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Vienna Immersion

Vienna, a city of music, art, culture and fine food is the beating heart of Europe. It is proud of its Imperial heritage, while at the same time celebrating its pioneering role in the world of contemporary art and creative industries. Get to know Vienna from behind the scenes and see what the city has to offer your most discerning clients.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

4:30 pm: Welcome Drink at your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and the host of your hotel over aperitifs.

We will then embark on a city tour by bus so you get a feeling for Vienna and see the most important sights. Get the main facts on Austria’s capital to help situate yourself. Your tour will end at the Upper Belvedere for the evening program.

Evening: Welcome to Vienna at Belvedere Palace. Exclusive opening of the Austria Destination Summit in the historic Belvedere Palace hosted by the Vienna Tourist Board. Take a private guided tour of the world’s biggest Klimt Collection, which includes his iconic work “The Kiss.”

Enjoy small plates and drinks while marveling at the Baroque Palace and learning about the artistic period of Viennese painter Gustav Klimt, who died 100 years ago.

Transfer back to hotels.

Monday, October 15, 2018

All Day                  Destination Day at Schönbrunn Palace

Evening:               Austria Salon at the Spanish Riding School

Join the CEO of the Austrian Tourist Office and other special guests for an evening at the iconic Spanish Riding School. Enjoy food and drinks while making connections with Austrian industry insiders. Just like Viennese politicians, artists, and thinkers would in their 20th century Salons. We will give you an exclusive tour of the stables at the Spanish Riding School and you’ll get to see a live performance with the famous Lipizzan horses.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Breakfast at your hotel.

9:00 am: Embark on Vienna Immersion Part 1

Choose one of the 6 tours to experience Vienna your way

  • Introduction to 1010

If you have never been to Vienna, this is the tour for you. Get to know the most important sights and an overview of Vienna’s city center on a city walk in the first district.

  • Culinary Vienna with Bianca Gusenbauer

Viennese Cuisine is the only cuisine in the world named after a single city. Vienna is also the only capital that has significant wine production within its city limits. With this in mind, explore Vienna’s culinary side and specialties together with chef and culinary expert Bianca Gusenbauer and Cook in Vienna by Bianca is(s)t.

  • Vienna by bike

Want to experience Vienna from a new perspective? It is easy to bike around Vienna’s boulevards and sprawling greenways. We will navigate through Vienna by bike and stop for the highlights of Austria’s capital.

  • Creative Neighborhoods 1020-1070

The ultimate tour to experience Vienna off the beaten track takes you to the second through seventh districts. Explore local shops, meet Viennese designers, sip a cup of Mélange in coffeehouses with a modern twist and explore hidden corners away from the crowds.

  • Royal & Imperial Court Purveyors

Vienna’s imperial and royal court purveyors supplied the imperial house in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. A few traditional companies still bear this title today and offer the finest handcrafted quality in a regal ambience. Visit some of the oldest stores and see how traditions are still kept alive today.

  • Behind the Scenes of Vienna’s World Stages

Vienna is the capital of Music and home of the Vienna State Opera, the famous Musikverein and its newest addition the MuTh – home of the Vienna Boys Choir. Go on a tour with us and explore Vienna’s music houses behind the scenes. In case that the venues are not available because of performances or rehearsals, we will swap them for other interesting cultural institutions.

Noon:  Lunch at Labstelle. This trendy urban eatery focuses on serving seasonal no-frills Austrian fare in the inner city.

Afternoon: embark on Vienna Immersion Part 2

  • Introduction to 1010
  • Culinary Vienna with Bianca Gusenbauer
  • Green Vienna by bike
  • Creative Neighbourhoods 1020-1070
  • Royal & Imperial Court Purveyors
  • Behind the Scenes of Vienna’s World Stages

Late afternoon: Return to your hotels

Evening: Dinner at trendy lounge space k47, which has views over the city.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Morning:   Site inspections of all ADS hotels

2:00 pm   Leave for your Discovery Journeys.


Our hosts in Vienna are the Vienna Tourist Board and all five summit hotels.