This was a terrible tour. There weren't very many Christmas lights to see. Again, even though we requested an English tour, the tour was in German. There was a slight English translation but the tour guide could not speak English very well. We could not understand what we were driving by...The wine tickets were for the Christmas Market across the street. It was late and very cold. Using the tickets would not have been a good idea since the bus tour ended at 9pm. I would not encourage anyone to go on this tour.
The first part of the tour was not very good, which included a bus tour of the city and the diamond factory. The tour guide was not descriptive in her narrative. She would not give details. Plus it was not an English tour. It was a Spanish, French, German, and English tour...very disappointing.
My husband and I had a fabulous time. We have never been to Vienna or Austria and we felt this tour gave us all there is to experience in Austria. The dinner was fabulous; we ordered wine and had great service. From there the orchestra was amazing. Definitely having the them play in the Great Hall in the Schonbrunn Palace was a huge benefit. We had group A and would highly recommend paying for the better seats, because you're up close and personal with the singers and musicians. Lastly, the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace were so beautiful and should not be missed.