Your Guide to a Luxurious Three Days in the Austrian Capital
As summer draws to a close, we usually see increased demand for flights from the United States to countries like Austria, Germany, and Belgium. A last-chance getaway to Vienna, Austria, is the perfect choice, whether you’re taking family, a small group, or just a special someone.
Here’s a three-day itinerary to help you get the most out of your time in Austria’s capital city. Contact our flight coordinators to schedule your journey.
Vienna’s Best Hotels
Vienna’s city center is the perfect jumping-off point for a week-long stay. These are some of our preferred accommodations:
Park Hyatt Vienna: This hotel has everything: exquisite rooms, proximity to activities, fine dining, and a luxurious spa. It’s often our first choice when we’re in town.
Palais Coburg: Begin your Vienna experience on another level by booking a stay at the Palais Saxe-Coburg, one of Vienna’s most exclusive hotel stays. This 18th-century palace has been fully renovated into luxuriously appointed suites.
Hotel Sacher Wien: Modern meets classic in this elegant hotel directly across the street from the Vienna State Opera. If rooftop terraces are your thing, this hotel should satisfy your affinity for a spectacular view.
Welcome to Vienna, Day One
- Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad)
- The Wiener Riesenrad is an iconic structure with a history revered among Austrians. This Ferris wheel has been in and out of operation since the late 1800s and was rebuilt in 1945. Whenever we are in Vienna for more than one day, we make it a point to take a sunset ride to enjoy the views. You will not be disappointed.
- Dinner at Das LOFT
- Das LOFT offers contemporary twists on fine Viennese cuisine while keeping it simple where it counts. The food here doesn’t only look good; it’s delicious. Head chef Peter Duransky knows his craft well, as evidenced by the many outstanding reviews he receives monthly.
Day Two, Our Favorite Experiences in Vienna
- Austrian National Library
- There are few cities where visiting the library would be considered a highlight, but Vienna is one of them. This 18th-century building is rich in history and is one of Vienna’s crown jewels. This library is as interesting as it is photogenic — it will surely blow you away.
- Innere Stadt walk
- You’ll find an excellent lunch café while walking around Innere Stadt, adjacent to the library. This is the true city center of Vienna, with shops, cafés, and photogenic alleyways.
- Schloss Belvedere (Upper Belvedere)
- This palace is a 17th-century wonder converted into an art and architecture museum. Iconic works of art and centuries-old frescoes line the walls of Schloss Belvedere, and its grounds are inspiring. Locals recommend buying tickets in advance.
- Mozart Concert at Wiener Musikverein
- Vienna is renowned for classical music. To get the most from your time in the city, a dinner and concert at the Vienna Music Society is a must. With a VIP ticket, you will have an unforgettable evening of wonderful music and pure Viennese culture.
Day Three, the Viennese Adventure
- Kahlenberg is located just 30 minutes north of Vienna by car and offers spectacular city views. Once you arrive, there is plenty to do, including hiking, lunch, and sightseeing. The mountaintop cafés and restaurants are worth the stop if you want to try some delicious local food.
- Aerial Helicopter
- What better way to wrap up a trip to Vienna than a sunset helicopter tour? This is one of the city’s most exclusive activities; we wish we could do it every time we visit Vienna. Aerial Helicopter is one of Austria’s premier helicopter charter companies. They will make your Viennese adventure unforgettable.