Untours launches Vienna Uncovered, an Arts and Culture ExperienceUntours launches Vienna Uncovered, a new Vienna vacation package that connects guests with local historians, musicians, and artists for a deep, guided exploration of the city’s history, culture, and food. The package (which includes apartment lodging, transportation, lectures, a concert, walking tours and some meals) starts at $1999 per person, based on double occupancy.
Arrivals May 19 and September 29, 2018
October 25, 2017
Media, PA - European tour operator Untours introduces a new Vienna program that will connect its travelers with local historians, experts, and artists for a deep guided exploration of the history, culture, and food of Vienna.
2018 tour dates are May 19 and September 29. The weeklong package will include some meals and receptions, themed walking tours, expert lectures, and a premium concert performance. Guests will also be given free time and local resources and guidance so they are comfortable exploring independently.
“Vienna has so much to offer,” says Untours President Brian Taussig-Lux, who lived in Austria himself and helped shape this new offering. “It is exciting to connect our guests with local academics, artists, and musicians to bring the city to life for our guests.”
The package price starts at $1999 per person, based on double occupancy. “I wanted to keep this program accessible to everyone,” says Taussig-Lux. Guests stay in small apartments, much like on an Untour.
“On our Untours, people connect with a place by staying in an apartment in a village or a residential part of town. I wanted to enhance our offerings for the city, creating more local contact and cultural context for their travel there.”
Activities vary by day, with shifting themes and options.
Day 1 will include a neighborhood walk and welcome reception.
Day 2 will offer guests the option of mass at Augustine Church with musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic and the State Opera. Then a lecture on a topic in Viennese history: “1918 and the end of the Habsburg Empire” with lecturer Susanne Wolf, author and playwright. Focus on The Vienna Melody, a theater piece by Wolf based on the book by Ernst Lothar.
Day 3 is open for independent exploration, with an optional excursion to Salzburg.
Day 4 includes a walking tour of old Vienna, an Opera House tour and time for independent exploration.
Day 5 includes a lecture on Secessionist Art (Klimt, Schiele, and others), a tour of Upper Belvedere Museum with an art historian, and a cooking class with a gourmet chef from Restaurant Hansen.
Day 6 is open for independent exploration with an optional excursion to the Danube Valley (Melk Abbey).
Day 7 will offer a self-guided tour of Haus der Musik (House of Music Museum), then a lecture on early 20th century music and the history of the Vienna Philharmonic and a visit to the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic. Lecturer Dr. Silvia Kargl is the Director of the Archive of the Vienna Philharmonic.
May guests will attend a rehearsal with the Vienna Philharmonic for performance of Bruckner’s 1st Symphony conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. October guests will attend a performance yet to be determined.
The final day will also include a farewell reception and dinner at the Restaurant Weinzirl in the Konzerthaus Wien, Vienna’s second most important concert hall.
Like the company’s Vienna Untour, this new program is based in central apartments and includes local city transit, airport transfers, and the ongoing personal support of a local staff person.
Untours offers apartment-based vacations in other cities throughout Europe, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Venice, Florence, and Rome. Untours are also available in Salzburg and the countryside of Switzerland, France, Italy, and Germany. Untours promotes thoughtful travel through local experience and has been organizing its Untour travel packages since 1975.
For more details, photos and resources, contact Andrea Szyper at 888-868-6871.