dinner.
Dec 24 - It is becoming a tradition with our groups, that on Christmas Eve we all scour the city for festive and
wonderful treats to bring along for our Christmas Day brunch get together. It's great to get caught up
in the last minute flourish to search out and discover the Viennese favourites in pastries, meats,
cheeses, sweets etc.
Dec 25 - Our breakfast will be served as usual this morning but we will have our own festive accoutrements to
make it extra special and fun. The big activity today is Christmas Dinner. In the early evening we will
be picked up at the hotel to be taken to Schonbrunn Palace for Christmas Dinner and a concert.
Schonbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Hapbsburg royalty and I can't wait to see it
decked out, and to be a part of the celebration with you all. What shall we wear hmm… - red, gold…
this is an opportunity to go all out - It's Europe. It's Vienna, and we are dining at the PALACE !
Dec 26 - After breakfast this morning we depart the hotel for a full day guided tour of Salzburg. (You may want
to brush up on “The Sound of Music” again). In any case this is a great chance to get out into the
countryside and visit this lovely icon of an Austrian city.
Dec 27 - After breakfast this morning we will be taken to the Hoffburg for a special treat. The Sunday morning
service will feature The Vienna Boys Choir in the Imperial Chapel of the Hoffburg. The rest of the day is
free to pack or, if you would like, and make arrangements early enough there is a performance
scheduled of the Lipizzan Stallions - Please inquire early about this if you are interested.
Dec 28 - After an early breakfast we are off to the airport for our 11:20am flight departure non-stop to Toronto
$3889.00 Canadian funds based on sharing twin room + Air taxes (approx. $300.00)
Single supplement $480.00
- Return airfare from Toronto - ask us about 'add-ons' from other cities.
- All transfers and transportation mentioned in the itinerary
- 3 nights at the 4-star hotel/spa “Schloss Weikersdorf”
- Welcome reception and dinner in Baden on December 19.
- 100.00 Euro spa certificate
- 6 nights at the 4-star Johann Strauss Hotel in Vienna
- Christmas dinner and concert at Schonbrunn Palace on December 25
- Sunday service at the Hoffburg featuring the Vienna Boys Choir
- 9 breakfasts
- Fully Escorted by Rose Tomassini
- Maximum 14 participants !