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Simply Jewish Vienna

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The perfect introduction to Vienna at an uncommon value, Simply Vienna is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the experience that only Exeter International can provide.

 The Basics

  • Three nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast
  • Private airport transportation to and from your hotel
  • Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Highlight of Exeter’s Simply Vienna

  • Private tour of the Vienna’s Jewish district and a guided visit to the Jewish Museum.

Easy to Combine with:

  • Slovenia
  • Salzburg
  • Prague
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava

For custom luxury travel and tours to Vienna and Austria, please contact one of our travel experts.

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ITINERARY

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Day 1
Arrival | Vienna

Arrival into Vienna. Your driver will meet you outside of baggage claim and customs and transfer you to your luxury hotel in the heart in the historical center of the city. 

Your tour includes a Vienna Card that allows you discounted entry into several museums and use of public transportation and will be delivered to your hotel.

Vienna is a city whose history stretches back over 2,000 years. Originally a Celtic Settlement, it became part of the Roman Empire in 15 BC.  The Romans were forced to leave the region during the fourth century as northern tribes regained their foothold in Eastern Europe.  By 1155, the Babenbergs declared Vienna a “civitas” indicating that it was developing into a well-ordered community.  From this time forward Vienna grew under the influence of the Byzantium Empire, the Orient, Martin Luther, the threat of the Turks, Emperor Franz Joseph, Maria Theresa, Richard the Lion Heart, Karl Marx, and a host of other fascinating events and people, creating one of the world’s great cultural centers.

Exeter Services: Transfer

Hotel: Hotel Sacher, the Park Hyatt or Sans Souci Wien

Day 2
Vienna | Vienna

This morning meet your driver and guide to explore some of the notable sites in Vienna’s Jewish history.  There are few European cities whose history is as closely connected with Jewish history as Vienna.  Until 1938, Vienna had a flourishing Jewish community with dozens of synagogues and prayer houses. The prevalent anti-Semitism of the time provided fertile grounds for the racism and terror of the Nazis, which started immediately after the occupation of Austria by the German Wehrmacht in March of 1938.  Coming to terms with the largest crimes in the history of Vienna and Austria is a process that has lasted decades and is still not finished. Since the eighties (the Jewish Welcome Service was founded in 1980), the City of Vienna has made increased efforts to show the history and Jewish heritage in all its complexity.

Begin with visit to what was once Vienna’s Jewish Quarter- Leopoldstadt.  This former hub of Jewish life contained the city’s finest synagogues, along with a wide array of Jewish shops, clubs, theaters and more.  This was also the Central European stronghold of Zionism and Chassidism.  If you like, there is also a museum at Judenplatz that focuses on Judaism in the Middle Ages (most guests elect to skip this).

If you want - you may also see a large region with tombs from the time before 1938 that can be found in the Jewish section of the Central Cemetery.

Finally visit the Jewish Museum at Dorotheergasse, in the heart of the city.  After being extensively renovated, this is now the top site for Jewish visits in Vienna and the museum now has a permanent exhibition called “Our City” which gives guests a comprehensive insight into Jewish life and the history of Jewish Vienna. 

Note:  All touring today is on foot in largely pedestrian only areas.  

Exeter Services: Vehicle & Driver (3 Hours); Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Hotel Sacher, the Park Hyatt or Sans Souci Wien

Day 3
Vienna | Vienna

Today is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city. We recommend visiting the Belvedere Palace’s extraordinary Klimt Collection or taking a trip to the Wachau Valley for wine tasting. To continue exploring Jewish heritage, you could, instead, take a day-trip to the memorial at Mauthausen.

Have any particular special interest?  Vienna is a perfect base for:

  • Opera, Ballet & Symphony
  • Fine Art
  • Castles
  • Biking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Boating
  • Segway Tours
  • Biking Tours

If you would like us to arrange for additional sightseeing please advise your travel consultant and we will be happy to customize your free time in Vienna.

If you prefer to be on your own, your final documents will contain our Independent Vienna suggestions.

Exeter Services: No Exeter Services

Hotel: Hotel Sacher, the Park Hyatt or Sans Souci Wien

Day 4
Departure | Vienna

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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