Excursions and Guided Tours with registrations:

T01 - Sightseeing à la minute – Vienna’s highlights – bus tour

During this tour, your will get the first compact impression of Vienna, its location and extend, its inhabitants and of course its history. The Prater area is your highlight with the Giants Ferries Wheel, next passing the “Hundertwasser” house from Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The stunning buildings can already be seen along the “Ringstrasse” – This grand boulevard was built to replace the city wall. It runs along the museum of applied art, the State opera, the museum of fine arts and natural, the parliament, the city hall, burg theatre and the university – end at the state opera house.

Dates:
Monday, August 20th, 2018 – 09:30h

Time frame: 3 hours

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna –– end Austria Center

Services: certified guide, headsets, no entrances, luxury coach

Price: EUR 30,-- per person incl. VAT
(minimum 25 persons – maximum 45 persons)

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T02 - Delving into the Viennese life – walking tour 

Vienna is known for its rich history, art and music. But what about the habits and traditions of the locals so called "Weana"? For example, the Viennese coffee house culture. These charming hot spots already exist since 1685 in Vienna. Over the years especially popular among writers, poets and musicians were the creative atmosphere and the strange coffee variations.
On the trail of these "Cafés", reflecting the traditional Viennese life at best, the tour leads through the city centre. Along the way the participants learn about the importance of other Viennese "specialities" such as the ball season and the Viennese Waltz, Fiacre, “Würstel” sausages-stand, Sacher Torte, schnitzel and apple strudel.

Dates:
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 – 09:30h
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 – 09:30h

Time frame: approx. 2,5 hours

Services: certified guide, headsets, no entrances, ride with horse-carriage (4 persons per carriage), sausage-snacks
(please make sure you have a ticket for the public transportation)

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna – walking to Underground and transfer per public transportation to Karlsplatz – end State Opera House

Price: EUR 60, — per person incl. VAT
(min. 15 – max. 25 participants)

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T03 - Mozart & Strauss – the classical pop stars – walking tour

Mozart and Strauss are Vienna’s most popular musicians - each of the two influenced the cultural life and heritage of Europe and the world forever - each in his respective century.
During his childhood, Mozart visited the city twice (1762 and 1767) and earned first admirers in the imperial family as a child genius. In 1781 he came to live longer in Vienna. In a letter to his family he wrote: "Vienna is the perfect place for my music."
Strauss - the inventor of the Viennese waltz - lived between 1825 to 1899 in Vienna. He created a new body and life awareness. The waltz was the first dance in which men and women danced very close together. What a new experience! Still today couples sweep through the imperial palaces and the State Opera in the stormy ¾ tact.
This walk takes participants to the most significant sites of these two exceptional musicians like the golden statue of Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark or the cathedral of St. Stephan.

Dates:
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 – 09:30 AM
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 – 09:30 AM

Time frame: approx. 3 hours

Services: certified guide, headsets, no entrances, coffee break (please make sure you have a ticket for the public transportation)

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna – walking to Underground and transfer per public transportation to Karlsplatz – end State Opera House

Price: EUR 45,-- per person incl. VAT
(minimum 15 – maximum 25 participants)

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T04 - Schönbrunn Palace – bus tour

Schönbrunn (beautiful fountain) represents one of the most important pieces of Austria´s cultural heritage.
Experience a walk through the splendid imperial apartments of the Habsburg family. Each and every room, every hallway has his own story to tell – stories that are characteristic for the way of life and the atmosphere of imperial times.
After the palace tour, you enjoy a coffee break with an apple strudel show. Whilst the show you learn how the typical Viennese apple strudel is made – of course followed by strudel-tasting.

Dates:
Sunday, August 26th, 2018 – 09:30h

Time frame: approx. 4 hrs

Services: certified guide, headsets, no entrances, luxury coach, entrance Schönbrunn Palace Highlight Tour, Applestrudel show with coffee

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna – end Austria Center

Price: EUR 60,-- per person incl. VAT
(minimum 25 participants – maximum 40 persons)

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T07 - Wachau – the romantic valley of the Danube – 1 day trip

The Wachau is located in the west of Vienna and stretches between Melk and Krems. The interaction of natural and cultural landscape determines the unique character and attractiveness of the region. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Danube flows here past quaint towns, and villages, past vineyards and fields of fruit trees (mainly apricots!).
The excursion to the Wachau includes also a tour of Melk Abbey, one of the best known and most famous baroque monuments in Austria and a romantic boat ride between Melk and Dürnstein.

Dates:
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 – 08:30h AM
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 – 08:30 AM

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna – end Austria Center

Time frame: approx. 7-8 hours

Services:
deluxe bus, certified guide, head-sets, entrance monastery Melk, lunch 3 course without beverages, Danube boat cruise between Melk and Dürnstein

Price: EUR 145,-- per person incl. VAT
(minimum 25 participants – maximum 40 persons)

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(c) Burgenland Tourismus_Peter Burgstaller

T08 - Burgenland, the sunny part of Austria- 1 day trip

Burgenland is situated in the south-east of Vienna, and is known for its viticulture, its thermal springs, extraordinary landscape and the highest number of sunny hours in Austria. The famous Lake Neusiedl and its unique flora and fauna have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001.
The first stop of the sunny tour is Eisenstadt, Burgenland’s capital. This small baroque town is well known for Esterhazy castle and the Haydn Church. Joseph Haydn worked for more than 40 years as court-chapel-master at the court of Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy. Many of his compositions were premiered in this church. Haydn is buried in the Mausoleum of the church.

The next stop – is at Mörbisch where you enter a Boat and cruise through the lake Neusiedel accompined with barbeque lunch on board.

Dates:
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 – 08:30h AM
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 – 08:30 AM

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna – end Austria Center

Time frame: approx. 7-8 hours

Services: deluxe bus, certified guide, head-sets, entrance Castle Esterhazy, lunch cruise “Mulatschagparty”

Price: EUR 115,-- per person incl. VAT
(minimum 25 participants – maximum 40 persons)


(c)Linz Tourismus, EGoldmann

T09 - Linz – Kepler Day Trip

Linz is a symbiosis as a city of industry, culture and nature, and an international, contemporary Creative City – surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. We will walk on the steps of Kepler. The protestant council of Upper Austria offered Johannes Kepler a special job in Linz. After the death of Emperor Rudolf II and the death of his wife, Kepler moved from Prague to Linz in 1612. In Linz he wrote revolutionary works. They are milestones of astronomy and mathematics. 400 years ago, Kepler discovered his third law. The residential building in Linz, where he lived at this time, was discovered last year and will be visited. We will walk through the inner city of Linz, enjoy a nice lunch in one of the typical restaurants. Some spare time for walking on your own and then we drive back to Vienna.

AEC (Ars Electronica Center), Best of Deep Space:
Enjoy the Deep Space 8K (a 16 by 9 meters wall with brillant 8k resolution) to the fullest extent: gigapixel photographs, lapse videos, historical sites and the universe in 3-D.

Dates:
Sunday, August 19th, 2018 - 08:30 AM
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 – 08:30h AM
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 – 08:30 AM

Pick up: Austria Center Vienna – end Austria Center

Time frame: approx. 7-8 hours

Services: deluxe bus, certified guide, head-sets, guides Tour on the steps of Kepler, Lunch en route

Price: EUR 120,-- per person incl. VAT
(basis 25 participants – maximum 40 persons)

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Cancellation policy

- Cancellation until 30 days prior to arrival free of charge
- 30 days – 10 days prior to arrival – 50 % of the total amount
- 10 days till the event – 100 % of the total amount

All changes and cancellations have to be in written form to congress@univie.ac.at.

All participants will receive 3 weeks prior to the booked event the information if the tour will be fulfilled or cancelled. In case of cancellation you will be either asked if a change of the dates or tours is possible or we will refund you the total amount. Please be aware of the minimum participation information!

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