Vienna City Break 

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Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy an exciting journey overland from London to Vienna 
  • Settle into a cozy cabin on your overnight train
  • Immerse yourself in the heritage of one of Europe's most culturally iconic capitals
  • Sample delicious Viennese cuisine and international delights
  • Make the easy hop over to Bratislava in just under 1 hour. 
 

Trip Overview:

 
Vienna is one of those capitals that caters to everyone. While many know it for its grand buildings, opera houses and mozart-based mass tourism, it also has the variety that you'd expect from a capital city. It's also a city which holds its natural environment in high esteem. Here you'll find no shortage of eco-friendly options for shopping, eating and drinking.
 

A beautiful city for any season, Vienna is the perfect short break to stretch your rail adventures a little further. Staying in the student district, you'll notice the many international restaurants, reasonably priced theatres and art galleries that go beyond the classic sight-seeing spots. Venturing out from Vienna you can discover hidden gems that take you out of the urban sprawl - from wine tasting in the vineyards overlooking the city to hiking and biking in Föhrenberg nature park.

Accommodation:

Enjoy accommodation in 4* hotels or equivalent with breakfast included wherever available. We look specifically for comfortable, independently owned accommodation that meets our sustainability criteria.
While the exact practices may vary from accommodation to accommodation, we prioritise finding places to stay which value their local environment, invest in local produce and generate local employment.  
 
 

 

Vienna - Vienna, Austria

Day 1 London-Vienna:

Kick off your short break by rail with a morning Eurostar, departing around 8am. Enjoy a quick ride to Brussels, taking in under 2 hours and arriving just in time for a leisurely lunch.

There's no need to change stations in Brussels - simply disembark the Eurostar and you're ready to board your onward train towards Cologne. It's up to you whether you continue immediately to your destination, or spend a little time in the Belgian capital en-route.
 
The speedy inter-city train to Cologne covers the (almost) 500km in just over 3 hours, with charming views of Belgian towns before you glide into Germany. 
 
From Cologne you'll travel overnight, waking in Vienna the following morning. You'll get a comfy bed to enjoy the journey, and on board there's a bar and catering. You'll also receive breakfast in the morning.
 
Day 2-3 Vienna:
 
Enjoy a full day exploring Vienna. Your hotel will be available to check in from around 2pm, but you can stow your bags in the station until then if you need to. If you'd like to arrange additional activities, simply book at the checkout or send us a message with what you're looking for.
 
 
Day 4 Vienna then overnight to Brussels:
You'll have the entire day free, as you will travel overnight back to Brussels.
 
Day 5 Brussels:
Wake up in Brussels and transfer to your Eurostar to complete the journey.
 
 

Start your journey at St Pancras Station, or your closest UK station to connect with the Eurostar terminal.

 

  • All rail transport from London
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Optional extra: activities to book in Vienna
Example hotels and B&Bs:
  • Boutique Hotel Stadthalle
  • Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna
  • Public Transport in city
  • Food & drink where not specified

Your hotel will be available to check in from around 2pm, but you can stow your bags in the station until then if you need to. 

Carbon Emissions*: 86% less carbon emissions than flying
  • Transport C02 emissions for this trip: 52.46kg/0.05 tonnes
  • Transport C02 emissions from an equivalent return flight:370kg/0.37 tonnes
     
*Data sourced from an independent report carried out by RJ Sustainability Consultancy.

20% deposit payable at the time of booking
Remaining balance payable 6 weeks before travel


Cancellation:

Reschedule your trip free of charge up to 14 days before you travel
Cancel your trip free of charge up to 6 weeks before you travel