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If you are interested in one of the tours, please send us an email with your NAME & REQUESTED TOUR to office@columbus-dmc.com

Registration deadline : Friday 16 July 2021

Orientation Tour and Down-Town Walking Tour - 24 July 2021

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Start at the congress venue at : 09H00

This tour shows the most important landmarks of Vienna; we start with a drive along the beautiful boulevard Ringstrasse with its magnificent and impressive buildings such as Votivkirche, the University, the national theater “Burgtheater” and the Parliament building.

After our coach tour, we take you on a stroll through the old city, seeing selected points of interest.

The special highlight is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the finest Gothic building in Austria. It has a high Gothic choir and a late Gothic nave with a steeply pitched roof covered with a decorative pattern in glazed tiles. The regularly tapering South tower, popularly known as „Steffl” is Vienna’s principal landmark.

€ 35,--Rate per Person incl. English speaking guide, bus and headset

minimum 20 participants

Schönbrunn Palace - 29 July 2021

Duration: approx. 3 hours

Start at the congress venue at: 09H00

Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. The Habsburgs resided here the better part of the year in numerous rooms for the large imperial family in addition to representational rooms. Emperor Franz Joseph, who later married the enchanting Sisi and reigned from 1848 to 1916, was born here in 1830. The monarch spent his last years entirely in the palace, which became the property of the new Republic of Austria only two years after his death. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings.   

Schönbrunn Palace from its most magnificent side: experience the glittering world of Empress Maria Theresa in the 22 state rooms on the piano nobile in all their impressive authenticity – from the Lantern Room to the Hunting Room.

€ 54,-- Rate per Person incl. English speaking guide, bus and entrance fee at Schönbrunn Palace   

minimum 20 participants