DreamBreak (this trip does not have a host) Discover rural Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, complete with wine tasting, a medieval abbey tour & view Vienna’s attractions. Book by May 1.
About Your Trip
When you visit this pretty city on the Danube during this DreamBreak, you’ll be immediately struck by the gorgeous architecture reflecting the city’s roots in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. But this cultural hub also reveals a fresh sensibility, evident in Modernist buildings, eclectic art and a sophisticated food-and-wine scene.
You’ll start your adventure in a region that’s designed a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Wachau Cultural Landscape (commonly referred to as “Wachau Valley”). This area is packed with natural and cultural sights including imposing monasteries, castle ruins, quaint towns, verdant vineyards and more. In Wachau, you’ll have a chance to tour Baroque-style Melk Abbey, built in 1089 and overlooking the Danube River. Then, set off along the Danube to Durnstein. There, you’ll learn about the saga of King Richard the Lionheart, while at Spitz, you can explore this medieval market town with a church and main square. You’ll end the day at Sandgrube where you’ll have a wine-tasting experience.
The following day get acquainted with the city on your bus tour around the Ringstrasse (Vienna Ring Road). See the city’s famous landmarks — including Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts, Austrian Parliament Building and more. Your final stop is 13th-century Hofburg imperial palace, home to Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments and Silver Collection.
You'll end your day with a wonderful farewell dinner experience at a restaurant high above the city in Danube Tower — savor gastronomic delights with an amazing panoramic view!
What we love: • The Historic Centre of Vienna was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001 thanks to its cultural value — it’s a leading music city, and home to significant Medieval and Baroque structures. • St. Peter’s Church was rebuilt as the result of a vow made by Emperor Charles VI to fix the damage made by the 1679-1680 plague. • Your hotel is within walking distance of plentiful sightseeing stops, including the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Belvedere and the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna.
Your DreamBreak includes 4 days and 3 nights* in Vienna, Austria, as well as: • Full-day Wachau tour; includes wine tasting, lunch, a boat ride and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions. • Half-day city tour; includes entrance fees and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions. • Mix and Mingle at the hotel. • 3 breakfasts. • 3-course, set-menu farewell dinner with 1 complimentary drink at TurmRestaurant in Danube Tower; includes transportation and admission to the tower. See Additional Information for sample menu.
*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Vienna International Airport (VIE), approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) away, a drive of about 20 minutes. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip. Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.
Inspiration is in the air in Vienna, the capital of Austria and former home to some of history’s most celebrated classical musicians, as well as other notable intellectual pioneers. Visitors can stop at a coffee house for a warm cup of Austrian brew and stroll the same streets that Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms walked centuries ago. Vienna is the most populous city on the famous Danube, and the river’s flow through numerous European countries has helped shaped history in countless ways. While myriad museums and amazing architecture highlight the city’s impressive past, forward-thinking Vienna is also marked by impressive contemporary structures and a transportation system that connects the city within, as well as to other major metropoles.
Vienna is ranked as one of the most livable cities for its prosperity, quality of life and a culture of innovation, which has it a leading destination for international congresses and conventions. As for cuisine, Vienna is known for its sausages (such as bratwurst), schnitzel and strudel, not to mention the numerous Austrian beers available.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m. 7 p.m.: Mix and Mingle at the hotel. The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
6:30-11 a.m.: American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day Wachau tour; includes wine tasting, lunch, a boat ride and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions. • 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel. • Travel alongside the Danube River through the UNESCO-protected Wachau Cultural Landscape. • Go on a guided tour of Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey. • Enjoy a 3-course, set-menu lunch with 1 drink at a local restaurant. • Embark on a relaxing boat ride on the Danube to Durnstein and Spitz villages. • Transfer to Sandgrube for wine tasting and a tour. • 6 p.m.: Return to the hotel. The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
6:30-11 a.m.: American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Half-day city tour; includes entrance fees and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions. • 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel. • Drive along Ringstrasse and pass by sights such as Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna State Opera, Museum of Fine Arts and Vienna Museum of Natural History. • See Vienna City Hall, Burgtheater, University of Vienna and St. Peter’s Church. • Tour Hofburg imperial palace. • 1 p.m.: Return to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Lunch is at your own expense. 7 p.m.: Savor a 3-course, set-menu farewell dinner with 1 complimentary drink at TurmRestaurant in Danube Tower; includes transportation and admission to the tower. See Additional Information for sample menu.
6:30-11 a.m.: American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel by noon.
Once a 19th-century military riding school, Imperial Riding School Renaissance® Vienna Hotel is now a modern space offering generous hospitality and sophisticated amenities. You’ll love the central location — nearby are Belvedere Palace, Vienna State Opera, the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna and other notable attractions.
Hotel features: • 3 restaurants and a lobby bar, plus 24-hour room service • Heated indoor pool • Fitness center with sauna, steam room and more • Barbecue or picnic area • Jogging, cycling and fitness trail nearby • Self-parking in the on-site parking garage: 32 euros per car, per day
Deluxe Room accommodations with: • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available during the booking process at an additional cost. • Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child age 11 years or younger • Minimum occupancy 1 adult • In-room temperature control • Luxurious bedding, including custom duvets, rich cotton linens and choice of pillows • Bathrobes to use during your stay • Private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries • Tea- and coffee-making facilities • In-room safe • Color television with cable or satellite channels and pay-per-view movies and videos • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Checkout: 12:00 p.m. Minimum check-in age is 18
Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel Ungargasse 60 Vienna 1030, Austria
Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.
Hotel Check-in Requirements
By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.
Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.
Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID.
Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Please note: A host is not provided on this trip.
Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.
Full-day Wachau tour: • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. • This activity involves extensive walking, some of it outdoors. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult your physician prior to booking travel. • We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing and bring a hat and sunscreen. • Please note: Cameras and video equipment are not permitted in Melk Abbey. • Wine tasted can be purchased on the premises after the tour. • While guests of all ages are welcome on this tour, please be aware that the minimum age to consume alcohol is 16 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID. • Please note: Children ages 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult during this tour. Age is determined at the time of travel. • Indicated times are approximate and subject to change. • Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and may run in reverse order. • Please notify Travel Support when you book this trip if you have any dietary restrictions that may affect your participation in this activity.
Sample lunch menu -Starter: Beef broth with pancake -Main course: Breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet with parsley potatoes and cranberries -Dessert: Apple strudel with whipped cream
Half-day city tour: • This activity is not wheelchair accessible. • This activity involves some walking outdoors and going up and down some stairs. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult your physician prior to booking travel. • We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing and bring a hat and sunscreen. • Please note: Cameras and video equipment are not permitted in most rooms of the Hofburg. Non-flash photography is permitted in the Silver Collection room only. • Please note: Children ages 15 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult during this tour. Age is determined at the time of travel. • Indicated times are approximate and subject to change. • Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions and may run in reverse order.
Farewell dinner at Danube Tower: • Please notify Travel Supportwhen you book this trip if you have any dietary restrictions that may affect your participation in this activity. • Please include your preferred menu upon booking.
Sample standard menu -Starter: Grilled zucchini slices with sheep’s cheese and pesto -Main course: Grilled filet of salmon with basil risotto and lemon-beurre-blanc -Dessert: Mozart Ball Mousse with cherry ragout
Sample vegetarian menu -Starter: Grilled zucchini slices with sheep’s cheese and pesto -Main course: Potato-spinach dumplings with cherry tomatoes, herbs, mushrooms and sheep’s cheese -Dessert: Mozart Ball Mousse with cherry ragout
Sample children’s menu -Ages 5 years and younger: Original Sacher sausage in a bread roll -Ages 6-11 years: Fried chicken strips with potato/cucumber salad
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 76 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 75 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.
*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.
Name Change Policies: Name changes are generally not allowed on trips to avoid fraud, gaming and profiteering. We want to ensure that most of our travelers are members. For this DreamTrip, we do make certain exclusions, including the policy below:
We reserve the right to refuse a name change at our sole discretion. If allowed, name changes must be done no later than May 1 and are subject to a fee up to US$100. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Transfer of Booking Policies: Transfers of bookings from one member to another member are subject to the policy below:
Booking transfers must be done no later than May 1 and are subject to a fee of up to US$100. Booking transfers after this date are not allowed.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value. Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.