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      • Hotels: Standard Class

      • 12/18/2023 - 12/24/2023

      • Max Participants: 18

      • 7 Days / 6 Nights


      Celebrate the holiday season in some of Central Europe's timeless cities at a time of year when they really sparkle and shine. On this seven-day journey, you’ll visit the Christmas markets of five different destinations, each showcasing its unique holiday charm. Soak in the warm ambiance of the historic Christmas markets, where you can sip some warm Glühwein and indulge in festive shopping experiences. Explore Gendarmenmarkt Square in Berlin, delve into the vibrant holiday atmosphere in Nuremberg, discover handmade ornaments in Munich, visit local Christmas markets just outside of Salzburg, and revel in the festive cheer of the Viennese Christmas markets. Embrace the spirit of the season with your best scarves and Yuletide carols, and experience the true essence of a European holiday celebration with us, all while earning professional development credit with other educators.

      Christmas in Central Europe Map

      This is a shared departure with G Adventures, which means there will be non-educator participants who book directly through G Adventures. The minimum age is 12 years old instead of GEEO's typical minimum of 18 years old.

      What's Included:
      • Orientation walk in Berlin
      • Berlin Christmas markets
      • Train ride to Nuremberg
      • Nuremberg Christmas market
      • Private transfer to Munich
      • Free time in Munich
      • Private transfer to Salzburg
      • Hellbrunner Christmas market
      • Salzburg Christmas markets
      • Free time in Salzburg
      • Private transfer to Vienna with stops at smaller Christmas markets
      • Free time in Vienna
      • Orientation walk of Vienna
      • Coffee/pastry tasting in Vienna
      • Mug of Glühwein (mulled wine)
      • 24 hr transit tickets in Berlin and Vienna
      • G Adventures Tour Leader throughout
      • 6 breakfasts and 1 dinner – allow $270-355 USD for meals not included
      • Hotels (6 nts)
      • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities by train and private vehicle
      What's Not Included:
      • International air travel
      • Incidentals
      • Travel health and cancellation insurance
      • Applicable visas
      • Tips or gratuities
      • Airport taxes
      • Beverages
      • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
      • Optional tours and admissions
      • Airport transfers

      Itinerary Download PDF

      Arrive in Berlin at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. If your schedule allows, we highly recommend arriving a day or two early if possible to explore this world-renowned city. You can book extra nights at your hotel in Berlin through GEEO by emailing Many of the museums in Berlin are closed on Mondays, so please plan accordingly. Check the notice boards or ask at reception for the exact time and location of the group meeting, typically around 6:00 p.m. After the meeting, your group will have dinner (included) and get to know each other further. Please make every effort to arrive on time for the welcome meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us. Your tour leader will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up.

      During an orientation walk in Berlin with your tour leader, see famous sights like the Berlin Wall Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, and the historical Museum Island. Enjoy a Bratwurst/Currywurst tasting and do some shopping in Alexanderplatz. During your free time, opt to visit the East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin's world-class museums, and the Berlin Television Tower. There is plenty to see in Berlin, and booking an extra day or two in Berlin before your program begins is highly recommended. End your day with visits to the Christmas markets in Gendarmenmarkt square. Search for handmade ornaments or gifts to bring home, and opt to try Glühwein (mulled wine) to warm yourself up as you wander through the little stalls. There isn't a more festive way to enjoy the holiday season than by wandering through the wooden stalls of century-old markets as music plays and snow falls.

      This morning, travel by train to Nuremberg to visit one of the oldest (arguably the most famous) Christmas markets in the world. Make sure to try some Nuremberg Lebkuchen, a German cake or cookie that is similar to gingerbread, before wandering through this charming market filled with wooden stalls, old-fashioned carousels, and (if you’re lucky) some lazy snowflakes. In the late afternoon, travel to Munich where you can enjoy more markets with your tour leader, and then take advantage of your free time to explore Bavaria’s capital on your own. Approximate travel time: 2.5-3 hrs by train (Berlin-Nuremberg), 1 hr 45 min - 2.5 hrs by private vehicle (Nuremberg-Munich)

      Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Munich on your own. View the streets from above with a climb up the tower of Old St Peter’s Church, go ice skating at Karlsplatz, or join a curling match on the Nymphenburg Schlosskanal, which is converted into Munich’s longest curling rink during the winter. Window shop in Marienplatz, Munich's central square, visit the Munich Residenz, or tour St. Michael's, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. Depart for Salzburg in the afternoon and stop at the Hellbrunner Christmas market. This especially atmospheric Christmas market held at Hellbrunn Palace features over 700 conifers decorated with red Christmas balls and lights, immersing the area in a warm glow. In the evening, you’ll have a chance to visit more of Salzburg’s markets with your tour leader and group. Approximate travel time: 1 hr 45 min - 2 hrs by private vehicle

      In the morning, opt to explore Salzburg's historic squares and the quaint little side streets of Salzburg's Old Town. Climb Festungsberg Hill to visit Hohensalzburg Castle, or check out the birthplace of Mozart and visit the museum there. Then, the group will depart for Vienna, stopping at some local Christmas markets en route. The drive will take about 6 hours including all stops; it normally takes 3-4 hours to reach Vienna from Salzburg with no stops included. Once in Vienna, take advantage of more free time to get acquainted with the city. Opt to explore Schönbrunn Palace or climb to the top of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the city center for unparalleled views. Ride the giant ferris wheel or head to the top of Danube Tower for gorgeous views of the city below. Feeling hungry? Find a cozy spot to shelter from the chill and order some Wiener Schnitzel with a beer. In the evening, opt to go out for dinner as a group and continue enjoying the Austrian capital city. For the next two nights, you will stay at Magdas Hotel. The global refugee and migrant crisis has displaced more than 60 million people around the world, and it's estimated that well over 100,000 refugees have settled in Austria alone. Magdas Hotel is changing the lives of these newcomers and their families by employing a staff consisting almost entirely of refugees. The social enterprise was also decorated by renowned local architects and volunteer artists, who found ways to use materials creatively while making a beautiful hotel. Approximate travel time: 6 hrs by private vehicle (including stops)

      It’s all about Vienna today. Set out on an orientation walk around the city, and then take a break to enjoy some coffee and cake in one of the famous Viennese coffee houses. In the afternoon, wander around Vienna’s Christmas markets with your tour leader and sip a warm mug of Glühwein for one last chance to experience the charming atmosphere of this European holiday tradition. The rest of the day is yours. Opt to visit famous landmarks in the city like the Vienna State Opera House, Belvedere Palace, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, or Vienna City Hall.

      Our program ends in Vienna this morning. If you don't need to be home by Christmas, consider extending your stay and spending an extra day or more in this lovely city. You can book extra nights at your hotel there through GEEO by emailing Want more adventure? Book two or more GEEO trips in the same year and receive a discount! GEEO will give you 10% off of the lesser value program(s) (up to 3 programs). If you don’t see a program that interests you that pairs with this trip, but still would like to extend your time abroad, let us know. We will work with you to find a non-teacher trip from our tour operator’s much larger catalog. Even better, if you are an educator, we can still offer you a discounted price on the trip you choose!

      *Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the routes described on our website, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The information on our website is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.


      Frequently Asked Questions
      Please click here to go to our general FAQ, which has essential information that applies to all of our programs.
      Resources to Learn & Teach about Central Europe
      Visit our recommended reading page to see the list of books GEEO recommends reading before your program (this is not required reading). We also have lesson plans and Pinterest boards that may be useful for you as you learn about your destination and prepare to bring lessons back to your classroom.
      Terms and Conditions
      It is very important for you to visit our Terms and Conditions page before signing up for this program.
      GEEO Program Confirmation Process
      We require a minimum of 6 participants for most GEEO programs. We officially confirm that a program will run once at least 8 people have signed up, which provides a margin for individual cancellations. Nearly all GEEO programs ultimately meet this enrollment quota, and in the rare event that a program does not meet the minimum requirement and GEEO cancels the program, we will work with you to find a suitable alternative or provide a refund of your deposit if you prefer. We encourage you to sign up for any program that interests you, and we will notify the entire group once 6 people are booked and again once 8 people are booked. We always emphasize the importance of exercising caution when making non-refundable travel arrangements, especially given the unpredictable nature of travel. For example, we typically recommend booking flights with flexible change/cancellation policies.
      Cancellation policy
      All cancellations must be submitted to GEEO in written form by emailing your request for cancellation to If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your written cancellation request, please call us at 1-877-600-0105. Verbal cancellation requests will not be honored.
      • If you cancel 60 days or more prior to departure, all your program fee payments will be refunded besides your $350 deposit which is kept on file for future use
      • If you cancel between 30 and 59 days prior to departure, you will receive a 50% refund and your deposit is kept on file for future use
      • If you cancel within 30 days of departure, you will receive no refund, but your deposit is kept on file for future use
      Trip Notes
      • WINTER TRIPS: Please note that some sites, museums, and restaurants may be closed over Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. It is recommended that you check the operating hours of any sites or establishments that you plan to visit to avoid disappointment. It is also common for prices for meals and other services to increase during peak tourist seasons or holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s. Additionally, we may need to alter the itinerary on and around these holidays to maximize your time during your trip. Hopefully, you will be able to experience some local customs and traditions and see how people in other parts of the world experience the holidays. Traveling over Christmas and New Year’s can allow you to see a destination in a different light. You may be able to attend local festivals, try traditional foods, see special decorations, and participate in cultural activities that can add an extra layer of festivity and cheer to your trip. Overall, traveling over the holidays can be a fun and rewarding way to learn about and experience another culture.
      • HOTELS: Please be aware that properties we stay in with only two stories may not have elevators installed and climbing the stairs with your luggage will be necessary.
      • LUGGAGE: In Europe, it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels, or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains, and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains. You should be able to comfortably walk for 10-30 minutes at a time with your luggage. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage that is compact and lightweight. The carrying of your luggage remains your responsibility at all times.
      Group Leader Description
      All GEEO/G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of G Adventure's group leaders, which they refer to as Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues, and introduce you to our local friends. Our itineraries often have plenty of free time to explore on your own. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting – we think it’s the best of both worlds.
      Fitness Level
      This trip includes light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels. In the cities, you can split apart from the group to go your own pace. Getting on and off trains and walking with luggage requires some physical effort.
      Single Travelers
      Half of GEEO’s participants travel by themselves, so please don’t worry if you do not have a travel companion for your trip. Our program fee is for one traveler in double-occupancy accommodation, and GEEO can find you a roommate of the same gender if you do not have a travel companion. Most of our programs have a “My Own Room” option, also known as a “Single Supplement,” which is an extra fee that you can pay to have a room to yourself. You will only incur an additional charge if you specifically request a single room. To see the price for the “My Own Room” option, please find your program on our extra services page. If you want to room alone, please email to request a single room.
      Joining Instructions
      Day 1 is an arrival day, and no activities have been planned. Upon arrival to the city on Day 1, or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us, please make your way to the joining hotel. Please note: Check-in time will be in the afternoon. Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note at reception from your tour leader. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on Day 1, usually between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., during which you will get a chance to meet your tour leader and other travelers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you miss the Welcome Meeting, your tour leader will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need and with instructions for the next morning. Taxis in Berlin are metered. The MyTaxi application can be used to order and pay for metered taxis. Rideshare applications like Uber are also available in Berlin. Tickets for trains in Berlin need to be bought in advance of boarding. Ticket vending machines are located in the train stations. You must validate your ticket in the stamping machines, which mark the ticket with the time and place of use. Tickets for the bus and tram can be bought from machines before boarding, or else on board. Public transport tickets are valid for the whole journey; you do not need to buy separate tickets when transferring. You do not need to show a ticket to get on the train. However, there are many ticket inspectors in Berlin who issue instant fines, so please ensure you remember to purchase (and validate) your ticket. Getting to Berlin from the Berlin Airport Arriving at Berlin Airport take the regional train RB23 or RE8 (costs 3.80€ - you can use this ticket for the whole transit) until Ostbahnhof. From there it's only a short walk.
      Emergency Contacts
      Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call their local G Adventures office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Berlin office: +44 7817 262559 If you are unable for any reason to contact the local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with the 24-hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, from calls within North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from within UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from within Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from within Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from within New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
      Packing List
      Please read this article on GEEO’s blog for our staff’s suggestions on the best gear to pack for your upcoming travels. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them up and downstairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels. As a rule, we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags, which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 22-30 lb. Most travelers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. No XXL bags please! A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person plus a daypack per person. Health & Safety
      • N95/KN95 face masks (at least a few just in case there is an outbreak within your group)
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Rapid Covid tests/antigen tests (at least 3)
      Suggested Checklist
      • Raincoat and/or umbrella
      • Personal clothing for cold weather
      • Sturdy walking shoes
      • Daypack
      • Sunblock
      • Sunglasses
      • Water bottle
      • Watch or alarm clock
      • Toiletries – important: some hotels do not give you soap and shampoo
      • Camera
      • First-aid kit, including lip salve, Aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, Dramamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, electrolyte powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking
      Optional Checklist
      • Travel pillow
      • Money belt
      • Phone/Tablet for internet – most hotels have WiFi
      • Chargers for electronics as well as converters/adapters, if needed
      • AirTags or Tile trackers
      • Packing cubes
      • Earplugs
      • Snacks – packing a few granola bars is a good idea; you can buy snacks when you get there too, so don't go crazy here
      • Ziplock bags
      • Reading/writing material
      • Hand sanitizer/baby wipes
      • Light fleece top
      Document Checklist
      • Passport (with photocopies)
      • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
      • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
      • EUR/USD cash
      • Credit or debit card
      • G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier
      • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
      • GEEO Classroom action plans for your group – this is sent 10-30 days before departure
      Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge.
      Passports and Visas
      All GEEO trips require that the participant have a valid passport. Please see our general FAQ for information on obtaining a passport. As with all of our trips, we try to provide the most accurate information we can, but governments sometimes change visa rules. It is your responsibility to double-check the information we provide below by searching here. Americans do not need a visa to travel in either Germany or Austria. Non-American participants should check with their government to find out if they need a visa.
      Money Exchange
      As currency exchange rates fluctuate, we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: ATMs are also widely available that distribute the local currency, and this is what we recommend as your primary source of cash while traveling. Please make sure you bring at least $200 USD in cash as emergency money just in case you have trouble with the ATMs or lose your bank card. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee. Visa and MasterCard are useful for cash advances in an emergency situation. Please note: If carrying U.S. Dollars, they should be in good condition (i.e., not torn, wrinkled, or marked on in any way) and printed recently.
      It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters if you are pleased with the service (1-2 EUR for snacks or 10% of a meal bill). Tipping is an expected – though not compulsory – component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. Also, at the end of each trip, if you felt your G Adventures Tour Leader did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline €30-40 EUR per person can be used.
      We find the best prices for flights are often available 60 days before departure, but of course this varies greatly from route to route and year to year. We advise that you wait until this trip is confirmed before booking non-refundable and non-changeable flights. GEEO and G Adventures bear no responsibility for any flights purchased before the trip is confirmed. Your trip begins in Berlin and ends in Vienna. Please double-check our itinerary for the date by which you must arrive in Berlin. You can arrive at any time of the day you choose, however, we strongly urge you to arrive by 6:00 p.m. on Day 1 for our group meeting. You can depart from Vienna at any time on the final day of the trip.
      Plugs and Converters
      There are two components to provide external power to your device: adapters and transformers. The adapter is the plug, adapting the prongs on a standard U.S. two to three-pronged power cord to match the prongs required by the local outlets. The transformer changes the local voltage to that required by your device. Germany and Austria use a European-style two circular prong plug. Their voltage is 220-240 Volts. U.S. outlets are 120V. Most new devices (phones and laptops) can handle the different voltage rates, but some devices only work on the U.S. standard of 120V. Check your device to see what voltage range it handles. Most transformer blocks will have an "Input" line that defines its voltage capacity. For example, "Input: 100-240V" means that it will work on voltages from 100V to 240V. If your transformer can't handle the different voltage, you'll need to purchase a voltage converter. You can find world regional voltage converters power packs at various vendors.
      Before you decide to travel with GEEO, it is important that you read all of the information about the program you are considering. Remember, our programs are quite adventurous.
      • The purpose of the accommodation is to provide a safe, well-located place for you to sleep. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised, but do not expect luxury as we are trying to keep these trips as inexpensive as possible.
      • You must be able to easily carry or roll your luggage, so do not over-pack.
      • We recommend always carrying snacks with you. Meals can sometimes be far apart.
      • Please make sure you understand the role of your tour leader on this trip as they are not the traditional “guide” you may be expecting. While our trips are educational, they aren’t study/lecture trips. We want you to learn through exploring, and much of your experience will be based on how active you choose to be in acquiring knowledge and interacting with locals.
      Hopefully this is the kind of adventure you are interested in!
      The weather at all of your destinations will be similar: cold (average highs in the upper 30s) with a possibility of rain and/or snow.


      Please keep in mind that this trip offers some free time to pursue activities that interest you. Make sure you look over all of the optional activities and note these additional costs when deciding whether you can afford this program. The prices below are rough estimates for budgeting your trip.
      Tour Company Fee
      See price in the top right corner
      Optional Activities
      $300-600 USD
      International Airfare from the United States
      Roughly $1,000-1,800 USD If you require assistance in booking your international airfare, we would be happy to help you.
      $79-200 USD Please note: It is mandatory for all of our travelers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers both emergency evacuation and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD. We also strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance as well.
      We recommend $35-45 USD for your G Adventures tour leader. Budget another $30 USD for tipping local guides on additional activities.
      Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
      $270-355 USD
      Laundry, Drinks, Phone Calls, etc.
      Make sure you budget for these types of expenses
      Variable. At your personal discretion.
      Non-Educator Donation
      $100 USD (Suggested donation) This is only for non-educator guests traveling with an educator on a GEEO trip. Educators and retired educators should not make this donation.

      Optional Activities

      Most optional activities are booked and paid for locally in the local currency. You do not have to decide in advance for which activities you would like to sign up. The prices listed are based on the latest information we have received from our participants and G Adventures. They are not guaranteed to be accurate. Please feel free to use them as a guide for budgeting your trip. The prices below are in Euros (EUR), Polish Zloty (PLN), Czech Kronur (CZK), and Hungarian Forints (HUF).
      East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall: Free The very name Berlin conjures images of the famous Berlin Wall. Two sections of the original structure still remain on display; the East Side Gallery, where artists have decorated the remaining section of the wall, and the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer). View these remnants of history that once divided east from west. Berlin Wall Memorial: Free Learn about the history of the “Iron Curtain,” the physical, political, and emotional barrier that once separated Berlin under the Communist Eastern Bloc and their neighbors to the west. At Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer), see a complete section of the wall, and look from the east side to see the remains of an electric fence in the so-called “death strip.” Discover the stories of those who died trying to escape to the freedom of West Berlin. Brandenburg Gate: Free The Brandenburg Gate is a spot of great historical significance. Witness the spot where hundreds of thousands of people were finally able to cross from the east side to the west after the fall of the wall. Walk the cobblestones of the surrounding Pariser Platz and mingle with locals who continue to gather here to see stage shows and celebrate public events. Checkpoint Charlie Museum: €17.50 EUR Down the street from the Berlin Wall is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum that documents the history of the wall, and interestingly, many of the different ways people tried to escape. From hot air balloons to one-man submarines, learn about the tenacity and creativity used by those desperate to cross from the east to western side. Pergamon Museum: €12 EUR Located in Berlin's Museum Island, the Pergamonmuseum holds an impressive collection of art and objects from Greek and Roman antiquity, the ancient Near East (covering Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia), and the Museum of Islamic Art. Please note that the Pergamon Altar, its most visited exhibit, is closed for renovations until 2025. Jewish Museum: €8 EUR The Judisches Museum is one of the largest Jewish museums in Europe. See how architect Daniel Libeskind's design evokes three important elements of the past two centuries; the intellectual, economic, and cultural contributions of Jewish citizens in Berlin, the reality of the Holocaust, and the recognition of their absence from Berlin (and beyond) following the Second World War. See evocative collections and displays. TV Tower: €13-23 EUR For an amazing view of Berlin, visit the famous Berlin Television Tower. Bring your camera and take panoramic photos from the viewing room, then grab a drink and snack at the cafe located 203m (666 ft) above ground.
      Saint Stephen's Cathedral: Free St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s main landmarks complete with a 343-step climb up a spiral staircase to look out over the city. Belvedere Gallery: €19 EUR Learn some of the history of this beautiful palace and grounds and explore the impressive art collection. Of particular note, the museum's collection of 24 pieces by Gustav Kilmt, including his famous 'Kiss'. Vienna State Opera House: €8 EUR Visit the famous Vienna Opera House and soak in its exceptional architecture. Opt for a guided tour to see the opera house's main features and learn about the history of the building. Vienna Boys' Choir: €56-200 EUR (price varies depending on seating) Sit back and be transported by the sweet voices of the one of world's best known choirs. Founded in 1498, the Vienna Boys’ Choir is made up of boys aged 10-14 from Austria and around the world. Attend a live concert and learn what it means to be moved by music. Tour the Spanish Riding School of Vienna: €14 EUR Pay a visit to the renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Witness the birthplace of "airs above the ground," or classical dressage, known for its highly controlled movements and jumps. Please note that there are no training sessions with the Lipizzaner horses from July to mid-August, although there are shorter public training involving the younger stallions during this time. Hotel Sacher Visit and dessert: €30-50 EUR Visit the historic Hotel Sacher and get a taste of the world-famous Sacher Torte. It's a cultural experience as well as a delicious cake. Schönbrunn Palace: €24-38 EUR (price varies depending on ticket type) Enjoy a guided tour of the stunning summer palace designed by Empress Maria Theresa herself. The palace gardens are free to all visitors.