The "Blue Danube" Package
Thanks to Johann Strauss's waltz "On the Beautiful Blue Danube", called the "Blue Danube waltz", this river is inextricably intertwined with Viennese music. This package gives you the opportunity to experience the Danube first-hand during a river cruise, followed by a delicious dinner. To round off a wonderful day, you will attend a concert of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna, which includes masterpieces by Johann Strauss.
The Danube River Cruise
During this river cruise, which lasts several hours, you will experience many Viennese sights from the water: Donauturm (Danube Tower), Millennium Tower, Ringturm (Ring Tower), Spittelau district heating plant, Urania observatory and much more. The ship belonging to DDSG shipping company leaves Schwedenplatz (downtown Vienna) at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. for a round trip, and returns to its place of departure at Schwedenplatz.
We recommend going on the cruise that departs at 2:00 p.m. and returns at 5:20 p.m. so that you won't have to rush to dinner.
Café-Restaurant Residenz is located in the former palace kitchen. This building located in the so-called Ehrenhof ("Court of Honor") is adjacent to the palace's main entrance. An elegant three-course candlelight dinner awaits you. In summer, dinner will be served in the cozy outside dining area.
Vegetarian dishes available upon request
Beverages not included.
The concert takes place at the elaborately restored Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery, which is conveniently located and easily accessible via subway U4 (Schoenbrunn station). Being an adjacent building of Schoenbrunn Palace, the Orangery has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. While the Orangery was originally meant to store plants during the winter, today the largest part of the Orangery serves as a venue for exclusive concerts and events. More than one million visitors have enjoyed the renowned Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna's performances and the top-notch singing and dancing that complement the evening.
On selected days, concerts may take place in the Great Gallery or the White Gold Room located inside Schoenbrunn Palace, at the Schoenbrunn Palace Theater or in other concert halls in Vienna. We will be happy to send you the detailed concert plan upon request.
We will deposit all documents (vouchers for the river cruise and for the dinner, concert tickets and public transportation tickets) at the front desk of your hotel.
Schedule of events:
After the concert, taxis will be available right outside Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery. The subway runs until midnight in five to eight-minute intervals. The package includes two tickets for public transportation.
This package is available from April 1, 2009 to October 31, 2009.
The "Blue Danube"-package