Vienna Palaces & Art with Melissa Biggs Bradley

September 15 - 20, 2024
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Photo by Paul Bauer, courtesy Vienna Tourism Board

Vienna’s elegance belies the intellectual and artistic fire that has kept it on top of the culture capital hierarchy for centuries. It is the cradle of Modernism, Freudian psychology, architectural innovation, the Waltz, urban planning, farm-to-table cuisine (and even wine)…and the list goes on. Join Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley on this inaugural journey to explore her Vienna favorites—with private tours of the Belvedere Palace (a masterpiece of bygone aristocratic splendor, which houses Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss) and the Spanish Riding School, as well as an exclusive visit to the Liechtenstein Garden Palace and shopping at Vienna’s finest family-owned ateliers. Learn what has long made this quiet powerhouse one of Europe’s most enchanting and influential cities—and along the way, indulge at top restaurants with your fellow travelers and enjoy downtime at the iconic Hotel Sacher.

Trip Highlights

  • Go behind closed doors in Vienna’s sprawling palaces to survey private family art and design collections, with works by revered European artists and pieces that once belonged to the imperial family—all of which provide insight into the rich history of the Habsburg Monarchy.

  • Spend an evening gaining an inside look at the Belvedere Palace after it has closed to the public. This architectural masterpiece of bygone aristocratic splendor houses Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, among many works by the artist and his contemporaries Egon Schiele and Helene Funke.

  • Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Liechtenstein Garden Palace—which holds the family’s most prestigious art—as well as a visit to the sprawling Schönbrunn Palace and its Baroque gardens.

  • Stay at one of the city’s most iconic luxury hotels (and one of the oldest family-owned hotels in Europe)—the Hotel Sacher.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

INDAGARE IMPACT At Indagare, we believe that travel can and should have a positive impact on the destinations we visit. We are proud to operate as a 100 percent carbon-neutral company, and you can rest assured that the unavoidable emissions from your trip have been offset through trustworthy carbon projects. By offsetting all company operations, staff travel, and trips booked for both members and Journeys participants, our travelers know that they have done as much as possible to ensure they are not negatively impacting the environment. And through the Indagare Impact Fund, we donate an additional percentage of our annual revenue to carefully vetted non-profits committed to helping preserve culture, heritage and the environment.


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    Melissa Biggs Bradley

    Indagare Founder & CEO

    After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa Biggs Bradley founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited and scouted more than 100 countries over the course of her travels. Melissa is also the author of Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges (Vendome). Melissa is the host of a weekly podcast, Passport to Everywhere with Melissa Biggs Bradley.

Journey Details

Vienna Palaces & Art with Melissa Biggs Bradley

  • WhenSeptember 15 - 20, 2024 | 6 days
  • AccommodationsHotel Sacher Wien
  • DestinationVienna
  • Group SizeUp to 12 travelers
  • Passion PointsArt, Design, History, Culture
  • HostMelissa Biggs Bradley
  • Price From$10,850A spot on this trip may be reserved with a 50 percent non-refundable deposit, with the balance to be paid in full by May 15, 2024.View all Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • All accommodations as detailed in the itinerary. Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades, subject to availability.
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Gratuities (excluding hotel staff)
  • Expert guides and drivers, along with your host Melissa Biggs Bradley, and the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details and international flights (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip
  • Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting 100 percent of unavoidable emissions through certified carbon projects

What's Excluded

  • International air transportation to/from Vienna and any visa or border fees
  • Airport transfers outside of scheduled group arrivals and departures
  • Meals not specified and premium beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • Gratuities for hotel staff (housekeeping, concierge, porters)
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)

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