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Sweeping palaces, opulent opera houses, gorgeous pastries… and of course, luscious hot chocolate crowned with whipped cream. Vienna offers plenty to enchant the eyes, ears and taste buds.
Today’s Big Deal from myholidaysnow gives you the chance to explore one of the world’s most atmospheric destinations on a three-night escape to a 4-star hotel.
Question is, how much do you think you can pack into a whirlwind getaway to the city of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss?
Three nights of magic
This Big Deal offers return flights to Vienna with Easyjet from Edinburgh International Airport, plus three nights room only accommodation in the 4-star Hotel Best Western Plus Amedia Wien.
The offer is based on two people sharing a standard double or twin room. If you are travelling solo, a single supplement will apply. The hotel is subject to availability and alternatives may be offered.
Departure dates are as follows:
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January
2nd, 16th, 23rd February
2nd, 9th, 16th March
Flights are direct – outbound flights will depart from Edinburgh International at 07:00, arriving in Vienna at 10:35. Inbound flights will depart 20:40, arriving back into Edinburgh at 22:25.
Smart, contemporary hotel
The 4-star Best Western Plus Amedia Wien is set in Vienna’s vibrant third district. Just steps away from various shops and restaurants, it is also only a short underground ride away from the city centre.
The hotel includes a bar, coffee lounge and spa. After a busy day of exploring, you can relax in the sauna and steam bath, or just unwind in your stylish room packed with cutting-edge features.
These will include individually adjustable air conditioning, soundproofing, a flat-screen satellite TV with international channels, free WiFi and hot drink making facilities. Your designer bathroom will include a glass step-in shower or bath tub.
Vienna has managed to bag the titles of both ‘City of Music’ and ‘City of Dreams’ (though it has Freud to thank for the latter one). Situated east of the Danube, Austria’s capital is a world centre of music, art and architecture, famous for its imperial palaces, concert halls and museums.
It is also famous for its café culture, so you could begin your day of sightseeing in a coffee house sipping on a wiener melange (a cappuccino-style drink).
Next, you can set about exploring some of the city’s many fabulous attractions. These include the Ringstrasse grand boulevard, the fascinating Museums Quarter and the Hofburg Palace Complex, former seat of the Habsburg royal dynasty.
In the evening, you could dine at a cosy beisls (bistros), before sampling the city’s legendary classical music heritage at venues like the Musikverein, the Staatsoper and the Konzerthaus. Finally, why not end your day of adventures at one of Vienna’s famous wine bars?
This atmospheric city isn’t just about the past though — there is plenty of contemporary art, architecture and design to explore, plus a creative and playful dining scene. To sample local food and beer, head to the massive 16th century market of the Naschmarkt, and for shopping, make a beeline for Mariahilferstrasse.
The Donaukanal area overlooking the Danube is a graffiti-lined bar and clubbing hotspot that’s great for an evening out.
TripAdvisor users have shared plenty of praise for the Best Western Plus Amedia Wien, including these recent reviews:
‘A very good hotel, quiet, clean room, friendly staff at the reception, rich breakfast for all tastes. The bus stop is right next to the hotel, and you can easily reach the nearest metro station. I recommend this hotel.’
‘Enjoyed this hotel, which was updated and well-appointed. The receptionist was very helpful and spoke good English. We were hungry at night, and she said we could get a meal at the hotel next door, which was very good. The breakfast was very good. There are restaurants, an ATM and a grocery store within 3-5 blocks. I would stay here again.’
‘Stayed one night at this hotel and found the room to be very clean. It has one of the best shower heads and flow of any I’ve had in Europe. It was affordable and I’d stay here again if in the area. The room has a fridge and walkout patio. Parking is not included and is underground.’
If you like your city breaks to come complete with a touch of timeless European mystique, then head to Vienna.
With return flights from Edinburgh and a 4-star hotel to enjoy, today’s Big Deal is a chance for you to be swept into a world of magic, music and marvels.