Vienna Trip – Group Travel | Atlas Obscura Trips
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Vienna: Salon Sonatas and Klimt Up Close

from $2,625 USD per person for 5 days, 4 nights
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  • 12 People Maximum
  • Moderate Activity Level
  • Urban Exploration
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Trip Overview

Home to several of Mozart's first operas, Klimt's home studio, and some of the world's leading musical ensembles, Vienna has long been globally recognized as a center for the arts. But much of what the world knows about its artistic heritage is but a sliver of the story, a violin solo floating atop a swelling orchestra. On this electrifying, five-day journey, we'll delve into the city’s figurative orchestral pit, immersing ourselves in Vienna’s artistic culture of past and present—from the historic coffee houses that have hosted creative salons for centuries to world-renowned musical venues. Alongside local artists, musicians, and historians, we’ll get an insider’s experience of the city, taking a private tour of one of the world’s most stunning concert halls, partaking in a workshop with classical instruments, and to top it all off, in true Viennese fashion, enjoying an intimate Viennese soirée, a sonata in the intimacy of a private apartment.

  • Classical concerts & historic coffeehouses
  • Iconic imperial art
  • Private sonata & soirée
  • Chats with artists, musicians, and historians


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Pricing & Single Accommodations

The total cost of this trip is $2,625. For those traveling solo, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $330. Please contact us to request a single room.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins in Vienna at 6 p.m. on Day 1. For flights or other transport in and out of Vienna, we recommend arriving by 3 p.m. on Day 1, and departing anytime during the morning on Day 5. If you'd like to extend your trip, we’d be more than happy to provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking three to five miles over the course of each day. We’ll be traveling mainly by foot, cab, and public transportation throughout Vienna, and taking several walking tours that require standing for long periods of time.

  • Accommodation throughout the trip at a comfortable boutique hotel.
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • Transportation throughout the trip. Travel will be mainly by foot, as well as private cab and public transportation.
  • Experienced local guides to accompany you for the duration of the trip, as well as special guests throughout.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Vienna has to offer!
  • Transportation to and from Vienna, Austria.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • Applying for an Austrian visa, if applicable.
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Glorious immersion in the arts—my head was full of music upon return.
—Linda C., June 2019

Upcoming Departures

  • Jun 24–Jun 28, 2020
    from $2,625
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